The King’s Cross Station is a London landmark that needs little introduction and as a result an architectural exhibition is underway until the 21st of October showcasing the station. It forms part of the John McAslan and Partners special architectural exhibition 2012 at the V&A + RIBA Architectural Gallery and features some amazing installations and models. An architectural exhibition of this calibre does not comes around often and the sheer scale of all the mediums on offer is enough to make central London estate agents and urban enthusiasts line up around the block.
|Despite the film world’s preoccupation with werewolves and vampires, theatre fans know that witches are where it’s all at – which is why the annual staging of Wicked the Musical in London’s West-End is such a popular hit. Action packed with sorcery, special effects and extraordinary costumes, Gregory Maguire’s acclaimed 1995 novel has been taken to new heights by this award-winning Broadway production, which first arrived in the UK in 2006 according to Clapham estate agents.|
Fashion schools such as the London College of Fashion receive hordes of applications each year and this is only the first step towards succeeding in the fashion world. Next week, eighty fashion designers get the chance to display their creations as the London Alternative Fashion Week kicks off in Spitafields down the East End of London.
Whenever a London exhibition of legendarily prolific proportions comes to town, you know that not only is it going to be amazing, but it’s also going to be jam packed with like-minded enthusiasts as well. With an 88 year history, the Yayoi Kusama London Art Exhibition looks tipped to be the biggest fixture this decade (so far at least). The avant-garde octogenarian has done a lot with her time on earth; from rubbing shoulders with Andy Warhol to challenging East-West perceptions of art. Until June 5th 2012, the Tate Modern plays venue to the London exhibition. Properties London and the world over would be so lucky to host such a seminal artist of the pop culture movement; exhibition halls in London were said to vie for the function but the Tate Modern makes so much sense considering the subject matter.
Music director of the Olympics, David Arnold has been quite cryptic about artists performing at the London Olympics closing ceremony. The man behind the curtains has been quoted as saying that the concert will be a ‘celebration of British music.’
Hinting at possible performances from Adele and Elgar, Arnold was non-committal on the subject. Despite his mention of the British powerhouses, the director remained mum as to whether the artists had been booked for the Olympics ceremony.
|All speculation aside, Londoners and tourists planning on attending the Summer Olympics festivities are excited about the closing ceremony. Eager to get their hands on tickets, Olympics attendees are promised an emotionally uplifting experience and an after-party that they won’t soon forget. With half the globe already captivated by Adele’s magnetic live performances, her presence will be essential to achieving the “melting pot of British creativity” promised by organisers of the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. One thing’s certainly clear; the countdown to the Olympics has officially begun. With the summer festivities literally around the corner, estate agents in London have been telling their patrons to make their move if they want to be a part of the 2012 Olympics opening date on the 27th of June.|
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and would be suitors across the capital are looking for new and novel ways to impress the object of their affection. Sometimes it’s not the gifts, the dining and the latest and greatest that can impress the ladies, with a look into the past with a focus on art and culture you can show the sophisticated side of your character. Nothing says love and tragedy as much as Opera whether it’s the melodic voices in foreign languages or the theatrical costumes and set designs lovers always enjoy the soothing sounds and the fantasy of the voices of years gone by. This Valentine’s Day London will seduce you with the performance at the South Bank Open Air theatre of Berlioz’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ by the Orchestra of Enlightenment.
Electronic music lovers impatiently await the announcement of the line-up for this year’s South West Four music festival. For the first time in South West Four’s Impressive 9 year history, the festival will end at 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Two extra hours of Clapham carnage over the span of the weekend will incite fans’ enthusiasm. 2012 has a lot of big events in store for Londoners and tourists lucky enough to visit the capital during the next 12 months.
|According to my London estate agent, all roads will lead to London’s charming Clapham Common on the highly anticipated Bank Holiday weekend; the annual date of the South West Four Festival. The South West Four line-up for 2011, which included prestigious DJs like Pendulum, Underworld, Magnetic Man and Above and Beyond, will make SW4 devotees eager to see whether the line-up for 2012 will possible be able to top last years. The out of this world sunset which concluded Pendulum’s main stage finale is an example of what made South West Four 2011 such a special event. Many of the artists performed their way into South West Four legend. Estate agents Clapham will need to prepare for the influx of people. Events like South West Four are generating increasing interest to the scenic neighbourhood.|
Attention laddies and lassies! The annual celebration of Burns Night is nearly upon us, and although this is a traditionally Scottish affair, Londoners looking to enjoy the Burns Night festivities will find there are plenty of venues in the city planning to honour the occasion.
Burns Night, the traditional celebration of the life and works of iconic Scottish poet Robert “Rabbie” Burns, dates back to the 18th Century; the event, also known as a Burns Supper, is typically held on January 25th, the birthday of Scotland’s beloved “Ploughman Poet”. Whether you’re a Scottish national longing for the traditions of home, or a curious Londoner looking to experience a truly unusual night out, visit one of the London restaurants or pubs hosting Burns Night celebrations this January.
The Clapham Picturehouse will be hosting a luxury chocolate tasting event for lovebirds looking to indulge in some tempting treats, and completing the sweet early-evening experience with a chocolate-themed love story.