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Wilton’s Music Hall: Britten In Brooklyn

SEEN is a devotee of Shadwell’s excellent Wilton’s Music Hall; a slice of Victorian entertainment history. So it is with keen anticipation that we look forward to Zoe Lewis’ Britten in Brooklyn.

It’s 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, and the bohemian lifestyle of Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee starts to unravel as the turmoil of World War II becomes all too real. Britten in Brooklyn follows the story of exiled national disgrace Britten as he grapples with the community’s uncertain future and his conflicted political ideals, which is hard when the constant parties, sordid affairs and a mysterious stranger named John Dunne keep getting in the way.

Based on true events and starring the peerless Sadie Frost, this is the world premiere of passionate and thought-provoking play, in the uniquely atmospheric setting of Wilton’s Music Hall for a limited season of 21 performances.

31st Aug – 17th Sept 2016
Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley
E1 8JB
T: 020 7702 2789

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Port Cities play the Slaughtered Lamb

Canadian band PORT CITIES are still bathing in the afterglow of November’s Nova Scotia Music Week, where they scooped no less than five awards, including album of the year, digital artist of the year and entertainer of the year. SEEN has certainly been enjoying their beautiful vocals. In light of such accolades then, its only …

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My Furry Lady: the Art of Marion Peck at Dorothy Circus Gallery

SEEN can safely say that there is nowhere quite like Dorothy Circus Gallery in Notting Hill. It is the very antithesis of the white, clinical art gallery that abounds in the capital. From the beautiful yet disquieting pop surrealist art that is the passion of gallery director Alexandra Mazzanti, to the welcoming gallery itself complete …

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Faune: a free new typeface from France

SEEN has always been fascinated by typefaces, so was very interested to hear that the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), a public establishment of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale, has commissioned the creation of a type family. Alice Savoie was chosen by a panel of experts following …

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Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

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Enjoy the Feast of St. Patrick with with a Midleton Very Rare Champagne Cocktail at Corrigan’s of Mayfair

Londoners will know how enthusiastically the city enjoys St. Patrick’s Day. For a different and very luxurious experience of this auspicious day, you might want to try a trip to one of (Irishman born and bred), Richard Corrigan’s restaurants, particularly Corrigan’s Mayfair who will be hosting a full-day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish …