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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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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.