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Highlights from this week in London. Read about everything from architecture to food and delve a little deeper into London's culture.

Issue 46

Become the flame-griller you've always wanted to be and think about what social media is doing to our minds. Also, head on down to The Exhibitionist Hotel where you can see doodling at its finest.

Are Our Brains Lazy?

Facebook. We all know it, we all love it, and we most probably all use it. But, have you ever stopped and thought that it might be doing more harm than good to our cognitive health? While we innocently scroll our feed, looking at pictures of last night’s work summer party and reminisce about those deadly flaming Sambuca’s, we might actually be altering our memory. You could argue that this is a great thing, after all, who wants to remember the fool they became after knocking back those flaming Sambuca’s? However, photo sharing on Facebook might be changing the way we remember certain events.

Award-winning psychologist, Tracy Packiam Alloway, says: ‘The old school way of remembering facts and information is not necessary. With Google at our finger tips, we don’t need to.’ So, do we rely on Facebook and social media to relay our memories to us? Is Facebook making our brains lazy?

Doodlemania

Immerse yourself in a world of doodles this summer at The Exhibitionist Hotel in South Kensington, until July 28th. Here you will be able to admire the serious doodling by the great doodler himself, Sam Cox.

As a youngster, like the rest of us, Mr Cox took great pleasure in drawing over anything and everything in sight, whether it be school desks or the bedroom walls. However, while the majority of us adults grew out of the doodling phase, Mr Cox, or Mr Doodle as he is also known, decided to continue scribbling and turn it into a profession.

Mr Doodle believes that art should be fun, light-hearted, and something we can enjoy away from the seriousness of everyday life. From sketchbooks to tunnels, Mr Doodle has now taken his skilful squiggles to the corridors of The Exhibitionist Hotel, where every inch of the space is covered in his creative artwork.

Inspired by his childhood love for cartoons and graphics on cereal boxes, Mr Doodle’s creations have given the art world a breath of fresh air. Also, have you seen what he’s done to his bedroom? After watching this, you might even reconsider your home decorative style: http://bit.ly/2v08uPR

London Barbecue School

Have you ever wanted to master the barbecue and learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to flame-grilling those M&S posh dogs? Well, running until autumn this year, tucked away in the side streets of Peckham Rye, you will find the London Barbecue School, where you will get the chance to refine your grill skills.

Choose from an array of classes, from beginner all the way up to expert, where you can grill, char and smoke your way to becoming chief barbecuer. The classes are held by barbecue enthusiasts who know everything there is to know about concocting amazing marinades and creating the most memorable and tasty food that you will have this summer.

Interested in a transforming into a maven of the barbecue?
Buy your tickets and get prepared for some seriously tasty grub http://bit.ly/2uV5AuC

Archived Bulletins

Issue 48
Coffee, Pizza and Street Art
Issue 47
Selfies, Ramen and The Beast
Issue 45
Watercolours and Gucci Décor
Issue 44
All About the Rosé
Issue 43
Jousting and Baking Mad
Issue 42
Eating Insects and Tech Talk
Issue 41
Gardening and Picnics
Issue 40
Food Chat and Fashion
Issue 39
We're California Dreaming
Issue 38
Food Photos and Hackney Canal
Issue 37
RIP Sir Roger Moore
Issue 36
Arts Fringe and Roger Mayne
Issue 35
David Adjaye and No More TV
Issue 34
Coffee and Fake News
Issue 33
Day of the Dead
Issue 32
Gallery 46 and Roundhouse
Issue 31
Heavy Thinking and Grumpy Goat
Issue 30
Our Death Row Meal
Issue 29
LN Newspaper is Now Available
Issue 28
Brexit is Upon Us
Issue 27
The Festival Season Begins!
Issue 26
Spoiled for Choice with Art!
Issue 25
Our Outlook on Beards and Punk
Issue 24
More Football and Scepta-cism
Issue 23
Catlin Art Prize and Beigels
Issue 22
Population Boom and Jazz Hands
Issue 21
LN's in a Football Frenzy
Issue 20
Food for Thought and Arty Fun
Issue 19
Spring and the London Divide
Issue 18
A Whole Lotta Flavour and Art
Issue 17
US Faves and Nomadic Gardens
Issue 16
Monkey Business and Fantom
Issue 15
The Force Awakens...
Issue 14
All Things Christmas!
Issue 13
Our Top Festive Coffee Picks
Issue 12
La Marseillaise and Otto Dog
Issue 11
Global Values and Dishoom
Issue 10
Sushi and Beautiful Balfron
Issue 09
LN Throwback and Stylist Mag
Issue 08
More Graffiti and UFOs
Issue 07
Graffiti and Top Creativity
Issue 06
T Swift and a Fine Heartbeat
Issue 05
Fro Yo, Coffee Hits and Art
Issue 04
Super DJs and Gelato in Soho
Issue 03
Doughnuts and Coffee
Issue 02
Lovebox, Dirty Talk and Space!
Issue 01
Forest Live and Summer Reading