Emma Finamore

Emma Finamore

Appropriate Behaviour

Desiree Akhavan is not Lena Dunham

By Emma Silverthorn @HouseOf_Gazelle Desiree Akhavan is not Lena Dunham. Yes, both are females, both hail from New York and both are filmmakers but one does not subsume the other. Why are “minorities” so often reduced in this way? Minorities in double quotes because women are over half the population...

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Competition: Win a personalised canvas print

Europe’s leading photo printing website, Albelli, has teamed up with us here The London Economic to offer one lucky winner the chance to win a personalised canvas print and three runners up the chance to win a personalised mobile phone case (£19.95). Albelli’s canvas prints display your chosen photos in razor-sharp detail on 100% cotton...

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London Comedians: The Edinburgh Survival Guide

Next month, swathes of London’s comedians will be making their annual pilgrimage across the border to Scotland, for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We spoke to some of our capital's comedians about how they survive the yearly onslaught of hecklers, expensive accommodation and endless hangovers.   Nish Kumar (Croydon) Best place...

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The Art of Career Suicide: How to quit your job and jump

Ever wanted to take the plunge, drop everything and become the artist you always knew you were destined to be? If so, you’re in luck. Chairman Kato is a musician and artist based in Hackney Downs, working in a variety of visual media, ranging from photography through to painting and...

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Mayfair Arts Club: Review

By Hannah Pinnock, Arts Critic On the surface The Art’s Club in Mayfair is an impressive venue boasting some brilliant wine, but the service and food fails to leave an impression. On arrival, we were seated in a booth in the busy Brasserie and there we sat for a long...

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Plastic Fantastic: I Am Acrylic workshop review

You can buy pretty much anything in London if you’ve got the money, but where’s the fun in that? A series of workshops in South East London aims to put a spotlight on craft, and on where objects come from, by encouraging people to get together and create things for themselves...

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Going underground: Secret street art

Street art? Secret location? Free booze?! If any of these pique your interest (and frankly, we don’t know many that can resist the latter) then you are in luck, friends. This evening (Thursday 2 July) the team behind GraffitiStreet.com bring us their new show, ‘Underground’. The online street art gallery, founded in...

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