July 2016


Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema presents DIRTY DANCING. (No secret now!) We enjoyed all that the Kellerman’s had to offer at their summer camp somewhere in a field near Leyton. All dolled up in our 1963 get ups along with what seemed like a 1000 others. We learnt to rumba, jive and merengue. We, volleyballed, hula-hooped, drank cocktails and pretended we were the decent refined people at the camp, but as the sun went down the temperature rose, as we made our way to the dirty after hours staff quarters party; dancing turned in to... Read More


Silver Clef Awards

I was invited to attend the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef awards where music industry aficionados (Lionel Richie, Jeff Lynne, Annie Lennox, Patti Smith, Florence Welch) to name but a few were announced winners. Music artists are recognised for their outstanding achievements and in doing so raise vast amounts of cash for this music therapy service that is changing the lives of vulnerable children and adults through music. It was held in the stunning Grosvenor Park Hotel, Park Lane where the red carpet just flowed with stars! The event was wonderful until I left... Read More


New Designer’s 2016

Have you been to New Designers yet? If you haven’t, you should… I love the buzz and excitement of this amazing graduate design show. It’s always packed out with wonderfully innovative inventions, spectacular prints and glorious designs. So, here are my top picks for New Designers 2016 – seriously obsessed with Francesca’s stitched and stuffed hands! 1. Fancesca Jeffreys, UCA – Human Reconstruction, A 3D exploration transplants and cell memory theory. Love, love, LOVE – I need to get my hands on a hand… 2. Ella Robinson, Nottingham Trent – Bilingual, A witty illustrated insight into English & French cultural nuances... Read More


Sorrell Foundation Masterclass

We had the privilege of opening our doors to the National Art and Design Saturday Club. Welcoming 14-16 year olds to discover the world of branding and footwear design in our very own Masterclass. Volunteers from across the business helped our 30 strong class all from Middlesex University Arts Club to unleash their creativity and design their own branded footwear. Last Thursday the Sorrell Foundation had its private viewing at the Somerset House showcasing the work of  art & design colleges and universities from across the country; all of whom attend the... Read More