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Interview: Laura Hocking

"Like biting into a cream cake and finding a razor blade" Intrigued? You should be. We certainly are! Here's our conversation with the folk-tinted freak pop chanteuse, which delves into Expressionism, opera-writing, and how to brew homemade beer.

Written by Cari Steel

Illustration by Georgia Coote As with all the best new music discoveries, more about my introduction to Laura Hocking and The Long Goodbye began with snippets from light-hearted conversations. By […]

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An interview with the Smoke Fairies

Smoke fairies play the guitar with their eyes closed, and sing like heavenly creatures. The Sussex girls have toured with artists such as Bryan Ferry and Laura Marling. I caught them after they'd just completed their own headline tour. Here's my interview with Smoke Fairies.

Written by Helen Martin

Religious to Damn Illustration by Gemma Smith Religious to Damn‘s lead singer is Zohra Atash, more about a cool lady with a batwingged 70s style, look a voice a bit […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou showed as part of Topshop New Gen at Billingsgate on Tuesday 22nd February 2011. Here's my review plus lots of lush illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

thumb MFP MariaFrancescaPepe LFW A/W 2011. Illustration by Abby Wright. It was extremely dark in that first room. Save for a few lamps casting red strips of a blood-like glow. […]

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The Oscars 2011 – they’re a comin’

The 83rd Oscars Ceremony is on February 27 - TOMORROW. Here is a round up of the top nominees, with gorgeous illustrations of the STARS!

Written by Helen Martin

Seed Swap by Gilly Rochester. I knew you could get yellow tomatoes, erectile more about but apparently there are purple and yellow carrots. Agricultural regulations have increasingly stifled the basic […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon on Sustainability

In part two of my LFW preview interview with ethical designer Ada Zanditon I dig a little deeper to find out how her sustainable ethos is put into practice, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of fashion designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Oscars – Georgia Coote thumb Illustration by Georgia Coote So Colin and Helena have already won their BAFTA awards. Now all eyes are on them for the Oscars. Particularly Colin […]

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The story of LOVE. Shown through music.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Here is a little selection of love dove songs for your pleasure. <3. Indeed.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Georgia Coote I’m not going to lie to you. Valentine’s Day didn’t start as well as some people’s obviously did. The flaunting has been hard to avoid. I […]

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Sparkly Christmas Songs

Glorious Christmas music! Love/Hate whatever, your Christmas wouldn't be the same without it. Helen Martin rounds up a collection of Christmas beauties both old 'n' new, for your pleasure.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Timothy Hunt. In my second round up of fabulous ideas from twitter friends for late Christmas gift shoppers I bring you the best of art, site patient jewellery […]

Christmas Gifts: Best Art Books

As we begin the final run down to Christmas I bring you some highly recommended art books, from Black Dog publishing, Gestalten and illustrator extraordinaire David Shrigley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paul Smith by Sandra Contreras In need of a last minute man gift? Is he a stylish cyclist? If so help could be here in the form of the new […]

Rapha and Paul Smith Collaborative Cycling Collection

Still stuck on what to buy the enthusiastic cycling man in your life? This new collection features some fully technical cycling wear and ace printed bags that would make the perfect Christmas gift.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Timothy Hunt. In my second round up of fabulous ideas from twitter friends for late Christmas gift shoppers I bring you the best of art, more about for […]

Christmas Gifts: Art, Jewellery and Homeware Ideas

My second Christmas gift round up features lots of handmade, upcycled and unique goodies from the likes of 123 Bethnal Green Road, London Kills Me, Tatty Devine and the Soma Gallery

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Timothy Hunt. A couple of days ago *ahem, price medications more like a week* I put a callout on twitter for people to send me their fabulous ideas […]

Until that day I love you anyway: drawings and writing by Harry Malt

Harry Malt’s exhibition, ‘Until that day I love you anyway: Tales from the bus stop’, fires up the imagination. This ‘monument to discovery, romance, ambition or lack of all three’ is showing now at the Print House Gallery in Dalston.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Susan Hiller-Tate-Britain Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 sneak preview by Andrea Peterson. I asked a variety of illustrators to interpret one piece from the new collection… so read on to see […]

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A Canterbury Trail - free mini arts festival

Sat 28th May 2011

Various locations in and around Canterbury.

Written by Cari Steel

Category: Art