Parliamentary Candidate Alessandra Williams – How As An Outsider She Can Effect Change

Parliamentary Candidate Alessandra Williams – How As An Outsider She Can Effect Change

Unlike some of the other candidates contesting the Hackney North & Stoke Newington Parliamentary seat,  Alessandra Williams was not a name most people in Hackney were familiar with when she announced she would be contesting the parliamentary seat. Other than her tweets on Twitter and her face book messages,  there has been little  coverage about […]

Alessandra of Surrey?

Alessandra of Surrey?

So Alessandra Williams a prospective independent parliamentary candidate for Hackney North & Stoke Newington, resides in leafy, stockbroker belt Reigate Surrey – nowhere close to East London and definitely not in Hackney. While it’s not uncommon for prospective MPs to eye constituencies far from their homes, Hackney Hive, most visitors to this site and I, […]

The First Stoke Newington Literary Festival 4th – 6th June

The First Stoke Newington Literary Festival 4th – 6th June

You wonder why it’s taken so long to happen. An area like Stoke Newington  long associated with dissidents, free thinkers, writers, artists, bohemians and all in-between. Wonder no more, Stoke Newington now has it’s very own Literary Festival or at least it will this summer, thanks to Liz Vater of Stoke Newington, Jo Adams of  Stoke Newington Books and […]

Alessandra Williams – Independent Parliamentary Candidate On Tackling Poverty, Her Heroes & Eye Liner

Alessandra Williams – Independent Parliamentary Candidate On Tackling Poverty, Her Heroes & Eye Liner

Barrister and criminologist,  Alessandra Williams announced in March she would be running,  for what has become Diane Abbott’s very comfy cozy safe seat for 23 years. Ms Williams of Stoke Newington is a single mother of two boys,  a 16 year old and 22 year old.  She has worked in the private, public and voluntary […]

Martin Lau’s ‘Covered City’ Debuts at East London’s NO:ID Gallery.

Martin Lau’s ‘Covered City’ Debuts at East London’s NO:ID Gallery.

Ghosts of the future await the great unveiling. Walking amongst these strangely shrouded structures is like being up close to the clouds that seem to form shapes, but are really just a fleeting transition between two states. We catch a glimpse of a world that is a by-product of some other more purposeful process. What […]

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