And as simply as that, Yola encapsulates the giddy expansiveness, stunning emotional breadth, and exponential musical growth of her sophomore album Stand For Myself. She may only be saying four words, but it’s a whole new world. Everything about the album—musically, lyrically, spiritually—explores the epiphany that making decisive choices leads to freedom. If her critically acclaimed 2019 debut Walk Through Fire was an exhilarating exercise in country soul, Stand For Myself explores the concept of genre. The album features a fluidity of sound that defies categorization weaving elements of symphonic soul, mellifluous pop melodies, disco grooves, rootsy rawness, and ecstatic gospel power into a package with instant appeal. Read more
Since the late 1950s, Hervé Télémaque has created an expansive body of work with a unique and playful visual vocabulary, featuring abstract gestures, cartoon-like imagery, and mixed media compositions. Through paintings, drawings, collages, objects and assemblages, he brings together striking combinations of historical and literary references with those of consumer and popular culture. Incorporating images and experiences from his daily life, the artist’s extensive body of work consistently draws connections between the realms of interior consciousness, social experience and the complex relationships between image and language.
MIPCOM – the 37th World’s Entertainment Content Market – along with Kids Programming Market MIPJunior, will move forward as a live gathering in Cannes on the scheduled dates of 11-14 October 2021, welcoming the global distribution and production community back to the Palais des Festivals venue for the first major international television event since MIPCOM 2019. A digital complement will run alongside the physical market. Read more
The 25th James Bond — is finally arrived following a major celebration – its world premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday evening. The glitzy, star-studded event welcomed our favourite 007 Daniel Greg himself, as the legendary secret agent, along with several fellow cast members and a quartet of royals. It’s been a long road to this premiere, which was originally due to take place in March 2020. Together with Daniel Craig on the red carpet were co-stars Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, director Cary Joji Fukunaga and musician Billie Eilish, whose title song, “No Time to Die,” has already won a Grammy. Read more
Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace has become a must-attend event for car launches and debuts, and this year will be no different. There is no better place to meet the manufacturers and see the industry’s latest and greatest designs up close, and in 2021 there will be plenty to enjoy…
- Land Rover, McLaren and Touring Superleggera among those to debut new cars at Blenheim Palace
- Salon Privé Week has become a leading destination for launches and debuts
- Established marques will line up alongside a new generation of automotive brands
Major galleries from across the globe reunite at Frieze London and Frieze Masters to celebrate the creative spirit of London in The Regent’s Park, 13-17 October 2021. Explore thousands of years of art history from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century. Experience both fairs from the Thursday Preview with extra perks, including a tour of your fair of choice. Discover the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, from the emerging to the iconic. Read more
Excitement is building around the reopening of events and Design London is gearing up to welcome the architecture and design community to London’s new favourite neighbourhood, North Greenwich, for its inaugural event. Taking place from 22-25 September, Design London, will be the largest official trade destination at this year’s London Design Festival marking a new phase for what was formerly known as 100% Design, the U.K.’s longest running trade show dedicated to design. The dynamic and propelling show will be housed in Magazine London, a brand new, state-of-the-art venue on the Greenwich Peninsula overlooking Canary Wharf and just a short walk from North Greenwich Station and the shiny new Design District. Read more
The Cannes Film Festival held its closing night ceremony and final screening on Saturday night. In what was one of the wildest, and most ground-breaking awards ceremonies of recent memory at the Cannes Film Festival French filmmaker Julia Ducournau became the second-ever female director to win the Palme d’Or, with her audacious Titane. The last time a woman scooped the top prize was in 1993 when Jane Campion shared honors in a tie between her The Piano and Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine. It’s been an exceptional Festival. It was supposed to be, and it’s certainly lived up to its promise. For 12 days, the 74th Festival de Cannes has celebrated our reunion with the cinema as a great international event full of discoveries, encounters and sharing.
Refocused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, the 2021 Un Certain Regard has offered twenty features in its competition. Six of them were first films that compete as well for the Camera d’or. The opening film was Arthur Harari’s Onoda – 10 000 Nights in the Jungle. Lead by the director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold, the Jury was made up of the director and screenwriter Mounia Meddour, the actress Elsa Zylberstein, the director and screenwriter Daniel Burman and Michael Covino, director and actor. Read more
Festival de Cannes intends to start the 3rd Decade of the 21st Century with an even greater commitment to environmental responsibility and action. On the occasion of the 74th Festival de Cannes and the temporary selection « Cinema for the climate », Magali Payen, founder of the movement On set prêt and Cyril Dion, author and director of the documentary Animal, would like to call the world of cinema to act for the protection of living beings and to fight against climate disruption. Read more