What’s On Magazine December issue features our pictures from The 2019 Fashion Awards.
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The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce the winners of The Fashion Awards 2019 which recognise and celebrate creativity and innovation in fashion. Tonight, The Fashion Awards welcomed a global mix of 4,000 guests, including key players from the fashion industry as well as members of the public at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to celebrate exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion over the past 12 months; as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today. The evening, hosted by award-winning American actress, CEO, and producer Tracee Ellis Ross, celebrated sixteen awards, ten of which are put out to vote to an international panel of fashion industry experts, five Special Recognition Awards and a new Designers’ Designer Award, voted for by BFC Designer Members. Each winner was given a unique Swarovski crystal trophy, designed by Welsh artist, Ross Lovegrove.
Alongside all the celebrated awards, NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 were given special mention by BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion Adwoa Aboah. The category was introduced at The Fashion Awards 2018 to celebrate the young global creative community. The NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 represent 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world. The list highlights London’s position as an international epicentre and pays homage to the incredible success of both home-grown and international talent; while celebrating all those who play a vital role in the industry’s cultural and creative reputation.
As well as recognising designers and industry leaders, The Fashion Awards celebrated raw creativity by hosting the Central Saint Martins, The White Show as part of this year’s ceremony. Each year the new intake of BA Fashion students is asked to create a design presented in white. This extraordinary collection is usually presented as an internal show. This year, for the first time, The White Show was brought to the Royal Albert Hall, recognising and celebrating the first creative steps of the next generation of fashion talent from all over the world, brought together in fashion’s creative capital, London. The BFC also sponsored The White Show through enabling the college to provide the students with sustainably sourced white fabrics to realise their vision. Little Simz opened the show and performed two tracks, Venom and Jealous, with The White Show. In celebration of Mr Giorgio Armani’s Outstanding Achievement award, Mr. Armani presented an Armani Privé couture catwalk show to the guests as a gift to The Fashion Awards 2019 and invited long-time collaborator and music icon Eric Clapton to play the evening out. Music producer Fat Tony DJ’d at the after party. The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support work. The BFC is a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives which focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level, and emerging designers, to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives, out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses. The remaining money will go towards building an endowment to secure support for future generations.
What’s On Magazine December issue features our pictures from 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards. You will also find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for December in your local area as well as many London exhibitions. Pick up a copy at one of our many local distribution points including major supermarkets or read online below.
The winners of the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, in association with Michael Kors, were revealed at a recent ceremony at the London Coliseum. Andrew Scott won the Best Actor award, given in partnership with the Ambassador Theatre Group, for his performance in a gender-switched version of Noel Coward’s autobiographical comedy, Present Laughter.
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For the fifth time at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Dame Maggie Smith was awarded the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress, given in partnership with Christian Louboutin, for her performance as Goebbels’ secretary in A German Life. She now holds the record for most wins in this category, having previously won in 1962, 1970, 1984 and 1994. The Evening Standard’s 2019 Play of the Year is Sweat by Lynn Nottage, which explores the relationships and fears of a community left divided by de-industrialisation. The award, given in partnership with Chanel, was presented by Olivia Colman. Two productions at the Almeida, The Doctor and The Wild Duck won Robert Icke the Milton Shulman Award for Best Director, presented by co-host Helen McCrory. Sir Ian McKellen accepted the Editor’s Award, given for his “Ian McKellen On Stage” tour, to more than 80 theatres in the year of his 80th birthday, with all proceeds going to theatres in need. The second special award of the evening went to the legendary theatre director, Peter Brook, announced as recipient of Lebedev Award for his contribution to theatre. It was presented by Glenda Jackson who appeared in several of Brook’s productions early in her career. Anne-Marie Duff beat Sheridan Smith and Andy Nyman to take the Best Musical Performance statuette for her role in Sweet Charity. The musical revival was Josie Rourke’s swansong production at the Donmar Warehouse. Jamie Lloyd’s transformative revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita was named Best Musical, after a run at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre earlier this year. It transfers to the Barbican in 2020. In partnership with Michael Kors, Bunny Christie was awarded Best Design for her fearless and imaginary set design for A Midsummer’s Night Dream at the Bridge Theatre. Laurie Kynaston was presented with the Emerging Talent Award, given in partnership with Access Entertainment. He was awarded for his moving performance as a teenager with mental health issues in Florian Zeller’s The Son. seven methods of killing kylie jenner, a boldly imaginative play about friendship, identity and internet culture, earned Jasmine Lee-Jones the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright. The award comes with generous donations made by the Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev and Dame Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, Artistic Director and Global Content Advisor of Condé Nast, shared among the winner and the other playwrights shortlisted: Zoe Cooper, Yasmin Joseph and Ross Willis. Guests were entertained with two numbers from musicals opening in London in the past week. Miriam-Teak Lee performed the Katy Perry hit Roar from & Juliet and Sam Tutty, a recent graduate of Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, sang Waving through the Window from Dear Evan Hansen. For the second year, a special tribute was made to the Behind-the-Scenes Heroes of theatre, this time dedicated to the Stage Door Keepers. Man in the White Suit star Stephen Mangan introduced the dedication and invited 60 Stage Door Keepers to join him on stage to take a bow. Due to their strong commitment to the arts and this year sponsoring the awards’ focus on Future Talent, Burberry and Bottega Veneta allowed the Evening Standard Theatre Awards to invite more than 700 students from some of the UK’s leading drama schools to the evening.
What’s On Magazine November 2019 features our pictures from The GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019. Along with a range of local businesses and suppliers, you will also find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for November in your local area as well as many London exhibitions.
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The GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019, now in its 22nd year, is an opportunity to celebrate the men and women who shape the world’s cultural landscape: whether that’s in parliament, fashion houses, Hollywood or sports stadiums across the globe.
What’s On Magazine October 2019 features pictures from the Goodwood Revival You will also find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for October in your local area as well as many London exhibitions.
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What’s On Magazine September issue features pictures from the 2019 Formula E season.
Formula E returns to London. The countdown begins: The ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to the UK capital in 12 months time for the 2019/20 season finale.
24 cars and drivers going head-to-head in the historical heartland of the city’s docklands on July 25 & 26, 2020.
To celebrate the start of the 12-month countdown to the 2020 London E-Prix and grand finale of the 2019/20 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, organisers pulled the covers off a brand new Union Jack liveried Gen2 car at a unique pop-up event activation at ExCeL London.
“We’re excited to be bringing the future of motorsport to the UK capital and believe that the London E-Prix will become one of the flagship events in global motorsport, right up there with the likes of Monaco, Macau and Le Mans.” said Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E.
Racing around the city’s iconic Royal Docks and ExCeL London exhibition centre, the race will be the first time that an FIA-sanctioned championship event has taken place in and around the streets of London – with Crystal Palace hosting non-championship races in Formula One almost half a century ago. Consisting of 20 turns, the 2.4km track will see the drivers run along the waterfront for the season finale double-header of the 2019/20 campaign on July 25 & 26, 2020. With 24 all-electric cars going head-to-head, the London race will be a first for top-level international motorsport. Made possible by the emissions-free nature of the Gen2 cars, the unique track weaves its way both inside and outside of ExCeL London.
Celebrating the start of the 12-month countdown, a pop-up event space was revealed in the West entrance of the ExCeL London centre, where fans learnt everything about the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, and what to expect at the event and register for tickets ahead of the first release.
“This is the first time that a championship event has been staged in and around the streets of London and it’s a race that any category would be proud to have on its calendar. But only the ABB FIA Formula E Championship can, because our cars are fully-electric and emissions-free,” said Agag. “Fans can expect a great spectator experience – just 18-minutes from the city centre on public transport – and our ambition is for ExCeL London to become the home of Formula E in the UK for many years to come, as well as the London E-Prix featuring as a mainstay of a British summer of sport. We want it to become a must-attend event that you just can’t miss out on, like Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and the Lord’s Test Match.
“The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is about bringing motorsport to the masses, with wheel-to-wheel action, affordable ticket prices and unpredictable racing. That’s not something that can be said about other series right now, and Formula E is putting the sport back into motorsport,” added the Formula E boss.
What’s On Magazine August 2019 is out now with our pictures from The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party. You will also find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for August in your local area as well as many London exhibitions. Pick up a copy at one of our many local distribution points including major supermarkets or read online – JUST CLICK ON THE MAGAZINE COVER
Hosted by Michael R. Bloomberg, Hans Ulrich Obrist, CHANEL and Sir David Adjaye, The Summer Party, the Serpentine’s celebrated annual fundraiser, took place in the grounds of the Serpentine Gallery. The Party celebrated a summer of exhibitions by pioneering artists at the Serpentine, with both Faith Ringgold and Luchita Hurtado, alongside the inauguration of Junya Ishigami’s architecture Pavilion.
The Serpentine Galleries and CHANEL partnered for the third consecutive year to create a truly immersive party experience, with visuals and interactive installations by Es Devlin, JR and Google, amongst others. Bringing together guests from the worlds of art, architecture, design, fashion, music and film to raise funds for the Galleries’ world-renowned architecture, exhibitions and live events programme.
Es Devlin’s rotating stage sculpture played host to a DJ set by Grammy award winning producer Mura Masa, followed by a live performance from Olly Alexander of Years & Years.
Google Arts & Culture, another long time collaborator of the Serpentine Galleries, will bring AR photography to this year’s party. Guests will be able to create collages using the app Weird Cuts, created by artists Molmol Kuo and Zach Lieberman with support from Google Arts & Culture. The collages will become part of an eclectic live artwork displayed throughout the evening.
JR premiered his latest installation ‘I in Eye’, 2019, a monumental immersive installation of an eye. Resembling a 2-d print of an eye, as guests approached the work they realised they could enter it through the pupil and had the opportunity to take a picture of themselves within the eye with their mobile phones.
Catering was provided by Cellar Society, while Coco’s Restaurant offered guests a seated dining experience, serving up Stone Bass with grilled artichoke and nettle risotto. Coco’s bar served up Casamigos Margaritas, Slingsby gin cocktails and Whispering Angel alongside shaved Zucchini, lemon ricotta ravioli and chargrilled beef fillet small plates. Guests were also treated to Taiwanese steamed buns provided by BAO London, kimchi and Mexican-style plant based bowls from Notting Hill’s Farmacy and Japanese mochi from Little Moons.