Unrepentant Nostalgia: Smashing, And Other Night-time Tales...

Graham Bendel | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Graham Bendel

Photograph: Martin Green Sitting on my rocking chair, sucking dolefully on a Werthers Original, I sometimes wonder why policemen and clubbers look s...

Acting After Illness #4 Hope

David King | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
David King

When my family first came looking for me in St Georges hospital, I can't imagine how they must of felt. Scared? Confused? Little did they know...

The Homogenisation Of The British Craft Beer Industry

Jack Peat | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Peat

But now the wave is moving back in the other direction. You may find craft beer in every boozer, but it's likely to only be one of four brands and most of those are being swallowed up by the sort of conglomerations we rebelled against in the first place.

Police Launch Murder Probe After Man Stabbed To Death In Camden High Street

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in London in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers were called to Camd...

May 1983

Naomi Hefter | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I decided on Camden festival this year. A smaller fringe but no less exciting. I've heard some wonderful things about the Camden fringe comedy festival. When I was accepted and given a fabulous venue at the Etcetera Theater I was unaware of one fundamental thing. I was told I had to price my own show!

F*** Pascha!

Naomi Hefter | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

As I'm in the middle of writing and practising for my second solo show for the Camden Fringe this year, I should not be thinking about holidays. But l...

A Happy and Safe Mother's Day

Jonathan Simpson | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Simpson

This Sunday is Mother's Day, a time to appreciate the women in our lives and the family unit. Sadly one in four women, many of whom will be mothers, will experience domestic abuse in their lives and will wake up feeling scared, apprehensive or isolated.

Ten of London's Most Unusual Storefronts

Eilidh Wagstaff | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eilidh Wagstaff

Britain's high streets are becoming more and more bland. The same chain stores dominate shopping parades across the country. With this in mind, here's a list of ten independent shops in London that don't fit the mould...

Want to Increase Diversity in the Arts? Get Local

Natalie Wade | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natalie Wade

We can argue the reasons for this situation until the proverbial cows come home. But what is indisputable is the transformative impact that art and culture has on these young people's lives.

Changes to the Planning System Are Leading to Thousands of Job Losses Across London

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Boris described the planning policy as "utterly crazy" and said that "Government is totally wrong on changes to permitted development rights... It reduces the space where firms can start up". Let's hope more legislators see sense soon, and stop this threat to independent businesses that are so vital for our creative economy and community.

So What's So Bad About Camden?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

When you think of Camden what springs to mind? Banksy knock offs at the market? Goths? Amy Winehouse tribute acts? Dawdling groups of Spanish tourists? The stench of overcooked sweet and sour chicken? Drunk teenagers throwing up at 2am?

One More Cup of Coffee for the Road, One More Cup of Coffee 'Fore I Go

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

I love coffee; I need coffee. Coffee is my vice but as Lou Reed said 'Vice is a virtue and virtue is a vice' so that's good enough for me. As I writer, I spend a lot of time in coffee shops curating content. But if the vibes not right and the coffee is bad then this can sometimes be nigh impossible.

Belonging - A Night at Circus Fest 2014

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

As a professional actor of 25 years, since being the first disabled actor to appear in a UK soap back in 1991, and the chair of the actor's union Equity's Deaf and Disabled Members Committee I know all too well just how high the standard of talent is within the disabled acting community.

Famous London Strip Joint Could Face Closure

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

One of London's flagship strip clubs could face closure after its licence was refused by Camden council, it has been revealed. Spearmint Rhino, the...

Camden Businesses Will Celebrate HS1-2 Link Drop, But Our Work Continues

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Simon Pitkeathley

What is important now, and what we will continue to petition Government on, is that the uncertainty that has been blighting businesses in Camden is removed as soon as possible. The safeguarding of this section of the route has meant that businesses in Camden have been reluctant to invest or hire skilled staff.

Love London

Gina Lyons | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

London has so much to offer, you can party at night, browse markets in the day and everything in between. It wasn't until February last year when my boyfriend fulfilled a childhood dream of mine by taking me to New York that I realised how utterly in love I was with this city.

A Misconceived View of Gentrification

Edward Adoo | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Edward Adoo

Alex's attack on "Shoreditchification" goes beyond the shores of Brick Lane, Hackney Road, Shoreditch High Street, Kingsland Road and surrounding areas. It's a real dig at what Londoners are all about. Get over it Alex, go and mingle with your gentrified buddies and chill out.

Camden Business Are an Example to the UK But They're Under Threat From HS2

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

HS2 Ltd wants to plough through the centre of Camden, taking over the bridges and shutting down businesses for years to create a link with the old high speed railway to Europe. On paper, building this line means road closures, bridge widening, transport disruptions. In practice, it could mean the end of Camden as we know it.

HS2 Bill Does Not Protect Camden

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

This particular Bill is something of a behemoth... with a colossal 50,000 page environmental impact assessment to accompany it. Within those 50,000 pages lies the future of Camden Town. Every single road closure, bridge widening and business affected is supposed to be taken into consideration within the report. It's why it's so big. However, we don't think they've taken the impact on Camden seriously enough.

Could HS2 Be The Death Of Camden Market?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Every Saturday morning, it's the scene of hundreds of shy goth teens, holding hands in striped neon hoodies, of foreign students with backpacks poring...

Camden Town Is Too Valuable to Lose to HS2

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

HS2 needs to link up to our existing high speed rail line that takes us to France. The current proposal for this would mean a link that cuts directly through the heart of Camden Town... 90% of Camden Lock market falls within 30 meters of site, as does 95% of Stables market. Hawley market would effectively be closed, with other iconic markets devastated by the project.

Live Review - Bastille at Koko for Virgin 40

Carly Wilford | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Playing the last date of their recent tour before hot stepping to Europe and America next, Bastille have grown and so has their music. It's crazy that in just nine months since first meeting them that things have come so far.

Couple Found Dead In The Foundations Of London Building Site

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

The bodies of a couple have been found in the foundations of a building site in north-west London. The “bizarre, tragic accident” happened near...

Live Review - Kendrick Lamar at iTunes Festival

Carly Wilford | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

US rap is in a great place at the moment and Kendrick did his upmost to make his mark on the UK and the thousands that watched the streamed gig from across the world.

Lucy Sherriff

Student Reported To Police For Criticising School In His Blog | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A headteacher reported one of his students to the police and rang up the pupil's prospective university to warn of his "anarchic" behaviour after the ...