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I can’t wait to see this short film. I’m trying really hard to find a place where I can see it complete.

The bigger picture by Daisy Jacobs is a short film that combines, big painting characters, stop motion and paper mache.

Daisy Jacobs explains in the video that I posted here how it was made.

She painted this big characters and their arms are 3D coming out of the wall and giving the idea of real scene.

As well all the elements are made in paper mache, which in my opinion is a great touch, they look real but they are not.

This stop motion animation took her 7 months to finish but it was worthy as it won many many awards, including 2 Baftas and a nomination for the Oscars 2015.

I’m sure we will hear more about this talented film maker soon.

Today and this weekend, 11th – 13th of January, The International Ice Sculpting Festival is hitting London , and what’s more its FREE!

The event is hosted in Canary Wharf and is definitely one way to embrace a cold January.

Learn the basics of ice sculpting with free workshops or just take in the sights of some of the worlds finest ice sculptors as they show off their skills at the London Ice Sculpting Festival.

For more information head here.

via Who’sJack

London Ice Sculpting Festival

London Ice Sculpting Festival

London Ice Sculpting Festival

I was walking to the Tate yesterday when an Argentinean flag caught my eye, so I stopped in to the Oxo Gallery on the Southbank to find out why it was there. I discovered a lovely project organised between schools from all over the world called Rivers of the World. The common theme here is the river and students from London are partnered with students in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Sylhet (Bangladesh), Surakarta (Indonesia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Derry – Londonderry and Donegal (Ireland) and Seoul (Korea). Together the young people study their, or their partner city’s river as inspiration for producing magnificent artworks for public display.
The resulting artworks are being exhibited at the moment in the gallery. The pieces are really stunning and really worth seeing.
Rivers of the World is Thames Festival Trust’s flagship global art and education project, delivered in partnership with the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms.

You can see more information and download the whole catalogue here
It is on until September 9th.

A giant maze was constructed at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the South Bank Centre’s Festival of the World. The installation is called aMAZEme and it is built with more than 250,000 books. The creators are two Brazilians, Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, and it has been inspired by the stories of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, who was obssesed with labyrinths and mazes, you will find a lot of references in his books.
It took 4 days to build it, with books donated by Oxfam and publishers from London and around the UK. People can touch the books or even read them and once it is deconstructed, all the books will be donated to Oxfam. It will be on until August 25th.

I went to see this show in Southbank last week with some friends.The scenery is in the middle with chairs all around it, which it makes it very intimate. Only 6 people performed in the show, displaying an amazing array of acrobatic and circus skills. It was like being transported back to the 1940’s and seeing a Gypsy Circus, and that was what I really loved – no fancy costumes, no amazing set or scenery, just a few guys with incredible flexibility and abilities, lovely music and great dancing. It was visually impressive and very enjoyable. You can get tickets for just £10!!

For tickets and timetable check here

I´m very excited about the Olympic Games. World’s eyes on London ahead of opening ceremony today.
It will be amazing. My husband is very lucky and is working at the Stadium today, for the Opening Ceremony. He saw the rehearsal 3 days ago and it seems amazing. Sneak previews of the £27 million ($42 million, 35 million euros) opening ceremony suggest it will be a grand but eccentric production.
I wish I was there. But it doesn´t matter, I will enjoy it on tele and it will be fantastic. Next week, we are going to several games so I will take some photos then of the Stadium and the Olympic Park.
In Westminster, Big Ben chimed for three minutes from 8:12 am to ring in the Olympics, 12 hours ahead of pre-ceremony entertainment scheduled to start at the symbolic time of 20:12.

Are you ready?

The British Independent Film Festival was celebrated On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of May in Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, London.

There were 14 films in the festival, screened the two days, with BAFTA award winning directors, producers and actors involved.

This is a festival run by independent filmmakers for independent filmmakers. It is organised by the Film Festival Guild and, because of this, has links to festivals around the world.

The Festival provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their films screened at great red carpet-style venues to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public. The Festival aims to promote and support independent filmmaking.

There are a number of awards up for grabs at the Festival, including the prestigious British Lion Award for Achievement in Film, which is given to any member of cast or crew on a film who has shown excellent independent filmmaking quality of work and spirit.

Video made by Sam Bailey