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Archive for September, 2012

This week we’re sharing our favourite tumblrs, one of our favourite little pick-me-up when you’re bored at work. These animated GIF-based blogs are guaranteed to have your sides splitting and your head nodding in agreement. First up is the hilarious London grumblr which will no doubt have you lolling your socks off, especially if you’re a city dweller. Head over and we’re 99% sure you’ll agree with everything on this page.

WHEN THEY ARE GIVING OUT FREE STUFF AT THE TRAIN STATION

Now if you work in an advertising agency, or have …

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You may be already familiar with our July interview involving the wonderful people behind The Amazings, a London community based project that aims to bridge the gap between the elderly and youth of today through workshops, where pensioners share their life skills with the junior members of our society.

We managed to grab photographer Andrew Pegram, the man behind The Amazings’ lens, for a quick chat, …

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Get ready Londoners; Stratford’s arty canal-side enclave (that is Hackney Wick) is set to become the permanent base for some of the UK’s most extreme sports and art forms, in a bid to improve standards, tackle social problems and improve cohesion amongst young people in the wider community. 

A couple of weeks ago IC Movement, a specialist team of martial artists, dancers and other elite artists finally opened a brand spanking new training and development centre in East London in partnership with Streets United and the Cre8 …

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Ever walked past a shop and done a double take or been inside what you thought was a hairdresser only to realise it’s actually something a little more sinister? So have we. In honour of London’s weirdest and most unusual purveyors of…stuff – here comes our top 5 list of London’s freakiest emporiums.

1: Hackney’s Leading Curiosity Shop

London Living came across this “attempt to recreate or reinterpret, within 21st century sensibilities, …

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Legacy has been the buzzword of the London 2012 Games and now London Living is pleased to reveal that visitors to Westfield Stratford City between next Tuesday (25th September) and 1st October will be able to participate in the recreation of the former Athletes’ Village and the new Queen Elizabeth Park – with LEGO!

Yes, that’s right: East Village and its surrounding park will be recreated in breathtaking accuracy in everyone’s favourite childhood brick. Measuring 3m x 3m, …

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