Stanislav Geissler
From Studio to Salon Centrepiece
Posted in: Features, People, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

Painting Dustman from Mile End Stanislav Geissler has just celebrated having his sculpture/painting Alexander McQueen v David Bowie-The Last Dress Up as the centrepiece at the recent Salon des Refuses exhibition organised by Happenstance Framing at the Candid Arts Trust, Islington. What’s Hot London? readers can take a peek in his studios to see his […]

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The Duce’s Boxer
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

On June 14th The Italian Cultural Institute in Belgravia hosted a screening of this documentary about a little known black Italian boxer called Leone Jacovacci who lived for a while in London, adopting the English name John Douglas Walker while he pursued his fighting career. He actually first started to box in the British Army […]

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  • Westminster Mile Race
    Westminster Mile Race
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos

    It was a Bank Holiday to put your feet up for all those runners who took part in the Westminster Mile Race over the weekend. The timely sunny weather was ideal for a summer-spirited occasion, with the course starting along The Mall and continuing around St James’ Park with the finishing line outside Buckingham Palace. […]

  • Pakistan Fashion Week, London
    From Culture to Haute Couture: Pakistan Fashion Week
    Posted in: Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    Award winning production designer and events director, Adnan Ansari has been organising Pakistan Fashion Week for 5 ½ years. He is part of the Riwayat team, alongside Chris East – Charity fundraising and communications specialist – and Sahiba Sethi Kaur, a former senior stylist at Cosmopolitan India and London College of Fashion graduate. Showcasing over […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Venetian Masquerade Ball
    Venetian Masquerade Ball
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Events & Festivals, Highlights

    The Late Night Cocktail Club’s Venetian Masquerade Ball at Kensington Roof Gardens on Saturday night featured acrobats, contortionists, stilt walkers, fire and glow dancers as well as a live saxophonist freestyling to the DJ set. Oh and of course cocktails. What else would any self-respecting cocktail club offer? One free cocktail for all who bought […]

  • The Independent Filmmakers Ball
    The Independent Filmmakers Ball
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, People

    Cafe De Paris, Leicester Square was the place to be for the Raindance Film Festival Independent Filmmakers Ball. It was gathering of film directors, producers, screenwriters actors and the like, suited and booted and in celebratory mood. A 30s style jazz and swing band kept them entertained.