November 11, 2016
Unity Culture Club – On Your Radar 11.11.16
This week, as we write this newsletter there’s a Donald-shaped elephant in the room. Not knowing whether to laugh or cry, we’re going to switch our attention elsewhere.
As we mourn the sad departure of the incredible Leonard Cohen, as famous for his gravel-like voice as his ability to straddle artistic borderlines as poet, musician and novelist, we’re focusing on the positive, and our friends out there pushing the boundaries. After all, Trump’s rise to power is ‘no way to say goodbye’ to one of the greats.
Making of a Maestro
Young, Gifted And Classical: The Making of a Maestro is now available to view on the BBC Previews site, scheduled to be aired on BBC Four on Sunday 20th November. This year’s BBC Young Musician, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, is the subject and explores issues of diversity in classical music, as part of the BBC’s Black and British season running throughout November.
Find out more here
Unity collaborator, Prudence Beecroft, and her outfit, Odelay, were nominated for the Best Urban Video award at the UK Music Video Awards. Kano’s ‘This is England’ was shot in numerous locations across the country and features incredible cinematography.
See the video here
House of Khadi
Our friends have created a range of ethically-made hand-spun and hand-woven cotton shirts for men and women. The luxurious Khadi cotton garments point to the broader emphasis upon sustainability within fashion.
Support the project on Kickstarter here
The Waldorf Project
This long-standing project is now in its third chapter. Titled ‘Futuro’, the immersive gastronomic experience is spearheaded by Sean Rogg and is designed to offer guests a complete journey to a utopian vision of the future created in the late 1960s.
Find out more here
I know we promised not to mention Trump, but we couldn’t help but share this subversive take on his campaign slogan by friends at Verb.
See the microsite here