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Calling all Animators and Background Artists! Studio Ghibli Wants You!

Studio Ghibli’s fantasy aesthetic has inspired so many of the current generation of animators and background artists that it seems only appropriate that the iconic studio is actively seeking to recruit undiscovered artistic talent for Boro the Caterpillar, Hayao Miyazaki’s much-lauded return project that takes its full-length inspiration from a short film.

The film is set to be released in 2019, but the actual animation and background artwork begins this October. Applicants must be able to speak Japanese and commit to three-year contract. With a wage of 200,000 Yen per month, it’s a labour of love, but what a fabulous experience! Applications close on the 20th July, which gives potential applicants plenty of opportunity to research the processes and practice of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. SEEN can only imagine that the competition will be intense, making Boro the Caterpillar truly spectacular.

Find out how to apply here.

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AVANTgarden: Be You, Be Proud

SEEN is intrigued to hear about AVANTgarden from FKA Twigs, a new digizine dedicated to self-care, beauty and the art of braids within the black community. Certainly on my voyaging around London, I’m struck, as an observer, by the beauty and complexity of the braids I see.

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Halloween at Sexy Fish

In London, you don’t go on a night out so much as partake of a new experience. Leave it to the gloriously named Sexy Fish in Mayfair to add a unique event to this year’s Halloween calendar.

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Ladies of the Press at Sluice Biennial

SEEN headed up to Hackney recently, there to peruse this year’s Sluice Biennial. A large and airy building at Morning Lane housed fascinating creative projects by artists and creators who have come together under the Sluice banner. What SEEN particularly liked was the variety of work on display and the informal atmosphere in which it …

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The Castle at the Space: SEEN Reviews

SEEN was not that familiar with the work of Howard Barker prior to seeing ‘The Castle’ but feels she must rectify that situation. A powerful piece on the nature of masculinity, war, gender roles and the essential unreliability of religious faith, ‘The Castle’ benefits from a powerhouse cast and a stripped-back set, making the most of the Space’s environment.

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Original Swimming Party Release ‘Biggest Curse’

Electronic experimental duo Original Swimming Party, have announced the release of their new single  ‘Biggest Curse’ featuring vocalist Moonchild Sanelly. Taken from their forthcoming remix EP, the single is now available to stream from October 6th.

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Heist Bank Beer Festival

Beer connoisseurs would do well to get themselves along to the Heist Bank Beer Festival this weekend, the 14th and 15th October. The bar in Paddington will be celebrating the finest keg and cask beers known to humanity, from UK brewers, Fourpure, Beavertown, Thornbridge and Wild Beer Co., who will headline, launching special seasonal releases …