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BECOMING: Alice in Wonderland

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7th December 2018

Wonderland; a place where croquet is played with flamingos, tea parties are never-ending, and hookah smoking caterpillars mix with cats who grin. Not too dissimilar to a Friday night in Soho. This seminal work of Charles Dodgson written in 1865 sees our heroine grapple with anthropomorphic…


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Culture Vulture

CULTURE VULTURE: The Monarch of the Glen

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3rd December 2018

Landseer’s most famous work makes its return to Trafalgar Square in more than 160 years

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albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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Standing imperiously against a dramatic Highlands backdrop, Sir Edwin Landseer’s most beloved work – The Monarch of the Glen – is a triumphant and bold composition, an unfortunate dichotomy to the…


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Through the Lens

THROUGH THE LENS: Covent Garden at Christmas

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30th November 2018

Is there a more festive place in London than Covent Garden? Every year the market gets a beautiful makeover in time for Christmas, with plenty of giant mistletoe bunches to kiss under!
 
Did you know?:
– Covent Garden has been an area of trade since the C7th when it was at…


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In Conversation With...

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Adam Handling

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28th November 2018

Zero waste. Maximum Flavour.
 

 

When his mother announced she was to become a Vegetarian prior to the opening of his first restaurant, multi-award winning chef Adam Handling responded in the brazen manner that he has since become famed for; salt-baked celeriac accompanied by truffled cheese, a confit yolk, and…


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BECOMING: Samuel Pepys

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26th November 2018

The 1660s in London was a decade that most who lived through would most probably like to forget; the Great Plague, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London were all just some of the catastrophes that befell the Capital in quick succession. It is hard to…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Duck & Crutch

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23rd November 2018

IN GOOD SPIRITS!
Pie and mash; Strawberries and cream; Chips and gravy. All great pairings. All very British. None, however, quite compare to the legendary combination of a good old-fashioned Gin and Tonic.

260 years after sketching the infamous “Gin Lane”, little could Hogarth have imagined that “Mother’s Ruin” would turn…


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Adventures

ADVENTURES: Climb every mountain

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20th November 2018

At KOMPAS, we make it our business to explore. From discovering the latest speakeasy in San Francisco to a man in Hackney who can teach you how to carve a spoon out of wood, we never shy away from an adventure. We even go exploring in our spare time….


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BECOMING: Harry Potter

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14th November 2018

Have you ever asked yourself, what if Harry Potter used KOMPAS?

Our favourite bespeckled hero, Harry Potter has become so ingrained in the psyche of every British child and adult since he was first magicked into our lives over 20 years ago that it is not impossible to imagine him…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Steven Payne

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12th November 2018

THROUGH BOUNCING TO THE STARS
In 1931 the great crooner Noel Coward once sang “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the Midday sun.” Little could he have imagined that nearly 90 years later one particularly mad Englishman would not only go out in the midday sun, but would do…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Paul Marc Davis

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7th November 2018

THE REAL APPLE GENIUS
The MacSmiths, Hackney
 

Today I’ve been working on Macs that are up to 10 years old that are now running as fast and as well as a brand new Macbook Pro… and why shouldn’t they?

 

Walking down Hackney Road, past the plethora of cafés, bars, and wholesale bag…

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