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Arlo & Jacob at Decorex: Heritage and Modernity

SEEN hears that Arlo & Jacob has launched its first collaboration with House & Garden, the iconic magazine. The elegant, hand-crafted House & Garden Collection will be on display at Decorex International 17th – 20th September, which is celebrating its own 40th anniversary.

The House & Garden team brought their expert eyes to bear on a range of a beautiful furniture that is also luxuriously comfortable to sit on, but bang up to date in style.

The collection is made in Arlo & Jacob’s base in Long Eaton, and stands out for its innate comfort, smart painted legs and generous proportions. It encapsulates a very particular English Country House style but for the 21st century. SEEN’s favourite is the Holmes Sofa in green with its plush cushions. The collection includes 6 designs: 3 sofas in a range of sizes; 2 chairs; and a small and large ottoman, all available in 20 fabrics chosen by House & Garden as well as 120 of Arlo & Jacob’s own house fabrics.

As Hatta Byng (Editor of House & Garden) commented: ‘Change the fabric and each of these designs could make the chicest of statements in a sophisticated town house.’

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AVANTgarden: Be You, Be Proud

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Halloween at Sexy Fish

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Ladies of the Press at Sluice Biennial

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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 …