Examining The Growth Of London’s Cultural Offering

Over the past decade London’s contemporary art landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation. Growing from just a handful of galleries, the capital is now the unrivalled leader of the European art market and the second largest contemporary art centre in the world, closely following New York. Despite downturns in the economy and unrest in the…

Remembering Carsten Höller’s The Double Club

The Double Club was a place that explored the subtle intersections between cultures, art, fashion, music and celebrity. Conceived as a 24-week project, it was part of an increasing trend for guerrilla venues, spontaneously transforming an unassuming space in north London. As the brainchild of the contemporary German artist Carsten Höller, with critical support from…

Voices At The Table: Celebrating Soul-Nourishing Food Writing

When three writers realised they were all having parallel conversations about a desire to share the food writing they loved, Voices At The Table was born. The monthly event series which celebrates the breadth of the food writing genre through readings and performance, kicks off this month, and it’s a collaboration between Miranda York, editor…

Interview: Inside Lee Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation

Lee Alexander McQueen’s work was typified by a strong understanding of the benefits of bringing together seemingly disparate fields, such as art and technology, traditional crafts and contemporary processes, to create something innovative. Launched in 2015, Sarabande’s east London site, once functioning stables for working horses, provides makers with a dynamic environment to experiment with…

Meet London’s Craft Distillers

London has long been reputed for its production, and consumption, of gin. Tastes have vastly refined since The Gin Craze first took root in the city during the early 18th century, provoking a legislative backlash against the sale of the spirit. Today, the capital is home to a number of craft distilleries, keeping the traditional…

The Aesthete’s Wish List: 10 Things You Can Buy Right Now

Reviewing April’s new drops, restocks, and bounteous auctions, Something Curated has assembled a list of ten of the most desirable items available for purchase in London this month, spanning art, fashion, home and more.   Home Jean Prouvé || 6×9 Demountable House With ‘Pyrobal’ Fireplace Jean Prouvé was a twentieth century pioneer and an innovative…

Sedition’s Rory Blain & Magnum Photos’ Anne Bourgeois-Vignon Share Their Favourite Works

Sedition, the digital art platform conceived by gallerist Rory Blain, announced last month an international partnership with Magnum Photos, celebrating Magnum’s 70th anniversary. 70 at 70 sees the two organisations join forces to present collections of iconic photographic and video works from Magnum’s archives, created over the last 70 years. The partnership involves the launch…

Exhibitions, Performances & Retail Openings Not To Be Missed In April

April brings a whole host of new exhibitions and promising openings, including recent Slade graduate Jack West’s first solo exhibition at Castor Projects, actor-playwright Jonathon Young and choreographer Crystal Pite’s collaborative presentation at Sadler’s Wells, rapper Drake’s first European clothing store, and much more. Something Curated has compiled a cultural calendar of the best on…

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