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PREVIEW: Dressed by Angels: 175 Years of Costumes – Old Truman Brewery

As a major new exhibition prepares to open, celebrating 175 years of the entertainment costumier Angels, Maryam Philpott donned her finest and peaked behind the doors to see what Dressed by Angels will offer.   A costume makes a character instantly recognisable, from Batman to Game of Thrones' John Snow, Cleopatra to each incarnation of Dr Who, their outfit becomes ...

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The Power of Poison – Old Truman Brewery, London

  Curator: Mark Siddall Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Our knowledge of poisons is almost entirely driven by detective fiction. Supposedly a ‘woman’s weapon’ it accounts for the demise of a number of characters before the hero, be it Poirot, Marple or Holmes, deduces the killer. Yet we first encounter poisons as a child in fairy tales like Snow White and ...

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The Art of The Brick – The Old Truman Brewery, London

Artist: Nathan Sawaya Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Is it art, that is what a lot of critics will be asking of Nathan Sawaya’s Lego sculptures that take in a broad range of influences from classic artists to dinosaurs, is it art? So, let’s be clear about this from the beginning, yes it is. If an artist creates something that provokes ...

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