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Stepping off the Tube and into Canary Wharf, it's the twinkling office lights and skyscrapers filling the expanse that makes gazing up to the skies inevitable.

The people responsible for such dashes of colour adorning Barclays in Churchill Place, the warming glow of One Canada Square and those crazy-coloured chairs in the chill areas are being celebrated at a one-day event.

Mosaic142WEBBBY.jpgShould you be embarking on a quest for retail therapy in Jubilee Place Mall this week, perhaps take time to tear your eyes from the glittering sale goodies to focus on the floor.

Decorating the shiny surface on both shopping tiers is a series of mosaics designed by Emma Biggs.

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Children can visit Santa in a magical Victorian setting this Christmas at a grotto in Museum of London Docklands.

Open last week, it is set in the West India Quay venue's 19th century Sailortown, a recreation of London's streets from yesteryear.

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If the capital is moving east, then the Thames Estuary is moving west. An unnerving thought for a city that generally views this journey's end as a place of damp and mystery, a repository of detritus and industrial skeletons.

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After much political debate about the future of Old Flo, the story of how the Henry Moore sculpture came into being has been put on show by a venue striving to preserve her future.

The exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, entitled Henry Moore And The East End, delves into the story of the Tower Hamlets statue, officially known as Draped Seated Woman, by showcasing a variety of the sculptor's drawings, maquettes and plaster models, as well as bringing visitors up-to-date with its potential sale.

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