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M Will Leave You Shaken But Not Stirred (Restaurant)
Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

Described on Bookatable as a ‘James Bond-style restaurant’, one can only guess they are referring to its air of sophistication and cool because there’s not any Bond memorabilia in sight and the waitresses don’t look anything like Bond girls. This award-winning restaurant run by Gordon Ramsay protégé Michael Reid is too classy for that. And […]

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Galleries & Museums

  • Dreamers Awake
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    Exactly a hundred years after French poet Guillaume Apollinaire invented the term surrealism, The White Cube’s latest exhibition Dreamers Awake explores this art movement through the work of fifty female artists. Fellow Frenchman Andre Breton is credited with kick starting the revolution but today it has influenced the work of many artists, some of whom […]

  • An Art Gallery in a Skip
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    FOR ALL those who believe modern art is rubbish just what will you make of a new London art gallery set up in a yellow building site skip? Not an enlarged building-sized version but an actual one. They’ll struggle to fit in the art works let alone the gallery attendants, but London-based artists Catherine Borokowski […]

  • The Saatchi #SelfExpression Competition
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    The Saatchi Gallery is enjoying a very smartphone-friendly summer, with the recent announcement that its popular From Selfie to Self Expression exhibition has been extended to July 23rd and also the launch of their #SelfieExpression competition. It’s open to anyone with a smartphone regardless of whether you’re an artist, photographer or just your average mobile […]

  • BP Portrait Award 2017 (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    THIS YEAR’S competition, as with previous year’s, had visitors scratching their heads at the dilemma facing the selection committee and judges. The fantastic standard ranged from meticulously lifelike representations such as Delfin by Jesus Maria Saez de Vicunho Ochoa, to Alejandro an impressionist-influenced painting of artist Anca-Luiza Sirbu’s six-year-old son. And there were 2,500 such […]

  • London Art Week
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    From 30 June to 7 July forty of the capital’s most prestigious galleries as well as known auction houses – Bonhams and Christies will be participating in this celebration of art across the centuries. Although the event has been designed to be accessible from everyone to the casual art lover to the dedicated art collector, […]

  • The Art of Isabelle van Zeijl
    Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

    Looking at an Isabelle van Zeijl work without knowing her background or methods you’d be driven to ask whether it’s a Renaissance piece. With further insight you still might ponder ‘is it a painting or a photograph?’ These depictions of historic female archetypes bring to mind a mysterious beauty that we’d typically associate with the […]

  • Saatchi Selfie Competition
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    Due to the popularity of their current selfie exhibition which emerged from a competition, Saatchi have announced their second such open-entry call out. Submissions opened on June 12th for their #SelfExpression competition which calls on anyone over 16 with a smartphone who fancies themselves as an artist or photographer to turn their talents on themselves […]

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