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SEEN Chooses Trainspotting 2

Fans of the original, which changed the way heroin addiction was viewed (at least cinematically), will be craving the long-awaited sequel, also directed by Danny Boyle, which sees Renton (Ewen McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) reunited after the betrayal of twenty years ago.

Fans of the original, which changed the way heroin addiction was viewed (at least cinematically), will be craving the long-awaited sequel, also directed by Danny Boyle, which sees Renton (Ewen McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) reunited after the betrayal of twenty years ago.

Loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s ‘Porno’, the film will doubtless chart the quartet’s progress – if any – updated for the internet and social media age. Indeed it will be interesting to see how Danny Boyle incorporates the way we all connect now into the film. As the plot of ‘Porno’ focused on the making of porn films, emphasis will probably be placed more on the regrets that Trainspotting’s anti-heroes will have had in the intervening twenty years. SEEN can only imagine they will be legion.

If the trailer is anything to go by, all four stars have aged rather gracefully, though frankly, that any of the characters are still living by the time of the sequel is pretty awe-inspiring. The film is scheduled for release in the uK in January 2017 and promises to be a big event in the film calendar given Danny Boyle’s profile, and the film work of the four main stars. SEEN can’t wait.

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House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

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aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

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Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …