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Can a cafe promote happiness?

These are strange times, where the wider the potential is for our global networks, the more isolated and lonely we feel, especially in big cities. Never before has there been some much discourse and discussion about the pursuit of happiness and how we can improve or mental and physical wellbeing ...

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The Posh Club

Cabaret show promoters Duckie welcome us to The Posh Club, where golden girls and silver foxes get dressed up and hit Hackney for an afternoon of high tea and 'ooh la la'.  Simon Casson explains why it's important to get older people out and socialising not just for the ...

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Cody Dock: A Community on the Lea

Hidden on the docklands of a Canning Town industrial estate is a an evolving and growing artist and community space called Cody Dock. Artist in residence Stephan Shiell takes us a guided tour of the area with it's boat cafe, compost machine, hydroponic plant beds, pocket park.. ...

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V&A ON AIR – Friday Late – It’s All Yours..or is it?

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, this month's V&A Friday late event explores ideas about civics, democracy, public space and the role that museums play. The public is invited to take ownership of the museum for the evening and we will be there too with ...

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(S)potted: The Local

Their strap-line reads 'Neighbourly International Music' which is well, exactly what The Local do best. Their roster of folk and lo-fi inspired musicians veers more towards the quiet music spectrum rather than the loud and banging variety and to reiterate this, The Local organise an annual ...

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(S)potted: Fairground – Food/Music/Talks

This weekend (12th-13th April)  is the launch of a 10 week takeover of a Haggerston office block called Fairground, with the aim to showcase London's creatives and collectives through food, music and talks. This collaboration between night market street food specialists Street Feast ...

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(S)potted: Smash Lab (updated)

Laura Lowe has been producing and curating  Smash Lab for over 2 years, creating a 'night-time laboratory' for artists to move out of the usual art establishments and institutions and try out their work in progress somewhere different. The idea to create such a space was ...

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(S)potted: Sublime & Ridiculous

Interactive theatre company Sublime & Ridiculous combine storytelling and innovative technology to explore the intersection that exits between art and science with a focus on inspiring empathy and understanding across cultural and social boundaries. Their ongoing project 'In My Shoes' ...

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(S)potted: Wet Sounds

Most of us have enjoyed singing underwater in the bath as child (or even as an adult..) and experimenting with those super eerie noises. Wet Sounds takes this theme into the public realm by bringing sound art to swimming pools across the globe since 2008. The ...

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(S)potted: The Butchers Apron

Radio show and podcast 'The Butchers Apron' presented and produced by Emma Gibson and Nadine Monem, undeniably inspired by the Chicago school of radio (This American Life, Third Coast International, Love & Radio), they introduce lesser known voices to explore the more unusual aspects of ...

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