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London news and opinion
Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced byÂ N Quentin Woolf. In the studio with him this week…
- Helen Babbs, urban nature writer and eco-gardener
- Tom Jones, London expert and author of Tired of London, Tired of Life
The guests tackle recent London news, including the Barack Obama visit, the Mayor’s track record, living conditions in the city, urban gardening, the Chelsea Flower Show, wild pigs in Holland Park, LSE’s tuition fees, library closures, David Cameron’s book shelf and whether Tower Hamlets should be a city.
Adrian Morris and Bill Beadle of the Whitechapel Society discuss the Battle of Cable Street, which took place in 1936. The image at the top of the page shows the famous mural, which commemorates the skirmish.
Folk musician Nigel of Bermondsey sings a beautiful ballad about the lore of the London sewers, and the legend of One Eye Grey.
Upcoming Events and Openings
NQW rounds up some recommended events and shows around London.
Ruairidh Anderson plays out the episode with another song about the East End.