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Culture

CULTURAL MUSTS FOR 2020

The most exciting films, books and exhibitions to take you through spring and beyond…

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SEE: DORA MAAR AT THE TATE

Dora Maar’s talent has been eclipsed by her nine-year relationship with Pablo Picasso. Now The Tate Museum in London are showcasing the full breadth of Maar’s long career and her contribution as a key figure in the avant-garde movement of the 1930s.

What to Expect: You'll find a selection of her unusual photographs and photomontages whcih captured a roll call of famous names that were part of the European artist milieu of the time.

Date for your Diary: Until 15th March 2020

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READ: FASHIONOPOLIS

This book provides a history fashion and clothing manufacturing and it tells the stories of entrepreneurs and scientists who are trying to make clothes with less cruelty today. Thomas hopes that a better-informed consumer might make better choices, and poses the notion that better technology can eliminate the worst jobs and limit the environmental impact of the industry.

What to Expect: A gripping read on the history of the clothing production and will be a must-have for the sustainable and style minded amongst us.

Date for your Diary: See Dana Thomas in person at London Fashion Week on Friday, 14th February. Her talk at the V&A on the Price of Fast Fashion and Future of Clothes' offers a timely investigation into the clothing industry – and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it.

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KNOW: BAGS INSIDE OUT & THE V&A

This exhibition shows how the humble bag moved from functional object to coveted fashion accessory bearing the names of French fashion models and royalty.

What to Expect: The V&A will weave together a story of design and craftsmanship through 300 bag-related objects dating from the 16th century to modern day. A must for bag-lovers everywhere.

Date for your Diary: 29th February – 21st June 2020

FIND YOUR NEW SEASON BAG


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ATTEND: THE THRIVE FESTIVAL

Thrive Festival is a brand-new bespoke health, fitness and wellness event taking place in The Convention Centre, Dublin. Over 2 days, discover 200 fitness classes, wellness workshops and cookery demos in one state of the art venue! Choose up to 5 experiences over 20 stages of fitness, talks, demonstrations, nutrition, mindfulness and wellness.

What to Expect: The festival has an exciting line-up of health and wellness experts, including Lee Tracey - Yoga, mindfulness and meditation teacher, Holly White and the Coaching Circle.

Date for your Diary: 29th February – 1st March 2020

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STREAM: SEBERG

This anxiety-inducing thriller sees actress Jean Seberg (played by Kristen Stewart) transition from a demure ingénue to an outspoken activist. Getting her start in Hollywood after winning a nationwide talent contest, the Iowa-born Seberg soon traded the US for France, where she became synonymous with cinema’s experimentally daring New Wave movement thanks to her now legendary role in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 masterpiece Breathless.

What to Expect: This biopic will be a thorough investigation of Jean Seberg’s tragically short life that showcases a sensational performance from Stewart.

Date for your Diary: Released on Amazon Prime 10th January 2020.

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