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The Big Chill 2010: Review

A review of The Big Chill 2010 Festival weekend at Eastnor Castle Deer Park (was it worth the four mile trek round to the purple gate entrance?)

Written by Sophie Parker and Daniel Sims

It has been five long years since the release of The Like’s debut album Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking’s wonderfully moody indie gems June Gloom and You Bring Me […]

Spotlight: Sophie Webb

Illustrator Sophie Webb covers all; from Twin Peaks to Edward Cullen.

Written by Amica Lane

Interesting facts about Sophie Webb. – After graduating from Byam Shaw, buy information pills more about she went on to work with Damien Hirst amongst others before becoming a freelance […]

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Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill, August 25, 2008

Written by Michelle Heimerman

My climate camp adventure started with the realisation that I’d have to spend a night in camp alone after a little mis-communication with my fellow interns. While the prospect of […]

An Evening of Vintage Glamour with Powder Room Vintage

Glam Bam Thank You Ma'am - soft lighting, grand architecture and rails swinging full of vintage bargains made for a glamorous evening at the Hotel Du Vin, Tunbridge Wells. Sophie Hill had a quick chat with it's founder, Laura Duret…

Written by Sophie Hill

dannyandthechamps Illustration by Abi Daker If Laura Duret were to open a shop, buy Powder Room Vintage would be it’s name. At present, Laura holds the key to a vast […]

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D&AD New Blood 2014 Review

The best of graduate design and illustration: New Blood took place during July 2014 in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood show returned once more to Spitalfields Market. The overwhelming emphasis was on work aimed at the more commercial sector of the graphic arts, with […]

Review: The Lost Cavalry, Three Cheers For The Undertaker and interview with Mark West

Former guitarist with Fanfarlo, Mark West talks to us about the process of creating his new album, a beautiful series of narratives set to delicate instrumentation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Three Cheers for the Undertaker is the new album from The Lost Cavalry, the band founded by ex Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West four years ago. It opens with the mournful […]

New Designers 2013 Illustration Review: The Best Graduate Illustrators

Only a smattering of art colleges show work from illustration degrees at New Designers part two - but I made some brilliant discoveries from UCA Maidstone, Falmouth University, Cambridge School of Art and Nottingham Trent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you my New Designers part one reviews, my review of New Blood and multiple blogs covering the Free Range Art and Design shows… so now it’s time to […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Exhibition Review – part 1

Jenny Robins made her way round the LFW Exhibitions with sketchbook in hand, and free coffee in other hand.

Written by Jenny Robins

Shoe by Sophia Webster Illustrations by Jenny Robins I don’t think I managed to dress as fashion as the last time I did a Fashion Week Exhibition sketch blog, (a/w […]

University College Falmouth Ba Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Fabulous work from Falmouth, where every student had a website. Yay! Particularly loved photographic projects by Josie Ainscough, Matthew Fessey, Kim Clarke and Aidan Rumble.

Written by Amelia Gregory

University College Falmouth took up the basement area at the Truman Brewery. Josie Ainscough was next to the entrance with four very strong images exploring how clothes create identity in […]

Like when you were five: Persona Arts Festival and painting workshop

The Persona Arts Festival let visitors feel like artists for an hour last weekend. Or perhaps more accurately, it let us feel like kids with paintbrushes again.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Cyrus Iravani It was with some trepidation that I signed up for a painting workshop at the Persona Arts Festival, treatment because my talents for painting and drawing are pretty […]

Who’s the Man? exhibition and an interview with the artist, Rudy de Belgeonne

Hundreds of delicately hand-painted blocks feature in Rudy de Belgeonne's latest exhibition - each with a word attributed to a man. I had a chat with him to find out more about this installation…

Written by Matt Bramford

Design by Ruth Hill, pills Illustration by Dee Andrews This week’s wet Monday was brightened up considerably by a trip to the Royal Collage of Art’s first work-in-progress show of […]

An interview with photographer Shannon Natasha

Playful and sunny, yet thoughtful – this is Shannon Natasha’s style. The 17 year old photographer takes a break from her exam preparations to answer our Q&A and show us some of her work.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Flying Lotus seems to be a man that can do no wrong at the moment. His latest album, ambulance Cosmogramma, viagra was met with resounding praise from critics across the […]

Teebs: Otherworldly Rhythms on debut album Ardour.

The latest signing to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label talks about his debut album, Ardour, and how he began making his own music.

Written by David McNamara

South County Dublin boy without the accent or heino addiction, ask fled to Bristol under a desperate attempt to become the next Ally McBeal. Following more pints than points of […]

An Interview with Blythe Pepino of Pepino

A sparkling band of humorous frivolity, sweet notes and beauty. Imperfect, unsigned but fabulous.

Written by Helen Martin

littlefishinterview_anielamurphy The Old Blue Last pub, prostate just off Old Street is a descent venue, a 120 capacity pub and live music venue owned by Vice Magazine, having recently undergone […]

Latitude Festival 2010: Waterfront Graduate Fashion Shows Preview

We're really quite excited about this new addition to Latitude Festival: special lakeside catwalk shows from Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art and Design graduates.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A while back I happened to catch a performance by Lissie at the Old Queens Head in Angel. I hadn’t planned on watching her – truth be told, more about […]

An interview with fashion designer Olivia Rubin

We have a little chat with London-based fashion designer Olivia Rubin about the artists and novelists who have influenced her bold collections and what fashion means to her…

Written by Colin Dawidziuk

The last time we met Peaches, shop she was attending a friends party in Brick Lane, about it and on down-time from her live shows. Relaxed, visit this site mellow […]

Graduate Fashion Week: Birmingham and Salisbury

Teddy bears and cartoon characters feature in this nostalgic penultimate show report from Graduate Fashion Week, at Birmingham and Salisbury, on Tuesday 8 June 2010

Written by Jonno Ovans

Vivienne Westwood, viagra illustrated by Kerry Lemon While things like free booze and miniature pies are thoroughly good perks of a fashion week, it is also completely inevitable that you […]

Film Preview: Just Do It – get off your arse and change the world launches Crowd Funding appeal

Just Do It looks into the mischievous and risky world of UK climate activists, and it needs your help...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Alice Early, approved from her graduate work Kingston University might be a hop, skip and a jump from the capital, but the 2010 fashion graduates aren’t letting a little thing […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: East London

University of East London kicked off Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 6 June, with whole load of interesting collections, including urban warriors, upmarket travellers, and Victorian missionaries…

Written by Lauren Smith

Alice Early, approved from her graduate work Kingston University might be a hop, skip and a jump from the capital, but the 2010 fashion graduates aren’t letting a little thing […]

Ejectorseat Arts Festival

There was knitting, sketching, music and art galore at the EjectorSeat Festival, Southampton, on Saturday 5 June

Written by Jenny Robins

I always look forward to the Northumbria University BA fashion degree show for two reasons. One, price because it’s always effing good – the innovation, salve technique and creativity on […]


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