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Archive for the month “February, 2013”

From : I know this great little place… The outer reaches. Do some damage to your Oyster card…(and have a different kind of Day Out?)

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A guide to Planet Earth’s charming spots. Death to dull chains.

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

some interesting places shown here ..but I would have thought Archway Road’s Boogaloo would be well-know and hardly outer London?

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Last Chance! Sanja Ivekovic @ CALVERT 22 and the South London Gallery, closing today

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“In her first UK retrospective the work of Sanja Iveković is showcased across two major London galleries, Calvert 22 and the South London Gallery. Iveković (b. 1949 Zagreb) is amongst the best-known artists of her generation, a strident voice whose powerful ideas are explored through a potent mix of collage, film, performance and installation.”

 

for more info : http://www.calvert22.org

 

 

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/144/Sanja-Ivekovic-Unknown-Heroine/757

read the reviews:

http://londonist.com/2012/12/art-review-sanja-ivekovic-south-london-gallery-calvert-22.php
http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/visual-arts/sanja-ivekovic-unknown-heroine-south-london-gallery–review-8422141.html

See on www.calvert22.org

To Kill A King | Sofar London (#104)

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(Sofar Sounds London, Show #104) To Kill A King performing at a secret Sofar performance in London on March 22, 2012 Want to be a part of the next Sofar even…

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Sofar chat with Ralph, lead vocalist of To Kill A King

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When did you first get involved with Sofar ? It was about February this year, so it wasn’t that long ago. We played a Sofar gig with Jay Brown ; it was the first time I’d met her and we got on really well.

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Lotte Mullan – Would you be so kind

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Lotte Mullan’s debut album ‘Plain Jane’  is available from the itunes store and amazon … an intriguingly independent musician, with star quality that’s deliciously quirky!  

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25 best restaurants in Italy

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The Daily Meal’s list of the 25 Best Restaurants in Italy was carefully curated  through a two-month-long nomination process; we consulted the Michelin Guide and  other trusted sources and gathered recommendations from The Daily Meal’s  editors, who have traveled and dined extensively around the world.

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Idris Elba presents 7 Wallace at Love & Liquor Kilburn

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“Idris Elba is best known as a world-renowned Golden Globe winning actor (The Wire, Luther, major movies and host of How clubbing Changed The World) but his roots dig deep in club culture. And what you are about to witness, is not a character but the man himself.
He opened DJ’ing for deadmau5 in the US, Usher @ Ushuaia this summer and most recently played with will.i.am & David Guetta at an exclusive party.  What’s coming next is for everyone. Music is in his blood and he’s here to rock the hood. His name is Driis. For 7 Fridays, 7 nights with 7 guest DJs Driis will be spinning at Love & Liquor in West London, introducing his latest project, 7 Wallace. It brings together his love of throwing a great party, he is inviting his friends and DJs he’s down with to spin and party alongside him. We can’t say more right now. Only those on the inside will know.
7 Wallace is presented in association with Tanqueray Gin at Love & Liquor, West London’s hottest late-night cocktail bar and club.
Idris Elba Presents 7 Wallace: 8pm to 3am. Go to www.loveandliquor.co.uk for guest list. Friday 25th January Friday 1st February Friday 8th February Friday 22nd February Friday 1st March Friday 8th March Friday 15th March

Follow @loveliquorbar

Like Facebook.com/loveandliquorbar”

 

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

these party nights are good and proper, seemingly

 

Idris is the right kinda cool

so hello star-struckers time to  get on the guest list fast and get yourselves down to Love and Liquor, the new club making waves in to my local paddling pool

hurry up though! 

as the man himself says, it’s for seven weeks only!

and some of those weeks are already gone gone gone

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Franck Allais @ KK Outlet until 26th Feb

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Franck Allais In Passing

KK Outlet is proud to announce the first solo show of French photographer Franck Allais. In Passing will present two of Allais’ projects that encapsulate his skill of taking a simple concept and executing it with his trademark flair and wit.

Opening the show, Allais presents Subverting The City – a collection of images featuring city boys dressed in drab conservative clothes from the waist up but who are a little more flamboyant in skirts and heels from the waist down. The composition of these images are so seamless and their motion so natural that you have to look twice and call your judgment into question.

In Passing, also features The Weight of Words. Originally Allais wanted to create a series about the movement, sound and chaos of traffic. After setting up his camera on a tripod and taking photos of passing traffic, Allais noticed that he was ignoring what should have been obvious: what was written on the vehicles. “Instead of seeing vans and trucks, I saw words floating by like a visual  dialogue, messages bombarding my brain that were instantly forgotten. I realized I had hit on something both playful and disturbing.”

Brands are ubiquitous; they are the pollution of the built landscape. As a visual language they make everywhere familiar. Brands are the reason why all British high streets look the same and why when you fly halfway round the world on the surface it’s all the same.

The suspended brands and see-through promises in Allais work remind us that no matter where we are there’s always someone trying to sell us something.

Allais’ work asks the viewer to suspend disbelief, whilst at the same time questioning what is accepted as the everyday norm. He does this without being judgmental or dogmatic. Most of all, he does this whilst having fun.

www.franckallais.com

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

only a few days left to see this intriguing exhib! closes on 26th Feb

See on www.kkoutlet.com

KK Outlet

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Franck AllaisIn Passing

KK Outlet is proud to announce the first solo show of French photographer Franck Allais. In Passing will present two of Allais’ projects that encapsulate his skill of taking a simple concept and executing it with his trademark flair and wit.

Opening the show, Allais presents Subverting The City – a collection of images featuring city boys dressed in drab conservative clothes from the waist up but who are a little more flamboyant in skirts and heels from the waist down. The composition of these images are so seamless and their motion so natural that you have to look twice and call your judgment into question.

In Passing, also features The Weight of Words. Originally Allais wanted to create a series about the movement, sound and chaos of traffic. After setting up his camera on a tripod and taking photos of passing traffic, Allais noticed that he was ignoring what should have been obvious: what was written on the vehicles. “Instead of seeing vans and trucks, I saw words floating by like a visual  dialogue, messages bombarding my brain that were instantly forgotten. I realized I had hit on something both playful and disturbing.”

Brands are ubiquitous; they are the pollution of the built landscape. As a visual language they make everywhere familiar. Brands are the reason why all British high streets look the same and why when you fly halfway round the world on the surface it’s all the same.

The suspended brands and see-through promises in Allais work remind us that no matter where we are there’s always someone trying to sell us something.

Allais’ work asks the viewer to suspend disbelief, whilst at the same time questioning what is accepted as the everyday norm. He does this without being judgmental or dogmatic. Most of all, he does this whilst having fun.

www.franckallais.com

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

only a few days left to see this intriguing exhib! closes on 26th Feb

See on www.kkoutlet.com

KK Outlet

See on Scoop.itLondon Life

Franck AllaisIn Passing

KK Outlet is proud to announce the first solo show of French photographer Franck Allais. In Passing will present two of Allais’ projects that encapsulate his skill of taking a simple concept and executing it with his trademark flair and wit.

Opening the show, Allais presents Subverting The City – a collection of images featuring city boys dressed in drab conservative clothes from the waist up but who are a little more flamboyant in skirts and heels from the waist down. The composition of these images are so seamless and their motion so natural that you have to look twice and call your judgment into question.

In Passing, also features The Weight of Words. Originally Allais wanted to create a series about the movement, sound and chaos of traffic. After setting up his camera on a tripod and taking photos of passing traffic, Allais noticed that he was ignoring what should have been obvious: what was written on the vehicles. “Instead of seeing vans and trucks, I saw words floating by like a visual  dialogue, messages bombarding my brain that were instantly forgotten. I realized I had hit on something both playful and disturbing.”

Brands are ubiquitous; they are the pollution of the built landscape. As a visual language they make everywhere familiar. Brands are the reason why all British high streets look the same and why when you fly halfway round the world on the surface it’s all the same.

The suspended brands and see-through promises in Allais work remind us that no matter where we are there’s always someone trying to sell us something.

Allais’ work asks the viewer to suspend disbelief, whilst at the same time questioning what is accepted as the everyday norm. He does this without being judgmental or dogmatic. Most of all, he does this whilst having fun.

www.franckallais.com

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

only a few days left to see this intriguing exhib! closes on 26th Feb

See on www.kkoutlet.com

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