June 20 2013 Latest news:
by Tom Marshall
Friday, August 17, 2012
An exhibition examining the unsolved murder of Clerkenwell man Daniel Morgan opened this week.
Hacking and Smooching features art works inspired by the notorious killing and is hosted at The Bread and Butter Gallery, a new pop-up artspace in Islington that launched in June.
Private detective Mr Morgan was found with an axe in his head in a south London car park in 1987 and multiple investigations have failed to bring a conviction in the years since.
The Metropolitan Police has admitted corruption tainted the original inquiry.
The show includes an installation by David West, who co-manages the gallery, recreating a police incident room.
He said: “This exhibition asks questions about the events of the past 25 years.
“We asked some artists to do some work on it, and they have produced sculptures, video pieces and drawings. It’s quite an interesting subject for a show.”
Hacking and Smooching runs until September 5 at Bread and Butter Gallery, behind 133 Upper Street, N1.
A commuter allegedly filmed hurling racist abuse on the London Underground was in court today.
Media personality Paul Ross will host this year’s Barking and Dagenham Business Awards, which has seen a bumper crop of first-time entrants.
Wasteful spending “would not be repeated today” claimed the council after it was revealed to have spent £10,000 on flowers over five years.
In November 1956 Mr Munn, chief public relations officer of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, walked into the office of the Barking Advertiser, where I was a reporter.