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Wimbledon Bookfest

A big top was been spotted on Wimbledon Common over the weekend. No Zippo’s Circus isn’t doing its annual tour of London green spaces. In fact, it’s Wimbledon Bookfest returning for its 7th, and easily greatest, year.

Wimbledon Bookfest has always had a strong line-up. Prize-winning writers like Salman RushdieSebastian Faulks and Kate Mosse have all attended, but this year boasts the biggest names …

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Next weekend is Elefest, the celebration of the culture and creativity in Elephant and Castle. Thanks to funding from sponsors like Delancey this year’s festival looks like it will be the best one yet. Although east London will always have a special place in our heart, we decided to cross the blue boarder to ask Festival Director and London College of Communication alumnus Rob Wray about what’s going on down south.

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There’s an abundance of good stuff going on in the city this weekend, so we’ve picked out the cream of the crop for you to enjoy.

FutureFest

First we hit up Shoreditch Town Hall with the cutting-edge FutureFest event. This Saturday and Sunday sees the event celebrate all things future-related with the industry’s most inspiring thinkers, artists and technologists. The experience will have you dusting off your flux capacitor and exploring how our culture will be shaped over the upcoming decades as the result of the continuing digital …

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We all know east London is now the source of London’s creativity. It’s where all the start-ups, pop-ups and any other kind of ‘ups’ place their roots. And often they never leave.

To that end, independent publisher Hoxton Mini Press have started a Kickstarter campaign celebrating east London’s creativity. One of the books they are keen to publish is ‘I’ve Lived in East London for 86 ½ Years’, a book by photographer Martin Usborne, which is written about a man who has only left …

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The UK’s only consumer cocktail show is finally coming to London on 26th September 2013 and what’s more, it’s being held at the cool urban studio space of Victoria House Basement Block in Bloomsbury Square. This-one-night-only event will see thirty of London’s top bars come together to offer over 1000 cocktail enthusiasts an interactive evening of cocktail education, fun, and booze.

Internationally renowned as one of the world’s best cities for cocktails, Cocktails in …

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