After 3 extremely successful years, Clerkenwell Design Week has established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and one of the most acclaimed trade events on the international design calendar, winning Best Festival and Best Cultural Event at the UK Event Awards to attest to its success. Boasting over 60 showrooms, a wealth of creative businesses and more architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, CDW takes advantage of this creative hub every May for 3 days.
Rachel Whiteread continues her exploration of positive and negative space, this time casting the interior of a garden shed using concrete.
Following the installation of her first permanent public sculpture in the UK at the Whitechapel Gallery last year, Rachel Whiteread now has a major new solo exhibition at Gagosian.
Her use of industrial casting to present negative space as a monolithic, solid form continues the practice behind her most famous works, including House (1993), Ghost (1990) and the enormous Boathouse (2010), which was installed on the water’s edge in the remote Nordic landscape of Røykenviken.
Nike and Elle have come together to bring London a running experience like no other that fuses style and fitness.
Having signed up with their friends for We Own The Night, women will join an inspiring six-week personalised training programme. Combining the digital with the physical, Nike will create a truly motivating journey from start to finish.
Digitally, runners can track their time, distance, pace and calories burned via Nike+ to get more out of each run. They can make every workout count with the Nike+ FuelBand and Nike Training Club App, and can join Nike communities via Facebook. Each week ELLEUK.com/beauty/running <http://ELLEUK.com/beauty/running> will feature updates from the ELLE Running Club including video tutorials, guest running blogs, need-to-know expert tips, ELLE’s edit of the most stylish running kit, essential dietary advice and much more.
Physical classes will include weekly ‘Run with ELLE’ and ‘Train with ELLE’ events across London. These classes provide a chance for women to express their personal style by wearing the most cutting-edge looks and sharing them via @ELLEUK, @ELLEUKrunning and @NikeUK.
The Herne Hill Free Film Festival is holding a screening of Studio Ghibli’s Acclaimed fantasy Spirited Away.
Part of the festival, this is one of the many screenings that will be held in the area.
Ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble into a fantastical realm of witches and monsters. We follow her adventures as she struggles to return her family to the human world – but a simple plot synopsis cannot do justice to this film of mesmerizing beauty. With accolades that include the 2002 Oscar for the best animated feature, Spirited Away (Dir Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Japan, Cert PG, 120mins) is frequently cited among the greatest animated features of all time.
This will be the first full-length outdoor screening of a film in the history of Brockwell Park and, we believe, will be ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival 2013 programme.
Stalls will be selling a mouth-watering selection of hot food and the park café will be open for drinks and light refreshments.
Please note this event will be taking place in an unlit park and you are asked to bring torches. This is an outdoor screening without seats so please bring your own chairs, rugs or cushions. And are advised to dress for British Summer weather! Even if it’s a lovely day, it might be chilly after dark.
A totally free event that could be a great night out, grab a sweater and bring some popcorn.
Slavery was abolished in Colombia on the 21st May 1851 and since 2001, the 21st May was declared National Afro-Colombian day by congress. After the United States and Brazil, Colombia has the highest population of African descendants in the Americas and even contains a whole state where over 95% of its population is of Black origin, this state is called the Chocó on Colombia’s Pacific coast. The culture of Colombia’s Pacific coast has recently shot to fame due to its burgeoning cultural, gastronomic and musical scene. The band Chocquibtown with their fusion of Hip Hop and traditional elements have been nominated for a US Grammy and won a Latin Grammy, UNESCO has given Marimba music from this region world heritage status and Herencia de Timbiqui won best folk act at Viña del Mar in Chile.
However, it should be mentioned that there are many other prominent Afro-Colombian cultures distinct from that of the Pacific Coast. The town of Palenque de San Basilio in Colombia’s Caribbean region has also been given UNESCO world heritage status as it’s the only place in the Americas where strong elements of African languages are still spoken. There is also the Anglo-Caribbean culture of the islands of San Andres and Providencia where an English Creole not dissimilar from that of Jamaica is spoken. Aracataca Events will be celebrating all aspects of Afro-Colombian heritage, we look forward to welcoming you to one of the hottest parties on the Latin American calendar.
Join us for Late Shift Extra – special guest-curated and themed evenings when the Gallery is open until 22.00. Enjoy a wide range of free events, music, performances, workshops, screenings and debates and spark your imagination with a specially commissioned Late Shift tour.
It has been five years since London saw a live performance from one of our most talented producers, and he returns with a brand new all-star band featuring; Tawiah, Kaidi Tatham, Rahel, Akwasi Mensah, Vula, Ben Jones, Alex Bonfanti and The PSM. They will be performing songs from Lau’s beautiful forthcoming album “One of Many” for the first time, so this will be a very early preview for those of us who can’t wait until June. Eric Lau & Friends will be an ever changing and evolving live show, so this might be your only chance to see this particular line up of some of London’s most talented musicians all together…
Since Eric is usually one of the resident DJs, they’ve invited one of one of their favourite guests Budgie back to spin alongside Marshmello.
Take a listen to the new single: Eric Lau ft Rahel “Every Time”
Slum Village of 90′s and 00′s fame are back and performing at party centre Cable.
They might jog your memory with popluar tracks such as Hold Tight ft Q-Tip or Tainted ft Dwele.
‘At present, the evolution of Slum Village continues with a reinvigorated energy, with founding member T3 holding down the legacy , and grammy nominated producerYoung RJ and Illa j, the young prodigy at his side. Slum Village has a new mixtape “Dirty Slums”, presented by DJ Mick Boogie, featuring artists such as Big Sean, Rapper Big Pooh, De La Soul, Focus, Skyzoo, Phonte, and Phife Dawg ,after 100,000+downloads and rave reviews, the group released an official full length album and are planning on a sequel …As the industry changes, so has Slum Village, and yet and still while some think SV may have crashed and burned, they just keep coming up like the rising phoenix.’
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‘I’ve looked up to heaven and been down to hell’ Chris Bracey’s first solo UK exhibition. The exhibition brings together a selection of new works dealing with themes of heaven and hell.
Bracey learnt how to manufacture and design neon signs at an early age. Inspired by the vibrancy and kitsch character of the Soho area in London during the 1970s, Bracey was confident that his designs for the signs would bring a fresh sense of glamour and intrigue to the area. The work went from strength to strength with every Soho club owner wanting Bracey’s magic touch to revitalize their venues.
When you approach the gallery there’s a site-specific window installation of a dagger smashing through the window into a neon heart. Bracey provides an immersive experience for the viewer playfully creating a sense of theatricality that raises questions about morality, spirituality and roles within society.
Victoria Miro presents seven new sculptures by Yayoi Kusama alongside a series of twelve recent paintings.
The sculptures are the latest in Kusama’s ongoing Accumulations series of works, originated in the 1960s, in which Kusama covered the surfaces of everyday objects, items of clothing, furniture, boats – even entire rooms – with hand-sewn phallic protrusions. Kusama worked both in monochrome and highly colourful materials, often painting the protrusions in her signature polka-dots and other motifs for which she has since become universally recognised.
The sculptures in this exhibition recall in size some of the early domestically-scaled Accumulations, for which Kusama covered such things as ironing boards and travel valises in the stuffed-fabric protuberances, yet the works on view here are painted in the style that has come to characterize Kusama’s most recent paintings. Incorporating the aesthetic vocabulary of widely opened eyes, polka-dots, nets, and organic shapes that have defined Kusama’s seven-decades-long career, the sculptures appear as though Kusama’s images have been released from the canvases they are surrounded by and have organized themselves into three-dimensional forms.
Kusama’s preoccupation with the infinite and sublime to be found in pattern and repetition date back to her earliest paintings from the 1950s. However, it is in these most recently developed works – which encapsulate the surreal and the instinctual within the pop and the decorative – that we find an extension of Kusama’s practice into her ninth decade that is as fresh and provocative as ever.