This means early starts and finishes, plenty of pork and potatoes (over a kilo of each every week!) and structured socialising through clubs and societies. So, order, discipline and communal purpose? It’s all a bit generalised and stereotypical. But this financial stability comes at a social and cultural cost, with the significant immigrant population (over 9 percent) underrepresented and marginalised, and a system tilted to make it far harder for women to go out and work than stay at home and have children.
Such issues are only touched upon in this good-natured and entertaining documentary, which nevertheless offers some telling insights into a nation which remains almost wilfully misunderstood.
The London Loom
This weaving school in Haggerston comes from Francesca Kletz and Brooke Dennis, a duo who fell in love with freestyle weaving and decided to showcase why. Classes (Japanese and tapestry) last from between one and half hours to five hours, with materials included.
Venue says: “Tapestry workshop, Thursday May 4! £55 - and you keep the loom!”