RSPB’s Rainham Marsh

Cover image: Duncan Eames Wildlife Photography Rainham Marshes, situated on the eastern edge of Greater London, is one of southeast England’s premier RSPB nature reserves, providing a great location to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Any time of year is a good time to visit Rainham. The visitor centre is easily…

Phannatiq: clothes for people

By Zey-Nyo Platt Walthamstow-based clothing designer Anna Skodbo talks about starting a business and the everyday objects that inspire her work Images: Stephen Berkeley White Anna Skodbo invites me into her home and workspace, which is as interesting and multi-faceted as the designer herself. Fallen mannequin body parts lay in the garden. A brightly coloured…

Butterfields Won’t Budge: the story so far

By Zey-Nyo Platt A group of Walthamstow residents fights for their right to live in the borough   It wasn’t until some residents from the Butterfields estate requested repairs to their properties that they realised something was wrong. Their estate agent Clarke Hillyer told the residents that getting things fixed would be “difficult” as they…

Urban retreat: Head and Hands in Walthamstow’s Central Parade

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Affordable art for everyone: Leontia Gallery

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Train with the strongest woman in Leytonstone

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The girl with the most cake

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Denim ‘n’ Dine – a unique collaboration in Walthamstow

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Moving to Walthamstow: “I never imagined this would be my life”

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