Ruin Lust

A couple of weeks left at Tate Britain of 'Ruin Lust', the exhibition tracing artists' fascination with ruins from the 18th century onwards. London features heavily, with Transpontine content including:Photographs by Henry Dixon of old inns facing demolition, commissioned  by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in the 1880s. This one is of ...

Music Monday: Count on Me – Chase & Status with Moko

I love Count on Me, the most recent single from Chase & Status. Well I'm an unreconstructed 1990s clubber, so what's not to like about piano samples (from 1992's Nush?), breakbeats and uplifting vocals. Yes I know it's been out a couple of months, but I've only just uncovered its local connections.Singer Moko is a ...

What next for the Heygate Estate?

In the time since the Heygate Estate at the Elephant and Castle was emptied out (with the exception of some remaining leaseholders), it has led an active afterlife. Perhaps most notably it has been a favoured film and TV location for directors seeking gritty urban decay. In Harry Brown (2009) for instance it features as a ...