Discovering my creativity

Tanaka Makoni grew up in Zimbabwe before moving to Leyton aged eight
Leyton poet and singer-songwriter Tanaka Makoni describes the inspiration behind her work All excited at just eight years old...

Alright on the night

Artist Joe Nam will plug into London's custom car stereo subculture for his installation in a Walthamstow car park (credit Christian Kleiner)
Nineties pop legends East 17 are the inspiration for an all-night art festival in Walthamstow A free all-night art...

All smiles

The Smiling Sessions is run by Shapeshifter Productions
Violaine Bailleul on the local project showing how music is good for our health The Smiling Sessions is a...

Changing the record

Ifá Sáyo
The issue of domestic violence is tackled in a new song by Walthamstow songwriter Sandra Forson, known by her...

Making it in music

Natasha Norman
A songwriter from Leytonstone is seeing her hard work pay off When Beyonce’s writer Carla Marie chose my music...

Drumming up support

Learning to play the djembe
A new music programme is helping children in Higham Hill, writes Michael Bowden Schoolchildren are taking part in an...