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Sisi King

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Sisi graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2008. Courses as diverse as learning the Zimbabwean Mbira to examining the implications of intellectual property legislation on African cultural heritage imparted a strong… read more

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Call Me: Kingston University Illustration Degree Show 2014 Review

A round up of the graduate talent discovered at the 2014 Kingston University illustration degree show: watch out especially for Jack Smith and Assa Ariyoshi.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I sadly missed the Middlesex and Westminster illustration degree shows – the former because no one reminded or invited me (despite copious coverage previously), the latter because I went all […]

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Environmentally Conscious Style on a Budget- part two

Contributor Sisi King talks us through the rising trend for ethical fashion.

Written by Sisi King

This morning Sisi King commented about what a great year 2009 was for ethical fashion. This afternoon she discusses how we can be eco-conscious in our fashion choices for 2010… The […]

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Meet Grande Dame: Special Guest Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Tiff McGinnis is Grande Dame: she appeared in the first ever issue of Amelia's Magazine ten years ago so it's only fitting that she has produced an amazing one off piece of artwork to celebrate my 10th anniversary. Read on to find out about Saint Agatha.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiff McGinnis, aka Grande Dame, is a highly collectible multi-disciplinary artist who is currently hosting My Voodoo On You, a spectacular solo show at the Ink_D gallery in Brighton. I […]

Green Gold, the Supermodel and the Blood Diamond – a fabulous tale of ethical jewellery

For centuries alchemists tried to turn lead into gold, but today a passionate band of jewellers are trying to turn gold green and create a supply chain as clear as their crystals.

Written by Helen Davis

Mia Farrow, illustrated by Natasha Thompson Tall tales of cursed jewels are ten a penny.  From the classic novel The Moonstone to the very real Hope diamond, the story is […]

Gig Review: Mi Ami

Californian mayhem makers Mi Ami bring the noise to Barden's Boudoir, before that, we eat a bit of their dinner and talk about dancing indie crowds, Mid Western hardcore, and Dinosaur Jr.

Written by Ellie Whalley

On Thursday night I was just about to leave work for an evening of pasta bake and Law & Order re-runs on the Hallmark channel. Then the Amelia’s Magazine bat […]

Los Campesinos! at Koko, Feb 25th – Live Review

Cardiff septet's largest headline gig to date, a whirlwind success and jolly great fun

Written by Ian Steadman

Illustration courtesy of Zoë Barker From outside, the Koko in Camden looks a bit like one of those Swiss clocks – the ones where a girl in lederhosen comes out […]

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Shutting down Didcot Power Station

The post-protest reaction

Written by Eleanor Matthews

Last week a group of 21 activists from around the country stormed Didcot Power Station in an awe inspiring action that managed to force the power company to switch from […]

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Concrete Hermit â

Written by Sarah Narraway

Exhibition Review For a little gallery, Concrete Hermit packs a colourful punch of both emerging and established designers. It’s free, accessible and a total pleasure to look around at your […]

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Festival Preview Series. Benicassim

Benicassim, Spain, I view, you view , we view, pre-view

Written by Cari Steel

Come July 16th, Amelia’s Magazine will be packing the bikini’s, sunglasses and factor 15 to rock up to one of the biggest highlights of our social calendar. Continuing our Festival […]

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Exclusive Interview with Rose Blake

Written by Roisin Conway

Rose Blake is an illustrating wunderkind, only 21 and in her final year at Kingston University she is already taking the art world by storm with her screen prints, illustrations […]

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Exhibitions, events and general good vibes, 4th-11th May 2009

Written by Roisin Conway and Violette Nlandu Ngoy

Art Against Knives 4th-5th May 2009 The creme de la creme of East London’s artists and designers come together for Art Against Knives: a 2 day event and exhibition to […]

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Karl Grandin

Fashion Print Designer, Sweden

Written by Melodie Ash

It seems Scandinavian designers have been occupying my thoughts this week, what with Peter Jensen yesterday and today I salute print designer Karl Grandin. I just can’t seem to get […]

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Women of the Global South Speak Out

Illustrations by Karolin Schnoor

Written by Illustrations by Karolin Schnoor. Words by Lucy Jones

Women of the Global South Speak out about Climate Change. The Ethiopian Community Centre on Thursday evening was a steaming melting pot bursting with real experiences and people willing to […]

Kate McMorrine and Alec Strang Exhibition

Concrete Hermit Gallery, Club Row, 4th July-3rd August

Written by Dearbhaile Kitt & Jocelyn Mayfield

Alec Strang is still an illustration student at London College of Communication, which may explain why he chooses his contemporaries as inspiration. With a whimsical air and a stroke of […]

The House of Viktor & Rolf

Barbican, 18 June - 21 Sept, 2008

Written by Matt Bramford

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeron, aka Viktor & Rolf, got skills. This summer sees the highly acclaimed fashion designers present their entire time together in an exhibition at the Barbican, […]

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