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Simon Miles



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Private Dancer?

A Café with a view. In between colourful people crossing each other in front of me, I notice a street dancer, solely dancing, protected by two...

Dancehall Documentary Dude

Joshua Karl once found it hard to be open about being gay.  Now he is a high-profile member of London's black gay community, and also well-known in the LBGT...
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Doctors Refuse To Carry On

To coincide with their two-day strike from 8 March to 11 March, hospital doctors from all over East London gathered outside Stratford station to protest...

Docklands: What Was All That About?

Top-down development imposed on a de-industrialised area with local people locked out of any possible benefits? Or a gradual process of new money coming...

Size Matters

Phobbie Nicholas traces the journey of Plus Size Fashion from the USA to East London. According to online fashion industry website Fashion United nearly a...
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Picking Holes In Kanye’s Clothing Line

Jayce-Ebony Bell accuses Kanye West of breaking a promise. Kanye West’s clothing line Yeezy, Season 2 seems to be trying to 'get down' with the street...

‘Tis The Season To Be….Traditional

Tradition is a counterproductive force that undermines modernity - am I right? Except when it comes to Christmas, that is! As a Norwegian I think...

The Nigerian Take on the UK Elections

Beatrice Groth asked three East London Nigerians to tell us what they think about today's general election in the UK.   Quite frankly I have never...

Reason Through Rhyme

Kawther Ayed challenges a variety of misconceptions about Muslims and Islam in her news poem Freedom to Defend. https://vimeo.com/126855206

Brick Lane Fashion Shoot

JD Tagle takes us  into the world of East London fashion gurus Aaron Lesta Candal and Michael Angelo Sanchez. After a short wait I see...

Very Rare Warehouse Catwalk

JD Tagle pulls some classic clothes out of storage. Very Rare EU is a new online store that stocks hand-picked branded vintage and retro clothing. Having used the store...

In The Vanguard Of Vintage

JD Tagle interviews Raheem Muhammed of online vintage shop  Very Rare EU What brands do you wear personally? I wear brands such as Nike, Adidas, Alexander...

An East End Easter

In an occasional series about the way different religious festivals are celebrated, Beatrice Groth enjoys an Easter in the East. While congregations for the Church...

Alan, The Busker With A Difference

Beatrice Groth is drawn to a different kind of busker on the streets of Stratford.   https://vimeo.com/123612995 As commuters of various cultures stream from Straford station, I...

Food Market Forces People Together

The food on display at Queen’s Market in Upton Park is as diverse as the population in this part of East London, reports Beatrice...

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