Curiolympics: Distinctly unsporting events for Londoners Photo: Loz Flowers If you’ve attempted either the Fry-athlon or the Cine-marathon, you’ll be aware that the Curiolympics have tended towards sedentary, artery-blocking experiences. But don’t worry- we know that sometimes even serious … Continue reading
Curiolympics: Distinctly unsporting events for Londoners Photo: testpatern Do you think marathons these days are a bit lightweight? You’re not wrong. With world record times down to nearly two hours, they’re over almost before they’ve begun. If you’re looking … Continue reading
Nestled between three primary schools, a council estate and the East London Line, Spitalfields City Farm is a colourful two-acre oasis whose hand-painted décor far outshines the overshadowing bling of Bishopsgate and famous Brick Lane Beigels just up the way. … Continue reading
Fusing Canary Wharf with the Real Economy The financial sector is frequently contrasted to the ‘real economy’. The ‘real economy’ is seen to involve the production of goods and services, while the financial sector acts as a facilitator for investment … Continue reading
Issue C goes live!
5 November 2012
It's with tingling trepidation that we announce that ISSUE C IS READY! It was printed by the excellent co-op Calverts in Bethnal Green and the centre map is a star chart with sumptuous design by Mike Hall and words by Curiocity editors Henry Eliot and Matt Lloyd. You can find it in all of our fine stockists or buy it online here.
Google Cheese Walk
30 August 2012
We buried a parmesan in memory of Pepys, used babybels for a madcap round of Urban Cheese Rolling, visited London's cheesiest street art and ate seven cheese boards across a two mile route. We had an absolute hoot leading Google's first London cheese walk! A particular mention should be made of the superb hospitality of Sue and her team at 'Cheese' in Leadenhall Market- definitely worth a visit!
5 August 2012
Matt Lloyd, co-editor of Curiocity and the undisputed brawn behind the enterprise, is currently devising the 'Curiolympics'; distinctly unsporting events for Londoners. Matt is writing this series for the Time Out blog but we'll also post them up here. Curiolympics #1 has already gone live. It's the fryathlon! See it on our site or in more glamorous surrounds over at Time Out.
Walking London's Waste Lands
31 July 2012
Last month we went on a T.S. Eliot inspired walk around the capital. You can see Curiocity co-editor Henry Eliot's multimedia write-up of our Waste Land Walk for the Guardian here.
Unreal City: A walk through London's wasteland
29 May 2012
Join Curiocity's Henry Eliot and Matt Lloyd on a walk inspired by T. S. Eliot's century-defining poem, The Waste Land. We'll walk from London's eastern fringes to the heart of the City, using the poem's theme of cyclical regeneration to connect little-known landmarks that speak of waste, growth and transition: we'll visit cemeteries, sewage works, recycling centres, ecology parks, banks, creeks and docks.
Everyone on the 12-mile walk will get a free copy of Curiocity (usually £2). We'll stop for lunch at Fatboy's Diner, Trinity Buoy Wharf and for tea at the Wapping Project, Shadwell Basin (food and drink not included unfortunately).
PLEASE NOTE: We will notify all those who have registered the exact starting point location one week before the event.
£5 + booking fee from http://unreal-city-walk.eventbrite.co.uk/
Curiocity is a map and a magazine for London. It provides unexpected ideas for journeys and encounters around the capital.
Curiocity exists both as a printed magazine and an online community. The magazine is folded like a miniature map and fits in the palm of your hand. Its unusual design explores new ways of describing places and journeys, plotting micro-journeys across the folded paper. Turning the magazine inside out reveals a large centrefold map.