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Brave!

"Brave is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humour. It uncovers a new tale in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland where the impetuous Merida defies an age-old custom and inadvertently unleashes chaos, forcing her to discover the meaning of true bravery before it's too late.

So, who's off to see the new Disney Pixar film Brave this week?

 

The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios by Andrew Dudman and mastered by Andy Walter."

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August 2012

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SHOPGIRL BLOG set in Bermondsey

Katy Wix is like a  Miranda Hart that is slightly reined in!

 

"It's the first day of the closing down sale .... Starring Katy Wix (Not Going Out) and featuring Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) Based on Emily Benet's acclaimed blog about working in her mum's closing down lighting shop in Bermondsey."


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, June 3, 5:19 AM

Funny woman!

Katy Wix is like a Miranda Hart that is slightly reined in!


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London Through The Lens

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London photographs taken by visitors to the city.

 

For more, visit http://www.pictorymag.com/showcases/london/

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, June 3, 4:39 AM

fresh insights

photo stories

London as seen by visitors

illuminating!

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London’s Subterranean Secret: The Forgotten Mail Train

London’s Subterranean Secret: The Forgotten Mail Train | Travel | Scoop.it

"As a former Londoner, born & raised, who thought she knew everything there was to know about the city, finding out that there’s been a secret Royal Mail underground  train line beneath our feet for over 85 years was just a little bit shocking."

 

with thanks to Messy Nessy ..we really like your blog :)

http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/11/09/londons-subterranean-secret-the-forgotten-mail-train/

 

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16 Photographs of London Strangers

16 Photographs of London Strangers | Travel | Scoop.it

"Some Londoners photographed around the city ."
with thanks to the Little London Observationalist!

LLO is a great London blog!

Find it here: http://littlelondonobservationist.wordpress.com/about/


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, June 3, 4:32 AM

LLO is now an inactive blog.. Sad face. However! this scoop from LL way back in 2012 has this amazing photo which seems to be no longer available on the LLO website. which makes it all the more amazing but wed really like to credit the photographer so if you know who took this photo please give us a shout at bestoflondonlife@aol.com


Oh and the good news is that LLO can still be read and there's loads of interesting posts about London. You can also catch Stephanie blogging regularly as  Little Observationalist. 

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A Curious Calling: Xanthi Barker interviews Rachel Trevor Morgan, Milliner

A Curious Calling: Xanthi Barker interviews Rachel Trevor Morgan, Milliner | Travel | Scoop.it

Click here for more articles by this talented young writer:
http://www.londonconfidential.co.uk/profile/Xanthi-Barker

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Abbey Road - Crossing Webcam

Abbey Road - Crossing Webcam | Travel | Scoop.it

See the London day unfold here http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing

as you look at the world's most famous zebra crossing.

 

 


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, March 16, 2013 6:23 AM

I love to watch this early in the day, when everything is quiet and city life is just waking up and beginning to get on the move ..:)

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Needed to download the iPad app to be able to keep pace with this :)
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CAMDEN TOWN POSTER STUDIES : THE COB GALLERY

CAMDEN TOWN POSTER STUDIES : THE COB GALLERY | Travel | Scoop.it

'The Camden Town Poster Studies is a year long portrait project, culminating in an exhibition in November 2013.

 

This will be the first solo show from Joshua Press, who has trained in both in London and at the Studio Escalier in France.

 

Press began his Poster Studies as an exploratory exercise in the management of light and form. The work is informed by the practice of Walter Sickert, whose Camden Town Nudes originally inspired Press to take up a paintbrush, and who lived and worked just around the corner from the gallery.

 

“On the rough-hewn surfaces of boards sourced from the localities he haunts, Press carves with light, creating constellations of portrait tiles. Exploring a form traditionally used as an aid to portrait painting, he turns his figurative training to combative ends. This becomes a painting of resistance with a sensitivity that renders the solidity of a brush stroke constantly both itself and, stubbornly, something else. There is a substantial immediacy to the work, a mineral quality, coinciding with a lightness of touch that can only be the result of prolonged exposure to the subject. Coarse and tender, with the softness of the map and the texture of the territory, the work is a restatement of vision.”

David Anderson

 

To launch the project, Cob Gallery is hosting an open studio showing Josh’s progress so far, and invites the community to be involved. Every Thursday, two slots will be available for public sittings. These can be booked through the gallery or directly with Josh via Twitter.'

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London Time-Lapse

"When I first moved to London, I was struck by the number of people living in this great city and the speed at which they move from one place to another. I wanted to capture how I saw London when I first moved here."


Photography and video edited with Lightroom and Final Cut Pro.


Visit my website: http://www.lucasveuve.com

Follow me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucas-V...

For any queries: lucas.veuve@ymail.com


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, June 3, 3:52 AM
London-On-Speed! If you need convincing, go take a look!
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What’s On – The Last Refuge

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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, July 4, 2013 4:14 AM

sad when this happens!

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'We are very sorry to announce that at the end of June we will be leaving the building for the last time.


 It has been a wonderful journey and we thank everyone who has worked here, played here, watched here, laughed here, cried here, and drunk here (and then danced here).


To celebrate we are closing on a high with the triumphant return of Furious Theatre, with their world premiere of ALL SAINTS written especially for The Last Refuge, so we would love to see you here over the next three weeks to experience our fabulous final show.'

 

The Last Refuge

 

Sad news. For more info on the last production @ this much-loved, unique venue in Peckham Rye: http://www.thelastrefuge.co.uk/all-saints/

 

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Would you pay £90 for your family to enjoy this view from our tallest tower?

Would you pay £90 for your family to enjoy this view from our tallest tower? | Travel | Scoop.it

"At 1,016ft, it boasts the most spectacular views in London. But visitors at the public opening of the Shard's observation deck could barely see out the windows  because of thick cloud cover."


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:59 AM

June 2016

Since scooping this ..way back in ..2013 .. I wonder? Is it still London's highest? My ignorance!


A stunning view on a sunny day, no doubt. But! There are other places to visit with wonderful views of the city, which are either free or reasonably priced.


I wonder

what price chardonnay in the shard?


and for your entertainment, check out these guys cleaning the windows! they even mamage to entertain the kids!


http://londonist.com/2013/05/video-cleaning-windows-at-the-top-of-the-shard



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Chelsea Fringe — a festival of flowers, gardens and gardening across London

Chelsea Fringe — a festival of flowers, gardens and gardening across London | Travel | Scoop.it
a festival of flowers, gardens and gardening across London
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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, July 16, 2014 5:04 AM

from now until 9 June

just downloaded the free app

sounding good!

 

click here for this week's events!

 

 http://www.chelseafringe.com/whats-on-in-week-three-3-june-9-june/

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'21st Century Pleasure Garden'

'21st Century Pleasure Garden' | Travel | Scoop.it

The Olympic Park is being transformed into the largest new urban park for a century, which will include a "21st century pleasure garden".

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January 2013

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The Crystal: London's new sustainable development hub & one of Britain's greenest buildings

The Crystal: London's new sustainable development hub & one of Britain's greenest buildings | Travel | Scoop.it

"Electronics giant Siemens recently unveiled the Crystal, a £30m project in east London that aims to promote sustainable urban development in the capital.
The structure, which stands on the waterfront at the Royal Victoria Docks, covers more than 6,300 square metres and takes its place as one of Britain’s greenest buildings, having been built to achieve top scores in both the BREEAM and LEED rankings for energy efficient complexes.
Inside is Siemens’ Centre of Competence Cities, a team made up of urban sustainability experts, as well as an exhibition on the future of cities across the world.
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was there to officially launch the building, and said, “The futuristic Crystal is a fantastic new landmark for London which has breathed new life into the historic Royal Docks.” and noted that “Siemens’ investment is a great boost to our ambitious plans to redevelop swathes of former industrial land in order to bring jobs to the capital.”

The hub of this summer’s Olympic Games, the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, is only five miles down the road from the Crystal, and the London mayor made reference to the successful games, saying that the new development is another step forward in east London’s “rebirth”..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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alexandrine champiot's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:25 AM

Le long du front de mer « Royal Victoria Docks » dans l’est de Londres l’entreprise Siemens a inauguré un centre d’exposition. Une inauguration faite par le maire de Londres ainsi que par le secrétaire d'État pour les communautés et le gouvernement local. Ce centre d’exposition abrite une exposition sur l’avenir des villes à travers le monde. Pour tous, ce bâtiment est une infrastructure fantastique qui insuffle une nouvelle image aux docks de Londres.
Après les Jeux Olympiques, ce centre d’exposition dénommé Crystal va participer au renouveau de l’est de Londres. Une construction qui est inscrite dans les préoccupations pour l’environnement et pour une ville durable. Ainsi, l’intégration dans la planification urbaine du concept de durabilité et une moindre consommation en carbone sont d’une importance cruciale. C’est dans cette perspective que le Crystal accueille la conférence pour la planification de l’habitat urbain des Nations Unies.



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McQ Alexander McQueen : Autumn/Winter 2013

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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:37 AM

nothing like being ahead of the seasons, darling!

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London (Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger)

I wanted to make a video of London while I was there in 2008 but I didn't have any camcorder, so I took pictures instead. In fact I took more then 3000 pictures…

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Fasst London! Take a look!
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Drawing Inspiration

Drawing Inspiration | Travel | Scoop.it

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Drawing Inspiration

'A wino, resigned and stuck in his ways, finds mysterious sketches on the park bench that he visits every day. As these pictures stir his thoughts, he begins to notice the world around him and to reflect upon his own place within it. He meets a young boy whose innocent encouragement helps to release him from his self destructive social withdrawal and unlocks a part of his character that had been long forgotten.'

 

London Life loves this animation and the accompanying  blog, detailing the work in progress. We love the drawings and the sense of progression, the process involved. Obviously a lot of hard work and dedication went into this project, but the energy and enthusiasm shine through and the end result speaks for itself.



for more info: http://drawinginspirationproduction.blogspot.co.uk/


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, June 3, 4:34 AM
London Life loves this animation and the accompanying blog, detailing the work in progress. We love the drawings and the sense of progression, the process involved. Obviously a lot of hard work and dedication went into this project, but the energy and enthusiasm shine through and the end result speaks for itself.
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Flowers of London: Scoring the silents

Flowers of London: Scoring the silents | Travel | Scoop.it
Customise your own soundtrack to the silent film Flowers of London using the music, sound effects and narrative of the New Radiophonic Workshop
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Stephanie Wolff Photography

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"When I think of London, I think of it as a living, breathing organism that is endlessly growing in an organic manner, - disordered, chaotic, ungainly, vigorous and feral.

 

 It can be kind and cruel, punishing and forgiving, light and dark, as it pulls and pushes its people along the way. The light can seem to dance along the streets to its own playful tune of promised hope. It winks with every glint and glides slowly with the earth’s shifts, reflecting from the windows along the cobbled stone, cement and brick surfaces. Then suddenly it is gone and the shadows beckon, luring us in with their false secrets. Both the light and the dark have tales to tell, and refracted on the varied surfaces they distort and change into legend.

 

It is this folklore, stories told and retold and developed through time that really gives each different district their distinct and sensational auras."

 

Stephanie Wolff


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London Blogs You'll Love

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"One of the greatest appeals of London is the sheer amount of places to go. Check out our overview of the web's best London Blogs"

 

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London Street Art

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"Some brand new and some have been around a while, these are a few of the shots that have been added to the LLO Flickr pool recently from our street art photographers."

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Open Air Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird 16 May 2013 - 15 June

Open Air Theatre:                                                 To Kill a Mockingbird                                          16 May 2013 - 15 June | Travel | Scoop.it
Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community.
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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:07 AM

The wonderful Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park kicks off with an adaptation of Harper Lee's gritty, ground-breaking novel.

 

Book now. Go early and take a picnic or enjoy the buzz of the theatre bar. This is always one of the highlights of the London summer and certainly not to be missed.

For details of other productions happening later in the summer, visit http://openairtheatre.com/whats-on?by=productions

 

This production has had great reviews. And it might be sunny today for the last performances!