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Extinction Rebellion Summer Uprising and Tax Strike
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Extinction Rebellion are Back! They staged a ‘Die-In’ at City Hall as part of their summer uprising, which has already seen them blockade a concrete factory and march on Parliament. What’s Hot London? reporter Calum went down to catch all the action as well as details of their new ‘Tax Strike’.   More What’s Hot London? […]

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  • 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 titled Art, Identity and Migration focuses on the work of Jewish immigrants or their descendants with the […]

  • The Barjeel Art Foundation Collection (Exhibition)
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    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
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    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
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    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 […]