East End Creates: Sophie Powell

This week, we enjoyed a good chinwag with Sophie Powell, head of school at McQueens Flower School and founder of Laundrette Studio. Read on to her about what Sophie's been up to in the pandemic and what its like to work at one of the most beautiful flower outlets we did ever see!
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Locally-Curated Things to do this Valentine's Day

Manifesting romance in lockdown can be a struggle, even for the best of us- luckily, Cupid is a key-worker. So with Valentine's day just round the corner, we thought we'd spruce up your calendar with some ideas on how to spice up your Sunday with help from some of our local legends.
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Amy Fleuriot-Reade from Jaipur to Hackney Road

My work is a mix of moments in time, memories of that time and also my mood when I put the final composition together. Someone might just pop up in a window playing the guitar in Bosa because I was thinking of my brother that day or I might have a flash back to a cheeky cow climbing some stairs from a different part of my trip to India that will suddenly walk into the frame during the Jaipur Kite Festival.
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Beyond The Vault with Heath Kane

"It’s important to have a connection with the artist, almost more than the artwork itself - or at least it is for me these days. All the pieces I display throughout my house are either ‘swaps’ or bought from artists that I have worked with or have a strong affiliation for."- Heath Kane 
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