Pubs closing, sport for women and girls’, 1960s photos, Lutfur surprise

The Times reports that since the business rate changes two pubs a day have closed in the UK. You can read the article here.

Pauline Stewart, Tower Hamlets Sports Development Officer, reports that the Council are running a whole pile of events for International Women and Girls’ Week from 5th – 11th March 2018. The events for women and girls’ include badminton, basketball, netball, five a side football, swimming, and yoga. Download or view the full details here.

East London Lines report that, “Disgraced former Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman given approval to form new political party”

There’s an interesting sounding exhibition near Walthamstow Central Station called: No Ordinary Bicycle: John Kemp Starley and the two-wheeled revolution. It’s on at the Vestry House Museum, E17 9NH, until 25th Feb. Open Weds to Sun 10-5, admission free.

‘Sixties Style: Shot by Duffy’ is an exhibition of about 80 of Brian Duffy’s classic photos currently on until 18th March at the Proud Galleries, 32 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6BP (near Charing Cross Station). The exhibition covers two floors. I went today and thought it was well worth a visit. His B&W photos are very bold and striking. They include a shot of an E-Type Jag at the opening of the M1, plus plus lots of people pictures ranging from Jean Shrimpton in the 1960s to David Bowie in the 1980s.

Proud say,”This diverse collection of photographs, many unpublished since the 1960s, encompasses fashion editorials, celebrity portraiture and international advertising campaigns as Duffy captured the lifestyle trends of this momentous decade. ” Entrance is free and the exhibition is open Mon – Sun 11am-6pm.


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