Designs on Art

Roberto Gagliardi, entrepreneur and international businessman, founded Gagliardi Design over 40 years ago in London and for decades he successfully imported and promoted Italian designer furniture in the United Kingdom. He has gradually transitioned towards creativity and has finally left behind the world of furniture and interior design to focus fully on art. Roberto Gagliardi…

After Picasso…

https://vimeo.com/153782170 In celebration of the centenary of the first exhibiting (at Salon D’Antin, Paris) of Picasso’s ground breaking work, Les Demoiselles D’Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon), 1907, Performance artist Anita Wernström filmed this short, recreation of the posing of the piece. Shot at the Slade School of Art’s Woburn Place Research Center, her film…

Sometimes You’ve Got To Lose

With over a decade’s worth of gigging, touring and songwriting under his belt, Serious Sam Barrett has established himself as a steadfast veteran of the Yorkshire music scene. His records have been lauded by the likes of Marc Riley and Gideon Coe and been dubbed “Yorkshirecana” by the music press. This label is a pretty…

Everything You've Come to Expect

It’s been a long wait since 2008’s ‘The Age Of The Understatement’, but Alex Turner and Miles Kane have returned with the hugely anticipated follow up, ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’. And what a return. Since the first album, neither Turner nor Kane have rested on their laurels, and that confidence finds it’s way on…

One More Cup of Coffee…

Cedar Lewisohn meets Khayaal Theatre Company director Luqman Ali, who is currently working on a new play called Coffee or the Abominable Liquor of Infidels, and learns how the hot cup of ‘Joe’ we now take for granted was once the catalyst for heated political debate and was even, arguably, the seed that germinated free…

Matteo Fuzzi's “Burnt Fields”

In his show, titled “Burnt Fields”, Matteo Fuzzi presents one of his large scale canvases  alongside some of his smaller works on board and paper. The artist reportedly draws his visual vocabulary  from the post-harvest burning of the fields in the Italian countryside. The cleansing of lands from unwanted biomass, an ancient effort to reproduce…

Club Chelsea

London is known for having some of the world’s best restaurants – with new venues opening up every day, it can be difficult to keep track of where to go to try the latest food trend or find a killer cocktail. Sometimes however, it’s not just great food you’re after, but the perfect setting, location…

High Rise

The tower blocks in High-Rise look like those at the Barbican: they’ve been built in formation by a ‘star’ architect and centre around a supermarket, school and swimming pool. The Barbican, bang in the City of London, is still regarded by some as ‘an expensive council estate’, while others view it as the ‘height’ of…