Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-79 @ Tate Britain / until 29th August 2016


Doors: 10am–6pm

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Tickets: £10.50 book online

In the 1960s artists began to abandon traditional approaches and made ideas the essence of their work. This fascinating exhibition explores this pivotal period in British history.

It gathers together artists who took art beyond its traditional boundaries to suggest new ways of engaging with the realities of the world beyond the studio, which ultimately led to a questioning of the function and social purpose of art.

The radical and controversial work both scrutinised and consistently took inspiration from the real world. Asking what art is, as well as what it might be for, inevitably led some artists to create work that was often politically engaged with themes and issues ranging from feminism to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Seen within the context of its time, spanning Harold Wilson’s first Labour government to the election of Margaret Thatcher, this show reveals conceptual art’s lasting legacy.

Artists featured within the show include, among others: Keith Arnatt, Art & Language, Conrad Atkinson, Victor Burgin, Michael Craig-Martin, Hamish Fulton, Margaret Harrison, Susan Hiller, John Hilliard, Mary Kelly, John Latham, Richard Long, Bruce McLean, David Tremlett and Stephen Willats.

Night Tales closing weekend @ Hackney Wick / from 26th to 28th August 2016


Friday 6-11:30pm
Saturday 2-11:30pm
Sunday 2-11:30pm

@ Night Tales, 1-2 Hepscott Road, London E9 5HB

Tickets: £3 on the door and £10 advance entry with a drink

The best of London gastronomy, experimental bar culture and nightlife closing this weekend!

New concept bars with retrospective elements from previous Night Tales events, and a raised mezzanine with private sun-drenched booths.

Some of London’s top restaurants and food partners to ensure the food offer is top of the game.

New bars include the return of Summer Tales favourite The Lazy Flamingo Bar. The Coco’s Rum Shack will be serving spiked coconuts. ENTER.Sake, the boutique Japanese sake collection curated by the world-renowned music and technology pioneer Richie Hawtin with their first ever pop-up sake bar in London, ‘Tales of ENTER.Sake’. Finally, The Singha Discovery Bar brings a taste of Thailand to Night Tales with its gold mezzanine container bar.

Friday ENTER.Sake with Hito + LY.RA (5-11:30pm)
Saturday BLACK SAINT + Funster (Mixmag) (2-11:30pm)
Sunday SPECIAL GUESTS (2-11:30pm)

RSVP on Facebook.

Brixton Beach Boulevard: closing weekend @ Brixton / from 26th to 28th August 2016


Friday 6pm-12am
Saturday 1pm-12am
Sunday 1pm—10pm

@ Brixton Beach Boulevard, Valentia Place, Brixton, London SW9 8JH

Tickets: £3 on the door or buy guaranteed entry tickets

Londoners final chance to grab a slice of glittering 80s Miami.

With DJ sets from DOORLY, Mr Doris, Larry Glitter, Norwood Soul Patrol, 80s Child, revellers are invited to don their beach wear and head to Pope’s Road, Brixton to party on the beach one last time as the Boulevard winds down following a successful summer season.

Food and drinks

Mexican restaurant offering a selection burritos and nachos to hungry party-goers.

Lam Jam have bought their wood fired oven to the beach, cooking up their homemade Turkish flatbreads with a selection of delicious toppings such as roasted vegetables and slow cooked lamb

Lucky Pierre will see trained chefs offer a selection of Frites & Treats. Serving hand cut frites cooked three ways: coconut oil, beef dripping or rapeseed oil; with a variety of toppings and garnishes. Lucky Pierre will also offer a dessert menu – comprising a selection of ice cream parlour desserts such as the classic Knickerbocker Glory.

New on the scene this Summer, Mac to the Future will be serving up their unique and interesting take on a the mac ’n’ cheese classic.

Brixton Beach Boulevard’s drinks offering will include a slush puppy bar and a range of classic 80s cocktails with a Brixton Beach Boulevard twist; courtesy of Havana Club, Malibu, Red Stripe, Strongbow, Scavi & Ray Prosecco, Red Bull, Ned wines and more.

DJ sets

Friday (6pm-11pm):
Grant Nelson (Nice n Ripe)
Larry Glitter

Saturday (1pm-12am):
Little Gay Brother Swimwear Party feat:
Mr Doris
Krywald & Farrer

Sunday (1pm-10pm):
Norwood Soul Patrol
80s Child
Morawa’s Majorettes

Wray & Nephew x Boiler Room x NTS – Carnival After Party @ Paradise / Sunday 29th August 2016


Doors: 19:00-02:00

@ Paradise By Way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London W10 4AE

Tickets: £20 book online

Wray & Nephew, Boiler Room and NTS Radio present a carnival after party featuring the best of Notting Hill Carnival from the heart of the festivities.

Crazy Cousins
Riz La Teef
Hench Montana (Ciroc Boys)
Swing Ting
Grandmixxer + Special Guests
Skinny Macho B2B Siobhan Bell
Daniel OG
Lord Tusk

Slick Willies presents City Slickers Skate Jam 2016 @ Better Extreme / Saturday 27th August 2016


Doors: 12pm-6pm

@ Better Extreme, Mayesbrook Park, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, London RM8 2JR

Slick Willies presents the second annual City Slickers Jam at Better Extreme, taking place on the bank holiday weekend.

First, second and third prizes for the sponsored comp awarded in cash! Unsponsored and under 17 comps will also be taking place so get down early and get stuck into the session!

RSVP on Facebook.

Mandela Trilogy @ Southbank Centre / from 31st August – 3rd September 2016


Doors: 19:30

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £15 book online

A festival celebrating modern Africa and the African diaspora (31 August – 4 September). The extraordinary life story of South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela has been transformed into a musical tribute by Cape Town Opera and Wales Millennium Centre.

The performance follows three key stages of Mandela’s life, each featuring a different singer in the title role alongside a cast and orchestra of over 60 performers. Starting with Mandela’s early years and tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River, the audience is taken on a journey to the heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown and onwards to Mandela’s lengthy incarceration on Robben Island and finally, his freedom.

Each of the three acts features distinctly different music to reflect each stage of Mandela’s life. From authentic Xhosa folk music to upbeat jazz and contemporary opera, the music spans the decades and influences that marked the life of one of the world’s most influential figures.

Rooftop Film Club: Dance Week @ Roof East / from 23rd – 27th August 2016


Doors: various

@ Roof East, Floor 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1XE

Tickets: £15 book online

Outdoor cinema experts, Rooftop Film Club, have announced the return of Dance Week with a toe-tapping, thigh slapping movie line-up celebrating the silver screen’s most iconic movers and shakers at Roof East, Stratford.

From Baby’s iconic lift to the pelvic thrusts of Magic Mike, Dance Week – starting on Tuesday 23rd August – will encourage guests to cut loose in the aisles before, after and even during the screening helped along by dance instructors from the famous Pineapple Dance Studios.

To help guests channel their inner Tatum prior to the screening, Pineapple Studio’s resident choreographer Kira Bishop will be hosting 30 minute rooftop tutorials tailored to each movie and open to Rooftop Film Club tickets and Bussey Bar guests alike. Kicking off the week is rooftop favourite Dirty Dancing (23rd August), nobody puts Baby in the corner, but how about a rooftop?

Guests will also enjoy a bespoke Dance Week cocktail menu concocted by the Roof East’s unforgettable Spirited Mixers team– featuring flavoursome floor fillers such as the Bellini Elliot and Baby’s Rooftop Rumba.

As the summer heats up kick off your dancing shoes and enjoy a dance-a-long to your favourite dance movie under the stars:

· Tuesday 23rd August – Dirty Dancing – Learn how to Rumba like Swayze
· Wednesday 24th August – Magic Mike – Street dance with a bit extra
· Thursday 25th August – Bring It On – Cheer 101 with spirit fingers
· Friday 26th August – Billy Elliot – Modern Ballet
· Saturday 27th August – Step-Up – Learn how to street dance like Tatum

Spotlight festival @ Seven Dials – Covent Garden / 13th Saturday August 2016


Doors: 12-7pm

@ Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2

Free (register for a free glass of Prosecco!)

A free one-day music, comedy and arts festival.

Seven Dials will be transformed into a traffic-free entertainment hot spot with an impressive line-up of live performances on the open-air stage, plus a series of exciting on-street activities and in-store promotions and offers.

Register for a free glass of Prosecco redeemable on the day from the Prosecco truck on Earlham Street.

To coincide with Spotlight, they’re also giving you the chance to WIN the ultimate weekend in Seven Dials. Don’t miss out, enter!

Edmund Clark: War of Terror @ Imperial War Museum / until next year August 2017


Doors: 10am – 6pm

@ Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Free entry

This thought-provoking exhibition brings together several series of work by artist-photographer Edmund Clark to explore the hidden experiences of state control during the ‘Global War on Terror’.

Looking at issues of security, secrecy, representation and legality, the show focuses on the measures taken by states to protect their citizens from the threat of terrorism, and the far-reaching effects of such methods of control.

The exhibition brings together several series of Clark’s work including images and documents of CIA operated secret prisons or ‘black sites’, photographs from the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay, correspondence from around the world sent to a British detainee in Guantanamo that was transformed by the censorship and intervention of the US military, and the experience of a ‘controlled person’ who was placed in a house in suburban England under the restrictive conditions of a control order – a form of house arrest or detention without trial – introduced in 2005.

An immersive experience, the exhibition uses sound, moving images and large multi-media installations as well as photographs and documents to invoke a sensory engagement with the experiences of observation, detention and disorientation induced by the systems of control Clark explores.

Ron Arad’s Curtain Call @ Roundhouse / until 29th August 2016


Doors: various

@ Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Tickets: from £5 book online

Internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad, brings his incredible 360˚ installation Curtain Call back to the Roundhouse as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Alongside the installation the Roundhouse will present a series of Curtain Call Live performances – immersive live music gigs.

Curtain Call is brought to you by Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returning for its fifth consecutive year.

The epic floor-to-ceiling artwork made of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring provides a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction. Arad is reinventing the curtain experience for 2016 by inviting brand new collaborators including: Kutiman; Daniel Landau; Marshmallow Laser Feast; Universal Everything and KIMA. Returning from Curtain Call’s critically acclaimed run in 2011: Babis Alexiadis; Mat Collishaw; Ori Gersht; Greenaway & Greenaway; Gabriel & Shira Klasmer; Christian Marclay; Javier Mariscal; SDNA and David Shrigley.

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