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 Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Bend in the River is a black and white photo essay of a journey down the Thames from Waterloo to Tilbury combining images, music, speech and estuarine noises [from Artangel]
• Take the train to Margate this winter for only £10 return using a Portas Pilot ticket. Mary's hope is that Londoners will flock down and spend money, be that the Old Town, the Turner Contemporary, the Shell Grotto or even a scuzzy caff on the high street [high-speed train included]
• For a sense of the capital's transient diversity, try watching Londoners as they wait for a bus. That's the premise behind By The Bus Stop - a portfolio of candid photographs from Richard Hooker [maybe you're in there somewhere]
• The latest (third) edition of Curiocity, the mini concertina-fold London magazine, is now available. Short and nuggety on one side, the reverse is an inspired A3 after-dark map of pseudo constellations [from selected stockists for £2.50, or through the post]
• The last few tickets for this year's Boring Conference are still available. They're £20 a time, but for that you get to sit on a chair and listen to people talk about fridges, yellow lines, toast, shop fronts, self-service machines, IBM tills and toilets [2011's conference was great]

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