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Secluded Luxury Hotels : vivood landscape hotel. By: Christopher Magsambol - Published: Oct 18, 2015 • References: facebook & archdaily The 'VIVOOD Landscape Hotel' came about after a technological development of sustainable modular shelters. Once a shelter concept, the private pods are now part of a hotel design that sees sparsely spread out rooms throughout the gorgeous landscape of Virgin of Guadalest Valley. The VIVOOD Landscape Hotel marks Spain's first landscape hotel that has this unusual layout. 25 independent suits make up the hotel, each of which get a drastically different view of the surroundings compared to other rooms.

A challenge for architects was to find a safe and stable location to build each room, as well as ensure a terrific view. The VIVOOD Landscape hotel represents a distinct tourism technique and attracts people who seek calm and exclusivity rather than bustling city streets. Paris attacks: pianist 'drove 400 miles through the night' to pay tribute.

The man who played John Lennon’s Imagine on a grand piano outside the Bataclan theatre has told the Guardian he felt it was his “duty” to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. Davide Martello, who was in a pub in Konstanz in Germany when the attacks began, decided within minutes to put his piano on a trailer and make the 400-mile trip. “I phoned my friend to talk about it, got in the car and drove all through the night,” he said. The pianist was watching the France v Germany football match when the explosions began at the Stade de France. “I just knew I had to do something,” he said. “I wanted to be there to try and comfort, and offer a sign of hope. “I can’t bring people back but I can inspire them with music and when people are inspired they can do anything.

Martello described the scene as shocking and said there was blood on his piano from the previous night’s attack at the concert hall. VIVOOD Landscape Hotel - A luxury getaway. Secluded Luxury Hotels : vivood landscape hotel. Damon Albarn to bring Alice in Wonderland musical to the National Theatre | News | Culture | The Independent. Damon Albarn has created a new musical version of the literary classic Alice In Wonderland, which will be staged this year. He is working with playwright and screenwriter Moira Buffini, who will write the lyrics, and the director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris who will direct the production. Blur and Gorillaz star Albarn has previously created stage works such as Monkey: Journey To The West and the opera Dr Dee, on which he also worked with Norris.

The new work, called, is said to be inspired by Lewis Carroll's tale and revolved around a 12-year-old called Aly who flees unhappiness at home and bullying at school by escaping into a virtual world to become Alice. It will feature familiar character such as the Red Queen and the Cheshire Cat as well as Dum and Dee. Albarn said: “I'm fascinated by the idea of going down a rabbit hole, the otherworldliness and what that might mean. Theatre highlights of 2015. Derren Brown: Miracle review – a playful, perplexing night of Derren-do | Stage. Derren Brown doesn’t have a good word to say about Pastor Benny Hinn. Brown made a TV series a few years back, Miracles for Sale, about evangelical faith healers such as Hinn, calling them shysters.

He criticises them again in his show. But alongside the moral disgust sat a showman’s grudging respect, for in his new show Miracle, Brown stages his own laying on of hands – another startling night of Derren-do in which the nation’s favourite mentalist apparently cures a woman’s rheumatoid arthritis, eases a man’s aching wisdom tooth and restores a bespectacled punter’s 20:20 vision. He’s not crediting God, of course, but that scarcely makes the experience feel any less exalted. I say this as someone who was unable to “go with it”, as Brown urges at the start of his faith healing set-piece.

Of course you puzzle away furiously, trying to fathom how he does it. Magic shows cast spell over London's West End | Stage. Walking through the West End of London and glancing up at the performances on offer, you may notice that theatreland has welcomed a new type of show. For alongside the opulent musicals and earnest drama, magic acts are defying the impossible by luring thousands of theatregoers. The phenomenon of live magic shows has gripped the nation over the past year. Last summer saw Impossible, the first to open in the West End for years, play to sold-out audiences at the Noel Coward theatre almost every night for five weeks.

Miracle, by the illusionist Derren Brown, opened at the Palace theatre last week, while the popular Bradford magician Dynamo has embarked on an 80-date arena tour around the UK. This month also saw the London debut of The Illusionists, a touring show featuring seven magicians which has already broken West End box-office records for pre-sales. “There’s a lot of interesting characters now in magic,” said Cloud. Who’s making waves across the art and fashion worlds? The creative industry is impossible to distill: the breadth of work that’s been produced this year, from the Selfie Aerobics show of Arvidya Byström to Elliott Erwitt’s legacy-engaging shots of communist Cuba, is vast. This year, Le Book Connections brought together the most exciting, up-and-coming artists alongside the heavyweights shaping the industry today. Ronojoy Dam, group creative director at Dazed Media and a panel member judging the recent work of candidates, explains his top picks from the event.

“My personal favourites this year span a mix of established names continuing to push the envelope out and emerging talents with strong new voices. All share a conviction in their markedly individual aesthetics that emphasise personality over polish and showcase international perspectives and alternative realities with a distinctly human touch.” “Hazel’s personal work brought stylish poise and grace to a gritty cinematic texture with his monochromatic metaphors of isolation,” says Dam. Agnona SS16 collection Milan - Crash. Before discovering Agnona Spring/Summer 2016 collection, the guests were welcomed by a majestical tree in tribute to the house’s heritage. On the Enchanted Tree, inside the 18th century Palazzo Clerici in Milan, were hanged 18 miniaturized silhouettes in cashmere voile, beautiful representation of the iconic garments that associated the brand with legendary fashion houses as Balmain, Dior, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent or Chanel.

Today, as in the past, Agnona’s outgoing quality of materials and exclusive production techniques, make her stand as one of the favorite in Italy. This season, Agnona was all about, heritage, elegance and lightness. It was inspired by nature, gorgeous landscapes and endless blue skies washed by the salty breeze, and the desert, creating an harmonious universe fueled by a colorful palette and jungle prints. For further details on Agnona check their website The Rooms Festival, Bristol. There’s a sense that exciting things are happening in Bristol, the UK university city that CH visited last year for the “Shadowing” street project, which was the winner of Watershed’s 2014 Playable City award.

Watershed is also one of the collaborators that make up the REACT project, which aims to get academia and businesses to work together, a helpful initiative for emerging creatives who need contacts, investment, or both. So far, it has sponsored 53 projects, and earlier this month REACT held a festival, The Rooms, in Bristol’s city centre, to showcase the many creative collaborations it has spawned. Taking place in a former fire station, police station and magistrates court, The Rooms turned formerly staid institutions into playful, imaginative spaces that invited visitors to wander around and discover the different projects themselves. Outdoors, a light-up swing was nestled in a flowering garden, and a tepee and playhouse contained projects for children. Impossible magic show heads to West End. Ecstasy and LSD use reaches new high among young | UK news.

The use of ecstasy and LSD among young adults has spiked over the past two years, with survey results indicating the numbers taking the drugs in the past 12 months up 84% and 175% respectively. An estimated 157,000 more people aged 16-24 took ecstasy over the past year compared to two years ago, according to figures released on Thursday. About 49,000 more used the hallucinogen LSD over the same period. An estimated one in 20 young people have used ecstasy in the past 12 months, according to the latest data. Use of LSD is still much lower, with around 0.4% of young people – about one in 200 – using it. Both drugs saw year-on-year increases in consumption by the young of around 40%.

The figures will be a serious blow to the government’s hardline strategy on drug use. But even as overall drug use remained flat, the statistics from the Crime Survey of England and Wales show a sharp rise in the use of the two class-A drugs, which are among the drug war’s major targets. Paris attacks: latest updates. What's On | Museum & Art Gallery | Birmingham Museums. Wendy Ramshaw (born 1939) is one of Britain’s most accomplished artist jewellers, and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to unveil what is widely regarded to be her masterwork, the Room of Dreams. This installation is made up of many parts, from small jewels in frames to large freestanding furniture.

As Wendy Ramshaw has said: “The dream is the room and every one of its individual contents is in some sense a part of a dream. A white wall is covered with frames, each of which contains a piece of jewellery, each inspired by a dream or dream-like situation…a series of stories and images waiting to be considered and discovered…. Room of Dreams has brought into existence so many imagined objects, gathering together so many thoughts in one place, ‘the room’. The jewellery is transformed from precious objects into vehicles for storytelling and imagination. The Room of Dreams is on long-term loan from a private collection to Birmingham Museums. In gallery 15. FREE exhibition. 'Imagine' pianist traveled 400 miles to perform John Lennon song in Paris.

The previously unnamed man who played John Lennon's 'Imagine' on a portable piano outside Paris' Le Bataclan - scene of a deadly terror attack - has told the story behind his performance. David Martello, 34, embarked upon the 400 mile trip after hearing the news on TV in a German pub, the Guardian reports. “I phoned my friend to talk about it, got in the car and drove all through the night,” he said. “I just knew I had to do something... I wanted to be there to try and comfort, and offer a sign of hope.

" At least 127 people are reported dead after a series of violent attacks in Paris on Friday night. Le Bataclan was among the worst hit, with 87 civilians killed during a shooting at an Eagles of Death Metal gig. Members of the public gathered outside the venue on Saturday morning (November 14) as Martello, who had travelled all the way from Konstanz in Germany, played an instrumental version of Lennon's famous track. Kendall Jenner Takes On Fall Fashion as Alice in Wonderland. The pyrotechnics of Lewis Carroll’s imagination thrive on the London stage in, a new, hypermodernized tale of Alice and her follies. Kendall Jenner—with some fantastical friends—trips down the rabbit hole in the season’s splendors. “The two Alices are not books for children,” Virginia Woolf wrote in 1939.

“They are the only books in which we become children.” Generations of young readers might take issue with the first part of Woolf’s statement, but there’s no question that Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass hold a singular power to send us tumbling down the rabbit hole into the delights and terrors of childhood. That—not to mention the surreal wit and verbal acrobatics—may be the key to their enduring appeal 150 years after the first Alice book was published. For Norris, pulling the show apart and putting it back together comes with the job. SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters.