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Photo of the week: The things you can do with the right camera angle...by richardbw9 on flickr

The things you can do with the right camera angle…by richardbw9 on flickr

Guest Editor

This week’s guest editor is Michaela Coel, whose play, Chewing Gum Dreams, opens in The Shed at the National Theatre tomorrow, Monday 17 March. Written and performed by Michaela, who spent her childhood in Hackney, Chewing Gum Dreams is a one-woman play that recalls those last days of innocence before adulthood from Tracey Gordon, the 67 bus, friendship, sex, UK garage, school, music, teachers, friendship, periods, emergency contraceptive, arse and tits, friendship, raves, tampons, white boys, God, money and friendship to Aaron, Candice, sex and Connor Jones.

The play premiered at the Yard Theatre in Hackney and won the 2012 Alfred Fagon Award. At the National Theatre Michaela has previously appeared in Blurred Lines and Home, which returns to The Shed later this month. Read on for

Michaela’s favourite Londonist articles of the week:

  • In Photos: Femme Fierce Leake Street Graffiti Takeover:  This was an inspiring initiative to celebrate International Women’s Day and raise money for a brilliant cause, Breast Cancer Care. Check out the video this all female street art team created of their record-breaking graffiti takeover.
  • Homelessness in London up 3%: Performing in Home last summer, and preparing to do it again this year, has opened my eyes to the housing crisis in London, especially for young people. There is a difference between homelessness and rough sleeping but even people with temporary housing are facing the worst as funding for social housing continues to be cut.
  • London Showoff: 10 Speakers Geek Out About London: Growing up in London, and now living and working here, I love finding out little-known facts about the city I live in. These 10 speakers, who all have just 9 minutes to share their London stories, should be great to listen to at east London venue The Proud Archivist.
  • London Book and Poetry Events: 13 – 19 March: I love spoken word and poetry events and, if I wasn’t performing that night, I’d be at Niall Sullivan’s open mic night Poetry Unplugged at the Poetry Cafe.
  • Where to Go Climbing: The Best Centres in London: Climbing is a brilliant way to improve fitness, and it’s fun too. A little bit of pain and a lot of fun, like any exercise. It’s great to see there are so many centres across London where you can learn the ropes.

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Thames Barrier, early morning by London Street Seen on flickr

Photo of the week: Thames Barrier, early morning by London Street Seen on flickr

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    Oops, that reminds me, I need to order a just eat pizza!