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London statues transformed in Michael Gardner’s collection

London statues transformed in Michael Gardner’s collection

Emergence, the eye-catching solo debut by London photographer Michael Gardner, is the newest collection adorning the white walls of The Gallery London – a  cultural haven on Hither Green Lane.…

Boots Riley and The Coup to play at Goldsmiths on October 29

Boots Riley and The Coup to play at Goldsmiths on October 29

Boots Riley and The Coup will play Goldsmiths in support of the Love Music Hate Racism campaign and to mark the release of their new album ‘Sorry to Bother You’.…

Oxjam charity music festival: in your boroughs, Sep 25 – Oct 21

Oxjam charity music festival: in your boroughs, Sep 25 – Oct 21

Sometime Blur guitarist Graham Coxon kicked off the Oxjam music festival in Hackney on Monday night as the charity chain prepared for gigs all across east and south London.…

Tea, cake and Batman at new combination comic/coffee shop

Tea, cake and Batman at new combination comic/coffee shop

Why huddle between the shelves of some dingy basement to buy your comic books when you could do it in daylight while sipping tea? That’s the concept behind a new combination comic store and café that launched in Dalston this weekend.…

Pick of the line September 7 – September 14

Pick of the line September 7 – September 14

A most improving selection of events this week encompasses art shows, environmentally friendly documentary cinema, ‘stories for grown ups’ and, of course, the Hackney Film Festival. If you go and do these things you’ll surely feel better about yourself, and frankly, if you miss them without a very good excuse,…

Pick of the Line August 31 – September 6

Pick of the Line August 31 – September 6

It’s a week for widening your horizons along the East London Line as bordering boroughs poach our best and brightest (come on! Nunhead is practically Telegraph Hill!), German students sail tall ships in and out of Canary Wharf, Hackney Attic hosting shows from Edinburgh, and Dalston’s Passing Clouds jazz venue…

Damien Hirst gives art tips on Blue Peter

Damien Hirst gives art tips on Blue Peter

Goldsmiths alumnus and internationally famous artist Damien Hirst became the latest person to receive a gold Blue Peter badge on Thursday.…

Pick of the Line August 24 – August 31

Pick of the Line August 24 – August 31

Celebrate you, your children, your brothers, your sisters, your cousins or whoever you fancy getting their GCSE results this week with art, sound and intensive inter-Olympic retail therapy across the boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Croydon and Lewisham.…

Pick of the Line August 17 – August 23

Pick of the Line August 17 – August 23

This week’s forecast predicts a warm, sunny weekend for London – so enjoy the summer sunshine and some great events this week with our pick of the best on offer in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Croydon and Lewisham. Friday August 17: Lunchtime concert in Hoxton Square Shoreditch Fringe Festival Come down…

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

There is cynicism and anxiety, as well as hope, optimism and pride in a new photography exhibition recording the impact that the Olympics has had on East Londoners. The ‘Facing East’ exhibiton at the Four Corners gallery on Roman Road, Bethnal Green is a portrait of a diverse and vibrant…