Brighton Big Screen @ Brighton Beach / until 13th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Brighton Pier (200m from the Brighton Wheel and directly by the west end of the Volks Railway line)

Tickets:
Free to attend until 5pm
£3 general admission from 5pm onwards
£7 premium seating

www.brightonsbigscreen.com

Jose Cuervo, the oldest and best selling tequila brand in the world, is taking its Mexican spirit to the beach for Brighton Big Screen. Guests of the much-loved open-air cinema event, will be able to enjoy refreshing frozen margaritas on the beachfront at Jose Cuervo’s very own tequila beach bar.

Situated on Brighton Beach next to the famous Pier and the Wheel, Brighton’s Big Screen is bigger and better than ever this year with a full array of pop-up restaurants and a contemporary beach bar.

Jose Cuervo’s tequila beach bar will feature Jose Cuervo’s new rustic blue and yellow branding and will serve a summery selection of Jose Cuervo cocktails including the I Heart Paloma, Coconut Crusher and the brand’s signature frozen margarita, the Cuervo Slushie.

The Brighton Big Screen schedule is packed with blockbuster and classic movies. A gigantic 40sqm, 8mm screen will showcase three movies a day; with highlights including Pulp Fiction, Quadrophenia, Alien, and Sweeny Todd to name a few.

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 4th Oct 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday closed
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm

Free entry

www.whitechapelgallery.org

The ancient Persian ruins of Persepolis were a spectacular backdrop for ‘one of the most adventurous and idiosyncratic festivals in the world’ (Artforum). The Festival of Arts was held around Shiraz, Iran every summer from 1967–1977.

A melting pot of traditional and avant-garde music, theatre and performance, the festival featured artists from both East and West, including the Beatles’ muse, sitar player Ravi Shankar and American composer John Cage, alongside Rwandan drummers and Balinese Gamelan musicians and dancers. Orghast,
a play by poet Ted Hughes and Mahin Tajadod, co-directed by Peter Brook, was staged, while Merce Cunningham’s dancers performed calisthenics among the ruins of Persepolis.

The festival came to an end with the Iranian revolution, but is now brought to life through this display of archive film and photographs, original theatre programmes and posters seen for the first time in the UK.

Work It Carnival Warm Up @ Efes Snooker Bar / Sunday 30th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-04:00

@ Efes Snooker Bar, 17B Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH

Tickets: from £7 on the door

www.youworkit.co.uk

Get ready for Notting Hill Carnival with this massive venue and line-up.

Bringing you the best from Dancehall, Hip-Hop and R&B!

DJS:
RADI DADI
RIVAH
BORN N BREAD DJS
OI YOU
CLASSIC MAN
HENCH MONTANA
WORK IT GIRLS

Jamaica Rum Tings @ Big Chill House / Saturday 29th August 2015

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12:00PM – 03:00AM

 

@ Big Chill House,

257-259 Pentonville Rd,

London,

 

Entry:

Advanced ticket prices excluding booking fee: £4 Early Bird, £5 General, £15 Group of 4.

Tickets guarantee entry before 7pm and are available from RA, Ticketweb & Skiddle. Tickets cost more on the door

@WrayandandNephewUK

#WRAYRUMTINGS

We are running a competition to win a pair of tickets 5 lucky followers will be in the chance to win.

Tweet at us @InFormedLondon answering this question: Where is Wray and Nephew Rum from? with the answer add the hashtag #WRAYRUMTINGS

Goodluck

 

DSC_9129‘Jamaica Rum Tings’ now in its third year and is looking bigger, better and bolder than before; a true celebration of Jamaican Independence. ‘Jamaica Rum Tings ’ comes to London’s legendary Big Chill House in Kings Cross for a Carnival warm up whilst wrapping up this summer’s series of events for a unique day and night takeover. The

unbelievable line-up will feature an exclusive
reggae set from Reggae royalty headliners
Daddy G (massive attack) and Brixton’s
homegrown D&B legend Fabio playing
exclusive Reggae sets. Soundclash is hosted
by Serocee featuring teams including Rinse
FMs award winning Uncle Dugs, Disorda and
Rompa’s Reggae Shack. The Real Roots collective returns and Digital Niyabinghi presents an Originators show case featuring Don Letts and Trevor Sax of Saxon Sound. Expect a very special unannounced PA – not a gig to be missed this summer.

DSC_9137The ‘Jamaica Rum Tings’ series is a celebration of Jamaica, inspired by Wray & Nephew’s rich Jamaican heritage, roots and its influence on UK culture.

Guests will enjoy the sounds of Jamaican music from all eras; skank to the latest tracks and salute the original riddims which have inspired these sounds, as well as hear the best in old and new school reggae.

This year, Wray & Nephew will be opening their doors to ‘Wray’s Record Shop’. A hundred of the finest reggae tunes will be played throughout the event curated by Tune of the Day.

A live graffiti wall will appear throughout the day. Guests will also be invited to nominate tunes for the record wall, take photos with legendary DJs and take home a 12” record sleeve souvenir featuring a live personalised graffiti piece of their choice. In addition to this, Fish, Wings & Tings is serving Wray & Nephew Jerk BBQ on the roof terrace to

buds.

DSC_9162Wray’s Drinks Trolley returns as guests will be invited to take the Wray & Nephew free pour challenge to win prizes and have the chance to learn how to make the perfect Reggae Rum Punch. As well as impressing their friends that

they can pour the perfect 25 ml shot, 2015 also introduces the ‘Reggae Rum Punch Relay Race’, a new challenge that will see teams of four try and collectively make a Reggae Rum Punch faster than the Jamaican 4x100m relay team’s world record. The reward for such a feat will be an extra special Wray goodie box featuring a limited edition t-shirts, punch making kits, cups, dominoes. Domino tables will be set up for guests to compete in or simply to just sit back, relax and enjoy the play, the Jamaica way.

 

Through to the early hours, guests will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Jamaican culture and

a true Jamaican house party. A giant Instagram wall will showcase a documentation of the event and all posts featuring the #WRAYRUMTINGS .

DSC_9143Following Jamaica Rum Tings at Leeds we keep the carnival spirit alive by wrapping up things at The Big Chill, North London (29th August).

Each Jamaica Rum Tings event will be supported with up to ten mini experiences in each local area. The mini Jamaica Rum Tings events will take place in key bars in London, Leeds and Bristol and will offer a range of Jamaican inspired activities, from open deck sessions allowing people to show off their mixing skill as well as the chance to try Reggae Rum Punch from one of the bespoke Wray & Nephew bars.

Friday Late: Pushing Buttons @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 28th August 2015

Friday late v and aTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30-22:00

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

Come push the buttons as radical videogame design takes over the V&A.

Play, make and spectate in arcades,workshops and performances that will take you from the rebellious world of altgames through to the massive cultural phenomenon of eSports.

 

fig-2 @ ICA / until 20th December 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday to Sunday 11am–11pm
Exhibitions 11am–6pm (Thu 11am–9pm)

@ ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Entry £1

www.fig2.co.uk
www.ica.org.uk

50 projects over 50 weeks in the ICA Studio, in association with Outset.

Openings every Monday from 6-8pm throughout 2015.

Fig-2 is a revival of the project fig-1, which was conceived and developed by Mark Francis and Jay Jopling in 2000. Experimental in its nature, each project was programmed only a few weeks in advance to maintain as much spontaneity as possible.

#FamilyatTheO2 #MatesatTheO2 #DatesatTheO2 @ The O2, North Greenwich / This Summer

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

www.theo2.co.uk (full list of offers)

Staycationing? Getting over the holiday blues? The O2 has loads of summer treats for you. Whether you’re with mates, family or on a date, make sure you do it #AtTheO2

Family:
Looking for ideas to entertain kids? Have a look at #FamilyatTheO2

Mates:
Planning drinks or dinner with friends? Make the most of it with exclusive offers and events for #MatesatTheO2

Dates:
Special occasion or just a mid-week treat? Whether you’re after candlelit or casual check out the special romantic venues for #DatesatTheO2

David Mabb: Announcer @ / William Morris Gallery / until 27th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Wed–Sun 10am–5pm

@ William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP

Free entry

www.wmgallery.org.uk

William Morris and Russian artist El Lissitzky both wanted to change people lives through their art. Whilst Morris saw beauty in the past, Lissitzky sought a new visual language for the future.

In his latest work, British artist David Mabb celebrates the utopian ideas of these two men through their seminal book designs: Morris’s Kelmscott Chaucer and Lissitzky’s For the Voice, a revolutionary book of poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky considered one of the finest achievements in Russian avant-garde bookmaking.

Comprising 30 canvasses, Announcer takes over the gallery space, interweaving and contrasting the two designs so that Morris and Lissitzky’s graphics are never able to fully merge or separate.

Tub Tropicana @ Hot Tub Cinema / booking opens Wednesday 19th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Space, 129 – 131 Mare Street, Hackney London E8 3RH

Tickets: around £24

www.hottubcinema.com

The simple but magical formula for truly memorable night out is: great films, amazing spaces, lots of hot tubs and add water.

Don’t just watch films, celebrate them! Dress up, sing, dance, drink, play and most of all enjoy your favourite films, alongside friends old and new. Oh, and did we mention you do all this in a hot tub?

You can book a whole tub to share with six of your nearest and dearest, or you can buy a pair or more tickets to share with others and make a few new friends along the way.

Every tub has one of our delightful tub waiters, to service your every whim, need and desire (within reason).

Films include:
– Pitch Perfect
– Borat
– Bridesmaids
– Lion King
– Dirty Dancing
– Superbad (with
– Free Willy (original)
– Hairspray

Hot Tub Cinema – Indoor Series 2012/13 from Eventide Films on Vimeo.

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 27th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £11.50 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk

From a basement in New York, Joseph Cornell channelled his limitless imagination into some of the most original art of the 20th century. Step into his beguiling world at this landmark exhibition.

Cornell hardly ventured beyond New York State, yet the notion of travel was central to his art. His imaginary voyages began as he searched Manhattan’s antique bookshops and dime stores, collecting a vast archive of paper ephemera and small objects to make his signature glass-fronted ‘shadow boxes’.

These miniature masterpieces transform everyday objects into spellbinding treasures. Together they reveal his fascination with subjects from astronomy and cinema to literature and ornithology and especially his love of European culture, from the Romantic ballet to Renaissance Italy.

Wanderlust brings together 80 of Cornell’s most remarkable boxes, assemblages, collages and films, some never before seen outside the USA. Entirely self-taught, the independence of Cornell’s creative voice won the admiration of artists from Marcel Duchamp and the Surrealists, to Robert Motherwell and the Abstract Expressionists, with echoes of his work felt in Pop and Minimalist art.

Download the ‘Exhibition in focus’ guide