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Posts Tagged ‘National Trust’

A preview of the National Trust Brutal Utopias Tour at the Southbank Centre

Those lucky enough to be booked on to a Brutal Utopias tour at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery will get to see behind scenes before everything shuts down for two years…

Written by Amelia Gregory

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It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of Brutalist architecture, so I pulled out all the stops to join a preview of the Brutal Utopias tour hosted by the National Trust over the next few weeks (tickets sadly already sold out). The tour offers a unique chance to see areas of the Southbank Centre that are not usually open to the public before the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery close their doors for a major refurb. Baby Carys came along in my wrap and was admirably well behaved for a not quite two month old.

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We began our adventure with Joseph Watson (London creative director of the National Trust) in the bowels of the complex, tracing the… read more

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Prints and Furnishings by Fanny Shorter: An interview with the talented Textile Designer

Meet Fanny Shorter, a Cockpit Arts based textile designer who creates bold screen printed designs in juicy colour combinations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first discovered the beautiful designs of Fanny Shorter at Cockpit Arts in 2013 and have since met her at Home London (twice) and Tent London. Last year she was […]

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Balfron Tower by Ernő Goldfinger: Pop Up Opening with the National Trust

Flat 130 opens to the public as part of Balfron Season, with retro design by the Hemingways and a tour taking in the local area.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I was invited to view the inside of the Balfron Tower in advance of a ‘pop up’ opening with the National Trust as part of Balfron Season. As […]

A Review of The Art of Dining Pop-Up Dining Experience at Fenton House: A Night With The Mistress

In mid July I sampled the latest pop-up dining experience from The Art of Dining, themed around A Night with the Mistress. It was a delightful culinary and cultural experience at a National Trust venue, and all for a very reasonable price.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Art of Dining at Fenton House by Briony Jose. Anyone who knows me will know that I love my food, so when I was offered the chance to sample […]

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 […]

Modern Love: S/S 2012 Preview Interview with designer Sarah Arnett

Meet Sarah Arnett, one half of fashion design duo Modern Love, a label that is exclusively stocked at Liberty. She's a super talented lady with an inspiring career that spans illustration, interior design and of course fashion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Modern Love by Ola Szpunar. Sarah Arnett is a multi talented designer who just happened to train at the same university as me. She graduated the year above, and since […]

An interview with fashion designer Ramil Makinano

A chat with Central Saint Martins graduate Ramil Makinano about his Philippines heritage, his weird and wonderful graduate collection, MTV, National Trust and much more…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ramil Makinano‘s Graduate Collection illustrated by Milly Jackson I first saw the weird and wonderful work of Ramil Makinano at the Toni&Guy Hair Show during London Fashion Week last month. […]