House & Garden Festival @ Kensington Olympia / until Saturday 24th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm

@ Kensington Olympia, Olympia Grand, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Tickets: £20 on the door, more info

www.houseandgardenfestival.com

Bringing together three leading lifestyle events: Spirit of Summer, HOUSE and GROW London, to create the ultimate celebration of summer and stylish living. It offers a wondrous and eclectic treasure trove of 550 beautiful garden, interior and lifestyle brands to explore and shop! all hand- selected by their expert team and approved by House & Garden.

Grow London
Bursting with ideas on how to transform your outside space, this area features everything from garden design and fabulous outdoor furniture, to sculptures, plants, flowers, pots, accessories and tools.

Spirit of summer
An eclectic mix of independent boutiques and designer makers selling an unrivalled collection of lifestyle products and special pieces not found on the high street. This tantalising array includes summer accessories, fashion, jewellery and children’s clothing, as well as original gifts and a collection of the country’s finest artisan food & drink producers.

House
The perfect place for design inspiration and to source beautiful interior products to suit any style and budget. Featuring furniture, fabrics, cushions, bespoke lampshades, rugs, beautiful prints and ceramics, lighting, wallpapers and paints and accessories.

Fabulous inspiration for you, your garden and your home
As well as showcasing a hand-selected treasure trove of interior, garden and lifestyle brands to buy or be inspired by. ‘Style Rooms’ and ‘Decorated Spaces’, will be styled by designers using their favourite pieces from the huge array of products available at the Festival. The event will also offer inspiration alongside beautiful feature gardens jam-packed with ideas for visitors to steal for their own gardens.

Dine and socialise
Guests will also be able to enjoy the Mosimann’s pop-up restaurant and two Louis Roederer Champagne bars.

Free talks and workshops
The House & Garden editorial team including Hatta Byng will be hosting free talks across the event, with a timetable offering all-round interior and design inspiration showcasing the industry’s leading experts, offering specialist insight, key design tips and practical advice.

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Dalston Beer Day @ 40FT Brewery / Saturday 24th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00–21:00

@ 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP

Free entry. We can say cheers to that! 🍻

www.40ftbrewery.com

Dalston Beer day is an all day beer festival to celebrate fantastic beer and the great brewing community in London and beyond. Food provided by Ozone Coffee.

Lineup:
Pressure Drop Brewing
Mondo Brewing
Moncada Brewery
The White Hag Irish Brewing Co.
Unity Brewing Co
Brewheadz
London Brewing Co.
Fuller’s Frontier
London Brewin Co.
Verdant Brewing Co.

RSVP on Facebook.

Summer Exhibition 2017 @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

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

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

Tickets: £14 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2017

Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition ☀️😎 represents the art being made today. Expect to find a panorama of art in all media, from painting, printmaking, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and performance art.

Almost 250 years ago, the RA’s founding members agreed to hold an “Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Designs … open to all Artists”, to help finance the training of young artists in the Royal Academy Schools. Now, nearly 250 years later, ahead of our big anniversary in 2018, Royal Academician Eileen Cooper, explores themes of discovery and new talent from her unique position as Keeper of the Royal Academy – the Academician who is responsible for supporting and guiding the students.

Cooper takes on the mantle of coordinating the largest open submission exhibition in the world, hanging over 1,200 works by artists established and lesser-known in the space of just eight days. Don’t miss work by internationally renowned artists Rosemarie Trockel, Julian Schnabel, Hassan Hajjaj, Secundino Hernández, Isaac Julien, Tomoaki Suzuki, Mark Wallinger and Sean Scully RA, as well as submissions by new Royal Academicians including Gilbert & George and David Adjaye. Other highlights include Yinka Shonibare RA’s six metre high colourful wind sculpture in the RA Courtyard, and Farshid Moussavi RA’s unique focus on construction coordination drawings in the Architecture Gallery.

REVEAL Festival @ V&A / from Friday 30th June – Thursday 6th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

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

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/reveal

Week-long public festival will include floating Aerocene sculptures, Ron Arad and Zandra Rhodes ‘drawing with light’ on V&A façades, a new dance commission from Julie Cunningham and hip hop from Botis Seva and the National Youth Dance Company Alumni.

REVEAL celebrates the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, the largest architectural project undertaken by the Museum in over 100 years. Designed by Stirling Prize-winning British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A, the Exhibition Road Quarter will create major new spaces that will transform the V&A’s relationship with the public and its neighbouring institutions on Exhibition Road.

The festival will mark the opening of these extraordinary new spaces, bringing together a host of cultural commissions to explore the heritage, modernity and technology of the V&A. Festival contributions from the Museum’s ‘Albertopolis’ neighbours highlight this historic moment for the V&A and the broader South Kensington area, as it enters the next 100 years of its history.

Highlights:

  • Shade by Simon Heijdens
    Simon Heijdens will create an immersive experience of augmented light in The Sainsbury Gallery.
  • Molly Goddard, A/W 2017
    British fashion designer Molly Goddard will showcase highlights of her designs.
  • Nothing is Set in Stone by Mira Calix
    Artist Mira Calix will host a live stream of music, performance art, dance and spoken word.
  • Kairos by Anat Ben-David with Boudicca
    We present the first major public performance of Kairos by artist and musician Anat Ben-David.
  • Julie Cunningham & Company in Double Bill
    A new site-specific dance performance inspired by Yoko Ono’s ‘Dance Pieces’.
  • DesignLab
    View student work as part of a DesignLab project linked to Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion.
  • Friday Late in collaboration with Boiler Room
    Boiler Room present an electric mix of international musicians, DJs and artists.

Stanley’s Film Club and The BRIT School present: La La Land @ St John the Evangelist / Saturday 1st July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
7pm
Performances 8pm
Film 9pm

@ St John the Evangelist, Sylvan Road, London SE19 2RX

Tickets: £20 includes a glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic punch before 8pm book online

www.stanleysfilmclub.com
www.brit.croydon.sch.uk

Stanley’s Film Club are teaming up with The BRIT School to present an immersive screening of Damian Chazelle’s award-winning La La Land! The event will take place in the grand setting of St John the Evangelist church in Upper Norwood. 🎞

Cinema-goers will be treated to a pre-show party, with live pop-up performances from Year 12 musical theatre students training at The BRIT School.

There will be a licensed bar and food by Dinerette, a mobile 1950s style American Diner who will be serving up some cinema favourites including hot dogs, popcorn, burgers and shakes.

You are invited to dress for the occasion, and those arriving before 8pm will receive a free glass of bubbly or non-alcoholic punch.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land is a story about a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, both struggling to make ends meet in a city famous for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. The Hollywood hopefuls are drawn together by a hunger to succeed doing what they love, and so ensues a tale of passion, heartbreak and self discovery. The film won in a number of categories in this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Music Score.

The film is a homage to the classic musical and famously wears its influences on its sleeve. In the same vein, this event will pay tribute to some of the classic musicals from the 20th Century, with well known numbers being performed by the students.

Sunfall 2017: a new festival for London @ Brockwell Park / Saturday 12th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00 – 22:00

@ Sunfall, Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ

Tickets: from £55 book online

www.sunfall.co.uk

Sunfall festival is brought to you by the teams behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook. A festival of two halves: party together by day, go your own way by night… 🌝🌚

Village Underground: Mastermix.
Jackmaster / DJ Bone / Denis Sulta / Peggy Gou / Spencer / Jayda G

Jazz Cafe: Worldwide.
Gilles Peterson / Romare (dj set) / Yussef Kamaal

Brixton Electric: Dimensions.
Larry Heard aka Mr Finger (live) / Amp Fiddler (live) / Palms Trax / HAAi / Dimensions Soundsystem

Corsica Studios: Make Me.
Ben UFO / Helena Hauff / Call Super / Shanti Celeste / A Made Up Sound / Make Me DJs

Brixton Jamm: Outlook x Southbound.
DBridge / Special Request / 4Hero b2b Stretch / Randall b2b Doc Scott / Om Unit / Commix / MCs DRS & GQ

Bloc: Giegling.
Konstantin / Kettenkarussell / Leafer Legov

Phonox: Horse Meat Disco.
Move D / Horse Meat Disco

Bianca Road BrewCo: Rhythm Section.
Beautiful Swimmers /Bradley Zero

MangleE8: Floating Points
Floating Points (DJ set) / Jon Rust

XOYO: Co-Op Presents
Madlib / Henry Wu / K15 / Moses Boyd / Marcman / IG Culture / Alex Phountzi / Eric Lau / Gilla / + more

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Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends @ National Portrait Gallery / until Sunday 18th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat – Wed, 10am – 6pm
Thu – Fri, 10am – 9pm

@ National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Tickets: £10 book online

www.npg.org.uk/whatson/howard-hodgkin-absent-friends/home

This is the first exhibition of portraits by Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017), one of Britain’s greatest artists. Hodgkin’s paintings are characterised by rich colour, complex illusionistic space and sensuous brushwork. By emphasising these pictorial elements, his work frequently appears entirely abstract. However, over the course of 65 years, a principal concern of Hodgkin’s art has been to evoke a human presence.

The role of memory, the expression of emotion, and the exploration of relationships between people and places are all preoccupations. The exhibition explores Hodgkin’s development of a personal visual language of portraiture, which challenges traditional forms of representation.

ELCAF (East London Comic Arts Festival) @ Round Chapel and School Rooms / 16th – 18th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-19:00

@ Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, London E5 0LY and School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Road, London E5 0PU

Tickets: £5 book online

www.elcaf.co.uk/about

Founded by Nobrow in 2012, ELCAF began as a small one day festival designed to showcase some of the most exciting works in comics and illustration.

From its conception in 2012, ELCAF has grown to become one of the leading festivals of its kind in the UK. Attracting over 3,000 visitors annually, ELCAF continues to spotlight emerging talent and celebrate the dynamic community of individual artists and collectives that are pushing the boundaries in their creative fields.

There has been an exciting growth in the field of comics and illustration, mediums which have moved from the peripheries into the mainstream focus. ELCAF is not only a platform for practitioners to have their work seen, but is a celebration of the art. Each year, ELCAF invites a selection of guest artists from across the world to deliver a programme of the highest calibre which include talks, exhibitions, masterclasses, and workshops for all ages.

Manchester International Festival @ various venues in Manchester / 29th June – 16th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues across the city

Tickets: book online

www.mif.co.uk/mif17-events

The world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. The Festival is staged every two years in Manchester, the next edition will take place at venues all over the city.

They bring together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which we stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. We work closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of their projects possible and guarantees that they have a life after each Festival has ended.

They worked widely within communities around Manchester with My Festival, MIF’s creative community. My Festival is a diverse network of creative people who are forging closer connections with MIF – taking part in public projects, connecting the Festival to their communities, and joining our programmes of training activities, workshops and other special events.

MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. They’ve commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists as diverse as Björk, Steve McQueen, Robert Wilson, Wayne McGregor, Damon Albarn, Maxine Peake, The xx, Zaha Hadid Architects, Abida Parveen, Punchdrunk, Elbow and Marina Abramović, among many others!

Info for visiting Manchester.

Live Music Brunch – Jazz Dynamos Quartet @ Royal Albert Hall / Sunday 2nd July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:30am (brunch served) music from 12:00pm

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

Tickets: £31.50 book online

www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/live-music-brunch-jazz-dynamos-quartet

Spend a lazy weekend listening to music by exceptional musicians from the London jazz scene and renowned world music artists at a delicious Live Music Brunch. 🎷

Jazz Dynamos Quartet perform music from the last 80 years, including the great American songbook – often transforming these and other, less celebrated songs, by mixing classic jazz and swing with bossa, samba, and contemporary pop music – occasionally all at the same time!

With several sold out shows at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club over the last couple of years, plus performances for both British and Hollywood Royalty, their unique and eclectic mix is proving increasingly popular.

Live Music Brunch takes place in the Hall’s Verdi restaurant, which offers casual dining and great music within one of London’s most iconic settings. Your ticket includes a welcome drink, main course and dessert, served with tea or coffee, all accompanied by great live music.

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