B+A USA, Big Noise, Post-Soviet Visions, Punk Rock, Ayurvedic Man & Outliers (B+A Bulletin #127)

B+A USA, Big Noise, Post-Soviet Visions, Punk Rock, Ayurvedic Man & Outliers (B+A Bulletin #127)

Hi there,

How are you all keeping? What’s new?

A big thing has happened in our world – we are really excited to share the news that B+A USA is now open for business. We have opened our doors in Portland, Oregon to compliment London and Shanghai and establish a truly global B+A presence.

If you are ever travelling to the Pacific North West do send us a quick note and drop in for a cup of tea. Equally if you can think of anybody that should get to know B+A USA please don’t hesitate put us in touch. New kids on the block. Exciting.

B+A Bulletin 127. Lets do this…

B+A Brilliance

Tamika and Luke are currently in Scotland working with a group of 10 passionate Big Noise musicians. This week they’re figuring how to best use the skills they’ve gained as musicians to affect change in their local community of Raploch. More on this in the coming weeks, we’ve got something up our sleeves…

B+A Books etc.

Etc 😉 last Thursday was the opening of Post-Soviet Visions at Calvert22 down the road from us on Calvert Avenue in Shoreditch.  It’s a group show of photography exploring a young generation of artists rising to prominence a quarter century after the end of Communism. The opening was packed – over 1000 people crammed the gallery. Clearly post soviet aesthetic is having a moment. With the launch of Vogue Poland and the ongoing rise of Gosha Rubchinskiy (aka the man who made Russian fashion cool) the post soviet look is clearly having a fashion moment too. The show’s free and on until 15th April.

B+A Big Up

B+A work-experience extraordinaire, Ethan Andrews is directing a play – Punk Rock by Simon Stephens. It’s a play about teenagers, and what lies behind their calm exterior. Punk Rock dramatises the anxiety these teenagers feel about who are they and what they’ll become. Ethan and crew have reinterpreted the spirit of punk to fit a contemporary audience, using the music of Kanye West, Mykki Blanco and Caroline Shaw to capture that feeling of a generation out of place, and kicking back. Tickets available here for next week 6th, 7th and 8th March. Get em quick.

B+A Babble

Last week, Tamika went to check out ‘Ayurvedic Man’ at the Wellcome Collection. It is worth a browse if you’re in the area with an hour to spare #keepingitreal. However, there was a really interesting interactive space for Londoners to leave their own ‘healing recipes’ – the common theme amongst young people’s contributions? Weirdly morbid solutions to their ails. Why? Here’s a well-written theory from a millennial.

B+A Bye… (+ a cheeky Outliers reminder)

Applications for Outliers, our 6 month paid internship for 18-21 year olds at B+A closes this Friday March 2nd at 6pm UK time : http://blog.bandaequals.com/outliers2018. Ace.

Stay cozy. Get them vitamins in. Eat your greens. Keep it 100.

Love, Team B+A x