This summer Kenton Hall’s debut feature film ‘A Dozen Summers’ opens in UK cinemas. It’s a touching and witty coming-of-age film about 12-year old twin sisters Daisy and Maisie, but it’s quite unlike your ordinary children’s film. Here’s my review of the film and interview with the director.
In the last year the London street art scene has expanded over the entire city, even into areas previously hardly known to the average Londonder or tourist. While Shoreditch in east London is still the most significant go-to area to see the best works on display, there’s also a fine selection of excellent art in Walthamstow in far north-east London. In this post I lead you along the amazing street artworks in E17.
Here’s part 2 of my arts & culture wrap-up for the months April-June. In this post I give you (a lot!) film & TV tips, food and travel.
Shoreditch-based StolenSpace Gallery is one of my regular go-to destinations during my street art walks. Featured artists all come from or are inspired by ‘underground’ culture such as graffiti writing and street art. The same goes for their current show ‘The New Pollution’ by Australian artist Ben Frost, which criticises the amount of urban refuse and unwanted advertising (pollution) that forces its way into our private lives on a daily basis.
Don’t despair, it’s the moment you’ve have all been eagerly waiting for: my arts & culture wrap-up of the last three months. Without further ado, I give thee an overview of all the art & cultural-related things I’ve done, seen and discovered between April and June 2015.
When my husband recently went to France for work and had to change trains at Paris Gare de l’Est, he came across a big free street art exhibition just outside of the station called Art Liberté. Being the good husband he is, he documented it for his street art-obsessed wife on his phone while dragging a suitcase and guitar through the busy Parisian streets. Here are the photos he took with more background information on the artists and their work.
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Today we celebrate Mother’s Day in the Netherlands. This year instead of giving my mum flowers, a book or anything else she might actually enjoy, I wanted to dedicate a blog post to her and show the world what an extraordinary woman raised me.
My street art explorations mostly focus on the streets of Shoreditch, the epicentre of the London street art scene. I noticed from photos on social media that Camden has been emerging as a new popular destination for street artists. Under the guidance of Camden Street Art Tour I recently ventured off to north London to see what great works this area has to offer.
Fancy a fantastic view over London, but don’t want to pay a premium price for this? Then try to book a free ticket for the ‘Walkie Talkie’ on 20 Fenchurch Street and venture to the 35th floor for a spectacular sight!
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Underworld is currently on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their decisive album dubbnobasswithmyheadman. I saw them play at STRP Festival in Eindhoven, here is my review.
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Last year on International Women’s Day thousands of people flocked to the legal graffiti area in Leake Street […]