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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Sylvia Williams, Andy Brett, Lin Wilcox, Dick Williams, Deputy Mayor Cllr. Linda van den Hende, Dave Wilcox, Steven Deer, Alf Ellis, JeffOliver. Picture Jeff Oliver photography

Whether it was intentional or by complete accident, most of us have taken a selfie at some point in our lives.

Crazy Beat record store in Upminster.

With billions of songs streamed online every year, you could be forgiven for thinking that buying a vinyl record was a thing of the past.

Above, The Greatest Hits of Motown: How Sweet It Is comes to Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, in April.

Theatre, ballet, music and comedy, all you need to know about the best entertainment shows and events in the area in 2017.

Christmas quiz

Monday, December 26, 2016
Sinbad the Sailor at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Alim Jayda (Captain Greenbeard) and Josephine Melville (Clanker) Credit Sharron Wallace

Remember those pantomimes you’ve been to as a child or taken your own children to?

Ekkoes. Picture: Helen Bolton

When we were young we all had dreams of being in a band with all our mates touring the world.

You know it’s Christmas when you turn on the TV to see James Stewart running through the snow or see a cartoon snowman flying through the air.

Peter Larner's new book Deathbed Betrayal

An author and keen historian, who recently published his 11th novel, finds his inspiration in the stories and people of Havering.

Natasha Lewis and James Noar playing Cinderella and the Prince in Queen's Theatre's pantomime. Picture: Mark Sepple

A panto is not my first choice of entertainment and I usually get a headache when watching one from constantly rolling my eyes.

Gary Edwards presenting Dancing With The Stars All Access in America.

“At the end of the day it’s what the BBC wants,” said a top dancer who is in the running to become Strictly’s new judge when Len Goodman retires from the show.

Baxter Willoughby

Budding young actor Baxter Willoughby is due to play a young Prince in a documentary next year.

Coral Jeffery and her new book Up the Road, Down the Line in front of Rainham War Memorial

An amateur historian, who has spent her life helping to preserve her neighbourhood, looks back at the stories of the last century, which shaped her community.

The Jive Aces

A swing band is returning to the streets where they started busking more than 25 years ago as part of a campaign to warn people about the dangers of drugs.

Queen's Theatre Partners in Crime production shots

Intrigue, romance and plenty of 1920s glamour are just some of the highlights of the Queen’s Theatre’s latest offering.

Music

Friday, November 4, 2016
The Jive Aces

A swing band is returning to the streets where they started busking more than 25 years ago as part of a campaign to warn people about the dangers of drugs.

Friday, October 7, 2016
Carmelo Luggeri playing guitar as Kiki Dee entertains an audience with her soulful voice.

She was set to take a Romford audience on a musical journey but renowned singer Kiki Dee, whose duet with legendary pop star Elton John has stood the test of time, has had to postpone her show.

Monday, August 29, 2016
Reporters Ann-Marie Abbasah and Hayley Anderson with soul legend Jocelyn Brown.

With a hit laden set list, there was no mountain high enough to keep veteran singer Jocelyn Brown from rocking the crowd at the Havering Show, yesterday.

Monday, August 29, 2016
Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Gurdial Bhamra, chairman of Morden Cllr Peter Elliot, Bedrock Hospital Radio's mascot, mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder and mayor of Brentwood Cllr Noelle Hones.

Day two of the Havering Show kicks off from 11am today at Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, with a line-up featuring something for everyone.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Jocelyn Brown will be headling at the Havering Show. Photo: PA Archive/PA Images

The Havering Show kicks off from 11am today at Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, with a line-up featuring something for everyone.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Indie band Walking Method will perform on the Fairkytes Stage at the Havering Show 2016.

Home grown talents who have honed their craft at the Fairkytes Arts Centre are getting ready to hit the Havering Show stage this weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2016
The Havering Show on Sunday

The Havering Show takes place this weekend and to ensure you are fully prepared for it, we’ve got a three-page guide in today’s Recorder featuring stage times and travel info.

Theatre

Monday, December 26, 2016
Sinbad the Sailor at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Alim Jayda (Captain Greenbeard) and Josephine Melville (Clanker) Credit Sharron Wallace

Remember those pantomimes you’ve been to as a child or taken your own children to?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Natasha Lewis and James Noar playing Cinderella and the Prince in Queen's Theatre's pantomime. Picture: Mark Sepple

A panto is not my first choice of entertainment and I usually get a headache when watching one from constantly rolling my eyes.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Queen's Theatre Partners in Crime production shots

Intrigue, romance and plenty of 1920s glamour are just some of the highlights of the Queen’s Theatre’s latest offering.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The girls on a saturday night out. Picture Mark Sepple.

Had enough of the Brexit debate, gorillas and 2016 in general?

Sunday, October 9, 2016
The Garden - dementia friendly play Spare Tyre theatre company

An immersive performance into the secret world of a garden will take dementia suffers on a journey through the seasons.

Monday, October 3, 2016
Spirit medium Derek Acorah

The people of Romford might just get a chance to talk to the departed when Derek Acorah comes to town tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Robin Hooper plays Aylott and William Hoyland plays Cooper.	Picture: Mark Sepple

With an ageing population, getting older is a topic often discussed in terms of the economy and practicality.

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