Part of UTOPIA 2016, Pick Me Up is London’s annual festival dedicated to international graphic arts. During a two week run, emerging and established designers take over the South Wing of Somerset House with pop-up shops and public workshops, taking the capital A out of art with a participatory approach and playful sense of humour. Advertisements
Q & A with Vanhessa, co-founder of the award-winning collective and all round professional babe.
Classical ballet is strange and unknown territory to me, yet somehow I got myself to a matinee of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 Romeo and Juliet – one of the most traditional ballets I could lay my finger on. Braced for baptism of fire, I made it out with no harm done besides a little cathartic soul-stirring.
Having seen the BBC’s broadcast of Northern Ballet’s brilliant but unorthodox 1984 last week, a performance of Swan Lake is comparatively a safe pair of hands (feet?)… or so you’d think.