Author Archives: Dan

Bompas and Parr – It’s all in the wobble

Food architects and jelly mongers Sam Bompas and Harry Parr employ all sorts of tricks to create a range of gastronomic delights.  They’ve created delicious wobbling jellies in the shape of London landmarks, extravagant banquets and potent breathable cocktails… Sign up for the … Continue reading

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5 of the Best Contemporary British Artists

Whether they’re preserving sharks in formaldehyde, painting with elephant dung or extolling the virtues of smoking, Britain’s contemporary artists are rarely strangers to controversy. Here’s five whose work will challenge and inspire you. David Hockney Since his arrival on the contemporary art … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: Rizzle Kicks

‘Stereo Typical’, the debut album from rascally Brighton duo Rizzle Kicks, signals a happy diversion from the current wave of mainstream UK hip hop. Reminiscent of early albums from American outfits like De La Soul and a Tribe Called Quest, … Continue reading

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Festively themed winter bars

At this time of year it’s all fairy lights, frosty nights and celebrating the festive season with your nearest and dearest. Here are some of the best places to enjoy a hot cocktail and soak up some good cheer. Netil … Continue reading

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Office Party – The show that’s a party

Depending on your point of view and your general level of ill-feeling towards your co-workers, annual work parties are either the highlight of your social calendar or your own personal vision of hell. Held at the head office of ‘Product … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: SBTRKT

You might have heard SBTRKT but never realised. (Given he relishes anonymity, it’s unlikely you’ve seen him sans mask, however.) He started out as a DJ at London’s Plastic People and he’s remixed the likes of M.I.A, Radiohead, Basement Jaxx and Mark … Continue reading

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Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement

The Royal Academy in London finishes the year with the exhibition, Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement. The exhibition showcases the work of Edgar Degas from 1870 onwards, when the artist focused on the world of ballet and ballerinas and … Continue reading

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London International Animation Festival

Director / Animator: Daniela Negrin Celebrating an impressive range of work from all over the world, the London International Animation Festival is back for its 8th year in a brand new home at the Barbican. This is the largest UK … Continue reading

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Vintage at Southbank Centre

This weekend, dust off your dancing shoes and slick your quiff because designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway are bringing their award winning Vintage festival to the mighty Southbank Centre in London. Held over three days, the festival celebrates art, music, … Continue reading

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Dan’s jukebox: Ghostpoet

Ghostpoet’s debut album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholoy Jam is a stripped back, trip hop styled affair; all looping drum beats and sparse, glitchy electro. As he slurs and mumbles through his tracks, wistful and forlorn, you get the distinct … Continue reading

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