Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

London is alive with creative energy and it is sometimes hard to keep up with the sheer volume of exhibitions and fairs celebrating visual culture. This week saw Clerkenwell Design Week celebrate its seventh year. The three-day event in May sees international brands, individual designers, and emerging young artists exhibit their latest creations in one of London’s oldest neighbourhoods – creating a striking contrast between the local... Read More

Ballets Russes: Synthesis of three ways of expression

It is a fitting epitaph for Serge Diaghilev, a man who started life as an exhibitor of Russian art, that London’s Victoria & Albert museum should host this major retrospective of his life as the founder and artistic director of the Ballets Russes. A difficult though charismatic man, Diaghilev, who was neither dancer, musician or designer, was able to assert an unprecedented influence on 20th century design, music, and dance. Diaghilev brought... Read More