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Interactive documentary to support Lewisham’s youth

Interactive documentary to support Lewisham’s youth

Trylife is a just that. It’s a way to try out life’s difficult choices without getting hurt. Working with former youth worker now film maker Paul Urwin, Lewisham council is hatching a plan to deal with the big issues facing young people. With more budget cuts imminent alongside plummeting opportunities…

Local stars beaten to Mercury Prize top spot

Local stars beaten to Mercury Prize top spot

Brockley native Kate Tempest and Whitechapel-born Damon Albarn were beaten to this year’s Mercury Prize by Young Fathers. The Edinburgh hip-hop group took home the £20,000 prize for their debut album Dead. Young Fathers kept their victory speech short, offering a brief “thank you” before leaving the stage. They kept…

Richard Tuttle’s exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

Richard Tuttle’s exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

American artist Richard Tuttle’s largest UK project opened this week, featuring an exhibition at The Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition, entitled “I Don’t Know, Or The Weave Of Textile Language”, invites the audience to explore 50 years of Tuttle’s work. Spread across three rooms, the exhibition opened on Tuesday, October 14…

Lottery funding for Lewisham theatre project

Lottery funding for Lewisham theatre project

A £31,000 lottery grant has been awarded to Lewisham Youth Theatre to support performances inspired by a community history project. Catford Tales will see local residents coming together to learn about Catford’s history and exchange memories and experiences, which will then be transformed into a theatre production by LYT. Helen…

Blind man asks Goldsmiths students to read to him

Blind man asks Goldsmiths students to read to him

A 34-year-old blind man from Nunhead was left “overwhelmed” by responses after posting a hand-written advert in a Goldsmiths corridor asking people to read to him. Bailey suffers from an inherited neurological disorder which caused him to lose his eye sight 15 years ago. He decided to reach out to…

Hackney Fashion Lab to support young designers

Hackney Fashion Lab to support young designers

The Trampery Fashion Lab launched on Tuesday in Hackney, attracting a curious crowd of students and designers excited to have the first look at the new project. The Fashion Lab, located at London Fields’ social enterprise site The Trampery, is now be open to the public offering work space and…

Rudimental remix hit song ‘Le Freak’

Rudimental remix hit song ‘Le Freak’

Classic seventies hit Le Freak, remixed by Hackney group  Rudimental, will be streamed live from 7pm here. Rudimental joined forces with Nile Rodgers and the O2’s GoThinkBig work experience initiative to offer a group of young people the opportunity to remix Rodgers’ hit song Le Freak. The classic seventies track,…

Hackney Fashion Lab to open for aspiring designers

Hackney Fashion Lab to open for aspiring designers

A new ‘Fashion Lab’ in Hackney will give budding designers access to top-of-the-line industrial equipment, along with support and training from on-hand skilled technicians. The Fashion Lab will offer graduates and young designers the opportunity to rent work spaces fitted with quality design technologies at an affordable price, a hopeful…

Whitechapel Gallery shout out to young artists

Whitechapel Gallery shout out to young artists

The Whitechapel Gallery, is once again taking applications for the gallery’s London Open exhibition, which will take place over July 2015. Anyone over the age of 26 can send their work to the exhibition’s panel of judges. Out of everyone who applies, around 30 successful applicants will then have their…

Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver Ben Haenow has sung his way to the next stage of this year’s X Factor after wowing judges with another impressive performance on Saturday. The 29-year-old captivated audiences with his passionate rendition of the Eagles’ Hotel California at boot camp auditions in London. The notoriously difficult Simon…

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