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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…

From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

Sue Kreitzman and Diane Goldie, talk ‘wearable art’ tonight at the The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. The two women break the boundary between art and fashion with their cutting-edge, uniquely designed fashion pieces inspired by years of living in East London. Sue Kreitzman was born in New York almost 75…

“Britain’s most violent prisoner” exhibition opens

“Britain’s most violent prisoner” exhibition opens

An exhibition by “Britain’s most violent prisoner” opened last week in Hackney’s Apiary Studios. The Death of Bronson “salutes the demise” of the UK’s most notorious criminal, Charles Bronson, and will run until January 22. By “death” the title does not indicate the artists literal passing, but rather refers to the end of…

Whitechapel Gallery traces a century of abstract art

Whitechapel Gallery traces a century of abstract art

The Whitechapel Gallery has kick-started a major new exhibition tracing a century of abstract art. The display will celebrate the centenary of “Black Square”, the work of the late Russian Artist Kazimir Malevich, by reflecting on art as it relates to society and politics. The exhibition, entitled “Adventures of the Black…

Embrace Chinese culture with the Horniman Museum

Embrace Chinese culture with the Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum and Gardens will, this weekend, embrace the start of “Memories of China”, an exhibition that celebrates the lives of the Chinese community within the UK. The event will explore the experiences of Chinese natives living in Britain since the early 20th century, launching on January 17 until April 12. Admission…

Stormzy takes third place in BBC Sound of 2015 list

Stormzy takes third place in BBC Sound of 2015 list

Grime artist Stormzy has come third place in the BBC Music Sound of 2015 list, which unveils the best and brightest emerging talent. Otherwise known as Michael Omari, the 21-year-old Croydon-born unsigned artist and MC appeared on the music scene aged 11 when he won rap battles at his local youth club,…

‘The Realness': where laughs lie side by side with violence

‘The Realness': where laughs lie side by side with violence

Within just a few hours of leaving prison Jay Johnson has been mugged. Surrounded by taunting youths, his phone is snatched before he even makes it home. Jay’s world of menacing east London streets where fights flare in the blink of an eye and gangsters roam with arrogant glares is…

Arts organisations in ELL boroughs receiving Arts Council funding opt into new plans to champion diversity

Arts organisations in ELL boroughs receiving Arts Council funding opt into new plans to champion diversity

Beneficiaries of Arts Council funding in Eastlondonlines boroughs and beyond have made commitments to appeal to wide-ranging communities by opting into the council’s new plans to champion diversity. Arts organisations in Eastlondonlines boroughs and elsewhere in the UK have pledged their support for diversity within the industry by signing up…

Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

  In the spirit of Christmas giving, an illustration exhibition that opens today will donate its profits to a homeless charity. “A Long Way From Home” is hosted by the A-side B-side Gallery, an artist run gallery, project space and studios, situated within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community. The exhibition…