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An Interview: Episode 09

Blenheim Forge

In Peckham’s Blenheim Forge, exceptional Japanese-inspired kitchen knives are crafted by hand to the most exacting standards, but it started out as a backyard hobby. Here, owners Jon Warshawsky and Richard Warner explain all.

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Artist Arthur Timothy describes his paintings as ‘love letters’ to his family. Inspired by a trunk of old black and white photos, his life-size canvases invoke childhood memories.

An Interview: Episode 12

Duggie Fields

British artist, Duggie Fields took us to Brompton Cemetery to share his experience of coming of age in the swinging sixties, and how it shaped his unique creative style. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Duggie Fields.

An Interview: Episode 11

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Photographer and director Somayeh Jafari draws on her Iranian heritage and its tradition of poetic documentary to create ‘painful beauty’ in all her work.

An Interview: Episode 10

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Wilfrid Wood transforms well-known faces into playful, yet uncanny portraits. The artist invites us into his studio and explains why, to him, the human face is the most fascinating thing in the universe.

An Interview: Episode 08

Sol Bailey-Barker

Sol Bailey-Barker compiles artefacts and remnants to construct immersive installations and environments. The multi-disciplinary artist works with sound, sculpture and performance that call to his nature of being “stuck between reality and dream” as a result of an auto-immune disease he faced as a child. In these tough times for our community and beyond, here is the dreamlike world of Bailey-Barker.

An Interview: Episode 07

Kanpai

Kanpai, translation: “cheers!” More specifically, “dry your cup.” In the same spirit of celebration, whynow shot with Peckham-based Kanpai – the London craft sake makers who have brought traditional Japanese techniques to the capital. For God’s sake, give it a watch.

An Interview: Episode 06

Christopher Bucklow

We visited Christopher Bucklow’s Somerset studio, where he creates dream-like portraits through experimental pinhole photography.

An Interview: Episode 05

Alex Israel

We sat down with LA based artist Alex Israel inside his new show "Always On My Mind" at the Gagosian in London.

An Interview: Episode 04

Dr Terry Moore

Dr. Terry Moore is the Honorary Director of the Cat Survival Trust, a twelve-acre site in Hertfordshire which nurtures endangered species of cats. His inspiring compassion for these animals makes him an expert on these enchanting yet threatened felines.

An Interview: Episode 03

Ivor Braka

Ivor Braka has established himself as a leading London based art dealer specialising in major works from the likes of Picasso, Francis Bacon and Paula Rego.

An Interview: Episode 02

John Pearse

Soho tailor John Pearse was at the heart of London’s swinging 60s scene, working from the eminent boutique store ‘Granny Takes a Trip’. With his combination of traditional tailoring techniques and psychedelic styles, Pearse has fitted some of the most eminent figures in the art world.

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As a 35th generation Shaolin disciple, Shi Heng Jiu is part of a long tradition. But, as he explains from the Shaolin Temple UK, the martial art practice has evolved.

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