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The V&A’s much-anticipated exhibition of the works and career of fashion icon Mary Quant opens on April 6th. Featuring over 200 objects including items from her own collection never seen in public before, the exhibition will include her trend-setting designs, including mini-skirts and trousers for women, and will also chart her rise to success through the ’50s to the ’70s, and share stories from friends and fans alike who wore her designs. “She freed women from...

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Due to be published in April, The New Londoners is a celebration of London’s unique cultural richness, and of the diversity that is a hallmark of the city. Over the last four years, British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has photographed and interviewed 165 families from almost 200 different countries, all of whom have made their homes in London. The portraits show each family photographed in their home and are accompanied by interviews about the varied experiences...

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Coming up on March 30th from GWS Auctions of California, the Archives of Hollywood & Music auction features pieces formerly belonging to Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Prince, John F. Kennedy and John Lennon. The live online auction features many items which have been in private collections for over 35 years, and which have never been offered at auction. Some of the highlights include Elvis Presley’s Martin D-18 acoustic guitar, with an estimate of $120,000-$122,000, custom TCB...

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As we reported in February, over 150 works from the private art collection of George Michael are to be auctioned by Christie’s in London, online from 8th March to 15th March, and in a special evening auction on March 14th.  George Michael, who died suddenly on Christmas Day in 2016, was a keen visitor to galleries and artist’s studios, where he developed friendships with many of the Young British Art Movement (YBA) artists whose work...

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Internationally renowned artist, Faiza Butt and award-winning writer and art historian, Dr. Sona Datta have spoken out about artistic inequality at a recent event hosted by the Stellar International Art Foundation. Held at the Church House in Westminster on the 5th of March, the event was curated to discuss the major issues affecting artists globally, with a particular focus on the enabling the discussion about gender and cultural prejudice in the art world today. In...

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Formula E racing is set to return to London in Summer 2020, on a unique track winding around the Royal Docks and inside the ExCeL buildings. Season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will take place in London in Summer 2020, as the fully-electric cars tackle a 2.4km clockwise circuit after lining up on a starting grid located inside ExCeL. Consisting of 23 corners, the track layout will see the drivers running along the...

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The Geneva International Motor Show, an annual fixture of the automotive market for over 100 years, has held its Press preview, and opens to the public tomorrow (March 7th). A major launchpad for concept vehicles and production models, Geneva normally features all the big name manufacturers, with only Ford and Jaguar Land Rover being prominently absent this year. Held at the prestigious Palexpo SA on Le Grand-Saconnex, this year GIMS features around 130 car manufacturers,...

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As opposition to the wasteful ‘fast fashion’ market grows, luxury brands such as Stella McCartney and Vaute Couture, as well as High Street chains like Boohoo, ASOS, HeartCure, Vandy World and WillowKnd are embracing recyclable, stylish and comfortable vegan alternatives. Following London Fashion Week’s ban on fur on the catwalk, activists such as animal rights campaigners Leanne Mai-ly Hugert and Melie Bianco, who sell vegan handbags, and fashion brands such as Pinatex and VEERAH which...

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The Design Museum, London celebrates the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century in an exhibition from April 26th to September 15th 2019. Marking the 20th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s death, the exhibition explores his unique command of the whole creative design process of film making, from story-teller to director to editor. Visitors will be able to relive iconic scenes and discover unseen material from his genre-defining films, including The Shining,...

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