All posts tagged: Stories

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

Brighton Stories Coming to the UK as an outsider I dare say Brighton seems a strange place: I always sensed a real hype about it esp in London (where some people see it very generously as a London suburb by the sea – only aptly echoed by Brightonians seeing London as the natural expanse of Brighton by the river). Everybody likes it, everybody is keen to go: for a day trip to the sea side […]

pic of the week

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surreal i can’t quite decide which of the things that hit me this past week i find most surreal: the picture that was painted of London at a public meeting in bow about the olympic missiles, which was one of a security obsessed Government (spending more money on the olympic security operation than it’s predecessor China!) that’s driven by politics of fear and promotes  the militarisation of our city in the name of “security”. or […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

Poplar Poplar sounds a bit like “popular” and yet that’s probably one thing that it is not – with most Londoners at least. If people know of it at all it’s often because of it’s sad connection with gang and knife crime. And very recently the BBC’s “Call the Midwife” has brought a slightly more nostalgic touch to Poplar’s history of poverty and deprivation that’s still present for many people today. I’m very intrigued about […]