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Commonplace diversity: stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney

Much current public and political debate about immigration and diversity assumes that there should be tensions on the grounds of ethnic and religious differences. In the London Borough of Hackney, however, diversity is the norm and, as a result of a long history of diversification, cultural and religious differences are rarely issues of contestation. 1,024 more words


Stratford, Hackney,Islington, Angel

Managed to negotiate our way over to Stratford, which was really easy because the Jubilee Line finishes there. This area of London was developed for the Olympics in 2012 and whole areas are being redeveloped. 179 more words


Morning Gloryville


 It’s 9.30 am on a Thursday morning as I write this.  Usually, I am at work but I have the day off.  Yesterday, I was also off work.  745 more words


Capital Ring part 1: Hackney Wick to Cyprus DLR

Abbey Mills Pumping Station cuts a striking impression on the east London skyline. The palatial Victorian monument near Stratford will be familiar to many given it has featured on both the small and big screens in everything from Batman to The Bill, but there is nothing quite like seeing it up close, in real life. 1,220 more words

Changing London

"Your warehouse space is quite ugly" she said. It is indeed, beautifully ugly, gloriously so...

On once more with the herding and the sorting of the details, the careful selection of artists for whom it means something….

“Your warehouse space is quite ugly” said one uninvited artist in a rather negative way… 446 more words



Walking down stairs in my halls I’ll more than likely see Tom working away, and it sure pays off. Commissioned to create murals from Hackney, all the way to Australia, his work is always dynamic and never fails to instil a touch of humour. 7 more words

Art Macabre - The Dying Art

From the Royal Academy of Arts to the Freud Museum, from Barts Pathology Museum to Somerset House, Art Macabre has staged sell-out creative events at prestigious venues across London. 1,785 more words