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Grace Jones’ The Musical of My Life To Be Released in 2017


Music and fashion icon Grace Jones is due to release her ‘doc-biopic’ The Musical of My Life, this year. In production since 2005, under the direction of Sophie Fiennes, it explores the artist’s public and private lives through personal and live show footage, including film shot over two dates at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in September 2016, which the Irish Times described as “awesome, transcendental”.

The Musical of My Life has been in production for over a decade, in collaboration with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes (who worked with philosopher Slavoj Žižek on The Pervert’s Guide… films) crafting “a multi-narrative journey through the private and public realms of the legendary singer and performer Grace Jones”, according to the synopsis on the British Council website, mixing intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences, and reaching beyond the iconic mask to create a cinematic journey into the worlds of this great artist.

Although no release date has been announced, the film rights were acquired by Picturehouse in 2016, and the BBC and BFI-backed film is scheduled to be screened at UK cinemas some time in 2017. This documentary comes after the publication of Grace Jones’ candid autobiography, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, in 2015, and her spectacular headline sets at AFROPUNK 2016 in both New York and London.

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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?