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Eat your way “Around the World” at Dalston pop-up

Eat your way “Around the World” at Dalston pop-up

Dalston restaurant Merci Marie is hosting an international pop-up inspired by the Jules Verne’s cult novel Around the World in 80 days. The event, held at Fitzroy House, Abbot Street, this evening will include delicacies from across the globe with a French twist. Head-chef Marie Gonford says: “The idea was to…

C A Mathew: 100 years of photography in Spitalfields

C A Mathew: 100 years of photography in Spitalfields

The photographs of C A Mathew, taken in Spitalfields 100 years ago, are on show at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery in Tower Hamlets until April 25. Most people have a hard time imagining what their neighbourhood looked like 100 years ago, but for residents of Spitalfields in Tower Hamlets that’s no…

Women of the East End: Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst

Women of the East End: Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst

In the first of a series on influential women from the East End in celebration of Women’s History Month, ELL looks at the life of suffragette, socialist and Bow-resident Sylvia Pankhurst.  The name ‘Pankhurst’is indelibly ingrained in the British memory of the campaign for women’s suffrage. It was Emmeline Pankhurst…

For the love of pies: British Pie Week in East London

For the love of pies: British Pie Week in East London

You cannot get more quintessentially British than pie and mash served with a healthy ladle of liquor. To mark British Pie Week, which runs from the third of March to the ninth, EastLondonLines headed down to East London to visit the home of the humble pie. The staple dish dates…

East End-trained yatchsman to sail 2,000 miles for charity

East End-trained yatchsman to sail 2,000 miles for charity

When East End schoolboy Ed Hill visited the London Boat Show at the age of just ten, it sparked a passion for sailing that twenty years later has made him one of Britains’s most successful offshore solo yatchsmen. Although Tower Hamlets is not normally an area associated with yatching, Hill…

New multi-arts venue launches in Hackney Wick

New multi-arts venue launches in Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick is well known in East London for its vibrant cultural scene, and canal-side bar and restaurant Number 90 is the latest addition.  The industrial space has been developed by the proprietors over to house exhibitions, events and gigs in a ‘multi-art’ venue, alongside the restaurant.  This weekend, Number…

Running in Hackney helped me escape domestic abuse

Running in Hackney helped me escape domestic abuse

Claire Turner suffered for 10 years at the hands of her violent partner: she was hit, kicked and verbally abused. Now, she’s out of the relationship and training to compete in a 6-day marathon across the Sahara Desert to raise money for domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid. As International Women’s…

Star-studded bid to save The George Tavern

Star-studded bid to save The George Tavern

It is becoming a common narrative: the much-loved boozer threatened by big-money development. But the George Tavern isn’t just your average local. The pub has stood at the cross roads between Commercial Road and Jubilee Street, Stepney, for over 600 years, and counts the likes of Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse…

Goldsmith’s Steve McQueen wins Best Picture at Oscars

Goldsmith’s Steve McQueen wins Best Picture at Oscars

Former Goldsmiths student Steve McQueen took home the Best Picture Oscar award at the Academy Awards on Sunday March 2. McQueen, along with producer Brad Pitt, won the award for their film 12 Years a Slave. Other nominated films for the award included American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity.…

The Button Up Rebellion: where style and class clash

The Button Up Rebellion: where style and class clash

A few years ago young men all over east London ditched the trainers, threw away the hoodies and reached for the suit. A neatly pressed shirt and shiny boots became a postcode signifier and was a look summed up through its most important aspect: the done up top button with…