Highlights

The July 19 reopening: what now for London’s creative, entertainment and hospitality sectors?
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Concerts & Gigs, Food & Dining, Galleries & Museums, Highlights

The Great Reopening? Freedom Day? The name doesn’t matter, the definitive date when we can finally get our lives back together does. The creative and hospitality sectors have suffered considerable losses during the pandemic and the delayed reopening has increased concern and confusion. Boris Johnson recently announced the June 21 date will be moved to […]

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Features

Pop Art? Uncanny Art? Readymades? – all this and more at the Unity Exhibition, Candid Gallery, Islington
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

East London artist Eddie Saint-Jean works in moving image and photography and up until now most of his art has had underlying cinematic cultural references. But now in a slight departure from that style he has produced a new body of work which he describes as Un-ReadyMades. Eddie Saint-Jean with his photographic work ‘We’re All […]

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Reviews

London’s Great Reopening 2021: MUSEUMS
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

It’s our special London’s Great Reopening feature! What’s Hot London? is helping to re-energise our capital city by visiting art galleries, museums, cinemas, theatres, music events and restaurants. Over the next few weeks, arts and culture writer Eddie Saint-Jean covers their steps out of Covid shutdown and much-awaited openings, events, exhibitions and screenings. This week […]

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grime

  • Why Grime Music Is Forever Linked to London’s East End
    Posted in: Features

    FORGET THE 2017 grime hype for a minute and go all the way back to 2001 when a new sound was born on the mean streets of East London. It was the first marked departure from late 90s UK rap, which copied the accent and beats of the hugely successful American hip-hop that dominated the […]