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Paris-based photographer, Gerard Touren, was handed his first camera at the age of 12 by his father who taught him how to take photographs and develop film in darkrooms. Five decades on, Touren, now 62, spent days on end wandering...
Hardeep Pandhal’s work is designed to inspire unease. The 33-year-old Glasgow-based artist employs animation, video work, embroidery and sculpture to interrogate his identity as a second generation British Asian, often all at once. He bombards the viewer with grotesque,...
Rating: 2.5/5 “Toxic masculinity” has been a hot topic over the last 18 months - but anyone who’s graduated from a British university in the last decade knows the extent it permeates any freshers week - no matter how progressive...
Rating: 5/5 The sitar is an instrument steeped in tradition. Developed as early as the 7th century, its form and playing style has hardly changed since then: 18 to 21 strings, each played in combination to create microtonal variations and...
Rating: 4/5 Small music venues may be on the decline throughout the UK, but on Tuesday night James Gillespie proved why they are still so valuable. A quaint pub off Pentonville Road, The Lexington, has an upstairs geared solely for live...
For many City workers, mornings are synonymous with high stress, bleary eyes and a strong desire to go back to bed. But entrepreneur Kassandra Lauren Gordon wants to change all that by inviting entrepreneurs and business people to her...
Islington women have the lowest levels of happiness, life satisfaction and feelings that life is worth living, while also suffering from the highest levels of anxiety, according to a study conducted by the National Centre for Social Research for...
A cardboard cutout flashes you a wonky smiles as you enter a room stuffed with bananas, bricks and bristly claw-crane hands. This is just part of the riot of colour and creation, nestled in the industrial, gotham-city-grey of Islington’s...
Islington Council’s bid to become London’s first Borough of Culture reached its final stages on Wednesday night as the council looks to secure more than £1m of funding to stage a programme of cultural events and initiatives in 2019. Outstanding cultural initiatives The...
A theatre troupe of recent care-leavers will begin a month-long run of a play about the experience of leaving care on Wednesday, performing in the carpark under Smithfield Market. The Big House, a theatre company and charity based in Mildmay...