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Japanese Outsider Art at the Wellcome Collection

Outsider Art – the somewhat patronizing term given to art done by artists who are not formally trained as artists in big artist training camps. It is also the topic of an ongoing exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in central London.

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Olympic Park opens in 47, or 49, or 50 days time at midnight

Over the past few months, I have occasionally noticed a countdown clock at the top of the Olympic park website noting when the part reopens to the public.

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Visit the Salvation Army Museum

Throughout the land is an organisation that marches along our high streets in a quasi-military fashion, singing hymns and raising money for good causes.

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Hidden for 100 years – the Cheapside Hoard goes on display again

A hundred years ago, an unseemly spat broke out between a number of London’s museums, as the fate of one of the most significant finds of 16th and 17th century jewellery was argued over.

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Lets sponsor a tube station!

That perennial weed the rebanding of tube stations by sponsors has popped up again and been swiftly dismissed by London Underground as unworkable.

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A look at the Crossrail tunnels under Oxford Street

As anyone who has used the area over the past few years will have known, much of the area around Tottenham Court Road tube station is a huge Crossrail construction site.

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Fire Brigade Dissect a White Whale in Covent Garden

It is almost impossible now to go to the West End in the evenings without seeing a white whale squeezing its way through the narrow streets.

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A rare oasis of calm in Camden Town

Camden town, that bustling heart of youth and arts has a seemingly rather overlooked oasis of peace and calm – sitting right next to the huge Sainsburys.

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Canoeing Along the Thames in the Dark

Dotted along the Thames are a number of rowing clubs for those of a watery inclination, but while they are perfect for regular rowers and wannabe regular rowers, it seems there is a limited opportunity for people who want a one-off chance to paddle along the river.

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Goodbye Russett

One day, you arrived. Scared and seemingly abandoned by your former owners, patched up a bit by the cat shelter and put on display in a noisy room full of strangers.

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