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Unorthodocs at Somerset House

If you find yourself twiddling your thumbs on Monday evenings, or just enjoy a good documentary, why not head down to Somerset House who, in conjunction with Dartmouth Films, are presenting Unorthodocs.

The Unorthodocs series is a programme of documentaries that have won awards, been screened at international festivals, but fall outside the remit of British television.

The films range from moving …

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Albam Will Be At Pop Up Flea NYC

Good news for all our friends in New York – this coming weekend (12th – 14th December) we will be showing at the Pop Up Flea in NYC. So, if you’re going to be in town, or can make it down, why not drop by and say hello.

The Pop Up Flea is “the short-term store for long-term goods” based …

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Richard Serra at the Gagosian Gallery

Just out of ear shot from the hustle and bustle and sounds of Kings Cross Station, you’ll find the the quiet calm of the Gagosian Gallery. The Gagosian has become a firm favourite amongst the Albam team over the past couple of years and a few of us recently visited the current Richard Serra exhibition.

Four large-scale steel sculptures are on show …

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Architecture for the People

If you are a fan of architecture, interior design, history or just enjoy being nosy this weekend will be a treat. The 21st and 22nd of September will see The Open House initiative opening doors all over London for its 22nd year, including many buildings and sites that are usually off-limits like the Gherkin, Foreign Office and, for the first …

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Brother Cycles – The Coldest March at the Bike Film Festival

On Monday evening we were invited by our friends at Brother Cycles to a series of short film screenings as part of the Bicyclce Film Festival. The festival takes place across the globe with forthcoming screenings in Warsaw, Istanbul and Quebec and features a wide range of film making styles and stories, all with the humble bicycle taking the starring …

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Form Through Colour at Somerset House

Somerset House really comes in to it’s own during the summer months. Gigs and film screenings take place almost daily in the courtyard whilst a varied series of exhibitions occupy the smaller gallery spaces.

Current exhibition ‘Form Through Colour’ see’s modern fabric & rug company Christopher Farr collaborate with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Gary Hulme to create limited edition collections based …

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The London Festival of Architecture 2014

The London Festival of Architecture takes place over the month of June and includes debates, exhibitions, film screenings, walks & cycle rides that all explore the importance of architecture and design in London today.

Now in it’s tenth year and with over 150 events the London Festival of Architecture continues to grow and attract a global range of exhibitors and …

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Normally we post about these kind of things a day or two before they happen but we thought an early heads up was in order for this.

Now in it’s fourth year, Clerkenwell Design Week brings together a wealth of creative business’s, architects & design showrooms & stages talks, exhibitions & seminars galore.

Registration for Clerkenwell Design Week is free …

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Design is a state of mind: Martino Gamper

If  you follow us on Intsagram, you will have seen that last week we took a trip to The Serpentine Sackler Gallery to take a look at the Martimo Gamper exhibition, design is a state of mind. In the exhibition, Gamper exhibits a series on shelving systems, telling the story of their design & their impact on our lives. Pieces …

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A weekend Pick Me Up

Pick Me Up rolls into the glorious surroundings of Somerset House once again for an 11 day extravaganza  of exhibitions, creative workshops & music. For the uninitiated , Pick Me Up (now in it’s fourth year) is a graphic arts festival that focuses on contemporary graphic art, design & illustration. Having been to past Pick Me Up events we can …

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