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Oscar-nominated Film to Show in London as a Protest against Trump’s Muslim Ban

‘The Salesman’, written and directed by Asghar Farhadi will be screened free of charge in Trafalgar Square on 26th February (to coincide with the Oscars), in a move that marks President Trump’s contentious ban on Muslims entering America from Iran. Despite being Oscar-nominated this year, the director Asghar Farhadi felt unable to go to America for the ceremony even if a special exception was made for him and his team.

The director and star of the film, Taraneh Alidoosti, have decided to boycott the awards as a protest and would rather show the film in London’s iconic Trafalgar Square, feeling that the welcoming attitude displayed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and activist Lily Cole is more conducive to a collective solidarity, that flies in the face of what Farhadi termed a racist ban.

The Mayor welcomed the film to London, inviting citizens to ‘share in this celebration of London as an international hub of creativity, and a global beacon of openness and diversity.’

Seen this week

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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 …

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Faune: a free new typeface from France

SEEN has always been fascinated by typefaces, so was very interested to hear that the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), a public establishment of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale, has commissioned the creation of a type family. Alice Savoie was chosen by a panel of experts following …

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Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

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Enjoy the Feast of St. Patrick with with a Midleton Very Rare Champagne Cocktail at Corrigan’s of Mayfair

Londoners will know how enthusiastically the city enjoys St. Patrick’s Day. For a different and very luxurious experience of this auspicious day, you might want to try a trip to one of (Irishman born and bred), Richard Corrigan’s restaurants, particularly Corrigan’s Mayfair who will be hosting a full-day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish …