Friday, March 02, 2007

Bricks and stones

A bête noire to London drivers, this week Old Street roundabout made headlines with word of Will Alsop's proposed new pop art tower (as pictured here).

And that was just the start. With a 30 ft high light halo announced for Oxford Circus, demolition plans for Portland House in Victoria, and an increasing likelihood of a Helter Skelter skyscraper, the real estate world is abuzz. And the celeb circuit was not excused with news that Madge's Marylebone house is on the market. But, less progressive things are happening for London's immaterial girl, Lily Allen, who claims to be homeless. Why does that make me smile?

So that was all bricks and stones, let's stick with words and the 26th edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction."

1) Unimpressed by the latest bone pickings of Tony Blair and David Cameron? React by celebrating this capital's better half at Capitalwoman 2007. Westminster, Storey's Gate, SW1 Sat 10am-5:15pm. Free.

2) Fed up with trolling with tourists through Borough Market for your comte? React by heading to Taste East, part of a six day celebration of all that East London has to offer. Crispin Place, E1, 12-8pm Friday, 12-5pm Saturday

3) Concerned for London's future under Green Ken? React by sailing away from this sceptred isle after heading to the RYA Dinghy Sailing Show at Alexandra Palace. For all ages and budgets. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. £12

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

does east london really have anything to offer?

5:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

east london is a shit hole.

west is best!

5:28 pm  
Anonymous Jay said...

Pop and art should not extend to architecture. That looks horrendous. Worse than what is there now in fact. Why can't London get design right for once? The Gherkin is the only thing we have that we can be internationally proud of on the scale of other major cities skylines.

5:30 pm  
Anonymous manfromBrum said...

where is new street?

5:31 pm  
Anonymous Claire said...

I thought Will was an author? Maybe that is the problem. Writers shouldn't build buildings.

5:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claire - That is Will Self. R u blonde?

5:36 pm  
Anonymous honkman said...

I thought Will was the Prince of Bel Air?!

5:38 pm  
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Anonymous londoner at heart said...

Great blog. So much infomation. Makes me miss London. I lived there for 15 years and am now in Hong Kong but stay in touch with London life through blogs and vlogs like this. Thank you.

5:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Madonna and Guy splitting up? Did anyone hear that?

5:53 pm  
Anonymous Ella said...

Bring it on action/reaction!

Have a great weekend CS!

6:38 pm  
Anonymous tourist hater said...

London's skyline beats the pants off elsewhere

What are you talking about? Why does everybody have only shit to say about London. To which I say get off the pot. Leave the Big Smoke if you don't like it. Let the rest of us enjoy it without listening to your god damn whinging.

6:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Ken was red?

7:09 pm  

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