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Blur To Launch Their Own Ice Cream – ‘The Magic Whip’

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food As part of a slightly bizarre marketing campaign to promote their brand new album – The Magic Whip – Blur have announced that they’ll be creating their own Ice Cream. Teaming up with The Lickators, a company that’s already worked on Music-related flavours that include Jiggy Pop and John Lemon, Blur’s very own Magic Whip is a “Dairy Vanilla Custard Ice Cream rippled with Raspberry Sauce” and will be available on the band’s upcoming...

LOIS: Getting crafty in Peckham

A business focussing on London designer-makers is getting creative down in Peckham. The best part? You can join in the fun. Midwifery isn’t usually a profession one associates with art, but that’s the transition Helen Ward went through a few years ago, when she ditched the NHS-issue uniform for something a little more colourful (and hopefully less itchy). “I was training to be a midwife and realised that it just wasn't what I wanted to be doing, and I’d always...

Event – ‘Slipknot: Dysfunctional Family Portraits’

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend Paul Harries' latest photography exhibition. To celebrate the launch of his new collection of photos, titled 'Slipknot: Dysfunctional Family Portraits' the Strand Gallery is displaying Harries' work from 6th - 17th May. As a long-time fan of Slipknot's music and regular reader of Kerrang! Magazine (to whom Harries is a regular contributor) it was an absolute pleasure to view these striking images up close. Slipknot are a band with a storied history, and Paul has...

What do London’s main parties say about Arts and Culture?

Not got around to voting yet? Take a look at what the main parties active in London want to do with arts and culture. Labour Labour wants to guarantee a universal entitlement to a creative education so that every young person has access to cultural activity and the arts in schools and after-school clubs. The party has said it would require any institution that receives arts funding to open up their doors to young people, and work with public bodies to rebalance...

Heaven Adores You – Film Review

By Stephen Mayne  It was film that brought me to Elliott Smith, and it’s in film that director Nickolas Dylan Rossi finds him again. I was 15 and in search of something when I first came across the scene in The Royal Tenenbaums where Luke Wilson tries to take his own life. Playing over it is Needle in the Hay, a devastating song off Elliott’s second solo album. The intense pain and beauty had me hooked. That’s how it is with...

Record Review: Michael Baker – Keys To The Kingdom

By Declan Roberts (@DeclanMR) It’s been a while since we last heard music from London based singer-songwriter Michael Baker. His earlier singles, released a couple of years ago now, actually make up a sampler of 'Keys To The Kingdom'. Although he’s been quiet on the release front, he has been exceptionally busy on the tour circuit with various appearances around London, a stopover show in Cologne and most recently a trip down to Brighton at the Night House. Opening track...

Curationism: A problem of definition?

By William Cooper Art books don’t often attain cross-discipline popularity, but David Balzer seems to have achieved just that with his discussion on the rise of curating, a book which is becoming almost as prolific as its subject matter. Not since the YBAs of the 90s have books about art captured the wider public’s imagination and intrigue (Julian Stallabrass’s High Art Lite springs to mind here) as powerfully. Back then we were interested in the lifestyles and characters behind an unmade...

Bank Holiday: Culture in the City

Ah, what a difference a week makes: feels like only yesterday we were bringing you the best in outdoor art to enjoy in our sunny city. Now that the clouds have rolled over just in time for the Bank Holiday (standard), here’s a quick arts guide for Sunday and Monday, with a few indoor options for those damp moments. Pick Me Up graphic arts festival The graphic arts festival returns with drawings and prints by artists, creative groups and galleries from...

Five Reasons why St. Anger is Metallica’s Best Album

By Daniel Drage (@DanDrage) The Drum Sound To some it may resemble the sound of someone bouncing a peddle bin on a trampoline, but I really love the snare sound on St. Anger – the most tribal, guttural, ballsy noise that ever was crafted within Lars Ulrich’s jazzy little palms. Like clocking on for an eternal nightshift at the factory of ROCK, the tight snares represent the sound of industrial Metallica – a production line of sinuous meta-beats, atonal enough...

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