Home » Archives by category » News » Arts (Page 2)

Lewisham Live Festival: From Bond music to Mozart

Lewisham Live Festival: From Bond music to Mozart

Lewisham Live Festival kicked off at Goldsmiths University last night, bringing together musicians from local schools and music centres across the borough. Lewisham Council has been hosting the festival since 2009. It began with one concert been performed five years ago, but this year there were over 14 concerts in three…

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…

East invades west as Hackney Wick takes over the V&A

East invades west as Hackney Wick takes over the V&A

On Friday night the east invaded the west – but don’t worry – it was confined to London, as Hackney took over Kensington for one evening only. The Hackney Wick Takeover was part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Friday Late series, which invites London’s creative communities to take over…

Music heavyweights launch new Goldsmiths studios

Music heavyweights launch new Goldsmiths studios

Stars of the British music industry have been in Lewisham to help Goldsmiths university launch its new music studios. Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich was joined by the band’s bassist Colin Greenwood and Travis lead singer Fran Healy on Thursday evening at the launch. Located on New Cross Road, the studios…

Death drawing: Gothic sketching this Valentine’s

Death drawing: Gothic sketching this Valentine’s

Forget life drawing, go gothic this Valentine’s at an Art Macabre ‘death drawing’ session – perfect for both blood-lusting lovers and sick-of-love singletons. The first of the drawing class’ Bloody Valentines Specials took place last night at the Hackney Attic. And, if their Romance is Dead session was anything to…

Stoke Newington man: Life through the camera lens

Stoke Newington man: Life through the camera lens

In a quiet, affluent street minutes from Stoke Newington High Street, Alan Denney is sitting in his navy-toned living room. The room is quite bare, bar two crowded bookshelves. Wearing crocs and socks with a burnt orange jumper, Denney is sipping on his tea. A couple of cats slink around.…

Creativity blossoms in New Cross with student brand

Creativity blossoms in New Cross with student brand

Creators from a young age and international by life experiences, Henri Ghosn, born in Switzerland, and Jun Kim, from South Korea, are making a name for themselves through illustrative bag design. The two merged as business partners upon graduating in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths in 2013, when they decided…

The best of Nordic pop culture in London’s East End

The best of Nordic pop culture in London’s East End

“Christmas jumpers wouldn’t have come back into style if it hadn’t been for Sara Lund,”confirms Jon Sadler, organiser of the UK’s only Nordic fiction and film festival. The event will be taking place in Tower Hamlets at the Old Truman Brewery this weekend, and Sadler has little doubt of the…

Artist Moshe Galili: A Survivor’s Journey

Artist Moshe Galili: A Survivor’s Journey

ELL speaks to artist and holocaust survivor Moshe Galili ahead of his exhibition marking Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27. History always goes in circles and what you can learn from history is that we never learn anything.” It’s no surprise that 84-year-old artist and Holocaust survivor Moshe Galili is…

Hackney Wick artists concerned over area’s future

Hackney Wick artists concerned over area’s future

Hackney Wick’s artistic community is nervous for the future. Proposed development of the area mirrors similar gentrification processes that pushed creativity out of fellow inner city spots Shoreditch and Hoxton. Last week the planned development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was approved when The London Legacy Corporation awarded Balfour…