Happy 15th Birthday to my Favourite London Cinema!

Interview with Tyrone Walker-Hebborn, owner of Genesis cinema, about the fascinating history of the building and the East End of London. I’ve been living in London for over two years now and one of my favourite pastimes is going to the cinema. Not to any other cinema, but to my local independent cinema, Genesis Cinema in […]

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A Modern Bestiary by Street Artist Phlegm

East London has so much to offer: from hipster cafes, to markets, vintage shops and a vast array of independent boutiques. But to me, it’s the amazing street art that gives this part of London its character and, quite literally, adds a bit of colour to the area. While some walls are covered in dozens […]

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Street Artists Unveiled #2

Last Saturday I explored the London streets of Shoreditch and Hoxton with fellow blogger Inspiring City and stumbled upon lots of live painting, spraying and pasting. Just see for yourself… Jim Vision Earlier that week I took a a leisurely walk around Shoreditch on my own to look what new street art was around while enjoying […]

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National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Everybody who knows me just a tiny bit or follows me on social media, knows I am a foodie and that I LOVE Sunday roasts. I am a sucker for this typical British Sunday lunch and think it is one of the most brilliant food inventions the UK has ever brought about! The fact that […]

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Interview: De Staat

In 2008 they were suddenly there: De Staat, a Dutch rock band of young musical prodigies. I remember ‘the band’ was so hyped up because its history made such a great story. The band originated as a solo project of singer Torre Florim who started writing the debut album Wait for Evolution as a teenager and […]

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Sinterklaas // Dutch Girl in London

Sinterklaas: About a Saint and a Castrated Rooster

I’ve been noticing some freaked out messages on social media these past weeks from friends visiting my mother country and who don’t understand why there are blacked up dolls hanging in the shop windows. They thought the Netherlands was such a sophisticated and tolerant country. What has happened to the country’s social and moral values […]

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Street Artists Unveiled #1

It’s now almost a month ago I sent off my first blog post as Dutch Girl in London. I then wrote about the street art tour I had taken around Brick Lane area, just ‘round the corner from where I live. Feeling inspired by the tour, my camera and I have been obsessively scouring the […]

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5 November: Firework Night!

As I’m writing this, it sounds like the Apocalypse outside! I can only hear the constant sound of explosions and people shouting. Thankfully, we’re not fighting off zombies that arrived too late for Halloween. Today is the 5th of November: Firework Night in the UK! No, we don’t celebrate New Year early here. Quite surprisingly 5th […]

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