News and Views
Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf. This week, NQW is joined by regular Londonist contributors:
- Beth Parnell-Hopkinson, contributing editor to Londonist
- Ruairidh Anderson, East End troubadour, compiler of the Folk Olympics and composer of Londonist Out Loud's closing theme music
The guests settle down at the Mad Bishop and Bear in Paddington to discuss recent London stories and articles. Topics include transport projects that were never pursued, looming transport strikes, a blue plaque for a stripper, the latest cycling developments, missiles to protect the Olympic Park and other Olympics news, the proposed demolition of a south London museum, and the feeding of 5,000 in Trafalgar Square.
London Maps: The Magical, the Methodical and the Multifaceted
In association with TAG Fine Arts, Londonist recently hosted an evening devoted to the many many forms and uses of London maps. In this short excerpt, cab driver John Kennedy offers a unique insight into a cabbie's mind. The full audio recording of this event will be available on Londonist soon, and the accompanying exhibition The Art of Mapping runs at Air Gallery on Dover Street until 26 November as part of the London Mapping Festival.
What’s On In London
NQW rounds up the best new exhibitions and shows opening over the coming week.
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