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Arts & Music

SoFar Sounds: Transforming London's live music scene

THE SECRET GIGS TRANSFORMING LONDON’S LIVE MUSIC SCENE

In the wake of a number of London’s smaller music venues closing down, SoFar Sounds is growing, offering an alternative way to experience the music of local and international artists alike

Alternative Christmas playlist

YOUR ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

Bored of the same old round of seasonal songs? Here’s our selection of some of the lesser-known and rarely played tunes that will set the Christmas tone

LEON F BUTLER ON CASTING IDRIS ELBA & GEMMA ARTERTON IN 100 STREETS

The Resident talks to film writer and producer Leon F Butler ahead of the première of 100 Streets about filming on his home turf of Battersea with a stellar cast that includes Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton

The designer to watch for 2017, Yinka Ilori

HOW YINKA ILORI IS TAKING THE DESIGN WORLD BY STORM

Having made a big splash on the scene and dubbed as one to watch for 2017, chair designer Yinka Ilori tells us how faith and West African heritage inspire his colourful designs, along with why he’s pioneering the end of London’s waste culture

Abby Hignell

WHY MAYFAIR IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR MODERN ART IN LONDON

With PAD London – a world-leading showcase of 20th century art, design and decorative arts – celebrating its 10th birthday in October 2016, The Resident reflects on Mayfair’s artistic roots and asks whether rising rents will have a damaging effect

DAMIAN LEWIS TO STAR IN EDWARD ALBEE’S THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?

The enigmatic Damian Lewis returns to the London stage for a 12 week season of Edward Albee’s Tony award-winning play The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

A piece by Ray Caesar that featured in the James Freeman Gallery's 'Decadents' exhibit

WHY THE ART SCENE WILL ALWAYS THRIVE IN ISLINGTON

With soaring house prices and the astronomical cost of gallery space in Islington, there are fears that artistic talent may be pushed out. James Freeman of the James Freeman Gallery and Polly Bielecka of Pangolin tell us why Islington will always be a bearer of groundbreaking artistic talent

The Queen's House, Greenwich, has reopened following a 14-month conservation project

8 THINGS OF BEAUTY AT THE NEWLY REFURBISHED QUEEN’S HOUSE

The Queen’s House in Greenwich reopened on 11 October after a 14-month closure for conservation works to mark its 400th anniversary. The doors open on an array of artistic delights, some of which local art historian Rosalind Whyte introduces us to…

Swan Lake Series by Adrianna eu

THE POWER OF THE FEMALE ARTIST

The Power of Female Artists in the 21st century is as much a statement as a question. From Georgia O’Keefe to Yayoi Kusama, there’s never been a better time for female artists to shine…

Jean-David Malat (photo by Paul Hampartsoumian)

JEAN-DAVID MALAT ON THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS AND BUYERS

Jean-David Malat is the man to know in the arts world right now. Not only does he have a knack for turning unknown artists into international sensations, he is also striving to introduce new potential buyers into the art world to set the scene for the next generation

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