Looking Forward to East Festival 2010

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East Festial 2010 will be held 4-9 March

East, one of London’s most exciting, quirky and cool festivals, is just around the corner!

East is an annual festival that celebrates the cultural and creative life of East London. Next year it will be held from 4-9 March and, while we can’t reveal too much at this stage, we can tell you that it’s going to be just as interesting and diverse as ever.

East 2010 will explore four key themes:

  1. Architecture
  2. Asian Subcontinent
  3. Travel
  4. Minimalism

The six-day festival features around 80 events held at East London venues ranging from The Barbican to Brick Lane, Whitechapel Gallery to Spitalfields Market.

Previous East festivals have seen innovative new collaborations, work from world-class artists and performers, and record audiences. This is one London festival you really don’t want to miss.

In fact, why wait for March? The Christmas break is an ideal time to get out and about in East London. For inspiration, check out the East London Walks page, our Only in London East Itinerary and the DIY East guide. That way, when the festival rolls around, you’ll be fully prepared to enjoy East!


  1. Dear East
    Is it possible to add further information to the festival? My East End is a photography and archive project, running from February to July 2010. It centres on a photography competition alongside workshops, talks and exhibitions. The project is led by Bishopsgate Institute, Four Corners (Centre for film & photography), Geffrye Museum and Birkbeck College.