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Reviewed: this week’s top arts events

Theatre, photography and contemporary art all come under the spotlight this week

Artist goes naked to protest against materialism

A Stoke Newington man is readjusting to life with clothes on after living naked for an entire week in the name of art.

No more Tubthumping for Chumbawamba

Chumbawamba prove there's more to them than just 'Tubthumping' as they hit the stage at Passing Clouds in Dalston

Ox Tales poetry at the Slaughtered Lamb pub Review

Ox Tales, a highlight of this month's London Word Festival, was billed as an evening of "literary top-cuts and fleshy delights", culminating in the aforementioned butchery demonstration.

The Hounding of David Oluwale Review

The death of Nigerian immigrant David Oluwale is poignantly dramatised in Oladipo Agboluaje's adaptation showing at the Hackney Empire this week.

60 Seconds with Tony Grisoni

Hackney based screen writer, Tony Grisoni speaks to Clare Dickinson about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegan and the Channel 4 series Red Riding.

Art for free in Hackney

Your guide to seven days of complimentary culture including art music and comedy events at the Hackney Empire, Hackney Museum and Cargo nightclub.

Comment: New arts scheme – more publicity please!

Alison Battisby shares her view on the new theatre initiative aiming to get young people enthused about the theatre

Deepcut play aims to force public enquiry

Nathan Bleaken and Beth Mellor speak exclusively to the bereaved parents of Private Geoff Gray from Hackney as Philip Ralph's Deep Cut comes to London

Art imitating therapy

Many artists claim to have led troubled lives. But Hackney based painter Natascha Germane has had an exceptionally traumatic one. Katy Barnato talks to her about using art as therapy.

Our Top Story

Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.