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The Revue, February 2020

By Lena Dystant

Jul 13, 2022

The Revue, February 2020

Welcoming in a new month, we launch the Drake’s Revue, a carefully chosen collection of global goings on from the worlds of art, design, food, travel and just about everything and anything in between.


SEEBasil Beattie, Cause & Effect, Hales Gallery London

Early abstract expressionism revisited in this must-see show over at East London’s Hales Gallery. Royal Academy graduate Basil Beattie has spent the past 60 years developing his own dynamic take on this school of painting, becoming a leading figure in post-war Britain’s booming contemporary art scene. Cause & Effect brings together some of the artist’s most energetic works from the early 1980s, a meeting of riotous colour, bold technique and big ideas.

Until 14 March, Hales London, 7 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA




DRINKMoto Bar, London

Do one thing and do it well is the ethos behind Moto, a Covent Garden bar focusing solely on drinks made by small producers in Japan. Specialists in sake, this compact venue serves up a selection of ‘Sake Flights’ introducing newcomers to the wonderful world of rice wine, alongside Japanese snacks such as Hiyayakko (chilled tofu) and Nasu no Nibitashi (simmered aubergine) to keep you on the straight and narrow.


7 Maiden Lane,  WC2E, 7NA



READ - The Irish Cookbook, Jp McMahon, Phaidon

Possibly worth it for the cover alone, Galway chef Jp McMahon takes on traditional and lesser-known Irish dishes in this weighty volume set to launch this month. 480 recipes celebrate the country’s incredible produce from both land and sea. Expect to find old favourites as well as modern takes, a reminder of this island’s incredible contemporary food scene. 


Released 27 February, available for pre-order.



VISIT - Kettle's Yard House Tour, Cambridge.


A curator at the Tate during the 1920s, Jim Ede, alongside wife Helen, an art teacher, spent 15 years at the incredible Kettle’s Yard, their (relatively) small but perfectly formed home, steps away from Magdalene College, Cambridge. Living side by side with great modernist art from the likes of Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Miro, the house, still in its original form, opens its doors to visitors 6 days a week, offering lessons in restrained elegance and the beauty of a well-worn wooden floor.


Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ



PRODUCT FOCUS - Chard Moc-Toe Derby Shoe Tobacco Suede

The ideal all-rounder, our suede Chard derby sits comfortably with both formal tailoring and more relaxed combinations - dark denim a particularly good match. Combining a super comfortable crepe sole with rugged moc-toe stitching, this low-top take on our popular Crosby boot is available in two understated shades of brown, ready to pair with the argyle sock of your choice.


STAY –  Sowaka Ryokan, Kyoto

The perfect meeting of old world and new, Kyoto, Japan’s spectacular ancient capital, has never been short of a beautiful place or two to spend a night. One such stop, Sowaka Ryokan in the city’s Gion district, captures all that is great about Kyoto within its near century old walls. From outstanding food at its Michelin starred restaurant (La Bombance) to a carefully groomed traditional rock garden hidden away in a private courtyard, this traditional inn scores highly on just about every front.

480 Kiyoi-cho, Yasaka Toriimae-sagaru, Shimogawara-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0821

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