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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 16

Music, fashion and monkeys, what more could you want?

London Collections Men

LCM 2016, chaired by Dylan at GQ, was again a big success but two shows were stand out.
Oliver Spencer, who presented a A/W collection showcasing an Afrobeat-inspired array of garments inspired by drummer Ginger Baker's travels from London to Africa.
YMC beautifully captured the sensitive hippy/pretty boy aesthetic of songwriter Isaac Gracie.

Fantom

Massive Attack, the country's musical conscience for the past 25 years, are releasing new material beginning next month.
A very strong return to top form. Tom Hingston, the man who recently devised the brand for our Rosebery Avenue apartments, has once again art directed the visuals for the cover. If you can, still try and get tickets for Massive's sold out gigs at Brixton Academy next week. In the meantime, download the incredible Fantom music making App that they have made freely available.

Stop Feeding Your Monkey Bananas

Popularised images in Hollywood often show monkeys munching on bananas and have led to the widespread misconception that bananas form an integral part of a monkey’s main diet. This is a dangerous fallacy and one that has led to severe health problems in apes, which I recently discovered while on vacation in Costa Rica.

Whereas monkeys tend to inhabit the primary forest within canopies and seldom come close to the forest floor, this would place them in danger of becoming prey, bananas grow on the forest floor. This essentially means that monkeys do not come into contact with bananas in the wild.

The health problems associated with feeding monkeys bananas are widespread. Not only do they contain much more sugar than their typical diet, which is bad for their teeth and can lead to diabetes and similar conditions but also they can cause gastro-intestinal problems as their stomachs are mostly adapted to eating fibrous foods with very low digestibility.

Moreover bananas have created an additional issue for monkeys. Their production, which is predominantly man made, has led to wide scale deforestation and the destruction of the monkeys natural habitat putting their very existence in danger in some parts of the world, as was the case in the Osa peninsula in Costa Rica where a US banana company destroyed large parts of the natural rainforest irreparably damaging its ecology over the course of the 1950s.

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We're California Dreaming
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Food Photos and Hackney Canal
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RIP Sir Roger Moore
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Arts Fringe and Roger Mayne
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David Adjaye and No More TV
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Day of the Dead
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Gallery 46 and Roundhouse
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Our Death Row Meal
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Brexit is Upon Us
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The Festival Season Begins!
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Catlin Art Prize and Beigels
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A Whole Lotta Flavour and Art
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Our Top Festive Coffee Picks
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La Marseillaise and Otto Dog
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Global Values and Dishoom
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