Wednesday, 27 April 2011

R.I.P. Poly Styrene d.2011

X-Ray Spex frontwoman and punk singer/songwriter Poly Styrene died last night after suffering from cancer. A post on her Twitter account stated, "We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter, won her battle on Monday evening to go to higher places." She was 53.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Kind of Blue !

New Gallery at Kings Cross

BOUND is the inaugural exhibition at All Visual Arts’ (AVA) new space at Kings Cross. Featuring new work byAlice Anderson and Kate MccGwire that tap into some of our deep-seated fears. The space is dominated by two sculptures, one by each artist, specially commissioned by AVA. Anderson’s Fort-Da is evocative and autobiographical. MccGwire’s Corvid is the contrary, instinctual and without narrative.
Location and more here

Festival of Britain - 1951

This month marks the 60th Anniversary of the Festival of Britain, held in 1951 as a way of building national moral following the end of WWII and promoted better-quality design in the rebuilding of British towns and cities following the war.
The anniversary sees a number of activities and exhibitions at the original epicentre of the festival along London's South Bank.

RIGHT YOU LOT, I'm in charge !

Southbank Festival

The Yanks are in town.....

Prime location on Trafalgar Square for the Royal Wedding procession!