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ARTS

Grime night in Dalston reaches out to refugees

7 Nov , 2015  

A grime night in Dalston has raised thousands of pounds for refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. GrimeAid took place at The Nest nightclub on Stoke Newington Road. It was hosted by Hackney-born Beats1 DJ Julie Adenuga and helped raise more than £4,500 for migrants settling in Serbia. Fundraiser organiser Ra’ed Khan, 28, told Hackney […]

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Credits: Cristina Matamoros

ARTS

Hip Hop builds bridges with student architects

7 Nov , 2015  

A collective of architects, music promoters and hip hop enthusiasts launched their first event in Shoreditch in a bid to get more young people interested in architecture. In Situ was started by Simon Keeling and Seb Benson, two architecture students from the University of Sheffield who feel that the profession fails to engage younger generations. […]

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One of the children featured in the Fifty Children by Fifty Artists

ARTS, FEATURES

Fifty children by Fifty artists on show in Shoreditch

26 Mar , 2015  

The portraits of 50 kids and young carers from Tower Hamlets have gone on show in Shoreditch. Artists such as Daphne Guinness, Jessica Albarn and Christian Furr, who recently painted the Queen, were commissioned to paint, sculpt and photograph the youngsters for charity. The project, called Fifty Children Fifty Artists, was organised by Miracles, a charity which […]

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NEWS

Rare signed Banksys to be flogged by Hackney studio

10 Mar , 2015  

London’s first permanent display of Banksy’s prints will flog rare Banksys at £50,000 a pop. Hang-Up Gallery on Stoke Newington High Street are showing unique prints of the reclusive street artist’s paintings. The works will be displayed in their cosy underground “Banksy Bunker” starting from the end of March. The prints, recognisable to Banksy fans, […]

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FEATURES

Raunchy sex shop exhibition makes London Fields blush

9 Mar , 2015  

Gabriel Samuels takes a peep at monster dildos and other accessories at a sex fest in London Fields. I’ve only been in Sex Shop for a couple of minutes, and it’s already making me wince. I walk over to one table and leaf through the pages of a lengthy contract, positioned alongside a huge black horse dildo […]

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Bobby Baker exhibition Chat's Palace

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Review: Bobby Baker exhibition at Chat’s Palace in Homerton

26 Mar , 2014  

We review Bobby Baker’s new exhibition in Homerton; Diary Drawings: Mental Illness And Me, 1997 – 2008

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The exterior of Geffrye Museum in Hackney

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Interactive: find arts venues in Hackney

25 Mar , 2014  

We’ve mapped all of the Hackney arts venues

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Interactive map: A street art tour of Shoreditch

21 Mar , 2014  

View our interactive tour of Shoreditch’s street art

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ARTS, FEATURES, NEWS

Sound sculpture – The felt experience of sound

14 Mar , 2014  

Review of Kian-Peng’s ‘A sound sculpture – the felt experience of sound’

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Piece from A Dalston Anatomy. Credit: Lorenzo Vitturi

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Lorenzo Vitturi: Life and art in Dalston

11 Mar , 2014   Gallery

Lorenzo Vitturi is an Italian photographer has lived in Dalston for more than seven years, developing a close bond with the area.

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