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Archive for January, 2014

WELL DONE GUYS! You’ve made it to the end of the month. Dry January is over, you’ve been paid (hopefully) and New Year’s resolutions officially don’t count any more. You can finally start living your life.

Nordicana 2014 (Saturday, Feb 1 – Sunday, February 2)

To kick things off this weekend why not head to the two-day Nordic celebrations taking place at the  Old Truman Brewery, London. Nordicana is the UK’s only festival of Nordic fiction and embodies everything the UK has come to love about Scandinavian culture, including …

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Last weekend East Village welcomed two more special residents into the fold. Jonny and Flora joined 20-foot-tall topiary statues Dot and Little Joe (more commonly known as The Sweepers) in their new home at the former London 2012 Olympic Village. We caught up with Mike de Butts, one the visionaries behind the unique sculptures and co-founder of Shipshape Arts.

First of all, who are Shipshape Arts?

Shipshape Arts is our company name. We usually go by our trading …

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London is a city full of wonderful people doing wonderful things. So we set ourselves the challenge this week of tracking down our favourite bloggers who share our passion for the city by spreading the word about what makes it so special.Want to know what’s hot and what’s not? Check out the nine bloggers we love, who write about London’s food to its fashion to its dating scene.

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Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is slowly creeping up on us. It’s that special time of year when singletons disappear under their duvets with a tub of Ben and Jerry’s – or head to their nearest club. While loved-up ones  declare their affection with slobbery PDAs on the tube and over-sized cards. But (thankfully) there’s another way. Forgetting the tack, this can be your chance to explore the romance of London with someone special. 

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Seeing as the East Village community is growing by the day, we tracked down one of its new residents to find out what brought her to the former Olympic Village and what she likes most about her home.

Ashleigh K singing at Westfield Stratford

We spoke to 25-year-old singer Ashleigh K who moved into a spacious two-bedroom apartment with her husband David Philbey and son

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