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Inspired by the growing appreciation for African art across the world, Foundation Cartier in Paris is hosting a ground-breaking exhibition on works from the Democratic Republic of the Congo entitled ‘Beauté Congo: 1926-2015′, an area rarely featured in major galleries.

Curated by André Magnin and focusing largely on painting, the vibrant Congo exhibition also features music, sculpture, photography and comics in order to represent Congolese art in as diverse a manner as possible. Over 350 works have been included, most of which have been previously held in private collections and never displayed in public before.
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Iconic Parisian nightclub Queen on the Champs-Elysées is set to close it’s doors on August 31st, but hold off on the farewell party – they’re reopening at a brand new site across the street on September 2nd.

Once known as Le Central, this camp, glittery haven opened as Queen in 1992 with none other than famous Frenchie David Guetta on the decks as Artistic Director. Over the last two decades it’s become an institution in the French capital, until annual rental prices of €1.5 million threatened the future of the club.
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Back in the days somewhere between dinosaurs and iPhones, it wasn’t unheard of to barter your way to a sale via livestock, food, offers of work or anything other than cold hard cash. Unfortunately, these days if you turn up at the pub trying to pay off your tab with a pet cat, it’s probably going to lead to a call from the RSPCA.

Step forward Spritz Shack at The Gun, who’ve gone all Medieval on us with their latest innovation – the opportunity to trade an orange for an Aperol Spritz. That’s right, your bog-standard supermarket orange ball of citrus goodness for a delicious Aperol-based cocktail.
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Ever since the Duchess of Bedford started insisting on tea and a snack in the afternoon at some point in 1865, afternoon tea has become a venerable British tradition, just like discussing the weather, drinking to excess and queueing. While these days its more of a rare ritual than an everyday indulgence (unlike the French l’heure du goûter), we still love stuffing our faces with jam-laden scones, tea and champagne whenever the chance arises.

In fact, we’re so keen on afternoon tea that every August we dedicate a whole week to celebrating the best of it – the suitably named Afternoon Tea Week. This year it falls in the second week of August, from the 10th to the 16th, and every hotel and tea-offering restaurant in London is pimping up their menu in anticipation.
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It’s not always easy being British.  We’re pretty self-effacing at the best of times, but occasionally it’s nice to celebrate our quirks and most beloved traditions . . . like cucumber sandwiches and classic literature.

Step forward Qcumber.  This new cucumber-flavoured soft drink is a quintessentially British mixer, and they’re celebrating its release via a series of pop-up barge trips along the ever-so-English Regents Canal.  I mean . . . where else?
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Picnics are one of those things which are always better in theory. You envisage a perfectly soft patch of grass under a tree, perhaps on Hampstead Heath or Primrose Hill, a smorgasbord of sandwiches and charcuterie, and an afternoon spend getting slowly sozzled while Air somehow provides a low-key soundtrack.

Unfortunately in reality the grass is normally wet, you forget to bring a blanket, your sandwiches smell a bit weird and it starts to rain as soon as you crack open the Crabbies.
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Decades after the Swinging Sixties Carnaby still has a reputation as one of the coolest and most distinctive spots in London, but few think to stray beyond the eponymous street. However, some of the best-kept secrets in W1 are just off Carnaby Street, including the diverse Newburgh Quarter to the East.

A special community of independent shops, concept stores and heritage brands offering distinctive fashion, design and lifestyle, this historic area has loads of different things to see, do and buy.
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H&M, everyone’s favourite cheap n’ cheerful retailer which isn’t as grim as Primark has gone East this summer, with a six week long pop-up store at Truman Brewery to celebrate the latest Divided Collection.

The 1,100 sq feet space on Brick Lane not only has all of the latest grunge-inspired clothing from Divided (modelled by singer Foxes, no less), but they’re turning it into a bit of a destination, East London style, with in-store DJs, a music pod full of playlists, neon lighting, manicure stations, interactive workshops and the opportunity to design your own jewellery.
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Any woman (or man, we don’t discriminate) who has ever suffered the exquisite pain of wearing some incredible heels which feel like wearing hot coals will enjoy the brilliant new exhibition ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ at the V&A.

However, don’t make the mistake of dismissing this display as mere fashion fluff – by exploring the history of footwear, in particular the transformative power of extreme shoes, ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ touches on social constructs, obsession, the effect of appearances and even gender roles throughout history.
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You can barely move without stumbling across an open-air cinema in Paris during the summer months with Cinéma au Clair de Lune popping up all over the city, but for the greatest range of films head directly to Parc de La Vilette, which is hosting the 25th edition of Cinéma en Plein Air until August 23rd.
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