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Sam & me tried out the new supper at Look mum no hands! Mare Street this week.

Their Italian head chef Andrea has whipped up a petite menu of glorious bar snacks. From chicken wings, burgers to veggie dishes. Each item also has a recommended local beer by manager and brew aficionado Christian.

We shared the BLPT (bacon, lettuce, pepper and tomato) burger with the aubergine and emmenthal ‘toastie’. As you can see it was like a delicious volcano with edible flowers and a seriously spicy pesto.

Sloshed down with a Rothaus Pilsner and Magic Rock Simpleton. You can’t really go wrong with craft beer on tap.

Grub is served from Wednesday to Saturday from 4 - 9pm and I seriously recommend dropping in to check it out.

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Banners based on the diagrams of tax avoidance schemes from the St Helier 2017 demonstration, made by Ed Hall  (at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery)

Banners based on the diagrams of tax avoidance schemes from the St Helier 2017 demonstration, made by Ed Hall (at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery)

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”..adorable, haunting, funny, and beautiful. A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel” - Scott McCloud

”..adorable, haunting, funny, and beautiful. A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel” - Scott McCloud

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I trundled along to Joypad's SUPER WAREHOUSE PARTY IV on Saturday night. It was like hanging out in a over-sized teenagers bedroom. Pop-corn, sweets, loud music, BOOZE, and a shit ton of computer games.

When I was at school we would all hang out round Mark’s house and play his N64 and Gamecube til the early morn. Super Smash Bros, F-Zero X, Mario Party…. There would sometimes be a weird competitive vibe if you seriously wanted to whip Chris or smack down Ben. We all had our top choice characters. You had to play as them or else. You had your weird technique, moves and rituals for making sure you won. Then maybe blame the controller if you didn’t. But that’s weak brah. You’d feel sick because you ate too many Star Burst Juicers.

I could taste the sweet revenge in my mouth. I wanted to play games, and I wanted to win.

This didn’t really happen though. Instead I had a lot of beer and jumped around to the Super Scratch Bros and Sabrepulse. I tried to beat Shirobon at Super Smash Brothers buy my age old Yoshi skills didn’t really come flooding back… I sang (shouted) along to the Sonic 2 Special Stage and I tried out some new indie games *edit* and was kindly informed by Joypad I was playing Gang Beasts: a really fun multiplayer involving four strange creatures in kigus trying to fling each other off things. Saw Nidhogg again. I got to have a go on this at the Creators Project London event a few years back (Just checked and it was 2010!!). It looks a lot more developed and still retaining that brilliant 8 bit look.

I feel like getting back in touch with the old gaming crew and telling them. It’s back on. They’ve created a party that encompasses that childhood love of computer games… whipping your friends while scoffing sweets and booze. Just be prepared to to stand up and dance this time.

Photos: Super Sonic Dr.Robotnik Android 18

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hannakdraws:

twitter doodle-comic inspired by the new Zelda trailer

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Where the F**K is Colchester’s Digital Economy?

marcde-ath:

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So 4 years ago when we first started fifteen Queen Street, I remember sitting in an empty front room trying to convince firstsite’s then Commercial Director that Colchester had an appetite for a shared work space for Creative Industry types.

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Don gon did a fabric print this evening

Don gon did a fabric print this evening

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August with S&B

Hey craft lubbers,

We’ve hosting two events this month to wet your textile appetite. Fabric printing & painting with Jacqueline Davis and knitting little hats with Knitterati for Innocent’s Big Knit. Find out more below.

As always you are all welcome. The workshops are free but you’ll need bring along what you need to join in. Or why not crack on with own projects with the group? We’d love to see what you’ve been making!

We want to start on another big project soon. If you’ve had any ideas or want help making your own big textile thing happen give me a shout.

Fabric Printing
Wednesday 6th August, 7.30 - 9.30pm
St Botolph’s Waiting Room
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Jacqeline Davies is teaching fabric printing.

Big Knit with Knitterati
Wednesday 13th August, 7.30 - 9.30pm
St Botolph’s Waiting Room
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We’re knitting little hats for Age UK with Shaz.

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Holy shit they’ve arrived

Holy shit they’ve arrived

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

(Source: vintagegal, via annalisemcnamara)

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Already getting settled into my new flat

Already getting settled into my new flat

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ctrayn:

So according to the movie Back to the Future Part II, by the year of our lord 2015 there are supposed to be 19 movies in the Jaws franchise.  As of January 2014, there are only 4.  I personally see this as an enormous travesty, which is why I’m calling on the internet to rectify this grievous mistake.

I challenge the geek community, the web community, the YouTube community, the film community, the time travel community, the hypothetical Jaws community, and the local community college to answer my call and create 15 new JAWS feature-length movies before October 21st, 2015.

According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, and British Film Institute, a feature film has to be at least 40 minutes long.  So even if your film is 40 straight minutes of a rubber shark floating quietly in a bathtub, it still fulfills what I am asking of you in the challenge, and it is still probably a more entertaining watch than Jaws: the Revenge.

So grab your camera phones, a bucket, and that inflatable shark you bought at the dollar store, because it’s showtime.  Live-action, stop-motion, puppets, pencil animation, CG, piss on film- it doesn’t matter how you create the movie!  Just go and make the 2015 of Back to the Future II a reality.

Signal boost, if you please!

(via flamingosandtea)

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BLESS THIS ACID HOUSE

I didn’t get any snaps of my final burlesque outfit or routine… But Fanny Darling & Holly High Heels time warped to the 90s last night for an Acid House party with Tea & Sympathy on the Hythe lightship.

We whipped up acid house / 90s themed burlesque and performed alongside Fyreflies showcased by resident host Alice D’Lumiere.

There were glow sticks, uv paint, psychedelic murals, a huge pacman screen, jam jar cocktails plus magic & fire breathing… What a night!

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thehandmadecyclist:

We’ve got together with the good folk of Soigneur.nl and Look Mum No Hands to put up a large scale version of our Tour de France print at the Old Street cafe in London. The print was originally designed for the cover of Soigneur’s June issue.

If you are passing through Old Street, stop by and spot the stories from Tours old and new.

Limited edition copies of the print are available now to purchase at thehandmadecyclist.com

A big bloody beautiful print now up at LMNH Old Street.

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Crafted delights from the Yan Tan Tethera exhibition at Cecil Sharp House, home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.