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Posts Tagged ‘Snarfle’

Tidy Kingston: Kingston University BA Illustration & Animation Graduate Show 2015

Top picks from the illustration and animation graduates showing at this year's Kingston University show at the Embassy Tea Rooms.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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A few weeks ago Snarf and I made it along to the Kingston BA Illustration & Animation graduate show, Tidy Kingston, a reference to the organising of a diverse range of work and personalities. Hosted at the Embassy Tea Gallery in Bermondsey, here is my selection of graduates to watch.

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Firstly, a few close ups of the Bigger Picture by Lizzie Lomax, inspired by the concept of vertical farming (top).

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We both loved this ice cream van model by Emma Ehrling and the animation, Mint, was great: featuring a cat that turns into ice cream and escapes through the cat… read more

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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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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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Tent London 2014: Textiles and Surface Design

A review of the most exciting textiles and surface designs discovered at the 2014 edition of Tent London, held at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yes yes it’s been 6 months since the 2014 edition of Tent London but straight after the show I became ridiculously busy with my 10th anniversary Kickstarter project, That Which […]

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Home London at Olympia, January 2015: Review

The hottest designs from the premier homeware accessories show, at Olympia during January 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

WOW lighting from Pad Home. This year I attended the January Home London show with toddler in tow, since needs must. He was very, erm, helpful, on the first leg… […]

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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 […]

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Camp Bestival 2014 Review: Mr. Tumble, Trolleys, Caravans and Mud Pies

Camp Bestival took place in the glorious grounds of Lulworth Castle at the start of August; a fantastical playground for children and parents alike.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camp Bestival by Maia Fjord. My final festival this year was Camp Bestival, which we travelled to on our way back from Cornwall. I went to the first ever Camp […]

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Thereza Rowe, Hearts: interview and review

Brazilian born illustrator Thereza Rowe has just published her first graphic novel with Toon Books. Here she describes the inspiration and process behind this universal tale of lost love.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A year or so ago Thereza Rowe came over to visit me with an idea for a wonderful, colourful, heartfelt graphic novel. Hearts has now been realised thanks to Toon […]

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Port Eliot Festival 2014 Review: Books, Food, Comedy, Craft & Fashion

From 24th-27th July the grounds of the stately home at Port Eliot in Cornwall once more played host to a wonderfully unusual and varied festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Port Eliot Festival by Maia Fjord. I’ve been meaning to take in Port Eliot festival for several years but it has always been just that little bit too far away. […]

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Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 2014: Review

Held on the 16th-20th July 2014, this Buddhafield offshoot gathering was the perfect antidote to my hectic London life: a way to reconnect with the earth and enjoy quality time with my wonderful toddler.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve never been to Buddhafield but this year my friend Helen of East End Prints persuaded me to join her and a few of her Bristol based friends, all travelling […]

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ELCAF 2014 review

Talent aplenty at the third East London Comic Arts Festival. But if you missed it don't worry! Here's my round up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks I popped along to the third ELCAF held at the Oval Space, which is a trendy new venue in a semi derelict part of Bethnal Green between […]

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Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2014 Review

Entrancing works of art by many new artists, shown from 12-15th of June in leafy Hampstead. Read on for inspiration!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Friday my good friend Helen of East End Prints persuaded me to join her in a trip to the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, taking advantage of our lovely […]

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Wood Festival 2014 Review: Sunshine, Drumming, Children, Singing, Bubbles and Yoga

A review of the best bits of Wood Festival that we managed to catch, including a special playlist for your delight... plus the story of my Broken Nose.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival by Tabby Booth and James Heslip. This year I was super excited about taking Snarfle to Wood Festival – last year he had not quite started walking yet […]

Butterflies, Swans, Stars and Tiaras: An interview with beaded jewellery designer Clara Francis

In this super inspiring interview jewellery designer Clara Francis talks about her career, motherhood and plans for the future. With loads of wonderful photos and illustrations too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Illustration. Clara Francis and I first spoke about doing an interview when she had just given birth to her youngest and I was pregnant […]

Little Playful Art: Illustrator Isher Dhiman introduces her bespoke range of artwork for special occasions

Talking bespoke artwork to celebrate special occasions with Amelia's Magazine contributor Isher Dhiman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Baby Birth Cards by Little Playful Art. Alongside producing beautiful fashion illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine, illustrator Isher Dhiman has been making gorgeous bespoke artworks for special occasions under the name […]

London Art Fair 2014 Review: Our Top Picks

Our pick of favourite artworks at the 2014 edition of the London Art Fair, held in January at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jin-Young Yu at Union Gallery. This year I received invites to the London Art Fair in January thanks to the nice folks at the Catlin Art Prize, but sadly I […]

Mimi Fasi: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Mimi Fasi presented Mediterranean Poetry at Fashion Scout on Sunday 16th February 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mimi Fasi A/W 2014 by Laura Griffin. I only took Snarfle to one show this season, and he was promptly removed when he started to scream. So it was lovely […]

Bernard Chandran: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Bernard Chandran took his collection to the catwalk on Saturday 15th February 2014 at the Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bernard Chandran A/W 2014 by Gaarte. I didn’t have a brilliant view of the Bernard Chandran show, due to the fact that it was madly over-subscribed and I didn’t get […]