Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK at House of Illustration until 13 May 2018

The UK’s first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea, revealing a style honed over decades in a closed society. πŸ‡°πŸ‡΅ ✏️

An exhibition of hundreds of everyday objects including food packaging, ticket stubs and stamps, together with hand-painted propaganda posters and comics, giving a extraordinary and rare insight into everyday life in the DPRK.

The exhibition displays the collection of Nicholas Bonner, the foremost expert on North Korean graphic culture, tourism and film, who has led tours to the country for 25 years.

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/made-in-north-korea-everyday-graphics-from-the-dprk

Location:
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Times:
10am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)

Price:
From Β£7.50 book online

Future of Dating: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 23 February 2018

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

With dating apps ever increasing, finding love is now as much about an algorithm as physical attraction. Join us this Friday Late to swipe, like, and explore the future of dating. What role do data and technology play, and what is at stake in terms of chemistry, privacy and who knows our preferences best? Look at the politics of sex and relationships, and question how we build and sustain them today and into the future. Watch out cupid! πŸ’•

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

Location:
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Times:
6:30pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, make sure you arrive early!

Tate Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 23 February 2018

2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote for the first time in British parliamentary elections. We celebrate women in the arts with a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop in workshops, pop up talks and street food. πŸ™‹

Find emerging and established DJs selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions, discover pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and hands-on workshops. Or simply enjoy the space, the music, the views and the delicious food and drink offers.

RSVP on Facebook

Music & Visuals Programmed By gal-dem:
See DJs Nabihah Iqbal (formerly Throwing Shade), Lil C, Anz and Tone in the South Tanks. They will be accompanied by ground-breaking visuals made by or starring women of colour from Ifama and focused on black suffragette Ida B. Wells.

Music Programmed by NTS Radio:
See DJs Flo Dill, 239EF and Janie Jones in the Terrace Bar until 11pm.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Time:
6pm-10pm

Price:
Free entry

Another Time Another Place at Stour Space until 4 March 2018

An exhibition of 100 images by photographer Neil Martinson goes on display. Possibly the largest collection of unseen Hackney images from the 70s and 80s. It was a time when there was large scale manufacturing and Hackney still bore the scars of post-war slum clearance. πŸ™Žβ€β™€οΈ πŸ™Žβ€β™‚οΈ

Neil Martinson was born and brought up in Hackney. Whilst still at school he started taking photographs of street scenes and later extensively documented local working lives becoming a founder, with Jo Spence, of Hackney Flashers.

Many of his images appeared in books published by Centerprise and were used by local campaigns on housing, nurseries, education and trade union rights. His work appeared in national newspapers and magazines and he has work in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

www.stourspace.co.uk/portfolio/another-time-another-place

Location:
Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 2PA

Times
9am-5pm

Price:
Free entry

The Female Gaze at Getty Images Gallery until 14 March 2018

2017 was the Year of Women: it began with massive women’s marches in the US and ended with a series of high-profile resignations by powerful men over sexual harassment scandals. πŸ™Ž πŸ‘€

This groundswell of feminism may have erupted in response to current events, but it has also been slowly and steadily growing for decades. Over the past five years, female photographers have actively sought to redefine the manner and styles in which women are visually represented across advertising, film, and other media.

In response to this change, Getty Images has recruited a new generation of image makers and partnered with a number of organizations such as LeanIn.org, Refinery 29, and Muslim Girl to expand and evolve the photographic landscape.

www.gettyimagesgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/archive/the-female-gaze

Location:
Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX

Times:
Monday – Friday 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday 12pm – 5:30pm

Price:
Free entry

Converse One Star Hotel on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February 2018

Welcome to a hotel like you’ve never experienced before. The Converse One Star Hotel is two days of the freshest sounds, style and sneakers served with a smile. 🏨

Go down and explore five floors of exclusive sneaker drops, rooms curated by the likes of A$AP Nast, Yung Lean & MadeMe and a series of special guests rolling through.

RSVP on Facebook

Located in the heart of picturesque Shoreditch, proud to offer:

  • Loud neighbours and zero sleep
  • Staff with attitude
  • All-nighters in shoebox rooms
  • The freshest sneakers as standard
  • Queues round the block for the gift shop

www.onestarhotel.london

Location:
151-155 Wimbourne Street, London N1 6TA

Times:
12pm – 6pm and 8pm till late

Price:
Free! Book online

Gin Festival at Tobacco Docks from Thursday 15 February until Sunday 18 February 2018

The UK’s first, biggest and best gin festival is making a visit to London and taking an enormous variety of different gins to share!

As well as the opportunity to try a huge variety of gins from all over the world, (including exclusive gins you won’t see anywhere else) there will be live music, great food and a gin cocktail bar.

There will also be gin masterclasses and the opportunity to meet gin distillers in person, try free samples and chat about their gin.

www.ginfestival.com/events/gin-festival-london-2018

Location:
Tobacco Docks, Wapping Lane, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF

Times:
Friday 6:30pm – 11pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 5pm and 6:30pm – 11pm
Sunday 11:45 – 4:15pm and 5:30pm – 10pm

Price:
From Β£10 book online

Rise Art Prize at House of Vans until 25 February 2018

The most exciting contemporary artists from around the world are shown in a new public exhibition hosted by global art platform Rise Art. Perfect for art lovers and culture hounds. πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

Showcasing the works of 25 finalists from the inaugural Rise Art Prize, a global competition seeking to unearth new and established talent from around the world. The exhibition allows the public to experience these artists first hand, with exclusive talks and tours by top industry figures and curators.

Spanning works from UK and international contemporary artists across the globe, the exhibition is a one-stop-shop to discover the latest innovators in art, including incredible sculptures, photography, street art, paint and much more.

www.riseartprize.com/what-its-about

Location:
House of Vans, Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8SW

Times:
Thursday – Friday 4pm – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

NOTHING BEATS A LONDONER

www.nike.com/london

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53 at Natural History of the Year until 28 May 2018

Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. 🐍 🐻 πŸ¦’

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.

This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.

See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year

Location:
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Times:
10:00am – 5:50pm

Price:
Β£12.50 book online

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