Thursday, 25 April 2013

Dressing Up for the Secret Cinemas

We love the Secret Cinema (and of course the outdoor Nomad, our favourite!).  Gives us a chance to scour our wardrobes to dress fashionably in keeping with the event.  Book now for the next one or lose out  ...

Time Out says

Tue Apr 9 2013 True to their name, the notoriously tight-lipped team behind Secret Cinema won’t say a word about what to expect from the hugely popular film series’ twentieth instalment – beyond promising ‘the biggest cultural event of the year’. We can’t promise it will be that, exactly, but we can tell you Secret Cinema never fail in providing an exceedingly impressive alternative night out.
The film and theme is kept hush-hush until the day, but expect to see live music and DJs, hundreds of actors who recreate the film as you stumble across the set, food stalls and impressive set decoration. The effort these guys go to is definitely worth the ticket price, even at a hefty £43.50. Booking is most definitely essential.
Read our five tips for Secret Cinema here.

World Photography at Somerset House


The Sony World Photography Awards are widely recognised as one of the world’s leading photography competitions and the exhibition showcasing the extraordinary award-winning and shortlisted entries, held annually at Somerset House, returns this April.  Offering a stunning snapshot of the world in 2012, the show will present international contemporary photography from both professionals and amateurs in the fields of fashion, travel, wildlife, landscape, portraiture and current affairs.  The opening weekend of the exhibition coincides with the World Photo London photography festival.  As well as the opportunity to take a first look at the exhibition, visitors can participate in tal26 April – 12 May 2013
Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 10.00-18.00; Wednesdays & Thursdays 10.00-21.00; Saturdays & Sundays 10.00-19.00
West Wing Galleries, West Wing
£7.50/£5 concessions
ks and debates hosted by expert photography practitioners over the weekend opening celebrations.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Models Create Another Storm

Storm models are to hold a photographic exhibition in London's Westbourne Grove in the Joseph Shop from 18th April to May 2nd.  Taken By Storm will feature the leading agency's star talents, from Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford to Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.  We'll be there to view and shop ...

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Red Shed at the National Theatre

If you've passed over Waterloo Bridge recently, you'll have noticed a bright red shack on the South Bank. This is The Shed, the temporary, younger sister to the National Theatre that will host experimental, adventurous and up-and-coming theatre for the next year. The repertoire will open with Table, a story of one family that spans 115 years, followed by a production about a bullet-catching magician and, later, a play about the Occupy Movement by Tim Price. (story taken from UrbanJunkies)
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April 9 – February 2014, tickets £12 and £20
South Bank, SE1 9PX

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Nudes & Dunes

"Weston soon emerged from his father's long shadow to be a seminal talent in his own right, with historian Beaumont Newhall crediting him as the first photographer to make negative space the focus of a picture"
Nudes and Dunes, currently showing at London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery, explores this capacity for abstraction further, pairing Weston’s shots of sinuous Californian sandscapes with the sun dappled forms of women underwater. For Hoppen, it was an amazing opportunity to show the works, particularly having discovered that the younger Weston had never before had a major London show. “The luminous tones of the dunes are so seductive and, when placed alongside the underwater nudes, the contrast of wet and dry creates a perfect marriage.”
Brett Weston: Nudes & Dunes is at the Michael Hoppen Gallery now. All prints are available for sale.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Truman Capote's Masked Ball

A post Easter bunny image - the young and stunning Candice Bergen at the 1966 masked ball hosted by Truman Capote following his smash it book, In Cold Blood