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LL archive April 2014: London Life looks at the 10 best poems about spring

LL archive April 2014: London Life looks at the 10 best poems about spring | London Life Archive | Scoop.it
From Shakespeare to Larkin, Kate Kellaway chooses her favourite celebrations of spring
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A poem for Spring.

which one would you choose?

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Welcome! To the archive section!

Welcome! To the archive section! | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

We hope you enjoy browsing the London Life archives!  

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LL archive sept 2014:Twilight Events at Strawberry Hill

LL archive sept 2014:Twilight Events at Strawberry Hill | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

Twilight Tour

10 September 2014 8:00 pm  

 

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration. There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

 

Recommended 18+

 

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LL archive Sept 2014: Sketching City Stories: Covent Garden

LL archive Sept 2014: Sketching City Stories: Covent Garden | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

Saturday 6th September 2014

 

11:30 – 17:30


Covent Garden, London

 

LIVE SKETCH EVENT

 

"Be part of an urban movement: sketch the streets.
Join global artist collective Urban Sketchers to take ownership of your city."

 

 

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LL archive Sept 2014: At Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Corner Shop

LL archive Sept 2014: At Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Corner Shop | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

 

"In 1993, there was Rachel Whiteread’s ‘House’ sculpture in Grove Rd, then Tracey Emin & Sarah Lucas’‘Shop’ in Bethnal Green Rd and now Lucy Sparrow’s ‘Corner Shop’ in Wellington Row. Each of these endeavours has succeeded in capturing the public imagination in different ways, as reflections upon the traditional East End landscape of terraced housing and small independently-run shops – and, in her witty and deceptively-ambitious creation, Lucy Sparrow proves herself a worthy successor to her illustrious predecessors."

 

Spitalfields Life

 

The Corner Shop is open at 19 Wellington Row E2 7BB, until 31st August from 10am – 7pm

 

Lucy Sparrow website  http://sewyoursoul.co.uk/page/2/

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LL archive July 2014: Photography Exhibition Choice: Under The Influence - The Photographers' Gallery

LL archive July 2014: Photography Exhibition Choice: Under The Influence  - The Photographers' Gallery | London Life Archive | Scoop.it
John Deakin exhibition

 

Watch an interview with Robin Muir', the creator of this exhibition here

http://thephotographersgalleryblog.org.uk/2014/04/18/an-interview-with-robin-muir-exhibition-curator-of-under-the-influence-john-deakin-and-the-lure-of-soho/

 

reviewed here

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/exhibitions/under-the-influence-john-deakin-and-the-lure-of-soho-photographers-gallery--exhibition-review-9274140.html

 

http://www.timeout.com/london/art/under-the-influence-john-deakin-and-the-lure-of-soho

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Londoner John Dolan, Artist, & George the Dog : Spitalfields Life

Londoner John Dolan, Artist, & George the Dog : Spitalfields Life | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

"John Dolan and his thoughtful dog, George, have become an East End landmark in recent years, sitting patiently day after day in the same spot opposite the petrol station on Shoreditch High St while the world and the traffic passed by. Yet all this time, John was watching and, after a year of looking at the same view each day, he picked up a pen and began to draw what he saw before him. Soon after, John’s drawings were published in a local magazine and it proved to be a life-changing moment."

 

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July 2014 update

 

new exhibition John and George opening 17 July @ http://howardgriffingallery.com

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LL archive October 2013: See the Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Central London

LL archive October 2013: See the Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Central London | London Life Archive | Scoop.it
Fire, a primordial power has long held a certain fascination for mankind. Anything from its ability to heat early caves, and later homes, and then when fire was confined into gas boilers, we still decorate our homes with candles.
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LL archive sept 2012: The Story of an Urban Fox

 I have just discovered the very talented Alexandra Geldenhuys , who created the Urban Fox ..she describes herself as a "creative creature" ..and she sure is!!

 

 

 

 

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LL archive March 2012: The Sea Chair by Alexander Groves, Azusa Murakami and Kieren Jones

LL archive March 2012: The Sea Chair by Alexander Groves, Azusa Murakami and Kieren Jones | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

The Sea Chair project by Royal College of Art graduates Alexander Groves, Azusa Murakami and Kieren Jones . Keiren is based in South Kilburn studios. What an amazing and worthwhile project from these forward thinking and extremely talented trio of eco designers! Love it! Intend to visit the studios, next time they are open to the local community.

 

http://southkilburnstudios.org/2012/03/24/kieren-jones-the-sea-chair-project/

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5OJs5gGcW0&feature=player_embedded

 

 http://www.studioswine.com/STUDIO_SWINE/Sea_Chair.html

 

 

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LL archive January 2012: Laid to Rest, The Procession

Laid to Rest - 'The Procession', Sunday 18 September 2011, Brunswick Square Gardens, Bloomsbury. Laid to Rest was a project by artist Serena Korda  ...

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LL archive: Main Story - One Millionth Tower

a documentary about the HIGHRISE re-imagined, Take an journey through a virtual landscape, where the power of imagination transforms spaces - and lives.

 

again -not London Life -but definitely City Life ..and beautifully captured ... 

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LL archive march 2012: RSA Animate..Steven Pinker: How Innuendo Makes Things Work

LL archive march 2012: RSA Animate..Steven Pinker: How Innuendo Makes Things Work | London Life Archive | Scoop.it
This time we have Steven Pinker, the famed Harvard linguist and cognitive scientist, trying to make sense of innuendo.
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Art on the Underground - Canary Wharf Screen

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LL archive sept 2914: Exhibition Choice: Summer Show @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

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MIX: Summer Group Show

 

18 July 2014 - 13 September 2014

 

"Our forthcoming exhibition is called MIX and forms part of the gallery’s biannual group show programme, which showcases and introduces the breadth of artists that are associated with the gallery.

 

Running throughout the summer, on display you’ll find new original works from our roster of contemporary and street artists alongside iconic pieces from world renowned names. Expect to see everything from classic oil on canvas, through to neon/light sculpture and even latex.

To register your interest in the show or to add your name to the guest list for the evening, please email: gallery@lawrencealkingallery.com

 

Expect to see works from the following:

 

Chapman Brothers, Andy Picci, Noah Taylor, Ross Ryan, Jake Wood-Evans, Michelle Mildenhall, Jessica Albarn, Sara Pope, Shuby, Anna Kyriacou, Russell Marshall, David Walker, Miss Bugs, Andy Doig, Dan Baldwin, Magnus Gjoen, Banksy, Dave Ross, Dave White, Ryan Callanan, Peter Blake, Sarah Shaw, Copyright, Gemma Compton, Geraldine Swayne, Tom French, Carne Griffiths, Sepe, Nick Smith, Bonnie and Clyde, Maria Rivans, Gedvile Bunikyte, Thomas Brothers, Mr Brainwash, Damien Hirst, Ben Eine "

 

 

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I have been an admirer of Carne Griffiths' work (pictured above) for some time .As stated, an interesting mix at this summer show!

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LL archive sept 2014: Casa Festival All Nighter!

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Tonight

September 13

For night owls into Latin America.

Tickets are cheap, especially if booked in advance and breakfast is free.

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LL archive Sept 2014: Weekend Highlight: Matisse all-nighter @ Tate Modern

LL archive Sept 2014: Weekend Highlight: Matisse all-nighter @ Tate Modern | London Life Archive | Scoop.it
Due to popular demand, we have extended our opening hours for Matisse: The Cut-Outs in the final week of the show. Doors will open at Tate Modern 10.00 on Saturday 6 September and remain open until 22.00 on Sunday 7 September 2014
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LAST CHANCE!!

UNMISSABLE!

 

 

 

 

http://www.theavenuestory.com/blog/our-thoughts-matisse-at-the-tate-modern/

 

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LL archive July 2014: Controversial exhibition: BANKSY The Unauthorised Retrospective Curated by Steve Lazarides @ Sotheby's

LL archive July 2014: Controversial exhibition: BANKSY The Unauthorised Retrospective Curated by Steve Lazarides  @ Sotheby's | London Life Archive | Scoop.it
BANKSY The Unauthorised Retrospective
Curated by Steve Lazarides - View Exhibition details, buy and collect the various artworks at Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery from 12 JUNE - 25 JULY 2014
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Banksy might not be happy about this but I'm sure it will prove very popular. Expect long Qs

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LL archive May 2013: Cinematic geographies of London featuring Battersea

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LL archive October 2013: Silent London: Charlie Chaplin, fashion icon

LL archive October 2013: Silent London: Charlie Chaplin, fashion icon | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

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Alexa Chung is described as an “It Girl” so often that it is safe, with apologies to Clara Bow, to go ahead and call her that. Which means that when she appears on the cover of British Vogue, as she does this month, the fashionistas take note. The Vogue cover story in question is a couture fashion shoot styled by the magazine’s fashion director Lucinda Chambers and photographed by the legendary Patrick Demarchelier. Did I mention that it is inspired by and named after one of our very favourite silent films: Chaplin’s heartbreaking, hilarious The Kid?

 

According to the pages of Vogue, “Alexa Chung channels her inner Charlie Chaplin in the season’s most magical designs”. The outfits featured combine couture gowns by houses including Chanel, Valentino (!) and Versace with vintage hats (something of a trademark for Chambers), and classic Chaplinesque touches – oversized boots, baggy pinstripe trousers and even a spindly bamboo cane. It’s a fashion shoot rather than a fancy-dress act, so the source material has been interpreted, not replicated: Chung wears a peaked cap that’s more Jackie Coogan than Little Tramp, for example. But it’s not entirely fast-and-loose. You could view those designer dresses, embellished with pearls and sequins, as a nod to Edna Purviance’s upper-class character in the same film  – meaning that Chung encapsulates the whole family. More likely, the Chaplin look has been chosen to offset all that opulence and to capitalise on Chung’s gamine beauty. She has long been celebrated for a certain “street-urchin” look that’s pure The Kid. In fact, she told Glamour magazine in 2012 that Chaplin inspired her dress sense, captioning a selfie with the words: ”This is my Charlie Chaplin look – black trousers with suspenders and an Yves Saint Laurent shirt. Putting weird pieces of clothing together is what I’m good at.”

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Q- WHAT IS SILENT LONDON?

 

A- Silent London is THE place to find out when and where silent films are screened in London.

 

 

Great resource! Great read!

 

 

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LL archive November 2012: The Crystal: London's new sustainable development hub & one of Britain's greenest buildings

LL archive November 2012: The Crystal: London's new sustainable development hub & one of Britain's greenest buildings | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

"Electronics giant Siemens recently unveiled the Crystal, a £30m project in east London that aims to promote sustainable urban development in the capital.
The structure, which stands on the waterfront at the Royal Victoria Docks, covers more than 6,300 square metres and takes its place as one of Britain’s greenest buildings, having been built to achieve top scores in both the BREEAM and LEED rankings for energy efficient complexes.
Inside is Siemens’ Centre of Competence Cities, a team made up of urban sustainability experts, as well as an exhibition on the future of cities across the world.
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was there to officially launch the building, and said, “The futuristic Crystal is a fantastic new landmark for London which has breathed new life into the historic Royal Docks.” and noted that “Siemens’ investment is a great boost to our ambitious plans to redevelop swathes of former industrial land in order to bring jobs to the capital.”

The hub of this summer’s Olympic Games, the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, is only five miles down the road from the Crystal, and the London mayor made reference to the successful games, saying that the new development is another step forward in east London’s “rebirth”..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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LL archive January 2012: Birds walking on a frozen lake, Hampstead Heath

One from London Life Archive! Couldn't resist reposting it.

I love this frozen snapshot. The solid silence of it all.

 

And the seagull? A Londoner at heart?

 

Ist January 2012 Hampstead Heath, London.

 

Today was completely different.

Today was incredibly mild, but grey.

Today, the birds were noisy.

Which birds were singing in a very full-throated fashion, hanging out in the trees above?  Who knows. For a country girl, I am very ignorant. 

 

 

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LL archive July 2012: A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the "Domestic Transformer."

 

wow! c'mon London!

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LL archive January 2012: Oxjam Kilburn Fashion and Music Show Filmed in the Kilburn State 2010

Fashion and music show for Oxjam Kilburn in aid of Oxfam. Produced by Jodanna Mosaid Events. Video by Ben Williams c/o BAR Productions (http://www.barproduct...
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LL archive Feb 2012: Highrise

LL archive Feb 2012: Highrise | London Life Archive | Scoop.it

not London Life, but city life elsewhere - comparisons can be drawn -meanwhile - what an ambitious and exciting project!  come on London!! Do something similar here! Or am I missing something already in existence ..happening in London ..below my radar? if so ..please let me know about it!

 

http://highrise.nfb.ca/onemillionthtower/1mt_main_story_anim.php

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LL archive January 2012: LOUD TATE 2009 and 2010

In September 2009, the young people from Tate Forum organised a massive creative event at Tate Britain. It featured music, performance and workshops.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDPNNmX6b2k&feature=related

 

Another short film documenting the Loud Tate event at Tate Britain in Summer 2010. With workshops from Print Club London and Rinse FM, Secret Wars live.....

 

and another .. 2011 Loud Tate ....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13FgMY530J0

 

 

 

 

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LL archive January 2012: Making of the 4D film at The London Eye

Behind the scenes access to the new 4D experience at the London Eye. The new 4D cinema launched at the attraction on August 12th and is now included as part ...
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