Helen Beard to be showcased at Unit London gallery

Helen Beard to be showcased at Unit London gallery

Brighton-based contemporary artist Helen Beard, will be showcasing her largest exhibition to date with It’s Her Factory, at Unit London gallery from the 7 September-6 October. It’s Her Factory introduces a new body of Beard’s large-scale, vibrant works, along with her first sculptural piece, which examine and challenge contemporary portrayals of...

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Pages from the Goncourt Journals

Pages from the Goncourt Journals

The Prix Goncourt is perhaps the biggest literary prize in France. First awarded in 1903, its stated intention is to uplift fledgling authors and provide them with the support to be able to write a second. Initially this ‘support’ was a hefty monetary reward, but as the prize’s reputation has...

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Tribal Art Show 2019 begins 4th September

Tribal Art Show 2019 begins 4th September

Tribal Art London is the UK’s premier collectors’ event in the field of ethnographic culture and indigenous tribal art. This year the Fair opens 4-7 September 2019 at Mall Galleries, London SW1 with a Preview on Tuesday 3 September.  Now in its 12th year, TAL 2019 takes the theme Mother,...

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Once Upon A Time….In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time….In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino is not broadly thought of as a thoughtful director. Whilst his films frequently overflow with obscure references to cult film ‘arcana’, this trait is generally assumed by his detractors to be the actions of a magpie savant as much as an auteur. In other words that Tarantino is...

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Carnival Round-Up

Carnival Round-Up

 What’s shaking at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival? The streets, no doubt; thanks to its legendary collection of sound systems. Geoff Cowart talks to veteran selector Gladdy Wax about his three decades in the game. Plus, our guide to the impressive array of parties before and after the carnival The...

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Last chance to see Dale Chihuly

Last chance to see Dale Chihuly

Kew Gardens is the most biodiverse place in the world, and the site of a bold marriage of art, science and nature with Dale Chihuly’s dazzling sculptures transforming the Gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space since April. This exhibition is coming to a close in October 2019 and photographer Colin Beard captured...

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Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

August marks the 50th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Max Feldman explores how a bunch of hippie capitalists managed to seize the zeitgeist and define a generation. Woodstock (or The Woodstock Music and Art Fair to give it its proper name) occupies a venerable place in the...

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Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour at Pallant House

Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour at Pallant House

  It could be argued that this major exhibition of Hitchens’ work, the largest since a retrospective at the RA in 1979, gets better as one wanders through it, culminating in his absorption with abstraction. In my view, the closer he got to the abstracted landscape, the better he became....

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Edgar Broughton at the Half Moon Putney

Edgar Broughton at the Half Moon Putney

Edgar Broughton Half Moon – Putney, London Wednesday 21 August 2019 8:00 PM Tickets available £12.50 Advance or £15 Door (tickets available) Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm https://tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/events/2019-08-21-edgar-broughton-half-moon-putney His solo, acoustic performance is an emotive, entertaining tour de force containing both old favourites and new songs from the heart. (Half...

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Too Old To Die Young: Nicholas Winding Refn and the strange rebirth of the auteur

Too Old To Die Young: Nicholas Winding Refn and the strange rebirth of the auteur

The established wisdom is that auteur driven cinema went out with the binary 1-2 punch of Heaven’s Gate and Star Wars. Heaven’s  Gate was the foundering of the old New Hollywood ideal, unthinkable millions spent on an hours long artistic vision that nobody wanted to watch, whilst Star Wars was...

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