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Turkish film festival opens

By Ana de Sousa

Three Monkeys film poster 

Scores of Turkish actors, directors and producers graced the red carpet at the BFI Southbank to celebrate the 14th London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) this week.



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JLS reach X Factor final

By Louise Ridley


Greenwich crooner Marvin Humes will fight for a £1million record contract with boy band JLS. They will be the first band to perform on the X-Factor final this Saturday. Continues

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Blur to play Hyde Park comeback gig

By Paul Campbell 

Twenty years after forming at Goldsmiths college, Blur have retreated from their country houses to launch another assault on Britain’s music scene. Following Led Zeppelin, The Police and their Britpop contemporaries The Verve, the band play Hyde Park next summer, in what will be their first gig since the end of the century.


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Chaplin’s colourful childhood documented

BFIBy Paul Campbell

A young and desperate Charlie Chaplin planted a row of pennies in a Southwark field, hoping to grow enough money to feed his poor family, according to a new book released this week. Continues…

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Saul Steinberg comes to Southwark

The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS)/DACS, LondonBy Louise Ridley

The first full-scale review of “America’s greatest illustrator” opened at a Southwark gallery last week. 

Saul Steinberg, who died in 1999, is best known for his satirical and urbane drawings, which enriched the covers of The New Yorker magazine for over half a century.


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Platformer wins Guardian award


By Abhijeet Ahluwalia

sylvia-at-ceremonyA Platform journalist, Sylvia Rowley, scooped a prestigious national journalism award from The Guardian last week.
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Party at New Cross housing co-op


By Ceiri O’Driscoll

nunoThe UK’s first purpose-built housing co-op is celebrating recent improvements by hosting a party on Saturday.
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