Exclusive collection of curated fashion and accessories.
Imperial War Museums (IWM) and independent British menswear label Realm & Empire have launched an exclusive pop up shop in Seven Dials.
The shop’s focus is on the AW15 Flyers collection with influences from RAF Bomber Command, Battle of Britain, British airborne divisions and US aircrew finery Highlights include a leather flying jacket which is hand-painted.
Also available IWM gifts inspired by stories from the archives!
This Christmas give a loved one free unlimited exhibition entry to Tate and loads more.
The best present for museum, art and culture fans for year-round enjoyment.
With the membership entry to all exhibitions is included, so is exclusive access to the Members only rooms.
This year the package is provided in a collectable box designed by Martin Creed, Turner Prize winner! Inside the box there is the special membership card, Oyster card wallet, specially selected postcards and stickers, exclusive Members Handbook and an upcoming Exhibition Highlights Guide.
Establishing themselves as an alternative destination in London’s Christmas roster, HYPER JAPAN is inviting budding Japanophiles to experience traditional and popular Japanese culture through food, drink, music, art, and much more.
Overwhelming your taste buds with a heavenly barrage of Japanese food and drink, you’ll find it hard to choose between the wide selection of Japanese street food. The prestigious Sushi Awards will also return for another thrilling installment, on top of our usual range of raw fishy treats freshly diced and prepared in the Eat-Japan food court.
Enjoy a huge variety of activities, shows and acts, including: cosplay events, gaming areas, art tables, family activities, Japanese musical entertainment and experts speaking about a range of cultural topics. There’ll be multiple stages around the venue hosting all manner of performances throughout the event!
Tokyu Hands is a Japanese store known for its wide range of cool, quirky stock, making them an excellent choice for gift shopping. A selection of items will be available for purchase, from high-quality Japanese takes on fairly normal items.
Japanese traditional handcrafted items, while always in high demand, tend to be difficult to purchase. With the “Traditional Culture Space ‘MIYABI’” gallery, you’ll be able to purchase directly from the artisans themselves, many of whom will be in attendance. In addition to these crafts, traditional stalwarts we all know and love such as kimonos, samurai swords and lacquer hair accessories will also be available.
Also jewellery a million or so “kawaii” things, t-shirts with your favorite characters… all available in a hundred different designs and many more colours! Japanese stationery, DVDs and CDs of your favorite Japanese movies and bands will also line the tables of many a vendor, as will comic books and recipe books.
Chilled Sake, meet Warmed Sake, because everybody needs a “warm-me-up”. That’s right, warmed sake is the only way to go this winter. It’s sake on a whole new level, and you will want to thank us when you get around to trying some. Sample some of the more popular products before buying them!
Japanese street fashion, “kawaii” has come to encompass the terms “cool,” “stylish,” and “lovely,” and is an all-purpose compliment about someone’s style or appearance. Kawaii ensembles will line up side-by-side with more traditional kimono. There’ll also be plenty of gorgeous outfits from UK designers who have been inspired by Japan’s unique aesthetics.
A special gallery devoted to a 200-strong collection of traditional handicrafts, Katsura Sunshine, a master rakugo comedian, an amazing experience where you can make your own woodblock print with the team behind Ukiyo-e Heroes, and the roving, all-female street ensemble Benten-ya! Each offers a unique glimpse into Japanese culture and the cumulative experience will have you excited to travel to Japan!
Being A Man addresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.
This major new festival – now in its second year – is taking over Southbank Centre for three days. You can expect frankness, insight and inspiration, as we look to develop the tools to make change.
From serious, challenging and light-hearted stories and conversations and the mandate to discuss anything and everything about being a man today.
Focusing on men in society. We’re inviting key professionals, policy makers and experts to discuss how being a man influences social life. Guests from think tanks and charities, industry, government and community initiatives are discussing topics ranging from suicide rates and parental leave to young offenders and new leadership models.
BAM Saturday and Sunday:
Continues with talks, debates, music, workshops, performances and discussion. Looking at the changing nature of masculinity and the different ways in which men are shaping what the future might look like – for all of us.
Presenting extraordinary contributors and leaders in their fields exploring all facets of masculinity and male identity. Topics include fatherhood, friendship, sport, spirituality, sex and sexuality, education, gender equality, men behind bars, lad culture, violence, the work/life balance, race, class and politics.
A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic story, wonder.land is a coming-of-age adventure that explores the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives.
Aly is struggling with all the pressures of being a teenager: family, school, friends and her own insecurities. Then she discovers wonder.land – a mysterious online world where, perhaps, she can create a whole new life. The web becomes her looking-glass – but will Aly see who she really is?
Combining live theatre and digital technology in dazzling new ways, wonder.land is brought to life on stage by an extraordinary creative team. With stunning sets, costumes, video projection and lighting, and a score by Blur’s Damon Albarn, this is a musical like no other: an Alice for the online generation.
Legend has it that deep in the snow drifts of the South Pole there is a Saloon. This cosy, otherwordly dive bar plays host to a surreal christmas spectacle like no other, for it is here the elves come out to play…
The creative teams behind top festivals have come together to create the ultimate drinking, dining and immersive theatre experience to help Londoners celebrate the dark side of Christmas.
The 500 capacity venue in the heart of Brixton is fully stocked and ready with amazing street food, craft beers and cocktails, it’s also heated and covered!
– Drinks (cocktails and craft beers)
– Street food
– Covered areas
– Immersive theatre
The Oliver Award-winning hit cabaret show has returned. The theatrical phenomenon is back for another awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping and downright unmissable run at La Soirée’s Spiegeltent at Southbank Centre.
An inspirational night of live entertainment: La Soirée’s heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety is more potent than ever.
Showcasing the crème de la crème of the cabaret world as it introduces the newest members of its dysfunctional family alongside very dear old friends.
So step in from the cold, leave your troubles at the door and prepare for a night of thrills, shocks, laughter and disbelief as La Soirée banishes the winter blues and leaves you wanting to see it all over again.