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No More New Routemasters for London

SEEN is sad to learn (as an enthusiastic bus traveller) that the new routemaster buses, first brought to the capital by former London Mayor Boris Johnson, are to be discontinued by the present Mayor, Sadiq Khan. In all fairness, this was flagged up as a possibility by Sadiq Khan in his campaign for election, on the basis of costliness. The new routemasters were designed by Thomas Heatherwick, who are based in London, as a redesign of the iconic red bus.

New Bus for London

Sadiq Khan has chosen instead to put a four-year freeze on fares and to update sustainable technological facilities on the existing fleet – welcome news to many Londoners in the wake of strike disruption across the rail and tube networks.

Seen this week

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Drawing Under the Influence: Hayden Kays’ DRINK DRAWINGS

Well, this is refreshing – in every sense of the word. SEEN hears that artist Hayden Kays is feeling hung-over ahead of the opening for his first solo exhibition of 2018. The clue is in the title: “Drink Drawings” – a new show at For.Fuk.Sake on March 29th consisting of a series of intoxicating illustrations, …

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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 …