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Geffrye Museum exhibition celebrates 100 years

Geffrye Museum exhibition  celebrates 100 years

The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton has spent a hundred years showcasing the most exciting designers and trends for the home, so when ELL heard over 5000 visitors had already beaten a path to its latest exhibition useful + beautiful: contemporary design for the home, we decided to explore what’s in…

Athlete jumps to bring hope for Hackney’s kids

Athlete jumps to bring hope for Hackney’s kids

When long jumper JJ Jegede goes for gold at European Championships this week the message of hope he sends out to Hackney’s kids every time he sprints down the runway will be just as important as winning a medal. The athlete had a tough upbringing in the borough and wants…

RideLondon 2014: Cyclist reports on the journey

RideLondon 2014: Cyclist reports on the journey

24,000 cyclists took off from The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday for a gruelling ride through London and Surrey.   RideLondon 2014 cyclist Alex Kalinauckhas brings us an exclusive report of his journey.   As I hauled myself up a nameless Surrey hill, wind pushing me backwards, rain soaking my clothes, I found…

Croydon’s role in First World War defence of Capital

Croydon’s role in First World War defence of Capital

Homes across the East London Lines area fell into darkness on Monday as part of the nationwide Lights Out event to commemorate the start of the First World War. The National Lights Out event saw people in homes, offices and historic buildings turn out all but a single light or candle…

Cancer survivor launches ‘make; coffee’ in a van

Cancer survivor launches ‘make; coffee’ in a  van

  Meet Olivia Abbatt a 28 years old cancer survivor  launches her coffee business: ‘make; coffee’ on Monday August 4, at Haggerston Overground station, serving fresh locally supplied coffee from her newly renovated Piaggio Ape van. After raising over £10,000 from a ‘Kickstarter’ campaign and a road trip to Newcastle to get…

Wapping Market: for street food with view

Wapping Market: for street food with view

The non-stop opening of new street markets this summer is certainly a delicious phenomenon. In fact, both visitors and food producers seem to be enjoying different options and styles of fairs to choose from. Eastlondonlines hit Tower Hamlets to tell you all about the new Wapping Market. Launched on June…

Photographer launches women’s portrait studio

Photographer launches women’s portrait studio

Lewisham resident, Shelley McPhee, has recently launched a women’s portrait photography company in New Cross Gate. Eastlondonlines got in touch with Shelley to find out more about her and her new venture. “I feel really strongly about empowering women to see their own beauty and strengths, particularly helping women to…

Two Croydon women create haven for vulnerable girls

Two Croydon women create haven for vulnerable girls

Sherica Spence, 28, and Natasha Boxill, 32, are the driving forces behind Skye Alexandra House, a house for teenage girls. Passionate about helping the self-development of young vulnerable girls and preparing them for adulthood, the two Croydon women have transformed an abandoned house in South Norwood into a semi-independent living home…

Tower Hamlets officer runs with Queen’s Baton

Tower Hamlets officer runs with Queen’s Baton

As a worldwide audience watched the spectacular opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on July 23, torch bearer Emdad Rahman was home with his wife and three children in Barking having made a special solo trip to Glasgow on Monday to run 300 metres with the Queen’s Baton. Rahman, 38, a local…

Singer Dolly Parton inspires young readers in Hackney

Singer Dolly Parton inspires young readers in Hackney

As Dolly Parton prepared for her Glastonbury debut last month, the legendary singer formed a new partnership to give free books to children on a Hackney housing estate. The Pembury Estate, part of the Peabody Housing Association, has joined Dolly’s ‘Imagination Library,’ which has registered 28,413 British children under five…

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