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Posts Tagged ‘Gemma Milly’

Vessels at The Queen of Hoxton – Live Review

The Leeds-based experimental-rockers were joined by Stuart Warwick and Humanfly at the Queen of Hoxton on Wednesday 17th November 2010.

Written by Gemma Milly

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Vessels by Faye West

It was with more than a little excitement and anticipation that I arrived at the bar-cum-club that is the Queen of Hoxton on a rainy Wednesday evening. Hidden away behind Liverpool Street station, the venue wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, it was very quiet and a little like walking into a low-rent American diner. But that’s all by the by – Vessels are one of those bands that could play in a public toilet and create the kind of spine tingling atmosphere that would immediately transport you to a dreamy, other-wordly place and envelope you in a blanket of sound.

It’s fair to say I have something of a love-affair with the music that flows so effortlessly from the instruments of Leeds-based post-rockers Vessels. Fresh from touring Europe with the magnificent Oceansize and with a new EP to boot, it was a treat to have the chance to catch them on one of only a handful of UK dates.

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Beautiful Freaks: an interview with ceramicist Sophie Woodrow

Bristolian ceramicist Sophie Woodrow makes hybrid porcelain figures that are as beguiling as they are bonkers.

Written by Ursula Glitch

Photograph by Ben Dowden. All photographs courtesy of Sophie Woodrow. Have you ever caught sight of something out of the corner of your eye and mistaken it for something quite […]

Yarnbombing: Crafty Fad or Contemporary Art?

London-based yarnbombing collective, Knit The City, have taken the capital, and mainstream press, by storm of late. But is it art? And if it is, is it any good?

Written by Ursula Glitch

Illustration by Cat O’Neil It’s a blustery day in October, autumn is well and truly here and I’ve come to Crystal Palace in search of Deadly Knitshade; stitch ‘n’ bitch […]

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 […]

Kingston University MA Illustration 2010 Exhibition Review

The Kingston MA in Illustration has bred some wonderful illustrators, including our very own Gemma Milly, Kerry Hyndman and Laura Callaghan. Plus many others...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Milly. For some reason Kingston buried it’s student graduation shows in the depths of the Tent London exhibition during Design Week in London this September. Due to […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Kingston MA

So, Kingston MA decided to show in the Freemasons' Hall on Friday 17th September. Was this a wise idea... we went along to find out.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yasmin Siddiqui opens the Kingston MA show. Illustration by Gaarte. Sometimes it’s hard to be heard amongst all the chatter and noise of LFW so it’s either very foolish (who’s […]

Graduate Fashion Week Extra: Royal College of Art MA 2010

It's been so hard to decide... But here is Amelia's Magazine review of the RCA's talented class of 2010. With illustrations by Lesley Barnes, Katey Harvey, Gemma Milly, Marnie Hollande, Naomi Law and Joseph Keirs

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Gemma Milly of Zara Gorman’s Millinery. Over the last few years the RCA’s MA Fashion course has quietly been producing a series of extremely talented designers; from those […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration: Open Design Brief

My brand new open design brief is designed to champion the work of fashion illustrators. It runs until Sunday 18th July 2010, for production of a book due out at the end of this year. Read on for more info...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Aksu A/W 2010 by Gemma Milly. See original post here. ***Please note that this brief is now closed: you can now order a copy of this book online by […]

Swap ‘Til You Drop – Why Clothes Swapping is Good for You

Swishing - the art of swapping your clothes, at events and online, is fun, fashionable AND environmentally friendly…

Written by Claire Nelson

Illustration by Gemma Milly I’ve never been very good at throwing away things, especially clothes. Even before the environmental impact edged its way into my subconscious (how do you recycle […]

London’s ELEPHANT PARADE!

The Elephant Parade comes to London Town in a glorious parade of art, fashion and awareness, to benefit the Elephant Family charity's work to prevent the extinction of the Asian elephant. Some of our wonderful illustrators take on some of our favourites…

Written by Matt Bramford

A selection of elephants by Paul Shinn Allow me to introduce you to Marjorie, pictured below. She’s one of 258 fibreglass elephants in and around London decorated by some of […]

Red Bull Music Academy: Steve Reich lecture Q&A from students

After he'd given a lecture to the students of the Red Bull Music Academy, Steve Reich took a series of questions from the floor; here are his answers. Illustration by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Milly. Steve Reich gave a very inspiring lecture to the students of the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy (which you can read here). Afterwards he took a […]

Red Bull Music Academy: Steve Reich Lecture on Tuesday 16th February 2010

An edited transcript of the lecture given by Steve Reich at the Red Bull Music Academy on Tuesday 16th February, with illustrations by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Steve Reich by Gemma Milly. Steve Reich is a seriously cult figure for contemporary beats based music. Famed for his minimalist compositions from the 60s onwards he continues to be […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Christopher Shannon

Bad boy Christopher Shannon presented a more sophisticated collection on Menswear Day, at London Fashion Week, 24 February 2010…

Written by Matt Bramford

Fabulously illustrated by Gemma Milly Christopher Shannon’s eccentric fashions rolled into town again on London Fashion Week’s Menswear Day. Last season played host to his brightly coloured chav-inspired sportswear, and […]

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London Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2010 Catwalk Review: Hermione de Paula

At 3:30pm on Monday I settled into my seat behind uber journalist Caryn Franklin, to see what Hermione envisaged us wearing this Winter.

Written by Rachael Oku

On Monday I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to the Hermione de Paula AW10 show presented at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. As a big fan of Hermione (having written […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Carlotta Gherzi for SADO

A brief review of the SADO catwalk show held at VFS on 20th February.

Written by Rachael Oku

On Saturday my last show of the day was Carlotta Gherzi for SADO, which showed in the resplendent Freemasons Hall – the venue dedicated to Vauxhall Fashion Scout. Having debuted […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Caroline Charles

Caroline Charles showed at the BFC tent at Somerset House on the inaugral day of LFW.

Written by Camilla Sampson

 Caroline Charles drew quite the crowd on the first day of London Fashion Week. Her AW10 collection specifically drew my attention due to the vast variety on offer; with the […]