Lauren Franceschini

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize brings light to international politics, identity, and migration

Beginning April 15th, the Photographer’s Gallery in Soho will host the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (DBPFP) and subsequent exhibition of the nominees’ work. The DBPFP is renowned as Europe’s biggest photo award with the prize being £30,000 for the best exhibition by a living photographer of any nationality. The 2016 exhibition focuses on political concerns, […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Adele Concert Review: Broken Basses and Booming Ballads

On Monday, March 21st, Adele took to the O2 stage for another night of the London leg of her European tour. Monday was her fifth consecutive performance at the O2 and she had high hopes for the crowd during the show, “Five is my lucky number; I was born on the fifth of the fifth, […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Dior and I: Somerset House’s latest addition to their Unorthodocs series

Set to premier on Monday, March 21st, Dior and I is the latest addition to Somerset House’s documentary series Unorthodocs. Featuring only documentaries that have won awards, been screened at international festivals, but fall outside the remit of British television, the series has been long-standing with its dedication to raising the exposure of great documentary films […]

 Lauren Franceschini

House of Illustration’s Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics

London’s House of Illustration, the UK’s only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration, will continue to host Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics until May 15th. Comix Creatrix features original artwork from 100 female writer/illustrators whose genres vary anywhere from the 1800s to present day, observational comedy to surreal fantasy, challenging biography and subversive dissent. […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Upcoming Spoken Word Festival: Roundhouse’s The Last Word

Tickets are currently on sale for The Last Word Festival! Created in collaboration with the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and home to their annual Poetry Slam, the Roundhouse will host some of the largest and forthcoming names in UK talent for the third year running. The Last Word, a festival of spoken word, storytelling, and live performance […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Album Review: Matt Corby’s Telluric

With warm weather and music festival season right around the corner, Matt Corby’s debut album, Telluric, is the prefect soundtrack for a laid-back afternoon of baking in the sunshine of Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, California’s Coachella, or even one’s own backyard. With dreamy, rhythmic croons and hints of bluesy jazz elements complimented by guitar work that soothes every […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Calling all dancers! Be part of the National Youth Dance Company

The National Youth Dance Company (NYDC), hosted by Sadler’s Wells Theatre, is set to be announcing the dates for their Experience Workshops in early Spring. Each year, NYDC searches for thirty new dancers to join the company through a series of workshops. Experience Workshops are for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18 from diverse […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Upcoming Exhibition: Finding 50 Fridas

In partnership with Women’s History Month, next Thursday, March 17th, marks the beginning of The East End Prints Shop’s 17-day exhibition featuring portraits of Frida Kahlo. The East End Print Shop will be selling portraits of Kahlo created by over 50 artists of varying mediums. Many categories of art will be featured including drawings, mosaics, street art, […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Celebrating Creative Women: London’s Women of the World Festival

In celebrating International Women’s Day, London’s Women of the World festival kicked off March 8th at the Southbank Centre and will run until March 13th. By way of art and expression, Women of the World (WOW) seeks to dive further into the question: “why is gender equality taking so long to achieve?”. Through dozens of creative displays […]