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Parties of Yesteryear

The van drivers of the Spitalfields Market certainly knew how to throw a party, as illustrated by this magnificent collection of photographs in the possession o...

BIPOC Bookcase

Let’s talk about race… The death of George Floyd made the complex topic of race a pertinent issue to discuss. Moreover, BIPOC Bookcase founder Liz Folarin note...

Stephen Gillen

James Al-Mudallal meets Stephen Gillen, a once-feared London gang boss who has written a memoir, recounting the sequence of events that led him to turn his li...

The Tube Mapper

Ian Chambers gets behind the lens with the Tube Mapper Luke Agbaimoni is the photographer behind a project capturing photos of London Tube stations and transpo...

Inside the Bank Job

Bank Job: art as activism May 2019. In the shadow of the towers of London’s financial centre, Canary Wharf, a golden Ford Transit van explodes. With this singl...

Jonathan Caicedo-Galindo

James Al-Mudallal gets under the hood with Walthamstow filmmaker Jonathan Caicedo-Galindo, to talk about the short film Stationary Recently I enjoyed having th...

The Towpath Cafe

Regent Canal's hidden gem, Towpath Cafe has a book! Walk along Regent’s Canal from November to February and you will pass four mysterious, shuttered kiosks, ad...

Tale of Two

Tale of Two: a musical torch for dark times and dark places Tale of Two are a dark folk duo: Alfie Jackson (ex-Holloways frontman turned songwriter/producer) a...

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...

Little Green Duckie

Litter picking with Little Green Duckie I love a litter pick. Great exercise, fresh air, meeting lovely people and doing something practical to reduce environm...

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 ...

Talk Changes

Talk Changes: Why your mental health is important We all know the term ‘mental health’, but what does this really mean? Our mental health includes our psycholo...

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...

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...

London Community Land Trust

London Community Land Trust - Regeneration rather than gentrification Most would agree that London needs more affordable homes, and while we’ve certainly seen a...

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...

Headway East London

In the blink of an eye… I first came across Headway East London on twitter; they had posted something about an art exhibition that caught my eye, and, always ...

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch: it's a community thing... One of our mantras at LoveEast is ‘It’s a community thing" We live by this and fervently believe that the more we conn...

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...