SAY HELLO TO... SARABANDE SESSIONS
We are sharing a selection of our talks which look at some of the creative arts that Sarabande supports: art, fashion, film and jewellery.
TONIGHT 5PM GMT: 'Building Your Digital Strategy', Karinna Nobbs - academic, author and certified expert on the digital transformation of the fashion industry - is in conversation with Lauren Indvik, Fashion Editor at the Financial Times and former Head of News and Features at Vogue International, responsible for developing global news and features that run across digital editions of Vogue UK, Paris, Italy, China, Russia and Japan. Think virtual reality and online authenticity in this educational talk, the second of our Digital Series available online for the FIRST TIME ever.
And it doesn’t stop there, check in for a new talk released every day at 5pm (all available for the next few weeks):
Friday 27 March: The Clothing of the Character: Colleen Atwood in conversation with Eddie Redmayne
Saturday 28 March: Francesca Amfitheatrof in conversation with Harriet Quick
Sunday 29 March: Image ownership in the digital age with Navaz Battliwalla and Ruth Burstall and Iona Silverman from legal firm Baker McKenzie
Monday 30 March: Building your digital strategy with Lauren Indvik and Karinna Nobbs
Tuesday 31 March: Camp: Notes on Fashion. Andrew Bolton in conversation with Liam Freeman.
Wednesday 1 April: A-COLD-WALL*'s Samuel Ross in conversation with Bunny Kinney
Thursday 2 April: Grayson Perry
Friday 3 April: Script to screen: How to get your films made with Amy Jackson, Olivier Kaempfer, and Fiona Lamptey.
Saturday 4 April: Get your film seen: How to market your film with Saam Farahmand, Bunny Kinney and Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith
Sunday 5 April: Jake Chapman in conversation with Mark Sanders
Monday 6 April: Juno Calypso
Tuesday 7 April: Maggi Hambling OBE in conversation with James Cahill
Wednesday 8 April: Thom Browne in conversation with Tim Blanks
Thursday 9 April: Tim Walker in conversation with Molly Goddard
In response to the recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV / COVID-19, we would like to reiterate that the health and safety of all our events attendees and colleagues is of the utmost importance. Our planned March and April events programme has been postponed until further notice.
Sarabande Foundation will continue to monitor the situation closely, with the comfort, safety and health of our attendees and colleagues our priority and will be following the directions and guidance of the World Health Organisation, as well as relevant local authorities. Should you wish to learn more about the latest advice for COVID-19, please visit the WHO website here.
In light of government advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with regret that we have taken the decision to reschedule the following events:
Comms Series | Workshop – Personal Biographies and Brand Profiles - March 23rd
Comms Series | Your Creative and Digital Strategy - Panel discussion - March 24th
How To Be A Freelancer - Navigating The World Alone - March 31st
We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused and will be in touch with ticket holders as soon as possible with more information on rescheduled dates.
While we are unable to offer refunds to events through Eventbrite due to their T&C’s, if you have purchased a ticket for an event, we will honour your ticket purchase through either of the following methods:
- Use your ticket for the purchased event when rescheduled or for alternative events of the same format later in the year (inspirational talk, practical talk, workshop) scheduled later in the year.
- Donate your ticket price to Sarabande to help us to support the next generation of creatives in this uncertain time.
Please contact email@example.com outlining how you would like to proceed.
We truly appreciate your continued trust and support, and we are determined that, as soon as it is safely possible, our talks will resume in early summer when we will announce an exciting programme of events throughout May, June and July. As usual we look forward to bringing together expert speakers and creative minds for talks and workshops in learning, business-building and inspiration at our beautiful studio in Haggerston.
Please be assured that we will communicate with you in good time about your visit.
We will be updating our website and social media channels as necessary. Please continue to check them.
We'll be bringing you updates on what we can offer online during this difficult time.
Sarabande was set up by the late designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, who left the majority of his estate to support creative and visionary talent. In addition to providing scholarships and studio space for artists, Sarabande produces a number of events, from the practical to the inspirational.
Lee Alexander McQueen
Lee Alexander McQueen CBE was born in London on 17 March 1969, the youngest of six children. He left school at the age of 16 to begin an apprenticeship with Anderson & Sheppard and then at Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row in London. From there he moved to the theatrical costumiers Angels and Bermans, where he mastered 6 methods of pattern cutting from the melodramatic 16th Century, to the razor sharp tailoring which has become a McQueen signature.
After persuading his way onto the MA Fashion Design at Central St Martins, Lee showed his MA collection in 1992, which was bought in its entirety by Isabella Blow. He began the Alexander McQueen label in 1994 and continually pushed the limits of fashion until, in October 1996 he was appointed Chief Designer at the French Haute Couture House Givenchy where he worked until March of 2001.
Photograph by David Bailey
Sir Antony Gormley, Artist
We were touched by the clarity and pragmatism of your building and the spirit that it contains.
Andrew Bolton, Curator-in-Charge at the MET Costume Institute & Sarabande Patron
The work you're doing with Sarabande is so inspiring.
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Artist, Film Director & Sarabande Patron
That his legacy supports a charitable foundation for artists and designers means he is alive through the work he supports.
Christian Hemmerle, Jeweller
It is truly amazing what the foundation is doing.
Sarah Burton OBE, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen & Sarabande Patron
Lee really did believe in young people and helping them to realise their dreams, and the creative professions, but maybe fashion most of all, rely heavily on renewal and fresh talent.
What an incredible place - and such an honour to be able to see into all of your artists' respective universes!
Shaun Leane, Jeweller & Sarabande Patron
[On Sarabande Studios] there’s an energy and passion that reminds me of Lee’s old studio.
Maggi Hambling CBE, Artist
“You [Sarabande] are doing an amazing job.”
Nick Knight OBE, Photographer & Sarabande Patron
On choosing Rosa Uddoh a scholar - “she seemed to be creating a whole new way to talk about feminism and race.”
Support Sarabande through Amazon Smile
We are teaming up with “Amazon Smile”! Operated by Amazon, it is a website with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon, with the added benefit of supporting a charity. Each time you purchase from Amazon, they will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to your chosen charity. This is a great, hassle-free way of supporting Sarabande and our artists - seriously, every bit helps!
To start supporting Sarabande, visit smile.amazon.co.uk, go to 'Your Account' and select the option to 'Change Your Charity' to Sarabande Foundation.
Sarabande Foundation was established because Lee passionately believed that creative minds with the potential to push boundaries should be given the same opportunities he’d enjoyed.
Sarabande is there to observe and facilitate – the partners and friends of Lee are there to guide and inspire.
The genesis of all Lee’s achievements was his open-minded approach to absorbing diverse creative influences and applying them in new and exciting ways. It is that openness and bravery that Sarabande seeks to inspire in future generations of creatives.
'Death's-head hawkmoth’ by Nick Knight