Ohh January ... topping the list as our least favourite month, it's hard not to feel a little blue on the dark and long days. Well, not this month we say! January should be a month of celebrations, optimism and new beginnings. So go on, start the year as you mean to go on and immerse yourself in some hot culture. The RSG Hot List is the ultimate remedy for those January blues!
Have a wonderful 2017!
Jane, Lucy and the RSG Team x
Jo Henly, aka Miss Led, is an artist, illustrator, live artist and street artist! After studying on the Goldsmiths course in Portsmouth, Jo was shortlisted for multiple exhibitions and was involved in prestigious London shows including one at the Saatchi Gallery.
Her new project, Eye Contact, has an emotional starting point as well as an artistic one. Exploring feminine visual culture, in particular looking at the ways in which the fashion industry imposes an unwritten set of rules upon women influencing how women see themselves and indeed how others see them. Striking and fashionable themselves, each piece illustrated by Miss Led, silkscreened in Camberwell, London features carefully considered embellishment, an attention to detail and an eye for style that wouldn’t be out of place on a Vogue front cover.
To kick the New Year off, we have collaborated with MyArtBroker and Miss Led to give you the chance to win a piece of limited edition artwork by Miss Led. The artwork is one of just an edition of 50 and this silkscreen, hand embellished piece entitled ‘Mood Indigo’ could be yours!
To be in with a chance of winning the hand embellished piece ‘Mood Indigo’ simply click the link above to be redirected to the competition page where you will find one very simple question to answer… Good Luck!
We're obsessed with everything Tom Dixon and so you can only imagine our delight when we heard that Tom Dixon had styled the hot restaurant, Bronte! Far surpassing expectation, the restaurant interiors are to die for. Awash with cabinets of curiosities, sleek modern furniture and spectacular lighting - we could literally spend hours drooling over the decor!
What's even better is that the Resturants menu and drinks menu is simply divine! Hang out in the trendy bar area and sip the Topsy Turvey Cocktail or have a leisurely dinner on the terrace area. Whether you decide to drink or eat there you'll feel uber sophisticated!
For more information and to book your table visit Bronte Restaurants website
The Grand Building, 1–3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EJ
Once owned by the Kray Twins and Danny La Rue the swag joint The Art Theatre Club is Soho's best-kept secret. Originally set up as an illegal drinking den, the bar has been transformed into an exclusive members club that opens its doors to non-members after 11 pm. We think that it's the ideal last stop after an evening out! What's more, the bar has been remodelled by the brilliant Lee Broom and is filled with atmospheric lighting, vintage pianos and plush seating!
The bar's speciality is cocktails with the House Martini and the Orange and Ginger Daiquiri's being our particular favourites. So if you're out late in London, The Arts Theatre Club should be first on your list to go to!
50 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SQ
Immerse yourself in the world of wild, over-the-top celebration! This year the Great Gatsby has come to the Vault Festival with a BANG! Notorious for his lavish and scandalous parties, Gatsby will plunge you into the world of dance, drink and seduction ... an evening that you will never forget!
Based on F. Scott Fitzgeralds seminal works and brought to life by The Guild of Misrule and The Immersive Ensemble, no evening will be the same! So make sure you have your 1920's outfit prepped and your dancing shoes on and get lost in the decadent world of Gatsby!
For more information and tickets visit The Vault Festival Website.
The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN
At the forefront of cutting-edge independent UK films, the London Short Film Festival is back for the fourteenth year. Renowned for taking artistic risks the festival showcases the UKs newest talent in a number of hot locations in London. This year London Short Film Festival 2017 is inspired by the Huggy Bear lyrics 'This is happening without your permission' and will be debuting content that is inspiring, challenging and a little bit out there!
We'd thoroughly recommend getting tickets to a few events in order to be exposed to the very best of the festival's events. Our top must-sees are the Girlhood Programme (documenting the trials and tribulations of puberty) held at Hackney Picturehouse, the Funny Shit programme (saving us from our January blues with a little comedy) held at the ICA and, the Music & Video night held at the Moth Club, Hackney.
Running from the 5th to the 16th of January, you can view the full programme here
Address: Various Locations, see LSFF website for details
Showcasing Sir Elton John's extensive modernist photography Collection, at the Tate Modern, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Featuring photography from established artists such as Tina Modotti, Irving Penn, Edward Weston and Dorothea Lange, the exhibition will host the artwork of over 70 artists and nearly 150 rare vintage prints.
What makes this exhibition so unique, however, is the insight into Sir Elton John's passion for authentic photography. Sir Elton John's love of photography developed after recovering from his alcohol addiction in the 1990s and ever since he has been collecting stunning and iconic photographs. Sir Elton John and David Furnish's collection is now extensive, but Sir Elton John does not "collect things for the value, I collect for the beauty. I’m in awe of these things.” For Elton John "photos are like reading a book"; great photography tells a story that words alone cannot convey.
The eclectic exhibition is open from now until the 7th of May 2017. For further information and to book tickets visit the Tate Modern Website
Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
The early death of the iconic singer, George Michael, shocked the world on Christmas Day and so to celebrate and honour the amazing singer's life, the fabulous Tina B has compiled George Michael's greatest hits!
- Waiting For The Day
- Fast Love
- Everything She Wants
- Too Funky
- Heal The Pain
- A Different Corner
- Praying For Time
- Jesus To A Child
- Careless Whisper
Listen to the Amazing George Playlist on our Spotify Page