Scott Grummett collaborated once again with the incredible Mr Matt Whiley, legendary mixologist , otherwise known as The Talented Mr Fox, who has recently opened a new bar to run alongside The Town Hall Hotel’s Peg + Patriot. Showdown opened on the 5th of August below Marylebone’s The Lockhart restaurant.
Matt has created cocktails to complement the Lockhart’s Brad McDonalds’s Southern American food menu such as the toasted marshmallow infused fizzy Pina Colada. Honestly it tastes like Alcoholic Disneyland. The ones in the pictures are, clockwise from top left
— yellow door: 1235 vanilla donut, finlandia, absinthe, benedictine, vanilla bitters, egg yolk
— campside colada: bacardi, bbq pineapple, lime, toasted coconut, house marshmallow soda
— bottle aged sazerac: rye whiskey, sugar, bitters, absinthe
Wired commissioned Jay Brooks to photograph fountain maestro David Bracey getting appropriately wet in the fountain in Granary Square in London’s Kings Cross.
Bracey is the director of The Fountain Workshop, a London based company that has created cutting edge fountains bringing joy, excitement and wet feet to public spaces around Britain and across the world. Their commissions can be seen in a number of British cities as well as, amongst others, Copenhagen and the UAE. The latest commission is the gamification of the fountains in Granary Square. The 1080 water jets have been programmed to play the classic arcade game Snake using a smartphone app. Playtime is between 5pm and 9pm if you fancy an early evening soaking.
In November 2014 Liam Arthur traveled to The West Bank to help pick olives and to photograph the people there who live their ordinary lives against an extraordinary back ground of sectarianism and strife. The result is ‘Occupied – Portraits of The West Bank’ a gentle but powerful set of images that reveal the everyday life that lies behind the drama and the violence of the news feeds. The pictures are moving because they capture moments of normalness, kids go to school and play football, farmers pick olives and tend goats. But it is all against the unseen but ever present background of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
‘Occupied – Portraits of The West Bank’ is currently featured on the photo mag website Of The Land and Us together with an article by Liam about his journey and how he created the project.
Jay Brooks has created the image for the Lyric Theatre‘s new production ‘Tipping The Velvet‘ which brings Sarah Waters’ audacious bestselling novel to the stage in an electrifying new adaptation by playwright Laura Wade (Posh, Royal Court/West End), directed by Lyndsey Turner (Chimerica, Almeida/West End).
What’s it about? Well, according to the Lyric website ‘It’s 1887 and Nancy Astley sits in the audience at her local music hall: she doesn’t know it yet, but the next act on the bill will change her life. Tonight is the night she’ll fall in love… with the thrill of the stage and with Kitty Butler, a girl who wears trousers.
Giddy with desire and hungry for experience, Nancy follows Kitty to London where unimaginable adventures await.’
Intriguing – and we are also warned that the play contains scenes of a sexual nature.
A Lyric Hammersmith & Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production ‘Tipping The Velvet’ opens on 18th September.
If you haven’t been already, you still have two weeks to get down to One Nation Under A Groove, Youth Club Archive‘s multimedia celebration of everything sub-cultural at the Southbank Centre.
The photographic exhibition features 120 images from the PYMCA Archive which chart the twists and turns of style and youth culture over the last half century, with work from 50 photographers including Shoot’s Gavin Watson who provided the poster image above.
There’s also a screening room showing Dazed Digital‘s acclaimed Music Nation series and documentaries from independent film makers, like Will Robson-Scott and Nick Cunard, as well as a host of other cool things to do.
One Nation Under A Groove is open every day at SE1 8XX, The Festival Village under the Queen Elizabeth Hall. So get on down!
Jay Brooks was commissioned by the Directors Guild of America’s Quarterly magazine to shoot Danny Boyle, the greatest British film maker of our time, for the cover of their Summer issue.
Boyle whose extraordinary list of achievements includes Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and the opening of the 2012 London Olympics gave a typically down to earth but brilliant interview to coincide with the photoshoot, covering the whole of his career from the first film he ever saw to his up-coming bio-pic of the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Read the full interview here.
Scarlet Page‘s crowdfunding campaign to finance the publication of her book ‘Resonators’, portraits of the greatest guitar players of the age, finished on 7th August and we are pleased to announce it was a resounding success.
By the deadline 214 backers had pledged over £26,000, £10,000 more than the original target. So huge thanks and congratulations to everyone involved and we look forward to arrival of the book later in the year.
You can follow the progress and development of the project on the Resonators Facebook page and we will be blogging and tweeting further updates as the launch date approaches. Follow Scarlet on Twitter here.
With the start of the 2015-2016 Premier League season this weekend, Liam Arthur celebrates with his personal project on kids football.
He photographed the football kids of the Priory Park Football Club in north London at the end of last season and plans to continue the work in the new term. His fresh images really capture the enthusiasm, energy, the pure joy and fun of the kids game.
Scott Grummett‘s latest piece for Esquire’s Style section features ‘four far-flung exotic cocktails for adventurous barflies, each discovered by a master British mixologist.’
The cocktails all contain at least one unusual and esoteric key ingredient: soju from South Korea, baijiu from China, aquavit from Norway and arrack from Sri Lanka.
If you’re thirsty and desperate to find out more, go to Scott’s blog where you can find the recipes