Friday Art: The Experience of Colour Astrazione OggetivaThe Estorick Collection, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 08 Jul, 2016

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In the late 1940 American dealer and collector Eric Estorick discovered contemporary Italian art, travelling to Italy on several occasions and befriending major artists of his day.

By 1993 he had accumulated an internationally famous collection of Italian art and sculpture from 1890 to the 1950s, particularly strong in the work of the Italian Futurists – Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo and Gino Severini. Other artists represented include Amedeo Modigliani, Georgio de Chirico and Giorgio Morandi.


The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is truly a mind-expanding experience,  is a must see London attraction for art lovers. Situated just off Upper Street, it is housed in a beautiful Georgian building and is the perfect site for a relaxing afternoon taking in sculpture and Futurist paintings - the only art gallery in the country to focus on the importance of modern Italian art to European art and culture; the gallery also holds regular workshops for both adults and children around the subject and themes discussed in the permanent exhibitions.


The Experience of Colour Astrazione Oggetiva is the current exhibition exploring a little-known movement in Italian painting, but one that nevertheless represents an important phase in the evolution of abstract art in post-war Italy with colour as the focal point of the artistic practice, exploring its optical and perceptual effects. The exhibition is visually stunning, vibrant and, if you let yourself go and float, emotionally intense.

You must hurry though: the gallery closes from August 2016 until January 2017 for refurbishment. So, what are you waiting for: get a ticket and go.

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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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