Authors Posts by Tom Hedley

Tom Hedley



Ode To Stratfords (Both Of Them)

Callum Crumlish considers the other place (Stratford upon Avon rather than Stratford E15); then, in suitably Shakespearean language, he wonders where the two of...

If They Are Generation A, Then We Must be Generation D

D for Debt is the letter that defines my Generation, writes Rising East social media editor Thomas Hedley. This article is written in response to...

Swings and Roundabouts On London Transport

Tom Hedley entertains high hopes for London's transport infrastructure. But he's still not holding his breath.  So you can barely make it past 11pm before...

Does London Have A Foxy Problem?

Tom Hedley sees an urban fox, and looks him in the eye. It’s the early hours of a crisp Sunday morning. The party kids have...
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East London, Set The Table Right

Tom Hedley writes an Open Letter to fashionable eateries and hostelries at this end of town. Dear East London, if you make me eat off...

Landscapes Of London: 400 Years Apart

Tom Hedley introduces two depictions of London with four centuries under the bridge between them. Sketch artist Robin Reynolds recently unveiled his panoramic drawing of...

The Everyday Buyer’s Guide to Comic Cons

Alessandro Carrara walks through the pros and cons of numerous nerd conventions taking place annually in East London. When it comes to nerd conventions there...

Apocalypse Now – The Facsimile!

This week London's emergency services are working together in response to a pre-scripted disaster scenario involving a tower block collapsing onto Waterloo station. Creative commons...

Institute of Other: Revealing The Magazines You’ve Never Heard About

Callum Crumlish travels to Old Street to address the question of printed matter. Answer: yes, print still does and here's why. On Saturday 6th February,...

‘Tis The Season To….Enjoy Our Top TV Picks

Christmas TV is traditionally the best on the box all year; and 2015 is no exception. Here are just a few of the festive...

‘Tis The Season…To Bring New Orleans To Canary Wharf

Tom Hedley re-visits Crossrail Place to find the Big Easy going up market. Canary Wharf has produced some amazing eats in the past half-decade. At...

Stone Baked In Shoreditch

Tom Hedley goes the extra Yard. Slap-bang in the centre of Shoreditch, there’s plenty to love about Yard. Its super-airy, warehouse-themed space will make for...

Cosplay Versus Oddplay

Seconds away for the Cosplay showdown, hailed as the greatest clash since Ali v Frazier. In the red corner, Callum Crumlish insists it's not...

James Bond Comes To Canary Wharf

Coinciding with the spectacular UK release of SPECTRE, Everyman Cinema has the license to host an exclusive exhibition, 'The Name's Bond'. For one month only, Canary...

Rising Feast: the Breakfast Club at Canary Wharf

Join the Breakfast Club, says Tom Hedley. You don't even have to get up early to do it. I don’t eat breakfast. Mornings start with...

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