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Andy Warhol x Nicholas Kirkwood

Fashion & style—British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood has commemorated the run-up to the Chinese New Year with an exclusive limited edition capsule collection, drawing on the work of Andy Warhol.

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British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood has commemorated the run-up to the Chinese New Year with an exclusive limited edition capsule collection, drawing on the work of Andy Warhol. The collection, which was developed in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, combines two of Kirkwood’s most distinctive footwear styles – the Casati Combat Boot and the Beya Loafer – with Warhol’s iconic Cow Wallpaper design.

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January 30, 2021 Online
Architecture & Design Summit 2021
The World Around

Architecture—The World Around is a new cultural platform devoted to sharing the world’s most impactful stories from the world of architecture and design.

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Following their year-long residency at NYC’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The World Around – a new cultural platform devoted to sharing impactful stories from the world of architecture and design – presents its 2021 Summit. The Summit will feature a variety of discussions with architects, designers and artists from across the globe, around a number of urgent issues, from racial justice, to public health, the environment and indigenous rights.

Saturday 30 January 2021; 10am EST, 4pm BST
Free admission | Live on Dezeen.com
More info available at theworldaround.com | @thewrldaround

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English National Ballet

Health & fitness—From the English National Ballet at Home platform comes BalletActive, a library of ballet training and workout classes brought to you by the professionals at the ENB.

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From the English National Ballet at Home platform comes BalletActive, a library of ballet training and workout classes brought to you by the professionals at the ENB. The service, which is available to sample via an initial seven day free trial, provides a range of classes catering for all levels, including chair-based movement sessions for those with limited mobility.

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Chanel Connects
CHANEL

Fashion & style—French fashion house CHANEL's new podcast series, CHANEL Connects, invites a host of movers and shakers from across the cultural industries to discuss the challenges facing the arts today.

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French fashion house CHANEL’s new podcast series, CHANEL Connects, invites a host of movers and shakers from across the cultural industries to discuss the challenges facing the arts today. Available on Spotify, Apple and CHANEL’s website, the series features a panoply of notable figures including Tilda Swinton, Pharrell Williams, Garrett Bradley and Edward Enninful.

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Invisible Summer
Royal Court Theatre

Entertainment & mediaInvisible Summer – a multimedia play that uses written text, spoken English, BSL, captioning, and audio description to cater for audiences with visual and auditory impairments.

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From the perpetually boundary-pushing Royal Court comes Invisible Summer – a multimedia play that uses written text, spoken English, BSL, captioning, and audio description to cater for audiences with visual and auditory impairments. Delivered straight to your inbox in nightly installments, Invisible Summer offers a dose of the late-night frights to anyone who should wish for them, and represents a great stride forward in the industry’s quest for inclusivity.

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Royalcourttheatre.com | @royalcourttheatre

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November 16, 2020 Online
GUCCIFEST
Gucci

Fashion & style—Gucci’s latest collection, OUVERTURE of Something that Never Ended, will be presented alongside a seven episode mini-series of the same name.

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Gucci’s latest collection, OUVERTURE of Something that Never Ended, will be presented alongside a seven episode mini-series of the same name. A collaboration between creative director Alessandro Michele and filmmaker Gus Van Sant, the series will be screened from 16-22 November as part of GucciFest, with actress Silvia Calderoni featuring in the starring role.

Monday 16 November 2020; 9pm BST / 8pm GMT
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Watch at guccifest.com | gucci.com | Gucci YouTube
GucciFest runs until Sunday 22 November

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Singing in the Rain
Burberry

Fashion & style—Burberry’s latest campaign video is a thoroughly modern twist on an old Gene Kelly classic.

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Burberry’s latest campaign video is a thoroughly modern twist on an old Gene Kelly classic. The video, which debuts alongside the brand’s partnership with man of the moment, Marcus Rashford, features a troupe of Burberry-clad dancers, dodging falling ice blocks on London’s Petticoat Lane. Move over John Lewis – Christmas ads just got cool.

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Make / Love
Battersea Arts Centre

Art & design—Whilst the Battersea Arts Centre’s physical site remains closed to the public, BAC aims to keep the public united through the launch of its digital season.

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Whilst the Battersea Arts Centre’s physical site remains closed to the public, BAC aims to keep the public united through the launch of its digital season of shows, comedy nights and concerts, Make / Love. Expect boundary-pushing performances from artists Brian Lobel and Joon Lymm Goh, as well as insights into an ambitious experiment in co-creation from food charity Waste Not Want Not Battersea.

Until Friday 20 November 2020
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Bac.org.uk | #MakeLove2020

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November 12, 2020 Online
AGM 2020
Live from Somerset House

Music & performance—To celebrate four years of its dynamic resident artist community, Somerset House Studios hosts a night of live-streamed premieres, performances and experimental DJ sets.

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To celebrate four years of its dynamic resident artist community, Somerset House Studios hosts a night of live-streamed premieres, performances and experimental DJ sets. This year the annual building takeover – AGM – showcases the importance of collaboration in a time of physical separation, with a line-up of artists and writers including Aida Amoako, DeForrest Brown and many more.

Thursday 12 November 2020; 5pm-11pm
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A virtual bargain
Affordable Art Fair

Art & design—Scouring galleries from London to Hong Kong, the Affordable Art Fair shares their very first online collection of artworks.

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Scouring galleries from London to Hong Kong, the Affordable Art Fair shares its very first online collection of artworks. With prices ranging from £50 to £6,000, this exhibition is not only targeted towards the more seasoned art connoisseurs, but also first-time buyers looking to discover some affordable emerging talent.

Until Monday 30 November 2020
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