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Kyra Hanson

Kyra Hanson

Kyra grew up in Hainault and has spent most of her life perpetually fleeing her hometown (and its Essex associations) in pursuit of London's culture and nightlife. When she's not frantically meeting writing deadlines you'll most likely find her buried in a book squeezed into the corner of a central line carriage or else rummaging through vintage markets and book fairs. She has a fondness for exploring London's lesser known artsy spaces and a weakness for large glasses of house wine. You'll find her arts reviews in the IdeasTap archive and feminist musings in forthcoming publication The Heroine Collective.

Articles by: Kyra Hanson

What's It Like To Be An Ice Cream Seller In London?

What's It Like To Be An Ice Cream Seller In London?

By Kyra Hanson
How To Survive (And Thrive) In London If You’re A Live Music Venue

How To Survive (And Thrive) In London If You’re A Live Music Venue

By Kyra Hanson
What's It Like Moving From The World's Smallest Countries To London?

What's It Like Moving From The World's Smallest Countries To London?

By Kyra Hanson
What It's Like To Live In London's Little Portugal

What It's Like To Live In London's Little Portugal

By Kyra Hanson
Where To Be Punk In London

Where To Be Punk In London

By Kyra Hanson
Things You Probably Didn't Know About Beigel Bake

Things You Probably Didn't Know About Beigel Bake

By Kyra Hanson
7 Things You Might Not Have Done In Waterloo Station

7 Things You Might Not Have Done In Waterloo Station

By Kyra Hanson
Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

By Kyra Hanson
Did You Spot The Pothole Gardener?

Did You Spot The Pothole Gardener?

By Kyra Hanson
Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

By Kyra Hanson
Haunting Photos Of The East End

Haunting Photos Of The East End

By Kyra Hanson
Review: Kit Harington Is Bloody Great In A Grotesquely Entertaining Doctor Faustus

Review: Kit Harington Is Bloody Great In A Grotesquely Entertaining Doctor Faustus

By Kyra Hanson ★★★★☆
Guerrilla Gardening In London: A Battle Against Concrete Paving And Private Development

Guerrilla Gardening In London: A Battle Against Concrete Paving And Private Development

By Kyra Hanson
Refugee Crisis? There's An App For That

Refugee Crisis? There's An App For That

By Kyra Hanson
Should All London Businesses Pay The London Living Wage?

Should All London Businesses Pay The London Living Wage?

By Kyra Hanson
Suits, Scooters And Skinheads: Mod Life In 80s London

Suits, Scooters And Skinheads: Mod Life In 80s London

By Kyra Hanson
Review: Eimear McBride's Novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing Is Gripping On Stage

Review: Eimear McBride's Novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing Is Gripping On Stage

By Kyra Hanson ★★★★★
New Indie Bookshop Opens In Hackney

New Indie Bookshop Opens In Hackney

By Kyra Hanson
Why Does London Dominate The UK Poetry Scene?

Why Does London Dominate The UK Poetry Scene?

By Kyra Hanson
Majority Of Boroughs Fail To Meet Stop And Search Arrest Targets

Majority Of Boroughs Fail To Meet Stop And Search Arrest Targets

By Kyra Hanson
Tracing The History Of Deptford Creek In Photographs

Tracing The History Of Deptford Creek In Photographs

By Kyra Hanson
Your Guide To Lumiere London 2016

Your Guide To Lumiere London 2016

By Kyra Hanson
Get Bespoke Handbound Books From A Workshop In South London

Get Bespoke Handbound Books From A Workshop In South London

By Kyra Hanson
The Holly Man Returns To Bankside To Mark The End Of Another Festive Season

The Holly Man Returns To Bankside To Mark The End Of Another Festive Season

By Kyra Hanson
New Festival Celebrates Writers Of Colour

New Festival Celebrates Writers Of Colour

By Kyra Hanson
The Man Who Sells A Literature Fanzine To West Ham Fans

The Man Who Sells A Literature Fanzine To West Ham Fans

By Kyra Hanson
Petition Launched To Save Former Home Of Luke Howard 'Namer Of Clouds'

Petition Launched To Save Former Home Of Luke Howard 'Namer Of Clouds'

By Kyra Hanson
Hairdressers Which Caters For All Genders And Sexes Launches Crowd Funding Campaign

Hairdressers Which Caters For All Genders And Sexes Launches Crowd Funding Campaign

By Kyra Hanson
London's New Year's Day Parade: What? Where? Who?

London's New Year's Day Parade: What? Where? Who?

By Kyra Hanson
Mapped: Mosaics In Hackney

Mapped: Mosaics In Hackney

By Kyra Hanson
Where To Watch The 2015 New Year's Eve Fireworks For Free

Where To Watch The 2015 New Year's Eve Fireworks For Free

By Kyra Hanson
7 London Print Magazines You Need To Read

7 London Print Magazines You Need To Read

By Kyra Hanson
Hackney Gets Female-Led Filmmaking Festival

Hackney Gets Female-Led Filmmaking Festival

By Kyra Hanson
Peckham Poetry, Night Walking And The Future Of Print Magazines

Peckham Poetry, Night Walking And The Future Of Print Magazines

By Kyra Hanson
Ben Whishaw Pays Homage To T.S. Eliot At Wilton's Music Hall

Ben Whishaw Pays Homage To T.S. Eliot At Wilton's Music Hall

By Kyra Hanson
Stokey Music Festival Supports Sexual Health Charity

Stokey Music Festival Supports Sexual Health Charity

By Kyra Hanson
Is There Such Thing As An 'Outsider' In London?

Is There Such Thing As An 'Outsider' In London?

By Kyra Hanson
New Young Poet Laureate For London Revealed

New Young Poet Laureate For London Revealed

By Kyra Hanson
Art To See In London During Black History Month

Art To See In London During Black History Month

By Kyra Hanson
The Day Emmeline Pankhurst Was Imprisoned Inside Big Ben

The Day Emmeline Pankhurst Was Imprisoned Inside Big Ben

By Kyra Hanson
Friday Photos: Sports Fans

Friday Photos: Sports Fans

By Kyra Hanson
How Black Pirate Radio Stations Revolutionised London's Music Scene

How Black Pirate Radio Stations Revolutionised London's Music Scene

By Kyra Hanson
Step Into The Novels Of Austen And Woolf On A Literary London Tour

Step Into The Novels Of Austen And Woolf On A Literary London Tour

By Kyra Hanson
Explore Haunted London During The Month Of The Dead

Explore Haunted London During The Month Of The Dead

By Kyra Hanson
Catch These London Acts At Community Festival

Catch These London Acts At Community Festival

By Kyra Hanson
Friday Photos: London's Fashion Destinations

Friday Photos: London's Fashion Destinations

By Kyra Hanson
800 'Roasting' Routemasters To Get Window Refit At £2m Cost To Londoners

800 'Roasting' Routemasters To Get Window Refit At £2m Cost To Londoners

By Kyra Hanson
Community Rallies Together To Tell TfL To Turn it Down

Community Rallies Together To Tell TfL To Turn it Down

By Kyra Hanson