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David Bowie Memorial to be Built in Brixton

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There are many areas in South London that are proud to claim the late, great David Bowie as their son, but none has a claim quite like Brixton. The Thin White Duke was born on Stansfield Road nearby to the site of the proposed sculpture opposite Brixton Tube Station, and will pair with the Aladdin Sane Mural nearby (by Jimmy C.), which was a focus for tributes when Bowie died.

The sculpture is huge: a 3-storey lightning flash from Bowie’s Aladdin Sane persona. The funding will be generated by a campaign on Crowdfunder initiated by ‘This Ain’t Rock ‘n’ Roll’ in collaboration with Bowie’s team in New York and London. The target amount is £990,000 and the campaign will run until March 21st 2017 if you want to get involved. It will be a fabulous addition to an area famous for its creative vibe.

Bowie’s life and influence has been remembered in various ways since his death; a set of Bowie emojis, a ballet production and, appropriately enough, a star constellation. The home he shared with Iggy Pop in Berlin in the seventies also received a plaque. That was the great thing about Bowie; people world-wide felt a connection with him and his music.

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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?