VAULT Festival @ The Vaults, Leake Street / 28th January – 8th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ VAULT, The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London SE1 7NN

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.vaultfestival.com

With more than 700 individual events and at least 16 shows every evening, the line-up includes the most exciting emerging artists and companies in a programme of music, performance, dance, comedy, discussions, debates, one-off late night events.

There is a pop-up restaurant with a difference and the bar is open until 11pm every night.

Mini VAULT:
Three festival weekends dedicated to children and families designed to encourage audiences to play, dance, make and run wild in the secret tunnels includes circus, theatre, music, comedy, crafts and a family friendly rave.
– 7th and 8th February
– 21st and 22nd February
– 7th and 8th March

Adventures of the Black Square @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 6th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue 11am-6pm
Wed 11am-6pm
Thu 11am-9pm
Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 1am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm
Mon closed

@ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Tickets: £8.85 book online

www.whitechapelgallery.org

The epic show takes Kazimir Malevich’s radical painting of a black square – first shown in Russia 100 years ago – as the emblem of a new art and a new society.

The exhibition features over 100 artists who took up its legacy, from Buenos Aires to Tehran, London to Berlin, New York to Tel Aviv. Their paintings, photographs and sculptures symbolise Modernism’s utopian aspirations and breakdowns.

Cut-Glass Accents: Dialogues for Japanese Edo Crystal @ Embassy of Japan in the UK / Monday 26th January – 6th February

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 09:30-17:30

@ The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Free entry

www.cutglassaccents.com

A special one-off exhibition celebrating stunning Edo Kiriko (Japanese cut glass). Unique collaboration between master craftsman from Tokyo and leading Japanese chef to showcase the true beauty of Edo Kiriko.

Broken Hearts & Promises: Valentine’s Day pop-up @ Bloomsbury House / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30 – late

@ Bloomsbury House, 2 – 3 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1 2RL

Tickets: from £15 book online

Valentine’s Day with a difference for the loved up and single. Guests are invited to an evening of laughter, cocktails, love and disco.

Themed rooms:
– Love Confessions Wall
– Lulu Guinness Kissing Booth
– Broken Hearts Cinema
– Heart-shaped piñatas (with prizes up for grabs!)

In addition to the individual love quarters, there will be an abundance of decadent food and drink offerings, including alcoholic ‘Greedy Pug’ Rose, Pomegranate and Prosecco slush ‘love’ puppies, Cheese and Jalapeño toasties and the Lanique Rose Liqueur Lounge.

Guests will also be able to buy tickets to the Broken Hearts Cinema, which will be screening Quentin Tarantino’s 1993 iconic film True Romance for an additional £10.

And for those who want to get started early, there is an opportunity to attend an award winning Ohlala Valentine’s Macaron and Martini class throughout the day and priced at £80 per person.

Anti-Valentine’s party with Tinder @ Bounce / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-03:00

@ Bounce, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.bouncepingpong.com

Following the resounding success of the two previous year’s Anti Valentine Party, couple’s seeking a night of candle-lit schmaltz on Saturday 14th February 2015, should look for other entertainment options, as Bounce will be teaming up with Tinder to create the biggest Anti-Valentine’s Party this year!

To stop any awkward slow dancing moments,party-goers can shake their sexy selves on the dance floor to dance tracks from DJ Mighty Atom (4 x winner UK DMC Team championships, 2nd in the DJ World Championship 2006). Or if your dancing’s not quite up to scratch, take part in our Tinder inspired games tables organised by the rambunctious Bounce Games Makers.

  • No couples
  • No red
  • No flowers
  • No hearts
  • No PDAs
  • No emotional outbursts
  • No pet names
  • No sharing dessert
  • No winking
  • No whispering

Levi’s Line 8 pop-up store @ Shoreditch / for five months

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 11.00-19.00
Sun 11.00-17.00

@ Levi’s Line 8 pop-up store, 3 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3DH

www.levi.co.uk

The new Levi’s Line 8 store will be the first dedicated to the Line 8 collection in the UK. The store’s design mirrors the collection with a contemporary and minimalist, monochromatic composition.

The Line 8 collection is fresh, youthful and inspired by the young and rebellious.

Conflict, Time, Photography @ Tate Modern / until 15th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10.00–18.00 Sun–Thu
10.00–22.00 Fri–Sat

@ Tate Modern, The Eyal Ofer Galleries Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: around £13 book online

From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this moving exhibition focuses on the passing of time, tracing a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography.

In an innovative move, the works are ordered according to how long after the event they were created from moments, days and weeks to decades later. Photographs taken seven months after the fire bombing of Dresden are shown alongside those taken seven months after the end of the First Gulf War. Images made in Vietnam 25 years after the fall of Saigon are shown alongside those made in Nakasaki 25 years after the atomic bomb. The result is the chance to make never-before-made connections while viewing the legacy of war as artists and photographers have captured it in retrospect.

Super Wide City @ Exposure Gallery / until Friday 27th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Exposure Gallery, 22-23 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BU

Free entry

www.exposure.net

The Super Wide City project captures the spectacular view of a city in motion, both creating and preserving a historically relevant portrait of a city during a time of accelerated change.

By immersing himself in the vast scale of London’s urban landscape, photographer James Bell has created a series of immaculate, large format works capturing carefully selected rooftop aspects of London. Shot between 2007 and the present day, the collection documents the city skyline at its economic peak and low.

James built his reputation working with international corporates, branding and government agencies. Whilst working at the very top of London’s metropolitan skyline, glimpses of an epic urban vista rarely seen by the public were opened up to him. This inspired him to collect these ‘fragmented views’ he saw everyday and document this great city. First looking in from the point of view of the suburbs and then the detail of concentration of the centre in all its glory.

London Art Fair @ Business Design Centre / from Wednesday 21st – Sunday 25th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Wed 21st 11am-9pm (Photography Focus Day)
Thu 22nd 11am-9pm (Thursday Late)
Fri 23rd 11am-7pm
Sat 24th 10am-7pm
Sun 25th 10am-5pm

@ Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

Tickets: from £14 book online

www.londonartfair.co.uk

UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair. The Fair presents a unique overview of the art world, with 128 exhibitors ranging from established contemporary galleries to innovative emerging spaces in Art Projects; as well as international gallery presentations from Milan, Paris, Toronto and New York.

With an engaging programme of curated exhibitions, talks, tours, films and performances, the Fair provides an inspiring and supportive environment for collectors of all levels.

Highlights:

– Photo50 a guest-curated exhibition of contemporary photography featuring 50 works

– Art Projects a curated showcase of the freshest contemporary art from across the globe

– Pallant House Gallery exhibition

– Talks, tours and performances (included with entry to the fair)

 

YPlan Playtime @ Boxpark Shoreditch / Wednesday 21st January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: from 18:00-22:00

@ Boxpark, 2 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch London E1 6GY

Free (RSVP through the app)

www.yplanapp.com
www.boxpark.co.uk

Board games, hot toddies and all the beer pong. Plus, a big ol’ high-five to Stella Artois Cidre, who’ve got 3 flavours for you to try.