July 2009


Posted by andrew on Friday, July 31st, 2009

We now have an official Seventeen Events Twitter feed which you can follow to keep up to date with all of the action here at Seventeen Towers. Follow us at twitter.com/SeventeenEvents.

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Watch Seventeen on TV…

Posted by andrew on Friday, July 31st, 2009

We were delighted to play host to C&IT Magazine when they came to visit our office recently. You can view the results online here. Let us know what you think!

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The End of the Line

Posted by claire on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

On Monday Joelle and I boarded a boat for Greenwich. We were on our way to the Picture House to see The End of the Line; a feature length documentary about the negative impact of over fishing. Based on the book by Charles Clover, The End of the Line gives the viewer a startling reality [...]

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Surf and turf

Posted by joelle on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I’ve just had some pictures through showing what became of the turf from our recent LSBU Village fete. After an afternoon helping transform an urban Elephant and Castle street into a rural idyll for an afternoon, the turf set off to its new home at the community farm at Lambourne End Outdoor Centre in Essex. [...]

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Tomato joy

Posted by claire on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

We are very proud tomato plant owners today. The constant attention (watering and a few words of encouragement) has resulted in a plump, juicy red tomato. Joelle and I split the first offering between us and it was lovely and sweet.
There are a number of other tomatoes ready to ripen on the plant, we [...]

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Trans Europe Express

Posted by joelle on Monday, July 20th, 2009

I recently got back from some rather adventurous holidays, travelling overland from London to Istanbul. It’s certainly not the fastest way to travel (three days in one go, though we spread it out over a week). But it’s infinitely more comfortable and interesting than flying, as well as a lot less guilt-inducing.

We paused in Paris [...]

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Big pig!

Posted by claire on Monday, July 13th, 2009

I went to Hackney City Farm yesterday, I have been before but not on such a lovely sunny day, we had a great time looking at all the animals. But the most impressive resident was Bella, a GINOURMOUS saddleback pig, I was genuinely shocked at her vastness! I highly recommend visiting Bella and her farmyard [...]

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Fete fun – this Saturday

Posted by louise on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

If you’re at a loose end in London this weekend drop by the London South Bank University village fete for an afternoon of live music, fete stalls, crafts and kids entertainment. We’ve arranged a host of activities to keep the whole family occupied including an interactive ukulele band, breakdance lessons, the wonderful South London Jazz [...]

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Posted by louise on Monday, July 6th, 2009

Alas, the Seventeen chili growing competition has come to an abrupt end. There are still two plants hanging on in there, but with a combined leaf total of one, it doesn’t look like they’ll last much longer.
So to keep our green fingers busy, we’re starting a new basil growing contest. Possibly with a pesto [...]

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Meat Free Mondays

Posted by claire on Monday, July 6th, 2009

An article in a newspaper magazine drew my attention to this campaign: Meat Free Mondays is an initiative inspired by the U.S movement, Meatless Mondays. The goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet. The UK campaign is being backed by Sir [...]

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