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EAST 2010 Brings Over 100 Specially Curated Artist-Led Events

LONDON.- The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed details for this year’s EAST festival, which returns on Thursday 4 March and runs until Tuesday 9 March. Over six days more than 100 events will showcase the vibrant and unique cultural life of East London, an area that has become a magnet for Londoners and tourists alike. EAST is brought together by the Mayor’s Office in collaboration with different creative and cultural partners and features a variety of events and projects that draw inspiration from themes or issues relevant to the area. Key for 2010 are architecture, minimalism and the Asian subcontinent, which are explored through music, cinema, theatre, visual arts, literature and even sport. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘I’m delighted to see the return of the East festival. This year promises to be a real box of delights with a range of world class artists, exciting performances and activities that range from building your own home to bicycle polo in a fe