Your social, cultural and gastronomical neighbourhood watch.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Brick Lane's plethora of vintage stores is surely one of the area's greatest attributes, however there is no such thing as a one-stop vintage shop. Although many of the boutiques carry a range of apparel and accessories, if you're looking for the very best that Brick Lane has to offer, in the words of Smokey Robinson 'you better shop around.'
Accessories (Belts, Scarves and all that jazz)- Rokit, 101 Brick Lane
Jewelry - Spitalfields Antiques market, every Thursday (alright, not an actual store but to be honest this is one area that Brick Lane vintage is lacking - Spitalfields on a Thursday makes up for this though)
Shoes and Bags - Absolute Vintage, 15 Hanbury Street
Vintage T's -Beyond Retro, 110-112 Cheshire Street
50's garb - Paper Dress Vintage, 114 - 116 Curtain Road ( not Brick Lane but in the general vicinity)
Vintage bathing suits - This Shop Rocks! 131 Brick Lane
Men's - Brick Lane Thrift Store, 68 Sclater Street
Fashion craze of the second - Beyond Retro, as listed above (exploiting tomorrow's trends is Beyond Retro's speciality, rows and rows of what is deemed to be en vogue in the east are pushed to the front of the store periodically resulting in a bevy of homogenous individuals).
Monday, 27 July 2009
Tay Do Cafe, 65 Kingsland Road, E2 8AG
Friday, 24 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Much like this snazzy dwelling on Columbia Road, we too have a correspondence portal!
We promise to respond...so start sending your views/ musings/ opinions/ questions/ suggestions/ jokes/ screenplays/ troubles our way!
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
While many of you out there may be utterly fed up with the amount of media attention surrounding the late and great Michael Jackson, we at In the Neighborhood (well myself, at least), have not yet reached the point of complete aggravation. That being said, the Truman Brewery together with HF Contemporary Art are hosting a Michael Jackson tribute at Draywalk Gallery starting this Friday, July 24. The exhibition will have original new works by international gallery artists, as well as a concert put on by the Esben Tvalje trio with vocalist Lydia Jenkins. I think we could all stand to pay tribute to MJ one last time, no?
Monday, 20 July 2009
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Thursday, 16 July 2009
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Is it possible to shift our mood on climate change? A new installation in Dalston aims to do just that. Linked to the Radical Nature exhibit at the Barbican, the Dalston Mill has transformed an old railway line and subsequent wasteland into a 'fully-functioning' mill and wheat field, in an effort to cause people to realize that way we use land, produce food, and relate to one another, are all inextricably linked. The origin of the installation is actually thousands of miles away in New York, where Agnes Denes' original wheat field juxtaposed against the Manhattan skyline provided an iconic image of environmentalism that will now be emulated in our very own Hackney. The Dalston Mill is also providing workshops, theatre performances, bread-making, pedal-powered music, and tea-time talks with artists. How wonderful that the neighborhood is providing a means for people to ponder our effects on the planet! Open daily from 2-10 PM.
Msft, previously known as Missfit Productions is a self proclaimed ‘storytellers pedestal’. Since 2006, they have played an active role in supporting and publicizing an eclectic palette of emerging talent, from poets to performance artists.
Their latest project, Speech Motion provides filmmakers and poets with a platform to preview their work via an open mic/screen night at Shoreditch’s The Horse and Groom. This exciting addition to the neighborhood's cultural calendar will run every last Tuesday of the month and will culminate in Speech Motion’s headlining talent.
So, if you fancy yourself a poet, storyteller, performer or filmmaker (or all of the above), Speech Motion is a fantastic opportunity to exhibit your work. To be considered for one of the 12 headlining spots get in touch with msft at firstname.lastname@example.org. Headlining acts will be paid for participation.
Upcoming night: 28th July-The Horse and Groom, Curtain Rd. – Doors open at 7pm - £4 entry.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
The Sunday Upmarket on 81 Brick Lane and Hanbury street is a great place to spend your Sunday. With over 200 stalls boasting everything from worldly food stalls to vintage fabrics, this market has been known to draw quite the crowd, making for yet another great people-watching spot. The market also has a history of supporting local artists and and deciders, which we think is very neighborhoodly indeed! Open every Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm.
Friday, 10 July 2009
The Old Shoreditch Station, located on the corner of Kingsland Road and Old Street, is undoubtedly an In the Neighborhood favorite, both day and night. In fact, Jezebel and myself are sitting here (here being the station of course) at this very moment enjoying an iced green tea and toffee nut muffin whilst partaking in some excellent people-watching. Set in the original railway station, the daytime atmosphere is perfect for internet browsing while the vibe at night is conducive for friendly encounters with some fantastic characters. Like it's sister bar, (Jaguar Shoes) Old Shoreditch Station features monthly art exhibitions and on display this month is Ashley Lande's psychedelic 'Truth + Magical Love = Freedom'. The staff is lovely, the couches are comfy, and the music will definitely have you dancing in your seat (isn't seated dancing the best?).
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
The Idea Generation Gallery, located on on Chance Street, showcases the best of contemporary art and popular photography. At the moment, the main attraction features work by John "Hoppy" Hopkins, a freelance photographer and former nuclear physicist in the 1950's. Hopkins' involvement in the London underground movement in the late 1960's has allowed for a unique take on the new politics of peace and counter-culture of the time. He has not only produced images of iconic figures such as Malcom X and John Lennon, but also the seemingly "seedier" images of London at the time, including tattoo parlours and fetishists. His exhibit, dubbed "Against Tyranny" is showing until the 19th of July... something that should not be missed.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
- Brick Lane Vintage
- Get Krump!
- Why Don't You... Sing Some Motown?
- Much like this snazzy dwelling on Columbia Road,...
- Coming Up...
- Shoreditch Services - Locked out?
- Lovebox Fever - let's hear it for the boys...
- Lovebox Fever - 2 days to go and festival fashion ...
- Coming Up...
- Radical Nature
- SHOREDITCH CALLING: POETS AND FILMMAKERS
- Market Mayhem... Part 3
- Top Ten - Shoreditch Street Art
- Our Second Home
- A Quick Read
- Unconventionally conventional - Gilbert and George...
- Gig tonight.
- Shoreditch in the News!
- Why Don't You... Check out the Idea Generation Gal...
- Shoes of Shoreditch
- Books. Art. Books+Art. Book Art.
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