‘If I’m not challenging the injustices that I see then I’m part of the problem,’ says Begum. ‘I am not a passive person and I don’t want to be a passive person.’Read more
Millahn’s go-to is stew or soups to compliment the cold weather, but Kata’s favourite dish of the day was The Hub’s quinoa salad. Vibrant cauliflower, wild couscous, and pungent beets are married to create an actually healthy and actually tasty salad, that mixes textures and flavours for a truly enjoyable, and filling meal.Read more
Her activism did not stop there. McCheyne was responsible for the admin work of the ELFS. She would organise pitches for the selling and distributing of the Woman’s Dreadnought (the ELFS’s newspaper) in the hopes of drawing in supporters and members. And this was not as “simple as it might sound” she said in an account of a day in her life. And yet, she could sell “more newspapers than any of the other districts”, from around twenty-eight a week to around a thousand in time.
‘When I first started I was mainly writing about how sad I was. Now I’m also thinking there are also these other things going on, like how I’m British Bangladeshi and how I come from East London but went to a really posh university.’Read more
From the outdoor toilets and fireside tin baths of Libra Road, to the brand new high rise flats of BrodickRead more
From the vibrant days of the exploding local pub culture to driving around the who’s-who of East End celebrities (‘Barbara was very nice and chatty, but she was very drunk,’ he says), it becomes clear that the story of Phil Price is the story of the East End itself.
In a survey of the church in 1900, he commends the ‘good people of Bow’, for not listening to outside experts to modernise the church, as he believed its 14th century medieval architecture should be maintained as is.Read more
‘Even though you’re only about seven metres from the ground, you feel like you’re on top of the world. You can see Canary Wharf, you can see the park – there’s a great feeling of ownership of the East End. You think this is where I belong, this is my place’.Read more
Later that night, Mr Levene of 82 Lyal Road died of a heart attack at home during the raid. If the heart attack was brought on by the bombardment, he was likely the first person to die as a result of the bombing of Bethnal Green in the Second World War.Read more
‘My mother didn’t ever speak to me about it periods and found the whole subject matter of periods, and sex or anything like that very, very difficult to talk about. My first period was a very lonely sort of experience’.Read more
Flipping through those pages, he shares a realisation he had recently. ‘Actually, these prints ended up being a strange lockdown diary of sorts. Because I can remember little things I did the day I made each print.’Read more
Is social media and online marketplaces – the same reason why sales are being driven down, actually been a lifesaver for these businesses? Or is it a double-edged sword?