Six Things To See And Do At London Craft Week
The Rake presents a carefully considered edit of the most interesting, intriguing and indulgent events on at this year’s London Craft Week.
Jarvis Cocker: A Different Class
“The great thing about music is that anybody can do it”, Jarvis Cocker once said. But if Cocker is the one setting the bar, we’d hate to test the theory of Pulp’s lyrical frontman.
Watching The Detectives: Film Noir’s Enduring Influence on Style
Josh Sims tips his hat to a cinematic era in which style told half the story.
The Importance of Being Rupert
An unpredictable magnet for scandal and far too intelligent for his own good, Rupert Everett’s career has always crackled with the energy of a storm about to break.
The One True King: Chuck Berry
Transgressor of genres, pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll, and the man Sir Mick Jagger credits with blowing “life into our dreams of being musicians” – The Rake honours rock deity Chuck Berry.
The Beautiful Scarecrow: Cillian Murphy
With features that could cut glass – and frequently a wardrobe to match – Cillian Murphy has become one of cinema’s most absorbing presences.
Stop Making Sense: David Byrne
One of American music’s great chameleons, the former Talking Head is a multi-instrumentalist known for his distinctive voice and surrealist fashion sense.
Noble In Mind: Richard E. Grant
Dextrous of intellect, sharp of tongue and elegant of dress, the multifaceted actor Richard E. Grant is a master of his craft; a thinking person’s thespian whose wisdom and erudition shine through in everything he does.