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Posts Tagged ‘2015’

Best Alternative Christmas Songs of 2015

Love alternative Christmas tunes as much as I do? Then you've come to the right place. Here are the very best indie Christmas songs that 2015 has to offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Tis the season for my annual festive tune round up: my favourite alternative Christmas songs and albums laid out all in one place. As has also become ritual I am also very late in the day - this year the excuse being that I had a baby in August and I’ve also just published my fourth book, Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Still, I could not let the opportunity pass me by to dig out the best Christmas tunes for 2015, so here’s what I’ve found on my trawl around the internet.

Brett Beardslee wrote this lovely song about the importance of family for his wife Jesse, Pickin In Pajamas, with a simple but evocative video featuring nostalgic Christmas photos.


American country singer Darryl Gregory is writing a new Christmas song every year, find a whole album read more

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Rock Paper Scissors: Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Graduate Show 2015

The Rock Paper Scissors graduate show was held at Hoxton Arches in mid July 2015. Check out the best here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My final review of the graduate illustrations shows is for Rock Paper Scissors, the stand alone show of Camberwell College of Art students held at Hoxton Arches last week. Lovely […]

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The Observatory: Arts University Bournemouth Illustration Graduate Show 2015

Bournemouth illustration graduates put on The Observatory at the Rag Factory just off Brick Lane in July 2015. Here's my pick of the bunch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I visited the Arts University Bournemouth illustration exhibition at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane with Snarf in tow. There was excellent branding for The Observatory, with […]

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Studio 350 – University of Brighton Graphic Design & Illustration Graduate Show 2015

Brighton students held their graduate show at the Rose Lipman Building in Hoxton in early July 2015. Here are my favourite finds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In early July the Brighton University Studio 350 graphic design and illustration show was held at the Rose Lipman Building in Hoxton. This year there was a particularly diverse range […]

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Break A Lead: Masque – University of West England Illustration Graduate Show 2015

The best illustrators showing with UWE at the Free Range Art and Design Show at the Truman Brewery at the end of June 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The illustration course at the University of West England once again showed as part of Free Range at the Truman Brewery. Here’s my pick of Break a Lead: Masque. Imaginary […]

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New Designers 2015: The Best Illustration Graduates

The best of my finds from the Visual Communications section of the show, part two.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My final New Designers review features work displayed as part of the Visual Communications section in part two of the show: with the focus on illustration, of course. I absolutely […]

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New Designers 2015: The Best Jewellery Design Graduates

Love love loved the jewellery section of New Designers part one. Here are a large selection of my favourite finds!

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one is a jewellery lover’s paradise. First up this fabulous embroidered jewellery by Melissa Martinson of Huddersfield Uni, who has worked with AIDS sufferers in Africa using […]

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New Designers 2015: One Year On Review

One Year On hosts some of the very best graduates from recent years: now making their way with small business ventures of their own.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the One Year On section of New Designers was curated by Luna & Curious co-founder Rheanna Lingham (read my exclusive interview here). I particularly loved the selection of […]

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New Designers 2015: Floral, Jungle and Narrative Textile and Surface Design

My second review from the 2015 New Designers show focuses on a variety of exciting textile and surface designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next up in my coverage of New Designers 2015 part one I present more favourite textile and surface design – this time concentrating on florals, narrative designs and a popular […]

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Review: City and Guilds of London Art School Fine Art Degree Show 2015

Some interesting finds from artists Diane Chappalley, Tuesday Riddell and more!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tuesday Riddell. Visiting my accunpuncturist last weekend before the New Designers show I chanced upon the fine art degree show from City & Guilds students, tucked away in a quiet […]

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Tidy Kingston: Kingston University BA Illustration & Animation Graduate Show 2015

Top picks from the illustration and animation graduates showing at this year's Kingston University show at the Embassy Tea Rooms.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago Snarf and I made it along to the Kingston BA Illustration & Animation graduate show, Tidy Kingston, a reference to the organising of a diverse range […]

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Free Range Art & Design Shows 2015: Middlesex University Illustration

My favourite Middlesex graduate illustrators: Amy Laker, Chloe Whiffin, Dervla Mary, Salome Papadopoullos, Yun Ru Tan & Sachiko Oguri.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago Middlesex University showcased work from graduates at the Free Range Art & Design Shows at the Truman Brewery. I went along to check out the best […]

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Kingston University Graduate Fashion Week 2015: Catwalk Review

Graduate Fashion Week returned for a second outing to the Truman Brewery this week, and I went along to check out the talent from Kingston University.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I only received one invite to the 2015 edition of Graduate Fashion Week, so I was excited to attend the Kingston University graduate show at the Truman Brewery and get […]

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Wood Festival 2015 Review: A Family Friendly Musical Paradise

This year Wood Festival celebrated the Year of the Bee, as several hundred families once more gathered in the beautiful fields at Braziers Park to enjoy great music and fun times.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year, as ever, the weather was absolutely gorgeous for Wood Festival: plenty of sunshine and dry underfoot despite the downpours a few days previously. I managed to persuade my […]

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Vanbot Live at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen: Review

The brilliant Swedish pop sensation Vanbot performed tracks from her new album Perfect Storm on Friday 8th May in London. Here's my live review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago I ducked out for the first time in what seems like forever to take in a rare treat: the first and only UK show of Swedish […]

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The Other Art Fair April 2015: Review

Fabulous new artists discovered at the Victoria House edition of The Other Art Fair: Jo Beattie, Kate Keara Pelen, Rococo Wonderland Neon Art and Lindsay Mapes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weekends back I made a flying visit to The Other Art Fair, which was held in the basement of Victoria House in Bloomsbury, a busy and boisterous affair […]

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Pick Me Up London 2015 Review

So much to see and admire! Let me take you on a brief potted tour of the collectives and print studios showing at Pick Me Up this year. Loads to discover!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve introduced you to the best new graphic artists as showcased by Pick Me Up Selects, now here’s my pick of the rest of the show, where collectives and print […]

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Pick Me Up Selects 2015 Review

A quick run through of the artists chosen to display their work with Pick Me Up Selects 2015. Who will be your favourite?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pick Me Up is back! Here’s my run down of the twelve artists and illustrators chosen to exhibit as Pick Me Up Selects: this year the emphasis was on process […]

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Record Store Day: Let’s Celebrate

An insightful look at the ways in which we discover, listen to and enjoy music...

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Record Store Day is like the Christmas of the music world. Music lovers from all over the world come together in unity to support their local record stores and favourite […]

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Valentines Open Brief: Submissions Part 2

Revealing the second selection of artwork submitted to my Valentines Open Brief: happy Valentine's Day all!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us! Here are the rest of the submissions for my Valentines Open Brief, see more here, and see the ones which were chosen by East […]