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Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

A Review of Mental by The Vacuum Cleaner

The latest performance from the Vacuum Cleaner (in conjunction with Arts Admin) bravely explores his mental health issues, all from his very own bedroom.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vacuum Cleaner - Mental by Jenny Robins

Vacuum Cleaner - Mental by Jenny Robins.

I have known James the 'Vacuum Cleaner' for many years through activism, and have always admired his openness about his 'mental' condition - but I've never been a close enough friend to delve any deeper. For his solo performance piece, Mental, James candidly invites viewers into his home, into his bedroom and finally into his bed, where we are invited to snuggle up under his oversized pristine white duvet as James sets about unravelling the 14 years of data that has accumulated since he was first described as having a Borderline Personality Disorder by the NHS. Against the spotless white walls he projects highlighted sections of hospital notes and photos of a squalid bedsit and impersonal hospital room. Indeterminate comments from confused doctors are mixed in with police Forward Intelligence Team notes, until finally the extreme… read more

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London 2012 Olympic Games Team Opening and Closing Ceremonies Illustrated

Celebrating the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics in illustrations. What did you think of them?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jessie J by Laura Hickman. Can it really be a week since the Olympics ended? Here’s my final blog post inspired by the visual drama of the ceremonies that opened […]

Fashion East and NEWGEN Menswear Installations: London Fashion Week A/W Presentation Review

One of my favourite elements of London Fashion Week is sprinting around the Fashion East and NEWGEN menswear installations - so many incredible menswear designers in one place! Starring: Sibling, William Richard Green, Christopher Shannon, Kit Neale, Noki, T.Lipop, Sebastian Tarek and Christopher O'Brien…

Written by Matt Bramford

Sibling A/W 2012 by Gabriel Ayala The Fashion East and NEWGEN installations were a riot of colour, innovation and design again this season. I always have the best intentions on […]

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. […]

UK Uncut, Green & Black Cross, Black Bloc & the March for the Alternative.

So, what does it all mean? I attempt to pick apart what happened on Saturday 26th March 2011, accompanied by loads of photos of beautiful creative banners and action.

Written by Amelia Gregory

An interview with award-winning typeface designer and Royal College of Art lecturer Henrik Kubel

On the launch of A2/SW/HK’s most comprehensive typeface collection to date, the Danish typeface designer opens the doors of his sleek London-based design studio to Amelia’s Magazine to talk about his latest project and passion for type

Written by Kat Phan

Fifteen typefaces designed for commercial use, seek 2010 (A2-TYPE, doctor London) On a bitingly chilly but sunny Saturday afternoon, sildenafil I sauntered down to the A2/SW/HK design studio in the […]

123 Bethnal Green Road – the Sustainable Fashion Concept Store

Written by Matt Bramford

Latitude 2010-Phil Jupitas by Amelia Gregory Illustration by Paul Shinn So I popped along to the opening of 123 Bethnal Green Road this week with Amelia, order who I found […]

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BTCV Green Gyms

Written by Zofia Walczak

My muscles are aching as I type, treatment my cheeks are glowing more than ever and I have a satisfied grin on my face…why?  I’ve spent half the day clearing woodland and […]