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"Mere writing is not sufficient": Florrie, May 1938

“Socialism is definitely not the issue at the present but it is civilisation which is at stake in Europe.”

There is a lot of discussion at the moment about the similarities between the current political situation in Europe (and North America) and that of the 1930s. 1,023 more words

Elizabeth Aytoun

Everything changes...

Everything changes…even Hackney Wick 

They’re building everywhere in this part of the city. There’s a forest of cranes. Graffiti is  painted and painted over, and on the other side of the canal is Stratford and what remains after the London Olympics 2012. 238 more words

A city of colour

I THINK HE’S TALKING ABOUT HACKNEY WICK…

“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. 131 more words

Zebra stripes

PUT YOUR ZEBRA STRIPES ON. BE BRAVE.

I bought these zebra trousers in 2015, so it’s taken a while to build up the courage to wear them. 111 more words

What floats by

EASTER 2017

A quiet hour on deck with a cup of coffee. I’m watching what floats by. Easter is actually the holiday I’ve most often spent alone – by my own choice; I’ve been in one country and my family has been in another. 152 more words

Cruising in an East End cemetery

I live about 20 minutes away from the Tower Hamlets Cemetery.  Last summer I briefly fooled around inside it with a hot guy I picked up in Mile End Park… 452 more words

Cruising

An Art Drop, a leaf left hanging...

An #ArtDrop, April 6th 2017. Fresh growth and new layers painted on an unwanted, recycled piece of hardwood, picked up off the street, painted on and then left hanging on a wall for someone to take should they wish to. 60 more words

Paintings