Friday, May 25News For London


London Pancake Day 2016- what the flip is it all about?

Culture, Experience, Food, Media, News, Politics
If your mother ever told you “Don’t play with your food!”, then Pancake Day is the one day every year where it is perfectly fine to do so. Pancake Day, which is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday is also known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Over the 40-days of Lent, people fast from ‘rich foods’ in favour of plain food. In London, not everyone one eats their pancakes, but they also play with them. Across the city, there are many races to traditionally mark the beginning of Lent, such as the Great Spitalfields Pancake Race and the Leadenhall Market Pancake Race. One of the popular Shrove Tuesday events is the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race organised by the charity Rehab. The Pancake Race, which is in its 19th year, was held in Victoria Tower Gardens nex

Warhol&Avedon exhibition opens 9th February at Gagosian gallery

Culture, Experience, Look
Gagosian London gallery based at King's Cross is opening a new exhibition where Andy Warhol's and Richard Avedon's work will be paired together for the first time. The exhibition will open its doors to its visitors from the 9th of February and will remain there until 23rd of April. Photo by Jack Mitchell The gallery will exhibit works from both artists from 1950's to 1990's and will present Avedon's photography work and Warhol's screen-printing art. Both artists rose to fame in after war America and both shared interest in portraiture. The exhibition will juxtapose  both artists works that emphasise cultural difference, political power, and inevitability of mortality. It will begin with Avedon's The Family (1976) that showcase sixty-nine individuals at the centre of American  politic

Eritrean Church under threat from bulldozers in the Calais ‘Jungle’

Experience, Politics, Video
As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates the plight of Eritreans fleeing persecution goes unnoticed. But Eritreans account for the largest group of those seeking asylum in the UK. I joined a group of young London volunteers with the International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers (ICERAS) and the Comboni Missionary Sisters who have been offering support to refugees since 2012. The situation in Calais is part of a wider refugee crisis across Europe with huge numbers stranded in the Mediterranean and never reach their final destination. The international concerns over human rights breaches in Eritrea, include the forced conscription of children and elderly people into military service and the rape of female conscripts.     As refugees come and go, th

New contemporary art exhibition inspired by Jorge Luis Borges

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Scetches by Greek artist Christiana Soulou show imaginary beings in a new exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ.   Christiana Soulou, "Le devoreur d’ombres“, 2013, coloured pencil on paper, 8.2 x 11.8 inches / 21 x 30 cm, © Christiana Soulou, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin & Sadie Coles HQ, London.   “The Book of Imaginary Beings after Jorge Luis Borges” that was shown at the Venice Biennale before, will be presented by Sadie Coles HQ gallery in West London from the 26th of January on. Discover the character of unreality in Soulou’s drawings of strange creatures created by human imagination throughout history. The exhibition will be free to audiences and will remain open from 26 January-20 February. (More details can be found down below). The exhibition consists of