East End

East End's Legacy Of Fighting Bigotry Since The Battle Of Cable Street

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In post-Brexit Britain when there will be natural economic uncertainty, our political class and media establishment have an historic obligation to keep our country safe from bigotry by being positive, robust and wise in their discourse.

Why Multicultural Communities Are What Makes London (and Britain) Great - and Why We Must Protect Them

Jermain Jackman | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jermain Jackman

It's a veritable melting pot of trends, music and culture. The area has produced a diverse array of talent who are widely celebrated today; from esteemed writer (Edgar Allen Poe), to top businessmen (Alan Sugar) and even man-of-the-moment Idris Elba. Local institutions like the 115 year old Hackney Empire has helped provide platforms for this multicultural talent over the years, and the Industrial and Jungle electronic music genres even originated from the area.

Is This the Most Dangerous Banner in Britain?

Daniel Brett | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Millions were wringing their hands this week in anxiety over the fate of BBC motormouth Jeremy Clarkson. Meanwhile, on the streets of East London on Thursday night the police were cracking down on Class War's sweary summing up of popular sentiment towards our political leaders, to complete indifference of the media.

Class War Against London's Housing Elite

Daniel Brett | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Living in Bow in the Nineties, just one skyscraper dominated the skyline: ONE Canary Wharf. I would see it when I went to bed every night and when I woke up in the morning. With steam pouring from its air conditioning ducts through the night like some steam punk dragon, it winked knowingly at the council estates it towered over. It knew there was worse to come...

The Battle of Britain and the Debt We Owe

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

Seventy-four years on, the heroism and sacrifice of these young men is the stuff of legend, romanticised and steeped in patriotism. So often portrayed with the iconic RAF moustache, the majority were probably too young to even have a moustache. Who were these men? How do they remember the Battle of Britain and what became of those who survived the years of war? What happened when they stopped being pilots, stepping out of uniform and back into civilian life?

The World According To Jah Wobble

Jason Holmes | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"The music business has become dull," says Jah Wobble. "It's like one big heritage site. I avoid it like the plague because it's full of businessmen bores, a lot of whom are too old to try anything else. It's a dead zone."

8 Haunting Photographs Of London's Derelict East End Pubs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

These haunting shots of derelict East London pubs tell of the decline of the once thriving local hostelry. Captured by photographer Antony Cairns, the...

Photographer David Bailey's East End Faces Showcases 1960s Snaps For First Time

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ordinary people and scenes of east London in the 1960s snapped by world famous photographer David Bailey are to go on show for the first time, more th...

David Bailey's East End Faces

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Images of East End characters snapped by world famous photographer David Bailey have been put on show for the first time, more than 50 years after the...

Live Review - Mikill Pane at the Sebright Arms

Carly Wilford | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Pane is a man's man. He's on a level. A tattooed and bearded dope chef that speaks to guys deeper than any lads mag.

What Price on London's Heritage?

Nicky Gavron | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nicky Gavron

The redevelopment of London's historic Spitalfields Fruit and Wool Exchange is a loss to London socially and culturally, but also to its economy.

Chris Kerr: Making Clothes for the Modern Man in Soho

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

Chris Kerr possesses an air of watchfulness, borne perhaps from looking out into Berwick Street from the cutting board which sits at the front of his Soho shop. The spectacles he wears are of heavy acetate, the navy suit fitted with little give, the whole look rounded off by black brogues and a metal watch.

'Cockney' ATMs Installed For Olympic Visitors

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

Would you Adam and Eve it? ATM machines with a Cockney language option are being installed for visitors to the Olympics. They will be placed on and...

The East End is Alive and Well

James Payne | Posted 29.08.2012 | Home
James Payne

Boetzelaer|Nispen gallery, a fairly recent addition to the East London gallery scene has a great show 'Arkhe Travel' on right now, but be quick as it ...

Balls, Body, Bodyart - Beckham Has a Defining Quality Beyond All That...

Hilary Robinson | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Sport
Hilary Robinson

Like the phoenix rising out of the ashes, time and time again Beckham has proved he has the capacity to bounce back from difficulties, criticism and scandal without bitterness but with genuine good grace. It is little surprise that, by the tattooed angel on his right shoulder, the text should read "in the face of adversity."

Nearly 1,000 East End Children To Star In Olympics

PA | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 900 East End youngsters will get the chance of a star turn at the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies. Dubbed the Mass Movement Te...

Cambridge Forges Links With The East End

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge University is hoping to encourage students from poorer backgrounds to apply by forging links with schools in London's east end. The prin...