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Arlo Parks launches art therapy initiative for global creatives

Arlo Parks launches art therapy initiative for global creatives

The South London musician is collaborating with Dazed and Converse to launch ‘Arlo’s Art Therapy’ for creatives who use their work as a release. Arlo Parks is known for using her music to express vulnerability – performing dreamy, poetic vocals about the ups and downs of love and life over low-key, soulful beats. The 21-year-old began writing as early as the age of eleven, penning out streams of consciousness, thoughts, and...

By London, UK
Parasocial relationships: Gen-Z and celebrity

Parasocial relationships: Gen-Z and celebrity

The way we interact with celebrity has been irreversibly changed by how and how often we consume media. If you’ve ever felt like you ‘know’ a celebrity – you may want to keep reading. Don’t let the theoretical terminology leading this topic fool you into believing it’s complex. A parasocial relationship is simply a one-sided relationship, where an individual exerts time, interest, and emotional energy into another person who is...

By London, UK
Barbara Gollackner transforms food waste into design homeware

Barbara Gollackner transforms food waste into design homeware

Viennese designer Barbara Gollackner has created a collection of abstract homeware items made from industrial and personal food waste. Ever considered that your food waste bin could be a treasure trove for abstract design materials… no? Fair enough. As part of an emerging and quirky artistic category, revered artist and sculptor Barbara Gollackner has developed a method of creating original homeware items from leftover food once destined to end up...

By London, UK
The Magic Circle appoints first environmental female president

The Magic Circle appoints first environmental female president

At only 28, Megan Swann is the first female president of The Magic Circle since its creation 116 years ago. She specialises in magic that educates others on climate change. The magic industry has just undergone a shift in leadership, at least in the UK. The Magic Circle, a prestigious British organisation that promotes and advances the practice of magic, has appointed its first female president since it began in...

By London, UK