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Oris + The Nomad Barber for Movember

In an excellent initiative to promote awareness around male health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide to name but three, Swiss watchmakers Oris will be collaborating with award-winning The Nomad Barber in Shoreditch to publicise a special Movember edition of the iconic Diver Sixty-Five watch.

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Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh to Co-write TV Series Ibiza87

It’s easy to forget that the thriving club and house scene of today had its beginnings in Ibiza acid house in 1987. Who better to give us their take on those times than former enfant terrible Irvine Welsh? He gave us the literary cultural icon of his novel, ‘Trainspotting’, later immortalised in film by Danny Boyle. He’ll be co-writing with ex-music journalist Danny Kavanagh.

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Fabric Puts Their Sound System on Ebay for a Good Cause

SEEN rejoiced when we heard that Fabric had been spared from permanent closure. In recognition of the effort that saw the clubbing community pulling together in support of the famous nightspot, Fabric are giving their fans a chance to own a bit of history by putting their sound system on eBay.

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Patti Smith in Terrence Malick’s Song to Song

SEEN is looking forward to seeing Patti Smith in Terrence Malick’s new film Song to Song. The Godmother of Punk will be joining other musicians Iggy Pop, Lykke Li, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Lips and Florence and the Machine in the film, set in the thriving alternative scene of Austin, Texas. Song to Song combines the reality of Smith, Pop et al with a fictional story involving Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender who play two couples essaying creativity, love and relationships.

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Beyoncé Launches 100 Days of Kindness in Support of LGBTQ Students

SEEN can only applaud the initiative by Beyoncé in which the singer launched 100 Days of Kindness in opposition to the discriminatory ‘Bathroom Bill’ – President Trump’s abandonment of protection of the right of transgender students to use the bathroom appropriate to their gender reassignment.

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David Bowie Memorial to be Built in Brixton

There are many areas in South London that are proud to claim the late, great David Bowie as their son, but none has a claim quite like Brixton. The Thin White Duke was born on Stansfield Road nearby to the site of the proposed sculpture opposite Brixton Tube Station, and will pair with the Aladdin Sane Mural nearby (by Jimmy C.), which was a focus for tributes when Bowie died.

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#Naked is Normal: Playboy Re-embraces the Nude

In a move that might have made Playboy migrate from the top shelf to a more eye-level position on newsstands, and gain more advertisers, the magazine stopped including full-frontal nudity in its format last year. The attempt to be more mainstream was made presumably to ring the changes and reverse the magazine’s declining sales.

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Remembering Richard Nicoll: Pantone Colour Nicoll Blue

London-born fashion designer Richard Nicoll, who loved the colour blue in all its shades, is to have a Pantone colour named after him. Indeed, Nicoll Blue will be all over the entrance to 180 Strand, the heart of this year’s LFW. Remembered with great affection by all who came into contact with him, the late designer is much missed. There will be a minute’s silence in his memory just before the Central St Martin’s Show on Friday 17th February. Plans are also afoot to hold a retrospective of his work on what would have been the designer’s 40th birthday later in 2017.