Culture

An Exhibition: When I Was 12 I Was Possessed by a Demon

An Exhibition: When I Was 12 I Was Possessed by a Demon

Dazed and Confused photographer Amy Gwatkin, has spent two years taking pictures of naked men with bags over their heads. She says: “I felt that after two years I’d become disgusted and exhausted with nudity, sex, sexuality, exhibitionism and all that.” She has now delved further into her past to consider the embryonic beginnings of […]

The Bankruptcy Diaries – A review and interview with author

The Bankruptcy Diaries – A review and interview with author

Hackney’s rich history has many aspects, but it is particularly feted for two things: being London’s revolutionary corner and its importance as an artistic hub. Often, these two collide and have provided many high points in Hackney’s cultural palette, especially its literary output. The best known of today’s Hackney literati is Ian Sinclair, a beacon […]

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Angola 3 Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and  Robert King, have spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in  Angola, the Louisiana State  Penitentiary. Herman and Albert are still held in solitary confinement today  after thirty eight years.  How could this be? In America…In Obama’s America? The film will be followed by a discussion […]

Martin Lau: The Hermit and The Sleeping Beast

Photographs by Martin Lau Soundtrack by Cos Chapman and Isnaj Dui 14th-24th October 2010 The Hermit and The Sleeping Beast comprises the first two installments of the ongoing series The Menagerie. I have been fascinated by industrial vehicles such as the ones featured here for as long as I can remember. They are undoubtedly impressive […]

4th Annual WordPower Literary Festival & Bookfair at Centreprise

Voices of the Black Diaspora 2010 Europe’s largest Black literature festival and book fair returns on 15th – 17th October and will be hosted by Centerprise Book Store in Dalston. A celebration of Black voices,  come together at Hackneys oldest book-store and Black community and arts centre, bringing together authors, artists and readers for discussions, […]