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Monday, September 1 2014

Poeticat: Smash the Floor Tour @ venues across London / September 2014

Poeticat Smash the Tour at venues across LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Venues across London

Tickets: various

www.poeticat.co.uk

Poeticat are crashing through London to promote their EP Smash the Floor with the 10 date Smash the Tour.

With roots in London and Lisbon, Poeticat is an energetic and unique rock band infusing elements of progressive, experimental and psychedelic music with a punk attitude. They are here to play music to jump up and down to, and explode guitar riffs in your face with all the class of a 3 year old dancing to Metallica.

3 Sep – The Macbeth, Hoxton
4 Sep – The Victoria, Dalston
5 Sep – Fighting Cocks, Kingston
6 Sep – Pipeline – Shoreditch
12 Sep – Scream Lounge, Croydon
13 Sep – 12 Bar, Soho
17 Sep – Shacklewell Arms, Shoreditch
24 Sep – Hootannany, Brixton
25 Sep – The New Cross Inn, New Cross
27 Sep – The Finsbury, Hackney

Friday, August 29 2014

Friday late: Making Trouble and Influencing People @ V&A / Friday 29th August

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:  18:30-22:00 (arrive early!)

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

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

From improvised shields decorated with the front covers of books, to a mosaic-tiled pickup truck, August’s Friday Late takes inspiration from the V&A’s Disobedient Objects exhibition.

A night to explore the arts of social rebellion and strategies for change. A host of talks including the iconic Guerilla Girls, Amnesty International’s director of international advocacy, Steve Crawshaw, and workshops led by artists featured in the show. Go and discover ideas for some meaningful and productive trouble-making of your own.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at these events.

Thursday, August 28 2014

Sleepover @ The View From The Shard / Saturday 13th September 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00-10:00

@ The View From The Shard, Floor 72, Joiner Street, London SE1 9QU

Tickets: £99 book online

www.doingsomething.co.uk
www.theviewfromtheshard.com

First ever sleepover the Shard including talks, acoustic performances and a midnight feast. The night offers a unique opportunity to camp at 800ft and see dawn break over London.

Interactive word games will break the ice, followed by a midnight feast from Pizza Pilgrims – delivering piping hot pizzas straight from their Soho ovens. Renowned presenters and literati will also be providing readings of acclaimed writers and poets from The London Literary Salon on the themes of sleep and darkness.

The legendary Sofar Sounds will be putting on an acoustic performance for daters to enjoy as the night’s bill of entertainment and cultural experiences draws to a close.

The Glam Camping Company will provide sleeping mats for participants to bunk down on and all guests will be served a cup of cocoa, read bed-time stories and sung lullabies as they drift off, up in the clouds at 800ft.

The sleepover will finish in the morning when daters will be called from their sleeping bags to enjoy a view of the sun rising over London whilst treated to a breakfast of pastries from Oliviers Bakery.

Tickets include a free 30 day membership.

Wednesday, August 27 2014

British Folk Art: The House that Jack Built @ Tate Britain / 31st August 2014

British Folk Art The House that Jack Built at Tate BritainTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Tickets: £14.50 book online

www.tate.org.uk

Discover the extraordinary and surprising works of some of Britain’s unsung artists in the first major exhibition of British folk art.

Steeped in tradition and often created by self-taught artists and artisans, the often humble but always remarkable objects in this exhibition include everything from ships’ figureheads to quirky shop signs, Toby jugs to elaborately crafted quilts.

You will find an intricate sculpture of a cockerel, made out of mutton bones by French POWs during the Napoleonic wars. There is a larger-than-life-size figure of King Alfred made out of thatch. There are examples of the mysterious ‘god in a bottle’ – votive offerings suspended in bottles of clear liquid – as well as naive paintings, tin trays covered with ornate fragments of crockery and much more besides. The show exemplifies the energy, variety and idiosyncrasy of British Folk Art.

Tuesday, August 26 2014

Rooftop Film Club: September programme @ Shoreditch, Peckham and Stratford / through September 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: various

@
Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch
Bussey Building, Peckham Rye
Roof East, Stratford

Tickets: £13 book online

www.rooftopfilmclub.com

The best rooftop cinema continues through September for more film-filled classic, cult and recent releases on London’s trendiest rooftops.

Eat fabulous food, enjoy cold drinks and watch your favourite films on the big screen. The big screen, high quality wireless headphones and comfy seats mean you can sit back, relax and experience film like never before.

Queen of Hoxton: www.queenofhoxton.com
Tickets: £13
Screening: four nights a week
Times: around 20:00
Food and drinks: Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Bar & Kitchen
Address: Rooftop Film Club, Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX

Bussey Building: www.clfartcafe.org
Tickets: £13
Screening: five nights a week
Times: around 18:00
Food and drinks: Bussey Rooftop Bar/Zubrowka
Address: Rooftop Film Club, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Roof East: www.roofeast.com
Tickets: £13
Screening: five nights a week
Times: around 17:00
Food and drink: Roof East Bar (open Tuesday to Saturday)
Address: Rooftop Film Club, Roof East, Level 8, Stratford Multistorey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, London E15 1XE

Friday, August 22 2014

Formula Records carnival warm up @ Birthdays / Friday 22nd August 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00–03:00

@ Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

Entry: £5, £7 after 23:00

www.birthdaysdalston.com

Formula Records returns to Birthdays with a hefty line-up of current talent for our first Carnival warm up.

The secret headliner will be one of the UK bass scene’s finest producers, regularly turning in anthems for Loefah’s Swamp81 imprint, grime legend Terror Danjah will be delivering an exclusive set of jungle classics to get you all in the carnival spirit, whilst Flava D delivers her highly popular UKG stylings following the massive ‘In The Dance’ EP for the label a few weeks back. The night will be hosted by one of grime’s most original mic talents, the inimitable Bruza, whilst Formula resident and NTS Radio host Leclerc will be bringing some sterling support.

DJs:
Secret headliner (Swamp81)
Terror Danjah (Formula) (Jungle set)
Flava D (Formula / Butterz)
Leclerc (Formula / NTS Radio)

Hosted by BRUZA (Aftershock)

Thursday, August 21 2014

An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition @ Wellcome Collection / until 12th October 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon closed including bank holidays
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-20:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

www.wellcomecollection.org

Explore the idiosyncratic A to Z illustrated with a curious combination of Henry Wellcome’s weird and wonderful collection of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and some equally intriguing contemporary artworks.

Watch the birth of the first test-tube baby (B for Birthdays), listen to Florence Nightingale speak (V for Voice) and sneak a peek at porcelain fruit showing sexual foreplay (X for X-rated).

Wednesday, August 20 2014 Competition

Win exclusive tickets to Ignite London presents Jungle at Battersea Power Station

WIN EXCLUSIVE TICKETS TO IGNITE LONDON, A NIGHT OF UNFORGETTABLE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT,

HEADLINED BY LONDON-BASED COLLECTIVE

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COMPETITION CLOSES TONIGHT AT 7PM!

Informed London has teamed up with Heineken® to offer 5 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the hottest event in town, Ignite London. Taking place on Thursday 21st August, winners will be treated to a premium night of entertainment at one London’s landmark buildings.jungleband970

 

With a headline performance by London-based collective, Jungle, supported by Beaty Heart, Heineken® is offering guests the chance to experience an exclusive gig under the iconic towers of Battersea Power Station.

Following their recent Glastonbury & Lollapalooza appearances, musical duo Jungle, known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, will treat fans to an exclusive set from their critically acclaimed eponymously named debut album, including tracks such as ‘The Heat’, ‘Busy Earnin’ and ‘Platoon.’

All you have to do to enter is tweet:

RT & follow @InFormedLondon to win 2 tickets to @Heineken presents Jungle @BatterseaPwrStn Thur 21st Aug #OpenLondon http://informedlondon.com/16679/jungle

Or “Like” our Jungle competition post on Facebook. Simple!

If you’re not lucky this time, don’t worry, simply head to startreatment.co for another chance to get your hands on these money can’t buy tickets.

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Boxfresh Presents: Rinse 20 @ Rough But Sweet Soundsystem / Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August 2014

Boxfresh Presents Rinse 20 at Rough But Sweet SoundsystemTIME AND PLACE:

Times: 11:00-19:00

@ Rough But Sweet Soundsystem, corner of Hazelwood Crescent and Bosworth Road, London W10 5DJ

Free entry

www.rinse.fm

Since August bank holiday 1994 Rinse has been transmitting uncompromising and innovative music out of its East London heartland; starting life as a pirate station established by a group of friends wanting to share the music that inspired them.

For their 20th anniversary weekend they will be at the legendary Notting Hill Carnival for the first time.

Artists:
All About She
Artwork
Becky Hill
Bicep
Billon
Bok Bok
Breach
Chase & Status
Elijah & Skilliam
Jess Glynne
Josey Rebelle
Katy B
Metalheadz
Ms Dynamite
Newham Generals
P Money
Route 94
Sasha Keable
Sinead Hartnett
Sir Spyro
Skream
Tinashe
Uncle Dugs
Yasmin
Youngsta

Tuesday, August 19 2014

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK @ British Library / until Tuesday 19th August 2014

Comics Unmasked Art and Anarchy in the UK at British LibraryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 9:30-18:00

@ British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Tickets: £9.50 book online

www.bl.uk

Comics Unmasked is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of mainstream and underground comics, showcasing works that uncompromisingly address politics, gender, violence, sexuality and altered states.

It explores the full anarchic range of the medium with works that challenge categorisation, preconceptions and the status quo, alongside original scripts, preparatory sketches and final artwork that demystify the creative process.