Beverly Hills John


Cinema’s trash maestro John Waters may not have directed a film since 2004, but if anything “the peoples’ pervert” is more venerated than ever. When A Dirty Shame (his last film to date) tanked, ...
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Tough & Tender: Sheila Rock at LOOK/15


The Liverpool International Photography 2015 Festival opens Friday May 15. LOOK/15 is the north’s premier photographic festival and one of only a handful in the UK, delivering exhibitions, ...
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Get Fresh!


It is the beginning of another sun-drenched spring morning in Madrid. Sadly it is also my last day in the capital of Spain, however its exciting culmination is a visit to La Fresh Gallery, ...
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Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude


For the first time in the UK in over 25 years an exhibition devoted exclusively to the art of Egon Schiele is on display. Schiele (1890 – 1918) is one of the most important artists of the ...
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Anaconda Johnny


Anaconda Johnny is the latest collaboration between one of Britain’s most innovative and prolific writers Jeremy Reed, who has written more than 45 books of cutting-edge prose and poetry, and ...
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House of Trannies


Over the past decade East London has been the burgeoning epicentre of all things alternative, interesting and trendy. Sadly, as soon as an area in London obtains this ‘cool’ status the ...
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Artwork stolen from Winter Pride Art Awards 2014


Saturday night’s Winter Pride Art Awards 2014 has been struck a shocking blow as eight pieces of artwork were stolen from the exhibition wall. Artwork by artists Jane Moore and Eleanor ...
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Jason Atomic sketches Alternative Miss World 2014


Jason Atomic had been aware of Andrew Logan since childhood, he was one of his mum’s favourite artists. As a massive Divine fan, he loved watching the film of the 1978 Alternative Miss World when
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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair


The 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to London’s Somerset House. The fair is a leading platform for artists, galleries, curators, independent art centres and institutions ...
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Hunks and Hounds for animal rescue


World-renowned photographer and creative director, Mike Ruiz, has seen and shot the best of them. From Betty White to Prince, the magic he captures through the lens, and the resulting images, ...
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If Disney did hipsters


Hipsdey by Ntok for DesignCrowd What would happen if Disney turned some of our most loved cartoon characters into modern day hipsters? This was the challenge set in a recent contest by virtual ...
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The Unforgettable & the Unspoken


Photography by Bobby Sham The oral history of older gay men in Hong Kong is to be explored in a new exhibition as a part of a festival at King’s College London. Presented by the Arts & ...
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Andrew Logan’s Alternative Miss World is making a neon comeback!


In 1972, Andrew Logan’s Alternative Miss World first took to the stage, a celebration of the creativity of the individual. On 18 October for the thirteenth time, and following a five year ...
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After Dark


A new exhibition featuring four influential artists, all of whom reference or have been inspired by London’s club kids and their alternative scene, is due to open.  The exhibiting artists ...
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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery


I have a terrible secret to confess: the novels of Virginia Woolf, doyenne of the literary world and one of the most celebrated writers in the UK, leave me cold. I’ve just never been able ...
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