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Review: Brotherhood of the Lake in Croydon

Review: Brotherhood of the Lake in Croydon

You know an underground movement is alive and kicking when a bunch of young bands want to tear a club down to the ground. And they came pretty close to doing that at Scream Lounge in Croydon in a metal melee headlined by the brilliant Brotherhood of the Lake. First…

Prince Abdi brings laughter to Shoreditch this Christmas

Prince Abdi brings laughter to Shoreditch this Christmas

Shoreditch comedian Prince Abdi laughs as he remembers the almost non-existent reaction to his jokes five years ago. “I told the first joke; nothing, so I told the second joke and nothing again. Then I just lost it.” His grin makes it clear that he has moved on from that…

Increase in reported rape statistics: a good thing

Increase in reported rape statistics: a good thing

“Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks”, “Don’t forget: it’s not sex with someone who is asleep or unconscious. It’s rape” and remember “Don’t rape”. These are some of the statements appearing on new cards that have been released by RASASC this week, London’s longest standing rape crisis centre in Croydon.…

November 30: Capturing pickets and kettles across the capital

November 30: Capturing pickets and kettles across the capital

Up to one million people joined rallies around the UK yesterday as a public sector strike over pensions disrupted schools, hospitals, courts and other services. Two-thirds of state schools shut, and thousands of hospital operations were postponed, as unions staged a 24-hour walk out.…

Public sector strikes see 25,000 strong demonstration in London

Public sector strikes see 25,000 strong demonstration in London

Yesterday, 30 unions including Unite, UCU and Unison took to the streets across the UK for a 24-hour public sector strike. Involving up to two million people, the national action became the largest of its kind seen in the country for almost 40 years. Approximately 25,000 people joined the London…

November 30: Map of pickets, rallies, marches and routes

November 30: Map of pickets, rallies, marches and routes

To find out the location of pickets, demos and marches across London as part of the Nov 30 strikes, take a look at our interactive google map below. Click on the placemark for more information on what time people are meeting and who is involved. If you have any details…

November 30: Public say strikes are “disruptive, but necessary”

November 30: Public say strikes are “disruptive, but necessary”

Up to two million public sector workers in London and across the country will strike tomorrow in the biggest industrial action seen for generations. The protests are expected to cause significant disruption as public sector workers, including transport workers, teachers and border officials…

ReynA restaurant brings classic Turkish fare to New Cross

ReynA restaurant brings classic Turkish fare to New Cross

Riza Es is the manager and part-owner of ReynA restaurant, a Turkish restaurant in Lewisham. Originally from Tunceli, eastern Turkey, the 33-year-old takes charge of a place which promises diners a traditional Mediterranean meal.…

Review: Pop-Up Circus offers arts and audio at Platform cafe

Review: Pop-Up Circus offers arts and audio at Platform cafe

Sound and visuals combine in this rapturous art exhibit, says Tillie Cox.…

Review: How the World Began

Review: How the World Began

There is more to this play than a tired religious debate, writes Sophie Zeldin-O’Neill.…