Highlights

The July 19 reopening: what now for London’s creative, entertainment and hospitality sectors?
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Concerts & Gigs, Food & Dining, Galleries & Museums, Highlights

The Great Reopening? Freedom Day? The name doesn’t matter, the definitive date when we can finally get our lives back together does. The creative and hospitality sectors have suffered considerable losses during the pandemic and the delayed reopening has increased concern and confusion. Boris Johnson recently announced the June 21 date will be moved to […]

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Features

Pop Art? Uncanny Art? Readymades? – all this and more at the Unity Exhibition, Candid Gallery, Islington
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

East London artist Eddie Saint-Jean works in moving image and photography and up until now most of his art has had underlying cinematic cultural references. But now in a slight departure from that style he has produced a new body of work which he describes as Un-ReadyMades. Eddie Saint-Jean with his photographic work ‘We’re All […]

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Reviews

London’s Great Reopening 2021: MUSEUMS
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

It’s our special London’s Great Reopening feature! What’s Hot London? is helping to re-energise our capital city by visiting art galleries, museums, cinemas, theatres, music events and restaurants. Over the next few weeks, arts and culture writer Eddie Saint-Jean covers their steps out of Covid shutdown and much-awaited openings, events, exhibitions and screenings. This week […]

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Exhibitions

  • Park Seo-Bo ZIGZAG: Ecriture (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews

    When art critic John Ruskin saw an exhibition of American artist Whistler’s abstract paintings at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1877 he so disliked the work he accused him of ‘flinging a pot of paint in the face of the public’. And if that paint was Dulux White and you accidentally stepped in it, the footprints […]

  • Round Up of Exhibition Previews, Private Views & Openings
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    What’s Hot London? Magazine going one step further and getting reviewers on the ground at the happening previews, private views and openings on Tuesday, September 3rd. Not simply visit info, dates and times of exhibitions but our writers mingling with artists and curators on the night and discussing their sources of creative inspiration. Check out […]

  • 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 […]

  • First Look – Newport Street Gallery
    Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums

    Damien Hirst found fame in the nineties as leader/curator of the pivotal British artist movement the YBAs (Young British Artists) well now he’s invested that entrepreneurial spirit into his own gallery. His Newport Street Gallery opened mid-October on, yes, Newport Street, Vauxhall after three years of development and with much media fanfare. Voluminous and clinically […]