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Archive for September, 2016

October is upon us! And whilst you might be getting ready to line-up the boxsets and start hibernating for the colder months, it’s not quite time yet! This month there’s more going on than you’d think, with all sorts of festivals landing in the capital. Here’s our top picks for October.

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London Cocktail Week

Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EW

3 – 9 October

For those of you who were planning to do Stoptober this month and quit the tipple, you might have to change your plans! London Cocktail …

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Whether you’re bored of your bob or fancy a fab new fringe, there are loads of amazing hairdressers around London Town ready to give you a new look. If you’re in a hairdresser rut or are simply looking to try somewhere closer to home, check out our list of some excellent places to try.

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Blue Tit Salon

Unit 9, 70 Celebration Avenue, East Village, E20 1DB (plus various locations)

Relax and soak in the atmosphere of this super creative salon in the heart of Stratford’s East Village. …

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We love east London for so many reasons, but its incredible food scene is definitely right up there. So we’re always on the look-out for awesome new places to feed our hungry tums. Canalside, which is Here East’s newest destination on the bank of the Lee Canal, fills us with excitement as a new spot for gorgeous grub… so we decided it was only fair to investigate! We chatted to Shane Harrison, the man behind restaurant Shane’s On Canalside to see why we should visit!

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Bored of tube journeys and busy buses? If you’re not a regular cyclist in the city, it might be time to give it a go! And in our opinion, hiring a Boris Bike is one of the best ways to do it. Launched in 2010, London’s well-known bike hire scheme allows both locals and visitors alike to rent bicycles and explore the capital. The bikes are widely known as Boris bikes after Boris Johnson who introduced them, with pick-up and drop-off docking stations in more than 700 (!) locations. Here’s our recommended routes to explore! 

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Let’s flash back to the 80s, a particularly forward-thinking decade, when tech like the Walkman and other gaming devices were becoming mainstream and accessible. This period of time was also a ground-breaking moment for musicians, with the birth of the TR-808: generator of the booming kick drum in hip hop, the Miami bass sound and electronic music of the 80s.

This week @HereEast caught up with a couple of documentary makers to find out more about the first programmable drum machine, the Roland TR-808, and how they celebrated 808day (8th August), which is a special day for all Roland fans around …

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