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Guys and Dolls of Broadway Market

We found out what it's like to be an artist in Hackney's changing creative scene. William Cheshire, jewellry William used to work in jewellery centre Hatton Garden, but decided to open his bespoke jewellery shop on...

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Jammin MC: “Stormzy isn’t just a talent, he’s a role model”

To Caribbean grime artist from Stoke Newington Jammin MC, Stormzy isn’t just a talent, he’s a role model. “He’s inspiring young black males and telling them and showing them it can be done, that...

Who’s on the lineup at Lovebox Festival 2017?

Frank Ocean, Jamie XX, Chase & Status and Jess Glynne are this year’s Lovebox headliners. But who else is playing at Lovebox? Three months from the start of the festival, we’re looking at the...
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Bennett on Beer: “I can’t wholly recommend the Crate sours”

The sour beer is having somewhat of a renaissance in the beardiest parts of the world. In Seattle, the craft brewers serve sours in tasting flights, like whiskey, which show the vast range of...

Untitled: Cocktail king Tony Conigliaro opens bar in Dalston

Those not ‘in the know’ might walk straight past Dalston’s new bar, Untitled. Though the storefront looks anonymous and forgettable with its scrappy grey exterior and heavy door, the drinks are anything but. Untitled serves...

6 things we learned on a historical tour of Shoreditch

What do Tony Blair, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare all have in common? In one way or another they have all played their part in establishing and sustaining the theatrical heritage of Shoreditch. Theatre,...
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Chocolate calzone: better as a marketing strategy than as a dessert

Pizza Pilgrims is a wonderful blend of Italian cooking and American style, catering for its London audience. The Shoreditch location is furnished with a Rambo poster, blackboards with pizza puns, and the kind of...

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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.