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Battle Rap – From Shoreditch’s Streets to the Ministry of Sound

December 23, 20150

“I’d say perseverance and faith played a big role,” said Freddie ‘Cruger’ Scott-Miller when talking about the success of Don’t Flop, the battle rap league he co-founded with Rowan ‘Eurgh’ Faife.In
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Islington and Hackney’s Top 6 Christmas Light Displays

December 2, 20150

Text by Tom Buxton, Images by Valerie Browne It’s that time of year again – the advent calendars are out, the tinsel’s already been draped across every available wall, John
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An unexpected gem in the heart of Clerkenwell

May 11, 20150

“One thing worth looking at before we move on is the painting over there by Caravaggio,” says Marianne Zieran, at the beginning of one of the many tours she, a
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Is gentrification killing the political and creative side of Shoreditch?

April 12, 20150

  Walking through the streets of Shoreditch it’s impossible not to notice the colourful murals, portraits and original street art that adorn the otherwise bare brick walls. These works are
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Graffiti, street art or glorified vandalism?

March 13, 20150

  It’s not every day you see the future queen, pregnant and naked on the side of the road. So if you happen to be strolling down Caledonian Road in
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Into You: Getting inked in Clerkenwell

April 4, 20140

Tattoos are more popular than ever in Britain – the Guardian reported in 2010 that one in five Brits are tattooed. We sat down with Alex Binnie of tattoo studio
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Video: Discovering street art in Shoreditch

December 11, 20130

Shoreditch has firmly established itself as the street art borough of London, with numerous guided tours dedicated to the area’s many masterpieces.