Lauren Franceschini

The best craftsmen come to town for London Craft Week

From May 3rd through 7th, London will be taken over by the best of the best in the crafting world. The second annual London Craft Week will feature a massive program of over 130 events over the span of five days. Events will occur across the city and feature hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Shakespeare400: London to celebrate the Death of the Bard

Though the true anniversary of Shakespeare’s death falls on Friday April 22nd, the end of April and beginning of May will be dedicated to the 400th anniversary of his death. King’s College London has coordinated Shakespeare400, “a consortium of leading cultural, creative, and educational organisations”. Through a series of exhibitions, performances, conferences, talks, and publications, […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Record Store Day 2016: Where to go for the best of the festivities

Saturday April 16th marks the 8th annual Record Store Day. Since the first Record Store Day in San Francisco in 2008 was kicked off by Metallica, Record Store Day has continued to be recognized by hundreds of independent record shops across the UK. Record Store Day is the one day a year dedicated to the […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Celebrate Literature with The London Book Fair!

2016 marks the 45th anniversary of The London Book Fair (LBF), a three-day event serving as the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital channels. Each year LBF welcomes exhibitors from 60 countries and 25,000 attendees from 124 countries. Exhibitors are welcome to […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Art Night: London to receive their own “nuit blanche”

Mark your calendars for 6pm the night of July 2nd and get ready to watch London transform into a stage for a series of large-scale art installations and performances for one night only. Inspired by the “nuit blanches” (sleepless nights) popular in Paris, Art Night is set to become London’s newest annual contemporary arts festival. […]

 Lauren Franceschini

London Games Festival: A celebration of the art, culture, and business of video games

All around the world, the platform of video games have become the generation’s newest and most exciting art form. From April 1st-10th, The London Games Festival celebrates the art, culture, and business of the video gaming industry. The festival features 15 official events across 10 different locations in London from Somerset House to Southbank and […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Calling all Creatives! Upcoming Employment Opportunity!

Through collaboration with the commercial creative industry, British Design & Art Direction (D&AD) have created an alternative way to find, support, and employ creative excellence. D&AD are looking for 15 participants between the ages of 18 and 26 who have not been to university to take part in a free, 12-week, London-based night school program. […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Up-and-Coming Artist Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa, a London-born singer-songwriter, is set to become the music industry’s next obsession. The 20 year old was born to Albanian parents and grew up around the musical influences of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and Nelly Furtado. As a child, Lipa attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School until 13 when her father’s job moved […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Menuhin Competition 2016: London to host “the Olympics of the Violin”

Marking the 100th anniversary of Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, the 2016 Menuhin Competition will take place here in London from April 7th-17th. The 10-day event features 44 of the world’s best young violinists under the age of 22 in a host of formal competitions, recitals, and more. Each […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Art Textiles: Displaying the work and inspirations of Marian Clayden

Running until April 17th at the Fashion and Textile Museum, The Festival of Textiles seeks to display the contributions of the brightest textile developers, artists, and designers in the UK through a series of exhibitions, installations, and research. In collaboration with the Festival of Textiles, Art Textiles is a unique exhibition that features the work […]