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Dark side of Penny Lane Blue Suburban Skies At The Photographers' Gallery, 5 Great Newport Street, London WC2 until 20 November

'Blue Suburban Skies' takes its name from the Beatles' 'Penny Lane', but doesn't have the song's mixture of the quirky and mundane. That was how it was in suburbia. Now it appears to be Bad Taste Land, devoid of community and spirit, where the gardens are neatly trimmed but only scurrilous activity behind the net curtains relieves the monotony.

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