Tag: London

The Dickensian Tragedy of Britain’s Growing Poverty

Onehundred and seventy-five years after it was published, Charles Dickens’s AChristmas Carol is still drawing audiences. This year its nearly sold-out adaptationat The Old Vic theatre in London has a post-show collection for The Felix Project, an organization that collectssurplus food and redistributes it to charities—a classic pairing for a workwhich, […]

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I’ll be drone for Christmas: London airport closed for day by drone harassment

Enlarge / LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: A Police helicopter flies over Gatwick Airport as they search for the Drone operator causing closure of the airport on December 20, 2018. reader comments 10 with 9 posters participating Share this story In what appears to be the first intentional use of drones to disrupt civil aviation, […]

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“Homecoming” by Photographer Hypemari

A selection of images from “Homecoming” by British Jamaican photographer Hypemari. The series follows Mari as he visits Jamaica for the first time, shooting portraits as he connects with his roots. See more images below. Each week our members share their work with us and we highlight the best of these submissions as Editors’ Picks. If […]

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Previews: Sweet Toof – ‘Mid Nite Crisis’ (London)

Legendary UK street artist Sweet Toof is returning to the London East End (118 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7NY) with a solo exhibition entitled Mid Nite Crisis. Opening on the 14th of December, the exhibition features paintings, sculptures, ceramics, miniature portraits, linocut prints and more surprises. With bright colours and his signature gums and teeth, there […]

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Showing: Rammellzee – “A Roll Of Dice” @ Lazinc

An exhibition of the work of Rammellzee entitled A Roll of Dice closes this week after a two month run at Lazinc in London.  The multi-disciplinary artist originally made his name from the mid-1970s onwards as king of the A Line, painting the subway trains which ran from his native Far Rockaway to the heart […]

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Ecuador: U.K. Assures Julian Assange Can Leave Embassy Safely

Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday that British officials have offered adequate assurances for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to vacate the South America country’s embassy in London, according to the Associated Press. Moreno said his government had received written assurances from the U.K. government not to extradite the Australian activist to any country […]

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Recap: José Parlá – “Echo of Impressions” @ Ben Brown Fine Arts (London)

José Parlá returned to London recently for his third UK solo show entitled Echo of Impressions (previewed). The Brooklyn-based artist’s practice continues to be primarily concerned with the documentation of the urban landscape but the show’s title references a particular emphasis at this time on the sights, sounds, noises, smells and tastes of the city […]

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Full Scale of Brexit Betrayal Revealed After British Government Forced to Publish Legal Advice

The scale of the deceit of Theresa May’s so-called “worst deal in history” deal has been dramatically revealed after the government was forced to publish a key legal document by a vote in Parliament. Members of Parliament received the document Wednesday morning, and it was due to the published to the public around 11:30. Yet […]

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‘Hypocritical’ UK Govt to Sign UN Migration Pact Despite Pledge to Control Borders

While debate on the UN migration pact rages worldwide, with a growing number of nations following the United States in withdrawing, the major deal has seen little discussion in the United Kingdom. Britain’s ruling Conservative Party made pledges to reduce immigration “from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands” in the 2010, 2015, […]

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Showing: David Shillinglaw – “Human Soup” (London)

David Shillinglaw (featured) is currently showing Human Soup in London, a solo exhibition curated by Turner Barnes Gallery and That Art Gallery. The show features a selection of large and small works created over the past eight years. The British artist covers universal themes of what it means to be alive in the ‘human hive’ – a […]

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London Knife Crime Epidemic: One Woman Struck with Machete, Another Stabbed to Death in Separate Incidents

A woman was struck over the head with a machete less than four hours after another woman was stabbed to death in south-east London as a violent crime wave in the capital continues. A 55-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder after a 75-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Peckham in the borough […]

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‘The Worst Deal in History’: Brexiteers Respond to Theresa May’s ‘Slave State’ Agreement With Europe

The Prime Minister has betrayed the principles of Brexit and is subjecting the United Kingdom to political slavery at the hands of Brussels, Brexiteers have said, as the details of the Prime Minister’s deal leaked to Irish media Tuesday afternoon. Brexiteers within the Conservative party met Tuesday as the news emerged of a “technical level” […]

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Prime Minister Calls Cabinet to Downing Street After Brexit Deal Reportedly Agreed with EU

A “technical level” Brexit deal has been struck between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Britain’s state broadcaster reported Tuesday afternoon, leading Prime Minister Theresa May to summon her cabinet to Downing Street to buy into the agreement before it is revealed to the British public. Just hours after the Cabinet — the group […]

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“See Naples and Die” by Photographer Sam Gregg

A fantastic series by London-based photographer Sam Gregg. Taking particular interest in marginalized communities, Gregg’s work offers both an immersion into the complexities of foreign environments as well as a reflection on the narrative similarities to one’s own culture. In “See Naples and Die,” the saying once made in reverence to the beauty and opulence […]

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