The Drinks Company with a Surprisingly Radical Agenda
Barking-based Company Drinks takes locals on foraging trips and directs its profits back into the community. The mission? To produce “something useful with and for each other.”
How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness
Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.
How India’s First Female Surfer Is Transforming a Little Village into a Paradise
From teaching the locals how to swim to holding skateboarding workshops for the village school, we scratch beneath the surf-ace of Forbes Asia 30 under 30 2019 honouree, Ishita Malaviya.
There Needs to Be More Support for Britain's LGBTQ Elders
With the current landscape of queer culture and advocacy so focused on the voices and feelings of millennials and Gen Z, there’s a growing concern that older members of the community are being forgotten about.
Views My Own
I Joined an Anarchist Commune Expecting To Hate It, But Coming Home Sucked
Somewhere between confronting my fear of shit and planting shrooms on Poole's Land, my cynicism melted.
North London's Beloved Latinx Market Is Under Threat From Gentrification
Tottenham’s Latin Village is at risk of being turned into flats—but the local Latin American community is fighting back.
I’m Watching the Place I Grew Up Burn from Thousands of Miles Away
California’s devastating Camp Fire is a solemn reminder to look out for one another, wherever we might live.
Watch: Our Documentary About London's Knife Crime Epidemic
In the wake of multiple knife-related murders in the UK's capital, activist and ex-gang member Josh Osbourne takes an in-depth look at the "code of silence".
One Minute of Music Changed Childish Gambino’s Career Forever
Donald Glover’s five-year-old soul stunner “Urn” stood out in an irony-driven musical catalogue and helped create the maverick artist we know today.
This Nightclub for the Elderly Is Fighting Loneliness with Tea Party Raves
“We’re the only club event in the world where someone was rushed to hospital because they’d forgotten to take their drugs."
The Community Cookery Class That Introduces People to Sushi—and Their Neighbours
The Made In Hackney cooking course brings residents from across the London borough together to learn how to cook dishes from different global cuisines.
How Activists Turned Empty London Property into a Thriving Homeless Shelter
It was a utopian vision for how our capital city could be, but as mass eviction looms the shelter is now filled with more fear than hope.