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  • Colossal (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    If you’ve ever wondered what else is left for monster movies when we’ve seen King Kong stomping through New York and Godzilla upending Japan, well the genre of the gigantic is turned on its head by a clever and darkly comical film called Colossal. It circumnavigates the blockbuster expectations of fifty-foot aliens, gorillas and lizards […]

  • Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
    Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

    The National Gallery held a Renaissance-inspired late Friday night with Renaissance Selfies in Room 57 where you were offered makeovers wearing costumes from the1400s &1500s. Also, calligraphy workshops where you could try your hand at the handwriting in the letters shared by Michelangelo and Sebastiano. Any have-a-go-artists were encouraged to visit the Vitruvian Village in […]

  • Two Female London Gallery Owners Celebrate Their Galleries’ 1st Year Anniversaries
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    Telegraph columnist Jo Craven once observed that there were currently only five women gallery owners of note operating in London. Well, this male-dominated industry better take note of two new galleries that opened last year and both run by enterprising women and celebrating their anniversaries in May. JonaQuestArts in Greenwich is owned by African art […]

  • The Black Prince of Florence (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    Historical accounts since the 1500s claiming that Renaissance Florence was ruled by a ‘half negro’ duke called Alessandro de Medici are examined with meticulous scrutiny by author Caroline Fletcher. He was also the first duke of Florence so any reader would naturally be curious to discover how a black nobleman reaching that landmark fared in […]

  • Dead Famous & Glamorous Resurrection Soiree (Club)
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Reviews

    “Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean on the cover of a magazine..” yes you probably remember those lyrics from The Madonna hit Vogue which celebrates cinema’s dead and glamorous icons. And those are pretty apt lyrics as it happens. Well not quite the front cover but nonetheless What’s Hot London? attended the Dead Famous & Glamorous Resurrection […]

  • Alien Covenant (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Paradoxically, the only problem with Alien Covenant is it’s a return to the great and familiar form of Ridley Scott’s successful Alien franchise. The departure from the philosophical conversations about the origins of mankind set in the Alien prequel Prometheus is to some degree an easier way out if you can revert to that taut, […]

  • Tech News: My Health Guide app
    Posted in: Highlights

    Camden-based Lorenzo Gordon, director of Maldaba has helped designed an app which enables people with learning difficulties to communicate more effectively with their carers and health professionals and have more control over their day-to-day lives. My Health Guide connects them with family, friends and their professional care team using features such as image, audio, video […]

  • Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews

    The Gagosian Gallery presents a Picasso fascinated with his Spanish bullfighting heritage and featuring works from childhood dated as early as 1889 and up until his death in 1971. It’s easy to associate the complex, strong-spirited artist with this dramatic and gory spectacle. Born in Malaga in 1881, his childhood memories are steeped in the […]

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