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DIY KYOTO: Your Designer NRG Monitor

Given the recent major rise in gas and electricity prices, being thrifty is on everyone's conscience, and this is the high end way to do it - as you might already know, Wattson is a wireless, designer energy monitor, which tells you how much electricity you are using and/or how much money you are spending, and can help save up to 20% on your electricity bill. It's award winning and a big hit in the design community and with gadget fans, as well as helping flex green credentials. It retails at £99.95 (30% cheaper than previously, due to popular demand and increased production).

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Esther Freud: Writing Course at Jacksons Lane

Jackson’s Lane presents
Finding A Voice with Esther Freud
Jackson’s Lane, 269a Archway Road, Highgate, London, N6 5AA
Weekly from 9 May 2009

Acclaimed novelist and writer Esther Freud will be teaching a writing course at Jacksons Lane, Highgate on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12pm for six weeks from 9th May, (with a break for half term, after three sessions).

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Sunflower Guerilla Gardening Day - 1st May

The third annual event for guerrilla gardeners around the world to get out there and sow sunflower seeds in their neighbourhood. All you need are the seeds, something to poke a hole 2cm in the ground and a bit of imagination.


Launched by the Brussels' Farmers in 2007 and championed by this year should be a bigger planting event than ever! More people are feeling the urge to make a positive contribution to their local environment and have some fun at the same time.

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Call for Submissions: DegreetArt.com Photography

The Signature Photography Awards 2009

Deadline: Wednesday, 6th May

DegreeArt.com is proud to announce the return of its annual, national photography competition, The Signature Photography Awards.

Student photographers are invited to submit their signature photograph, relevant to one of the five categories listed below, for consideration by our panel. Entrants may only send one photograph for consideration for one chosen category.

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Workshop: Getting Published

Getting published Workshop with Maria McCarthy

7-9pm, Tuesday 19th May 2009
Coptic St,London WC1

Expert advice on getting an agent, approaching publishers, the editing process, getting the right book jacket and demystifying advances and royalties. Time for questions both during the workshop and in the pub

Maria is an author, journalist and lectures on getting published at Bristol University.

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Become a vintage vixen!

Pep up that Portfolio! Become a vintage vixen!

Looking for professional portrait sessions and portfolio development with an edge? Tom Bolwell who has shot for Brave n Bold, vintagesecret and in collaboration with Dazed and Confused, is now offering professional photography suitable for portfolios, castings, or just a nice pic for the mantel piece. Prices start at £50 for 3 retouched shots. A huge range of vintage clothing and accessories are also available on the day with vintage stylist Naomi Thompson on hand to give you a retro makeover. Based in Hackney, 15 minutes from Liverpool st.

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