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November Newsletter edited by Trevor Pickett 

A month to go before Christmas so here is a bit of sparkle at Zédel, thinking ahead with culture at Tate and lots of good will with the Mayors fund. Or perhaps plan a post season break to get over the next few weeks ahead!

Tate – Radical Eye exhibition

Photography was a neglected medium of art, I guess, with the suspicion that video has now come into its own 
 
The breath and wealth of EJ's collection is quite remarkable and is seen as one of the biggest comprehensive collections 
 
Of his 8000 pieces that he owns Tate have put together an incredible exhibition that is a visit worth making 
Add some feel of silver sparkle around your neck to reflect the photographicglamour of this exhibition
                    Mais Glitter Edge Stole                                                               
                   Beaded Scallop Edge Stole
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Pickett - Albany Collection

The Albany Collection is a celebration of our move to Burlington Gardens - a fresh contemporary range of products , the set of three holdalls in all-purpose Burgundy canvas are constructed using waterproofed canvas with a contrasting leather trim. Lightweight but strong, they are ideal travel companions.

November at Live At Zédel
 
"Live At Zédel" which launched in September,  offers  a live entertainment concept in Soho reinvigorating Soho's nightlife in ‘The Crazy Coqs’. It’s the perfect space to chill out pre or post dinner  and brings together all art forms in one extraordinary building. Featuring music, theatre, comedy and literary events, all perfect for curious culture-hungry Londoners.
 
November sees a continued variety of acts taking to the stage in ‘The Crazy Coqs’ with at least one performance a day so it's a busy schedule and there's plenty to see! The Jazz Festival is a particular highlight of November, showcasing the likes of Hailey Tuck, Ben Cox, Barb Jungr and Giacomo Smith. Cabaret acts throughout include House of Q, La Voix, Miss Hope Springs and drag troupe DENIM.
 
Other exciting acts range from musician and food critic Jay Rayner, vocalist and director Maria Friedman and X Factor winner Matt Cardle. A full calendar of events can be seen here: Brasserie Zedel
Bring on the razzle dazzle and play that bugle beaded handbag
                       Maria Beaded Bag                                                           
                  Anika Beaded Bag
Poppy Day

As I put out our poppy boxes and collecting tins and arrange to put the wreaths in the windows, I reflected on the Soldiers for Style that I wrote about in last month’s newsletter. Last year I was driving home listening to radio 4's transmission live from the Cenotaph and respecting the two minutes silence at 11am on 11/11 and realised that I felt differently now knowing a person that has been directly affected by conflict. A sobering thought as I am sure so many are affected but when closer to home makes you think perhaps longer and harder about the destruction conflict causes to so many lives.
 
Coincidentally, the scarf in the window where I placed the wreath reminded me of poppies so I have decided that this year we would donate £25 to the British Legion
from each one of these scarves that we sell.

Lest we forget

            Brume Leaf and Flower Stole                                                         
                   Brume Leaf and Flower Stole
Twilight Trees

The picture says everything – it’s so wonderful having the shop illuminated for the coming season with a new installation by Susie Reid Thomas creator of Twilight Trees who has always had the Wow factor, and as of last Saturday she has X Factor.  I was going to say she put on a good show at Pickett but we are now eclipsed by her ITV stardom - I guess we are in good glamourous company and a great start to the Pickett holiday feel of yuletide. Now working in an arboretum both inside and out - the maple trees outside my window are beautiful, and inside there is a selection of table top smaller trees that brighten a room.
It’s not too late for you to have Twilight Trees too - Susie hires sells and installs these really lovely decorative displays and they bring a sparkle to events and make you feel ready for the winter party season.

 

Add a bit of twilight around the neck so you sparkle too
                   Enya Border Lurex Shawl                                                          
               Enya Glitter Lurex Shawl
The Mayor's Fund
 
We have become an official charity partner of the Mayor’s Fund for London.
So for the duration of the Christmas season, Pickett will also offer a 15% donation to the Mayor’s Fund for London on all purchases both in store and online, quoting the unique code MFL15
With so many young staff working at the store Pre University etc we value what they bring to our company and feel it is important to nurture talent in young people. The Mayor’s Fund gives unmistakable value in providing children with the key skills to climb the career ladder, gain confidence and improve their livelihood...read more
We thought this coloured edge stain gave a younger, more contemporary feel to our wallet collection
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                  Contrast Folding Credit Card Case
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Junior Week, created by Dennis Publishing, has the format of The Week but is designed to encourage young people aged around 7-16 years. It is created for younger readers to be able to understand current affairs and so improve their knowledge of what’s going on at home and abroad . It appears from surveys that 50% of adults admitted that they are baffled by some of the biggest news stories of the moment, and 1 in 4 bluff it to avoid embarrassment – so the ‘get them young’ approach has been taken on to help unravel some of the most common misunderstandings. The Week Junior has produced a series of videos tackling four particularly tricky topics and explaining them in a much simpler format for clearer understanding of these topics.
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