50 Licks

‘Face to face with him, the first thing you were aware of was the size of his lips and his mouth.’ This is John Pasche, the designer of the iconic tongue logo of the Rolling Stones, talking about Mick Jagger. Taking the frontman’s oversized mouth as his inspiration, Pasche is an artist who made art […]

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Britain’s quirkiest film studio

Rosa Schiller-Crawhurst visits eclectic Sands Films. Nestled in amongst an imposing eighteenth century wharf set back from the bank of the Thames in Rotherhithe resides a hive of creative activity. Sands Films is a film production company of a unique nature – it runs its own studio,  costumes, cinema and all the facilities needed to […]

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Post-war quirky innovation

Rosa Schiller-Crawhurst explores the latest exhibition at the V&A In 1948 Britain hosted the Olympic Games in a world devastated and torn apart by war. These games became known as the “Austerity Games” and they began to provide the platform for British impetus for change and modernization. The Victoria and Albert Museum’s current exhibition British […]

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Behind the Scenes: OUPhilharmonia

Rosa Schiller-Crawhurst rehearses with one of the best orchestras in Oxford. The Oxford University Philharmonia was founded in 1992 to be run by and for students. It is regarded to be one of the friendliest and most open of the university orchestras – players are selected not simply on the basis of their technical competence, […]

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