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Sunday, April 20 2014

Groove Control @ Queen of Hoxton / Easter Sunday 20th April 2014

Groove Control at Queen of HoxtonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 14:00-late

@ Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX

Some tickets available on the door


Groove Control brings together Garage and Disco for a not so serious Easter Sunday. Welcoming Garage legends Artful Dodger and Sunship to start the summer with a bang!

Basement: (Garage, Bass, Hip Hop)
Artful Dodger
Total Garage DJs

Boogiebar: (Disco, Funk, Edits, House)
Larry Sun (Boogie Nights)
Ed Word (Boogie Nights)
Naked Jake & Cordz
The London Disco Society
Soul Foolish

Saturday, April 19 2014

Fairground Live: Run Dem Crew (7th anniversary) @ Fairground / Saturday 19th April 2014

Fairground Live Run Dem Crew 7th anniversary at FairgroundTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-03:00

@ Fairground (level 1), 260-264 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DG

Free before 19:00
£5 from 19:00-21:00 £7 after


Run Dem Crew host Fairground Live’s floor to celebrate their seventh anniversary with a big line-up including founder and DJ Charlie Dark and Josey Rebelle, Martelo, Rhadi Dadi and Peigh Asante.

FAIRGROUND X RUN DEM CREW MIX : CHARLIE DARK by Fairground London on Mixcloud

Record Store Day street party @ Sounds of the Universe / Saturday 19th April 2014

Record Store Day street party at Sounds of the UniverseTIME AND PLACE:

From: 12:00-19:00

@ Sounds of the Universe, 7 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DA



This Saturday Sounds of the Universe are opening at 9am for the early birds at Record Store Day and throwing a massive party featuring two soundsystems, one outside and in the shop which has been newly fitted out with the original soundsystem from legendary Jamaican operator Duke Vin.

12:00-13:00 Josey Rebelle (Rinse FM)
13:00-14:00 Thristian (Boiler Room)
14:00:15:00 D.Vyzor (Boom Brew)
15:00-16:00 Illum Sphere (Ninja Tune)
16:00-17:00 Four Tet (Text)
17:00-18:00 Soul Jazz Records Soundsystem
18:00-19:00 Sounds Of The Universe

9:00-10:00 Ashley Beedle
10:00-12:00 Beat Routes
12:00-13:00 Johnny Roast
13:00-14:00 Tenderlonious (22a)
14:00-15:00 Mr Thing (First Word)
15:00-16:00 Sam (Zero7)
16:00-17:00 Capracara (UTTU)
17:00-18:00 Alexander Nut (Eglo)

Friday, April 18 2014

Movimientos presents: Bank Holiday Friday Fiesta @ Passing Clouds / Friday 18th April 2014

Movimientos presents - Bank Holiday Friday Fiesta at Passing CloudsTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-03:00

@ Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston, London E8 4AA

Tickets: £5 before 23:00 £10 after


La Sra Tomasa
Gypsy / Balkan / Salsa / Fusion
One of the freshest new talents causing a stir on the Barcelona scene, La Senora Tomasa experiment with traditional Latin styles like Timba, Salsa, and Guaguancó, mashed up with floor-filling Rumba Catalane, Reggae, Funk and Hip Hop. Combining a Mestizo vibe with Electronic explorations, this is set to be a special performance full of strength and vitality.

Gypsy Butter
Flamenco / Latin / Jazz / Gypsy
Gypsy Butter are an eclectic mix of flamenco, jazz, Latin, and gypsy music with upbeat and contagious rhythms that are guaranteed to get the crowd jumping. Expect powerful sax and driving guitar riffs complemented by whimsical vocals, accordion, and big Cuban bass lines.

Dub Across Borders
Deep Dub / Latin folk
Deep dub explorations with a healthy dose of Colombian flavour. Dub Across Borders is a melting pot for musical ideas and creativity, with a strong anchor in the dub genre, though the music incorporates folkloric instruments and rhythms in a contemporary context. Colombian percussion, African voices and the big echoes of Jamaican dub are some of the key ingredients.

DJ OGT (Agro-Rumba / Catalonia)
Rumba/ Cumbia / Tropical Beats
Adding some extra Catalan spice is the main man DJ OGT – hailing from Reus, Catalonia his?reputation is growing fast with?his intoxicating mix of Spanish Rumba with Cumbia, Electro-Latin and Tropical Beats.

Movimientos’ DJ Cal Jader
DJ Jung Girl (Hoxton FM / African Queen)

Thursday, April 17 2014 Competition

Win a pair of tickets for Up at The O2


Open: day and evenings

@ The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: from £26 book online


Dare to experience something new this Easter break with an invigorating trip up one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Up at The O2 is a day out with a difference and offers adventurous spirits an unforgettable and exhilarating 90-minute climb. The unique journey to the peak of the world-renowned entertainment venue rewards visitors with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views across the capital, where climbers can take in the sights of all the famous landmarks London has to offer including the city, the Gherkin and the River Thames.

Win a pair of tickets for anytime this summer. To enter email competitions@informedlondon.com and tell us what landmark you want to see from the top of The O2. Please include your name and phone number and check requirements below. Winners will be selected 30/04/14 good luck!

- Min age 10 years old
- Min height 1.2m
- Not weigh more than 21 stone/130kg/286lbs
- Max waist measurement 125cm
- Max upper thigh measurement 75cm
- At least one adult climber for every two climbers aged under 18

Wednesday, April 16 2014

From Jamaica To Notting Hill – Rudi Patterson’s Visions In Colour @ Leighton House Museum / until 11th June 2014

From Jamaica To Notting Hill - Rudi Patterson's Visions In Colour at Leighton House MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Mon, Wed–Sun 10:00–17:30

@ Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ

Tickets: £7


For over forty years, following a career as an international model and actor, Rudi Patterson dedicated himself to painting. From the three successive council flats he lived in around Notting Hill he produced a vast body of work, exhibiting widely in London, the UK and internationally – from New York to Melbourne – throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Following his death last year, this exhibition explores a single theme; Rudi’s extraordinarily potent and vivid representations of his native Jamaica. Including many works never previously exhibited, these depictions of montane landscapes, plantation villages, luxuriant tropical vegetation, rivers and beaches conjure a compelling sense of place, intuitively made from the vantage point of a west London window.

Tuesday, April 15 2014

Contemporary Art Society: The Best Is Not Too Good For You @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 1st June 2014

Contemporary Art Society - The Best Is Not Too Good For You at Whitechapel GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Tue-Sun 11:00- 18:00 (Thu until 21:00)

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

Free entry


Taking its title from a 17th century posset pot, the exhibition considers the notion of value in relation to fine and applied art.

Drawn from the collections of Contemporary Art Society member museums across the Midlands, the display includes a number of pots and prints including Picasso plates of faces, Grayson Perry’s sktaebording-themed Designer Rebellion, a screenprint by Andy Warhol and a fabric tea table by Jann Haworth.

Monday, April 14 2014

Late Night Jazz @ Royal Albert Hall / from May – July 2014


Doors: 21:45

@ Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Tickets: around £14


The Royal Albert Hall’s intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the relaxed setting of the Elgar Room.

The series is part of a wide range of events to enjoy outside the main auditorium.

Basin Street Brawlers
Sarah Gillespie: The Life of Bessie Smith

Hailey Tuck: An American in Paris
Balagan Café Band

Vimala Rowe and Harry Sankey
Fresh Dixie Project

Saturday, April 12 2014

Wasted Chic: fresh and affordable fashion pop-up sale @ McQueen – Shoreditch / Saturday 12th April 2014


Doors: 12:30-17:00

@ Wasted Chic, 55-61 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4AA


Fashion by up-and-coming designers, all sold at incredibly affordable prices- nothing is over £100 and many items are under £50.

This is your chance to discover unique bargains that would otherwise be hard to find! Several stylists will be selling desirable second-hand wardrobe pieces, so you will undoubtedly be leaving with a treasure.

To add to the fun DJs Belle & Bex, Chloe Fontaine & Colby B plus cocktail specials and the Brits 2014 makeover team on hand to give you a head start on your Saturday night.

Friday, April 11 2014

Real Food Market @ Southbank Centre / until Sunday 13th April 2014


Fri 12:00-20:00
Sat 11:00-20:00
Sun 12:00-18.00

@ Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


Bringing you an amazing range of great produce and the rising stars of London’s street food scene, each trader has been carefully selected based on their commitment to producing the very best, sustainably and ethically produced food and drink. At the Real Food Market, for three days each week, you can buy fresh, high quality, great value food and drink direct from over 40 producers who rear, grow and make your food; supporting small producers and independent traders.