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Archive for July, 2013

Open East festival

It’s was a tremendously exciting weekend over in Stratford. The Anniversary Games brought all our Olympic heroes back for a final London hurrah for Olympic-standard athleticism, while the north of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened with an array of musical, dance and foodie experiences. In case you missed it, here are our highlights for your enjoyment. 

At the heart of the festival, which was created in collaboration with Barbican and Create London, was the family and the community. This was evident in the number of …

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If you regularly frequent the shopping Mecca that is Westfield Stratford (conveniently positioned just a stone’s throw from East Village), you may have stumbled across our East Village pop-up shop, situated on The Street.

Our shop offers visitors the chance to soak up a taster of East Village before we open – it’s packed full of fascinating and fun insights into what life for its residents will look like when the brand new neighbourhood on the doorstep of the Olympic Park opens very soon.

If you’d like to …

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With a new heir to the throne introduced to the world this week, plus a hefty dose of nostalgia doing the rounds as we stand back and consider the fact that it’s been a whole year since the 2012 Olympic Games, it’s a good week to be British again, isn’t it?

So, if all that, plus our imminent Ashes series glory – oh, and Andy Murray’s recent Wimbledon heroics – just isn’t enough for you to chew on, we’ve got a thoroughly good British announcement of our own to make today.

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The weekend is nigh and, bar the odd light shower, it looks set to be another fine one weather-wise.

Here’s our selection of the best things happening in the capital…

The Anniversary Games

A year on from the magical memories of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Queen Elizabeth Park is set to welcome some of the world’s top athletes back to London for three days of world-class athletics action from 26th to 28th July.

Dubbed the Anniversary Games, this weekend will see the likes of …

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Bompas & Parr are special guys with a special talent. Jelly. They love the wobbly stuff so much, they’ve taken it upon themselves to inspire a jelly revolution, recreating architectural wonders of London with nothing but sheer passion and bespoke moulds.

Their food art is not confined to jelly creations; they’ve also invented a Willy Wonka-inspired gum that changes flavour as you chew, as well as being commissioned for installations at Selfridges and Read more …