Viva Four-Ever: Spice Girls to announce reunion tour

Spice Girls in 1996

The Spice Girls are set to officially reveal details for their reunion tour later on Monday.

The girl-group are set to reunite for their first tour in 10 years – this time without Victoria Beckham. Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Horner (née Halliwell) and Emma Bunton will take part in the reunion tour, due to happen Summer 2019.

Bunton said on her Heart Radio breakfast show on Monday morning that the group will put details on their new social media account @SpiceGirls at 15:00 GMT.

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The Gentrification of Newham’s Olympic Legacy

Olympic Park in Stratford

Stratford had its East-End culture demolished and rebuilt, at the cost of its residents, past and future.

The London Olympics claimed that it would develop, rejuvenate and improve Stratford; providing better and affordable housing and a wealth of opportunities for leisure and employment. 10 years on from the initial developments on the sites that would become the Olympic Park and East Village it’s a poignant time to reflect upon the gentrification and cost of the culture lost to a now-popular tourist location.

The land that the Olympic Park and its associated Olympic Village was built on was mostly industrial land and uninhabitable, with the exception of Clays Lane housing estate. The area were once plagued with eyesores such as the “fridge mountain”, a monument of domestic appliance waste (the largest heap of fridges in Europe), now replaced with open green spaces and private accommodation. The accommodation in the developed area was once home to 17,000 athletes and staff, most of which now rented privately through GetLivingLondon with prices for a 1-bed apartment starting at £1,300 a month.

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Tel Aviv announced as Eurovision 2019 host city

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 logo

The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel during May 2019.

The decision was made by the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group after Israeli public broadcaster KAN were asked to present at least two potential candidate cities, with the final two candidates being Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

In addition to the location announcement, the dates for the 2019 contest have also been revealed. The Semi-Finals will take place on the Tuesday 14th and and Thursday 16th of May and the Grand Final taking place on Saturday 18th May 2019.

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Eurovision 2018 acts to look out for!

Eurovision logo 2/13

Every year Eurovision is a jamboree of musical genres from pop to heavy metal (I mean – Lordi, right?) with this years Eurovision looking to be no different we’ve rounded up our the strongest contenders to win this years competition.  

France

France’s entry to this years Eurovision is the epitome of French culture, the relaxing melody of a song about the refugee crisis and self-identity spoken entirely in French. France automatically qualify for the final of Eurovision but are still one to watch!

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The Ingredients of the Brexit Votes (includes infographic)

 

Brexit changed the future of the United Kingdom in 2016 when the UK officially decided to leave the European Union, but who voted what? Political parties and local history play an important part of the statistics behind 31 years in the EU.

Opinions can change like the wind; with 31 years of history in the European Union – most voters have lived through the changes the EU brought to the UK – with benefits to certain areas and limitations imposed on others, over time the British public have had time to reflect. In 1975 the majority of the UK (67%) voted to join the European Community (now referred to as the EU) with hopes of prosperity and an overall better life but when comparing these voting areas to the outcome of the European Referendum it is clear to see what areas were left most unfulfilled – areas like Boston, East Lincoln and Stoke-on-Trent voting highest for Brexit.

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PINK SPACE Heads to Eurovision 2018

PINK SPACE London is heading to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal to report on the competition, culture and conversation.

The Eurovision song Contest 2017 took place in Kiev, Ukraine with 42 participating counties. The competition was eventually won by Portugal, resulting in this years competition, the 63rd edition, being held in Lisbon. 

Delving right into the heart of the Eurovision culture, PINK SPACE London will endeavour to bring you the gossip, the atmosphere and the latest news from the entirety of the competition (2 semi-finals and the final).

The official rundown for the Eurovision schedule is as follows:

Semi-final 1: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Semi-final 2: Thursday 10th May 2018
Jury vote Final: Friday 11th May 2018 (not broadcast)
Grand Final: Saturday 12th May 2018

All of this years 43 Eurovision Song Contest performances will take place at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, with the impressive stage having taken over a month to construct. 

 

London Overground Night Tube Service Launches This Week!

London Overground Tube

24 hour London Overground services begin running Fridays and Saturdays starting 15th December 2017. 

An all-night service will operate between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction. A map of the new service was released earlier in the week, showing passengers where they can expect to travel for the nights out in the South East (Bermondsey) and East.

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