Populist: 3-8 August

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Populist: 3-8 August

Populist brings you a bite sized round up of the best of Londonist this week. Catch up on the coolest, quirkiest, most recommended and talked about stories and find out what's hot and what's happening for the week ahead.


In the news:

  • The Olympics finally began! We told you where to watch it and when
  • The iconic TX4 black cab got competition and Smithfield Market got a reprieve Marrieds to be took to the HSBC in protest when Wrapit, the ultimate wedding list website went under
  • We started blogging recession with a look at the beautifully restored but almost completely empty Tobacco Dock
  • And innocent bystander, Ryan Bravo, became a grave statistic when he got shot and killed in Walworth whilst out shopping with his family.

    What's hot:

  • Connie pulled if off at the Menier Chocolate Factory whilst the Camden Fringe rolled on - we reviewed Cracked, The Turner Plays, Twisted Sketches and Chambers and Nettleton
  • Field Day was wet and there weren't enough lavs but hell, we had a great time anyway
  • Photography geeks got excited as Robert Capa's lost "Mexican Suitcase" photographs are to go on show at the Barbican and rum afficionados drooled as we gave the Rum Experience at Vinopolis a thumbs up
  • Finally, Danny Baker went on holiday leaving his show in celebrity hands and our friends at One Eye Grey took to two wheels - you can too on 28 August.
  • Check out Music Choice, The Book Grocer and Arts Ahead for more.

    Images L-R clockwise: Carnaval del Pueblo, Smithfield Market reprieve, Tobacco Dock blogged, the Underage Festival. You can keep track of our most popular posts by checking out Favourites or using the Populist tag.

    Last Updated 10 August 2008