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…

Trainspotting: the lads are back

By Julia Milet Who cares about Iron Man, Star Wars or Princess Diaries sequels seriously. You know they will be different from the original ones and you are going to criticise the new director, the characters and everybody’s going to be mad.  HOWEVER, we do care about Trainspotting sequel. Ranked as one of the best…

Review: ‘LOVE’: The anti-rom com series?

By Julia Milet Why does your crush never text back? Does he forget? Does he even care about you? You may find the answers in Judd Apatow’s new anti-rom com series, ‘Love’. Most of us can relate to the synopsis of the show: Mickey and Gus don’t know each other, until, both of them break…

Video: Breaking into the music industry

  By Chloe Darnaud What are the odds of breaking into the music industry? A few years ago the biggest challenge for emerging musicians was being heard, but now that artists are able to instantly upload their work online, what are the new challenges in making it? Semothy Jones, once recognized in the industry as…

Video: Spaces for artists in Hackney

By Julia Milet A short video report not only about the state of artists in the borough of Hackney but also the rest of London, and the struggle of finding a studio to work and exhibit their art.