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Weekend Plans: Life in Context

#Behind the Picture

Wars of the Roses Towton, United Kingdom, 2008

What: The Bigger Picture: A story told twice by Tom Craig & A.A. Gill
Where: Flaere Gallery
When: Till 10 March 2012. Gallery open: Thurs: 10am – 8pm. Fri: 10am – 6pm. Sat: 10am – 4pm
Why: Photographer Tom Craig and renowned critic and writer A.A. Gill have travelled together on assignments across four continents in the last eight years. Flaere Gallery, in association with Quintessentially, brings together 20 unseen photographs by Tom Craig which are accompanied by texts by A.A. Gill to give each image a rich context. Expect texts that are not just descriptions of what you see in front of you. Instead of telling a story alongside each other, the aim is to create multi-layered and complimentary work:
‘This is a personal story told twice; a collaboration between a writer and a photographer that demonstrates how two perspectives and two media tell a different story from the same scene – and how together they make the narrative so much the richer.’

#Behind the Music

What: 80 Years of Recording at Abbey Road Studios
Where: Abbey Road Studios
When: 10th & 11th, 23 – 25th March
Why: As part of their 80th anniversary celebrations, the Abbey Road Studios will be opening their doors to the public for a unique experience. Get an insight into the secrets and history of one of the world’s most iconic studios. Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan – authors of the book ‘Recording the Beatles’ – will give an insightful presentation. The ’80 Years of Recording at Abbey Road Studios’ talk will explore the studios’ decades of landmark recordings, celebrating the technology and sonic creativity that lead to epoch defining music from feted artists. You will also have the chance to get up close to the original vintage equipment including some of the very instruments used by legends like The Beatles, The Shadows and Pink Floyd.

#Behind the Design

What: Deci London Trunk Show
Where: The Lab – Wolf & Badger Notting Hill Boutique
When: Saturday, 10th March. 12 – 5pm
Why: Deci London will join us in our boutique tomorrow to give you an exclusive preview of her new spring summer collection. Although we think that an exclusive 15% discount on all of her pieces available tomorrow (including her new collection) as well as delicious champagne and chocolates are a wonderful reason to come down and visit, we think the main ‘attraction’ is the designer Dessy herself. This will be a great opportunity to let her expertly talk you through her new collection and to answer all questions you might have. From ‘What was the inspiration for the new collection?’, ‘Why did you chose certain materials and stones?’ to ‘How take I best care of my favourite jewellery pieces?’ … a trunk show is the perfect moment to ask!

Happy weekend x

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