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‘Life About Face’ – Artist Sarah Farrell at Palatine

‘Life About Face’ – Artist Sarah Farrell at Palatine

Sarah Farrell is an up-and-coming northern artist based in London.…

The Body Adorned: Expressing ourselves through dressing

The Body Adorned: Expressing ourselves through dressing

Why do we wear what we wear? Does the way we dress have deeper meaning or is dress superficial? What influences our choice of dress? These are just some of the questions asked by the people behind The Horniman Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘The Body Adorned’.…

Review: Adam Kay, ‘Smutty Songs’ at Lanterns Studio Theatre

Review: Adam Kay, ‘Smutty Songs’ at Lanterns Studio Theatre

Adam Kay’s dark re-imaginings of rock and pop songs have gained him a cult following across the UK. He first burst onto the scene eight years ago with the iconic ‘London Underground Song’, a pastiche of The Jam’s classic anthem ‘Going Underground’, which gained over seven million YouTube hits. His…

Smut, grand pianos, and the Underground: comic Adam Kay

Smut, grand pianos, and the Underground: comic Adam Kay

It has been 7 years since Adam Kay reached that rather unusual crossroad where he was forced to choose between becoming a consultant following his medical degree at Imperial College, and another, slightly riskier option – capitalising on the success he had achieved in the London comedy circuits as one…

New art gallery bar in Stoke Newington showcases talent

New art gallery bar in Stoke Newington showcases talent

Scores of artists and art lovers gathered in Stoke Newington last night to mark the opening of the area’s latest hot spot ‘The Palatine’ – a bar-gallery that promises to provide a showcase for local artists and add to the growing diversity of drinking establishments in Hackney.…

Elton’s piano fine tunes new Isle of Dogs venue

Elton’s piano fine tunes new Isle of Dogs venue

Yamaha have donated Elton John’s £120,000 grand piano to a new converted performance space in the Great Eastern Enterprise Estate of Millharbour on the Isle of Dogs.…

Pupils compete to win Olympic laptops

Pupils compete to win Olympic laptops

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is offering the primary schools of Tower Hamlets the chance to win laptops for every child in one year group.…

Bid to be first official Fairtrade school

Bid to be first official Fairtrade school

Year nine girls from Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School launched a bid to be Tower Hamlets’ first official Fairtrade school after joining forces with local charity Otesha.…

Hackney cafe culture under threat from council

Hackney cafe culture under threat from council

Eateries in Hackney have reported that police have asked them to remove chairs and tables from their outdoor seating areas.…

Business as usual despite crime rate drop

Business as usual despite crime rate drop

Crime rates in Dalston have dropped by over a third since a gang of drug dealers was taken off the streets in July, police statistics revealed this week. Yet traders on Ridley Road fear it could be too little too late.…

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