Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Faithful And Fashion Conscious

As a devout Muslim, Habiba Tasmin enjoys Hijab Fashion Week. Modelled on London Fashion Week, East London’s Hijab Fashion Week is now an established event...
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A Ghoul’s Guide to Halloween

Tom Hedley previews the scariest places to celebrate the night of the living dead. Forget trick or treating, it’s time to do what we Londoners...

Hackney Under The Lens

Katy Sharp-Watson attended a special screening of a ‘film-poem’ depicting the voices, sounds and movements of Hackney. Under The Cranes is a documentary that mixes...
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The Return Of Pub Rock?

Callum Crumlish hopes that rock music’s Back-to-Basics is on its way back to East London. In the 1970s Pub Rock (live bands in dodgy pubs)...
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Straight Talking Guy

Jasmine Wing got on well with a young actor who does not suffer fools gladly. ‘We didn’t start off as slaves, that’s not where our...
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Stop Believing In Art!

Emma Brand takes exception to the rhetoric of retailing. Nothing wrong with cheap. Good to see students being offered sizeable discounts. A fine example is...

Expletives Definitely Not Deleted

Hannah Blacklock is drawn to the dirty words on the walls of a Shoreditch gallery.   ‘I can’t come in today so fuck off’. Haven’t we...
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Free To View In London Fields

Katy Sharp-Watson previews East London's alternative film festival. Admittedly, the BFI London Film Festival is the big one, with 248 films showing in 17 London...
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Making A Song And War Dance in Stratford Circus

Zaskia Delgado previews a new show about war journalism. ‘He’s a shy man who showed me some sad photos and told me what it was...
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Do The Hustle?

Emma Brand thinks twice about food touts. ‘Chicken curry and poppadoms, only £5’. If you have ever walked down Brick Lane you will know what this...
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‘Groundbreaking’ New Theatre – Who For?

Mel Zumrutel asks if working class East Londoners will see the inside of the region’s latest theatre. Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced that in...

Hipsters versus Anti-Hipsters: let’s call the whole thing off

Fed up with the phoney war against hipsters, Ferdia Carr says it’s time to leave the field. Somehow, somewhere and sometime since the turn of...
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Satire With Sadness

Jessie Cumming is haunted by a theatrical satire on the First World War.  Theatre Royal Stratford East has revived Oh What A Lovely War! to...
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It’s Crazy But It Works

Freeland Costin gets off at ComCon. Early rising isn’t everyone’s strong suit – certainly not mine. But for everybody attending this event, getting up early...
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Song of Blackheath

Phoebe Horswell enjoyed the mood music at a local, charity concert. A concert in Blackheath has raised £2000 for the reminiscence charity, Age Exchange. St Margaret’s...

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