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With the most depressing month of the year out of the way and our bodies suitably replenished from a Christmas detox, we are now more than ready to welcome piles of pancakes, buckets of beer and soppy movies into our lives. February is full of key dates for your calendar and London certainly knows how to celebrate them! The weather may still nip a little, but we’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a good month.

The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race
17 February
Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

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London may not be on the coast, but when the rain is falling sideways and the wind does its best to turn your umbrella inside out, it can sometimes feel like you’re living in Cornwall… That’s why you’re totally allowed to crave one of the nation’s favourite dishes: fish and chips! Let this article guide you to some of London’s very finest plates of battered cod, chips and mushy peas.  

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Toff’s of Muswell Hill
38 Muswell Hill Broadway, London, N10 3RT

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Whether you have a skill to share, or are keen to learn something new, we have a project you’re going to want to hear more about… The People’s Bureau based in Elephant & Castle is a great initiative with the aim of bringing the community together by learning from each other.

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Friends Eva Sajovic and Rebecca Davies have brought this project to life by helping the community to share local knowledge, skills and talents while celebrating the diversity of Elephant & Castle. This week, we grilled …

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Once the Press and Broadcast Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games and now London’s home for making, Here East has had its fair share of the spotlight over the past few years. However, it’s had some especially interesting, rather futuristic, guests over the past few weeks…

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With a little help from 40 crew members, a six tonne 30 foot technocrane, a 4K drone and one hand-crafted robot, Here East has released its promotional video to the tech and creative agencies. And if it’s anything to go …

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East London is full of fascinating places and people, and the same can definitely be said for Fish Island Labs in Hackney Wick. The centre was launched by the Barbican and The Trampery as a way to kick-start the careers of a new generation of talent in technology and the arts. Fifty or so people work in the beautifully rustic Edwardian warehouse called Swan Wharf, each with an individual project in mind while learning from the skills and experience of their peers. This week, we grilled Tom McDonagh, a 3D shadow puppeteer based in Fish Island …

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