London 360 19/12/11
21 December 2011, 10:10
Presented by Rose Manley from the Tower of London ice rink!
Art Saves Lives
2011 has been the year of cuts, with the Arts being one of the sectors worst hit. Organisations that transform people's lives through arts and culture are fighting to justify their existence. Emily Jane Brown has been searching London to find out how the arts are doing more than just entertaining.
Stones of London
Hundreds of years before social media was even thought about, the beautiful Tower of London was built. But for many Londoners it is simply part of the furniture, along with the shiny new towers of the city. Lauren Hawkins went to investigate the secret history of London that is right under our noses.
Olympic London – Willesden Sports Centre
With London 2012 on the horizon the question on many people's minds is what is going to happen after the Games have gone? Emily Jane Brown went to Willesden Sports Centre, to find out how the Track Academy programme is contributing to the Olympic Legacy.
Berwick Street Market
Tis the season of festive spending, but one market in the capital's shopping district has been in decline for years. The historic Berwick Street market has been promised a regeneration by Westminster Council. But will it send the market to boom or bust? I went down to the West End to find out.
Londoner of the Week
Our Londoner of the Week has gone through years of sleeping rough on the capital's streets to guiding other people around them. She's one of the many homeless or ex-homeless people being helped back into work by volunteer group Sock Mob. We headed to Hoxton to take part in a tour of the London less travelled.
Christmas is here, the tree is up and the presents are wrapped. However, some minority faith groups feel excluded from the festive season, with others calling for a ban on Christmas. Carina Nava Johnson went to explore how other faith groups perceive the Christian festivities in London.