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Robin Ince’s School for Gifted Children May Ball – Module One: A Review

On Friday 7th May we were all still reeling from the general election results. Time for a good dose of comedy and science at the Bloomsbury Theatre, courtesy of Robin Ince and friends.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of Robin Ince by Jenny Robins. It was only thanks to Professor Brian Cox on twitter that I discovered Robin Ince’s School for Gifted Children May Ball – Module […]

Harrisons Promo Shoot

Harrisons Promo Shoot

Chapel studios, Skegness

Written by Amelia Gregory

Well, I have just spent the last three days intensively shooting the Sheffield band the Harrisons for their press shots – they are currently putting the finishing touches to their […]

Beach House by Karolina Burdon

Eleven Glorious Albums of 2010

So many to choose from, but Helen Martin brings you eleven of what she considers the best albums of 2010. Take a look and have a listen.

Written by Helen Martin

Beach House by Karolina Burdon Being the new year and all, perhaps it might be nice to take an appreciative glance at the wonderful music that touched our ears and […]

Ravensbourne: Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Catwalk Review

Burger bags, bondage, the Venga Boys and so much more - Ravensbourne delivered a 40-minute-long treat at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 3 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Francesca Valorsa As Northumbria University alumni, I haven’t missed one of their Graduate Fashion Week shows in the last eight years. Sadly, I broke this record this time […]

New Designers 2012: Nottingham Trent University and Cambridge College of Art Illustration Graduate Shows Review

Great work from these colleges, where I happened to pick up on two illustrators who had won this year's Penguin Design Award: Tim Parker and Alex Walker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orobas by Tim Parker. Following on from my review of the best graduate illustrators at University College Falmouth and Plymouth College of Art here’s what I discovered at the New […]

An interview with First Aid Kit about working with Mike Mogis on second album The Lion’s Roar

The talented Swedish singers Johanna and Klara Söderberg are back with an amazing new album produced by Mike Figgis. Read my in depth interview to find out what's been happening over the past few years.

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Michael Julings. The new album The Lion’s Roar from the wondrous Swedish band First Aid Kit is coming out later this month. In advance of my […]

Album review of The Hangman Tree and interview with Laura J Martin

Laura J Martin releases her much anticipated debut album later this month. Time to catch up with this talented multi-instrumentalist with a host of intriguing influences.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laura J Martin by Alice Nyong. Laura J Martin sets out her wares in the album title track and single The Hangman Tree, the sweetest of vocals twirling around languid […]

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou describe making the video animation for new single Big Water

In an Amelia's Magazine exclusive Trevor Moss describes the making of the stop-motion animated video for new single Big Water, released on Heavenly. Fascinating stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Out tomorrow, the fab new single from Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, now signed to Heavenly Recordings. When I was sent a link to the video for Big Water I […]

The Phantasmagorical World of Gackland

Purveyor of 'chatty communication', painter of vivid brush strokes, much-loved Amelia's ex-staffer and Rolf Harris aficionado; welcome to Gacklactica. Now appearing in Brick Lane.

Written by Cari Steel

All illustrations by Gackland. I first encountered the prolific Gackland two years ago when we shared a desk at Amelia’s Magazine. At the time he was operating under the guise […]

Climate Change Documentary: Beyond the Brink

Amelia's Magazine interviews Ross Harrison, the young filmmaker behind Beyond the Brink

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Ross Harrison, Director and Writer of Beyond the Brink, Illustration by Francesca Bourne Beyond the Brink is young filmmaker Ross Harrison’s personal investigation into the debate on Climate Change. After feeling […]

Interview: Chad Valley

Chad Valley discusses inspirational musical decades, favourite gigs and what his music would look like where it a geographical location...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Mina Bach Chad Valley is Hugo Manuel. Oxford born and bred, this musician and producer is a member of the recently established Blessing Force Collective and the frontman […]

Scruffy does it: Suzie Winsor presents ‘Beard and Wonderful’

A beard makes a man in the world of Suzie Winsor. We caught up with the illustrator at the opening of her first solo show, ‘Beard and Wonderful’.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Charles Darwin Charles Darwin, Alec Guinness, Byker Grove’s Geoff Keegan and Rolf Harris are among the great and bearded in Suzie Winsor’s collection. Even Edmund Blackadder has a spot in […]

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), through […]

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Ahoy there Amelia’s Magazine! What’s your fave Christmas song?

After yesterday's post on fabulous Christmas songs, here Helen Martin asks contributors of Amelia's Magazine: What's your favourite Christmas song and why?

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam Back with post two on Christmas music. I hope post one was enlightening. Now let’s see what the chaps at Amelia’s Magazine love to listen to […]

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review – Cycling in London at the London Transport Museum

the top 50 illustrations endorsing cycling in london to be seen in the London Transport Museum untill the 22nd of August

Written by Jenny Robins

You don’t have long left to visit the Cycling in London Exhibition at the London Transport Museum! Bike by Mark Taplin Sorry about that, it is in the listings, possibly […]

An interview with Catherine Feeny

Matt Bramford chats to Catherine Feeny about her new album People in the Hole, when she's coming to see us in the UK, and childhood dreams of George Michael…

Written by Matt Bramford

Catherine Feeny, illustrated by Emma Block Catherine Feeny is a rather wonderful folky songstress based in Portland, Oregon. Her third album, People in the Hole, is out now. I really […]

Illustrator Interview: Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska discusses the role of memory within her drawing, fact finding missions and her relationship to the city of Warsaw.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Amelia’s Magazine came across Anka Dabrowska’s exquisite work whilst perusing Payne Shurvell’s Bright and Guilty Place Exhibition (see Amelia’s Magazine review here). Anka’s drawings result from frequent fact finding missions […]

Festival Preview: Kendal Calling

Nestled in the dramatic landscape of the Lake District, Kendal Calling is every inch the boutique festival, with tickets running out fast.

Written by Cari Steel

For a festival that is just five years old, Kendal Calling has already amassed a kudos rating that belies its youth; (Annie Nightingale remarked simply, “It’s how festivals should be”). […]

Change Form Collective Ubiquitous: University of West England (Bristol)’s Fashion Show

The UWE's students present their fashion collections to the folk of Bristol before heading off to Graduate Fashion Week next week... Siobhan Fagan checks it out!

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Alexxsia Elizabeth, illustrated by Jenny Robins Despite my skills in fashion design being pretty appalling (as discovered in 2005 when I bravely decided to take on A Level Fashion) I’ve […]

Festival Preview: Bestival & Camp Bestival

A look at two of Britain's more interesting festivals, taking place every year on the south coast

Written by Ian Steadman

Another weekend on the festival calendar that has readily established itself as one of the more well-regarded events around is Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank‘s Bestival, which takes place […]


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