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Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

  In the spirit of Christmas giving, an illustration exhibition that opens today will donate its profits to a homeless charity. “A Long Way From Home” is hosted by the A-side B-side Gallery, an artist run gallery, project space and studios, situated within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community. The exhibition…

Welcome to Winterville 2014

Recession pinch still felt in Christmas shopping trends

Christmas means many different things to different people. Over the next three weeks, Eastlondonlines will be asking a number of local people to describe their feelings about the festive season. The series begins with ELL reporter, Jasmin Kopotsha, whose childhood love of the season still lingers.  Despite Britain’s economy growing past its pre-recession peak, it would […]

Angela Davis on racism, feminism and Beyoncé

Angela Davis on racism, feminism and Beyoncé

Leading radical academic and feminist Professor Angela Davis, visited Goldsmiths, from which she holds an honorary degree, last week for the renaming of a building in honour of the late Stuart Hall. She talked to Alice Harrold and Olivia Blair.  Angela Davis has had a long journey from a childhood in segregated…

Civil rights activist Professor Angela Davis talks to ELL about race relations

Protesters plead with Lutfur Rahman: “Save our nurseries”

Protesters plead with Lutfur Rahman: “Save our nurseries”

  Councillors have demanded Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, scrap controversial plans to close four nurseries after angry protests from parents last night. The council meeting vote followed tearful pleas from mothers who said the closure would be outrageous, as closing the nurseries would add growing pressure to other…

Scenes from the Free Education demo in London November 19, 2014

The day’s events: Students and activists take to the streets of the capital demanding free education

The day’s events: Students and activists take to the streets of the capital demanding free education

Thousands of students marched today in support of free higher education and an end to austerity cuts.  Around 5000 students joined the protest organised by The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, The Student Assembly Against Austerity and The Young Greens.   Clashes have been filmed between police and protesters.  16:49 It look’s as…

“Fees have failed”: student demonstrators take to the streets to fight the “trebling and trebling” of tuition fees

“Fees have failed”: student demonstrators take to the streets to fight the “trebling and trebling” of tuition fees

Thousands of students will march in London tomorrow protesting against fees, cuts and debts in UK education. The march, organised by The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, The Young Greens and The Students Assembly Against Austerity, will congregate in Malet Street, Bloomsbury and proceed to Whitehall and Parliament Square.…

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