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Under the Stars

Under the Stars is the popular annual musical festival hosted by the borough of Newham. This musical extravaganza usually takes place in Central Park in East Ham, where local residents and Londoners gather for four nights of music concerts and events. From reggae to rock, bhangra to classical, seventies soul to current hits, the festival can count on the collaboration of artists from all over the world, with a particular attention to diversity in genre and origin. Every night is themed and some of the most loved regular participants are the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with their live classical …



Victoria Cross Commemoration

As part of the programme of events for the centenary anniversary of the First World War, Newham Council is holding a series of special commemorative ceremonies in honour of the soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross - the highest military award for gallantry and valour in the face of the enemy.

These ceremonies are part of a nation wide programme that celebrates Victoria Cross recipients: the intent is to honour their actions, provide a lasting legacy of local heroes within communities and enable residents to develop a better understanding of the role of their areas during the First World …