Culture

Sean Gubbins

The Tropical Palm House Behind the Name Locked out of the gym, avoiding crowded parks? Perhaps you took to the streets these past few months to exercise. If so...

Documenting the lockdown

Telling the story of London in lockdown The Museum of London is seeking to collect both objects and first-hand experiences to reflect Londoners’ lives during t...

Trapped in Zone One

Putting the art into community partnerships Anyone who’s ever met Bablu Miah, founder of Trapped in Zone One (TIZ1), knows that grass never grows under his fee...

Thoughts on a Grey Day

What are you waiting for? She's waiting for a delivery. He's waiting for his shift to end. They're waiting for the TV show to start. I'm waiting for the ket...

Thoughts on a Grey Day

I can’t imagine living anywhere else than here, in East London; I’m an urban creature, and could never live in a rural setting - there’s something ominous a...

Sean Gubbins

Layers of Hackney Hackney, like all London, is layered with history: physically, where once open land has been covered by iterations of building; different com...

The Gentle Author

John Thomas Smith's Cries of London For centuries, the most popular prints produced in the capital were The Cries of London. From the Elizabethan era until the...

Applecart Arts

Spotlight on Harold Road Centre, home of Applecart Arts Based in Upton Park, the centre's roots run deep. It's a much loved community hub, used for many years ...

Colourful Newham

E6 resident Mathew Heath asks, “Is it me, or is Newham getting more colourful?” I don’t mean the many spring flowers or the beautiful parks, though that certai...

Blind Fred

Sean Gubbins introduces us to Blind Fred If you know the centre of Hackney, you will appreciate it boasts a medieval church tower, a Tudor mansion and a late e...

HONNE

Meet Bow's hottest music duo, HONNE Electronic music duo James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck began their musical collaboration soon after meeting at univers...

Lemzi

Leytonstone’s very own Hip Hop artist, Lemzi, sits down with Mark Wincott at the Horizon cafe in Leytonstone to talk music and growing up in East London over a...

Oxford House

Coinciding with its 127th anniversary, Bethnal Green’s Grade II Listed Oxford House has recently undergone extensive renovation work and is now ready to fling o...

Happy Anniversary LADA

Live Art Development Agency (LADA) celebrates its 20th anniversary The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) was established in 1999 by co-founders Lois Keidan a...

The Parish Squirt

Sean Gubbins explains the Parish Squirt No, this was not something derogatory to call your annoying child. It referred to the local fire engine. By a law of...

Ode to a beloved feline

The Gentle Author shares an excerpt from The Life & Times of Mr Pussy - a Memoir of a Favourite Cat When the clouds hang heavy and the atmosphere is qu...

Reading Hackney

Hackney, Portrait of a Community 1967 - 2017 Published by The Hackney Society and edited by Laurie Elks, this wonderful book was created to mark the 50th anniv...

Ali Jacko

William Wilde meets Ali Jacko, East London kick boxing champion turned singer Ali Jacko is an East End-based kickboxing champion who also gets involved with co...

Meet Hannah Gourlay

TellTails' Hannah Gourlay takes on The Dragons' Den Back in October, Dragons' Den viewers sat gasping as entrepreneur and artist Hannah Gourlay delivered an ex...