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Tuesday 23rd July 2013: Lazy Day in London
After the excitement and heat of yesterday we decided to take it easy, so after a wee lie-in we went for a walk in Pitshanger Park then had a great Italian lunch at The Organic Pizza House.
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Lunch was great and very generous portions so we spent the afternoon walking round Ealing, checking out the shops and other parks.
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Found a lovely place for coffees called ‘Bonne Café’ so we stopped there for a while, hiding from the scattered rain showers and watching the people go by.

Wednesday 24th July 2013: Lunch with Friends in Hackney
Started off today with a recce of the next venue we’re playing at in London; The Arc Angel Bar in Islington. When we got there it was closed but looks like a really nice place from the outside. The main bonus is that it’s just around the corner from the tube stop, which is great for moving the gear round.
Then we headed over to Hackney to have lunch with artist friends Barry & Ray. They took us to a great bistro for lunch called ‘Unpackaged’ which also doubled as a health food shop and fancy deli. The food was lovely, the staff were really friendly and the company was great! We chatted about music and politics and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Barry & Ray always visit the city in August to take in some shows). It’s always a treat when we’re away from home to catch up with friends and family and this was just what the doctor ordered. A very chilled out afternoon indeed.
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Barry is a London-based Australian artist who’s work I really love! You might have seen it on a bag I have (‘Woman smoking a cigarette’) & he’s also responsible for some of the Savage Sound System artwork (LP cover for ‘Like Stink On A Monkey’ and gig posters for the final two tour shows this year).
http://www.barrysmithwork.co.uk
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Ray is currently working on his Punch & Judy show, which he performs the last Saturday of every month at London Fields in Hackney.
http://www.youtube.com/oldarty44

Next gig: Thursday 25th July @ The Arc, Angel Islington, London (FREE)
https://www.facebook.com/thearcbar
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