Save Fabric protesters hit the streets

By Chloe Darnaud, Kaya Bieler-Rasmussen, Laura Mattioli Hundreds of people have gathered to march against the death of London’s nightlife. The save our culture movement is concentrating on the closure of Fabric nightclub that was shut down in August. Advertisements

Review: Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning & more at RA

By Chloe Darnaud Starting off this week, the new Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts presents the artworks of key figures of the expressionist movement. The exhibition comes first as an introduction to expressionism. The actual term “abstract expressionism” was used for the first time by an art critic in New York…

Playlist of the Month: Chillwave all Summer

A few songs to take you through August, that will, we hope, go by slower than July. A little mix of deep house, chilled remixed tracks, a bit of the Sound You Need shaked up with some Majestic. The following playlist is recommende to be played to help you wake up, during a chilled day by…

Review: Frances Ha, a brutal dive into adulthood?

By Chloe Darnaud Frances is a 27-year-old New Yorker who seriously needs to get her shit together. She can’t afford to pay full rent, makes bad decisions, crashes friend’s houses… Frances constantly pretends everything is fine when her whole life is slowly coming apart. The movie is about her trying to take back control of…

And the 2016 Photo Pulitzer Prize goes to…

By Chloe Darnaud Russian photographer Sergey Ponomarev has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for news photography for a series of pictures on the refugee crisis for The New York Times. The award makes Ponomarev the second Russian photographer to win the Pulitzer Prize in recent decades after Alexander Zemlianichenko. The name Ponomarev might sound familiar, as he…

Reading Through The Lines

By Julia Milet  Studying design textile at Central Saint Martins, Marie Hazard is no ordinary student as also being a highly acclaimed young artist in Paris. Marie Hazard is tall and impressive, almost intimidating. But her childish face, drawn by a shy smile, erases all the prejudices you might have at first sight. Marie is…

Are artists in London struggling more than ever before?

by Chloe Darnaud During the 1960s, dock closures left East London riddled with derelict buildings, which became relatively cheap places for artists to install their studios in. The art scene then began to thrive. A number of galleries opened, attracting dealers, collectors, artists and art students. Today, London’s East end counts more than 200 art…

She Said, a triple ballet for three hours of raw emotion

By Chloe Darnaud This weekend three new ballets created by Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Yabin Wang, were shown at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in Islington. The three choreographers came together from Canada, Netherlands, and China to create She Said, a unique triple ballet giving dance a voice. The first part of the ballet is an…

Why do more and more people go vegan?

By Sixtine Marion With less than one per cent of the population in the UK declaring being vegan, the question is: why did it become so trendy these past few years and how healthy is it?  In 10 years, veganism has become such a phenomenal movement as it evolved into a trendy and ‘clean eating’…

Asian culture and secret deserts mixed with fashion

By Sixtine Marion Stepping into Zuma on a Saturday night is like entering a new trendy world, a place where Carrie Bradshaw would crave for a ‘table for four’. Electronic music – maybe too loud – softened lighting, tuxedos and high-heeled models; yes, Zuma remains the emblematic must-go restaurant in Knightsbridge that consistently insures a…

God Save McQueen

By Julia Milet Lee McQueen, in a parallel world, was an ancient skinhead from London’s trashy suburbs, who used to draw and make princess dresses for his sisters. Now, he is known as Alexander, the name he chose in order to enter the aristocratic fashion industry. While his farther was convinced he was going to…

#TheGarageDoor

By Julia Milet Shoreditch has built a reputation throughout the last decade, attracting music and club lovers. Easily bored and looking for new dynamic events, Londoners are always exploring this area for something new and vibrant. Something unknown, yet, that they could boast about. #TheGarageDoor, a musical youtube channel, has chosen Shoreditch High Street to…