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Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Will Be Screened Live In London

Muhammad Ali had a strong affinity for London, visiting on many occasions. His first professional fight outside the US took place at Wembley in 1963, in a famous bout against Henry Cooper, followed by a rematch at Highbury three years later. The Standard has an excellent piece on Ali's many other trips to our city, including the memorable 1999 visit to Brixton and the day he dressed up as a City gent.

Muhammad Ali had a strong affinity for London, visiting on many occasions. His first professional fight outside the US took place at Wembley in 1963, in a famous bout against Henry Cooper, followed by a rematch at Highbury three years later. The Standard has an excellent piece on Ali’s many other trips to our city, including the memorable 1999 visit to Brixton and the day he dressed up as a City gent.

Muhammad Ali’s funeral service is to be streamed live outside The O2 arena in London. The North Greenwich venue will show the event on giant screens by its main entrance from 19:00 BST on 10 June. Those who wish to pay homage to Ali can leave flowers or sign a book of condolence at The O2’s I Am The Greatest exhibition.

Ali, who died on 3 June, had strong ties with London, and is currently the subject of a major exhibition at The O2. His funeral is to take place in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, with actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis among the pallbearers.

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The Art of Christopher Jenner: Atkinsons Maison in Burlington Arcade

No trip to London is complete (in SEEN’s humble opinion) without a visit to the glittering Burlington Arcade in Mayfair. Its hallowed precincts are a bastion of Britishness that is intimately associated with high society. Creators of fragrances to royalty, Atkinsons Maison has found a home there. They subsequently built up their business as purveyors …

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Holy Moly & the Crackers Announce their Biggest UK Tour to Date

The gloriously named Holy Moly and The Crackers hail from the North East of the UK and have a loyal, devoted and ever-increasing fan base: “They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them” (Diva). The band have built themselves an enviable reputation, pulling packed houses for …

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Release ‘Spray Paint Love’

SEEN has been enjoying the sound – and look – of Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes ‘SPRAY PAINT LOVE’ shot in Samsung’s Hypercube: Following a string of must-see performances at some of the UK’s biggest festivals this summer including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds,  Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes share new single ‘Spray Paint Love’.  The …

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The Art of Anna Mazzotta: Narrative is Queen

You should all hereby go to La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo in the basement of the Pelham Hotel in South Kensington, not only to try the excellent Italian food but to view the remarkable exhibition by Anna Mazzotta. Her paintings are cinematic mise-en-scènes where the characters, often clad in vintage clothes, seem to communicate with …

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Ferrari: Under the Skin at the Design Museum

This perfect capsule exhibition brings home yet again to SEEN the sheer grit and determination of the man behind Ferrari; one of the world’s iconic vehicle brands. Here is evidence (£140million of it) of Enzo Ferrari’s grand obsession: cars whose lines make them more akin to space rockets than anything earthbound. The factories in which …