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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 aegpresents.co.uk

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.