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Posts Tagged ‘review’

Vanbot Live at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen: Review

The brilliant Swedish pop sensation Vanbot performed tracks from her new album Perfect Storm on Friday 8th May in London. Here's my live review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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A few weeks ago I ducked out for the first time in what seems like forever to take in a rare treat: the first and only UK show of Swedish pop sensation Vanbot at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen with MAMA Presents. It takes a lot to drag me out in the evenings these days but I was not alone in being eager to see Ester Ideskog perform live, and the small venue soon filled up. Vanbot was resplendent in a puffy pale pink hooded dress over bare legs with hair scraped back, silhouetted against bursts of purple and pink neon. For the brief half hour set she poured pure passion into tunes from new album Perfect Storm, deftly combining her sweetly yearning vocals with a rich electronic soundscape.

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Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park: an ideal place to stay for a Lake District Holiday

A review of our family holiday at the award winning Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week we headed North for a short break in the Lake District, staying in a luxury holiday home at the Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park on the edge of the […]

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The Other Art Fair April 2015: Review

Fabulous new artists discovered at the Victoria House edition of The Other Art Fair: Jo Beattie, Kate Keara Pelen, Rococo Wonderland Neon Art and Lindsay Mapes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weekends back I made a flying visit to The Other Art Fair, which was held in the basement of Victoria House in Bloomsbury, a busy and boisterous affair […]

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Pick Me Up London 2015 Review

So much to see and admire! Let me take you on a brief potted tour of the collectives and print studios showing at Pick Me Up this year. Loads to discover!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve introduced you to the best new graphic artists as showcased by Pick Me Up Selects, now here’s my pick of the rest of the show, where collectives and print […]

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Pick Me Up Selects 2015 Review

A quick run through of the artists chosen to display their work with Pick Me Up Selects 2015. Who will be your favourite?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pick Me Up is back! Here’s my run down of the twelve artists and illustrators chosen to exhibit as Pick Me Up Selects: this year the emphasis was on process […]

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A Review of the Rad Science show by Hero of Switzerland

Ace work from artists was on show at the 5th Base Gallery on Heneage Street over last weekend. Here's my quick review...

Written by Amelia Gregory

On a tip off from East End Prints I scrambled down to the catch the last few minutes of Rad Science, put together by illustration collective Hero of Switzerland. I […]

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A Review of The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design

This book was put together by designer Drusila Cole for Laurence King - the perfect sourcebook for designers and lovers of surface design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design is a new mini edition of a recent larger volume, and includes the work of well known contemporary designers such as Eley […]

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Once There Were Sparks, Now There Are Ashes: An interview with Winter Villains

Josef Prygodzicz and Faye Gibson of Winter Villains talk to us about the making of their second album and the eclectic musical community of the valleys.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Winter Villains by Jo Dumpleton. Winter Villains are an experimental, chamber pop band based in Cardiff. In 2013, their alluring debut album ‘February’ was met with much acclaim and shortlisted […]

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A Trip to Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park with Toddlers

We booked a weekend for 6 toddlers and their mums at the Camber Sands Holiday Park during the winter season, and here's my mini review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago myself and some other Shoreditch mums took our 6 toddlers down to Pontins in Camber Sands. It was a cheap holiday in down season, meaning that […]

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Defining Beauty at the British Museum: From a Child’s View

Greek art as seen through the eyes of a toddler: I took my nearly 3 year old to the Defining Beauty exhibition earlier this week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Earlier this week I dragged Snarfle down to the press preview of Defining Beauty, the new blockbuster exhibition from the British Museum. When we arrived the curator was giving a […]

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Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves: an interview with founder Hannah Saunders

We experienced our first Big Fish Little Fish rave at Shapes in Hackney Wick. Here's an interview with founder Hannah Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last weekend we took Snarfle down to party with Big Fish Little Fish at Hackney Shapes, a grungy warehouse venue in Hackney Wick. Inside children and adults of all sizes […]

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The Porridge Cafe opens in Old Street, featuring TWWDNU and True Romance prints on the walls

We've got the Cereal Killer Cafe, and now East London plays host to the Porridge Cafe, serving a far more wholesome menu and with beautiful artwork courtesy of East End Prints on the walls. Here's my little review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The much hyped Porridge Cafe opened at 70 Paul Street in East London this week: the healthy antidote to the equally hyped Cereal Killer Cafe which is just a stones […]

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Youjia Jin AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Youjia Jin reinterpreted Alice in Wonderland in this beautifully put together collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Everything about the Youjia Jin collection was well considered. Perfect tailoring was given a unique and fanciful twist, deftly playing with usual proportions and stylistic norms. A coat appeared one […]

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Jamie Wei Huang AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

This season Jamie Wei Huang presented a dark collection titled Nymphomaniac, shown on the Fashion Scout catwalk.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jamie Wei Huang chose a hard vibe for A/W 2015, with a large collection titled Nymphomaniac sent down the catwalk to an ominous soundtrack of deep industrial metal. Her always […]

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Mimi Tran AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Vietnamese born San Franciscan based fashion designer Mimi Tran showcased her red carpet collection for the first time at Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

San Francisco based fashion designer Mimi Tran launched her brand just a few years ago after a former career in Silicon Valley, and chose the Fashion Scout catwalk for the […]

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Rejina Pyo AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Rejina Pyo chose an off-schedule venue to showcase her subtle and beautiful collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rejina Pyo chose an off schedule venue with intense wood panelling, the sense of intrigue heightened with rocks strewn about the darkened room. The same organic shapes were echoed in […]

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Soojin Lee AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Soojin Lee showcased a colourful collection inspired by an era of war.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Stark red eye make up accompanied the colourful designs paraded down the catwalk by Soojin Lee. On closer inspection Art Deco-esque designs revealed repeat patterns made up of bullets, rippled […]

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Jean-Pierre Braganza AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza presented new collection Excelsiora at Somerset House on Friday 20th February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. This season Jean-Pierre Braganza was inspired once more by strong women with Excelsiora, ’a modern incarnation of an exacting film noir vixen and a war-time […]

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Danielle Romeril AW15: London Fashion Week Presentation Review

New Gen designer Danielle Romeril showcased an apocalyptic collection in the bowels of Somerset House on Saturday 21st February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Gen designer Danielle Romeril showcased her A/W 2015 collection against an apocalyptic backdrop made fragrant with liberal scatterings of heather. Models wore tumbling quilted capes, asymmetric plaid skirts with […]

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Jennifer Evans at the Windmill: Live Review

The rising Irish singer headlines an intimate show in Brixton on Wednesday 18th February 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Taking the stage at a pretty busy Windmill was the hotly tipped Jennifer Evans. Although largely an unknown quantity in the UK, she’s been picking up a fair bit of […]