London Living’s best blogs of the week
Instead of our weekly London Grilling this drizzly Thursday, today we’re giving you a short ‘n sweet look at some really quite entertaining articles from around town this week. Don’t fret though, this doesn’t mean our interviews are going out the window – we’ve got a crafty new Twitter interview (‘Twinterview?’) all set for next week. More to be revealed soon!
We’ll start with a fabulous new site close to our hearts, It’s a Newham Thing: “an audio-visual project that explores and celebrates locality.” This project is the very essence of everything community-related in the area, encouraging locals within the borough to rediscover and reconnect with their surroundings and to share their favourite bits. Much of the focus surrounds the dramatic change of the recent Newham landscape, charting its progress and the impact on Newham residents themselves. This is a great site and well worth having a look at. Check out their Facebook page too, here.
It’s another local one up next, this time a great review from our trusty Londoneer on Theatre Royal Stratford East‘s current performance, ‘Dangerous Lady’ by Martina Cole. For you theatre lovers, this is a worthy read and a worthy watch. Be warned though, set in the East End, the performance packs a fair old punch with a hefty dose of on-stage violence! Londoneer seems thoroughly impressed though: “I can’t fault ‘Dangerous Lady’ in terms of its entertainment value”, he says. Sound good? Grab your tickets here.
There’s always a magnificent story to be told by The Gentle Author and this week has made no exceptions. Spitalfields Life showcased a really interesting piece on ‘John Claridge’s Boxers‘ with a series of captivating close-up photographic portraits by Mr. Claridge himself – an ex-East End boxer.
We’re sure you’ll agree the images are quite amazing, each one capturing the intimate details and weathered contours of each and every face – real, authentic East End stuff.
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