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Villa de Leyva, where Spain never left February 7, 2015 16:01

Villa de Leyva, where Spain never left

In this region, as in many in Colombia, the colonial period is never far from the minds of the majority of its inhabitants: “Posada [...]
 
In Ipswich, churches aren’t just for mass December 15, 2014 02:00

In Ipswich, churches aren’t just for mass

They say that it is an English city with many churches but few church-goers. For this reason, the Anglican Church is struggling to maintain [...]
 
‘Travel the world in your own city’, a way to redefine multiculturalism December 14, 2014 03:48

‘Travel the world in your own city’, a way to redefine multiculturalism

Multiculturalism. A word we hear every day. We all know that we live in multicultural cities such as London. We hear stats bandied about [...]
 
 
Damascus: in the midst of walls, jasmine and mosques December 1, 2014 00:24

Damascus: in the midst of walls, jasmine and mosques

Come in, come in, says a man at the entrance to his handicrafts shop, while all around him there is the hustle and bustle [...]
 
Liverpool, a mythical city December 7, 2013 20:30

Liverpool, a mythical city

Considered an old and not particularly attractive city in Northern England, today Liverpool with now over 100 years under its belt is emerging as [...]
 
Public transport in London: diverse, vital and vibrant August 18, 2013 00:00

Public transport in London: diverse, vital and vibrant

 It is a pillar in the functioning of the city. Over 3 million Londoners use it. Without it, the city would be paralysed. The [...]
 
 
Vietnam: Asia’s other bussling gateway July 27, 2013 22:54

Vietnam: Asia’s other bussling gateway

    The arrival of more than three million foreign visitors to Vietnam in the first half of 2013 was a real boost for [...]
 
A glimpse underneath the Kilt July 14, 2013 20:00

A glimpse underneath the Kilt

   The Kilt is much more than something seen at scenic Scottish folklore shows, and much more than a skirt for men. This garment [...]
 
Belmopán, the hurricane’s daughter July 14, 2013 00:00

Belmopán, the hurricane’s daughter

When talking about Belmopán, the capital of Belize, you can say without a doubt that it is a small and young Central American and [...]
 
 
The never ending wonders of Guatemala’s Antigua April 1, 2013 01:06

The never ending wonders of Guatemala’s Antigua

Surrounded by volcanoes, a multitude of ancient buildings bear witness to the architectural heritage echoing the colonial past of this great urban museum. . [...]
 
The land of the long white cloud March 24, 2013 00:31

The land of the long white cloud

Indigenous Maori people began to populate New Zealand from the 9th Century, bringing with them advanced skills in textiles and house building, sound farming [...]
 
Camden: global and different March 10, 2013 00:02

Camden: global and different

Thousands of people come along to the market in search of items that will take them away from the standard norms. And in their [...]
 
 
The many faces of Brixton March 10, 2013 00:01

The many faces of Brixton

Immigrants who arrived aboard the Empire Windrush awarded to the area that multicultural aspect that made it famous. Today it is threatened by the [...]
 
Hackney, between modernity and crime March 10, 2013 00:00

Hackney, between modernity and crime

Insecurity, crime, unemployment… these are the characteristics of a neighbourhood under the surveillance of more than 1500 security cameras. The rise in housing costs [...]
 
Village Market, the Caribbean brought to life in Brixton December 10, 2012 02:44

Village Market, the Caribbean brought to life in Brixton

Sellers who help customers while dancing, colourful stalls that catch the eye of every passer-by, and a district that wants to wipe out its [...]
 
 
 

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  • Culture, Visual Arts Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    The certainty that Montmajour at Sunset was painted by the Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh Dutch revives the madness that the unique viewpoint of this artistic genius always produces.    Frade Ibis Brito   In fact, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced to the world the discovery of this new work...

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  • Culture, Listings, Multiculture, Music, Our People Willy Claure, on Cueca rhythm

    Willy Claure, on Cueca rhythm

    On Tuesday the 24th of March the Bolivian guitarist and composer will give his first UK concert at the Bolivar Hall in London.   With a career lasting more than 30 years, Claure is one of the most outstanding guitarists in modern-day Bolivia. His repertoire is essentially based on popular, traditional...

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  • Comments, In Focus Democracies

    Democracies

    In principle, the term “democracy” implies that the people (demos) are in power (kratos) and thus, that they participate.   Mabel Encinas   However, by contrast with participatory democracies, in representative democracies, we need to ask ourselves whom the government represents and who the...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Urban revolution now

    Urban revolution now

    On Tuesday I was invited to a book launch organised by the Urban Hub at University College London. The book was Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Urban Research and Architecture.   Steve Latham   Edited by academics Łukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid, and Ákos Moravánszky, the book was a...

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  • Comments, In Focus Woman is asserting herself, so they are killing her

    Woman is asserting herself, so they are killing her

    On International Women’s Day, the statistics did not record a single man being killed at the hands of his female companions, as if being manly was just a matter of violence.   Armando Orozco Tovar   On this day women trotted, ran, climbed and walked in big gatherings around the world, less so in...

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  • Culture, Lifestyle, Ludotheque, Music Music and drugs: a friendship that goes back a long way

    Music and drugs: a friendship that goes back a long way

    Music and drugs, drugs and music, they seem to go hand in hand. History has left us many examples of the degradation an artist or a group can suffer when they decide to bring the two together.     Miriam Cantalapiedra Barrocal   The fusion of music and drugs has its own history, which goes back...

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  • Culture, Listings, Screen Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

    Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

        The 19th edition of this event will be held from the 18th to the 27th of March, where among other films shown there will be five set in Latin America.   The international organisation Human Rights Watch will present this edition of the event, which will include 16 documentaries and feature...

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  • Culture, Listings, Multiculture, Our People, Visual Arts Malika Sqalli: home and identity

    Malika Sqalli: home and identity

    A journey within. This is the message of a group of photographs showing the different stages in the life of artist Malika Sqalli and her work, and will be exhibited at the Arab British Centre from the 17th to the 27th of March.   Photos by Malika Sqalli   This is a solo exhibition in London...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Lifestyle, Music, Okology Latin America by birdsong

    Latin America by birdsong

      From the sounds of species in danger of extinction, various Latin American artists have come together to create original songs and make a record.   A Guide to the Birdsong of South America is the name of the project, which has the aim of exposing the dangerous situation suffered by these animals. Around...

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  • Comments, In Focus The man of the flame

    The man of the flame

    Who will have a photo of him? There is the one of the iconic guerilla hero taken in Havana by Korda, with a fortunate shot of his camera. But who made a portrait of Oscar Gil? Or who wrote about his short life? Because when they killed him he hadn’t reached 30.   Armando Orozco Tovar   This is...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Immigrant music

    Immigrant music

    I met her on a Friday night. She was helping at a youth project in inner London, to which she had been invited by a mutual friend who was a youth worker.   Steve Latham   She ran some ice-breaker games with games to loosen the kids up, for the first session of a new club promoting performing arts...

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  • Culture, Human Rights, On Stage, Politiks The Grandson… Argentina and its’ missing people

    The Grandson… Argentina and its’ missing people

    The Theatre for Identity “Teatro x la Identidad”, a movement that for 15 years has seen actors, directors and people from the theatrical world bring the message of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo to the stage, returning to The Calder Bookshop and Theatre, this time with the stage play “The...

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  • Comments, In Focus Women!

    Women!

    People say sometimes the first thing that comes to their minds (we all do, I guess; however, some of us try to avoid it or at least to rectify when we get it wrong).   Mabel Encinas   Saying things like ‘excessive traffic is migrants’ fault’, ‘English people have also the right to...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus What does UKIP mean?

    What does UKIP mean?

    Last year’s Rochester and Strood by-election victory for the United Kingdom Independence Party candidate, Mark Reckless, was a game-changer for British politics.   Steve Latham   It came hard on the heels of UKIP’s Clacton win by Douglas Carswell; both new MPs standing for seats they had previously...

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  • Comments, In Focus The illustrators of life

    The illustrators of life

    “There is too much blood; too much violence”,  Albert Camus.  I had thought that I would start the year with good memories and nostalgia. However, the Charlie Hebdo massacre has brought back memories of when, in the late 80s, Castaño’s paramilitaries shot down ‘JUCO’ militants –...

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  • Culture, Multiculture, Our People, Visual Arts Angelika Berndt and the invisible culture

    Angelika Berndt and the invisible culture

    She has worked on projects in Africa, Asia and Europe, although her work is based mainly around Latin America, the region in which she grew up.   Juanjo Andres Cuervo Photos by Angelika Berndt    She first started in photography by helping the non-government organisation Anti Slavery International...

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  • Comments, Culture, In Focus, Pages Words to remember Clarice Lispector

    Words to remember Clarice Lispector

    Writing, says Lispector, is not knowing what’s coming next. To find out, we throw another word out, as bait: which words will take the bait, if indeed any? Or will nothing follow but a void?   Carlos Skliar*   If it’s true that the world started with a yes, wrote Lispector, if it’s true...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Music Danzón: a dance that overcame discrimination and racism

    Danzón: a dance that overcame discrimination and racism

    The first night of 1879 was calm and fresh, and those attending the Artistic and Literary School, currently the Sala José White, rested after performing a dance.    Wilfredo Alayón   At the conductor’s signal, an orchestra that had regaled those at the soirée on 1st January began to play...

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  • Comments, In Focus Power, for whom?

    Power, for whom?

    I met Isidoro Morantes on that 2nd day of January, at the age of 84. People say on that day his age was not noticeable like other times. In spite of his vitality making you forget for moments his advanced years, he was an old man.   Armando Orozco Tovar   That night Isidoro seemed younger asking for...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Birdman flies

    Birdman flies

    As we came out from the cinema, my wife commented that “Birdman” is the kind of film any man in his fifties is bound to identify with – she, of course, meant me.   Steve Latham   The movie is centred on the emotions of a man in the midst of his mid-life crisis, wondering whether his life...

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