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Fashion with a conscience

Previews Fashion Revolution Day – 24 April 2014 Hasina Momtaz: Have you ever wondered where your Gap jeans are made? Or who makes the Primark shirt you’re wearing? Or that favourite little black dress you love from Next? Or whether ...

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Britten 100 closes with Pagodas

The year now coming to a close marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth – but the centenary celebrations of this British composer’s life will not close until next spring. One of the highlights of the commemorative musical events will ...

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Parallelograms marked the way forward

In 1970, Linda Perhacs was a Californian dentist – and a psychedelic folk artist. Linda’s album “Parallelograms” came out that year, and initially no one really noticed. But eventually it was discovered, and it was re-issued in 2005 and 2008 ...

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You may want to go to Chelsea

Though Tower Hamlets’ Idea Stores can give you access to a range of printed volumes and, though the internet, to even more written material, readers who want to get their hands round a genuinely old book will have to go ...

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Halal excels at Excel

The Halal Food Festival is coming to East London. It styles itself the UK’s first festival to celebrate halal food, and claims to be the largest event of its kind in the world. It will be at the Excel Centre ...

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Train your eyes on this!

The Hoxton Gallery is getting off on the right foot with a new exhibition of adidas products. There’s a range of footwear to be seen, from vintage to re-issues, including several rare items. Also on show are exclusive items signed ...

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Cockney Heritage Festival gets underway

The first Tower Hamlets Cockney Heritage Festival starts this week with a launch event on 18th July. Events continue for a full week, with walks, exhibitions, films, talks, discussions and special events. The full programme can be downloaded from: http://www.ideastore.co.uk/.

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Mark Powell’s drawing on history

London based artist Mark Powell uses a simple biro to create incredibly detailed portraits of the elderly, which he draws on antique documents dating from 1763 onwards. His aim is to portray what can be produced with the most basic ...

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Along the Silk Road

It’s not often ELN publicises an arts event happening as far away as N12: we hardly ever publicise anything without an E number. But the pictures accompanying the press release advertising this dance/music production of Along the Silk Road – ...

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