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Think Act Vote presents The Future We Choose \\ Pop Up Radical Think Tank and Book Launch Party

On July 25th we went along to The Arch Gallery for an afternoon of inspirational talks and the launch of 'The Future We Choose', the new book by radical think tank Think Act Vote, which features a lot of contributions from the Amelia's Magazine family.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Think Act Vote The Future We Choose Book Launch stack of books

On the 25th of July I had the pleasure of attending - unfortunately only a part of - the launch event organised by Think Act Vote (?!X) at The Arch Gallery for their new book titled The Future We Choose. This book project was initiated by Think Act Vote (?!X) in order to create a new conversation around democracy and how we create the future we choose. Revolving around 'The Futures Interview', The Future We Choose brings together over 200 forward thinking voices from the general public mixed in with those more well known, from fashion designers to historians, campaigners to presenters, all of whom share their vision of the world they want to live in with their ideas of how to create it.

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Film Review: Island, based on the novel by Jane Rogers, directed by Brek Taylor and Elizabeth Mitchell

This debut feature film from two women features a wonderful performance from the gorgeous Colin Morgan in a drama/tragedy/horror sent agains the bleak Hebridean landscape. Out on Friday 22nd April 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Island by Sam Parr.
Island is a psychological drama/horror/tragedy based on a well received book by Jane Rogers. It’s a tale of unhinged and murderous retribution starring Natalie Press, Colin Morgan …

Fashion in Film Festival: Moulin Rouge (1928)

More from the Fashion in Film Festival - this time Dupont's epic 1928 production of Moulin Rouge that first threw light on the iconic cabaret venue…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Illustration by Abi Daker
To celebrate The 3rd Fashion in Film Festival, a series of silent movies have been presented at screens around London. After a frolic of veiled dancing at …

Ari Up 1962 – 2010: No Typical Girl

We pay tribute to Ari Up: a distinctive voice who deserves credit as a punk pioneer in her own right

Written by Mic Wright

Illustration by Stéphanie Thieullent
“Ari Up: John Lydon’s step-daughter dies.” The Telegraph’s headline was horribly reductive. Ari Up, who died on Wednesday at the tragically young age of 48, was the …

BIBA is BACK!

Biba is poised for another comeback as House of Fraser relaunch the iconic brand across it's stores in early September. Will Biba inspire customer fever and sell outs once again? 

Written by Miranda Williams

BIBA, illustrated by Abi Daker
It was the now legendary Barbara Hulanicki that brought Biba into the lives of so many young people.  Barbara, with her husband Stephen, had previously run …

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

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

Two Magpies Find: Fragments Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Mill House Café in Windsor celebrates beautiful birds, featuring artists such as Dan Prescott, Zita Saffrette, and our own Jenny Robins…

Written by Jenny Robins

Illustrations by Jenny Robins
If you are visiting Windsor this Summer, and I really think you should because it’s got everything: Nando’s, Wagamama, a Castle – no really, it’s really …

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

Illustration by Lisa Stannard
With big names like Lily Allen, Agyness Deyn, Kelly Osbourne and Sophie Ellis Bextor all under her belt, designer Olivia Rubin has certainly made a name for …

Professor Brian Cox and his Wonders of the Solar System.

As this BBC2 series presented by Professor Brian Cox comes to an end, I ponder why this heart throb is so important to society. With collaborative illustrations by Abigail Daker and Lesley Barnes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Abigail Daker and Lesley Barnes.
This week I discovered the multifarious joys of Professor Brian Cox. I know I know, I’m a bit late with this one. But I …

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Richard Sorger

A review of the Richard Sorger A/W 2010 catwalk show at Victoria House on Sunday 21st February. With illustrations by Abigail Daker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Richard Sorger by Abigail Daker.
Before his A/W 2010 fashion show I knew nothing about Richard Sorger, but I quite liked the graphic design of his invitation featuring a glossy printed …

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Climate Gate at The Royal Institution: Has Global Warming Increased the Toll of Disasters?

On Friday 5th February James Randerson convened a panel of climate scientists to discuss the mess the IPCC has got itself into. Bob Ward, Robert Muir-Wood and Roger Pielke took up the challenge.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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