Monthly Archives: May 2011

You say holiday, I say vacation

You few, you happy few, you band of readers may have wondered where we’ve gone over the past couple of weeks. Well, the DLR is on holiday and very much enjoying it thank you for asking. We will return at … Continue reading

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Mara mia!

The time has come for the second in our occasional series of Fantasy Cabinet. Being a gender-equal blog, we thought the world might be ready for a female member of cabinet. And who better to demonstrate our belief in equality … Continue reading

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My handspan measures 7.5 inches

That is not a euphemism but a fact. Going up this week is the Banner Repeater project, which has transformed the disused offices on the Hackney Downs station’s Platform 1 into an exhibition space and an excellent artists’ bookstore of … Continue reading

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Tate that

Congratulations to the 2011 Turner Prize nominees, in particular DLR favourite Hilary Lloyd, who trains her camera on objects till they act like humans under our gaze, and on humans till they feel like objects. Hats off too to Karla … Continue reading

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Yes, you can now buy Margiela in Dalston

High fashion is coming to Dalston in a big way, and not just on display on increasingly pedestrianised Broadway Market. (And also not just in the new Merryn Leslie shop, 69b, that opened up on Broadway Market where the artist’s … Continue reading

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Ghost like Osama

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye. Osama bin Laden has departed from the Earth. He was killed yesterday in a US operation in Pakistan. But we already know all this. The airwaves and tellywaves are already packed with pundits declaring … Continue reading

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Moving on up

Residents of Dalston will be happy to know that the stately chintz patterns that come to mind when they think of Dalston have at last given their name to a new floral print for curtains, lampshades and duvet covers: Dalston … Continue reading

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