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London’s grey and gloomy, but we’ve been hunting high and low to find the antidote. We’ve put together a jam-packed schedule of events focused around the theme of colour and music to add a spring to your step once more.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably heard of the highly anticipated, show of the year at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum; Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams. Spanning nearly eight decades of fashion, the show traces the history of one of fashion’s most notable brands, exploring the influence of the fashion house and Diro’s close relationship with Britain. For the die-hard dedicated followers of fashion, this certainly isn’t a show you’ll want to miss. However, if you’re a little more strapped for cash (tickets come in around £20), there’s another show we’ve set our beady fashion eyes on at the same venue which is EVER so fabulous…
If you found yourself standing on King’s Road in 1960, there was only one reason why. Mary Quant burst onto the fashion scene in the 60s, doing away with stuffy, domestic traditions in fashion in favour of sensationally short skirts and refreshingly liberating apparel which allowed young people everywhere to run, jump and dance their way through the City’s most notorious decade. This month, V&A are hosting a technicolour exhibition in honour of Quant’s marvellous creations, including garments, accessories and unseen pieces from the designer’s archive.
For more information on the exhibitions, click here.
If you love ABBA as much as we do, you’ll be thrilled to hear that a boat party is coming to London this April, packed with free drinks and top deck Dancing Queens, for a four hour groovy river cruise, from Embankment to Greenwich and back. The Hurlingham is London’s first floating club, complete with two dancefloors, two bars and 360 views of the surrounding area.
You can book your tickets here.
If the grey London skies have you feeling a little lack-lustre, head to the Saatchi Gallery this weekend and step inside a world of colour. Kaleidescope is a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of 9 artists who prominently feature colour in their work. The free exhibition is worth heading to for the gigantic Kaleidescope alone, created by London artist Laura Buckley. The gigantic structure is large enough for you to walk through and become immersed by the psychedelic refractions of colour and light.
More information on the exhibition can be found here.