It’s been widely reported that J.K Rowling sent Harry and the Philosopher’s Stone to a total of 12 publishers before she approached Bloomsbury to see if they would publish the book. Fortunately, for the entire world, they did and the rest, as they say, is history. This was back in 1997 – now do you feel old? Ahead of Groupon’s exclusive event next month, I donned my cape and glasses (ok not really) and journeyed behind the scenes at the Warner Bros. Studios to find out how The Boy Who Lived was indeed, brought to life.
Devoted to the pursuit of healthier, more fulfilling and more creative lifestyles, Mind Body and Spirit Festival was the first of its kind. The four day festival is now the largest and longest running wellbeing event in the world, attracting spiritual seekers from across the globe. With this year’s festival bringing with it over 100 of the industry’s most cutting edge exhibitors, therapists, authors and experts, I wanted to find out how Mind Body and Spirit is good for the soul.
From now until 18th May, Somerset House is hosting the Sony World Photography Awards; an exhibition displaying the winning and shortlisted entries from this year’s competition. With 139,000 submissions from photographers all around the world, the competition was tougher than ever. This visually and emotionally stunning work is split into categories ranging from photojournalism, to fine art, to lifestyle.
From now until June 2014, V&A Museum of Childhood hosts Confiscation Cabinets; a collection of items gathered over 30 years of subbing in schools by artist and teacher Guy Tarrant. I read about this exhibition with immediate interest. I have always been fascinated by the laws of the playground and was keen to see if any of the toys and games I used to have had made the collection.
From November to April, Jewellery Now is embellishing the Museum of London with the unique visions and creations of the capital’s most contemporary, artistic residents. The city of London is the source of inspiration for many emerging artists and this particular art form is no exception.