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LGBT photo exhibition to “combat homophobia”

LGBT photo exhibition to “combat homophobia”

A series of portraits aimed to “shine like a beacon of hope” for the future of young LGBTs has gone on display in Forest Hill today. The #Outcome project, by Lewisham-based photographer Tom Dingley, 28, showcases portraits of men and women from the LGBT community holding pictures of themselves as…

Geffrye Museum shines a spotlight on the homeless

Geffrye Museum shines a spotlight on the homeless

An exhibition on homelessness during the Victorian era will be on display from March till July at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch. The unique exhibition, Homes of the Homeless, explores the dark reality of homelessness in the 19th and 20th centuries and “considers how people fought against the notorious workhouse…

Goldsmiths rock band Blur to release first album in 12 years

Goldsmiths rock band Blur to release first album in 12 years

Former Goldsmiths alumni, and award-winning rock band, Blur have announced details of a major comeback, with their first album in 12 years set for release in April. The band have also made available new track ‘Go Out’. It is the first song released by the foursome since 2012. The band,…

Community celebrations to promote volunteering

Community celebrations to promote volunteering

Hackney residents are invited to a night of free festivities at the New Kingshold Community Centre on Ainsworth Road this Friday, February 20. There will be free food and drinks provided, and residents will be able to enjoy a performance by local group Nemesis Street Dance and a demonstration of…

Street rappers take on Lewisham ‘popo’ in rap duel

Street rappers take on Lewisham ‘popo’ in rap duel

A rap duel between two rappers and two police impersonators caused a sensation on YouTube last week, generating more than 78,000 views. The performance took place on Lewisham High Street on February 10 where two rappers rhymed about not being able to afford to buy anything when they were “arrested”…

Exhibition to celebrate Hackney’s 50th anniversary

Exhibition to celebrate Hackney’s 50th anniversary

  An exhibition marking the anniversary of the formation of the London Borough of Hackney is now showing at the Hackney Museum. The earlier metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington merged in 1965 to form the London Borough of Hackney. The borough is turning 50 this April. To celebrate…

Cyclehoop sets hearts a-flutter in London’s bike lanes

Cyclehoop sets hearts a-flutter in London’s bike lanes

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and this year London is ready to surprise its residents by a city-wide art installation, with 14 eye-catching red #HeartsOfLondon cycle stands across the city. Hackney-based artist Graham McLoughlin collaborated with Cyclehoop, an award-winning company specialising in bicycle parking solutions, in a bid to…

“Top-end” works to feature at Goldsmiths auction

“Top-end” works to feature at Goldsmiths auction

Famous Goldsmiths’ alumni including Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Steve McQueen have donated works valued up to £350,o00 to Christie’s auction which will take place tomorrow. At tomorrow’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale Christie’s will offer works including  Damien Hirst’s Ipratropium Bromide (estimated at £250,000 – £350,000), Sarah Lucas’ Nahuiolin (estimated…

Council and Rich Mix in four-year loan repayment dispute

Council and Rich Mix in four-year loan repayment dispute

  An arts centre could face closure if they do not pay back an £850,000 loan they received in 2002 from Tower Hamlets Council. Rich Mix, based in Shoreditch, has decided to publicise the details of the dispute with the council dating back to 2011. Rich Mix said the council…

Goldsmiths YBA alumni donate art to new gallery

Goldsmiths YBA alumni donate art to new gallery

Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Julian Opie, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Steve McQueen are among the Goldsmiths alumni who will donate their artwork to an auction at Christie’s to help fund the construction of a new gallery, designed by Assemble at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The gallery is to…

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