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Where to take silly interests ridiculously seriously

All of these passions are essentially frivolous. But say that aloud at the events below and you will almost certainly be attacked

Where to take silly interests ridiculously seriously

The Real Bread Campaign

We’ve all been there. “Whither the real bread?!” you howl as another plateful of sub-standard dough is slammed in front of you. If you only want to deal with artisan breadmakers flogging legitimate loaves, check out one of the Real Bread movement’s events and indulge your passion for the crusty colossus.

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The Gin Festival

If “the ginniest one!” is your answer to “which gin do you want?” then you will not be welcome at the party taking over Tobacco Dock between February 17-19. But if your answer is “the 183-year-old Tanqueray No.10, with its naughty tickle of coriander”, then march on. March until you need to sit down because oh god so much gin.

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Model Engineering Exhibition

A stonking 14,000 people descend on Alexandra Palace annually to show off ridiculously intricate, beautifully made gizmos. So at next year’s event (Jan 20-22) you could wave around that horse you made out of Chupa-Chups sticks and a frayed USB cable and someone would still be impressed.

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The European Pizza And Pasta Show

“Hey Greg. What’s on your pasta?” “Pesto,” he confirms. “Thought so,” we nod, before brutally cutting both Greg and everyone close to him out of our lives forever. Nothing so gauche will occur at Olympia this month as those in the know do magical things with carbs.

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Designology At Transport Museum

A Big Serious TFL Exhibition, focusing on things like the typeface used to indicate which platform for Tufnell Park. Everyone’s nerdily intrigued by the Tube, aren’t they? Vape sulkily in your leather jacket all you want, we know you want the lowdown on the felt used on Bakerloo Line seats.


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