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Life Indoors: A Virtual Art & Culture Experience

Life Indoors: A Virtual Art & Culture Experience

Missing a bit of Art & Culture during the coronavirus lockdown? A stroll through an art gallery on the weekend or an evening concert can seem like something of a bygone age at the moment. But fear not, an online movement has come to the rescue as theatres, musicians and museums. Leaning into the Covid-19 crisis, individuals and public institutions alike have come up with innovative ways to continue to entertain us! Here’s a list of some of our favourite sites offering you the chance to get your dose of world class entertainment without ever leaving your home!     Opera The Metropolitan Opera in New York has virtually flung open their doors to the public and are broadcasting a daily opera from their archive for your viewing and listening pleasure. Listen to some of the world’s most beloved operas from the comfort of your living room. Operas are only available for 24 hours, so be sure to take a look at their Online Schedule so you don’t miss a performance.   Virtual Choirs This is just the thing if you are missing that link to your community in your daily life. The Sofa Singers offer people around the world to join together to sing ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 01, 2020
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What’s on: London

What’s on: London

London is arguably one of the most activity filled cities in the world. There are numerous things to do all year round and February is no exception. If you want to shake off the last days of winter or you have kids who need entertaining for the half term school break, then here are a few ideas for things to do around the city.   Imagine Children’s Festival, South Bank Centre, 12th-21st February If you have kids  needing entertaining over the half term, then head on down to the South Bank Centre for their Imagine Children’s Festival. There are so many activities on offer ranging from interactive games, visiting authors and workshops, puppet shows, music and more. It really will be a feast for the senses and an opportunity for kids to really express their creativity and let their imaginations run wild. Book tickets ahead so you don’t miss out!   Cirque du Soleil- Luzia Until 1st March The world renowned circus is back for a dazzling Mexican themed show at the Royal Albert Hall until March 1, 2020. The tickets may be expensive but they are worth it to see this bright homage to Mexico’s flora and fauna, transporting ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 24, 2020
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Two extremes: Winter Destinations

Two extremes: Winter Destinations

Winter has now arrived in the UK, with Christmas markets taking centre stage, shops busy with present buying and festive lights all around the city. It’s the most wonderful time of the year … when eyebrow raising festive jumpers become acceptable and mulled wine is flowing freely. It is that one time of year when you can take a long vacation and really relax. But as wonderful as home is right now, sometimes there is something exciting and fulfilling about being abroad for Christmas and discovering a new place and traditions and people. It can be just what is needed to breathe new life and energy to start a new year.  What if New Year wasn’t so much about a ‘new you’, as a new more travelled and experienced you? Does skipping the cold winter blues and heading to one of the warmest destinations in the world sound appealing? Or are you more of a winter bunny? To help you plan your winter holidays, here are some suggestions for the hottest and coldest places on Earth to spend Christmas! Warm destinations   Punta Cana – Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic has long been the Caribbean’s cheap and cheerful all-inclusive option ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on December 07, 2018
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Les 100 Ciels X M2M

Les 100 Ciels X M2M

This season we are proud to support Mothers to Mothers (m2m), an International non-profit organization focusing on bolstering African healthcare systems, while delivering empowerment opportunities for women. From their launch in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001, m2m have developed to address the causes and effects of HIV, delivering benefits at almost all stages of life.  m2m employ, train and help to empower HIV-positive women as community health workers. These “Mentor Mothers” work in local communities, supporting understaffed health facilities to ensure that women and their families get the health advice and medication they need and are supported on their treatment journey. In support of their work, we at Les 100 Ciels have committed to donate the profits of the sales of our Kasia 100% Cashmere jumper to the m2m cause. As part of this commitment, we organised a workshop in collaboration with The Yard Café in London, inviting the members of the Mama Club and our customers, to join together to take part in an embroidery class and awareness raising talk. The aim of this event was to support a good cause and build awareness of m2m amongst our customers and the general public.  With the help of a sewing ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on November 30, 2018
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L100C LISTEN: NAO

L100C LISTEN: NAO

Are you looking for new music releases or a different kind of sound? We regularly share on our blog the music that we at Les 100 Ciels love including an edit of new artists we are currently listening to. Feel a part of the Les 100 Ciels community with a selection of the best tunes played at our stores, and listen to them whenever you want and wherever you are! As the days grow shorter, keep winter blues at bay with some fresh tracks from NAO. After the release of her new single “Make It Out Alive”, the British artist has officially announced her new album Saturn. Released on October 26 and featuring masterpieces like “Make It Out Alive” and “Another Lifetime”, the album drifts through a mindset in flux, largely focusing on heartbreak and the regenerative bliss that comes after. But why name it Saturn?   “My friends kept telling me about the term ‘Saturn Returns’. It’s this idea that Saturn takes 29 years to orbit from when you’re born and it is the planet of blessings and growth. So by the time you’re around 29, something big happens in your life. It’s like waking up and coming of age, like: ‘I’ve been going through ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on November 09, 2018
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In conversation with Morgan McFie

In conversation with Morgan McFie

This week Les 100 Ciels met Morgan McFie, a contemporary abstract artist based in Barnes. Morgan’s paintings are intuitive, fluid and full of texture, taking inspiration from aerial perspectives of natural landscapes. Read more to learn the intricate and fascinating process of giving life to a canvas. Where and how did you learn your craft? I have always loved being creative and painting. I nearly did an art degree, but chose the safe route of doing a business degree at the end. After university, I wanted to get back to being creative so started painting again in my spare time. Things really changed when I moved to New Zealand for a year and was hugely inspired by the art scene in Australia and New Zealand where artists use bright and bold colours. I began experimenting with abstract fluid techniques and then once I started using resin I felt like I’d found my style.   Your latest art pieces are beautiful. What inspires your art? I find aerial perspectives of coastlines and estuaries really beautiful and I look to try and capture the movement and subtlety of tones in my paintings. I find traveling also hugely inspiring and recently found lots ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on October 12, 2018
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