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Pinboard: Amy singsong, art along the PoW – and a letter from Jay Gatsby?

1. Bank holiday shenanigans start here You could probably do worse than kickstart the bank holiday with a few beers and a croak at slightly unloveable Mornington Crescent venue the Purple Turtle. Why? It’s the Camden Singalong Ball, of course. And it’s for a good cause too, as new ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ new mayor Jonathan …

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Art: Painting From the Zabludowicz Collection – Albert Oehlen, Francesca DiMattio and Matthew Chambers

Unusually for the Zabludowicz Gallery, this season the focus is on paintings rather than more conceptual art. The shows are split into two, with part one now running until 5th May, and part two from 23rd May to 11th August. This first exhibition juxtaposes works by internationally renowned German artist Albert Oehlen with those from …

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Pinboard: Kentish Town Road is Going Green. Plus – A Reader vs Greggs!

1. Kentish Town Road is Going Green First, some news just in. Soho House Group have agreed to sponsor six planter/bike locks which will be manufactured by Kentish Town’s very own Front Yard Company. Designed and maintained by the folks at social enterprise Of Butterflies And Bees, in association with the Urban Gardening group of …

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Pinboard Jan 24: Reader Offers, Burns Night – and who is Hope?

1. Reader Offer – Another Packed Week at Zabludowicz. NW5’s atmospheric contemporary arts space is pulling out all the stops this month. Tomorrow night from 7-9pm there’s a bash to celebrate Art Licks Magazine’s 10th issue, with experimental band Das Hund performing live. Then don’t miss the final weekend of Disappearing Into One, the curatorial …

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Pinboard: Art Gallery Special. And a Hunting Cabin in Camden, No Less

1. Local ‘Broken’ Artwork. Flaxon Ptootch, the infamous gallery-salon crossover, is currently exhibiting these intriguing works by North London-based musician and artist Lupen Crook. Crook has released five solo albums but also produces paintings from a shed in his back garden, which he refers to as ‘Broken Arts’. Traditional materials such as oils are used …

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Pinboard: The Latest on Boris Bikes (And Say Hello, Wave Goodbye to Your Resolutions?)

Back in September our writer Tim Sowula launched his petition to get the Barclays Bike scheme extended through Kentish Town to the Heath. He has now had a response from Boris Johnson, who says: “I view the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme as an expanding programme subject to topography, operational considerations and available funding. As part …

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