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Monday 04 October 2010
Tom Lewis, an artist given prime-time exposure earlier this year when he was singled out by contestants on the BBC’s Junior Apprentice, is to stage a pop-up exhibition in London.
Friday 24 September 2010
An illegal minicab driver was jailed for eight years today for raping a passenger.
Friday 17 September 2010
If you want an alternative to the London Design Festival, a spin-off will be taking to the streets of Shoreditch, hoping to jab a stubby finger into the ribs of its sensible older sibling.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Wavves are teetering on a lofty precipice. Headed by angsty 23-year-old singer/songwriter Nathan Williams from San Diego, on record, Wavves boast one of the most exciting sounds around. As Williams and his band take to the tiny stage under the bricked arches of Shoreditch club Cargo, they look, and sound like bratty couldn't-care-less teenagers.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
The brainchild of Sean McLusky, once a member of Subway Sect and now a co-owner of the independent record label 1234, the 1-2-3-4 festival heralds the re-emergence of a DIY subculture. The arrival of the internet has prompted the decline of the major labels' stronghold on musical culture and the resultant era of "accessibility" has sparked the return of a non-conformist aesthetic that was prevalent in the punk movement.
Thursday 15 July 2010
Sunday 06 June 2010
Who'd have thought the opening of the new East London Line last month would give birth to a new cultural organisation in the capital? Yet the savvy people behind CultureLine (cultureline.org.uk) were quick to see the benefits that the new rail extension could bring to a string of attractions along the route.
Saturday 05 June 2010
Sunday 30 May 2010
Cibelle Cavalli, reputedly stellar in her native Brazil, now resides in London's Shoreditch where she is a purveyor of "tropical punk" (her term).
Monday 24 May 2010
Saturday 22 May 2010
Fifteen years ago, the Independent on Sunday hired Helen Fielding as a restaurant reviewer, and I lucked into the role of regular reviewer's companion. Our first outing was to a hilariously pretentious restaurant in Bayswater's Hempel Hotel, where we were served designer Thai food by a team of off-duty supermodels in an atmosphere of utter solemnity. It was ridiculous, but enjoyable, in a mad sort of way.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
29 year-old London based artist Reynir Hutber has won the 2010 Catlin Art Prize. Now in its fourth year, the prize acts as an annual showcase for recent art school graduates looking for a foothold in the unforgiving art world.
On the agenda: De La Warr Pavilion; V&A's Fashion in Motion; freshfacedandwildeyed2010; Carluccio's; Johan Grimonprez
Sunday 16 May 2010
Saturday 08 May 2010
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