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Posts Tagged ‘The Guardian’

East India Youth at the Sebright Arms: Live Review

Ahead of the release of his second album, we catch the Mercury Prize nominated electronic musician play an intimate venue in East London on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

East India Youth by Sam Parr

East India Youth by Sam Parr

2014 had proved an eventful year for East India Youth, otherwise known as William Doyle. His debut album, Total Strife Forever, received glowing reviews and popped up in assorted mid and end of year lists (the Guardian and Quietus included). There was also the Mercury Prize nomination, where he found himself on an unusually strong shortlist, along with assorted support slots and festival appearances.

The bijou basement venue at the Sebright Arms, a rejuvenated old East End boozer tucked away just off Hackney Road, was a bit of a contrast to the last venue I’d seen East India Youth at, namely the rather cavernous environs of Heaven. Perhaps unsurprisingly, tonight’s show sold out well in advance, and the room was already buzzing by the time Doyleread more

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Woodpecker Wooliams at King’s Place: Live Review

The mercurial singer plays her first show of the New Year in the stylish surroundings of King’s Place on Saturday 12th January 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Woodpecker Wooliams by Sam Parr Turning a corner from King’s Cross station, it was a chill wind that blew as I hurried down York Way. Past those Victorian facades touched […]

Kotki Dwa Staycations Album Launch Interview with Alex Ostrowski

Singer Alex Ostrowski talks about the launch of new album Staycations, and tells us why Kotki Dwa's collaboration with the National Trust is so important.

Written by Abi Renshaw

The band at their Sutton House album launch by Sam Parr Your 5 track EP ‘Lunch‘ came out in November 2011. Before that, It had been a wee while since […]

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A Summer Punch Up at Sutton House: Kotki Dwa Staycations Album Launch Party Review

The new Staycations album from Kotki Dwa was launched on Saturday 14th July with A Summer Punch Up at Hackney's Sutton House.

Written by Abi Renshaw

Kotki Dwa Staycations CD bundle by Sam Glynn Staycations. A word us Brits are getting more and more used to: when the sun shines, there is honestly just no place […]

University of Westminster: Illustration & Visual Communication Graduate Show 2012 Review

University of Westminster showed off a range of talented up-and-coming illustration and visual communication graduates on the 7th of June 2012 at the AMBIKA P3 Gallery in Marylebone. I went along to pick out the best of what's to come.

Written by Alia Gargum

Juno by Angelina Ioannides-Beer One of the particularly exciting parts of Graduate month this year was getting to see the University of Westminster BA Illustration & Visual Communication degree show, […]

An interview with Simone Lia about her autobiographical graphic novel Please God, Find Me A Husband!

Illustrator and graphic novelist Simone Lia explains the process and thoughts behind her candid personal revelations in Please God, Find Me A Husband!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrator and comic artist Simone Lia recently published her autobiographical graphic novel Please God, Find Me a Husband! – a candid look at life as a 30 something single woman […]

Art of discovery: An interview with illustrator Lynn Hatzius

Brimming with fascinating detail, Lynn Hatzius’ work is full of intriguing quirks and twists. We spoke with the illustrator, printmaker and collage-artist about the appeal of the uncanny, building contacts and ‘happy accidents’ in the creative process.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Cheryl Cole by Antaya Lendore Wagner by Karina Yarv. Another year, visit another X Factor out of the way. I went through a period of not watching any telly at […]

An interview with indie band Delays

As the Southampton four-piece gear up for the release of their forth album, ‘Star Tiger, Star Ariel’, I meet two of the band members at their sold out London gig to talk about the inspiration behind their new record

Written by Kat Phan

Most bands have a limited shelf life, information pills especially the ones who are hyped. Although a review like: “The first band in a decade to lay serious claim to […]

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

pavement 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 – […]

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Prosperity Without Growth

Could our economy have been preventing us from flourishing all these decades? Shock horror!!! Reflections on a recent talk by Tim Jackson…

Written by Zofia Walczak

‘A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, order touches the heart, shop and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, adiposity in a […]

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Sustainable Fashion – an oxymoron?

The earth section reflects on London Fashion Week...

Written by Zofia Walczak

J Maskrey shone through at London Fashion Week as one of the most individual shows I saw during my time there; no doubt a favourite. Producing a collection of ‘body […]

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BP – Beyond Petroleum and head-first into Tar Sands

Shareholders and NGOs revolt over BP's investment into "the biggest environmental crime in history..."

Written by Zofia Walczak

I have spent the last 12 years of my life, ask with the exception of 4 years at university, price travelling Europe alongside some of the world’s best freestyle rollerbladers […]

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Andrew Wightman: Illustrator Spotlight

Art Editor Valerie Pezeron meets fellow illustrator Andrew Wightman and discusses everything from the RCA, Cornwall and politics!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Royal Institution lecture hall by Abi Daker So, pharmacy discount we all know there’s been a bit of a hoo-hah following the disclosure of some important emails that reveal that […]

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Becky Barnicoat- Come In, Everyone is Here Already! Part 2

Last month, art editor Valerie Pezeron interviewed fellow comic book artist Becky Barnicoat. This is part 2 of the meeting between two link-minded lovers of graphic novels. Who said comics were not for chicks?

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Image courtesy Becky Barnicoat Valerie Pezeron: You mentioned previously that you did a project as a comic book at school. Do you think that if kids did that now, visit […]

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Becky Barnicoat- Come In, Everyone is Here Already!

Comic book artist Becky Barnicoat chats to art editor Valerie Pezeron about her calling to become a comics wiz

Written by Valerie Pezeron

© Becky Barnicoat Becky Barnicoat works as the commissioning editor on the Guardian Weekend magazine, purchase pharmacy but is also a cartoonist and currently works on a new comic about […]

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Real People do the Catwalk

ICA, October 2009

Written by Creative-Idle

(Photograph by Natasha Caruana) Last night I was delighted to be invited to the ICA for an emphatic catwalk show with a difference. The event was organised by former designer […]

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