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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

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.

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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Kingston University Fashion MA Graduate Catwalk Show Review 2013

Graduating students from Kingston's MA Fashion course took over the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer on Thursday 12 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

Elina Priha MA collection by Claire Kearns With London Fashion Week beginning the next day, graduating MA students from Kingston University commandeered the inspiring Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer to present […]

Live Review: King Creosote and Jon Hopkins at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Francois and The Atlas Mountains provided support for King Creosote and Jon Hopkin's gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday 9th September 2011. It was a packed out affair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Francois and the Atlas Mountains by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs. The fabulous Francois and the Atlas Mountains provided opening support for King Creosote and Jon Hopkins at the […]

Album Review: Villagers – Becoming a Jackal

Conor J. O'Brien of Villagers has been compared to Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith, but this Irish singer songwriter has a charm all his own.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Since I noted the idiosyncratic name of first single Becoming a Jackal, Villagers have been skimming around on the periphery of my aural radar: once I realised I liked the […]


Ctrl-Alt-Shift Chantelle Fiddy Interview

Part 1 of our art editor’s coverage of United Underground 2, a music, art and activism event that ran all day last Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All photographs courtesy of Matthew Gonzalez Noda Valerie Pezeron: Tell me about the event today? Chantelle Fiddy: It’s a new style of club night. The idea is to bring together […]


LCF MA Fashion and the Environment graduate exhibition

New contributor Hannah Poole headed down to the Southbank Centre to peruse the graduate exhibition over the weekend.

Written by Hannah Poole

The inaugural round of graduates from London College of Fashion’s new MA course entitled Fashion and the Environment, exhibited their findings this weekend within the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. […]