New boules please - the trendiest game in LondonRichard Mellor
Guerrilla pétanque. It's not a phrase I ever expected to hear. Yet that's exactly what Olly Dixon, one third of electro-dance poppers Filthy Dukes, has just arranged for the Garden Festival in Croatia, an annual magnet for partying Londoners that wound up yesterday.
As well as being a Duke, Dixon is a co-founder of the East London Pétanque Association, a group of like-minded lobbers from the music, fashion and lifestyle networks in which he moves. These are dapper, deck-shoed twenty- and thirtysomethings who love nothing better than a gravel strip and some small metal balls.
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