tagged: London

Inside the Neighborhood: What Is Islington?

by Paul Hanford
So, I put a message on Facebook: where is good to hang in Islington? The responses are many and immediate, with more than one of my friends highly rating the cocktails served in 69 Colebrooke Row. In addition, I find out Akari is as good for sushi as Le Mercury is cheap and chearful. Then it hits me: what exactly do I know of this most intermediary of London areas? Regent's Canal, via Flickr user Nick Kenrick Yeah, there have been blurry nights dancing to Motown and New Wave in the... [more]
Posted by Paul Hanford on 1/19/15

A Graffiti Gallery Show That Might Actually Be Good

by Char Jansen
We've not been hugely supportive of institutional presentations of graffiti previously: too often they put out unresponsive, stale, or simply haphazard exhibitions that do not render context or format. They assign too much concept or none at all, and each is as bad as the other. But this massive group show, in association with A(by)P at the new wing of Somerset House, London (ironically, a former tax office) looks like a well-balanced approach to circumventing this problematic art form in the... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 1/13/15

Why Should London Get More Culture Money?

by Char Jansen
Last week, the posted an article: "What Is Wrong With Inequality?" It highlighted the various effects of social unbalances in modern society through some recently published texts on this blazing hot topic. As urban citizens struggle against markets and unfair pay, and the 1 percent become wealthier, what happens to culture? "The equality of citizens is an ideal worth defending"—after all, as the FT concludes. Peter Stark, Christopher Gordon, and David Powell, three British arts professionals... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 10/21/14

Yes, this House is a Shrine: Artangel Opens Van Gogh Residence in London

by Keren Goldberg
I was very excited when I received a letter from Artangel, and realised it contained not the tickets I bought to their new commission, but rather texts relating to the work itself. The envelope contained a duplication of two historical letters, dated 1974: the first was a request written by Arthur Brown, the former landlord of 87 Hackford Road in London, addressed to the local council asking them to avoid demolishing his property, as it was recently revealed by a local postman that it once... [more]
Posted by Keren Goldberg on 5/15/14

2013: Paris or London? Philippa Snow and James Loks with a Tale of Two Cities

by ArtSlant Team
James Loks <************************>   to Philippa 23/12/2013         I've just been trying to think about what I'm going to say, in between writing shopping lists and looking at fish stew recipes. Yes we are eating fish stew for christmas which is largely because my wife is Polish, carp is not very tasty and we don't have a bath in which to keep it. This takes a longer explanation but you can google it. And... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 1/9/14

Lounge Lover

by Chris Osburn
Lounge Lover 1 Whitby St London E2 7DP 0207 012 1234     Worked up a thirst while gallery hopping about London's East End?  Consider stopping in at Lounge Lover (right off Bethnal Green Road and just up from Brick Lane and only a short walk from Shoreditch High Street) for some of London's most eye-candy-rific décor as well as one of the tastiest of most inventive cocktail menus you'll ever peruse in this town! Lounge Lover (a sister establishment to the nearby and... [more]
Posted by Chris Osburn on 1/26/09

A New Perspective for a New Millenium

by Frances Guerin
  Millenium Bridge London between Tate Modern (Bankside) and St. Paul's (City)       One of the joys of London is walking along the refurbished Thames Southbank Centre, especially in the early evening when it is busy, the lights are on, the fog lowers over the river, and the buskers, skateboarders and promenaders are out in full force. Now that the Millenium Footbridge is complete, you can walk across to St Paul’s after your visit to the Tate Modern, and see the whole scene from a... [more]
Posted by Frances Guerin on 1/11/09
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