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Sean Scully’s Exhibition - 'Uninsideout'

Blain|Southern Gallery is presenting Sean Scully’s first exhibition with the gallery, named 'Uninsideout'. Featuring large-scale, multi-panel paintings, as well as works on paper, sculpture and a group of his celebrated Landline paintings, the exhibition will offer an overview of the artist’s multi-faceted oeuvre. 

Rhythm has always been of central importance to Scully, and much of the work in Uninsideout has a palpable musical structure. Rhythm emerges from both his sources of inspiration, such as music and poetry, but also in his process, visible in the fluid handling of his medium and his own powerful movement as he paints. The geometric structure that characterises his work creates a background rhythm, opening up space for improvisation and new pictorial ideas. 

'Freddie For A Day' Event

The ‘Freddie For A Day’ initiative was launched in 2010 by The Mercury Phoenix Trust and is held annually on his birthday. The Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting Aids Worldwide - was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach in memory of rock band Queen’s iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury who died in 1991 from AIDS.

In the last 26 years the Trust has given away over 16 million dollars in his name and funded over 700 projects in the global battle against HIV/AIDS.

Fashion Designer - Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen

Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen launched her eponymous fashion practice after graduating from Central Saint Martins MA in 2012, where she was awarded the Armani Scholarship under the late Professor Louise Wilson OBE. She has presented collections both on-/off-schedule LFW, PWF and Oslo Runway as well as exhibited at Center For Style/Melbourne, Diorama/Oslo and Amaze/Stockholm. 

Five Personally Selected Black Bags for AW18

GUCCI Soho leather cross-body bag

Established in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, the Florentine label has become one of the world's most coveted and influential fashion names. The iconic GG logo usually found repeated across canvas, is re-worked into a single interlocking crest on the Soho cross-body bag. Fashioned in soft grained leather, it opens to reveal plenty of space for all your essentials and it hangs from a slender strap with an oversized tassel detail.

Five Amazing Fashionable Sports Shoes

GUCCI Ladies New Ace bee-embroidered leather trainers

Describing Gucci's AW16 collection as eccentric and colourful, Alessandro Michele demonstrates the aesthetic with these New Ace trainers. Crafted from smooth leather complete with signature web stripes, the iconic Italian brand's Creative Director updates the classic style with an embroidered bee detail and snake-embossed metallic leather panel.

Five Amazing Black Coats for AW18

KAREN MILLEN Belted wool-blend coat

Establishing her eponymous high street label in 1981, tailored outerwear for all occasions has long been the mission of Karen Millen. This long line coat is cut from a soft wool-blend and fastens with concealed buttons and waist ties. Draw attention to the oversized notch lapels with an embellished shirt collar, or alternatively a leather mini dress.

Fashion Designer - OSMAN

OSMAN, the eponymous label from London-based Osman Yousefzada, made its debut in 2007.  Deeply rooted in the creative worlds of both art and fashion, Osman’s unique architectural aesthetic and strong, sculptural designs both flatter and celebrate the woman’s body, qualities which have established the designer as one of London’s most exciting talents.

British born Osman Yousefzada studied at Central Saint Martin’s before going on to launch his own label, which soon after was nominated for the annual Designs of the Year award (2007) at the Design Museum, which features the best 100 designs internationally, selected from all design disciplines.

Art Exhibition - Erkka Nissinen

For his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, Erkka Nissinen presents nine new ink drawings, in which he trains his characteristically absurdist humour on the subject of surveillance and shame. The setting for these works is a series of bare, windowless rooms, all of which seem to belong to the same sprawling, Kafka-esque facility. 

Here, men indulge in various kinks (urophagia, autofellatio, disappearing up to their necks in the rectum of a pig), observed either by anonymous, silhouetted onlookers, or their own horrified wives and kids. In other images, these men become subject to seemingly arbitrary arrest, interrogation, and cartoonish punishments. 

Carnaby Celebrates Bees' Needs Week

The week long ‘Carnabee’ takeover is in support of Defra’s campaign to raise awareness of bees and other pollinators – and importantly, what we can do to help them thrive. Bees are responsible for 80% of the pollination that occurs in the world and play an integral part of pollinating plants, food crops and sustaining the entire food chain. Pretty important stuff.

Carnaby is already home to over 1,000 flower window boxes with pollinating flowers and in addition to this, homes around 30,000 bees in hives across the Carnaby roof tops.

Celebrated All-Natural Italian Gelataria Opens First London Store

Grom, the authentic Italian gelateria, which serves 100% natural gelato in an array of delicious flavours, has opened its first UK shop on London's Piccadilly.
Grom has gained a cult international following thanks to its daring and creative ‘Flavour of the Month’ offering alongside an array of traditional favourites. There’s no need to panic - the likes of stracciatella, fior di latte, and pistachio are all firmly on the menu, alongside the ever-popular classic lemon sorbet.