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A band too far

Always a fan of the seemingly boundless pretentiousness that is thrown up during London Design Week, Astragal revelled with particular glee in this year’s addition, Tent London. There’s nothing quite like Shoreditch’s finest to bubble up the bile and vitriol in this old hack, and the invitation that arrived at AJ Towers didn’t disappoint. It came complete with a ‘Lance Armstrong-esque’ rubber wristband, worn by telesales managers and team-bonding gurus up and down the country. Astragal had his own when charity ‘Make Poverty History’ issued one – it read ‘Make “Make Poverty History” History’. Perhaps Astragal should create a new one for Tent London...

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