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Eye on Women Directors at London Festival

March 8, 2011

At the beginning of the 2000s, Rachel Millward and Pinny Gryllis were making low-budget short films in London, but had no peer network. In an effort to change this, they decided to buy out London’s Curzon Soho Cinema on a November night in 2002 to debut one of their films. That same night, they asked […]


Poetry is King at Eliot Prize Reading

January 19, 2011

On the belief that poetry is indeed a growing, expanding art form, this year, Southbank Center will host its annual T.S. Eliot Prize Readings festival in larger digs: the Royal Festival Hall. The shortlisted poets for this year’s prize, a prestigious award for the best poetry collection of 2010, are Simon Armitage, Annie Freud, John […]


Middle East Focus of Poetry Festival

October 26, 2010

On the belief that poets, not politicians, can help bring about tangible political change, London’s Southbank Center will again host its biennial Poetry International festival, nine days’ worth of readings, music, translations and new poetry commissions. The festival, which runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 in various venues within Southbank, has political roots. Ted […]


Damián Ortega: News Becomes Art

October 15, 2010

Since the middle of last month, the Mexican-born artist Damián Ortega has been in London gathering up bits of news — newspaper stories, photojournalism, graphics — from local, national and international publications. He’ll now spend the next three months repurposing his stash as art, in the form of sculpture, installation and prototypes for future projects. […]


What’s With Steampunk?

July 1, 2010

Kris Kuksi’s first artistic creation was a miniature model of a Winnebego, complete with tiny bathrooms made from construction paper. Growing up in rural Kansas in the 1970s and ’80s, imagination and glue were his tools for entertainment. He developed a knack for constructing intricate miniatures made from model kits, mechanical parts and toy soldiers. […]


Beyond Buildings at London Architecture Festival

June 25, 2010

“It’s about helping people to read their environment so that they can enjoy it more and, in this era of consultation and debate about environmental issues, be better informed,” Festival chairman Peter Murray said. “A city is an ongoing holistic design problem.” Previous festivals have drawn as many as 15,000 people, according to Murray. Herds […]


London Doc Film Festival Goes Multimedia

April 21, 2010

“These films produce knowledge and they form opinions often about the weakest and most vulnerable people in society,” said Patrick Hazard, festival director. “They comment on places and situations that their audience may never come across directly. So we like to unpick these messages, develop them and also critique them.” The full story, on London’s […]


London Rides the Flamenco Train

February 12, 2010

“I think the best thing today is the acknowledgment that flamenco has come out of Spain and is now recognized on a worldwide scale as one of the top dance forms,” Miguel Marín, the festival director, said. The full blog post, on London’s annual Flamenco festival, is at the NEW YORK TIMES.


London Draws Itself

February 2, 2010

Pumped up after taking a 2003 course called “Drawing the City” at the Prince’s Drawing School in London, a few members of the class decided to branch out on their own. Dubbing themselves the Drawing London Group, they started exploring all facets of London life — alleyways, cathedrals, cafes, pubs, markets — depicting the capital […]


A Festival of Mimes, No Berets Allowed

January 14, 2010

“Visual theater” is a succinct explanation of what’s included in the festival’s lineup: the world premiere of “The Mill,” a show performed in a wheel of wood and steel suspended in the air; the bearded lady Jeanne Mordoj, who will juggle egg yolks and bamboo and perform with badgers and a mountain goat; and Circus […]


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