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Posts Tagged ‘Southbank centre’

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

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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.

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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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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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Alfred & Wilde: an interview with designer Simon Mitchell

Simon Mitchell introduces his wonderful interiors brand Alfred & Wilde, and reveals the reason for his fascination with the Platonic Solids.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Plastic Seconds creates a wall for Supermarket Sarah

Maria Papadimitriou is the brains behind sustainable jewellery brand Plastic Seconds, creating wonderful bold pieces out of other people's rubbish. So very clever.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Maria Papadimitriou‘s work. Not only does she produce many wonderful collaged illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine but she also creates the […]

The Chocolate Festival at the SouthBank Centre, April 2011

You're a chocolate lover, right? Then you really should get along to The Chocolate Festival, running from Friday 8th April - Sunday 10th April. Perfect for all your artisanal Easter gifts... and more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Chocolate Festival logo, remedy on a fairtrade bag, approved get in. I do so love to discover something by accident. This evening I went to meet my boyfriend at […]

An interview with The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern meld classical, folk, world and jazz sounds to create sumptuous musical scores. And they're coming to a venue near you very soon…. it's time to find out more about this unique new collective.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Still Corners by Nicholas Stevenson Still Corners by Nicholas Stevenson. Still Corners are as elusive as they are beautiful, malady but I managed to track down songwriter and keyboardist Greg […]

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

The Craftivist Collective

Hannah Bullivant explores the merging of Crafts and Activism.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Illustration By Ali Haines As far as combinations go, pilule craft and activism is a particularly thrilling one for me; akin to jeggings (jeans and leggings) coatigans (coat and cardigan) […]

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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 […]

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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

Ockham’s Razor by Rosalie Hoskins I’ll admit it. I’ve never been to much performance art or modern dance before. But let’s just say that my circumstances have somewhat changed of […]

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Cape Farewell – Creative Responses to Climate Change

Shift Encounters, a series of talks dealing with climate change and culture at the Southbank Centre in London, came to an end yesterday. Contributor Alan Gillingwater was there and gives his views on a talk on the role of architects in creative responses to climate change.

Written by Alan Gillingwater

Jared Schiller with David Byrne All photographs and videos courtesy of Tate Shots except where otherwise stated. Back in 2002 whilst still a skint student, cheapest I started what was […]