Alright Squire

 Had a sneaky day out in London yesterday in painfully hip Shoreditch to be more precise , the occasion being an invite to a preview of the latest exhibition of work by John Squire at Idea Generation gallery. As you can imagine the great and the good of London were in attendance along with a couple of freeloading northern chancers .

John's latest work is all based around the eight pointed star which is seen all over the Islamic world and parts of southern Europe and each piece is named after the new gods, celebrities that is. My faves were Alison Steadman, Woody Allen and  JFK which was one that quite literally hypnotised you if looked at for too long , stunning . The exhibition runs from 10/6 -3/7



Obviously having made the effort  to get there it would of been rude not to sample some of that famous East End hospitality and a few hostelries were visited along the way. The William IV is owned by a friend of a friend and is situated on a corner plot, as any good London boozer should be. Run of the mill lagers and a few real ales are backed up with what a Sunday supplement would call a "shabby chic" interior and an ace upstairs dining room.Worth a look if you're in the area if only for the mad neighbour across the street dancing and abusing passers by.
Left here to grab a quick nosebag with our man Nick, currently grafting at  Present , where he's selling some of the best clothing available at the moment , though I dont think I'll ever get brogues with wedge Vibram soles or Mr Bathing Ape suits .

                                                          A large Stussied QPR fan

Finished the day of at Number Six where there was a bit of a "do" on , had a mooch around the products, said a few hello's and farewells grabbed a couple more beers in a Spitalfields bar and caught the late train north. All in all a good day out and it beat working.

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