Wednesday 21 November 6.30pm: Festival launch/Private View of the Together! exhibition with live music from ‘Urban Music Hall’ singer-songwriter Marcus Barr. The Hub, Canning Town. Above: Marcus Barr performs Any Old Iron, a song about local redevelopment and life in Canning Town, in a video released on 23 November 2012.

The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green sung by Liz Porter Liz performed this song during her Storytelling workshop on 28 November at Durning Hall, as part of an extract from her forthcoming one-woman show, Learning to See. We hope to programme Learning to See for next year’s Together! festival, and in the meantime we thought you’d enjoy hearing this too!

Colour photograph of two women smiling and eating.

Poets at the Pop-Up Poetry Cafe on 1 December.

Saturday 1 December 6.30pm: Pop-up Poetry Café at the Garden Cafe with participants from the Together! Poetry Week.

Signdance Collective International perform the UK premiere of The Other Side of the Coin to celebrate International Day of Disabled People.

Monday 3 December 4.15pmUK Premiere of Signdance Collective International‘s ‘The Other Side of the Coin’. Following ‘One World’. UKDPC Conference on the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.  St John’s Church.

Mik Scarlet comperes the end-of-festival party on 19 December 2012.

Tuesday 18 December 6.30pm:  End-of-Festival Winter Party with live entertainment, compered by Mik Scarlet, with Penny PepperAngry Fish and Open Mike. The Hub.

Robin Sturgeon aka Angry Fish performs at The Hub on 19 December 2012.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE. For venue details click here.

Click herefor details of the performances during the Paralympic programme.

Penny Pepper shows off her festival medal, provided by the Mayor of Newham.