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Thursday, October 30 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red @ Tower of London / until 11th November 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at Tower of LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: always open

@ Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB

Free

poppies.hrp.org.uk

Marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

The poppies will encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.

Watch the progress of the evolving installation as it continues to grow until the moat is filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each poppy representing a British fatality during the First World War.

Charities:
Cobseo www.cobseo.org.uk
Combat Stress www.combatstress.org.uk
Coming Home www.coming-home.org.uk
Help for Heroes www.helpforheroes.org.uk
The Royal British Legion www.britishlegion.org.uk
SSAFA www.ssafa.org.uk

Wednesday, October 29 2014

MIRRORCITY @ Hayward Gallery / 4th January 2015

MIRRORCITY at Hayward GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm

@ Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: £12 book online

mirrorcity.southbankcentre.co.uk

London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

JG Ballard believed that reality had already exceeded the visions conjured by science fiction by the end of the 20th century. Drawing on the digital era we now live in, the artists in MIRRORCITY respond to and address this new perception of the world.

Artists have always created alternative realities but recently they have been exploring where the digital and the physical space crossover and fold into each other.

The exhibition considers questions specific to our time such as: ‘How can we navigate the space between the digital and the physical?’ and ‘What is the effect of advanced technologies on our lives?’

The engagement, innovation and complexity of the works selected for MIRRORCITY also directly or indirectly reflect the multi-faceted character of London itself.

Tuesday, October 28 2014

Information Age @ Science Museum / permanent gallery

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Free entry

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

More than 200 years of innovation in communication and information technologies are celebrated in Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World,  biggest and most ambitious gallery to date.

Information Age is divided into six zones, each representing a different information and communication technology network: The Cable, The Telephone Exchange, Broadcast, The Constellation, The Cell and The Web.

The gallery explores the important events which shaped the development of these networks, from the dramatic stories behind the growth of the worldwide telegraph network in the 19th century, to the influence of mobile phones on our lives today.

Re-live remarkable moments in history, told through the eyes of those who invented, operated or were affected by the new wave of technology, from the first BBC radio broadcast in 1922 to the dawn of digital TV.

Discover how wireless technology enabled lives to be saved and news of the Titanic disaster to be spread to the world within hours of the event, and hear the personal stories of the operators who worked on the Enfield Telephone Exchange, the last manual exchange which marked the end of an era in communication history.

Monday, October 27 2014

Pop Up Screens @ 20th Century Theatre / 30th October – 2nd November 2014

Pop Up Screens at 20th Century TheatreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA

Tickets: £20 book online

www.popupscreens.co.uk
www.20thcenturytheatre.com

Carve out something different for yourself this Halloween at Pop Up Screen’s Halloween fright fest.

Once you have survived the scares, you’ll be able to grab treats (possibly with some tricks) with special hot chocolates, delicious Drum & Kernal Pop Corn and a selection of sweet goodies before settling down for a classic horror movie.

Screenings:
Thursday 30th October, Friday 13th at 20:30
Friday 31st October, Poltergeist at 20:30
Saturday 1st November, Ghostbusters at 13:00
Saturday 1st November, Pet Sematary at 17:30
Saturday 1st November, Nightmare On Elm Street at 20:30
Sunday 2nd November, Dark Crystal at 13:00
Sunday 2nd November, Candyman at 17:30
Sunday 2nd November, Nightmare On Elm Street 20:30

Pop Up Screens at 20th Century Theatre map

Sunday, October 26 2014

Halloween UV Bunker Apocalypse @ Bounce / October 31st 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-03:00

@ Bounce, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

Free entry RSVP online

www.bouncepingpong.com

The fight against the Zombie plague that has devastated Europe and is fast approaching the capital, made a huge stride forward yesterday when bio scientists revealed that magnified UV rays repel the Zombie species, with prolonged exposure potentially causing their cells to explode…!

As this latest development sparks a rush to create UV weapons against the impending undead army, experts have suggested that the core swarm of Zombies will be hitting London on Halloween (coincidence?) with few places guaranteed to be safe from the Zombie Apocalypse.

Halloween UV Bunker Apocalypse at Bounce 2014

Saturday, October 25 2014

Fiesta @ The Stillery / Saturday 25th October 2014

TIME AND PLACE:Fiesta

Doors: 21.00 till late

@ The Stillery, 18 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NX

Entry: FREE

www.thestillery.co.uk

Fiesta goes north for a night at the Stillery in Camden. Come down for a night of hip hop, r’n'b, garage, bass and pure party vibes!

DJ’s on the night are Motive, CWD, Scully and Nick Bam.

The Stillery is a brand new bar in the centre of Camden Town, brought to you by the people behind The Old Blue Last and Birthdays.

 

Thursday, October 23 2014 Promo

New viral video by Relish ‘London’s new wireless broadband service’

In the video participants were asked to try and call their own landline number from memory and offered £50 cash if they could.

Relish’s 4G wireless network for central London means that you can get online without needing to wait for a broadband installation guy, long contracts or unwanted landlines.

www.relish.net

Research commissioned by Relish reveals the death of the ‘home phone’
- Nearly half of Londoners only keep their home phone so they can access the internet
- Almost 40% of Londoners don’t know their own home phone number
- 56% don’t know how much they’re paying for their landline each month
- Over half ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ use their home phone to make calls
- 65% of adults admit that landlines are a thing of the past

This post has been promoted by Relish.

Wednesday, October 22 2014

Secret Walls x London @ Corbet Place / Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-23:00

@ Corbet Place, Ely’s Yard, Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

Tickets: £6 book online

After 10 years spilling paint Worldwide, Secret Walls returns to the Motherland. The first night in a series of live art antics to follow over the next few months.

12 select artists will compete in the hope of qualifying for the latest London series.

Paint’ll be spillin, Beatboxers spittin, DJ’s droppin and Crowds screaming

Tuesday, October 21 2014

SELFIE @ National Youth Theatre / until 12 November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00

@ National Youth Theatre, Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND

Tickets: around £25 book online

www.nyt.org.uk
www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk

The National Youth Theatre presents an electrifying world premiere of Selfie, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s iconic tale of deception, youth, and vanity. This new staging by Brad Birch and the NYT REP Company brings literature’s most conceited anti-hero back to contemporary theatrical life.

Set in the not so distant future, artist Basil Hallward becomes infatuated with his new client Dorian, a woman who is unaware of her striking beauty. Dorian enters Basil’s hipster circle of artists and entrepreneurs and is soon plagued by self-doubt and vanity – doing whatever it takes to remain beautiful. With live music and big characters, this scandalous tale will be like nothing you’ve seen before…but don’t worry, it isn’t about you. Yet.

Dates:
Tue Oct 28th 19:30
Tue Nov 4th 19:30
Wed Nov 5th 19:30
Wed Nov 12t 19:30

Monday, October 20 2014

K-Way @ Old Spitalfields Market / open every day

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

@ K-Way, Old Spitalfields Market, 117 Commercial Street, London E1 6BG

www.k-way.co.uk

The new two-floor 870sq ft store has opened near Shoreditch and Spitalfields Market just in time for winter.