Blueprint Magazine

Recent controversy surrounding the demolition of Robin Hood Gardens estate in Poplar, east London, has exposed an array of prejudices among politicians, architects, and critics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Playground Podcast

February 1, 2008

For two months, Ruth Hedges worked alongside Eastside Educational Trust in Woolmore School, Robin Hood Gardens Estate, east London, to document the lives of residents past and present – from the elderly who survived the war, to parents who emigrated from Bangladesh, and the local children whose school and homes will be demolished in the forthcoming regeneration. Read the rest of this entry »

Teenage wasteland

July 31, 2007

New Statesman online

Following another London gang killing, Ruth Hedges – who worked with youngsters on the estate where the shooting occurred – describes the frustrations and alienation behind the headlines.

The news headline came through: fatal shooting of young boy in Stockwell. My heart sank and I quickly looked at the TV. Read the rest of this entry »

Charlie Boy

July 25, 2007

Edinburgh Festival Guide 2007 THE LIST

Photo by Simon RixHounded by the press and bullied by his own party, it’s no surprise to discover that Charles Kennedy is enjoying his political sabbatical. Ruth Hedges catches up with him and finds a man at ease with the world again
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Life through a lens

July 25, 2007

Edinburgh Festival Guide 2007 THE LIST

Ruth Hedges introduces this year’s World Press Photo exhibition, which runs throughout August at the Scottish Parliament and powerfully documents people and places from across the globe.

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The Herald

It took six months to turn Moray pupils into a tribe of feral children for an imaginative new production of the Bard’s Scottish play, discovers Ruth Hedges

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Let Ashleen, 13, take you on a magical mystery tour of her local farm in this short film produced by Ruth Hedges with Headliners, and find out why Floppy can’t be the father of the new kids.

 Kentish Town City Farm