International Women’s Day Competition
International Women’s Day means a lot of different things to different people. Here at Margaret, a women-owned company, we see it as an opportunity to celebrate and support all women, particularly those just starting out in their own creative business venture.
With that in mind, we wanted to give something back to our community, and so we’ve launched a competition over on our Instagram page to offer one woman/women-owned business some free marketing consultancy.
Head over to @margaret_london to find out more.
Margaret Morning ‘The Future of Travel’
We’re excited to be able to tell you about our next Margaret Morning panel discussion taking place at London EDITION on Monday 20th March, at 10am.
This time round we’ve teamed up with destination guide Secret Trips to consider ‘THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL’ together with a panel including sustainability writer and broadcaster Juliet Kinsman, Kesang Ball (Co-founder Trippin’), Yaya & Lloyd (Hand Luggage Only) and Clare Lusher (Birch). We’ll be looking at topics such as sustainability, wellness, adventure, escape and all that motivates and affects today’s traveller. Spaces are limited but if you’d like to join us email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try our best to squeeze you in!
On Our Stereo
Our latest playlist comes from visual artist Joy Yamusangie to mark their first solo show ‘Remember Me’ which opens this month at Tiwani Contemporary. You’ll be able to hear the playlist in the gallery space throughout the month of March. For more info about the exhibition visit www.tiwani.co.uk.
New Wildlife Spotted in the Landscape!
For this month’s Cultural Wildlife, we share a roundup of new exhibition spaces that have or will be adding themselves to the UK arts and culture landscape this year!
A new addition for King’s Cross, Lightroom is a new space for immersive art, which has kicked off its launch with David Hockney’s much publicised Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) experience.
Gilbert and George Centre – London
You’ve got to like Gilbert and George and rude words for this one, as the duo open a permanent exhibition space for their own work this April/
Announced this week, Young V&A will open in London this summer after a £13m redevelopment at its Museum of Childhood site in Bethnal Green. Designed with and for children under the age of 14, the space aims to inspire the next generation of artists, designers, performers and practitioners.
Factory International – Manchester
Overbudget and late arriving, this future-thinking cross-artform space in Manchester from the team behind Manchester International Festival is nonetheless an exciting new prospect – opening June 2023
NN Contemporary Art – Northampton
Margaret is working closely with the team at NN as they build towards the launch of their new home, the terrazzo-filled 1920s building at 24 Guildhall Road. A major capital project, the first phase of opening is set for late 2024/early 2024
Museum of Homelessness – London
The Museum of Homelessness has been running temporary exhibitions and projects since 2015. In summer 2023 it will open a space near Finsbury Park, north London, a hub for performances, talks and workshops developed by people who have experienced homelessness.
Centre for British Photography – London
A new addition to London’s photography landscape, we’re pleased to see our former client James Hyman and curator Tracy Marshall-Grant (who recently curated the Chris Killip at The Photographers’ Gallery) recently open this new space dedicated to championing photography made in Britain in all its diversity.
If 2023 is the year that immersive art hits fever pitch, don’t say we didn’t tell you. Amongst an ever-increasing number of experiential gallery openings, Thin Air will be be the inaugural show at The Beams‘ cavernous Royal Docks space, showcasing work from seven global contemporary artists and collectives that smash up art and technology. Light, atmospherics, sound, and experimental new media will all be toyed with and distorted in this immersive, experiential show that will drop guests directly into the artworks.
Not quite a public arts space / museum to visit but we’re also intrigued to see what cultural output the Shoreditch Arts Club will bring to the table! Newly opened this month, it promises that ‘all art will coexist’ in its spaces, including dedicated projection walls built to host a moving image art programme and a rotating raft of installations, exhibitions and events.
Culture Radar Margaret Bookshelf
On our Margaret Instagram, you can find a regular team pick of cultural things inspiring us each week. To coincide with International Women’s Day this edition is shining a light on some of our favourite reads by woman authors at the moment. To see these, along with a further array of books inspiring our minds and our work, you can visit our Margaret bookshop here.
In search of meaning in her life, a woman invites an artist to stay with her in the belief that his vision will penetrate the mystery of her life. In this stunning study of the redemptive and destructive powers of art, Second Place is deeply affirming of the human soul, while grappling with its darkest demons.
Brown’s incendiary debut investigates the stories we tell ourselves – those of race and class, safety and freedom, winners and losers – through the burgeoning realisations of a young Black British woman.
Wow, No Thank You – Samantha Irby
A wildly funny essay collection musing the things that many of us are too guarded to say out loud: from ageing, to marriage, to chronic pain and bodily functions. We can’t wait for Samantha’s new book Quietly Hostile: Essays – publishing in May
Art on My Mind: Visual Politics – Bell Hooks
Bell Hooks responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics. Hooks positions her writings on visual politics within the ever-present question of how art can be an empowering and revolutionary force within the black community.
Be Not Afraid of Love – Mimi Zhu
In their early twenties, queer Chinese-Australian writer and artist Mimi Zhu was a survivor of intimate-partner abuse. A tribute to love, this work is a testament to the strength and adaptability that all humans possess. Mimi’s powerful and provocative words will guide and inspire readers to lean into love with softness.