East London

Revisiting London’s East End During the ‘70s and ‘80s
Photography

Revisiting London’s East End During the ‘70s and ‘80s

Photographer Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi spent five decades crafting an intimate portrait of the East End as seen through the eyes of a consummate insider.

Written by: Miss Rosen

An intimate portrait of East London’s underground music scene
Huck Presents

An intimate portrait of East London’s underground music scene

Short film The Rest Is Noise explores how to stand out and be heard in the capital’s ever-changing musical landscape.

Written by: Alex King

Hackney’s Pho Mile and its history of resistance
Activism

Hackney’s Pho Mile and its history of resistance

Home Away From Home — For decades, an area of East London has served as a vital community hub for Vietnamese people looking for a taste of home.

Written by: Georgina Quanch

The London squatters who resisted evictions in the ‘70s
Culture

The London squatters who resisted evictions in the ‘70s

’Housing for all!‘ — In 1973, Tower Hamlets city council decided to tear down the crumbling buildings where squatters were living. Photographer David Hoffman documented the fight back in what would become the first protest photo book published in the UK.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Syd Shelton on capturing the theatre of the street
Culture

Syd Shelton on capturing the theatre of the street

Pounding pavements — The photographer who shot Rock Against Racism and The Battle of Lewisham reflects on building trust with his subjects and using the street as his studio.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Poetic photos of an East London neighbourhood
Culture

Poetic photos of an East London neighbourhood

Clapton on film — Mico Toledo’s latest project saw the photographer roaming the streets of Clapton, capturing its diverse residents and moments of quiet beauty.

Written by: Camilla Patini

What saving Brick Lane means to British Bangladeshis like me
Activism

What saving Brick Lane means to British Bangladeshis like me

Home Away From Home — The iconic East London location has long been a vibrant pocket of Bangla culture, it‘s curry houses a symbol of Bangladeshi resistance. But with rising rents and plans for a new shopping mall, can this community survive the threat of gentrification?

Written by: Mishti Ali

A portrait of UK life on the edges of gentrification
Culture

A portrait of UK life on the edges of gentrification

Homegrown — Photographer Stephen Burridge talks preserving the memory of places on the margins of capitalism and celebrating the UK's vibrant patchwork of communities.

Written by: HUCK HQ

Rocks is a quiet, revolutionary film about life in London
Culture

Rocks is a quiet, revolutionary film about life in London

Teenage riot — On and off-screen best friends Kosar Ali and Bukky Bakray on growing up in East London, and why diverse, multi-layered stories are as vital as ever.

Written by: Beth Webb

The DIY haven that transformed London’s jazz scene
Music

The DIY haven that transformed London’s jazz scene

Remembering TRC — Dalston’s Total Refreshment Centre closed as a music venue a year ago – and although it may be gone, its legacy lives on. In her new book, Make Some Space, journalist Emma Warren explores why this pivotal space did so much for the capital’s creative communities.

Written by: Emma Finamore

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