Film Music

We can thank British musician Stephen Coates, of the band The Real Tuesday Weld, for belatedly bringing Tariverdiev’s music to the west. Some years ago, Coates was sheltering from the cold in a Moscow café with a friend. Fascinated by the music that was playing, he asked a waitress about it and was told it…

Pies in the Sky

Cedar Lewisohn’s recent work trip/holiday to Sydney was filled with new taste experiences. From curry pies to wallaby tails, he definitely got to the bottom of the local cuisine, washing it all down with Tasmanian whisky and wine, and wine-ot? After a hellish 23-hour flight from Heathrow, the first thing that welcomed me to Australia…

Peter Newman Subterranean Blues

Peter Newman Subterranean Blues, opens today at CNB Gallery below Tramshed restaurant in Shoreditch. The show is comprised of eight large-scale works that appear, at first glance, like planets suspended in a pitch-black universe. However, closer inspection reveals them to be depictions of city streets taken from the ground up. Dramatic and mesmerising in equal…

The Novel Cure

“If I were to offer any piece of advice to a friend in need, it would be to ‘read a book’”, says Sophie Ioannou. “Nothing remedies a closed mind quite so severely as an open book”. My mother taught me very early on that a life full of books equals a well insured soul, so…

A Law unto Themselves

Post-Frieze frenzy, I’ve been invited to an early preview of up-and-coming artist Day-z’s debut solo show at Ashurst. I head to the address on the invite, and while the postcode leads me, not unexpectedly, towards Shoreditch, on arrival, rather than a gallery, I find myself in the foyer of a corporate building. Ashurst is, in…

Tip Top Felt Tips

Earlier this week I made my way down to the ICA for the product launch of Winsor & Newton’s new Pigment Marker. As a complete addict of any kind of new art supply, the event was right up my street. Winsor & Newton had turned the ICA function rooms into a vibrant exhibition by illustrators,…

Jimmy Cauty's New Bedford Rising

America street, London, SE1. On from his success of ‘A Riot in a Jam Jar’ and ‘Aftermath Dislocation Principle’ Jimmy Cauty presents Model Village, New Bedford Rising. From 20 November 2015 until 28 January 2016 Jimmy and his dedicated team will be building a golden tower, a modern Tower of Babel. A paradise where policemen…