Well Put Together: Instructions for Correct Assembly at the Royal Court Theatre

Robots are the future – aren’t they? Whether its self-driving cars or AI replacing us all, the potential of this technology is pretty impressive, and daunting. But what about when it comes to family? A new play at the Royal Court poses the question of whether the perfect child is possible to create if you… Continue reading Well Put Together: Instructions for Correct Assembly at the Royal Court Theatre

Refugees or Immigrants? Migrant Art at the Ben Uri Gallery

The Ben Uri Gallery have just opened two new exhibitions looking at the contribution of German migrant artists to Britain. The Ben Uri Gallery may not be on your radar if you’re used to trekking around the likes of the National or the TATE. Naturally, these iconic institutions with their hundreds of masterpieces have their place, but… Continue reading Refugees or Immigrants? Migrant Art at the Ben Uri Gallery

Fairy-tale Photography: Dennis Valdez at the Talented Art Fair

Right in the heart of London’s hipster centre, the Truman Brewery has to be the ultimate venue for markets, events and pop-ups that are on the cutting-edge of what’s new. From 17-19 March, the Talented Art Fair set up shop in this warehouse-style space, showcasing some of the globe’s most innovative and exciting emerging talent.… Continue reading Fairy-tale Photography: Dennis Valdez at the Talented Art Fair

A German Author in London: Barbara Honigmann at Senate House

Recently the Institute of Modern Languages Research, based at Senate House Library,  hosted an evening with one of Germany’s best contemporary women’s writers titled ‘A Conversation with Barbara Honigmann’. To define Barbara Honigmann is a difficult task: she is, yes, a woman writer. She is also a German writer, and at the same time a Jewish… Continue reading A German Author in London: Barbara Honigmann at Senate House

Behind the Scenes: A Look Inside London Artist Vanessa Jackson’s Studio

    It’s a funny thing, stepping into an artist’s studio. Perhaps it’s like tiptoeing around someone’s bedroom, or opening up a private diary – there’s a feeling that you are entering a sacred space, one in which ideas are formed, decisions are made, creativity is initiated and yet one which also feels strangely out… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: A Look Inside London Artist Vanessa Jackson’s Studio

London’s Woodland-Themed Christmas Lights: Fab or Fail?

Hands up if anyone has ever seen a rabbit hopping about in Covent Garden. Or how about a fox making its way from Trafalgar Square? Perhaps you may have come across a squirrel in Seven Dials? No I have not gone completely mad – but Covent Garden may have. This year, Seven Dials have gone… Continue reading London’s Woodland-Themed Christmas Lights: Fab or Fail?

Wilton’s Music Hall: Head East for Entertainment

Looking for an evening’s entertainment or a quirky cocktail? Look no further.Tucked away between Tower Hill and Aldgate Stations is a hidden gem of an establishment: introducing Wilton’s Music Hall. If you think that all of the city’s best theatres and show venues are in the West End, think again. Despite the majority of musicals… Continue reading Wilton’s Music Hall: Head East for Entertainment

Overwhelmed at Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the V&A

The V&A’s latest offering in the realm of impressive and quirky exhibitions is one which covers issues that are usually, well, covered up. After the success of previous retrospectives including the David Bowie Is exhibition, Hollywood Costume, and the Alexander McQueen tribute, the V&A has been firmly put on the map where exciting, and often… Continue reading Overwhelmed at Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the V&A

ENO’s Madam Butterfly: a feast for the eyes and ears

Take several Japanese screens, a fair few Kimonos, countless lanterns and fans, and an incredibly moving score, and you have all the ingredients for ENO’s latest offering, Madam Butterfly. Puccini once again hits the London scene, and the mix of orchestral masterpiece with stunning minimalist Japanese theatre is a feast for the eyes and ears.… Continue reading ENO’s Madam Butterfly: a feast for the eyes and ears

Fashion Utopias at Somerset House: where meets style meets fantasy

Utopia (noun): ‘an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect’ (Oxford English Dictionary). But what happens when these utopian ideas are applied to the world of fashion? Fashion Utopias at Somerset House is the result of this combination; a showcase celebrating emerging designers’ visions of their imagined worlds. Coinciding with London… Continue reading Fashion Utopias at Somerset House: where meets style meets fantasy