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Bethnal Green cafe helps East London artist win art prize

Bethnal Green cafe helps East London artist win art prize

Nathan Eastwood has won the East London Painting Prize in its first year of competition. Winning the title and £10,000, Nathan’s winning entry, “Nico’s Café”, is a black and white painting, which features an old man sitting in the same named Bethnal Green café. Claire Gevaux, Head of Creative Programmes…

Art in Mind: Brick Lane Gallery showcases new international exhibition

Art in Mind: Brick Lane Gallery showcases new international exhibition

Brick Lane Gallery has united a multi-cultural group of artists for its two new exhibitions, Art in Mind The exhibition that opened yesterday features artists from Australia, Greece, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. The artists were invited to represent current themes in art today. With works from oil paintings…

Electoral Commission ombudsman to investigate Tower Hamlets after a series of voting allegations

Electoral Commission ombudsman to investigate Tower Hamlets after a series of voting allegations

Tower Hamlets is to be investigated by the Electoral Commission after a series of voting allegations and controversies. The investigation was announced prior to the final count of the Bromley South ward that voted in Danny Hassell and Helal Uddin for the Labour Party. An Electoral Commission spokesperson said: “Everyone should be…

New £30,000 Facebook appeal over 1997 Stepney murder

New £30,000 Facebook appeal over 1997 Stepney murder

    A £3o,000 reward for information to help solve a 17-year old East End murder was launched on Facebook today by the Metropolitan Police John Kennedy, 31, a father-of-two, was stabbed following an altercation outside the Railway Arms pub, in Stepney in February 1997. At the time, a suspect…

Fancy a haircut with a side of bibimbap?

Fancy a haircut with a side of bibimbap?

“Are you here for a haircut? Pick up a chalk and write your name on the blackboard. Blue’s for men, pink for girls,” a hairdresser explained as I entered from the café to the hip and minimal hair salon. A true pioneer of modern out-of-the-box establishments, Hurwundeki is a combination…

Luftur Rahman Wins Mayoral Election in Tower Hamlets

Luftur Rahman Wins Mayoral Election in Tower Hamlets

  Lutfur Rahman has won the Mayoral vote in the constituency of Tower Hamlets. It took place in the Art Deco Cinema Troxy. The ballot verification finished a solid four hours late and the count went on into the early hours of the morning. At twenty past eleven at night,…

Live Blog: Election results in Tower Hamlets

Live Blog: Election results in Tower Hamlets

COUNTING SUSPENDED: After a long day and night of reporting the East London Lines team are signing off for now. The elections have seen a victory for Luftur Rahman as Mayor. Tower Hamlets First have taken 12 seats, mainly from  Labour  who  so far have six seats.  The Conservatives have…

Police ensure safe voting across Tower Hamlets

Police ensure safe voting across Tower Hamlets

  Police were stationed at all polling stations across Tower Hamlets throughout yesterday’s voting hours to ensure a fair and safe voting environment. Officers were dispatched amid fears that some areas of the UK were vulnerable to fraud or voter intimidation. The 125 polling stations in Tower Hamlets joined fifteen other…

The Balfron Tower: a tale of gentrificiation

The Balfron Tower: a tale of gentrificiation

As the weather gets warmer, so does the debate surrounding the brutalist Balfron Tower. The listed building is due a makeover, and permanent residents are being ‘decanted’ before works begin. Meanwhile, a housing scheme run by the Bow Arts Trust offers artists temporary residence in the emptied flats until renovation starts.…

May 22 – why your vote is important in Tower Hamlets

May 22 – why your vote is important in Tower Hamlets

Willie Howard from the Tower Hamlets Unite Community Centre gives his views on the importance of voting. He’s urging his community to vote and make a difference. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…