East London

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

Photographers on why East London still inspires them
Photography

Photographers on why East London still inspires them

Hidden stories — To mark the release of East London Photo Stories – a compilation of work on the titular neighbourhood – we speak to seven different photographers about what keeps bringing them back to the East End.

Written by: Huck

The battle to save east London: is this finally the end?
Reportage

The battle to save east London: is this finally the end?

The death of Hackney Wick — The fight to save Hackney Wick is about more than artists losing homes – it’s about who London is for, and what we stand to lose when they’re gone. Writer Jessica Furseth meets the locals being ushered out by a new era.

Written by: Jessica Furseth

Surreal shots of East London’s hidden corners
Photography

Surreal shots of East London’s hidden corners

Scenes and stories — Using a multiple exposure technique, photographer Chris Dorley-Brown constructs visual narratives in the city’s East End, creating images that exist outside of a specific time or moment.

Written by: Niall Flynn

What East London looked like in the 1960s
Photography

What East London looked like in the 1960s

The East End in Colour — When Chris Dorley-Brown stumbled upon thousands of old colour slides belonging to local photographer David Granick, he quickly set to work. The result is The East End in Colour, a series that remembers the warmth and character of a bygone London.

Written by: Niall Flynn

Capturing the forgotten communities of east London
Photography

Capturing the forgotten communities of east London

‘Hell is right here’ — Oliver Cargill heads to Hackney, Bethnal Green and Brick Lane for his new photo series, turning his lens on the locals who have been left behind.

Written by: HUCK HQ

East London creatives in their personal spaces
Photography

East London creatives in their personal spaces

Hackney Studios — Photographer Jenny Lewis has lived in Hackney, East London for over two decades, a part of this corner of the city's diverse community. For the past four years she's been photographing local artists in their own studios, capturing creativity in its most intimate setting.

Written by: Michael Segalov

Ghosts of a lost East London: The last match day at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground
Photography

Ghosts of a lost East London: The last match day at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground

The final whistle blows — Writer and photographer Michael Fordham was practically raised on the West Ham terraces. His zine ‘Over There’ mourns the death of its century-old ground and the working class football culture it nurtured - before gentrification won out and the club moved to its new home at Stratford’s Olympic Park.

Written by: Michael Fordham

The alternative parties keeping old working class venues alive
Culture

The alternative parties keeping old working class venues alive

Partying to survive — London’s declining traditional venues are surviving by providing a home for threatened alternative nightlife, from live music to LGBTQ parties.

Written by: Alex King

Huck's best music videos of the month
Music

Huck's best music videos of the month

A not so dry January — Spinning in South Africa, a walk through the heart of grime territory and oozings of fake blood, from Massive Attack, Kano, Metz and more.

Written by: Joshua Gabert-Doyon

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