Street Feast review

April 24, 2013

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Street feast London

London’s popular nighttime street food market is back, and as this gluttonous writer will tell you, it’s better than ever. Starting April 12th London’s finest street food vendors will set up shop every Friday evening (from 5pm until midnight) until the end of June at the old merchant’s yard on Kingsland Road. Street Feast’s roster […]

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New health shop opens in Hackney

March 10, 2013

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HarvestE8

Tired of all the chicken shops and fast food chains on Kingsland Road? I certainly am, which is why I was excited to hear about the launch of new organic food store Harvest E8 on 130-132 Kingsland High Street. But is there a market for healthy and organic food in Dalston? If the incoming masses […]

‘In the Beginning was the End’ review

March 9, 2013

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In the beginning was the end

‘In the Beginning Was the End’ is the latest site-responsive theatre production from the dreamthinkspeak team. The show takes place at London’s Somerset House and is a 70-minute (although I was there for nearly two hours) exploration in the tunnels, corridors and rooms beneath Somerset House and King’s College. Inspired by a Leonardo da Vinci […]

Women travelling solo – the real issue

February 7, 2013

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sarai sierra

There’s been a lot of discussion this week about women travelling on their own after the body of American Sarai Sierra was found dead  in Istanbul on Saturday. Mother-of-two Sierra had been travelling to pursue her photography hobby and had visited the Netherlands and Germany before arriving in Turkey. Missing for almost two weeks, Sierra, […]

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Future Cinema’s Shawshank Redemption review

February 1, 2013

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Shawshank in East London

Standing in my stiff penitentiary clothes and listening to the warden yell at me to get down on all fours, I can’t help but wonder – why on earth did I agree to this? “You heard me. Get down on your knees,” he growls. I had accidentally stumbled into his office and mumbled that I […]

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Vogue’s Hurricane Sandy shoot

January 18, 2013

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vogue fashion shoot

Vogue magazine caused controversy this week after running a fashion shoot entitled “Storm Troupers: Celebrating Hurricane Sandy’s First Responders.” Shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the shoot features models sporting designer clothes along with people involved in the city’s recovery such as firefighters and army reservists. Photos: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue Text accompanying the shoot […]

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Female faces of the year

December 30, 2012

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Faces of the year: The women

As we look forwards to 2013, so begins the process of looking back at the year that was. A lot happened in 2012, but as I am rushing about to get ready for the celebrations tomorrow, I’ll just focus on some of the women that defined this past year. BBC Faces of the Year: the […]

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