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Weekly entries about living in London with a focus on central London property and our Londonewcastle Art Programme including our latest venue Gallery 46 in Whitechapel.

Free the Feed!

Posted by admin on 28th March 2017

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Mother’s Day? Flowers, cards and a big box of truffles? How about a six metre wide breast on top of Huntington Estate rooftop in Shoreditch? In the spirit of Mother’s Day, Mother London made their mark in East London, as well as various other London locations, to promote the freedom of breastfeeding in public. The giant breast caused quite the stir in Shoreditch on Sunday with many locals taking to social media to report their unexpected sighting, which ultimately resulted in the trending of #freethefeed. It is a fact that a vast number of mothers...

‘Oh that’s a smart jacket’, no literally, it’s a smart jacket

Posted by admin on 20th March 2017

Levi’s and Google have teamed up to create an interactive denim jacket which consists of ‘technology’ woven into the fabric of the sleeves. Once the wearer connects the jacket via Bluetooth to their smart phone, they will be able to control key functions by brushing or tapping the cuff of the sleeve. For example, double tap to start or stop music from your phone. A subtle vibration will alert you of any incoming calls or messages. Telling people you have smart fibres of technology woven into your jacket sounds a bit crazy and I’m sure you’ll be given a couple of side-eyes. But this time next year it might be...

Garden Bridge

Posted by admin on 9th March 2017

An idea from Actress Joanna Lumley that was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, proposes a 367 meter long Garden Bridge for pedestrians over the River Thames. The bridge was granted planning permission on the grounds that it would not detract from current views. Situated between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridge, this landmark will be creating new perspectives of the city to the public. Pedestrians can look West towards the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye and East towards St. Paul’s and the City. However, constructing this bridge seems harder than anyone would have imagined. With a bit of political drama here and there, the bridge’s...

Good ol’ Ginny

Posted by admin on 16th February 2017

London is kicking off the third annual Gin tour this month, as the Tobacco Dock will be hosting before the tour moves onto York. Described as one of the ‘Top 10 things to do’ by Timeout, there will be master classes and industry experts with all hands on deck to get you feeling gintastic! All the bars operate on a token system, so cash out as many tokens as you can get and work your way around the place sampling Gin from around the world. But don’t worry, there will be plenty of nibbles to take you through the day so you don’t get stone cold knocked out. And for the newbies, you’ll be able to get all...

ALL HAIL HOCKNEY

Posted by Simon on 13th February 2017

David Hockney, Britain's most popular and influential artist has returned for his most comprehensive exhibition yet.  Anchored by his graphic brilliance and lifted by his wit and optimism, the retrospective survey of painting, drawing, print, photography and video at Tate Britain is moving as well as visually enchanting. Above all, the man’s work is hugely accessible and engaging: “People want meaning in life. That’s a desperate need, and images can help. Unfortunately there is within modern art a contempt for people . . . I do want to make a picture that has meaning for a lot of...

Horses Running the Streets of London

Posted by admin on 7th February 2017

Inspired by the success that Formula One and Cycling has accomplished, by taking place across many international cities, Horse racing around the iconic parts of London city is assumed to follow as successful. Plans for a global city Horse racing event have commenced, with London to be one of many cities to host the event. Back in 1174, during the reign of Henry II, the first ever British recorded Horse race took place in central London. Since then, the only Horses on the streets of London have been from the Horseguards Parade or the Metropolitan Police. City Racing and GAG 403 Limited have both bid to the British Horseracing...

Sunny side up

Posted by Simon on 24th January 2017

Josef Albers was a Modernist master and a Bauhaus pioneer. He famously painted a lot of geometric abstracts in his homage to the square series. The current show of his work at David Zwirner in Grafton Street is dedicated to his particular obsession with yellow, orange and gold. Each canvas features diminishing soft-toned squares, overlapping and vanishing, all in the same configuration: big square, medium square, little square. It all shows how singular, driven, ordered and monomaniacal he was in his quest for pure geometry, pure colour, pure art. That’s what elevates this above...

Autism Empathy Kit

Posted by admin on 17th January 2017

A graduate from the Royal College of Arts has created an Empathy Kit which allows people to experience how individuals with Autism deal with day to day life.  Heeju Kim, designed a kit containing strangely shaped lollipops, a head set and earphones. Each out of the 6 lollipops make it hard to talk as it restricts your tongue from different movements. The headset is attached to a smartphone, by which you will need to download the app she designed called Autism Empathy Tools,  which alters what you are able to see by restricting or obscuring vision. The earphones amplify nearby sound so that hearing is oversensitive....

BAD ASS BALDESSARI

Posted by Simon on 9th January 2017

The world's most respected conceptual artist John Baldessari opens a new London show on January 10th. The legendary californian, who turns 86 this year, has been creating witty, deceptively casual splices of images and text for decades, is working with a simple concept for this exhibition: a series of Hollywood film stills each paired with a painting by Spanish surrealist Joan Miró.   Miro, and Life, in General, at Marian Goodman in Soho, continues Baldessari's investigation into the history of painting. Each work features a detail from one particular Miro...

Deptford Yard Market

Posted by admin on 3rd January 2017

Deptford’s old Grade II listed railway carriage ramp has been restored and opened as a market. The fourteen railway arches and the ramp is home to a variety of local and independent businesses offering a place to eat, drink and shop.  To name a few, boutique homeware shop Win & Ruby, ethical hair salon The Box, African clothing stalls Gita’s Portal and Be London, Little Nan’s, Mama’s Jerk, The Cheese Truck and Frankie goes to Bollywood are amongst others located in the market. The market is a series of projects planned to develop the Deptford area. Offering space to a variety of businesses, the market will...

Black Rock

Posted by admin on 21st December 2016

Some can get fed up of all the bubbly being handed out during the festivities leading up to Christmas. Down in Shoreditch lies a Whiskey bar with a huge18ft English oak tree trunk table that incorporates a river of Whiskey. You can have your Whiskey straight or if you’d prefer, you can mix it up by trying something from their Whiskey infused cocktail menu. Especially catered to the Whiskey connoisseurs in London, the guys at Black Rock know their stuff when it comes to the beverage and offer advice on which ones to try based on your preference. You’ll most probably see a couple of bottles of Whiskey you’ve never seen...

Colourful Trail

Posted by admin on 16th December 2016

Seventeen of London’s bridges will be colourfully lit up to illuminate the River Thames. The Artist, Leo Villareal, is very well known for his iconic light sculpturing of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, and has designed the lighting for each bridge across the Thames. Leo focuses on using and transforming public space into Art and is internationally known for his site-specific architectural works and light sculptures. This £20m project will aim to bring the presence of the river back to life for visitors and residents. Sadiq Khan expresses his positivity towards the project and says it will be ‘a major contribution to...

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL ART!

Posted by Simon on 9th December 2016

Dazzling. Outrageous. Challenging. Iconoclastic. Iconic. Controversial. Exhilarating. Transcending. Provoking. Offensive. Confusing.        Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg was an American painter and graphic artist, whose experimental approach expanded the traditional boundaries of art, opening up completely new avenues of exploration for future artists. He aggressively merged the realms of kitsch and fine art, employing both traditional media and found objects within his "combines" by inserting appropriated photographs and urban detritus...

Freezing Christmas

Posted by admin on 8th December 2016

A five metre tall Christmas tree glows beautifully at night while trapped in a giant ice box. Well it looks like a giant ice box, but it’s all an optical illusion. British artist, Alex Chinneck, trapped the Christmas tree in a two tonne block of resin. And at night, 1,200 lights glow brightly through the resin, as it stands seven meters tall. But it doesn’t stop there. Surrounding the sculpture are puddles made from 250kg of clear wax, made to look like the ice sculpture is melting. Chinneck is famously known for his architectural installations featuring optical illusions. He has designed and installed pieces such as...

Do Artists Make Better Gallerists?

Posted by admin on 29th November 2016

Artsy presents an on-going series discovering galleries, run by the artists themselves, from around the world. Starting off its journey from the Bay area in the US, the series of articles interview a range of artists about their project spaces and what inspired them to take back control of their own work. ...

Mixing Business With Pleasure

Posted by admin on 24th November 2016

The Old Marylebone Town Hall is known for its Rock ‘n’ Roll weddings, as it has hosted for Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Liam Gallagher. First opened in 1920, the Grade II-listed building will be home to the students of the London Business School. However, Westminster Council will continue to conduct Weddings, Civil Partnerships and Council meetings. With a £60 million refurbishment deal, the school has taken a 35 year renewable lease. Designed by the British architecture, Sir Edwin Cooper, the scheduled opening in Autumn 2017 will exhibit a contemporary interior, with a revamp of the exterior architectural detail of...

GALLERY 46 | TOPOPHOBOPHILIA AND THE HOUSE FULL OF FEMALE ARTISTS

Posted by admin on 23rd November 2016

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HOUSE OF VOLTAIRE

Posted by Simon on 21st November 2016

London non–profit art gallery Studio Voltaire presents a new flagship London store in the heart of Mayfair at 31 Cork St from 18 November to 18 December 2016. Selling artworks, limited edition prints and exclusive homewares, clothing and objects by world–renowned artists and designers, all proceeds directly support Studio Voltaire's exhibition and education programmes. Shoppers can find exclusive new artist and designer made products including; limited edition blankets by Michael Craig Martin; dining sets by Linder; a hand–tufted wall hanging by Jim Lambie; Jeremy...

Cole Cat

Posted by Simon on 14th November 2016

East London-born photographer Emmanuel Cole began snapping the city after his uncle helped him buy his first DSLR back in 2011. 146,000 followers later, Emmanuel has become one of the city's top 'grammers and is known for his intimate and gritty documentary-style portraits of inner-city London life. From the streets of Brixton to Notting Hill, the train tracks of Bermondsey to the alleyways of Soho, this is one urban photographer every Londoner needs to take notice of....

Día de los Muertos

Posted by admin on 1st November 2016

Translated into English, The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday mainly celebrated in the central and southern regions of Mexico. The celebration begins when gates of heaven are opened at midnight on the 31st October, allowing the spirits of all deceased children to reunite with their families for 24 hours, before the spirits of the adults join. The festivities include decorated alters with candles, ceramic skulls, photographs of the loved ones and their favourite foods and treats.   The ritual has been practiced for more than 3000 years, and was first discovered by the Spaniards when they landed in Mexico and...

A Deeper Understanding

Posted by admin on 17th October 2016

Today (Monday 17th October ) professor Stephen Hawking will be speaking at Imperial College London about his understanding of black holes. No doubt he will also be talking about his recently published book 'Soft hair on black holes' which will most definitely bring us one step closer to comprehending the ins and outs of black holes, and the black hole information paradox. It is unequivocally worth going to as, his international reputation aside, he has been forced to reschedule this talk twice already due to his poor health conditions and who knows when you will get another chance to see one of the worlds...

Roundhouse comes full circle

Posted by Simon on 12th October 2016

The venerable Roundhouse in Old London Town's very own Chalk Farm has now fully completed its restoration. Its notorious history as a counter-cultural and avant-garde venue started over 50 years ago when, as a former Gin Factory, it hosted the launch of the International Times. Since then it has enjoyed a fabulously colourful, psychedlic reputation as a place to expand one's cultural horizons. Everybody with anything interesting to say has performed there. CEO and Artistic Director Marcus Davey has brought the venue back to its former glory to become what, the Sunday...

Exposed to Brutalism

Posted by Simon on 5th October 2016

What do you think of when you hear the architectural term ‘Brutalism’?  Simon Phipps is ready to challenge all your preconceptions of the Brutalist building in his solo exhibition in London: BÉTON BRUT on at the Foundry Gallery in Chelsea until October 27th. BÉTON BRUT showcases a new series of architectural photographs screen printed in monochrome onto brushed aluminium. Phipps' careful selection of materials for his work captures one of the properties of Brutalism, ‘its not concerned with the material, but the quality of the material, what can that material do?’ The...

Autonomy – Gallery 46 Opening

Posted by admin on 8th September 2016

Autonomy by definition is the right to self govern or freedom from external control. Autonomy finds its roots in the Greek autonomia ‘independent, living by one’s own laws’.This was shown perfectly in an amalgamation of arts during a magnificent evening to mark the open the new Londonewcastle project space – Gallery 46 at Whitechapel. Gallery 46 is housed in a pair of newly renovated Georgian houses in the grounds of Whitechapel Hospital, and is set over 3 floors and 8 rooms giving a sense of intrigue as you climb higher to discover the depths of the building and the art within. The...

Grumpy Goat

Posted by admin on 6th September 2016

Sometimes when you wake up, dont have time for your morning coffee, its raining outside and you miss your morning bus you feel like the world is against you. Well spare a thought for these villagers who were physically molested, psychologically abused and basically emasculated by billy the goat. Although we at londonewcastle are proud humanitarians we cant help but wander if the goat is in fact the re-incarnation of Ivan The Terrible, Stalin or perhaps Genghis Khan himself such is his verocity and hunger for pure destruction.  The video which has gone viral on youtube shows a man being repetedly headbutted...

£5 billion

Posted by admin on 25th August 2016

£5 billion is a lot of money. Difficult to conceptualise even. To put this sum into context it is the equivalent value of three Manchester Uniteds or nine olympic size swimming pools. The most expensive yacht in the world- eclipse, is estimated to cost somewhere in the region of £1.2 billion leaving considerable pocket change for several private planes and an island of your choosing. So that being said can TV rights to host football for the next three years really be worth this amount and how can this be justified? There are some 27 million households in the UK. This would require us all to spend...

Heavy Thinking

Posted by Simon on 11th August 2016

If you are keen to follow up on the great feature in our in-house publication, L&N, or you're simply a concrete enthusiast, there are a number of fascinating books out currently with Brutalism as their subject matter. Our friends at Modern House are big fans of Barnabas Calder's Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism.   An interesting global perspective is given by Christopher Beanland over 200 pages in Concrete Concept. This book has by far the most Brutal cover design. This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick is very scholarly and hugely comprehensive but...

A dinner to die for….

Posted by admin on 8th August 2016

I am frequently asked what would be my last meal here on earth had I been sentenced to death on the electric chair or by some form of lethal injection. It is a question I dont take lightly as I have often contemplated it in private and there are several considerations.  My Conclusion To Start Pancakes wrapped with seared foie gras, caviar, sour cream and onions seasoned with himalayan rock salt Main Course Giant alaskan king crab garnished in truffle butter bisque served on a bed of assorted yellowtail, tuna and salmon carpaccio with a side of spiced jerusalem articoke french...

BMW Art Cars park up in Shoreditch

Posted by admin on 1st August 2016

As part of BMW's sponsorship of the London Olympics, the brand has brought their **Art Cars** to a brutalist multi-storey car park in Shoreditch. It's co-hosted by the ICA and their touch shows in the cool, minimalist staging. It's the first time in 35 years of the programme that the cars have been to the UK and they are only here for 2 weeks – so we would advise a visit before the show closes on 4th August. There are 16 cars in the exhibition which span international road and race cars from 1975 to 2010. The vehicles might be highlights alone for car fanatics (3.0CSLs, Z1, M3s, 850CSI, 635CSIs, M1,...

ART TRUMPS HATE IN LONDON

Posted by Simon on 29th July 2016

Just to prove that not all american men are totally insane, there is currently a bunch of amazing activity in London from some of the best artistic talent in the US of A. First up, Ethan Hawke plays legendary troubled jazz trumpeter, Chet Baker in a cracking new bio-pic movie. Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is the subject of a DVD release- Look at the Pictures- that is a surprisingly brutal examination of his life. Controversial, hugely charismatic with immense ability, he is shown as fragile, manipulative and often petty. Pioneering Master photographer, William...

Londonewcastle Newspaper L&N- Available Now

Posted by admin on 25th July 2016

Londonewcastle are proud to publish the first edition of their newspaper L&N covering an eclectic array of topics. Would you like to know which factors motivated acclaimed brutalist architect Erno Goldfinger? Are you keen to find out what the inimitable interior designer Ab Rogers would take with him on a desert island? Have you run out of ideas of things to do in London? Do you know what meanwhile use is? Or perhaps you fancy a holiday cycling around Japan? All this and more is covered in our first edition. Email us at info@londonewcastle.co.uk to obtain your hard copy...

A 100 Year Life

Posted by admin on 21st July 2016

Last Tuesday my grandfather reached the remarkable milestone of a hundred years. During his lifetime he has witnessed the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Republic, Two World Wars, man stepping foot on the moon, the advent of the internet, television, mobile phone and numerous other technological innovations. The next generation of youngsters born today are more likely than ever to be living for well over a century. Whilst immortality remains to be seen as science fiction at least for the time being we explore the implications of living longer in an increasingly complex society. Artificial...

SKATE SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD

Posted by admin on 1st July 2016

There are various skate spots around the world, mostly secluded away from the general public. Below we handpick some iconic locations.   STAIRS We start our journey in Southern California, Los Angeles. Hollywood High is where one of the most famed 16 stairs lies, parallel to a 12 set. it has been skated by few but is on the bucket list for many. it has featured in Push magazine and even been re-created virtualy on the 'skater' app and the very popular game 'Skate 3'. We then move north to the legendary 'Wallenberg' in San Fransisco. A massive 4 set sits...

82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

Posted by Simon on 28th June 2016

This summer, David Hockney makes a welcome return to the Royal Academy with a remarkable and masterful new body of work.  Embracing portraiture with a renewed creative vigour, he offers an intimate snapshot of the LA art world and the people who have crossed his path over the last two years.  Returning to Los Angeles in 2014 after the death of his assistant, he slowly began to return to the quiet contemplation of portraiture. Over the months that followed, he became absorbed by the genre and invited sitters from all areas of his life into his studio. His subjects – all friends, family and...

Game on

Posted by Simon on 20th June 2016

Setting the pace, and just in time for the summer (?) and the Olympics in Brazil, is the current super-trend for sportswear. For men and for women, and from track-star zip-ups to slouchy strides, this represents a welcome and democratic change-up in our style and in our...

Brexit, Homophobia, Hoolaganism & Donald Trump

Posted by admin on 14th June 2016

Reading the news over the past week has been a bleak experience. Humanity continues to divide itself along partisan lines on the basis of our collective imagination. Lines not perceptible from space that have long been carved out divide one nation with another and pit us against them. A deity which supposedly values all human life and teaches love and kindness towards our fellow man is ignored by those whose ideas and values our different to those who believe in it. A declaration of independence which claims that all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness applies to all except those...

Call me by my name: Voices of the Calais camp

Posted by admin on 13th June 2016

From the onset this exhibit was bound to be a play on the heartstrings. A platform laden with clay figurines all walking in unison immediately placed focus on the humanity aspect of the event. Gallery 1 only added to this as 10 pedestals were topped with the life jackets worn by the migrants during their journey accross the Channel, each one being in fact a life undoubtedly struck a chord with several teary eyed visitors. On the walls of Gallery 1 & 2 were select photographs and portraits of the Calais camp community. Each image telling its own narrative and capturing the spirit of those featurted....

Call me by my name

Posted by admin on 10th June 2016

 “Don’t worry tonight we caught you but try again tomorrow and you might be fine”. The migration museum relates individual stories of migrants attempting to cross the border and the problems they face along the way. All the artists have been in Calais which gives the exposition a unique point of view that only very few can offer.     The exhibition features compelling works of art by artists, refugees, camp residents and volunteers who have all been to the ‘Jungle’ as it is often termed.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go to the Museum and be a part of...

LONDON FESTIVAL SEASON KICK OFF

Posted by Simon on 7th June 2016

Festivals start in London this weekend. Field Day, up first, in Victoria Park.  Run by Dan Crouch who was our neighbour (and host!) at the Owl & Pussycat on Redchurch. Highlights will include Skepta, Four Tet, Floating Points, James Blake, Air and PJ Harvey, making a rare, but very welcome, headlining appearance on Sunday night. Across the tracks at Hyde Park on July 1st, the mightly Massive Attack headline. Expect another batch of incredible new music from them, around that time...

The Greatest 1942-2016

Posted by admin on 6th June 2016

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”   Mohammed Ali was perhaps the greatest sportsman of the last century but to describe him as a boxer would be to do him a disservice. He was a fighter, a renegade, a poet and a civil rights campaigner. What resonated with me when I watched the numerous documentaries...

Summer Art openings

Posted by Simon on 2nd June 2016

Both the Serpentine and the Tate Modern have big launches coming up over the next couple of weeks. At the Serpentine, the (new) Pavillion and the Summer Houses both open on the 10th. Currently, the exhibition is of the master Alex Katz's delicate, yet powerful paintings, done as he enters the final phase of his life.. The upcoming launch of the extension to the Tate Modern by Herzog de Meuron is however, buzzing the entire artworld. Go there as soon as you can to marvel at the...

Carl Sagan- A Pale New Dot

Posted by admin on 1st June 2016

On February 14th 1990 Voyager spacecraft looked back at earth from a distance of 3.1 billion miles and took a picture now widely celebrated as the “Pale Blue Dot”. It shows the earth as a barely distinguishable speck of dust surrounded by vast cosmic darkness. Carl Sagan a leading astronomer and philosopher discussed this picture eloquently in his series Cosmos. An excerpt is below From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love,...

THE 1-2-3-4 Festival

Posted by admin on 25th May 2016

Londonewcastle are proud sponsors of……   THE 1-2-3-4 FESTIVAL Four stages of original Innovators and the new breed. THREE MILLS ISLAND, London // Sat 3rd September 2016 THE CRIBS / THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN / SPECTOR / CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS / THE WYTCHES / TOY / GANG OF FOUR / MILK TEETH / TELEGRAM / BO NINGEN / SAINT LEONARD’S HORSES / NANCY PANTS / CLAW MARKS /  VIRGIN KIDS / LOVE BUZZARD / PHOBOPHOBES / USA NAILS / NOVA TWINS / TEN FÉ / D/R/U/G/S DJ SET / BLINDERS / CROWS / TEENAGE MOTHERS / PINS / SHAME / THEE MVP’S / STRANGE CAGES / GIANT BURGER /...

Punk 76-78

Posted by Simon on 23rd May 2016

If you haven't visited the national institution that is the British Library at St Pancras, this exhibition is a great opportunity to do so. Along with an amazing collection of punk fanzines, flyers, recordings and record sleeves, there is also a Pop-up punk shop. In the grand entrance hall, the shop is packed with vinyl, t-shirts, prints, books and exclusive prints by legendary music photographer Sheila Rock. You can also have your picture taken in a photo booth and experience the 70s listening booth, kindly lent to the Library by the Mick Jones of the Clash. Picture of Debbie...

East End Print Fair

Posted by Simon on 19th May 2016

The East End Print Fair 2016 is well worth a sunny afternoon visit this weekend. Great work available to buy from the likes of Felicity Taylor and David Shand. Also, some intricate and intriguing views from Maptrail.   Saturday 21st May 2016 10-5pm    Sunday 22nd May 2016 10-5pm At the FOUNT London Courtyard Railway Arches, 358-360  Westgate Street, London E8 3RN Just 5 minutes away from Broadway Market and London Fields, opposite Netil...

Beards- Insanity or Vanity

Posted by admin on 17th May 2016

Once considered the relic of a bygone era, appropriate attire for either fishermen, rabbis, pirates or pornographers, the ubiquitous crumb catcher has made a remarkable comeback in parts of the capital with some barbers in trendy parts of East London charging hipsters twenty quid a pop to have their man hair shaved, sculpted and styled much to the opprobrium of an anonymous Londonewcastle employee. The unnamed individual, a harsh critic of beards has gone on record lamenting that “if I see any more barber shops in Shoreditch or cupcake shops in Primrose Hill I swear I’m going to burn the f*****g place to the...

Londonewcastle England Starting XI

Posted by admin on 17th May 2016

Londonewcaslte employees selected Roy Hodgsons England team this week and there was a definite North London bias with no fewer than six of the starting eleven coming from North London clubs. Controversially Vicki Green & David Barnett picked England talismen Rooney & Kane up front ahead of in form Jamie Vardy.  Our Full Line Up is listed below GK- Jo Hart DL- Chris Smalling DC- Nathaniel Clyne DC- Danny Rose DR- Kyle Walker ML- Jack Wilshere MC- Delle Alli MC- Eric Dier MR- Adam Lallana FC- Harry Kane FC- Wayne...

Skepta-cism

Posted by Simon on 11th May 2016

Skepta is currently the hottest/coolest phenomenon in the universe of music.  Besides preparing his new grime album ‘Konnichiwa’ for release, he has been working/plotting with his besties Drake and Pharrell. Also nice is the fact that he leapt to number seven in this year’s GQ Best Dressed list after he announced that he has destroyed all of his Gucci in favour of sportswear. His moody insight is legendary: ‘’All the other rappers around me aren’t saying anything worthwhile. They’re lost in rap: all they do is tell you they’re a sick MC and they’re better...

Khans Housing Pledges For London

Posted by admin on 9th May 2016

Today Sadiq Khan begins his tenure as new Mayor of London. Below, we review his proposed mandate and what this may mean to Londons housing market. As would be expected of any incumbent Mayor, Khans priority will be to deliver more housing for Londoners given the current shortfall of genuinely affordable housing that exist across the capital. Khan has promised to set up an independent agency called “Homes For London” which will be tasked with the role of delivering new homes. Site procurement we are told will come mainly through publicly owned brownfield sites as it is understood that...

XL Catlin Art Prize 2016 : Celebrating it’s double digit birthday

Posted by admin on 6th May 2016

Arriving at the gallery the space seemed to have a hubub of excitement in the air as not only the nominees listed on the foyer wall vouched for the award, the event marks XL Catlin Art Prize 2016 10th birthday. Walking through to the first gallery I was met with a fantastical sight of Jamie Fitzpatrick's pieces. A suspended revolving birdcage adorned with plastic pigeon figurines beside a wax totem of regal busts with pinocchio esque noses left me bamboozled at the creative talent that must be emerging from the city's art schools. Next was Jude Crilly's neon focused piece, with a green neon light glowing...

Beigel Joy

Posted by Simon on 4th May 2016

All this depressing mutter of anti-semitism drove us out of the house in the wee small hours of Sunday morning for a couple of genuine bagels. Down to Brick Lane, just 2 mins from both our Huntingdon and Fleet Street Hill sites. To keep up the peace and harmony theme we had one each from Beigel Bake and Beigel Shop. There's much debate over which of the Brick Lane bagel shops is better: The Yellow One or The White One.  And you'll find patrons fiercely defending their choices with arguments including: The Yellow One has been here longer (over a century longer, in...

Amazing Odds

Posted by admin on 4th May 2016

On Monday Leicester City won the premier League title for the first time in their 132 year history. At the start of the season they were one of the favourites for relegation and were 5,000-1 outsiders to win. This means the following scenarios were considered more likely according to Paddy Power- Bono to become the next pope (1,000-1) Danny Welbeck as the next James Bond (500-1) Kim Kardashian to win Nobel peace prize (500-1) Kate and Wills next child to be named Boris (100-1) Katie Price to win the Nobel prize for literature (100-1) US president to confirm without doubt the existence of alternative intelligent life after 2020...

Giant Buses Of The Future

Posted by admin on 3rd May 2016

Land Airbus is a proposed new system of public transportation which will enable traffic to move alongside or even underneath it. Using a cantilevered aerodynamic structure which moves along a system of train tracks the new buses will enable traffic flows underneath them while passengers sit on upper levels and gaze out at the views; this system therefore can be integrated into the existing system of overground traffic without causing any disruption. Once approved each bus will provide capacity for 300 passengers and each will have a unique vista to the city as there will be glass paneling throughout the upper deck. Although the...

Mapping London’s Population

Posted by admin on 25th April 2016

London’s population has now reached its highest recorded levels since 1939. At 8.6 million people, London’s population surpasses that of several small countries; in fact, if London were considered as a separate nation state it would be the 96th most populous on the plant, surpassing that of Wales and Scotland combined. The maps above, courtesy of The Guardian newspaper demonstrate just how large London is.  Of course the benefits of a growing population such as an increased intellectual, social and cultural capital and a broader ideas base should be considered in relation to...

Jazz Hands

Posted by Simon on 18th April 2016

Miles Davis’ inspirational music is still being appreciated. As is his influence on culture and fashion. Davis himself wasn’t easy. Nor was he the most humble about his musical sway. At a White House dinner in 1987, the jazz musician was asked what he’d done to deserve to be there. Davis replied, “Well, I’ve changed music five or six times.” He was right. The new film Miles Ahead, produced, co-written, directed by and starring Don Cheadle, is giving a new audience a fresh take on a period in the 1970s of the musician’s career. Out on...

Nomadic Community Gardens

Posted by admin on 18th April 2016

Meanwhile Use- “the temporary use of vacant buildings or land for a socially beneficial purpose until such a time that they can be brought back into commercial use again. It makes practical use of the ‘pauses’ in property processes, giving the space over to uses that can contribute to quality of life and better places whilst the search for a commercial use is ongoing.” Over a bank holiday weekend last May, Nomadic Community Gardens opened its doors at our vacant site in Fleet St Hill. In the months that have ensued the area has been transformed from a once neglected wasteland into a transportable...

5000-1. The Unlikely Rise of Leicester City

Posted by admin on 11th April 2016

In 2013 this happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxeDIQZ33VA. The following season Leicester City bounced back and gained promotion to the Premier League. The season after that, relegation back to the championship seemed inevitable, they remained firmly rooted to the bottom of the table with 19 points after 29 games but a remarkable turnaround, which saw them win seven of their nine remaining game and kept them afloat. Then remarkably in the summer their manager, Nigel Pearson, who had guided them to Premier League safety was sacked and the tinkerman as he is affectionately known was brought in as his permanent...

Ape Forgets Medication: An exhibit of Treyfs and Artknacks

Posted by admin on 11th April 2016

A writer, journalist, essayist, film-maker and now an artist. It seems any anticipation Jonathan Meades must have felt in delving into the art world dissolved as he welcomed visitors to his premier art exhibition. Guests were met with a life size likeness of Jonathan adorning the gallery reception wall, the mood was set. Carefully balanced pieces of neutral tones, textured, intense and somewhat lurid colour hung beside each other. Very much a trip for the eyes. In relation to the atmosphere there was a definite air of intelligence and eccentricity from the visitors, high profile arts world figures and...

ARTY PARTIES

Posted by Simon on 8th April 2016

A trio of first rate, typically London, Art happenings are about to spring up on us. From today, you can preview the annual Royal College of Art, fund-raising exhibition, Secret. You can then buy an original Art postcard for £55 but you are only able to find out who the artist is after you have bought it!  Some of those who have contributed a postcard include Jeremy Deller, Steve McQueen and Damon Albarn.  From Tuesday 12th April, until the end of the summer, Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979, is on exhibition...

If The World Were 100 People

Posted by admin on 4th April 2016

The following are data excerpted from GOOD Magazine which has dissected the worlds 7 billion people into one hundred to highlight inequalities in wealth, population distribution, access to clean water and to education. Below are some of the salient statistics- 60 people would live in Asia exceeding the number of people living in Europe, Africa & the Americas combined by a margin of 10 people. There would only be five native English speakers, one less than the number of Spanish speakers and less than half the number of mandarin speakers (these account for around 12 people). The 70 people that do not speak Mandarin, Spanish, English,...

London’s Housing Market- A 30 Year Perspective

Posted by admin on 29th March 2016

What will London’s Housing Market Look Like In 30 Years? Will the current generation of twenty somethings become a nation of renters? Will London’s boundaries increase beyond the M25? Will property prices have quadrupled? Of course no-one has a crystal ball but we try to answer some of these questions below. The trend over the past few years across the capital has been an involuntary tenure shift away from owner occupation towards private renting as is prevalent in other European economies such as Germany. In the short to medium term we believe that this trend will continue unabated as evidenced in Price Waterhouse Coopers...

Spring Has Sprung!

Posted by admin on 21st March 2016

Winter is officially over as yesterday marked the equinox, the day in which the sun passed the celestial equator and transitioned from North to South. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet as the sun lies perpendicular to both hemispheres so our friends in Addis Ababa, Siberia, Yucatan & Mumbai are each experiencing days of equal lengths. On Sunday March 27th clocks will go forward in the UK meaning there will be an additional hour of daylight for us all although this is of course a matter of preference rather than one of astrological significance. Below are some of the ways that...

Brits

Posted by admin on 23rd February 2016

Brit Awards this Wed night. Not much point guessing who will win the best female solo artist this year but the best male is a much more interesting contest. First of all, 4 out of the 5 are dance artists. Brilliant that legend Aphex Twin made the list of nominees.The running though is really between pretty boys (and hair-a-likes!) Jamie XX and Mark Ronson. We're kinda rooting for old mate, MR, who smashed it big time in the US. But both are well deserving. Good luck to...

The London Divide- Part One, North v South.

Posted by admin on 22nd February 2016

We asked two Londonewcastle employees who will remain anonymous about the much debated “North-South Divide” & why they felt their side of the river was better -Anonymous, Sales & Marketing, South Londoner-   You get considerably more for your money in South London & the people are far less arrogant and more down to earth. Greenwich (home of Greenwich Mean Time) is one of my favourite areas. It has a quaint maritime feel to it and has some amazing pubs, restaurants and bars. The Royal Observatory houses London’s only planetarium and is great for stargazing. Greenwich...

Neverended: A 10 Year Retrospect

Posted by admin on 17th February 2016

On entering the space the mood is instantly urban with an amazing array of pieces. Feature pieces such as Wings by Jim Vision seemed to capture may a visitor, some taking prime position in the centre to take a photo. Every wall is adorned with a fragment of street art history making this a must see event for anyone into the scene.  Complete with a dj spinning some old skool tunes this makes for a great evening for reminiscing and taking a trip through the evolution of urban art.  The event has now been extended until Saturday 5th...

Performing for the Camera

Posted by admin on 15th February 2016

Another great show at the Tate Modern opens this coming Thursday. Performing for the Camera features many of the women photographers who have pushed the boundaries of modern art. Francesca Woodman and Yayoi Kusama star. As does the superb Cindy...

A Flavour of The World

Posted by admin on 15th February 2016

I came across Lenny and her husband Henk whilst on holiday in Costa Rica. They had been travelling up and down the country for several days and had visited numerous other exotic destinations over the course of their lifetime. Lennys husband runs an indoor skydiving company and Lenny is a professional photographer and creative.   Her latest creation is a unique cookbook inspired by diverse people she has met during her travels. The book asked 51 people of different nationalities to write down the recipes for their favourite national dish and adorn the ingredient on their heads that Lenny then...

Tame Impala

Posted by admin on 9th February 2016

Psych-Disco-Popsters Tame Impala are in town this coming weekend to play Ally Pally. Ace tune: Remix by David and Stef Soulwax of Let it Happen. Not so tame video: The Less I know the Better (Over 18s only if you don't...

Best Of The US

Posted by admin on 8th February 2016

In celebration of 50th anniversary of superbowl we expore all things American, and some of our favourite celebrieties from across the pond   Kimye West is the term colloquially referred to the power couple that is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Kanye West is a famous rap artist and producer and Kim Karashian is a reality TV celebrity and socialite. They have two sons- Saint West & North West.   Donald Trump Real estate mogul turned politician, Donald Trump surprised many when he announced he would be running for president. He has been a controversial figure during his campaign and...

How Most of Us Feel On Monday

Posted by admin on 8th February 2016

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Nomadic Community Gardens – Creating Communities @ Fleet St Hill

Posted by admin on 2nd February 2016

A beautiful short film that captures everything that a cohesive community should be! Doing great things – Nomadic Community Gardens down at Fleet Street Hill – check them...

Stop Feeding Your Monkey Bananas!

Posted by admin on 1st February 2016

Popularised images in Hollywood often show monkeys munching on bananas and have led to the widespread misconception that bananas form an integral part of a monkey’s main diet. This is a dangerous fallacy and one that has led to severe health problems in apes, which I recently discovered while on vacation in Costa Rica.   Whereas monkeys tend to inhabit the primary forest within canopies and seldom come close to the forest floor, this would place them in danger of becoming prey, bananas grow on the forest floor. This essentially means that monkeys do not come into contact with bananas in the...

Fantom

Posted by admin on 26th January 2016

Massive Attack, the country's musical conscience for the past 25 years, are releasing new material beginning next month.  A very strong return to top form. Tom Hingston, the man who recently devised the brand for our Rosebery Avenue apartments, has once again art directed the visuals for the cover. If you can, still try and get tickets for Massive's sold out gigs at Brixton Academy next week. In the meantime, download the incredible Fantom music making App that they have made freely...

London Collections Men

Posted by admin on 14th January 2016

LCM 2016, chaired by Dylan at GQ, was again a big success but two shows were stand out.  Oliver Spencer, who presented a A/W collection showcasing an Afrobeat-inspired array of garments inspired by drummer Ginger Baker's travels from London to Africa.  YMC beautifully captured the sensitive hippy/pretty boy aesthetic of songwriter Isaac...

It’s not all just ‘apples and pears’ – January markets

Posted by admin on 13th January 2016

I’ve always loved a market. Especially French ones. Whether it be nosing through a dirty old shoe box in a Parisian marche aux puces or wandering around their version of a carboot – the vides greniers, picking over old dolls heads. In France you’re always guaranteed to find a bargain. I think my best purchase was a set of 3 coolie lampshades, they cost me 5€, the same can be found on reclamation website, Retrouvius for a mere £45 each. I often think I should just become a market trader, load up a van of French bargains, but then I remember that I’m full of good ideas that I never follow through...

GOSH

Posted by admin on 6th January 2016

Awards season coming up. Expect Jamie XX's In Colour to feature as Best Album of last year. Rightly...

Star Wars- The Force Awakens

Posted by admin on 5th January 2016

To say I was anxious about the latest edition of the Star Wars saga would be an understatement. In the weeks leading up to the screening I had watched the first six episodes religiously much to the annoyance of my other half. I chose Everyman Cinema as the venue to watch it, which, in retrospect was an error of judgement, not so much that the quality or service of the cinema is sub-par, on the contrary, but rather because Star Wars demands to be seen in a setting with a gigantic screen and surround sound with the crescendo of the John Williams theme music blazing out and subtitles screening down the page as the screening...

Flippin’ Great – HB Shows us some Tricks

Posted by admin on 18th December 2015

Having recently watched the rather crazy documentary [‘All This Mayhem’][1] it was only a matter of time before we cornered our resident skateboarder, Harry, to show us all how it's done. As a child growing up, I'd always been envious of anyone who could flip a board. I could barely stand on one without it shooting off and me going ar!e over t?t. It just so happens that we have a board kicking around at LN towers. It's not a good one, I don't even think they make them like that these days (we're off down to [Slam City Skates][2] for a better model), but Harry being the dynamo that he is,...

Save Your Sanity – Shop Online

Posted by admin on 8th December 2015

Yep, you can run but you can’t hide, it’s fast approaching….The 25th December. It’ll soon be that time of year when you’re faced with running the gauntlet up and down Oxford Street on Christmas Eve. Pathetically hoping that suddenly you’ll be inspired beyond that gift box from Space NK. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. This year we’ve been scouring the internet since November, so you could say that we’re prepared! One of our favourite sites ‘du jour,’ is the arts journal and print shop ‘ They Made This’ Not only is...

Londonewcastle Christmas Party

Posted by admin on 8th December 2015

Everyone was getting into the festive spirit last Thursday as Londonewcastle staff celebrated another successful year at the exclusive Cavendish gastro-pub in Marylebone.  Staff sporting festive jumpers were greeted by a champagne reception & enchanted by angelic carol singers adorning authentic Victorian costumes. A succulent three course Christmas meal was served comprising smoked salmon, pickled onion, pistachio butter and toasted rye bread to start, followed by roasted turkey, mini chipolatas, chestnuts & cranberry sauce and later a Christmas pudding soaked in brandy to for dessert. During the meal, guests were...

The force awakens this week…

Posted by admin on 7th December 2015

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Tis The Season To Drink Coffee….

Posted by admin on 1st December 2015

December has finally arrived and with it the unwarranted necessity for shamefully gluttonous binge eating and drinking, offensively garish jumpers, tacky decorations, "spiced" luke warm wine and if this wasn’t enough, a new trend has spread across the nation to fill us with Christmas cheer- the infamous Christmas coffee.  In this blog I will be exploring in depth what is on offer at competing coffee shops after extensive market research and much expense to my pocket and general health. These views are of course my personal views and do not reflect the views of Londonewcastle or any affiliated companies or...

LADYBIRD Warning: Adult Material

Posted by admin on 26th November 2015

Great relief to see that there is, at last, a new series of Ladybird books out. ''Perfect for weary adults dealing with modern life'' Time Out. My favourite was always, 'The...

Otto, The Skateboarding Dog

Posted by admin on 23rd November 2015

We would like to extend our congratulations to Otto the skateboarding dog who successfully broke the Guinness world record of the longest human tunnel travelled through by a dog on a skateboard. Otto had to paws for breath when the record was announced at the Yitzhak Rabin Park in Lima, Peru.  Ottos ability to skate through a human tunnel was discovered by accident, when he accidentally zipped through his owners legs unscathed. Otto has shot to fame and now has 44,306 likes on his facebook page. A notoriously gregarious character, he is renowned not only for his skating abilities but for skimboarding, sandboarding, paddling and...

Smashing Exhibition

Posted by admin on 19th November 2015

Last few weeks to see Ai Weiwei’s very moving show at the main galleries in the Royal Academy. Exhibiting brave, provocative and visionary works that embrace the immensity of these historic spaces, Weiwei is not only a major contemporary artist but also a cultural phenomenon.  Among the many, specifically created new works are a number of large-scale installations, as well as works showcasing everything from marble and steel to tea and glass. Curated in collaboration with his studio in Beijing, Ai Weiwei explores a multitude of challenging themes, drawing on his own experience to comment on creative freedom,...

La Marseillaise, 19.55 tonight

Posted by admin on 17th November 2015

Tremblez, tyrans et vous perfides        L'opprobre de tous les partis,                Tremblez ! vos projets parricides        Vont enfin recevoir leurs prix !               Vont enfin recevoir leurs prix !              Tout est soldat pour vous combattre    S'ils tombent, nos jeunes héros,        La terre en produit de nouveaux,        Contre vous tout prêts à se battre...

Paris/Kenya/Lebanon

Posted by admin on 16th November 2015

We are saddened by recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Kenya & Lebanon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected. As Londoners we pride ourselves on our diversity, liberalism and freedom of expression. These are universal values that we share with our Parisian counterparts and these are the values that perpetrators of last Fridays attack seek to obviate. In the face of such attacks we must unwaveringly continue to uphold these...

Dishoom, Shoreditch

Posted by admin on 10th November 2015

I finally got to try out the famous Bombay cafe that everyone has been raving about and I have to say I can totally see why – it is delicious. I went with a group of friends and the waitress advised us on how to choose our dishes (lots of smaller plates to share) so that we could all each get a real flavour of their food. None of us spoke whilst eating, which for us meant that the food was too good to stop and discuss. The flavours are so unique yet you really get the classic eastern tastes that are lacking so much from a lot if Indian restaurants.  The decor of the restaurant itself was stunning, I felt like I...

London In Maps

Posted by admin on 9th November 2015

London as a leading global city is now on course to have an unprecedented population exceeding 8.6 million that was last recorded in 1939. Reams of fascinating and unusual data exists showcasing demographic trends. We have taken a look at three of our favourite maps courtesy of mappinglondon.co.uk. Football Tribes of London This map attempts to reconcile parts of London through the local population allegiances to different clubs within the city. Although not taking into account migratory trends across London it nonetheless provides an interesting snapshot. According to the map Watford FC who after an excellent start to the...

Balfron the Bold

Posted by admin on 2nd November 2015

Diverse, intelligent discourse about Brutalism seems to be coming thick and fast. As one of the guardians of Balfron Tower's future (one which was previously very uncertain), we welcome the change of pace.  ‘It feels like there’s something in the air,’ says National Trust’s London creative director Joseph Watson, who says the organisation has noticed a sea-change in attitudes, particularly among urban audiences, as it begins to think more seriously about post-war architecture itself. Perhaps one factor for the change in attitudes, he says, is that with the passage of time brutalist architecture...

Balfron the beautiful

Posted by admin on 21st October 2015

Graphic Designer Robert Shaw has created a self-initiated series of posters out of his love for architecture.  ‘Magnificent’ and ‘Modern’ show some of his favourite buildings. The Magnificent set features the buildings he was in awe of when visiting the great northern cities, such as Manchester Town Hall by Alfred Waterhouse. The Modern set highlights heroic architecture from post-war Britain including Ernö Goldfinger’s concrete cliff-face in Poplar – Balfron Tower (the younger sister of Trellick Tower). Born near Huddersfield and raised in Manchester, Robert studied at...

Atariya – Serious Sushi – Japanese for Delicious!

Posted by admin on 20th October 2015

[Atariya][1], my local sushi eatery has now become something of a pilgrimage for North Londoners like myself. Located on Fairfax Road, Swiss Cottage which runs off the cacophonic Finchley Road, sandwiched unobtrusively between Thackeray Court & “Think Rugs….Think Wood….Think Woodenfloors.Uk.Com” you could be forgiven for passing Atariya’s unassuming white frontage without paying too much attention to the melange of Japanese culinary delights that await you within.    My wife and I joke that we frequent the establishment so often we are putting the owner’s children through...

Stylist Live, Business Design Centre London

Posted by admin on 20th October 2015

Being a huge fan of the weekly Stylist magazine, when tickets for Stylist Live went on sale a few weeks back I had to purchase a pair for myself and my friend to go. We had a brilliant time and walked away with plenty of freebies. Upon entering we were greeted by Edith Bowman who gave us a free bag and a voucher to get a glass of champagne. To begin with we went to an Anxiety workshop with inspirational speaker and therapist Jody Shield. After half an hour we left feeling enlightened and relaxed after hearing tips on how to deal with anxiety and a 10 minute meditation session. The rest of the day was spent walking around...

Mears Ashby Hall, Northamptonshire

Posted by admin on 13th October 2015

Londonewcastle were fortunate enough to stay in the beautiful Mears Ashby Hall, located in the countryside of Northamptonshire.  Ready to meet and greet us at the front door was our butler Martin, who was with us for the rest of our stay and took care of any requests. After some lunch in the garden we were all ready to get started on some activities. As we were on farmland there was really only one thing we could do – clay pigeon shooting. We all really enjoyed this as some were complete beginners and others had taken part before. We were briefed before and had an [instructor][1] with us the whole...

Londonewcastle in the 1920’s

Posted by admin on 13th October 2015

The members of Londonewcastle packed their bags and headed for the English countryside last week. Dressing up in 1920's attire we managed to recreate the historic era in a grand manor house. With a jazz band, Charleston dancers and a murder mystery team on board we quite literally felt that we had travelled back in time. Have a look at some of our photos below.  Another post will follow about the visit – stay...

Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires…

Posted by admin on 8th October 2015

Michael Fassbender.  Macbeth.  Movie.  Miss it ye...

London Graffiti, Whitby Street

Posted by admin on 2nd October 2015

Following on from a previous post I thought I’d update you on some further artwork that I came across in East London. James Cochran is the latest graffiti artist to have his work on display in Whitby Street. Judging by how many tags and variations of Instagram photos I have seen I would say that it has been a hit among locals and tourists. Cochran has managed to create both a soft and hard focus using a drip painting style, which allows the object of the piece to really jump out at you. The more angles you view it from the more detail becomes apparent. A great site to check out if you are passing...

Life on Mars

Posted by admin on 29th September 2015

Cue David Bowie… For as long as we can remember, scientists have debated the idea of there being other intelligent life in our universe. From bug-eyed UFO’s, monstrous-like creatures and aliens in human suits, aliens have been a topic of science fiction not real life. However NASA’s latest discovery has lead to one of the most historic finds of our time – water on Mars. Mars is not as dry as NASA had first thought, it has actual flowing liquid water. This means that the water could in fact be a source for a habitable environment. Images from the 1970’s showed Mars’ surface as having...

Fieldwork

Posted by admin on 24th September 2015

Fieldwork, the new show from Ryan Gander opens at the Lisson Gallery on Sept 25th. Since he worked with us 5 years ago on a Londonewcastle/ArtAngel project, Ryan has rapidly risen to become the leading young light in conceptual art.  Amongst other things, he happens also to be an expert on radical architect, Erno Goldfinger. No surprise then that RG has recently agreed to collaborate on our development plans for the Balfron Tower.  Exciting...

Smiley Cultures

Posted by admin on 17th September 2015

Over the next month or so, the town will be hosting its annual celebration of world class creativity. Next week is London Design Festival, swiftly followed in October by Frieze Art Fair.  It all kicks off this weekend with London Fashion Week. Big Spring/Summer 2016 shows are anticipated from wonder boy, JW Anderson, innovative shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood and the man widely acknowledged to have spearheaded a revival of British high fashion, Christopher Kane. Before all of this, make sure you catch the Patternity show at our project space on Redchurch St. Their 5 day festival will map the connections between...