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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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AVANTgarden: Be You, Be Proud

SEEN is intrigued to hear about AVANTgarden from FKA Twigs, a new digizine dedicated to self-care, beauty and the art of braids within the black community. Certainly on my voyaging around London, I’m struck, as an observer, by the beauty and complexity of the braids I see.

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Halloween at Sexy Fish

In London, you don’t go on a night out so much as partake of a new experience. Leave it to the gloriously named Sexy Fish in Mayfair to add a unique event to this year’s Halloween calendar.

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Ladies of the Press at Sluice Biennial

SEEN headed up to Hackney recently, there to peruse this year’s Sluice Biennial. A large and airy building at Morning Lane housed fascinating creative projects by artists and creators who have come together under the Sluice banner. What SEEN particularly liked was the variety of work on display and the informal atmosphere in which it …

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The Castle at the Space: SEEN Reviews

SEEN was not that familiar with the work of Howard Barker prior to seeing ‘The Castle’ but feels she must rectify that situation. A powerful piece on the nature of masculinity, war, gender roles and the essential unreliability of religious faith, ‘The Castle’ benefits from a powerhouse cast and a stripped-back set, making the most of the Space’s environment.

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Original Swimming Party Release ‘Biggest Curse’

Electronic experimental duo Original Swimming Party, have announced the release of their new single  ‘Biggest Curse’ featuring vocalist Moonchild Sanelly. Taken from their forthcoming remix EP, the single is now available to stream from October 6th.

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Heist Bank Beer Festival

Beer connoisseurs would do well to get themselves along to the Heist Bank Beer Festival this weekend, the 14th and 15th October. The bar in Paddington will be celebrating the finest keg and cask beers known to humanity, from UK brewers, Fourpure, Beavertown, Thornbridge and Wild Beer Co., who will headline, launching special seasonal releases …