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What’s it all about, though? Find out a little more after the jump…
I stepped away from my desk yesterday lunchtime to walk the short distance to the steps of St Paul’s to meet some of the protesters at the OccupyLSX camp and find out what’s going down.
I’ve always loved this spot — a confluence point where City commerce meets tourism, often the two are met by a festival dance performance and all on the doorstep of the Church. The OccupyLSX protesters bring yet another new element. And it’s a major one. The campaign has moved in and set up camp at the heart of the usual daily action, giving the scene a dramatic new appearance.
The number of tents actually grew between the morning rush hour and lunchtime. The atmosphere when I arrived around 1pm with the groan of helicopters overhead was an uplifting one. There was a lot going on: conversations between media, City workers and sympathisers left, right and centre; and around the corner, away from the roadside, a meeting with a megaphone concerning site facilities and upkeep was taking place.
No parking on this volcano, it’s your weekend and it’s erupting. Cause an explosion at the Book Club with le cool‘s exclusive entry + bar tab prize or just get plain Bugged Out to Erol Alkan: read on to win tickets for a couple of le cool venue birthdays this week
Hello lovely le coolers. We have some first-rate quality nights for you in this week’s newsletter and plenty of fun activities. Here’s our pick of the pops: this weekend’s selected events whittled down to a single malt agenda. We’ll also be bringing you our Free Friday giveaways here for Bugged Out and… we’re giving one lucky reader and his/her special friend entry to Leonard Street’s The Book Club for the whole week of its birthday events with a lovely £50 bar tab to enjoy there. Read past the jump for a chance to win this extra-special prize.
Right, Top-Quality Night No.1: it’s south of the river and delivers the grandaddy of hip hop with some dubstep friends Friday and promising house/techno/disco Saturday. Dubly good.
And what John Power’s excited about, we’re excited about; so quick to the Top-Quality Night(s) No.2: Our man Power promises we’ll soon be smug when the acts we see here start appearing on Eat Your Own Ears lineups next year. How can we not go?
Well, maybe cos we’re busy Occupying London: an occupation movement that ‘seems different’, says Ryan Mahan. Let’s see what we can achieve.
Alternatively, make a stand by opting for an art fair of independent and not-for-profit artists and projects. It’s not Frieze…
Next up, our first competition. Take a trip back to festival-land after the jump for a chance to win guestlist to see Erol Alkan up close at Bugged Out’s birthday. Don’t forget, Book Club comp coming up too…