Portobello Road Market

21 Oct

Portobello Road, London, W10 5TA

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Portobello is really several markets in one, Saturday being the day when all markets are in full swing. Experience a mile of hustle, haggle, colour and energy and you can also be sure to find some talented and bizarre street performers around Portobello.

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Soane Museum

21 Oct

13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP

Opened: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm

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The architect Sir John Soane’s house, museum and library at No. 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields has been a public museum since the early 19th century. Soane demolished and rebuilt three houses in succession on the north side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, beginning with No. 12 between 1792 and 1794, moving on to No. 13, re-built in two phases in 1808-9 and 1812, and concluding with No. 14, rebuilt in 1823-24.

When he became Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in 1806 Soane began to arrange the books, casts and models in order that the students might have the benefit of easy access to them and proposed opening his house for the use of the Royal Academy students the day before and the day after each of his lectures.

After the death of Sir John Soane, the Museum came under the care of a board of Trustees who were to continue to uphold Soane’s own aims and objectives. A crucial part of their brief was to maintain the fabric of the Museum, keeping it ‘as nearly as circumstances will admit in the state’ in which it was left at the time of Soane’s death in 1837 and to allow free access for students and the public to ‘consult, inspect and benefit’ from the collections. Since 1837, each successive Curator has sought to preserve and maintain Soane’s arrangements as he wished. However, over the years changes have been made and the recent Five-Year Restoration programme sought to restore Soane’s arrangements and effects where they had been lost.

 

Model Making is for all specialist areas

21 Oct
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Fine Art Model Making with thread

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Model Making for Industrial Design

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Model Making for Shoe Design

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3D Typography Models

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3D Packaging Design

The Berwick Street Cloth Shop

20 Oct

34The Berwick Street Cloth Shop is one of London’s leading fabric retailers, selling a huge range of quality textiles. Part of a group of three retail shops and stockrooms in the heart of London’s Soho.

2From coloured lace to embellished fabrics, embroidered silks to faux fur and velvet, The Berwick Street Cloth Shop offers an extensive and diverse range of thousands of fabrics!

 

OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET

20 Oct

Wednesday-at-Old-Spitalfields-Market-1-720x390Just a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, Old Spitalfields Market is the perfect shopping destination. Open seven-days-per-week, the impressive array of shops and stalls draws in shoppers from all over the South East.

The main market days on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday offer shoppers something different each day.

The Thursday Antiques Market offers an array of collectable vintage and antique gems. Friday, is the destination for clothes shoppers and art lovers alike.

On the first and third Friday of the month, a record fair joins the market, with an eclectic mix of different musical styles on offer, including rare and collectable vinyl.

Saturdays offer a themed market each week from affordable vintage, the finest of Old Spitalfields traders, designers makers and many more.

Our Sunday stallholders sell a little bit of everything, offering a market that has something for all the family.

 

V&A Exhibitions to see NOW!

20 Oct

Visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum is often an all day affair and rightly so with so much on and so much to see.

 

Wedding Dresses 1775–2014

Sat 3 May 2014–Sun 15 March 2015

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From key fashion designers including Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang, trace wedding dresses and their exceptional craftsmanship from the last 200 years.

 

Disobedient Objects

Sat 26 July 2014–Sun 1 February 2015

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Disobedient Objects showcases collective creativity that defies standard definitions of art and design exploring the powerful role that objects play in movements for social change, demonstrating how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity.
The exhibition focuses on the period from the late 1970s to the present, with an extensive range of objects from all over the world on display, from Chilean folk art textiles that document political violence, a graffiti-writing robot through to giant inflatable cobblestones thrown at demonstrations.

 

Constable: The Making of a Master

Sat 20 September 2014–Sun 11 January 2015

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This major exhibition reveals how Constable combined a homage to the old masters with a revolutionary approach to capturing light and atmosphere. Discover the method behind the masterpieces as Constable’s most famous paintings are reunited with his ground-breaking preparatory oil sketches. Also on display will be works from the artist’s personal collection – a vital resource for his own practice – as well as engravings of his designs made in the last decade of Constable’s life to secure his lasting legacy.

 

Horst: Photographer of Style

Sat 6 September 2014–Sun 4 January 2015

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Horst P. Horst was one of the leading photographers of the 20th-century. In his illustrious career, Horst traversed the worlds of art, fashion, theatre and high society and was one of Vogue’s star photographers. This exhibition presents his most iconic fashion images and explores Horst’s less well-known work alongside his creative process, influences and legacy as a master photographer.

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

20 Oct

25 September 2014 – 11 January 2015

Constructing Worlds at the Barbican brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.

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Featuring over 250 works, from the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, you will experience a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture.
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