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In April 1994, Boulestin restaurant in Covent Garden closed down after nearly 70 years and London lost one of its most influential and best-loved restaurants. Now Joel Kissin, who alongside Sir Terence Conran was credited with changing the face of the London restaurant scene, is set to introduce this fine-dining institution to a new generation when he opens Boulestin in September 2013.
The future of London’s cultural landscape has been given an exciting new complexion with the announcement of the Crossrail Art Programme. London’s transport services will be comprehensively enhanced through artistic engagement like nowhere else on the planet, with the introduction of a new mode of transport, The Culture Line.
Hermès’ Festival des Métiers, a seven-day exhibiton showcasing 10 of their distinctive crafts, will be coming to London this month. Festival des Métiers will be held at Saatchi Gallery and will run from Tuesday 21st – Monday 27th of May 2013, following its recent success in Beijing and Shenyang, China.
Traditionally a less common culinary go-to than the City’s established West End, East London has proclaimed itself to be a thriving gastro-heartland busily reviving the imagination and skill behind unforgettable food. Here are our top five restaurants from a wave of new openings across the East.
The first annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards were held last night, Tuesday 14th May, at the world-famous department store in London’s Picadilly area. The awards have been created to celebrate the presence of food and drink within the media, mainly focusing on writing, publishing and broadcasting.
This Friday, the 17th of May, Food Revolution Day returns to an even bigger worldwide reception than it received when it debuted last year. The annual event has been designed by Jamie Oliver to increase general awareness of food education and cooking skills.
This summer, one of the finest restaurants ever to grace the Earth, elBulli, and the man who took it to such dazzling heights, will be honoured by an insightful exhibition at Somerset House. ‘elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food’ begins on Friday 5th of July and will run until Sunday 29th September.
The spring edition of the Bloomsbury Auctions’ Photographs and Photobooks auction will be held on Friday 17th May. There will be a vast selection of photographs on offer, ranging from the mid-nineteenth century up to the present day, as well as a variety of intriguing photobooks.
Erwin Blumenfeld, one of the most prominent photographers of the twentieth century, will be the focus of a celebration at Somerset House from 23rd May – 1st September 2013. The exhibition will examine and pay tribute to the cultural significance of Blumenfeld’s work, specifically from his years spent in New York following the Second World War.
From 23 May to 24 November 2013, the National Gallery’s Sunley Room will be hosting leading contemporary artist Michael Landy’s dynamic exhibition of large-scale kinetic sculptures. With grand images of saints currently in the Gallery’s collection acting as a source of inspiration, Michael Landy: Saints Alive reflects the re-inventive workings of Landy’s mind and his endeavour to whittle each depicted saint to life.
Harrods will run a pop-up cocktail bar from Thursday 9th – Monday 20th May, drawing thematic inspiration from the Roaring Twenties. This unique temporary venue has been designed to coordinate with the highly anticipated cinematic release of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’.
With 50 specialist exhibitors from around the world, the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Art is Europe’s longest running fair dedicated to print-making. Following its success, we have compiled a list of our favourite works.