Welcome to my first instalment of 2019. I hope you had a lovely festive break.
Besides feeling fat and STILL hungover following Hogmanay celebrations north of the border, like (I suspect) many of you, I am using January as well-needed recovery period. All socialising is strictly off the agenda.
But if you do fancy venturing out to something safe and interesting, 2019 sees the launch of a brand-new art exhibition by Newcastle artist Davey Brown.Titled ‘The History Of House’, it’s an art exhibition with a cool and unique twist. Covering the early US DJs such as Frankie Knuckles and Tony Humphries, the iconic clubs/parties; Space, The Hacienda, etc; the legendary UK DJs and producers like Judge Jules, Graeme Park, Danny Rampling, Altern8 and Slipmatt, the whole Ibiza scene from the beginning, including DJ Alfredo and the magical Cafe Mambo, this exhibition takes you on a journey.
The exhibition will be held in the very cool Barca Art Bar in Tynemouth near Newcastle, on Sunday, 26th May, at 93 Feet East, Shoreditch, London, on April 18th and also in Ibiza, Glasgow and Manchester with dates and venues to be confirmed. Each leg of the exhibition will begin with a VIP launch from 1pm to 6pm, followed by the general viewing between 7pm and midnight. There will be DJs playing at each venue and footage of Old Skool raves and festivals etc, showing on screens throughout the event. Davey is doing an extra painting for each venue which will be auctioned during the VIP launch. with all proceeds going to a charity local to each venue.
Davey is also running a competition to win a VIP trip to the Ibiza leg of the exhibition. Full details will be released soon. For this and updates about the exhibition, get Davey on:
Onto this new instalment – we venture into Men’s London Fashion Week and pick out some of the more bizarre looks predicted for 2019.
Plus, the first ever Vegan Fashion Week – it had to happen – and also are we all supporting not just Dry January but also Janu hairy?
Thanks to my Guest Editor Mira Manley for the stories this week. xx