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South London Gallery launches public art project with local housing estates

The South London Gallery (SLG) has launched a project to create public art with and for residents of three nearby housing estates. Over the next three years, Open Plan will commission UK-based and international artists to create artworks for the Elmington, Pelican and Sceaux Gardens estates. The project was launched on 2 August with the opening of Art Block, a free space on the Sceaux Gardens estate where local children and families can play and take part in creative activities. Artists will be asked to reimagine Art Block twice a year.

Feed your inner Morticia Addams at these gothic London eateries

The latest food trend to take Instagram by storm is – undoubtedly – goth food. For those of us who are finally over unicorns, this comes as a welcome (and vastly less colourful) relief. Many of these dishes are made using activated charcoal, which aids with digestion, eliminates toxins that cause our immune system to function poorly and increases our energy levels and mental function. Even better, it’s also supposed to be a great hangover cure. Still not convinced? Stylist rounds up five of the best places in London to unleash your inner dark

Designer lattes are the new coffee trend taking over your Instagram feed

Unicorn lattes? Been there. Goth lattes? Done that. It’s time to say hello to the newest coffee trend taking over your Instagram feed: designer lattes. Frothing over with intricately created fashion logos from beloved brands, including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, designer lattes are now the ultimate beverage to be seen with. And New York-based Instagram account @coffeenclothes pairs the drink du jour with matching arm candy and accessories. Nike, Supreme and Wonder Woman motifs (and even a detailed
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Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson all paid tribute to Harry Styles' stepdad

Harry Styles' former One Direction bandmates have offered the star their support on social media, following the news that his stepfather Robin Twist passed away this week. Twist was married to Styles' mother, Anne, and lost his battle with cancer aged 57. Liam Payne was the first to offer his condolences to Styles and his family, sharing a snap of Robin and Anne on Instagram, captioned: "Harry my heart really goes out to you such an extremely sad day for us all who knew Robin. What a kind, ge
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Jennifer Lopez shuts down Photoshop accusations on Instagram

Jennifer Lopez has denied using Photoshop to alter her abs in a recent Instagram post. The 47-year-old had posted a bathroom selfie flaunting an enviably toned stomach, but a smudge on the mirror in front of her made it look like a chunk was missing from her left side. Hundreds of fans commented beneath the pic, accusing J-Lo of using Photoshop to digitally enhance her abs. Lopez, who will star in NBC's Shades of Blue for a third season, was quick to set the record straight. She replied: "Omg
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Everything you need to know about Britain's Great Gay Buildings tonight on Channel 4

To mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain, Channel 4 will be airing a new season of programmes, including new show Britain’s Great Gay Buildings. The documentary will be just one of many topics covered by the new series 50 Shades of Gay, which will also report on gay politics, social life, culture and family life post 1967. Stephen Fry presents the show and is joined by seven recognisable faces from the gay community, who visit the buildings that have be
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Miley Cyrus reveals she feels like a ‘genderless spirit’

Miley Cyrus has revealed she feels "genderless" during a television interview with ITV presenter Ross King. Appearing on ITV's Lorraine, the 24-year-old described herself as "weird". When King asked her to expand, Cyrus explained: “I’m weird because of many reasons. Hopefully this will become the new normal too I’m weird because I feel very genderless. I feel ageless." She continued, "I’m a spirit soul, not even divided by human beings or animals. I treat the planet with as much respect as pos
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