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Five of the Best: Pro and anti Valentine’s Day celebrations

Depending on your point of view, Valentine’s day is either a cynical ploy designed to torture single people everywhere or the most super-romantical day of the year. Here are five of the best ways to celebrate or damn the day. … Continue reading

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Things that go pop, whizz and bang at the Kinetica Art Fair

Last night I went along to the opening of the Kinetica Art Fair at Ambika P3 in London which showcases electronic, sound and light, robotic &  kinetic installations and new media art works and installations from all over the world. … Continue reading

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Five of the best: underground restaurants and pop-up dining rooms

The London phenomenon of pop-up restaurants or supper clubs is well and truly established but you can find them springing up across the whole of the UK. They’re often intimate affairs, with dining taking place in people’s homes or in … Continue reading

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Venue: Shunt

Just south of the River Thames in a warehouse in Bermondsey Street, you will find Shunt; an artist collective, who create and curate live performances in slightly odd locations in London. Open every Friday and Saturday night in January, you’ll … Continue reading

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Event: Peter Pan Cup

Ever since Christmas Day in 1864, members of the Serpentine Swimming Club have been plunging themselves into the icy Serpentine lake to swim 100 yards in the hopes of winning the prestigious Peter Pan Cup. Only members with experience of … Continue reading

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Sports and Pastimes: Croquet

I’ve always quite liked the idea of croquet, especially since I saw the brilliant and dark 80s teen movie, Heathers. Turns out, it was the English who invented croquet; Isaac Spratt first registered a description for the modern game in … Continue reading

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Event: BBoy Championships

As much as I am loathe to admit it, my long held dream of being able to spin on my head is unlikely to become a reality. Such physical feats are best left to the professionals: If you’re in London … Continue reading

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Back from Bognor and still alive: a weekend at the International Bognor Birdman

Just back from a good dunking by the sunny seaside at this year’s International Bognor Birdman event. All in all a great weekend with plenty of new friends made including monocle-sporting intergalactic legend Sir Patrick Moore, a fairy, a pink … Continue reading

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