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Australia House

Originally submitted by Alan B I am a tired man.  my eyes are heavy but I am deep in thought.  I guard over Australia House.  Am I alive or dead ? When I’m awake I look over the Aldwych towards the Royal Courts of Justice But I am not watching because Justice is in good…
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Thirteen Lions

The work of illustrator, graphic designer and game maker Maz Hemming, Thirteen Lions is a webcomic retelling the story of the Gunpowder Plot. It’s being published in instalments at http://webcomics.mazhemart.co.uk/comic/thirteen-lions/. While the conspiracy is currently in its infancy, there’s already been a pivotal cameo for the Duck and Drake – the pub on the Strand…
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The Angry Pacifist

Originally submitted by Papa T I came on this march as a member of the Wandsworth Stop the war coalition. I am angry about the way the war in Iraq was instigated. The lies about weapons of mass destruction, how the politicians stated they existed and posed a real threat to National security. I am angry…
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Friendship and Thoroughfares

Originally submitted by Alex Belsey The Strand is London’s greatest thoroughfare, its huge volumes of human traffic easily eclipsing the throngs of cabs, cars and buses that provide its restless soundtrack. As a pedestrian on the Strand, the predominant feeling is often one of swimming against a tide of people, one of having to anticipate…
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The Savoy: Interview with Archivist Susan Scott

Originally submitted by Hadeel Mohamed There is a turning point in my interview with Susan Scott, the in-house archivist at The Savoy, in the moment following my faux-pas of detailing an intricate fact I’d heard about the lamps outside The Savoy circulated about by people in the area. It turns out to be wholly untrue. But…
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Community engagement methodologies workshop

On December 14th 2010 the Strandlines team hosted a community engagement methodologies workshop in the Strand Building of King’s College. We invited participants to bring along objects that reminded them of their local area, home, or place of work. The aim of the final session of the day was to reflect upon the connections between…
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