Alistair Farrow

Safe as Houses

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The Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 was an atrocity waiting to happen and there were a thousand warning signs which were not acted on.

There were the obvious ones — members of the Grenfell Action Group explicitly warning of a “catastrophic fire”. And then there were the hundreds of smaller ones — every shoddy repair job and ignored complaint in social housing developments.

Farmageddon

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From the coast of Peru to the fields of Britain the way food is produced is shaping the environment we rely on for our survival.

Intensive farming techniques, pioneered in the US in the mid-20th century, have been exported across the globe in an attempt to divorce food production from the land it is grown on.

This further alienates workers from the products of their labour, and everyone else from the food that we eat.

Art Under the Westway

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Open 10am-5pm daily

Part exhibition, part legal graffiti wall, over 30 artists are on display there, from backgrounds ranging from fine art to graphic design and everywhere in between. These include Shepard Fairey (aka Obey, of André the Giant fame), Eine (anyone walking down an east London high street will recognise his single neon letters on shop shutters), Pure Evil (owner of the Shoreditch gallery of the same name), Tina Hage, Mode 2, Agent Provocateur, Keh Ng and Part 2ism, to name but a few.

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