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Entries in the Month : October, 2008

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Wednesday, 22 October, 2008

Content A couple of months ago, I started receiving some bizarre and cryptic emails from a certain Agent Curtis relating to the 7th Syndikate. I'll cut straight to the point since the cover is now blown - the 7thsyndikate ended up being a private view on the 24th September, of the Cold War Modern at the V&A.

7th Syndikate

However, I thought this campaign which seemed to be aimed at London bloggers, deserved a special mention because the emails that I got were very close to being spam-like and therefore deleted but were referring to content that I had written, in a meaningful way. This totally caught my eye and interest, and like-wise to a whole host of other bloggers.

Categories

Events. Living in London.

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Friday, 17 October, 2008

Content I passed through Shoreditch today, which, seeing as I used to have an office here for almost 10 years was just a little nostalgic, if only for wanting to go for another pasta at Franco's on Rivington Street.

Didn't really miss the place, although it does have a sense of energy, if you interpret this as the constant disappearance and emergence of new stores and spaces. But Shoreditch does have an "arty style" in contrast to Croydon, which is hmm, where I spend most of my days at the moment.

However, thanks to a friend's insistence of visiting the "Mail Order Monsters" exhibition at the Max Wigram Gallery in Redchurch Street, I have renewed hope in the area. Particularly if the credit crunch drives out the money men from nearby City and the ditch becomes edgy again.

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Events. Living in London.

Date

Wednesday, 08 October, 2008

Content Was this 8th day of October, 2008 another auspicious date for the Chinese? I mean October is as close as you'll get to any month resembling an 8 limbed animal.

It was this day nevertheless, that hosted a morning "Chinese" business event at the British Library titled 'Facing the Challenges - What lies ahead for the future of leaders and entrepreneurs of the UK and China'.

The British Library is a nice, cerebral enough place but I guess what got me out of bed was the significance given to this event by the presence of HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, and Sir David Tang KBE.

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East Asian Culture. Events.