This was the backdrop to the events of April 15 1989 which, as the years went by, graduated from human tragedy into full-blown source of national shame. This affecting, enraging film hears from survivors, justice campaigners, silenced witnesses and church leaders. All have moving and striking stories to tell; it’s clear that wounds remain incredibly raw – hardly surprising given the vigour with which the police, judiciary and media have filled them with salt.
The cover-up is itemised in all of its mind-blowing cynicism, but so too is the grief – the Hillsborough scandal has so much to tell us about the conduct of our law enforcers that it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that behind it lies the horrible simplicity of bereavement. Highly recommended.
Situated a stone's throw from Gloucester Road station, Umami (a pleasant savoury taste in Japanese) offers pan-Asian dishes to the west London masses. Sat amongst calming, earthy tones, diners can enjoy tastes of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and a few specials from the chef that change monthly. If you can't decide between options such as lychee tempura and pandan chicken, Umami offer sharing sized portions, so that your group can have a little of everything. Palate cleansing teas are available to complement the range of spices, as well as cocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks.
Venue says: “Specials - wasabi prawns with mango jelly and rice flakes, £15.50. Hainanese chicken with ginger-flavoured rice and chicken broth, £13.95.”