Chelsea Flower Show 2019: The Savills and David Harber Garden
“You need to interact with a sculpture. It’s great to see it being made; the sparks, the metal, the energy, the passion. But it’s also nice to see it doing its job: to sit in an environment and tell a story. I’m very passionate about the fact that the story isn’t necessarily about the piece, but what it reflects and how it works with its environment.”
Kuumba Nia Arts
Each year Oxford Playhouse’s EVOLVE Artists in Residence scheme supports three emerging or mid-career artists/companies by providing seed funding for projects, research and development, rehearsal space as well as mentoring and advice from the Playhouse team. Kuumba Nia Arts are one of the scheme’s artists for 2019.
A Seductive City, Strange Rules, and Surreal Rebellion
One Monday at 2.30pm, I make a sound on Desmond Morris’ front door, using the knocker resembling a dainty hand. The Naked Ape author opens up. “OX Magazine,” he says inviting me in. Aged 91, he’s relocating to Ireland, having resided in Oxford since the seventies.
I’m a self-confessed fragrance nerd so when Penhaligon’s invited me to experience their fragrance profiling service first hand, I must admit to actually whooping. My fascination dates way back to when I first heard the words ‘signature scent’. For many years I refused to deviate scent-wise from my first love. It took dedication and perseverance to look the other way as new brands emerged and new fragrance families were launched.