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Naomi does Eureka at the Design Museum

There is a debilitating side to a fine vintage addiction. I prefer to abstain from the new fangled ‘fashion’. Like LA celebrities I have always considered it shallow, plastic and badly cut. Recently though a one off exhibition opened my eyes. I discovered that the excitement of innovation is sister to the shivery delight of a rare vintage treasure. Where did this lightening bolt occur? Read on and all shall be revealed.

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Tomas RTNS to Harare for Mindblast

The week had been hectic: I had consciously left many things till the last minute. Like packing. In the end there was only some clothes and my guitar and passport which were important, and when Regg came by to drop of some stuff of mine earlier in the week, my passport amongst this, I felt that destiny smiled on this particular adventure. I passed through Passing Clouds on my last night before the trip for a beer and a chat as I put off packing one last time. I was starting to comprehend it; I had not been to Harare for 4 years.

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Gemma Interviews NoFitState star Simone

I am not a huge fan of promenade performance, so often I have found myself chivvied along by a hurried usher, willing me to step this way and that or scurry down a corridor or into a barn or up a chimney to sample the creative delights of the expectant performance givers.

No Fit State Circus invite you to ‘…become immersed in a promenade circus event taking place above around and amongst the audience in an explosion of furious fun and choreographed mayhem’

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Naomi’s Style – April tips

This month’s action packed style-fest kicks off with the best events that allow you to throw some shapes and spend your little hearts out at the same time. Spring is in the air and people must be opening their closets as the first weekend in April brings with it a veritable deluge of vintage fashion events. Prepare yourself for an east end vintage marathon. Less make do and mend, more go out and spend…

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James de Carteret on Louise Brookes

Birds Eye Film Festival 2009
5th – 13th March, BFI Southbank, ICA

The Birds Eye View film festival was created to showcase important new films from around the world which focus the spotlight on female issues and women in film, in opposition - and as an alternative to – Hollywood’s predominantly male dominated output.

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