The Africa Centre Summer Festival 2017 in Southwark over the weekend featured three live stages with bands and DJs as well as street food stalls – and even the art, craft and fashion pop-ups had an African flavour.
ON THIS DAY in 1743 English bare-knuckle fighter Jack Broughton began staging boxing exhibitions in an ampitheatre on Hanway Rd, near Oxford Street. It eventually became the largest of its kind, making him the foremost name in the sport. He cemented this status by drawing up seven rules, which became universally applied before the Marquis […]
Described on Bookatable as a ‘James Bond-style restaurant’, one can only guess they are referring to its air of sophistication and cool because there’s not any Bond memorabilia in sight and the waitresses don’t look anything like Bond girls. This award-winning restaurant run by Gordon Ramsay protégé Michael Reid is too classy for that. And […]
“I feel unwanted here. People still say ‘go back to where you are from.” This simple quote on the walls of the ABP Autograph gallery sums up the sense of isolation and disconnection felt by certain male Muslim members of Britain’s working class communities now documented in an exhibition by Mahtab Hussain. It also examines […]
In recent years Shoreditch’s Autograph ABP has made a name for itself as one of London’s go-to galleries for exhibitions featuring work of cultural and historic significance. This current display of archive photographs from late nineteenth century Jamaica show how the post-emancipation nation for the first time sought to capitalise on its climate and unspoilt […]
Essex-born photographer Ian Treherne has a degenerative eye condition which vignette’s out most of his peripheral vision. He has used this in his approach to his work and it certainly gives his creativity a defining personal quality. You’ll pretty quickly notice which of his works at this exhibition at Fiumano Projects best captures this unique […]
BoxPark in Shoreditch is increasingly making a name as the place to be for buzz gigs, pop up art exhibitions and all manner of in-store creative cool. The Icons of Hip Hop exhibition by photographer Eddie Otchere is one such urban gem, documenting as it does, his experience snapping rap royalty throughout the decades. These […]
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