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The Death of America: a conversation with Ben Turnbull

The Death of America: a conversation with Ben Turnbull

American History X: Volume 1 – The Death of America is the darkly satirical new exhibition from highly-collectable British artist Ben Turnbull. The Upcoming caught up with him to talk comic books, pop art and the USA:  You collect [read more]

A very British character: a conversation with Billy Cook

A very British character: a conversation with Billy Cook

Billy Cook is one to watch in British film. Having been encouraged onto the silver screen by his father, David Essex, it’s no wonder that he has taken to classic British film like a natural, in projects like Traveller. We were lucky [read more]

The Franklys: an interview with Nicole Pinto and Zoe Biggs

The Franklys: an interview with Nicole Pinto and Zoe Biggs

The Franklys are a four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band based in London, who hail from home, the US and Sweden. Melodic, fiesty and an “assault on the senses”, these girls are an assertive bunch grabbing rock by the hair [read more]

Ivy & Gold EP launch at the Sebright Arms: like London Grammar without the attitude

Ivy & Gold EP launch at the Sebright Arms: like London Grammar without the attitude

Arriving half an hour late to a bustling East end pub to interview Ivy & Gold, the electro-pop two-piece hailed as “the next London Grammar”, the visual comparison between each outfit’s lead vocalist is strikingly apparent. With [read more]

Why So Serious: a new luxury fashion brand inspired by culture

Why So Serious: a new luxury fashion brand inspired by culture

Launched in 2013 by Terri-Leigh Finnegan, Why So Serious is a luxury brand that strives to give back to society by developing its designs from cultural and political issues. Acknowledging a gap in the industry, the fashion and marketing [read more]

The Rocket: interview with director Kim Mordaunt

The Rocket: interview with director Kim Mordaunt

Kim Mordaunt is the Australian director and writer behind the The Rocket, a film based in Laos that has spoken to many. A true underdog story of a young boy’s battle against cultural stigma, exploring the nature of family and acceptance, [read more]

Nymphomaniac: interview with actors Stellan Skarsgård and Stacy Martin

Nymphomaniac: interview with actors Stellan Skarsgård and Stacy Martin

Swedish acting veteran Stellan Skarsgård, and the up-and-coming actress Stacy Martin, both of whom star in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Volumes 1 and 2, discuss the new film and what it was like working with one of the most [read more]

An interview with rising womenswear designer Jara Wine

An interview with rising womenswear designer Jara Wine

Jara Wine is a playful, up-and-coming womenswear label based in London. Designs accommodate brave colour choice, charming prints and smart detailing forming effortless silhouettes. Consciously steering away from fast fashion, the brand [read more]

Interview with Dalia Daou of Daou Jewellery

Interview with Dalia Daou of Daou Jewellery

If you’re looking for that special gift for someone, Dalia Daou might have just what you’re looking for.  They have produced two art deco-inspired necklaces that are unique enough to make a statement without being overwhelming. The [read more]

Violet: interview with director Bas Devos, actor Cesar de Sutter and Brent Minne

Violet: interview with director Bas Devos, actor Cesar de Sutter and Brent Minne

We spoke with director Bas Devos, Cesar de Sutter who plays Jesse, and Brent Minne, one of the BMX riders in the film. Why did you choose the title Violet?  Bas Devos: The first reason is that when people say “violet”, I always hear [read more]

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