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Posts Tagged ‘Royal Festival Hall’

Top illustrator Quentin Blake shares 5 tips for creating great illustrations

Organised by the Association of Illustrators, the Tell Me a Picture talk by Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 4th of February focused on pushing the boundaries of illustration out of picture books and into the public realm.

Written by Jenny Robin

Quentin Blake by Jenny Robins

Sketch of Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall by Jenny Robins. All images below copyright Quentin Blake.

As one of the most iconic and respected artists of line drawing the world has ever seen, Quentin Blake is in a unique position to explore the possibilities of what can be done with drawing. And I think drawing is the key word here – as we were guided through examples of work that Blake has produced for galleries, hospitals, building projects and charities. Despite being recontextualised on walls, on giant billboards and awnings there was still no doubt that these were drawings not murals.

Quentine Blake - large scale printing

Awning to cover up building work at St Pancras Station.

The work originally done on a small scale on paper and then blown up to huge proportions or printed on transparent acetate to be transferred to walls,… read more

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Alex Czinczel presents Burro de Change at Prick Your Finger

Currently running at the Prick Your Finger yarn shop in Globe Road: an animation by Alex Czinczel aka The Chinchilla: artist, lecturer, animator, knitter and donkey lover. Find out more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Burro de Change by Alex Czinczel at Prick Your Finger.
Prick Your Finger always host the most wonderful little exhibitions in their Globe Road yarn shop, and at the moment they …

Blow Presents… An Indian Fashion Show

Blow PR present a hand-picked selection of the hottest fashion design talent from India, showcased at The Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 8th April, 2010

Written by Jonno Ovans

Little Shilpa illustration by Aniela Murphy
The first glorious day of sunshine in about a million years unavoidably lent itself to the presupposed exotic atmosphere conjured by Blow’s presentation of five …

The Craftivist Collective

Hannah Bullivant explores the merging of Crafts and Activism.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Illustration By Ali Haines
As far as combinations go, craft and activism is a particularly thrilling one for me; akin to jeggings (jeans and leggings) coatigans (coat and cardigan) and …

Frans Lanting and Philip Glass: LIFE: A Journey Through Time performed at the Barbican by the LSO

A review of the multimedia performance of LIFE: A Journey Through Time, performed at the Barbican by the London Symphony Orchestra on 21st February 2010. And a commentary on the Q&A session held afterwards with Frans Lanting, conductor Marin Alsop and Cameron Hepburn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Frans Lanting. Illustration by Joanne Young.
Way back in the depths of February I went for a very different night out in the middle of London Fashion Week. This was for …

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Music Listings November 23rd – 29th

Written by Rebecca Milne

Monday 23rd November, Lisa Hannigan, Royal Festival Hall

Debut album “Sea Sew” came out this summer from Miss Hannigan and she is now touring to support this. The Mercury Prize nominated …

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Stockhausen – Joy and Cosmic Places and Lucifer’s Dance and Michael’s Farewell

Purcell Rooms and Royal Festival Hall, 7th and 9th November

Written by Patrick Glen

As an entity we usually take in music that is self-consciously/appointed art-rock. It is often forgotten that this art-rock did not just pop out of Andy Warhol’s arse as he …