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#MozTheMonster: Has Gondry Made a Hash of it?

Another year has almost passed but although we are barely at the beginning of the festive season, a barrage of Christmas adverts has begun. Moz...

The Next Punk Incarnation: Starcrawler

Off stage, Starcrawler beara remarkable resemblance to any stereotypical teen gang of cult-classics like Freaks And Geeks or Dazed And Confused. Their charming awkwardness...
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News Feast No2

  https://vimeo.com/241519778 Welcome back to ‘News Feast from Rising East’ – your news catch up featuring headlines from East London and beyond, surprise guests, and a few...

Cost Of Making A Case Against Sir Robin

Two Labour party members in Newham are taking a stand against the party's national executive, claiming that the existing Newham Mayor, Sir Robin Wales,...

T-Charge: what’s that all about?

The T-Charge has now been rolled out across London's existing congestion charge zone. Drivers of most cars made prior to 2006 (cars that don’t...

Fantasy For Real

Over the weekend, I attended the October MCM London Comic Con, the twelfth time the convention has been held. It’s always exciting to see...

Stranger Things Get Even Stranger

This review contains light spoilers for the first three episodes... I’ll say it: Season 2 of Stranger Things starts out weak. The first episode was...

Body Negative?

As a young woman who spends a large amount of time contemplating what beauty is and how I fit into the concept, when I...

Ninja Theory Talk Games and Mental Health

This year's indie hit Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is two things: a fantastical odyssey into the depths of hell and an exploration of loss, trauma and psychosis....

All Really Points East!

The organisers behind the world famous Coachella are launching a new festival in London’s Victoria Park in May 2018. Opening with a three-day festival headlined...

Cutting Edge Comes Too Easily

Just a few short weeks before the fatal stabbing of 31-year-old Titu Miah in Plashet Road, two “male teens” were seen shoplifting a saw...

Something To Get Animated About!

https://vimeo.com/240645901 Animafest is a world-famous animated film festival which takes place each summer in Zagreb, Croatia. The second oldest animation festival in the world, it...

More Than Just a Blade Runner-Up

Producing a  Blade Runner sequel that lived up to the original could have ended up as a Sisyphean task. The original is exalted as...
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News Feast No 1

Welcome to the first 'News Feast from Rising East' - your Monday news catch up featuring headlines from East London and beyond; guests; and a...

The Wizard of OOZ?

Dealing with the everyday complications that living seems to come with is hard enough for the average Joe, without the addition of depression. And...
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Forget the D’ challenge, raps teacher: ‘What you would do for that A?’

A female teacher has taken an online phenomenon where people rap about what (often pathetic and desperate) things they will do for sex and turned...

Revisiting Blade Runner

With Blade Runner 2049 out now and under a new director, Rising East decided to get two reviewers to watch the original and review...
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More Than Sexploitation

The Jack the Ripper Museum in Cable Street, East London, was opened on August 2015. Its opening sparked controversy – the planning application had referred...

Wharf-Life: ‘A Customer Threw A Chocolate Bar At Me!’

Canary Wharf is a true feast for the eyes. Skyscrapers as far as the eye can see; shopping malls with only the top brands....

Buying The Youth Vote?

Conservative prime minister Theresa May has pledged not to raise university tuition fees from the current £9,250 a year, and promises to review the...

Hackney Wonderland In Photos

Now in its fourth year, Hackney Wonderland recently took over three Hackney venues to showcase great new acts alongside more well-known names. Running from...

Dove Beauty Whitewash?

Beauty company Dove recently released an advert for body wash that some say is racist. In it a black woman removes her shirt to reveal...

SpatialOS: ‘an entirely new approach to game design’

New cloud-powered technology could redefine what we think of as an indie game. SpatialOS, created by Cambridge-based Improbable, makes development of bigger games easier and...

Five Things NOT To Do This Halloween

So, Halloween is approaching, and we are likely to see some amazing costumes, creative costumes, and lazily funny costumes. But the opportunity to dress...
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Looking Ghoulish Not Foolish

You've been invited to a Halloween party but you don't know what to wear? Here are four easy looks that you can achieve in a...

Poor Start For The Business Boys

The suits are sharper, the drone shots of London are better and the candidate’s house is dreamier than ever before.  The iconic theme song...

Wolf Alice at XOYO: Why Less (Space) Is Best

Bodies crammed together in a tiny space, the air reeking with booze and heat. Your eyes wander across the room, catch a face, then...

The Season’s Over

Phew, the party conference season is finally finished. So let’s look back at the highs and lows for the top two parties. There were inspiring...

Sticking It To Massage Parlours!

In this photograph a ‘masseuse’ sticker has been stuck to a traffic cone warning of wet, ‘sticker-proof’ paint intended to eradicate stickers advertising (thinly...

Crime Or Art? Decision Time

When the developers of a new trampoline park in East Ham announced they were looking for graffiti artists to paint the walls, it prompted...

This Is ‘2017’

“Photography evades us. The various distributions we impose upon it are in fact either empirical or rhetorical, or else aesthetic, in any case external...

Small Steps On High Heels

As you may have heard, some high end companies require female staff to wear heels which are equally high. Wearing them all day can cause...

Is Your Instagram Dragging You Down?

Girls, we've all been there... you’re stuffing your face with copious amounts of food whilst lazily scrolling through your Instagram, and you come across...

Savior The Moment

Alexandra Savior looks nervous as she steps onto the stage in front of a sell out crowd at Oslo in Hackney. Her voice wavers...

Millennials United

With a general election looming, the Millennial generation looks set to be even further divided, even among ourselves. How different from the days when...

Gaming: an outsider’s view

I was recently asked to give my opinion on the video game industry from an “outsider's” perspective. As someone who studies psychology, I want...

Something From The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye has released his new collection for H&M, and it is amazing. The Spring Icons collection includes bomber jackets, hoodies, shirts and more, with...

Be Aware Of Mental Health Issues

Mental health sufferers often feel like their illness is hard to speak about. But from 8-14 May Mental Health Awareness Week will shine a...

Dishing Data On Dirty Landlords

Going live in the autumn, a new database of rogue landlords is to be coordinated across six London boroughs: Newham, Brent, Camden, Southwark, Kingston...

Registering The Next Generation

As the country prepares to go the polls for Theresa May’s snap election on 8 June, the rise in young people registering to vote...

Local Support For ‘City in The East’

East Londoners have heard it all before. Regeneration, creative, inclusive - the buzzwords came thick and fast both before and after London 2012. Now...

Remainers Remained Calm

On Saturday 25 March more than 50,000 people marched through London in an attempt to stop Brexit under the banner 'Unite For Europe'. Here...

Top Of The Morning

Morgenland, which means 'morning country' in German, is a solo exhibition by German artist Elger Esser, currently showing at the Parasol Unit in Old...

Growing Old Starts Young!

The older I get, the more difficult it becomes to lose myself and become invested in a videogame. The realisation struck me a few...

User-Friendly Credit For Low Earners

Located in the centre of Stratford, Money Works gives debt advice and allows residents of Newham on low income to access credit loans. Although the...

‘Hidden Illnesses’ Badged By TfL

A new badge released by Transport for London (TfL) is designed to help those who have special need of a seat on the London...

Top 10 Holiday Games To 100%

With the summer holidays around the corner, if you're not much of a beach-goer and you'd rather relax indoors, then here is a list...

Working Out Where The Road Goes

“Brexit and the election of Donald Trump - the two biggest protest votes in modern democratic history - marked not so much the arrival...

‘It Sensationalises These Attacks’

According to the Newham Recorder there have been 415 acid attacks in the borough since 2010. Press coverage of these attacks amounted to much less...

GREENwich: it’s all in the name

Each day of the year, customers travel from all over London to attend one of the most popular vegan/vegetarian markets in the city, and...

Vehicles Of A Certain Vintage

Greenwich indoor market devotes one night each month to a celebration of classic cars accompanied by food for on-the-road and appropriately hard-driving music.

Get Out: A Movie You Must Get To See

Last month, the much anticipated movie Get Out finally opened in UK cinemas, some time after its Stateside release. The film was surrounded by massive...

Anti-Brexit Bounce, Anyone?

The Liberal Democrat Party would prefer to forget the 2015 general election. Their electoral support dropped drastically after five years in Coalition government with...

Living With A Silent Secret

Have you ever thought what it would be like not to be able to hear? Of course not, why would you? When I was six...

Open Your Eyes And Help The Homeless

You get up in the morning, get ready and run out of the house to catch the train to go to work, you get there...

Writing Against Education Cuts

Nine London boroughs have written a joint letter to central government warning of the damaging effects of planned revisions to the school funding formula. Newham,...

Brexit: A Country Divided?

Prime minister Theresa May has invited us to strengthen her negotiating position with Europe by voting for her in the UK general election on...

Here We Go Again

As you are no doubt aware, Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election less than two years after David Cameron was...

Vital Day For Vinyl Junkies

Barriers all the way up the street bore witness to the madness that went down in the early hours of Rough Trade's Record Store...

Human Cost Of Local Housing Crisis

In a recent survey the charity Shelter found that almost 255,000 are homeless across the UK, and Newham is second in the 'league' of...

Trouble In The House

We white people are so used to watching movies related to our own history that we forget how important it is to find out...

Gaming According To Type

I'm no gamer. The most gaming I have ever done was on my Tamagotchi in primary school and the occasional cooking game on the...

Crack Down On Postering For Prostitutes

Newham council has published a gallery of pictures of people wanted for distributing prostitution stickers across the borough. Meanwhile a local campaigner has threatened...

Bikini Buying On A Budget

As a regular holiday goer and bikini wearer, I am used to buying bikinis, and trust me it’s not easy being a fashion-conscious girl on a...

Flying Vinyl Soars To Musical Heaven

As the sun casts a daze, there is more than a spring vibe soaring in the air over Hackney’s Oval Space. The anticipation lingers...

Transport for All?

Transport for London (TfL) has been the umbrella organisation providing travel services across London since 2000. TfL's motto is 'Every Journey Matters'; but is that...

‘Read it. Enjoy It’

The third National Shakespeare week has just concluded and as April begins it hath put the spirit of youth into Spring. Organised by The Shakespeare...

Breath Of The Wild Is A Breath Of Fresh Air

After the game's first announcement, I was obsessive in avoiding any spoilers about Zelda: Breath of the Wild; and now I'm glad I was. I knew...

What’s Going On With FGM?

Having failed to secure a single conviction in the UK for the perpetration of female genital mutilation (FGM), have the British authorities been trying...

East Versus South-East

I recently moved from urban Leytonstone to suburban Blackheath, and for anyone thinking about this direction of travel, let me tell you that the...
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How Green is My Way?

The Greenway is a walk and cycle path stretching for seven kilometres mainly through the Borough of Newham. It was established 20 years ago...

Ask Alessandro: Advice For The Unplugged

“Dear Alessandro, I’m fed up with Guitar Hero and Rockband and I'm looking for a videogame with a music-themed narrative. What can you recommend...

The Inconvenient Muslim

Walking down the bustling Holborn High street, I noticed that it was the epitome of London night life. Bright lights, buskers, the different aromas...

Who Knows What Newham Council’s Debt Repayments Really Are?

Newham Council recently came to new arrangements with Barclays over the servicing of its extensive debt repayments. In press releases and statements, this re-mortgaging...
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The Listener: Not Cramped For Style

With Blondie heading into London town again, a septuagenerian Debbie Harry is back on screen, and there is always someone going on about late-seventies...

Inquiry Into Newham Youth And Violent Crime

Newham Council is launching an inquiry into gang and youth crime as figures show that the number of victims has increased significantly in the...

Sleepless Under the Stars

As day turns into night and the stars grace our skies, commuters travel on the Docklands Light Railways from Canary Wharf to Cutty Sark...

Newham Worst Affected By Education Funding Formula

Schools across the country are set to lose hundreds of pounds of subsidy per child due to a new government funding formula - and some...

Videogames: answers to all the questions you were too afraid to ask

Do you want to get into videogames but you are not sure how? Are you intimidated by almost 50 years of videogame history which...

Custom House Closure: Not What We’re Accustomed To

On 12 February 2017, Custom House Station closed for redevelopment, prior to the opening of the new Elizabeth line in December 2018. But where does that...

Preventing Further Rises In FGM

As the courts currently decide whether to prosecute cosmetic surgeons carrying out 'designer vagina' operations, female genital mutation cases (FGM) are reported to have...

Real Freedom For Women: a progress report

The global celebration of women which took place on 8 March - International Women's Day - showed that we have come a long way...
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Women Taking Care Of Women

On International Women's Day (8 March), fourth wave feminists went on strike against rape, Trump, Brexit and domestic violence. A small group held a...
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Pure Pleasure

Pure London is an event which showcases upcoming designs and trends for people in the high-end fashion business, although it's still a nice day...

NOW Gallery’s Flourishing New Exhibit

With an installation of ten thousand flowers, the springy vibe is flourishing at NOW Gallery, and as a massive flower child, I had to...

Kach It Project In East London

Celebrity fashion stylist Kanayo Ebi teamed up with Pop Up Africa, creator of ‘Africa at Spitalfields’, to launch The Kach It Project in Stratford this weekend. On...

Timms Not Timid

There seemed no better place to delve into the regeneration of East London, than a café on bustling East Ham High Street. And no...

Wait Before You Switch

The Nintendo Switch was released to worldwide acclaim for its unique technology. It’s a vital development for Nintendo and, so far, a vastly different...

Psyched Out

It’s becoming a recurring theme in the high octane world of psych, to release just about anything and everything a speed-driven psyche can conjure...
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SadFest: Not Just A Sob Story

Earlier this month Genesis Cinema in Mile End hosted Sadfest, the world's first festival dedicated to sadness and how to express it. SadFest kicked off...
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The Current No. 9: Are Men Welcome On Women’s Marches?

In the run-up to International Women's Day, our top issues talk show The Current considers the position of men on marches led and organised by women. Presenter:...
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Disputed Result Of ‘The Week In One’

The most recent episode of our topical quiz show, The Week In One, is currently the subject of a steward's inquiry. A draw was...

My East London

East London has been my home since birth and I finally took the time to take a look at what my home really is....

So What’s Normal Anyway?

I have reached the point in my life where I’m broadly content within myself, with who I am and who I am in society....

Witchcraft-Related Child Abuse On The Rise

Five years on from the death of Kristy Bamu, the London-wide number of children abused by adults who believe in witchcraft, is reported to...
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Apprentice Entrepreneurs Enter A Dragon’s Den

East London’s annual E-Factor competition is underway, with budding entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas in the hope of gaining an investment package for their...

Labour Looks At Newham Controversy ‘Very Briefly’

The National Executive of the Labour Party (NEC) has refused a request from party members in Newham to investigate how Sir Robin Wales was...

Logan’s Last Run

Logan’s visceral, raw and emotional story had me leaving the cinema both thoroughly satisfied and in a pleasantly melancholic mood. After so many years...

Beggars Versus Sellers

There is unrest in Leytonstone Tube station. For years, less fortunate people have used the covered areas inside and around the station for shelter,...

The Crying Game

This weekend will possibly be the saddest in London - ever. That’s because London SadFest will be taking over the Genesis Cinema.  If you...

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