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Say goodbye to Welbeck Street car park this Friday

Posted on 06 March 2017 at 20:59 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

Fans of brutalist architecture – that’s you, Umbrella readers – can mark the passing of a concrete great this Friday. With the closure of the Welbeck Street car park (as seen on the cover of Issue 15 of Umbrella) in London’s West End, Brutal_Architecture Ins... Read more


Q&A: The invention of GPS by Greg Milner

Posted on 23 February 2017 at 18:40 by Anthony Teasdale in Opinion

This article appears in Issue 15 of Umbrella. Umbrella: Hi Greg. What actually is GPS? Greg: GPS – Global Positioning System – is a system run by the US Air Force and wholly owned by the United States Department of Defense and the federal government. It’s a co... Read more


Why The Cinematic Orchestra’s Every Day album just won't go away

Posted on 03 February 2017 at 11:02 by Anthony Teasdale in Opinion

From Issue 8: Umbrella editor Anthony Teasdale on how The Cinematic Orchestra’s Every Day album seeps deeper into our consciousness with every passing year Some records seem to get better, and often more popular, with age. It’s like we’re not quite rea... Read more


Miles Davis and the birth of British mod style

Posted on 20 January 2017 at 10:38 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

This is an excerpt from Richard Weight’s Mod: A Very British Style. It originally appeared in Issue nine of Umbrella The origins of Mod lay in two countries whose political revolutions in the 18th Century the British had violently rejected: America and France. And the m... Read more

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Why JD Wetherspoon's is a perfect microcosm of British society

Posted on 06 January 2017 at 11:31 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

In this piece from Umbrella issue 12, Giles Milton pays tribute to JD Wetherspoon, the pub chain that’s defied its critics to become a much-loved staple of the British high street Not so long ago, over a bottle of Vedett and some hand-cooked crisps, I sat with an old friend admiring ... Read more

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