October 2006


Posted by louise on Monday, October 30th, 2006

Stop Climate Chaos today announced the lively line up for its Saturday 4th November ‘I Count’ event held in London’s Trafalgar Square between 1-3pm. Thousands are expected to attend and ‘be counted’ at the free event that will take place on the eve of global climate change talks in Nairobi, demanding that the UK Government [...]

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King Creosote

Posted by andrew on Sunday, October 29th, 2006

I went to see the excellent King Creosote the other day at Shepherds Bush Empire supported by Larrikin Love (a bit like the Waterboys doing Libertines covers) and Peter, Bjorn and John (surprisingly underwhelming). Imagine my surprise as KC took to the stage to see that their multi-instrumentalist backing singer was none other than KT [...]

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Style Will Save Us

Posted by andrew on Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Our inboxes are brightened on a regular basis by newsletters from peachy green digital magazine Style Will Save Us. If ever proof were needed that green issues don’t have to be bland and second rate, SWSU provide a stunning multicolour panorama of all that is hip and happening. As they say on their website… “It’s [...]

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Happy Birthday Seventeen!

Posted by louise on Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Yes, Seventeen is one today! A bit of an arbitrary date, as Seventeen came about quite ‘organically’ – but a year to the day is when the first email was sent from my Seventeen account, so seems as good as any to celebrate. It’s been a brilliant first year (see the other pages for the [...]

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The Gherkin

Posted by andrew on Monday, October 16th, 2006

Had a look round the “Gherkin” today (more properly known as 30 St Mary Axe). Even through the morning haze the views were astonishing and it was quite something to get such a unique, 360 degree, ear-popping view over London.

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Turner Prize

Posted by louise on Thursday, October 5th, 2006

We organised a soiree at Tate Britain last night for an exclusive preview of this year’s Turner Prize exhibition. About 300 avid art fans and Guardian readers showed up to ponder this year’s shortlist and learn a bit more about the work with tours from the exhibition curators.
The shortlist includes work from Rebecca Warren, Mark Titchner, Tomma [...]

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Ethical Food Debate

Posted by andrew on Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Went to an interesting debate at the Garrick Theatre last night focussing on issues surrounding food in London – how to encourage households to prepare more food themselves rather than buying processed supermarket meals which are often high in salt and fat and pumped with additives. Ken Livingstone made some excellent points about the centralisation [...]

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Green Awards deadline extension

Posted by andrew on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

The deadline for entries to the Green Awards (www.greenawards.co.uk) has now been extended to this Friday – 6th October. Get your submissions in now! We’re looking forward to running the judging days next week. So far we’ve received a fantastic amount of very high quality work so there is sure to be some intense debate [...]

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Bowl and Sebastian

Posted by louise on Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Went to a great Belle and Sebastian themed all-dayer yesterday at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. With live music from a host of indiepop bands - including the fantastic Monica Queen; DJs playing their favourite B&S tracks; karaoke; bowling (obviously) and an appearance from the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon! BBL [...]

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London’s Living Room

Posted by andrew on Sunday, October 1st, 2006

I went to a great seminar on Friday afternoon organised by the North London Recycling Forum at the GLA building next to the Thames. Speakers included representatives from Ecover, Envirowise, London Remade, the Olympic Organising Committee and Ross Barry from the Britannia Wiper Company who gave a funny and thought provoking presentation on the reality [...]

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