‘The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945’ is now on display at Barbican Art Gallery, gathering some of the most innovative and leading edge architectural projects built after the Second World War to now. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the best Japanese domestic architecture designs, which reflect the shifts in the Japanese economy, urban landscape, and family structure, shedding new light on the role of the house in Japanese culture over the past 70 years.
Seen this week
SEEN hears that Performance Poet Ivy Davies will present Play Ground in the cocktail bar at Wilton’s Music Hall on 29th, 30th and 31st March. Weaving song and spoken word, Ivy will transport her audience on a journey that explores romantic relationships and self-discovery.
Regular readers of SEEN will know that the South Bank is our favourite place to be in all seasons; so welcome the Spring with the Underbelly Festival – a new multi-arts extravaganza on London’s South Bank running from 28th April – 30th September 2017.
SEEN has learned of a refreshingly different Mothering Sunday experience: newly opened TWID Cocktail Bar & Restaurant, located near to Battersea Reach on the York Road, London, is offering a show-stopping Mother’s Day with a wow factor. Packed with drama, opera and incredible food, TWID clearly intends to make Mother’s Day the stuff of legend.
Great news to celebrate 2017’s cultural exchange between the UK and India: Asma Said Khan will open her first Darjeeling Express permanently on iconic Carnaby Street this June. SEEN is very much looking forward to tasting the best home-made Indian food in London at her new restaurant in Kingly Court, where self-taught cook Asma Khan will be replicating the old “daawat”, or feast, which was part of the tradition of India’s royal kitchens.
SEEN had the pleasure of seeing some rather fabulous new swimear and activewear at our favourite art gallery and members’ club last Thursday. Amid the neon art and a host of Anna Laurini paintings, the lovely models displayed the pieces by SixtyNinety to their best advantage. SEEN particularly liked the activewear.
SEEN is excited to learn that from April 7th – 9th, Somerset House will host Now Play This, a three-day celebration of games and game design, showcasing exciting new games being made around the UK and further afield. There will be over 40 game varieties to play on site over the weekend, ranging from board games to computer and video, multiplayer installations and outdoor activities. The event coincides with a city-wide games initiative.
SEEN rejoiced when we heard that Fabric had been spared from permanent closure. In recognition of the effort that saw the clubbing community pulling together in support of the famous nightspot, Fabric are giving their fans a chance to own a bit of history by putting their sound system on eBay.
Regular readers of SEEN will know how much we enjoy the monthly performances in the Lounge Bar of the luxurious Strand Palace Hotel. From 7.15 until 10.15 this Thursday 23rd March, a variety of performers will be entertaining live music fans, visitors and guests alike in the relaxed and intimate bar.