Tag Archives: London

Amy Winehouse at Madame Tussaud’s

Okay, so she wasn’t, but the sober wax version of her is now standing in Madame Tussaud’s in Central London.  Her parents, Mitch and Janis were there when it was unveiled.

The Press Association reports: Mitch said he was “stunned” at the “incredible” likeness to his daughter. He said his daughter was in the middle of working at the moment but would go to see the waxwork in the next week or two, when she would be “as blown away as we are”.

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Jason Mraz’s Make It Mine Video

For part nine of Crazy Man’s Ju-Ju, Jason Mraz cunningly slipped in his second music video from his latest album, We Sing We Dance We Steal Things. The video is done by “London’s Ju-Ju editor Jennifer Sheridan and co-director Gille Klabin. They dragged Jason and Toca onto a boat on the River Thames in London, to film a very English video to ‘Make it Mine‘. Gnomie got involved and so should you.”

Banksy Exceeding Expectations, Again

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Not surprisingly, Banksy works exceed expectations at London urban art auctions. Two spray paintings by Banksy were sold for an above-estimate 120,000 pounds ($234,000) each in a London sale of urban art recently.

Two pieces of artwork, including the one on the left, had been expected to fetch up to 50,000 pounds and 80,000 pounds each. Both were bought by telephone bidders. The 146-lot sale in an industrial space in Shoreditch, east London, the first of its type ever organized by a regional auction house, totaled 801,204 pounds with fees against an estimate of 672,000 pounds to 977,000 pounds, with 89 percent of the lots sold during the three-hour event, the company said.

Read the full article at Bloomberg

Spotlight on Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes

You’ve probably seen his face all across the country on the poster of the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Yep, he’s the one who played Prince Caspian. He’s an English actor from London and prior to his acting career, he was a backup singer for the boy band Hyrise, who were in the running to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004.

As for acting, he started in television and first made his film debut in the film Stardust, portraying Young Dunstan Thorn. As for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, he is also set to reprise his role (this time as King Caspian) in the third film in the Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, with a release date of May 2010.

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London: The Whole Town Being Painted?!

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It is reported that Banksy’s friend and rival artist Nick Walker is taking the street’s art battle to the entire London. A handout image provided to media of the Houses of Parliament dripping in colours, showing that the town will be painted red, yellow, purple, pink and green. However, Walker is not using spray paint anymore, but a giant laser beam to colour some of British capital’s landmarks.

By the way, Banksy has just created his largest work in London to date. It was also completed after he managed to erect a three storey scaffolding behind a security fence under cover of darkness while CCTV cameras looked on.

For those who don’t know or can’t remember Banksy’s works, here are some to jolt your memory:

Banksy mona lisa