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Mandelbrot the Magnificent (Book)
Posted in: Books, Reviews

Author Liz Ziemska describes herself as a ‘writer of slightly strange fiction’ and her latest book, steeped in the wonders of complex mathematics and the snatched innocence of childhood, holds true to this. Set in a Jewish community in Warsaw, Poland, six-year-old Benoit lives a comfortable life with his dentist mother, tailor father and younger […]

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Art

  • Scream London After Party Show
    Scream London Gallery’s After Show Party
    Posted in: Shows & Exhibitions

    Scream London Gallery’s After Show Party private view for emerging artists was the place to be if you happened to be in the vicinity of Oxford St on February 11th. London’s most famous street has had a lot of bad press recently because of its car pollution levels but the refreshing talent on show was […]

  • Miro's Studio – The Mayoral
    Miro’s Mayoral
    Posted in: Shows & Exhibitions

    So going by the title is this an exhibition where visitors are invited to the studio of the great Spanish artist and get to check out his pristine footprints on the paint-spilled floors? Well not exactly but close enough. This immersive exhibition at Mayoral, Duke St, Piccadilly is a reproduction of the atelier where he […]

  • JMW Turner Tate National
    A Tour of JMW Turner at the Tate National
    Posted in: Shows & Exhibitions

    Artist Joseph Mallord William Turner is regarded as an undoubted national treasure and along with Constable probably the most recognisable name in the history of British art. His status as a master of romanticist landscape painting reflected by the Tate National’s guided tours which walk visitors through the evolution of his career from 1789 to […]

  • Out of Chaos: Ben Uri 100 Years in London
    Posted in: Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    The current global migrant crisis, where predominantly Muslim nationals are fleeing war and poverty draws some parallels with Jewish refugees fleeing persecution at the turn of the century and during World War 11. This exhibition at Somerset House also titled Art, Identity and Migration focuses on the work of Jewish immigrants or their descendants with […]

  • The Barjeel Art Foundation Collection (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    In a mammoth programme from September 2015 to Jan 2017 the Whitechapel Gallery hosts the Barjeel Art Foundation Collection in a series so big it requires four separate exhibitions. This is the largest exhibition of Arab art ever held in the UK and comes from Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi’s UAE based archive of work sourced from […]

  • Black British Art in Action
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    The Black British experience is explored on many levels by this selection from the London Metropolitan Archives. Covering issues such as identify, struggle and broader culture, the work is varied, and incorporates many platforms of expression and creative tools. Its ‘No Colour Bar’ banner underpinning the work of all of these British-centred artists, but also […]

  • Black Representation in Medieval and Renaissance Art
    Posted in: Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    It’s easy to become distracted at the V&A. It’s not everyday you have Leonardo da Vinci’s handwritten notebooks within eyeshot, competing with the sensual overload of countless other glorious artefacts and paintings spanning centuries. Within this glory, understated and enlightening, lies the history of the black experience in the medieval and renaissance period. Understated because […]

  • Hail Satan at The Sabbat Festival Exhibition
    Posted in: Events & Festivals

    The Sabbat Festival of Dark Arts exhibition is all things dark and taboo  with a touch of humour.  The forbidden (read evil and horrifying) practices and rituals from paganism, shamanism, witchcraft, wicca is what you are up for in this exhibition. Artwork reproduced from an old horror film Satanic Mojo 1972 AD stands out on […]

  • Sheep Shaun in the City
    Posted in: Highlights

    Bristol based animation studio Aardman’s renowned Sheep, Shaun is in the capital. 50 giant figurines of Shaun the Sheep created by various artists and designers are occupying vantage points across central London creating an art trail and will be up for auction later in the year to raise funds for sick children in hospitals across […]