Highlights

Festival of Brexit
Will the Festival of Brexit Divide the Nation or Succeed As a Unifying Showcase?
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions, Technology

South Bank’s 1951 Festival of Britain may be the blueprint for a 2022 Festival of Britain and Northern Ireland Britain’s past Great Exhibitions were held as landmark events to showcase the nation’s arts and technology. The post-Brexit Festival of Britain and Northern Ireland planned for 2022 will be inevitably tied to the contentious EU referendum […]

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Features

From Keir Hardie to Keir Starmer: West Ham’s Historic Links With the Labour Party
Posted in: Features, People

Labour MP Sir Keir Starmer has emerged as a frontrunner to be the leader of a Labour Party that has experienced extraordinary swings in popularity in recent years. Many in the party hope that he will bring an end to this election see-sawing and present a unifying centrist mandate and show the electorate that Labour […]

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Reviews

A Portable Paradise [Poetry Review]
Posted in: Books, Reviews

British-Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson‘s winning of the £25,000 T.S. Eliot prize took the literary world by surprise. None of the London bookshops had a copy in stock a day after the announcement and there was a seven-day wait for the next order from the publishers. This apparent oversight is intriguing. He has an impressive pedigree […]

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Christmas