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This month at beyond we have been mainly…..
Accomplished record label Acid Jazz & Other Illicit Grooves celebrate 35 magnificent years of trailblazing music with a series of residencies across the UK in the coming months and one we’ll be heading to is at Leeds Sunny Bank Mills from 5th – 10th April.
Expect exciting never before seen rare video footage, magazine and radio interviews, iconic photography, record label artworks of the music and musicians from the movement that launched the careers of acts like Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies and the James Taylor Quartet.
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One artist very much catching our attention at the moment is James McQueen. His fascination with vintage book covers which he replicates on canvas along with humorous, cautionary and occasionally controversial quotes, has seen his reputation soar in recent years. And while you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, we can’t get enough of his eye-catching Non-Fiction collection which is proving a huge page-turner with collectors.
You can see more of McQueen’s work at castlefineart.com
Top of our playlist this month is Decades, the new six-track mini album featuring Madchester legend Tom Hingley from Inspiral Carpets and Gordon Mackay from Too Much Texas. The pair released the album in January to mark Gordon’s 60th birthday with a song to represent each decade of his life. It is the first recording the pair have made together in 38 years with Mackay’s voice still sounding as epic as ever.
As big fans of both Bob Dylan and Anthony Burrill we’re loving their collaboration on the singer’s previously un-released version of Not Dark Yet which features a collection of historic photography from the prestigious Magnum Photos archive. Dylan’s 1997 album Time Out Of Mind has been re-released as part of The Bootleg Series of unheard tracks and typographer Anthony Burrill has teamed up with director Clemens Habicht to produce a short film that speaks of the passing of time and our place in history.
Watch the video at: youtube.com/watch?v=3t2su8xEDEU
A trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one well worth taking and their 2023 programme features a host of big names inclusing Erwin Wurm, Lindsey Mendick and Jonathan Baldock. Alongside works from Damien Hirst, Roberty Indiana and the brilliant and vibrant Lakwena Maciver, it’s a day out with plenty to see and do that will thrill and inspire in equal measures.
To see the full programme, visit them at ysp.org.uk
As huge fans of Oldfield Lighting, Sound and Vision, we’re loving their stunning new showroom in Skipton where you can shop for some of the hottest designer names. Included in their lighting range are stylish designs from Tom Raffield and Tom Dixon and it’s a place well worth a visit if you’re looking for some interior inspiration.
Check them out at oldfieldlsv.co.uk
As spring pops its head round the corner, here at beyond we’re already looking to freshen up our wardrobe and Pretty Green have no shortage of exciting new clobber waiting for us. Their stylish new S/S collection is now out and very much on our fashion radar.
Check out their exciting new season designs at prettygreen.com
If you find yourself up the Dales, may we suggest you pop in and see Rob Cain aka The English Polisher at his amazing shop in Grassington. Filled with some incredible vintage pieces, it’s also the place to head if you want to learn the tricks of the trade as he also runs classes on the art of polishing and restoration.