Street Stories tells the tales of homeless youth in East London

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

These murals look beautiful but the meaning behind them and even the words displayed with each one, are anything but. Each of these murals tells a sad tale of what homeless youth have gone through in London, from family members passing away to self harm and abuse. This collection of murals is part of Street […]

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Incredible portrait art by Ben Slow

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By Olivia Deane in New Art on Friday 25 November 2011

Up close, the man behind this incredible artwork can only be described as what Johnny Depp would look like if he was slightly shorter, unkempt and lived in borderline squalor in the depths of East London. I present to you Ben Slow. His work is incredible, finding an dynamic in glamorous pop images, and the […]

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Control photo exhibition at Photomonth London

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By Garry Cook in New Events on Wednesday 5 October 2011

Running until Saturday 29th October and featuring one hundred exhibitions showing some brilliant photography, East London’s international photography festival Photomonth is one of the must-see festivals in Britain’s capital city.

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Railroad Cafe in Hackney, London

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By Jamie from The Magic Lantern in Cool Travel on Saturday 21 May 2011

Our friends Matt and Lizzie recently opened a new cafe on Morning Lane in Hackney, Railroad, and it’s definitely our favourite place to get a coffee, a quick lunch, or take someone for dinner. Well known on the East London coffee circuit, Matt and Lizzie decided to set up on their own in this converted Nigerian barber shop. What makes it special, though, is the food, which is on another level (the Vietnamese baguette and cakes are my favourite!) and all super cheap.

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