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On a muggy Sunday morning, a group of Londoners sat in lawn chairs facing the Middlesex County Administration Building. But, they weren’t just there to admire the 191-year-old gothic revival building — they were there to sketch it.  Urban Sketchers of London is a recently established group in the Forest City, though the practice of urban sketching has been around...
This article was originally published by Femme Art Review and is republished on LondonFuse through our affiliate partnership. Using the language of feminism, folklore and religious icons, interdisciplinary artist Reilly Knowles visualises the liberation of monsters living somewhere between life and death, male and female, human and nonhuman, and reality and fantasy – exploring the creative, liminal space between dualities....
This poem about a clearing in the forest is accompanied with a photo journal to portray heightened imagery. Poetry by Anaa Gulzar; “khula aasman, khula dimaag” means “open sky, open mind” in Urdu. Photos belong to Aisha Khan, shot in Beaverbrook Woods, London, ON. khula aasman, khula dimaag let’s go on an adventure         i say to no one...
“No justice, no peace,” “Enough,” “Racism is the worst virus,” and “Am I next?” are messages displayed on a Museum London wall. Londoners can see 117 signs used during the Black Lives Matter London demonstration at a Museum London exhibition. All of the signs featured came from the June 6 rally in Victoria Park. London’s rally saw around 10,000 attendees and...
Fuser Laura Thorne looks at four local organizations – Urban Roots London, Growing Chefs! Ontario, On The Move Organics, and FoodFund – who have a positive impact on access to fresh food, sustainability, and healthy eating in the Forest City.  Social enterprises or socially-motivated ventures are set up similarly to traditional businesses to earn revenue by providing products or services,...
Applications for the Libro Social Enterprise Incubator Fall 2020 session are open until September 7, 2020. Whether for-profit or nonprofit, a social enterprise is a socially-minded venture that produces a positive societal impact. Earning a profit is not the prime goal of these mission-driven organizations. However, the revenue generated from the enterprise ensures sustainability for the organization, and funds are...
The Market at Western Fair District is an outstanding hub filled with a variety of local vendors who put passion and care into their products. You can find farmers, artisanal cheesemakers, bakers, artists and numerous other specialty shops all in one place. The market contains 100+ businesses selling high quality, locally and ethically sourced products along with truly unique...
Amid a pandemic and social protests of proportions not seen in decades, how can Londoners strengthen the elector-representative bond? The relationship between constituents and their elected representatives is as complicated as every relationship. Still, it has a distinct pinnacle: the months that go from the start of the campaign to the election day. It is a short period for a...
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The Forest City is full of creative and passionate creators making local independent content for you to read, watch, or listen to as you enjoy your summer.  Whether you’re looking to enjoy some local music, appreciate some artwork, listen to some interviews, or find a hidden gem, there’s a Londoner creating media for you to enjoy.  So if you’ve run out...