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Astragal nobly roused himself from his pit early last Saturday morning (30 June) to go on an 'urban ramble'. Doggedly working through his hangover Astragal joined Touching the City ( www. touchingthecity.

com) organisers Oliver FroomeLewis and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and a gaggle of architects on a walk from Westminster to the O 2 Arena.

The aim was to take a closer look at the forlorn urban spaces that they call 'BenchSpace'. No stranger to hanging around on park benches, Astragal was well placed to hold forth on the topic. The trip took in architectural highlights such as the Robin Hood Gardens Estate, Poplar Baths and the O 2 itself. Some culture was squeezed in with a show at the Wapping Project, which featured, ahem. . . 'contemporary dance'. Thankfully Astragal was suitably fortified after the group had made a visit to that other south London cathedral of high culture - Al's greasy spoon in Southwark. . .

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