Tag: London

Majority of London’s newly built luxury flats are unsold, raising the spectre of “posh ghost towers”

Property developers in London built more than 1,900 luxury flats in 2018, the majority of which have so far failed to sell; all told, there are 3,000 luxury flats on the market, a high-water mark for a city whose property market was hijacked by offshore oligarchs and criminals who converted much of the housing stock […]

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Interviews/ Showing: eL Seed – ‘Tabula Rasa’ @ Lazinc

Recently in London, eL Seed opened his first UK show called Tabula Rasa at Lazinc. The featured works draw together ideas and influences from many of the projects that the French-Tunisian artist has been working on around the world over the last seven years. The exhibition’s title references the epistemological concept that the human mind starts […]

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“London Cries”: the merchants’ patter of 19th Century London

One genre of 19th Cen illustrated pamphlet was the “Cries of London” (previously), which celebrated the market traders’ characteristic sales patter, which were catalogued as a kind of urban birdsong. Aunt Busy Bee’s New London Cries (1852) is a lovely example of the genre, both for its lively illustrations and the wonderful pitches […]

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Showing: Conrad Jon Godly – “To see is not to speak” @ JD Malat Gallery

From 25 January until 2 March, JD Malat Gallery in London will be presenting the first UK solo show by Conrad Jon Godly. To See is Not to Speak consists of 15 new pieces, marking a comeback for the Swiss artist’s most recognized series of texture-intense, photo-realistic mountains. The show title is taken from a quote from […]

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The most romantic cities in the world to inspire your Valentine’s Day travels

The Most Romantic Cities in the World to Inspire Valentine’s Travel – HelloGiggles The most romantic cities in the world to inspire your Valentine’s Day travels this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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“R.O.A.R.” by Photographer Hypemari

Another great series from London-based photographer Hypemari, shot during Notting Hill Carnival, in London. The images capture a celebration of community, culture and Caribbean traditions. Each week our members share their work with us and we highlight the best of these submissions as Editors’ Picks. If you have work to share, you can learn more about becoming a […]

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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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