We might be in the depths of winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to summer. Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival has announced Lana Del Rey, SZA, and Peggy Gou as headliners. Trapstar has partnered with Xbox, and there’s a new Helmut Newton exhibition in Spain. If that’s whet your appetite, keep reading and see what’s happening around the world.
Primavera Sound Festival is pushing it to the next level for 2024
Banging music, banging city, banging vibes. What more do we need to say, other than Primavera Sound Festival has announced the lineup for its 2024 festival? It will return to its singular weekend format in Barcelona from May 30 until June 1 at the Parc Del Fòrum. Headliners include Lana Del Rey, SZA, Pulp, Disclosure, FKA Twigs, Justice, Mitski, Charlie XCX, Deftones, Kim Petras, Peggy Gou and Troye Sivan. Early registration is open now, and general tickets will be available from November 23. Register for tickets here.
Robyn Lynch’s debut exhibition is opening at NOW gallery
Dublin-born NEWGEN designer Robyn Lynch’s debut exhibition titled, “Greetings From Ireland,” is opening at Greenwich’s NOW Gallery on December 6. It will celebrate what it means to be Irish and pay homage to the designer’s humorous style her brand is known for. The work will be housed in a bouncy castle-like inflatable structure, which has been made in collaboration with Irish artist Rory Mullen. It’s running until February 25, 2024, so get down while you can.
Waste Yarn Project launches Oslo Flagship
Waste Yarn Project has launched its Oslo flagship, situated within the restoration of Salgshallen in Storgatam, an original sales hall built in 1932. Waste Yarn will join a community of small businesses, including a feminist bookstore, a print shop, and a gallery, aiming to resurrect the building and construct an Arts and Culture Hub. Keeping with the brand’s ethos, the store is kitted out with only surplus materials. If you’re in Oslo, be sure to add this one to your list.
Tinder is giving singles a chance to break the ice at Somerset House
Tinder is taking over the Somerset House ice rink as part of its all new “Skate Dates” series. The event has been launched after research showed 71% of single people preferred activity-based dates, as it allowed them to see more sides to their partner, with 97% of participants agreeing that regular dates were important. Tickets can purchased on Somerset House’s website. Tinder “Skate Dates” will be held across consecutive Tuesdays in November and December on the following evenings:
Tuesday November 28
Tuesday December 5
Tuesday December 12
Marta Ortega Pérez celebrates the work of Helmut Newton
Helmut Newton is an iconic fashion photographer revered for his expressionist takes on surrealism. His impact on photography is being recognised in an exhibition at the Marta Ortega Pérez Foundation, in A Coruña, Spain, from November 18, 2023, until May 1, 2024. The curation of Newton’s images in the exhibition showcases his bold and unapologetic visual language, including his iconic Big Nudes series. Also featured are a selection of his iconic portraits and a range of his memorable portraits, which capture famous faces, including David Bowie and Andy Warhol, as well as his lesser-known portraits series. The event kicked off last night with a celebratory launch party and dinner, with guests from across the worlds of fashion and art in attendance.
Holly Silius unveils solo show in LA
LA-based multidisciplinary artist Holly Sillius’ upcoming online exhibition, “Polaroids and Body Prints,” will be available to view at Central Server Works in Los Angeles. The exhibition will showcase Silius’ framed polaroids and body prints, highlighting her distinctive celebration of the human form through body painting and sculptural appointments. The exhibition will run from December 2, 2023, until February 2, 2024. If this sounds like a bit of you, head down to Central Server Works over the festive and New Year period to get stuck in.
Trapstar launches Xbox collaboration at London’s Tate Modern
Trapstar has tapped gaming giant Xbox for a hotly anticipated collaboration revealed at an exclusive launch event at London’s Tate Modern art gallery. Guests were treated to a Forza Motorsport gaming tournament. The event saw guests immersed in bespoke installations curated specifically for the collaboration. Guest artworks by Slawn were commissioned ahead of the event, which featured the Trapstar “T” iron gate logo, alongside bespoke artworks from United States-based multi-faceted artist Carlos W. Desrosiers. Throughout the event, limited-edition one-of-ten Trapstar Xbox consoles were on show, too, joining a display of art pieces.
BRICKS Magazine is celebrating the launch of its The Age Issue
BRICKS is launching its latest annual print issue, #12 The Age Issue, celebrating creativity that transcends time. It spotlights the next-generation leaders and the social impact of ageing in a youth-obsessed society, specifically the fashion industry. As expected from BRICKS, it’s jam-packed with fashion editorials and features. Highlights from the issue include an investigation into the pressures on Black women to age gracefully, the importance of letting queer and trans people tell their own stories and a celebration of 30 years of NEWGEN. If this has fired up your passion for fashion, pre-order your copy here.
Young God’s is hosting a Black Friday pop-up
Young God’s is a streetwear brand inspired by London’s Hispanic culture and diversity. Following a successful year, it is throwing a Black Friday pop-up in partnership with Fella Hair Barbers to share the brand’s story and forge meaningful connections. The event will take place on November 25, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., offering food, drinks, music, entertainment, and giveaways.
Matthew Wilcock launches new immersive installation, “Out”
Multi-genre musician, producer, and composer Matthew Wilcock, has collaborated with XK Studio for a new immersive installation. Titled “Out,” the multifaceted creative’s latest work is an impressionist motion graphic score installation that will be shown at Outernet in Central London. The visual has been created for the latest single of the same name, taken from his new album, It Can Only Change. The immersive display will see Wilcock’s electro-dreamscape brought to life by one of the most interesting, experimental, high-end 3D studios in the world. It is available to view now at Here At Outernet.
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