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Posts Tagged ‘oil’

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Crafty Gifts

A diverse range of gifts for the ecologically, environmentally aware and craft minded in your life: from Kirsty Allsopp's aspirational range for M&S to an arts activist pamphlet from Platform.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Christmas gifts by Sinead O'Leary.

Just in time for a last minute eco Christmas round up before the Royal Mail goes totally pear shaped….

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Firstly, I am a bit in love with Kirsty Allsopp, either that or I am just really bloody jealous - how did she get to the position where she has managed to forge an entire career out of learning to craft? That's like my ideal job. And her own entire range at Marks & Spencer? If you fancy yourself a bit of Kirsty why not take a peek at some of the gift packages she's put together. They're a bit girly for me, so I'm gunning for this read more

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British Fashion Designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia A/W 2011: Marios Schwab

The headlining catwalk show of Sunday 3rd April at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was from British Fashion East designer Marios Schwab, a very talented fellow and utterly charming to boot.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Marios Schwab A/W 2011 by Gareth A Hopkins. Marios Schwab was definitely the most friendly of the three Fashion East designers who came to Moscow with us: never underestimate the […]

An interview with a New Contemporary: Alice Browne

Amelia's Magazine talks to Alice Browne on being selected for New Contemporaries and how painting requires a process more akin to collaboration than mastering.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Long Story Short, erectile look 2010 Since graduating from Wimbledon College of Art in 2009, Alice Browne has exhibited her paintings at Foremans Smokehouse Gallery’s Divergence exhibition and opened her […]

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Smash the Piggy Piñata at the Annual International Banking Conference

This morning I paid an early morning visit to the Annual International Banking Conference, attended by head honchos from RBS... and activists from UK Tar Sands Network and Climate Camp London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Amelia Gregory. This morning I made an especially early start so that I could take a whack at a ‘piggy piñata’ outside the Annual International Banking Conference held […]

Tate is complicit in the creation of the largest oil painting in the world.

As the Tate Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary activists from Liberate Tate highlight its close relationship with the oily giant BP.

Written by Amelia Gregory

makeandmend Illustration to show the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico by Abigail Daker. You know that huge oil slick? The really foul one […]

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth.

Dirty Oil: Marina Pepper reviews the new film about the horror of the Canadian Tar Sands

The Co-Operative are sponsoring screenings of the new film Dirty Oil, which follows the troubles of the Cree Indians as they fight the corporations who exploit the Canadian Tar Sands. Illustrations by Daniel Almeroth.

Written by Marina Pepper

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth. Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, order a problematical J curve for academics to ponder […]

Film Preview: Dirty Oil

Eleanor Whalley previews new film Dirty Oil, which explores the sticky topic of tar sands extraction in Canada. Not nice stuff. Illustrations by Laura Callaghan.

Written by Eleanor Whalley

All images courtesy of Laura Callaghan Where would you assume America most of its oil from? If I’d been asked a couple of days ago I think I would have […]

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Thoughts on the Falklands

Fear of a repeat of 1982 and all that misses the point, suggests the earth section, if oil comes to the Falklands, the real loser will surely be the islands’ environment…

Written by Adam Bollard

Let’s get out of here: Do the penguins know something we don’t? You have to hand it to Desire Petroleum and Rockhopper Exploration, stomach choosing a rig named Ocean Guardian […]

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Crude, a review of the movie by Joe Berlinger about oil company Chevron-Texaco in the Ecuador Amazon

A review of Crude, a documentary film following lawyers Pablo Fajardo and Steven Donziger as they try to win compensation from Chevron-Texaco, who dumped vast quantities of crude oil into the Amazon over a period of several decades.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louisa Lee:  I’ve noticed that you’ve got a fine art background, rx how did this develop into illustration? Zöe Barker: Since I was a kid I wanted to be an […]

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Protest against RBS’s investment into Tar Sands

Role-playing, shouting and mass dying to protest against Tar Sands destroying areas of ancient forest larger than England.

Written by Adam S

The Emerald Isles Lisa Hannigan has had a sparkling 2009. You may recognize her talents from album “O” by Damien Rice on which she featured on most of the tracks. […]

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350 International Day of Climate Action!

A massive global spectacle, but is that all it amounts to?

Written by Adam S

“The clothes act as an antithesis to the way of the disposable modern world, ask making something new out of something old, approved reducing waste and consuming less” Lu Flux […]

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Crude – Film Screening

Oil in Ecuador

Written by Tom Russell

In the festival preview vein, no rx malady here’s one that promises stimulating discussion, patient music, viagra order dance, crafts and walks with fellow readers and contributors to the spiritual […]

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Earth Listings 22nd – 28th June

Green events this week

Written by Tom Russell

With many universities leaning heavily towards womenswear – in some cases wholly – Epsom pleased many with several of its strongest collections coming from menswear designers. One of the running […]