Dark sensuality, an opulent, mystery-cloaked setting, and visual cues from eras past influenced the photographs included in “Illusions of Grandeur,” an exhibition currently on display at London’s exclusive Blacks Private Member’s Club. Blacks also provided the backdrop for the photographs, which were conceived of as a narrative about aristocracy, secrets, and a challenging alternative to contemporary fashion photography.
The collaborative work of photographer Yiannis Katsaris and Creative Producer Kate Burton invites viewers to become a part of the story and experience the captivating beauty of Blacks’ historic space.
The exhibition runs from 2 November through 30 November from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and entry is strictly by appointment. Call 020 7287 3381 for more information.
Illusions of Grandeur
When: 2 November – 30 November 2010, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, strictly by appointment; call 020 7287 3381 for more information.
Where: Blacks Private Member’s Club, 67 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 4QH
Yes Brian you look terrific & MAIDEN present Brian’s Winter Wonderland!
12th-14th NOVEMBER 11AM TO 7PM AT MAIDEN, 188 SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET
From 12th – 14th November cult style blog Yes Brian you look terrific launches its first pop-up conceptual adventure in conjunction with MAIDEN, the ultimate gift and design experience in London’s East End.
Brian’s Winter Wonderland aims to bring some of London’s best retro jewellery and vintage suppliers, along with hand-picked pieces such as Brian’s winter woollies, 80’s party frocks, coats, bags, boots and scarves. With a jam-packed schedule including:
Thursday 11th November: Brian’s Winter Wonderland launch party; complete with champagne, a living mannequin, live music and a secret celebrity guest!
Friday 12th November: Brian’s Tea Party: cakes, gin tea-pots and dressing up! Come down and get styled with your friend’s…the Brian way.
Saturday 13th November: Get crafty! Come down and learn how to make your own unique Xmas decs – plus take them home.
Sunday 14th November: 90’s film club: free cupcakes and screenings of some of Brian’s favourite flicks
Cirque du Crème Anglaise promises to be a psychedelic, slightly twisted version of the circus you knew growing up—a collision of experimental musicians, campy performers, and other deranged, but always fabulous, characters.
The gig features a lineup of four bands, including the eclectic Deptford Beach Babes
(surf “with a bit of Arabic and a bit of mariachi”), The Sly Tones, Spinster (“electric-ukelele”) and the Furbelows.
The evening of pomp and pageantry will be MC’d by DJ Fruity, who will work his wordsmith magic in between act after freaky act. Admission is a mere £5.00, which includes entertainment plus a free limited-edition badge and free custard creams you can devour on-site. Delicious revelry all around.
Cirque du Crème Anglaise
When: 12 November 2010, 7:30 PM – 13 November 2010 2:00 AM
Where: The Victoria Dalston, 451 Queensbridge Road, London E8 3AS
A evening of wild sounds played on 78rpms from the 1920s to the 1940s
Spun by Lady Kamikaze and El Nino plus guests, with acts from cabaret to live bands.
Where champagne and cocktails flow ’til 3am and the vibe is as high as MInnie the Moocher.
The dance floor is filled with jazz and bop and where hep cats and chaps are one!
The ladies come dressed like they are from a Hollywood movie, bringing glamour and style to an evening of music, dance and mischief. There is no other club like it!
ATTIRE – Ravishing and refined robes
ON – 2nd Friday of every month
WHERE: VOLUPTE,7-9 Norwich St,London,EC4A 1EJ
£10 Before 11pm, £12 after 11pm