Monthly Archives: April 2014


With the recent opening of The Glamour of Italian Fashion: 1945-2014 at the V&A, we interview the curator Sonet Stanfill about her experience in her profession and her work in this fabulous exhibition.

The World’s Best Restaurants

S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna unveiled The World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s last night. We look at the Top 10 to make the list, and some absolutely outstanding restaurants & chefs.

Chris Marker At The Whitechapel Gallery

Chris Marker (1921-2012), visionary French photographer, filmmaker, writer and multimedia artist, is welcomed to The Whitechapel Gallery in his first UK retrospective.


Guerrilla graffiti artist Banksy has condemned the exhibition Stealing Banksy as “disgusting” and unauthorised on its opening day, after the group behind the controversial exhibit defended their decision to remove his art from spaces and sell it. The event has been courting controversy ever since it was first announced.

Secret Art Galleries in London

London is the city well-known for its venues for contemporary arts. Art lovers could be overwhelmed by galleries ranging from highly commercial to purely experimental, from the brilliant to the bizarre. If you find yourself reaching a point of ‘been there; seen that’ about galleries, and would like to seek an alternative to London’s mainstream art galleries, then look no further. Based on Timeout London ,look at our list of hidden secret art galleries to fit your needs.


With the upcoming opening of Blues Kitchen: Shoreditch we took this opportunity to interview London-based bar and restaurant group owner Steve Ball. Along with the recent acquisition of renowned East London venue The Cat and Mutton on Broadway Market, Columbo group is growing and we are promised many good nights to come.

Yayoi Kusama | New Projects Revealed in Taiwan and Japan

Japanese pop artist Yayoi Kusama is to create a large public sculpture called ‘Let’s Go and See Our Boyfriends in High Heels ‘ and will be installed next June in a public plaza in front of the new Yuanlin train Station in Taiwan.

The Eggshibition | Easter Installation at Metropolitan Hotel

Metropolitan by COMO, London is celebrating Easter by turning the hotel lobby into an art gallery, with ‘The Eggshibition’, an imaginative twist on traditional Easter eggs. The work will be available in the Met’s lobby for hotel guests and the general public to view throughout April 2014, before being auctioned in the Met Bar on 30 April.

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

he 12th May 2014 will see the announcement of the winner of the 17th annual Photography Prize, and the £30,000 award presented by the Photographer’s Gallery, London.

Margaux I Interview with Head chef Xavier Castella Vilamajo

A recent addition to Gloucester road, Margaux offers diners with a French/Italian inspired menu and a mix of much-loved European favourites and many wine-based dishes.

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 | Two Centuries of Romantic Fashion

This spring, V&A is to present Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, the exhibition tracing the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its interpretation by leading couturiers and designers. Fashion lovers will be able to experience a panorama of fashion over the last two centuries.

Weekly Art News | The Week In Pictures

When Haunch of Venison closed in March 2013, the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos was left without a gallery in London or New York—the two cities where Haunch, which was bought by Christie’s in 2007, had spaces. Since her gallery closed, Vasconcelos’s career has been on an upward trajectory: