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Design Museum The Design Museum is the only place in the UK where the design industry, education and the public can come together to change the way people think about themselves and the future.

The museum is a registered charity founded in 1989. The Design Museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The museum is a registered charity founded in 1989. The Design Museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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07/12/2021

#Competition | Win a copy of ‘Terence Conran: Making Modern Britain’, about the extraordinary life and work of the Design Museum’s beloved founder

We’ve got 3 copies of this wonderful new book by Deyan Sudjic (Director Emeritus at the Design Museum) to give away, just in time for the festive season 🎁

Head to our Instagram to enter: https://bit.ly/3lEQaUL

Cork House, Berkshire, CSK Architects–Cork House has been designed in response to each stage of its life cycle, from res...
03/12/2021

Cork House, Berkshire, CSK Architects

Cork House has been designed in response to each stage of its life cycle, from resource through to the end of its life. Expanded cork is made from the outer bark of the cork oak tree, which is harvested by hand once a decade in a gentle process that does not harm the tree or the forest – and the use of cork contributes to the maintenance of renowned biodiverse landscapes around the Mediterranean.

The house was built with an innovative kit of parts that were digitally prefabricated, which enabled assembly on site by hand without mortar or glue - a bit like giant plant-based LEGO®. An an example of ‘design for disassembly’, the project anticipates the re-use of its bio-renewable resources in the circular economy - or their return to the biosphere to generate new growth.

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#ArchitectureFriday
#FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge

Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

Cork House, Berkshire, CSK Architects

Cork House has been designed in response to each stage of its life cycle, from resource through to the end of its life. Expanded cork is made from the outer bark of the cork oak tree, which is harvested by hand once a decade in a gentle process that does not harm the tree or the forest – and the use of cork contributes to the maintenance of renowned biodiverse landscapes around the Mediterranean.

The house was built with an innovative kit of parts that were digitally prefabricated, which enabled assembly on site by hand without mortar or glue - a bit like giant plant-based LEGO®. An an example of ‘design for disassembly’, the project anticipates the re-use of its bio-renewable resources in the circular economy - or their return to the biosphere to generate new growth.

---
#ArchitectureFriday
#FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge

Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

Cork House, Berkshire, CSK Architects—It was essential that the holistic approach to environmental sustainability across...
03/12/2021

Cork House, Berkshire, CSK Architects

It was essential that the holistic approach to environmental sustainability across the building life cycle also resulted in a rich sensory architectural experience. Internally there is a distinct feeling of enclosure and protection, of a material that is warm and gentle to the touch with a soft acoustic, of atmospheric light and shadow, and of the smoky aroma of the cooked cork. The ancient form of the corbelled pyramids is a direct reflection of how the house was built, with a strong sense of both light and weight from above.

#ArchitectureFriday #FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge

Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

Cork House, Berkshire, CSK Architects

It was essential that the holistic approach to environmental sustainability across the building life cycle also resulted in a rich sensory architectural experience. Internally there is a distinct feeling of enclosure and protection, of a material that is warm and gentle to the touch with a soft acoustic, of atmospheric light and shadow, and of the smoky aroma of the cooked cork. The ancient form of the corbelled pyramids is a direct reflection of how the house was built, with a strong sense of both light and weight from above.

#ArchitectureFriday #FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge

Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

Cork House, Berkshire—We are CSK Architects and over the next two weeks we’re going to be taking over #ArchitectureFrida...
03/12/2021

Cork House, Berkshire

We are CSK Architects and over the next two weeks we’re going to be taking over #ArchitectureFriday. We will be showing you two projects that are a result of an approach that we call ‘Form Follows Life Cycle’, where environmental sustainability is considered across the whole life of the building to generate a rich and distinctive architectural experience.

This week’s project is Cork House. The thick solid walls and corbelled roof are made almost entirely out of blocks of expanded cork, a pure plant-based product. The cork blocks are designed to be disassembled at the end of the building’s life, allowing for the easy recovery of components for re-use and recycling.

#FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge

Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

Cork House, Berkshire

We are CSK Architects and over the next two weeks we’re going to be taking over #ArchitectureFriday. We will be showing you two projects that are a result of an approach that we call ‘Form Follows Life Cycle’, where environmental sustainability is considered across the whole life of the building to generate a rich and distinctive architectural experience.

This week’s project is Cork House. The thick solid walls and corbelled roof are made almost entirely out of blocks of expanded cork, a pure plant-based product. The cork blocks are designed to be disassembled at the end of the building’s life, allowing for the easy recovery of components for re-use and recycling.

#FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge

Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

It’s been 5 years since we relocated to Kensington, where we've welcomed over two million visitors 🎈Did you know? Before...
03/12/2021

It’s been 5 years since we relocated to Kensington, where we've welcomed over two million visitors 🎈

Did you know? Before becoming the Design Museum’s new home in 2016, the unique Grade II* listed building from the 1960s had stood empty for over a decade.

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To celebrate our 5th anniversary in Kensington, we’ve partnered with Snapchat and architect Mariam Issoufou Kamara to reimagine the building in AR - head to our Instagram stories to see it.

It’s been 5 years since we relocated to Kensington, where we've welcomed over two million visitors 🎈

Did you know? Before becoming the Design Museum’s new home in 2016, the unique Grade II* listed building from the 1960s had stood empty for over a decade.

__

To celebrate our 5th anniversary in Kensington, we’ve partnered with Snapchat and architect Mariam Issoufou Kamara to reimagine the building in AR - head to our Instagram stories to see it.

3/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟---Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed @stockX and the Design Museum are ...
01/12/2021

3/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟
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Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed @stockX and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund.
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The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as this unique pair of Helen Kirkum x Reebok Zigs, reimagined using repurposed Reebok sneakers by Kirkum in her East London studio. ♻️
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Enter the sweepstake NOW! > https://fal.cn/3kgU1

3/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟
---
Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed @stockX and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund.
---
The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as this unique pair of Helen Kirkum x Reebok Zigs, reimagined using repurposed Reebok sneakers by Kirkum in her East London studio. ♻️
---
Enter the sweepstake NOW! > https://fal.cn/3kgU1

2/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟---Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed StockX and the Design Museum are p...
01/12/2021

2/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟
---
Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed StockX
and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund.
---
The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as the iconic Jordan 1 Retro High Dior. The first time that Jordan has collaborated with a legacy fashion label, the design is composed of a white and grey leather upper with a traditional Dior monogram print Swoosh. ✨
---
Enter the sweepstake NOW! > https://fal.cn/3kgtd

2/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟
---
Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed StockX
and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund.
---
The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as the iconic Jordan 1 Retro High Dior. The first time that Jordan has collaborated with a legacy fashion label, the design is composed of a white and grey leather upper with a traditional Dior monogram print Swoosh. ✨
---
Enter the sweepstake NOW! > https://fal.cn/3kgtd

1/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟---Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed StockX  and the Design Museum are ...
30/11/2021

1/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟
---
Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed StockX and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund.
---
The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as these Balmain unique prototype shoes, fully recovered by a strassed embroidery and ornamented with crystals on one side, and black diamonds on the other. 💎
---
Follow the #LinkInBio to enter the sweepstake NOW!

1/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟
---
Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed StockX and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund.
---
The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as these Balmain unique prototype shoes, fully recovered by a strassed embroidery and ornamented with crystals on one side, and black diamonds on the other. 💎
---
Follow the #LinkInBio to enter the sweepstake NOW!

NOW OPEN 🎶Our new exhibition 'Amy: Beyond the Stage', celebrating the brilliance of one of the greatest musicians of our...
26/11/2021

NOW OPEN 🎶

Our new exhibition 'Amy: Beyond the Stage', celebrating the brilliance of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Amy Winehouse, is now open.

Step backstage and relive iconic performances, examine her eclectic style and explore her creative process in the exhibition.

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Book tickets: https://fal.cn/3jSpf

‘With a sound characterised by 1960s American pop and jazz fused with soul and R&B, she resisted the singular nature of ...
23/11/2021

‘With a sound characterised by 1960s American pop and jazz fused with soul and R&B, she resisted the singular nature of genre…’ Priya Khanchandani, Head of Curatorial and Exhibition Curator
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Explore the rich range of musical influences Amy Winehouse drew on in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k4EH
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Photo ©Valerie Phillips 2021

‘With a sound characterised by 1960s American pop and jazz fused with soul and R&B, she resisted the singular nature of genre…’ Priya Khanchandani, Head of Curatorial and Exhibition Curator
---
Explore the rich range of musical influences Amy Winehouse drew on in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k4EH
---
Photo ©Valerie Phillips 2021

Amy Winehouse showed a passion for music from a young age, attending the The BRIT School and recording her first demo ag...
23/11/2021

Amy Winehouse showed a passion for music from a young age, attending the The BRIT School and recording her first demo aged sixteen. Follow Amy’s rise to stardom through previously unseen personal items from the early stages of her career in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k4hy
--- Photo ©Valerie Phillips 2021

Amy Winehouse showed a passion for music from a young age, attending the The BRIT School and recording her first demo aged sixteen. Follow Amy’s rise to stardom through previously unseen personal items from the early stages of her career in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k4hy
--- Photo ©Valerie Phillips 2021

Amy Winehouse’s distinct and unforgettable style had a huge impact on the fashion world. --- From the loose-flowing hair...
23/11/2021

Amy Winehouse’s distinct and unforgettable style had a huge impact on the fashion world.
---
From the loose-flowing hair and retro wardrobe of the early 2000s to the iconic bold eyeliner, beehive hairstyle and contemporary look that she wore for the launch of her second album, discover how Amy’s style evolved from the Frank to Back to Black era in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k3ZT
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Photo courtesy of Charles Moriarty Iconic Images

Amy Winehouse’s distinct and unforgettable style had a huge impact on the fashion world.
---
From the loose-flowing hair and retro wardrobe of the early 2000s to the iconic bold eyeliner, beehive hairstyle and contemporary look that she wore for the launch of her second album, discover how Amy’s style evolved from the Frank to Back to Black era in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k3ZT
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Photo courtesy of Charles Moriarty Iconic Images

Our campaign against waste continues. On 30 November join Barnabas Calder, author of Architecture: From Prehistory to Cl...
22/11/2021

Our campaign against waste continues. On 30 November join Barnabas Calder, author of Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency, discussing how architecture can fight the climate crisis with ecoLogicStudio, Ling Tan, Gbolade Design Studio and Project Etopia > https://fal.cn/3k25M

Our campaign against waste continues. On 30 November join Barnabas Calder, author of Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency, discussing how architecture can fight the climate crisis with ecoLogicStudio, Ling Tan, Gbolade Design Studio and Project Etopia > https://fal.cn/3k25M

Following the success of Sneakers Unboxed, StockX and the Design Museum are launching a Campaign for a Cause sweepstake....
18/11/2021

Following the success of Sneakers Unboxed,
StockX and the Design Museum are launching a Campaign for a Cause sweepstake. Proceeds will be donated to the Design Museum's Emerging Designer’s Access Fund. Get involved! > https://fal.cn/3jWRR

Following the success of Sneakers Unboxed,
StockX and the Design Museum are launching a Campaign for a Cause sweepstake. Proceeds will be donated to the Design Museum's Emerging Designer’s Access Fund. Get involved! > https://fal.cn/3jWRR

18/11/2021

Today’s #LunchandLearn is dedicated to @amywinehouse to mark our highly anticipated exhibition, #AmyBeyondTheStage. | Inspired by the ribbons and bows in Amy’s hair, make your own fascinator in today’s demo from milliner, Justin Smith. > https://fal.cn/3jW9q

18/11/2021

How did Amy Winehouse inspire you? | Artisan milliner, Justin Smith has created a dazzling headpiece inspired by Amy's signature silhouette, which will be unveiled inside #AmyBeyondTheStage from the 26 November > https://fal.cn/3jVSG

3/3 Architecture Friday I Blast Studio 3d printed their Tree Column from waste material and let mycelium, the root netwo...
12/11/2021

3/3 Architecture Friday I Blast Studio 3d printed their Tree Column from waste material and let mycelium, the root network of mushrooms, take over the shape. The organism feeds off the waste to grow and create a strong biomaterial.
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You can find the Tree Column and discover the future of Architecture in Waste Age: What can design do? > https://fal.cn/3jMSV

3/3 Architecture Friday I Blast Studio 3d printed their Tree Column from waste material and let mycelium, the root network of mushrooms, take over the shape. The organism feeds off the waste to grow and create a strong biomaterial.
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You can find the Tree Column and discover the future of Architecture in Waste Age: What can design do? > https://fal.cn/3jMSV

2/3 Architecture Friday I Blast Studio's Tree Column was generated with an algorithm which creates shapes that enhance t...
12/11/2021

2/3 Architecture Friday I Blast Studio's Tree Column was generated with an algorithm which creates shapes that enhance the growth of mycelium. This column reproduces the ideal climate for fungi by retaining moisture in its folds and protecting the organism from air flow.
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You can discover the Tree Column in Waste Age: What can design do > https://fal.cn/3jMIC

2/3 Architecture Friday I Blast Studio's Tree Column was generated with an algorithm which creates shapes that enhance the growth of mycelium. This column reproduces the ideal climate for fungi by retaining moisture in its folds and protecting the organism from air flow.
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You can discover the Tree Column in Waste Age: What can design do > https://fal.cn/3jMIC

1/3 Architecture Friday I  Blast Studio's Tree Column is made with used coffee cups collected in London and taken over b...
12/11/2021

1/3 Architecture Friday I Blast Studio's Tree Column is made with used coffee cups collected in London and taken over by mycelium, the root of fungi.
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The Tree Column is designed by humans, printed by robots and taken over by mushrooms. 🍄 ---You can find the Tree Column in Waste Age: What can design do at the Design Museum > https://fal.cn/3jMCO

1/3 Architecture Friday I Blast Studio's Tree Column is made with used coffee cups collected in London and taken over by mycelium, the root of fungi.
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The Tree Column is designed by humans, printed by robots and taken over by mushrooms. 🍄 ---You can find the Tree Column in Waste Age: What can design do at the Design Museum > https://fal.cn/3jMCO

Architecture faces an array of challenges in its quest to become sustainable – from the lifetime emissions a building wi...
11/11/2021

Architecture faces an array of challenges in its quest to become sustainable – from the lifetime emissions a building will emit through energy use, to the embodied carbon that contributes to its construction.
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Join a conversation on new methods for rethinking the future of architecture with designers working across a range of sustainable practices in Rebuilding Architecture taking place on Tuesday 30 Nov >
https://fal.cn/3jKTS

Architecture faces an array of challenges in its quest to become sustainable – from the lifetime emissions a building will emit through energy use, to the embodied carbon that contributes to its construction.
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Join a conversation on new methods for rethinking the future of architecture with designers working across a range of sustainable practices in Rebuilding Architecture taking place on Tuesday 30 Nov >
https://fal.cn/3jKTS

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By Underground: District and Circle lines to Kensington High Street, Central line to Holland Park. Continue on foot. District and Picadilly line to South Kensington. 30 minute walk by foot via Exhibition Road. By Rail: Overground network to Kensington Olympia. Continue on foot. By Bus: The following bus routes stop near to the Design Museum: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, C1

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#Competition | Win a copy of ‘Terence Conran: Making Modern Britain’, about the extraordinary life and work of the Design Museum’s beloved founder We’ve got 3 copies of this wonderful new book by Deyan Sudjic (Director Emeritus at the Design Museum) to give away, just in time for the festive season 🎁 Head to our Instagram to enter: https://bit.ly/3lEQaUL
Cork House, Berkshire, CSK Architects – Cork House has been designed in response to each stage of its life cycle, from resource through to the end of its life. Expanded cork is made from the outer bark of the cork oak tree, which is harvested by hand once a decade in a gentle process that does not harm the tree or the forest – and the use of cork contributes to the maintenance of renowned biodiverse landscapes around the Mediterranean. The house was built with an innovative kit of parts that were digitally prefabricated, which enabled assembly on site by hand without mortar or glue - a bit like giant plant-based LEGO®. An an example of ‘design for disassembly’, the project anticipates the re-use of its bio-renewable resources in the circular economy - or their return to the biosphere to generate new growth. --- #ArchitectureFriday #FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton
Cork House, Berkshire, CSK Architects — It was essential that the holistic approach to environmental sustainability across the building life cycle also resulted in a rich sensory architectural experience. Internally there is a distinct feeling of enclosure and protection, of a material that is warm and gentle to the touch with a soft acoustic, of atmospheric light and shadow, and of the smoky aroma of the cooked cork. The ancient form of the corbelled pyramids is a direct reflection of how the house was built, with a strong sense of both light and weight from above. — #ArchitectureFriday #FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton
Cork House, Berkshire — We are CSK Architects and over the next two weeks we’re going to be taking over #ArchitectureFriday. We will be showing you two projects that are a result of an approach that we call ‘Form Follows Life Cycle’, where environmental sustainability is considered across the whole life of the building to generate a rich and distinctive architectural experience. — This week’s project is Cork House. The thick solid walls and corbelled roof are made almost entirely out of blocks of expanded cork, a pure plant-based product. The cork blocks are designed to be disassembled at the end of the building’s life, allowing for the easy recovery of components for re-use and recycling. — #FormFollowsLifeCycle #EndTheWasteAge Project designed by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton
It’s been 5 years since we relocated to Kensington, where we've welcomed over two million visitors 🎈 Did you know? Before becoming the Design Museum’s new home in 2016, the unique Grade II* listed building from the 1960s had stood empty for over a decade. __ To celebrate our 5th anniversary in Kensington, we’ve partnered with Snapchat and architect Mariam Issoufou Kamara to reimagine the building in AR - head to our Instagram stories to see it.
3/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟 --- Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed @stockX and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund. --- The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as this unique pair of Helen Kirkum x Reebok Zigs, reimagined using repurposed Reebok sneakers by Kirkum in her East London studio. ♻️ --- Enter the sweepstake NOW! > https://fal.cn/3kgU1
2/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟 --- Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed StockX and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund. --- The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as the iconic Jordan 1 Retro High Dior. The first time that Jordan has collaborated with a legacy fashion label, the design is composed of a white and grey leather upper with a traditional Dior monogram print Swoosh. ✨ --- Enter the sweepstake NOW! > https://fal.cn/3kgtd
1/3 Introducing the #SneakersSweepstake 👟 --- Following the success of #SneakersUnboxed StockX and the Design Museum are partnering once again to launch the ultimate Campaign for a Cause sweepstake to support the Design Museum’s Emerging Designers Fund. --- The sweepstake is made up of unique and coveted prizes such as these Balmain unique prototype shoes, fully recovered by a strassed embroidery and ornamented with crystals on one side, and black diamonds on the other. 💎 --- Follow the #LinkInBio to enter the sweepstake NOW!
NOW OPEN 🎶 Our new exhibition 'Amy: Beyond the Stage', celebrating the brilliance of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Amy Winehouse, is now open. Step backstage and relive iconic performances, examine her eclectic style and explore her creative process in the exhibition. __ Book tickets: https://fal.cn/3jSpf
‘With a sound characterised by 1960s American pop and jazz fused with soul and R&B, she resisted the singular nature of genre…’ Priya Khanchandani, Head of Curatorial and Exhibition Curator --- Explore the rich range of musical influences Amy Winehouse drew on in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k4EH --- Photo ©Valerie Phillips 2021
Amy Winehouse showed a passion for music from a young age, attending the The BRIT School and recording her first demo aged sixteen. Follow Amy’s rise to stardom through previously unseen personal items from the early stages of her career in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k4hy --- Photo ©Valerie Phillips 2021
Amy Winehouse’s distinct and unforgettable style had a huge impact on the fashion world. --- From the loose-flowing hair and retro wardrobe of the early 2000s to the iconic bold eyeliner, beehive hairstyle and contemporary look that she wore for the launch of her second album, discover how Amy’s style evolved from the Frank to Back to Black era in #AmyBeyondTheStage opening this Friday 26 November! > https://fal.cn/3k3ZT --- Photo courtesy of Charles Moriarty Iconic Images