Laura I uses art to bring people together | OBLive
Local artist and gallery owner, Laura I, recently hosted a series of landscape painting workshops across the borough. We caught up with her and some of her students to chat about the positive impact creating art has on the community.
We’re working hard to make the arts more accessible to local people, including investing £3.5 million in making new living and working spaces for local artists.
Barking and Dagenham Council celebrates Day of Older Persons | OBLive
To mark International Day of Older Persons, the council hosted a special day of celebrations on Tuesday 2 October, with free events for local elderly people.
The day’s activities started in Barking Town Square, with highlights including live entertainment, information stalls, boccia, and the opportunity to have a free health check.
GCSE Results 2018 | Barking and Dagenham students celebrate great results
Students across Barking and Dagenham celebrated what was yet another fantastic GCSE results day. Over 60 per cent of students achieved an 9-4 grade in their English and Maths GCSEs.
This follows on from the fantastic academic performance of our A-Level students earlier in the year, with nearly half of them achieving A* to B grades.
The woman behind London's new film studio | OBLive
We get behind the scenes of Barking and Dagenham's film industry and meet Head of Film LBBD's (Barking and Dagenham Council's film office) Lisa Dee. Lisa discusses the future of film in London. And talks about the female empowerment movement and what that means for the film industry.