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Dare to Wear: Glass Dresses by Diana Dias-Leão

Dare to Wear: Glass Dresses by Diana Dias-Leão

A recent visit to Liverpool led me to one of my favourite art galleries – the Walker  – housing a treasure trove of paintings and sculpture from the 13th century to the present day. The gallery is particularly strong in European Old Masters, British eighteenth-century art, Victorian painting and sculpture […]

by × May 18, 2011 × 2 comments

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The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

The Aesthetic movement prized the importance of art and beauty above all else and swept across fine arts, decorative arts, literature and interior design. Its key figures included Whistler, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Leighton, William Morris and Oscar Wilde. The Cult of Beauty at the V&A has gathered together many of its masterpieces […]

by × May 15, 2011 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

Friday 15 April 2011, marks the ninety-ninth anniversary of the sinking of  RMS Titanic. During her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City with 2,223 people on board and a cargo full of ostrich plumes, shelled walnuts, books, perfume, velvet and cognac, she hit an iceberg four days into the crossing at […]

by × April 15, 2011 × 0 comments

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Author Heads by Sam Knowles

Beyond Ourselves at The Royal Society

Beyond Ourselves is a fascinating new exhibition staged in the dramatic surrounds of The Royal Society. At first it’s difficult not to become overly distracted by the spectacular Venetian style marble hall – a fitting home to the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence – or the glass cases crammed with ancient artifacts belonging to the world’s most […]

by × April 7, 2011 × 0 comments

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Birdman by Dick Fowler

Beast at Pangolin London

Last week I attended the opening of Beast at Pangolin London. A wonderful gallery situated in Kings Cross that is purely dedicated to exhibiting sculpture. Housed within a light and spacious development designed by Dixon & Jones called Kings Place, Pangolin London offers visitors a rotating programme of sculpture exhibitions as well as […]

by × March 20, 2011 × 0 comments

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Time Out Film Club

Time Out Film Club

British cinema classic Don’t Look Now has been chosen as the film to launch the new Time Out Film Club at Cineworld Haymarket on 22 March with actor David Morrissey hosting the exclusive one-off screening. This will be Time Out Film Club’s first ever event and kicks-off a series of exclusive […]

by × March 14, 2011 × 0 comments

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Pioneers of the Downtown Scene

Pioneers of the Downtown Scene

Last week I attended the press viewing of Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s at the Barbican Art Gallery. This is the first major presentation to examine the experimental and often daring approaches – from dancing on rooftops to cutting fragments out of abandoned buildings – […]

by × March 7, 2011 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Minibar For The Mind

Minibar For The Mind

Not content with offering the most brilliant classes in London (How To Be Cool, How To Make A Difference, How To Fill the God-shaped Hole etc) The School of Life in the heart of Bloomsbury, has now embraced the art of travel. Their philosophy: hotels do an excellent job of catering for the needs of the body, but what about […]

by × February 11, 2011 × 0 comments

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Last Chance to see Ballet Russes!

Last Chance to see Ballet Russes!

If you haven’t yet made a beeline for the ballet you must do so right away! Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes – the current blockbuster at the V&A – closes this Sunday 9 January 2011. This is a glorious exhibition that explores the world of the influential artistic director Serge Diaghilev […]

by × January 7, 2011 × 0 comments

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Aware: Art Fashion Identity

Aware: Art Fashion Identity

The third season of contemporary art at 6 Burlington Gardens examines how contemporary artists and designers use clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal elements of our identity. The exhibition contains work by more than 30 practitioners including Yoko Ono, Alexander McQueen and Grayson Perry. Divided into four sections. Storytelling which […]

by × December 9, 2010 × 0 comments

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Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to now. Japanese designers made an enormous impact on world couture in the late 20th century. Visionaries such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto redefined the […]

by × October 15, 2010 × 0 comments

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Kerouac’s Dog

Kerouac’s Dog

Kerouac’s Dog, inspired by American writer Jack Kerouac and the 1950s Beat generation, is an exciting new independent magazine just launched showcasing new talents across the arts.   A platform for new writers, upcoming graphic illustrators, photographers, architects, fashionistas and anyone interested in creativity, Kerouac’s Dog takes readers on a […]

by × October 12, 2010 × 0 comments