Growing up in Hackney, Zed Nelson would complain about it becoming a hipster epicentre, but then he would catch his reflection in the window of a cafe and see himself with a flat white and his silver laptop.
In the summer just past I spent some quiet days on islands in the middle of the North Atlantic. It was there that after a gap of sixty nine years I started to reflect on my childhood days in Shoreditch.
Former clients of a north London modelling agency paid a photography studio in Shoreditch thousands of pounds for portfolios they believed would kickstart their careers. The Gazette hears their allegations of broken promises.
To mark Black History Month, Hackney Museum has launched a new showcase, Hackney’s Got Style!, to highlight the impact of black fashion and hair styles in the UK. The Gazette booked an appointment with the curators to find out more.