You Can Now Take A Video Tour Of The V&A’s Beautiful Kimono Exhibition

January 25, 2021 BY Brittany

The Victoria & Albert Museum’s lauded kimono exhibition can now be enjoyed online. Experiencing the kind of rotten luck that was all too common in spring 2020, V&A exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk had to shut down after just two weeks after the UK lockdown began. And whilst the museum was able to open up the exhibition once again in…

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Just 20 Pictures Of London Looking Bloody Lovely In The Snow

January 25, 2021 BY Brittany

London awoke to a beautiful blanket of snow yesterday and naturally, Instagram has gone wild. London was blessed with several hours of snowfall this weekend and truth be told, we’re still on cloud nine! We patiently waited for what feels like a lifetime for snow to come our way and on Sunday morning (January 24), our prayers were finally answered.…

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MIGHTY HOOPLA 2021

January 25, 2021 BY Brittany

After being forced to postpone the 2020 edition of the festival, Mighty Hoopla is returning to Brockwell Park for 2021. Pushed back to September (so fingers crossed it’s all good to go ahead), it’s going to be just as much of a pop-fest as usual with Cheryl, En Vogue, Jodie Harsh, Lisa Maffia, Sonique, Eve,… The post MIGHTY HOOPLA 2021…

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A Judicial Review At The High Court For The Bethnal Green Mulberry

January 24, 2021 BY Brittany

. I am overjoyed to announce that our campaign – under the patronage of Dame Judi Dench – has succeeded in obtaining a Judicial Review at the High Court for Tower Hamlets Council’s decision to permit Crest Nicholson’s redevelopment of the former London Chest Hospital, which includes digging up the more-than-four-hundred-year-old Bethnal Green Mulberry Tree. This means we can proceed…

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E. O. Hoppé’s Londoners

January 23, 2021 BY Brittany

I came upon these intimate and dignified portraits by Emil Otto Hoppé (1878-1972), accompanying interviews by W. Pett Ridge in his LONDON TYPES, 1926. RANK & FASHION ‘The costume known as pearlies went out so long ago that it can be regarded as a page of distant history. The presentment of a Cockney type is now achieved by other means.…

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Brits Could Be Banned From Spain Until The End Of Summer 2021

January 22, 2021 BY Brittany

Spain will likely be off limits to British travellers until the end of summer. If you’re planning a summer holiday to Spain, we have some bad news for you. At a meeting with the World Tourism Organisation in Madrid, the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, announced that the country will only start welcoming international travellers again once 70% of…

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INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2021

January 22, 2021 BY Brittany

Independent Venue Week is back for its eighth year and obviously with a pandemic going on, it’s going online with over 110 venues across the country hosting virtual events, including performances, panel discussions and interviews. Charity music festival Music Feeds has performances from Sam Smith, Fontaines D.C., Liam Gallagher, Amy Macdonald, Blossoms and more, and… The post INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK…

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A Pair Of Slave Trader Statues Will Be Removed From The City Of London

January 22, 2021 BY Brittany

Two statues of slaves owners are to be taken down from the City of London. Statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass will be removed from the Guildhall building in Moorgate. During the Black Lives Matter protests last summer, a task force was set up which called for the immediate removal of statues with historic links to slavery. The…

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THESE BOOZY PRINTS ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

January 22, 2021 BY Brittany

Whilst we still can’t enjoy a bev in our local pubs and bars, we can purchase a limited edition print of the boozy stuff to hang in our homes and help out the industry at the same time. A Shot in Time is a series of photographic prints shot by London-based drinks photographer Addie Chinn,… The post THESE BOOZY PRINTS…

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