London 360 12/09/11
12 September 2011, 10:26
Episode 7 is presented by Holly Powell-Jones and kicks off the show with a festive report from the 47th Notting Hill carnival. This year the Caribbean festival played host to around a million revelers, all eager to join Europe's biggest street party. London 360 went to find out just how a carnival of this size comes together. Reporter Krystina Meens gains a fascinating insight into the extravagant costume-making process!
The team find out about some of the Muslim experiences of Ramadan in the city and how the city's homeless have also been included in this holy month.
This week's Secret London the team hunt down the capital's hidden hotspots that are off the beaten tourist track. This week they discovered how London has a tinge of the countryside about it, as they indulged in the very rural act of Urban Beekeeping and met the Lady Mayoress of London.
Also on the show, London 360 attend UK Black Pride, the only event in the country that celebrates unity among people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender. Reporter Maleena Pone went along to the catch up with the 2011 winner of Drag Idol, Nigerian-born Sona Ofu Tutu, flamboyant event host Ricki Beadle Blair and 'wile out' with headliner Ms Dynamite.
Londoner of the week is where London 360 champion ordinary Londoners who have done something special. This week we paid a visit to Phillip Butah, an up and coming east end born artist with sickle cell whose portraiture skills have gained him friends of a royal nature, most notably Prince Charles.
Cancer is a dark cloud for anybody affected by the disease. But 4000 women turned Clapham Common pink when they ran, jogged and walked at Clapham Common Park for Cancer Research UK's fundraiser Race for Life. London 360 went down to check it out. Lisa Maffia from legendary urban garage act 'So Solid Crew' presents this inspiring feature.