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Issue 65

We explore the rise and rise of the world's skyscrapers and get nostalgic looking back over the past year. On another note, what are you doing on New Year's Eve?

Goodbye 2017

It’s that time of year again, the time of festivities, family, food and fun (the four f’s). As well as all this celebrating, the Christmas season is also a time for looking back at what we have achieved over the past year.

The LN team has seen great success and had an overall memorable year. New developments, the publication of the second edition of the Londonewcastle newspaper and the launch of the new website have been just a few highlights that 2017 has brought to us! We can only wonder what 2018 has up its sleeve and we are more than excited to get going.

How to Spend New Year's Eve in London

If there’s one thing that London knows how to do the right way, its throwing one heck of a party. So, in dedication to London’s nightlife and to round off 2017, let’s talk about some of the best party’s that the city has to offer this New Year’s Eve.

The All-Nighter (and more)
E1 in Wapping is gearing up for its New Year’s Eve celebration/New Year’s Day bash. Planning to spoil guests with 27 hours’ worth of partying, you can expect nothing but atmosphere and some of the best house and electronic music masterminds that the world has to offer. So, you better get that beauty sleep now so you can see the whole night (and day) through.

1970’s Glamour
What’s better than getting all dressed up and getting into the spirit on New Year’s Eve? Immerse yourself in the feel-good festivities this year at Pop Brixton and enjoy everything from 70’s disco to a gospel-backed karaoke session. If that doesn’t entice you enough, you can kiss crazy entry fees goodbye has it is free to get in before 9pm!

Circus Celebrations
If you want a really memorable NYE, you really can’t go wrong with a trip to Proud, Camden. Acrobats, face painting and Artful Dodger, you wouldn’t want to miss this. Expect live music and garage classics until the early hours of the morning, 5am to be exact, you can see 2018 in in the best way you could possibly imagine.

The Rise of Skyscrapers

You know what they say, if you can’t build outwards you must build upwards, and that is exactly what is happening in the world of architecture on a global scale. In fact, 2017 is the year that has set the bar as it has seen more skyscrapers towering over 300 metres completed than any other year, 144 buildings to be exact.

This figure is something that is expected to be surpassed for years to come; it has been estimated that amount of towers built and completed this year is approximately double what it was in 2013, with buildings such as Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia in the pipeline, which is expected to reach an astounding 3,281 feet tall.

The star of the skyscraper show by far is the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which as seen the completion of more skyscrapers than any other city in the world in 2017. That's quite an achievement!

To finish, I’m going to leave you with a very fitting quote by Roland Barthes: ‘The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.’

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Design, Love and Running
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Food, Festivals & Skyscrapers
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Festive Fun and Facebook
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Underwater, Music and Cake
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Kape Barako, Books and Beauty
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Prison, Underwater Homes, Food
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Epoh Beech and The Antidote
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Ben Nevis, Art & Gallery 46
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Juice and Scotland Air
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Jerk Chicken and Fine Culture
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Thought-provoking Art
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Selfies, Ramen and The Beast
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Watercolours and Gucci Décor
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All About the Rosé
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Jousting and Baking Mad
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Food Chat and Fashion
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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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Heavy Thinking and Grumpy Goat
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Our Death Row Meal
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LN Newspaper is Now Available
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Brexit is Upon Us
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The Festival Season Begins!
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Spoiled for Choice with Art!
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Our Outlook on Beards and Punk
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More Football and Scepta-cism
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Catlin Art Prize and Beigels
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Population Boom and Jazz Hands
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Food for Thought and Arty Fun
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A Whole Lotta Flavour and Art
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Monkey Business and Fantom
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The Force Awakens...
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All Things Christmas!
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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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Sushi and Beautiful Balfron
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LN Throwback and Stylist Mag
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More Graffiti and UFOs
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Graffiti and Top Creativity
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T Swift and a Fine Heartbeat
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Fro Yo, Coffee Hits and Art
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Super DJs and Gelato in Soho
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Doughnuts and Coffee
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Lovebox, Dirty Talk and Space!
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