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Everyone’s favourite shopping cart made another popular appearance last week as part of a week-long community arts project in Elephant & Castle. The cart, known as The People’s Bureau, is a project dedicated to encouraging the community to swap skills and learn from each other. Whether you have a skill to share or would like to learn something new from fellow Londoners, read on…

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The People’s Bureau, sponsored by Delancey, made its way home to Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre last week via a procession from London College of …

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For many of you, the idea of taking a dip in the Thames won’t exactly fill you with excitement. However, Londoners are making strides towards changing that. Thanks to an exceptionally popular Kickstarter campaign, the city is becoming ever closer to benefiting from public baths being installed in the Thames. 

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The idea, led by Thames Baths, has been so widely supported that the target of £125,000 was reached 26 days into a 30-day campaign. More than £135,000 has been raised so far, which will allow the architects and their technical consultants …

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With temperatures in London surpassing those in Portugal recently, we Londoners are definitely beginning to crave summer. And whilst you could do all the known traditional activities such as Wimbledon and Notting Hill Carnival, we want to make sure this is your best one yet, which is why we’ve wrapped up the five things which we think you need to do in London this summer. 

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Secret Cinema: Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
4 June – 27 September
Secret London location

There are plenty of amazing cinema …

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Transport: Boris Bikes
Cost: £2 for 24 hours

With its great enormity, just getting around London can add significant expense to your day. Avoid constantly topping up your Oyster card by hiring a Boris bike for the day. Just £2 gives you access to the bikes for 24 hours, and there’s no need to book or wait around for a Tube/bus to arrive. Just walk up to any docking station, locations of which can be found here, pay with your bank card, then you are …

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The idea of creative writing can be a little daunting. However, author Anita Belli is on a mission to change any fears or concerns with her writing workshops in East Village, Stratford. Belli’s classes, which were fully booked within days, aim to encourage adults of all ages to grow their confidence and embrace creative writing. We grilled Anita to find out what people should expect from the classes and to discover what she finds most challenging and rewarding as a creative writer.

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Who can come along to …

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