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Posts Tagged ‘Abigail Daker’

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Saturday Review

A review of Saturday at the second Uncivilisation Festival, held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Time to think, discuss and feel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

telling stories to the trees - rima staines
Telling Stories to the Trees by Rima Staines.

Last weekend I went to Hampshire for my first experience of Uncivilisation, the Dark Mountain gathering of like minded folks interested in discussing our future.

Uncivilisation Dark Mountain 2011 photo by Amelia Gregory
Uncivilisation Dark Mountain 2011 photo by Amelia Gregory
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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011: Garden Trends

Held between the 5th-10th of July 2011, this was a chance for all the major garden designers and specialist plant growers to get together and show off their skills... and a chance for me to spot new garden trends.

Written by Amelia Gregory

RHS Flower Show by Abigail Daker. Some years ago a friend took me to the Chelsea Flower Show and I absolutely loved it…. all those amazing blooms, arranged so perfectly […]

About a River: The Serco Prize for Illustration at the London Transport Museum

The River Thames was the subject for this year’s Serco Prize for Illustrations, resulting in 50 interpretations of the river and what it means to us.

Written by Jessica Furseth

To Tower Bridge and beyond by Henry Billington Detailed, abstract, dreamy or stylish – the exhibition at the London Transport Museum showed the River Thames being all these things. But […]

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 […]

Pai Skincare: Organic Products for Sensitive Skin

Sarah Brown is the inspiring lady behind Pai Skincare, a favourite organic skincare brand of the Hollywood set - I caught up with her to discover what makes her tick, and why Simon Pegg would be her ideal customer. With lovely illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Brown of Pai Skincare by Danielle Shepherd. I’ve been a big fan of Pai Skincare for some time – and it seems I am not the only one. This […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

6 Day Riot‘s Tamara Schlesinger by Natsuki Otani. There were so many amazing guests at my ACOFI launch who didn’t come down to the afternoon tea party that it seemed […]

Hilum by Les Antliaclastes: ICA London International Mime Festival Review

This puppetry performance was conceived by Patrick Sims and is performed at the ICA as part of the London International Mime Festival 2011. It is the first production from Les Antliaclastes, and features a nightmarish tale of scullery dwelling gremlins.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Les Antliaclastes by Stephanie Thieullent. Hilum opens with the ominous popping of corn, stealthily reaching a crescendo before the pan jerks off stage to reveal an oversized scullery into which […]

Henrietta Ludgate: ethical fashion design inspired by a Scottish childhood

Henrietta Ludgate has been making waves with her luxury womenswear label: an antidote to fast fashion made from beautiful British fabrics. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Henrietta Ludgate S/S 2011 by Abi Daker Scottish designer Henrietta Ludgate grew up in the wilds. I grew up in the most idyllic environment for a child: my imagination ran […]

Did PC Mark “Flash” Kennedy ensure my arrest as one of the Ratcliffe 114 ?

In April 2009 I was one of 114 activists arrested at the Iona School in Nottingham. Here's my account of what happened, and how PC Mark Kennedy came to be unmasked as an undercover police agent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Policeman Undercover by Daria Hlazatova. One day a few years ago I agreed to go on an intrepid action to highlight the causes of climate change. I didn’t know where […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

So, the book is finally here! You can find it at Tate Modern, Magma, Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Tatty Devine, Cornerhouse, Arnolfini and many other good independent book stores across […]

X Factor 2010: An Illustrated Retrospective

A bunch of illustrators illustrate this year's X Factor contestants. What fun!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wagner by Karina Yarv. Another year, another X Factor out of the way. I went through a period of not watching any telly at all, and oh how I used […]

Sir Philip Green and his Topshop billions get the UK Uncut treatment.

Sir Philip Green is able to dodge huge tax bills by sending Topshop profits to his wife in Monaco. UK Uncut closed down the Oxford Circus flagship store in protest against billionaire tax avoidance tactics in the face of huge cuts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Topshop, with your welcoming entrance you are spoiling us… If you are on twitter you will probably have noticed the mutterings of the #UKuncut hashtag – from small beginnings it […]

Museum of Everything: A Review of Exhibition #3

It’s back but not for long. The Museum of Everything has once again put on one of the most intriguing and eccentric exhibitions in all of London and it’s not to be missed.

Written by Emma Barlow

The Museum of Everything by Abigail Daker Returning for the third time the Museum of Everything’s simply named Exhibition #3 has been put together with the help of British pop […]

London Fashion Week: 2010 FAD Junior Awards

A heartwarming ceremony to find the winners of the FAD Junior Awards, a competition to encourage 16-19 year olds to find confidence in fashion. Held at Freemasons' Hall on Monday 20th September 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Tightrope Walker – an illustration of a dress designed by Florence Melrose, illustrated by Barbara Ana Gomez. I’m a bit rubbish when it actually comes to checking what’s what […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Ada Zanditon (reprise)

Here at Amelia's Magazine we're really rather keen on Ada Zanditon, and this season's presentation at Victoria House on Monday 20th September did not disappoint.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon by Abigail Wright. As one of the most interesting ethical designers around Ada Zanditon has naturally been a popular designer to feature on this blog (read a pre-fashion […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Falguni & Shane Peacock

This season Falguni & Shane Peacock were inspired by the plight of the bees and the tigers for their show on Sunday 19th September 2010 at Victoria House. With illustrations by Abigail Daker, Hayley Warnham and Kellie Black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Falguni & Shane Peacock by Abigail Daker. Last year I took a fairly disparaging view of Falguni & Shane Peacock‘s inaugural show at London Fashion Week. But I got invited […]

An interview with Bobbin Bicycles.

Tom Morris, co-founder of Bobbin Bicycles, talks to me about Pashleys, the Tweed Run, their new bespoke repair shop, designer collaborations and why you shouldn't give up cycling for winter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bobbin Bicycles by Natasha Thompson. I first heard of Bobbin Bicycles just over three years ago, when as a nascent bespoke bike company they contacted me to suggest featuring some […]

Transition Towns Conference 2010: The Automatic Earth Stoneleigh Lecture on the Financial Crisis.

Stoneleigh (AKA Nicole Foss) gave a lecture entitled 'Making Sense Of The Financial Crisis In The Era Of Peak Oil' to a packed audience at the Transition Towns Conference. Here's my overview of what she said with a few of my own thoughts sprinkled on top. Massively important food for thought.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hire Me by Joana Faria. Nicole Foss is a finance writer and energy analyst known as Stoneleigh when she blogs on The Automatic Earth website – a fact which confused […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Friday Review

Secret Garden Party is a festival like no other. Here I sample fish therapy and review the Friday music acts including Animal Kingdom, Marina and the Diamonds, Infadels and Delays.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hay bales for seating in the Collosillyum area. Photography by Amelia Gregory. If Latitude is a well planned amble between the South Bank, ICA, Royal Opera House and Somerset House […]

Latitude Festival 2010: A Review of the Poetry, Ballet and Cabaret.

A review of random other stuff that I discovered at Latitude, including poets Sabrina Mahfouz and Alex Gwyther, the Mark Thomas Community Quiz, cabaret act Frisky and Mannish and lots of goodies from Duckie's Masked Ball.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Literary Luminaries Sebastian Faulks, Paul Greengrass and Richard Curtis by Olivia Haigh. On the downside I saw less talks, performance and poetry at Latitude than I would have liked, but […]