SHW the Group that Burned 10,000 Names

The KLF burned a million pounds on the isle of Jura in 1994 to make a statement and try (it’s said) to negate the all-pervasive power of money. On Tuesday on another island, Fish Island, Save Hackney Wick burned 10,000 names on a petition to mark the apparent failure (at the time of writing) to…

Regeneration Game: Margate 1 – 0 London

The exodus is on. If once London attracted the avant garde, does it now repel them? This week arts accessibility champions Open School East joined the artists heading to the south coast, Bristol continues to pull the permaculturists and environmentally ambitious while ‘startup centre’ Berlin is a no-brainer for the entrepreneur.

‘Sounds of Hackney’ on Urban Vignettes

Urban Vignettes is a new website which captures the essence of cities all across the world. This week’s theme is sounds and they asked if Hackney Tours would like to contribute something about this diverse borough. Here’s the piece on the Urban Vignettes website. It starts one way, but finishes in another. Hackney: it’s not…