Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Secret 7 show is on at Somerset House 10 April – 3 May 2015 Sale day Monday, 4 May 2015 Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15) Terrace Rooms, South Wing Free admission Secret 7”, the annual project that brings music and art together for a good cause, has returned for 2015 bigger and better than ever before. Taking place throughout April, the exhibition has moved to a new home at Somerset House. As with years gone by, the list of contributors for 2015 reads like a who’s who of the most culturally important artists, designers and creatives around. Notable contributors include Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Martin Parr, Sir Paul Smith, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Bob & Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger, Emma Ridgway, Andy Vella, Tinsel Edwards & Harry Pye to name a few. All these and hundreds more have created bespoke, one-of-a-kind sleeve designs for seven iconic tracks, as revealed back in January as: The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers; Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections; Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx); The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be; St Vincent – Digital Witness; Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer; The Maccabees – Go. For those not in the know, the concept is simple: each year Secret 7” take an iconic track from seven legendary musicians and press each one 100 times to vinyl. Each record receives a one-of-a-kind sleeve, as designed by 700 creatives, which will be displayed in a month-long exhibition. On 4 May, all the sleeves go on sale for the uniform price of £50 to the general public. The only catch is that the buyer won’t know who the record is by, or who has designed the sleeve until they have parted with their cash. Therein lies the secret…
Sunday, 12 April 2015
The Demolition Derby exhibition at Fold (158 New Cavendish st) featuring Laura Bygrave, Luke Gottelier, Kes Richardson, and Rose Wylie ends on Saturday the 18th of April. Miss it and miss out...
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
For a piffling £15.75 you can book a ticket to see Police Dog Hogan and extra special guest Neil Innes perform at The Jazz Cafe on Sunday 26th of April. Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic seven-piece, combining fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in a mix of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. Their songs range from the wistful and poetic to out-and-out, foot-stomping tales of doomed barbecues, French mustard and falling in love on a Tennessee highway. '...a really good, fun time' (DJ Johnnie Walker)
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
‘Demolition Derby’, the inaugural group exhibition at Fold in Fitzrovia opened on Friday the 13th of March. The works in the exhibition all share the common experience of being put through their paces. Over time they have been scolded, ignored, battered, slapped about and worked to breaking point in order to arrive at the finished article. Almost wasn't good enough and adequate didn't cut it. They have been taken to pieces and put back together in an effort to transcend the satisfactory, enduring rights of passage that have imbued them with character and resilience.