“Many of David Bailey’s portraits have become 20th century icons, so seeing them in the flesh (and in some cases quite a bit of flesh!) was fantastic.
Two series which I didn’t know and which really made an impression on me were his candid and rather intimate family shots, as well as the experimental images he shot on the set of the 1985 film Revolution, in which he sought to mimic how photographs of soldiers in the American Revolutionary War would have looked, had photography existed in those days. For these he took the images, exposed the negatives onto x-ray film and then printed them through water to give the effect of an imperfect lens.”
Igor (Senior Designer)
To buy tickets: www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bailey/exhibition.php
Our lovely intern Alex Rombach will be leaving us shortly, (sob) and as she’s new to London – she’s from The Black Forest in Germany – she asked us for a few tips on great places to go in London. The studio came back with a whopping 33 Must See places.
If you have any additions to make to our London ‘must sees’ please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
20. Secret Cinema – wonderful monthly event that turns cinema into the most incredible immersive experience. No one knows what film they are going to see, the location and dress theme are revealed just before… its on tonight tomorrow and Sunday night. Go if you can!
21. Dennis Sever’s House – a beautiful house in East London that brings the past to life in the most charming way.
…Brick Lane is so good on a Sunday too, if you go, wander down to their famous 24 hour bagel shops and check out Beyond Retro – its one of the best vintage stores in London.
24. The 100 Club - www.the100club.co.uk - This Oxford street jazz venue is an institution and has its place sealed for ever in music history, the basement venue might look like any other gig venue but as the pictures on the walls testify the great and good of rock and punk have played here, everyone from the Rolling Stones to The Sex Pistols to Oasis. Bands always try harder at The 100 Club.
Last night our very own drinks expert Alex Ririe held a fabulous wine tasting event at our office, making a pretty rowdy bunch of creatives even rowdier.
When Alex isn’t being a Business Director at CPB, she holds wine tasting evenings. And she’s very well qualified to do so – she is a (rather rare) Associate of the Institute of Wines and Spirits, having recently completed her Level 4 Diploma in Wine & Spirits and even winning the prestigious IWSC Waitrose Scholarship in 2013.
And so, after much begging on our part, she finally treated us to a fabulous wine tasting evening for 27 of our most passionate boozers.
We tasted seven very different wines with particularly unusual grape variances, which she matched with a suitable choice of cheese for each. We tasted some amazing wines not only from France, Italy and Spain, but also from Austria, Hungary and Armenia. And as we sipped and slurped (never spitting), Alex gave us some great facts about the wines, their provenance and what foods to match them to. Cleverly, she included some paper so we could scribble some notes, or we’d have never remembered in the morning…