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Fun Girl Three: Bananarama to Reunite

Fans of eighties pop, rejoice! 29 years after they split up, Bananarama is set to reunite. The original line-up of Keren Woodward, Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey, (who left to form Shakespears Sister) will be giving their fans exactly what they want with Venus, Robert De Niro’s Waiting and Cruel Summer doubtless on the playlist. It promises to be huge fun.

The great thing about Bananarama was their girl-next-door appeal. Part of the Band Aid single ‘Do they Know It’s Christmas?’ they arrived to record their vocals by taxi while other stars came by limo. They wore what young women wore on the streets, resisting the more polished look sported by other female stars; no mean feat in an image-dominated industry like pop. Witty lyrics, catchy tunes and their DIY attitude made them the queens of pop for a while, selling 40 million records at the height of their fame. They’ll be touring the UK in November and December. Time to get your ra-ra skirts out.

Tickets for Bananarama’s tour go on sale on Wednesday 26 April at 9am from

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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 …

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Art on a Postcard Presents their Secret Auction at The Other Art Fair

Regular readers of SEEN will know that we just love the charitable initiatives set up by Art on a Postcard. They bring art lovers (and it must be said, auction-lovers) together for the support of the Hepatitis C Trust, which is dedicated to raising awareness, ending discrimination and being a hub for information and representation …

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Unflinching: Jenny Wilson releases Lo’ Hi’

SEEN is fascinated by the discomfiting yet necessary vision of Jenny Wilson who has released a new single LO’ HI’, the latest track to emerge from her forthcoming album 
‘EXORCISM’, due for UK release on April 20, 2018 via Gold Medal Recordings. Having previously collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid …

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László Moholy-Nagy at The Isokon Gallery

The Isokon building in Hampstead has been home to many creative people: Agatha Christie, Nicholas Monsarrat, Adrian Stokes and, of course, leading lights in the Bauhaus movement, three of whom, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy are to be honoured with a Blue Plaque, courtesy of English heritage. There is no better time to …

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Asian Cuisine and South American Fire at Avenue

Never mind the snow, SEEN doesn’t let severe weather warnings come between her and the discovery of a new dining concept. Thus it was that I minced carefully down to the old-school London environs of St James, yet another of those areas in the capital that shows us another side of the city. St James …