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Image courtesy of Daniel Bouskila

giving it your all ‘Adventure philanthropy’ company Inspired Escapes has just launched the Inspired 50 network. Funded by City Bridge Trust’s philanthropy initiative, the network of ambassadors aims to foster a charitable culture in the next generation of professionals within the City and Canary Wharf. The network will publicise the extreme expeditions undertaken for charitable causes by its 50 members – from desert runs to ocean rowing. It can also advise anyone wishing to undertake a similar challenge on how best to directly support and fundraise for local projects. One of its members is Daniel Bouskila: by day he’s an engineer working across the City and Canary Wharf and in his free time is an expedition leader, heading up operations for Ascent Mountaineering. Using experience he gained from working alongside the Army and Marines, he guides young professionals safely through extreme adventures, with the challengers raising money for their chosen charities. inspired50.com

Castle fine art exhibitions Canary Wharf’s Castle Fine Art gallery is displaying a combined exhibition of works by the renowned artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and John Myatt, ending mid March. Three collections are being shown: Salvador Dalí’s Of Time & Space, which includes the artist’s famous melting clocks representing how time is relative and not fixed; Pablo Picasso’s Important Works on Paper, a historic collection of his earliest posters which were made during his time spent in the southern French coastal town of Vallauris in the 1940s and 1950s, and selected paintings from John Myatt’s The Masters collection, an artist who rose to fame through copying famous works in a sting that was dubbed “the biggest art fraud of the 20th century” by Scotland Yard. castlegalleries.com

BOOKS

viva lE vice

dear Sir

feeling flash

City of lights

A beautifully illustrated 240-page history of Paris’ infamous Place Vendôme, a decadently beautiful square where royalty, high society and the rich and famous have partied since the time of Louis XIV. Place Vendôme by Alexis Gregory, £55, assouline.com

In SIR, world-renowned photographer Mario Testino exhibits more than 300 prints in what has been dubbed a study of the changing face of men. Only 1,000 numbered copies of the book were made, each signed by Testino himself. SIR by Mario Testino, £450, taschen.com

Sharing his lesser known talent for photography, Lenny Kravitz turns the lens back on the paparazzi, media and fans who follow him throughout his world tours, offering a rare insight into the chaotic and nomadic lifestyle of a rock star. Flash by Lenny Kravitz, £30, teneues.com

A series of photographs by Olivo Barbieri exploring the urban landscapes of the world’s cities. His work is characterised by soft focus and deeply coloursaturated images, which create the dreamy impression of worlds discovered for the first time. Ersatz Lights by Olivo Barbieri, £42, hatjecantz.de

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Canary Wharf Magazine March 2015  

Welcome to the March edition of Canary Wharf magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articles a...

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