NYE UV Party @ Bounce ping pong / Wednesday 31st December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:30-03:00

@ Bounce, 121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD

Tickets: £15 book online

www.bouncepingpong.com

Play ping pong under a special UV light installation. Go dressed in your most vibrant UV clothing and join in the most fun New Year’s eve party this year. Literally light up the New Year!

Tickets include unlimited UV ping pong all night and well into 2015, with free play across all tables. UV face artists will be onsite all evening glamorising and glowifying NYE guests. Glow in the dark UV Bounce Games Makers running high energy games tables. Special cocktail prizes for the best UV outfits. Music by DJ Mighty Atom vs Nick Terrific spinning the funkiest upbeat, retro party anthems.

Restaurant tables will be allocated to ticket holders on a first come, first served basis – to book your table or discuss options, call 020 3657 6525 or email reservations@bouncepingpong.com

Stevie Wonderland Christmas Rollerboogie @ Shapes / Saturday 20th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 17:00-late

@ Shapes, 117 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN

Tickets: £15 book online (more on the door)

Stevie Wonderland returns for a very special Christmas Roller Disco inside the former print factory. There’ll be a full-size roller disco with free skate hire, loads of room to dance and nothing but the finest disco and boogie.

To mark the occasion, Stevie will have a whole load of festive treats up his sleeve! There’s going to be snow, there’ll be christmas crackers and there’ll even be ‘Stevie’s Grotto’ for you to meet and greet the man himself!

If you’re not a skater or just need a rest, don’t worry; outside on the newly covered and heated terrace there’ll be table football, festive street food from some of London’s best traders, mulled wine and cocktails, as well as plenty of room to eat, relax or just dance!

Disco sets from:
Damiano von Erckert
DMX Krew
Alexander Nut
The Mighty Zaf
IRFAN RAINY
Stevie Wonderland DJs and Friends

Shinebright @ Wrapping Gallery / until Wednesday 17th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-19:00

@ The Wrapping Gallery, 15 Bateman Street, Soho, London W1D 3AQ

Free entry

www.shinebrightstudio.co.uk

Following on from the summer’s successful Shinebright studio, created to nurture and promote young creative talent, glacéau vitaminwater’s exciting new project, the ‘wrapping gallery’ is celebrating the work of local artists whilst offering people the chance to make sure their special gifts Shinebright this Christmas.

With infamous London-based painter and street artist Inkie* at the helm, the wrapping gallery will house 10 emerging artists including Jack Hudson, Lynnie Zulu, Lucy Vigrass and the Day Job collective. The team of artists are designing, screenprinting, illustrating, block printing, stamping and stenciling rolls upon rolls of gigantic wrapping paper with their own designs and interpretations of what it means to shine bright.

The space will be a destination for busy shoppers to seek calm and inspiration. A place to have their carefully selected gifts wrapped by professionals in one-off sheets of paper created on-site before their eyes by an array of talented young artists.

Orbit Bar and Christmas activities @ ArcelorMittal Orbit / Fridays 12th and 19th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Bar 4-10pm
Christmas activities 12-4pm

@ ArcelorMittal Orbit, 3 Thornton Street, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 2AD

Tickets: £15 book online

www.arcelormittalorbit.com

Enjoy the sunset and twinkling lights of London and soak up the magical night time views with a hot spiced apple juice or glass of mulled wine. Entry to the bar is included in the standard ticket price.

There is no better way to enter into the Christmas spirit! Great for after work drinks or the perfect way to start the weekend.

Win 2 tickets for either the late night bar opening (12th and 19th from 4pm-10pm) or Christmas activities during the day (13th, 14th, 20-24th from 12pm-4pm). Email competitions@informedlondon.com by Wednesday midnight 10th including your preference (bar or Christmas activities).

Residents of boroughs Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest can get £2 off standard ticket price.

Enchanted Nordic Yulefest pop-up @ Kingsland Road / through December 2014

Enchanted Nordic Yulefest popup at Kingsland RoadTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Brunch noon-17:00
Dinner 19:00-01:00

@ The Nordic Yulefest, 1 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8AA

Tickets: book online
Brunch £55
Dinner £75

www.nordicyulefest.com

Enchanted Nordic Yulefest curated by award winning Meredith Bespoke, is open for brunch and dinner.

The Nordic themed festivities will be a Christmas experience like no other, drawing on Nordic traditions.

The special menu includes creative twists from the renowned Scandinavian restaurant Fika.

Sandy Claws, Nutty Sours and Yule Smacks will be the cocktails of choice. Whilst Gluehwein will be drunk out of traditional boot shaped glasses and bars will be dedicated to hot chocolate cocktails.

Pop-up brunch and dinner dates:
Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th December
Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th December
Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st December

Private hire:
Until 19th December

Bookings and reservations:
nordic@nordicyulefest.com

East London Design Show @ Old Truman Brewery / until Sunday 7th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday noon-21:00
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

@ The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Tickets:
£5 on the door

www.eastlondondesignshow.co.uk

Over one hundred of the best independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof, just before Christmas.

A major annual event in the London’s design shopping calendar, go and experience a hugely refreshing alternative Christmas shopping experience to the humdrum conformity of the high street.

The ELDS Food Hall features the best in local, national and international foods to gift or let’s face it, treat yourself.

Winterville @ Victoria Park / 2nd December 2014 – 1st January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-late

@ Winterville, Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, London E3 5TB

Free entry!

www.winterville.co.uk

Winterville pop-up town is the antithesis of corporate Christmas theme parks with free entry and free entertainment including gigs, club nights, comedy and cabaret.

Quality food and drink provided by the best street food, a dedicated craft beer area and a food market serving great food and fresh produce you can take away.

Kicking Club Nights and a Roller Disco to create the best kind of party scene. Yes that’s right, we have a series of carefully curated club nights from the likes of Bugged Out and Guilty Pleasures in our Roller Disco and Spiegeltent.

The Wall of Death awaits those who want to fuel their adrenaline addictions. We don’t know of any other festive destination in the UK, let alone London, featuring a gravity-defying Motordrome.

Web We Want Festival @ Southbank Centre / Friday 28th – 30th November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Most events are free

http://webwewant.southbankcentre.co.uk

Web We Want is an extensive celebration of how the web has changed our lives. Explore some of the things that threaten the web as we know it and what solutions there might be with a free programme of digital art, interactive workshops and installations.

Summary of events:
– The Centre for Computing History
– Gaming Lounge
– Open Data Playground
– A Web for Her: What is the Web Women Want?
– Destruction, power, freedom: exploring the Dark Net
– What Is A Pixel?
– WWW TV
– Privacy Gift Shop by Adam Harvey

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker @ Somerset House / until 15th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Daily 10:00-18:00 until 21L00 Thursdays
24, 31 December 10:00-16:00
25, 26 December closed
1 January 12:00-18:00

@ Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Tickets: £9 book online

www.somersethouse.org.uk

The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show will chart Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works will exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.

Grey Goose Boulangerie François @ Covent Garden / Until Saturday 29th November 2014

GREY GOOSE Boulangerie Francois - front 2Time and Place:

12:00 – 20:30
Until Saturday 29th 2014

@ A little blue van,
East Piazza,
Covent Garden,
London

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From Thursday 20 November to Saturday 29 November, GREY GOOSE®, The World’s Best Tasting vodka is to unveil GREY GOOSE Boulangerie François, an artisan French bakery camionnette delivery van in London’s prestigious Covent Garden. Hidden inside the camionnette, situated in the piazza, GREY GOOSE has created the world’s most intimate martini cocktail bar, a unique pop up that will serve bespoke GREY GOOSE martinis designed to each individual’s taste profile.
In recognition of GREY GOOSE creator François Thibault’s momentous decision to create ‘a luxury vodka with taste’ in the traditionally brown spirit Cognac region of France using the finest French ingredients, the GREY GOOSE Boulangerie François will feature an art installation display of GREY GOOSE artisan breads. The bread will be created using exactly the same ingredients that GREY GOOSE is crafted from, soft winter Picardie wheat and using spring water naturally filtered through limestone from the Cognac region.
“In the beginning, I was considered a maverick, even an eccentric, for trying to make vodka in historic Cognac, France, from wheat no less. There were many naysayers and sceptics, and all were waiting for me to fail, but I knew I could prove them wrong and create a product that tasted unlike anything available,” said François Thibault. “I’ve worked hard to create a spirit of outstanding quality and character. It is the world’s best because it is made like no other and feels exceptionally smooth in a dry martini or in other cocktails.”
In the same way that François Thibault flew beyond the norm and defied convention when he set out to create a luxury vodka with taste, visitors to GREY GOOSE Boulangerie François should expect the unexpected when stepping into the bakery van to discover the intimate and luxurious martini cocktail bar.
Designed by restaurant interior expert du jour, Shayne Brady of BradyWilliams, the world’s most intimate martini cocktail bar will feature a striking bar hosted by GREY GOOSE UK Brand Ambassador, Omar Sequera, and bar stools for two guests.

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The twenty-minute pre-booked, personalised martini cocktail consultations will be hosted by Omar Sequera, where guests will be guided through a series of surprising taste experiments and will learn about the five elements of taste – sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami – in order to discover which taste profile suits them best. The perfect martini cocktail to suit their taste will then be served for the guests to enjoy. Personalised cocktail recipes will be gifted to each guest as they depart.
The GREY GOOSE ‘Stirred Not Shaken’ Martini Gift Set will also be available for £65 from Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason from November. GREY GOOSE believes stirred is the best way to enjoy the perfect Martini and so, to complete your GREY GOOSE Martini experience, the gift set includes a bespoke mixing glass which integrates a graceful and unexpected twist into the glass, along with a 70cl bottle of GREY GOOSE vodka and the iconic lone goose stirrer, making this the perfect gift for Martini lovers.