Gallery: World Pride 2012

Despite a failure to meet funding targets, the need the scale down the parade and a number of restrictions put in place by Westminster Council, people came out in force for London’s 40th LGBT Pride Parade. The event attracted audiences and participants from around the globe and even included a taste of the signature British … Continue reading

Coming Soon: The Renegade Craft Fair

When it comes to crafting, we seldom think of it as a Renegade act, but the people behind the Renegade Arts Fair think otherwise. In a departure from traditional arts and crafts fairs, the Renegade Arts Fair takes the DIY aspects of crafting to heart in a fair consisting solely of indie-craft artists. On 15th … Continue reading

Aisle 16 From Vodka to Homework; and Almost Everything Else Inbetween: An interview with Luke Wright

Aisle 16 is a collection of creative artists; poets, stand-up comedians, musicians and writers. The literary stars which compile the group are Tim Clare, John Dunthorne, Chris Hicks, John Osborne, Joel Stickley, Ross Sutherland and Luke Wright. Each have their specialist field in the arts, yet they all come together to perform at places like … Continue reading

Cycle-In Cinema at Hackney City Farm

Do you, like me, enjoy going to the cinema but wish it were a bit more like going to the gym? No? Really? I was sure I had some support there. Well, would you like a cinema experience that doesn’t cost the earth? That’s more like it. Imagine a Drive-In Cinema but without the cars! … Continue reading

Bandstand Busking with Peggy Sue, Sea of Bees and Veronica Falls

This Sunday sees Bandstand Busking’s monthly busk, this time taking place at the Northampton Square Bandstand. Forming the line up are the wonderful Veronica Falls, Sea of Bees and Peggy Sue. The shindig kicks off at 2pm, so head down, bring some snacks, and bask in a great musical experience. Did we mention that it’s … Continue reading

In Pictures: The London Pride Parade

Today saw the 8th annual LGBT Pride celebration, and among these was the notable Pride Parade. Numerous charities, organisations, LGBT societies and more marched down Regent Street to Trafalgar Square to raucous applause from the excitable crowd. It definitely was something.

In Pictures: Bandstand Busking at the Ray Davies Meltdown Festival

Woodpigeon Peggy Sue She Keeps Bees Guillemots


Ever come across something for the first time and been shocked that you weren’t already privy to it? Your interests and hobbies seem to converge on this thing, yet somehow, it bypassed you. This is what happened with me and Aisle 16. Aisle 16 are a poetry collective formed of Tim Clare (author of We Can’t All Be Astronauts), … Continue reading

From the Minds Behind the Cineroleum: Folly for a Flyover

In the Summer of 2010, a group of volunteers came together and transformed an abandoned petrol station at 100 Clerkenwell Road into a a fully functional cinema. The Cineroleum was built by hand out of found and donated materials with objective to pave the way for innovative ways of using more of the 4000 derelict petrol stations in … Continue reading

Issue One

The first issue of Novel Times, with features on The Little Angel Theatre, Literary Death Matches, Tiny Birds, Martyna Baker, Anika Mottershaw and Tank Gallery. Also featured are short stories from S.E. Hays, Michelle Stannard, James Price, David Gracey and Rae Louise Jones. Issue 1 is now available on Issuu and Magcloud, where it can … Continue reading