Red Lion

Damon Albarn gives impromptu gig at the Red Lion

Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn surprised Leytonstone residents last week when he gave an impromptu performance of the Blur classic ‘Parklife’ in the Red Lion pub on Leytonstone High Road.

Damon Albarn was visiting Leytonstone, where he grew up as a child, a week before he releases his first solo Album Everyday Robots on 28 April 2014.

Everyday Robots includes songs based on memories of his childhood at 21 Fillebrook Rd, just a few steps from Leytonstone tube station.

Tracks on Everyday Robots include ‘Hollow Ponds‘ and ‘Mr Tembo’, a track which features the choir from the Pentecostal City Mission Church on the corner of Kingswood Road and Colworth Road.

Free paint, paintings, charity market and lots more in Leytonstone this week

Graphic illustrating eventsForest Recycling are giving away free paint this Saturday, there’s live music, theatre, a new art exhibition and next week a charity market at O’Neills. And lots more going on in Leytonstone. Please pass the message on!

Until 13 April

Carne Griffiths at the Slate Gallery

An exhibition by local artist Carne Griffiths whose distinctive style uses brandy and tea for his paintings started this week at the Slate Gallery (the window space next to the Stone Space on Church Lane) and runs until 13 April.


Happy First Birthday Red Lion

Leytonstone The Red LionHappy First Birthday for Friday 15th to the Red Lion!

This pub has really helped to bring life back to the High Road. A welcoming pub, food, the Lion Heart Market outside … it’s a great improvement on Zulus.