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Yinka Ilori’s Playground Enjoys a New Lease of Life after LDW 2017

SEEN loved Yinka Ilori’s Estate Playground, which debuted at citizenM in Shoreditch during LDF 2017. So often installations can be a blink-and-you-miss-it experience, destined to live on after the event in art storage facilities.

So, we are delighted to hear that citizenM has donated Estate Playground to the Bow Arts charity, who have re-installed it on Royal Albert Wharf as part of the new cultural regeneration project R.A.W Labs. In addition to 40 artist studios, housing and retail, the space in East London will be a hub where people can explore different creative practices, make their own or just look and enjoy.

Sustainability and community are two key pillars of the citizenM ethos, so the team is thrilled that the collaboration lives on for future visitors. Bow Arts work with hundreds of schools across London and many of them will be able to experience the Playground. Quite right too.

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Zoe Stirling at the Old Diorama Arts Centre

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888 Collective to host first pop up at The Dusty Knuckle Bakery

SEEN had the pleasure last week of meeting the dynamic and resourceful Jana Dowling, CEO of the 888 Collective operating in London Fields. The collective is a social enterprise supporting people with mental health issues, specifically through workshops and initiatives that get people back on their feet and support them as they find employment and …

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Find Your Sense Of Space at Broadgate

It might be a bit chilly again after last week’s sudden heatwave but now’s a good time to check out what’s going on at Broadgate. Following the seemingly never-ending winter months and the coldest winter snap seen in the UK for 27 years, Broadgate launches Sense of Space for spring, a multisensory experience to help …

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Avenue Launches New Cocktails Inspired by the Myths and Legends of Latin America and Asia

Well, colour SEEN pagan for the new cocktail menu from St James’s Avenue. Half of the menu celebrates five mystical animals from Asian tradition, representing the cardinal points: the Black Turtle (North, the Vermilion Bird (South), the Blue Dragon (East), the White Tiger (West) and the Yellow Dragon (Centre). And central to these delicious concoctions …

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Three Cities: New Photographs from Niall O’Brien

SEEN is looking forward to seeing a new exhibition of photographs taken in the beating heart of America’s Silicon Valley, a place that by Niall O’Brien’s account was packed to the gills with cutting-edge technology yet had no aesthetic at all – except for the surrounding mountains and opportunistic nature. O’Brien spent four months living …