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With degree shows on the horizon ELL looks at how Fine Art Graduates can get their foot in the door

With degree shows on the horizon ELL looks at how Fine Art Graduates can get their foot in the door

With art seemingly more popular then ever, ELL investigates how to get your foot in that ever-elusive door, through further study, freelancing, funding, and the holy grail of our generation: the internet. By Laura Raphael & Mathilde Ive The corridors of Goldsmiths University of London are filled with echoed sounds of…

Life on Regent’s Canal cuts bills for houseboat lovers

Life on Regent’s Canal cuts bills for houseboat lovers

On Regent’s Canal, the houseboats lining the walkways have become an integral part of the East London landscape. Yet, these bright boats aren’t just decorative niceties – the economic advantages of living on a houseboat are luring an increasing number of Londoners into making this lifestyle change. The Residential Boat…

ELL Events: wondering what to do this bumper Easter bank holiday weekend? Wonder no more!

ELL Events: wondering what to do this bumper Easter bank holiday weekend? Wonder no more!

From painting eggs to eating chocolate bunnies, eastlondonlines is on hand to help you plan the rest of the Easter holidays. We’ve rounded up local festivities to keep you, and the little ones entertained; making the most of the school holidays. But who said the children should have all the…

Heading to church this weekend? Why not check out the Shoreditch church with a Shakespearean connection

Heading to church this weekend? Why not check out the Shoreditch church with a Shakespearean connection

A church in Shoreditch where Shakespeare may have worshipped could be subject to high-tech excavation work, in a bid to find out more about the church’s past St. Leonard’s church, the setting for the hit BBC series Rev, stands upon a former medieval church, also called St. Leonard’s, which was…

Last Orders: is it calling time on Britain’s beloved boozers? Mayor of London called on to protect pubs

Last Orders: is it calling time on Britain’s beloved boozers? Mayor of London called on to protect pubs

Steve O’Connell, author of Keep Local: How to Save London’s Pubs as Community Resources, is concerned about the growing number of pubs closing down, and has called on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to protect our pubs. So if you are about to treat yourself to a well earned pint,…

Campaigners take Sainsbury’s battle to high court

Campaigners take Sainsbury’s battle to high court

Campaigners opposed to a new Sainsbury’s in Stoke Newington will receive news in the coming weeks on whether they will hear both submitted judicial reviews at a court hearing in May. Anti-development group Stokey Local group are against a new Sainsbury’s supermarket planned for Wilmers Place, Stoke Newington, and won the…

Street Artists come to Stoke Newington for Wall to Wall

Street Artists come to Stoke Newington for Wall to Wall

Hang-Up Gallery in Stoke Newington is currently holding ‘Wall to Wall’, a group exhibition featuring the work of today’s most famous street artists, including Bristol boy Banksy. The exhibition, on 56 Stoke Newington High Street, hopes to explore the diverse nature of modern urban art and to “create a fuller…

April 17 – 24: St George to taekwondo and a roller disco

April 17 – 24: St George to taekwondo and a roller disco

If you’re looking to do something other than gorging on chocolate, look no further. We have compiled plenty of activities and events, from roller disco skating to taekwondo classes to St Georges day festivities. Don’t worry – we’ve got East London covered!…

East London’s housing crisis: gentrification and price rise

East London’s housing crisis: gentrification and price rise

It’s no surprise that house prices in London are on the upswing. Prices have been going up every year since the housing bubble burst in 2008 and overall, in London, prices have almost doubled in the last decade – a trend that isn’t likely to stop anytime soon. A December…

Guarding Lewisham: Cheaper alternatives to London rent

Guarding Lewisham: Cheaper alternatives to London rent

Two years ago, Georgia Franklin-Pierce, then a 22-year-old graduate, found herself in “a bit of a pickle”. She wanted to live in London but thought: ”How am I going to afford it?” In 2012, the average price of rent in London for a single household was hovering around £1,000 per month.…

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