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Here comes the sun! Let’s be honest, we’ve been waiting for the sunshine to come out – for the rooftop bars to reopen, the parks to get packed with sunbathers, and to eat, drink and play outdoors late into the evening. Now that the clocks have gone forward and the days are getting longer and brighter, it’s a great time to get back outside. Whether youre looking for a night out or a casual way to spend your longer evenings in London, we have something you can do on a small budget.

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Whether you’re well-versed in the world of chess, or have no idea what ‘checkmate’ actually means, the UK Schools’ Chess Challenge is something you need to know about! The popular annual event, which is in fact the largest chess tournament in the world, brings children from across the country together to compete. This year is extra special as it marks the tournament’s 20th anniversary.

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Back in 1996, 700 schools entered and approximately 23,000 children competed for the title. It’s been so successful that now 2,000 schools take part …

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As you may be well aware by now, chess has been the name of the game this week on London Living.

Yesterday, we headed down to the Stratford Library for the launch of the East Village-sponsored Newham Chess Project, a programme that will see funding for chess sets and lessons across 14 Newham schools, in association with Chess in Schools and Communities and Newham Council.

Here at East Village, we are dedicated to inspiring children throughout Newham to start playing chess, exposing them to the game as part of the Urban Chess programme, with the …

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Continuing our focus on everything chess this week, today we’re out to prove that some chess games actually require one to have a little more brawn over brains.

That’s true if you’ve got to lug a hefty life-size chess piece a few yards having planned your next move. Or, if you have to successfully construct a humongous board in a field in order to play!

That said, we’ve selected some of our favourite chess images from around the world. Enjoy…

Indulge in a spot of outdoor chess in Holland Park summer:

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It’s not every day you get to interview a professional chess grandmaster (the title awarded to world-class chess players by the sport’s governing body FIDE), is it?

 

Well luckily for us, we had the privilege of talking to Gawain Jones, a UK professional chess player living in London, this week. As we mentioned in yesterday’s article, Gawain will be joining us at Stratford Library tomorrow for the East Village-sponsored ‘Newham Chess Project’, where local children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in all things chess …

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