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There Goes the Neighbourhood

1 September 2014 was supposed to be terminal exodus date. Yet despite its exhortation, the ‘LET’S ALL MOVE OUT OF LONDON’ Facebook page created by London-based artist Sara Nunes Fernandes didn’t have the desired effect. ‘Now that London has been nuked by gentrification,’ the ‘About’ column reads, ‘foreign investment and criminal and corrupted councils, let’sread more

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David and Samantha Cameron meet Kurt Schwitters: On the restoration of Cumbria’s Merz Barn

November 18, 2015. Rain-flecked mobile phone footage on YouTube follows the cascades of Aira Force in the Lake District in the north-west of England. This typically picturesque waterfall, which makes cameo appearances in several of William Wordsworth’s poems, looks as if it might sweep away the bridge below. It’s one of the wettest and warmestread more

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Enthusiasm: Donlon Books

In Norwich, where I moved last winter from London, bookshops are lifestyle centres for upper middle-class priggishness, local batch coffee and inspirational notebooks. ‘You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone’ is a vituperous cliché but it teaches something about enthusiasm. Each time I stuck my head into Donlon Books – staying first forread more