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Bombay Sapphire CANVAS at N & C Showrooms until Saturday 21 July 2018

A destination to inspire and enable creative self-expression, you can join artists in the transformation of a blank space into a living work of art. 🎨 🍸

Discover mixology as an art form and explore the endless possibilities for creating personal twists on cocktails with Bombay Sapphire.

All ticket proceeds go to Developing Artists, a registered charity working to support the arts in post-conflict nations and deprived communities. Their projects connect people and institutions in some of the world’s most disadvantaged areas with an international network of arts organisations and practitioners.

Developing Artists strengthens underprivileged and marginalised communities by providing constructive outlets for their creative life, and transformative long-term opportunities for self-expression and professional development.

www.bombaysapphire.com

www.developingartists.org.uk

Location:
Bombay Sapphire CANVAS, N & C Showrooms, 3- 10 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PG

Times:
From 7pm

Price:
From £12 book online

Up at The O2: Summer Lates at The O2 until 31 August 2018

Taking you on an exhilarating 90-minute climb over the roof of the world’s most popular entertainment venue. 🏙 🤳

See a different side of the city, by day, at twilight or sunset. The climb guides will be with you every step of the way. Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure?

Taking place every Friday until 31 August inclusive, those who book a 7:30pm or 8:15pm climb will have an extended 30 minutes on the roof to enjoy a live performance, festival-inspired glitter face paint, mocktails and sweets provided by Nestlé.

Attendees on the viewing platform, suspended 52 metres above the arena, will have an extended 30 minutes to enjoy the festival experience with friends and family; snapping #sunsetselfies over the venue that’s hosted Prince, Beyoncé and the Rolling Stones below.

Looking for something different to do with your friends and family? Get your ticket for an unforgettable summer night.

Location:
The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Times:
Friday evenings at 7:30pm and 8:15pm

Price:
Tickets: from £39 book online

Frieze Sculpture at Regent’s Park until October 2018

Last year, the first-ever summer Frieze Sculpture was a resounding success, with Regent’s Park visitors enjoying exceptional sculpture by artists from around the world. The 2018 edition is just as expansive and diverse, so that the public and collectors alike can experience world-class artwork in the beautiful English Gardens, designed by Markham Nesfield in 1866. 😍 🌳

‘The aim is for the exhibition will give pause for thought as well as great pleasure, and that visitors to Regent’s Park will have a snapshot of the fantastic imagination of artists and variety of sculpture being made today’ – Clare Lilley, Curator

Featuring works by 25 contemporary and modern artists presented by world-leading galleries. Selected and placed by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Frieze Sculpture will create an exceptional cultural attraction at the heart of the city, for Londoners and international visitors alike.

25 artists from five continents, including:
Larry Achiampong, John Baldessari, Rana Begum, Yoan Capote, James Capper, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Tim Etchells, Rachel Feinstein, Barry Flanagan, Laura Ford, Dan Graham, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Bharti Kher, Kimsooja, Michele Mathison, Virginia Overton, Simon Periton, Kathleen Ryan, Sean Scully, Conrad Shawcross, Monika Sosnowska, Kiki Smith, Hugo Wilson and Richard Woods.

www.frieze.com/sculpture-2018

Location:
English Gardens, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4JL

Times:
July 5am – 9:30pm
August 5am – 9pm
September 5am – 8pm
October 5am – 7pm (British Summer Time)
October 5am – 5:30pm (Greenwich Summer Time)

Price:
Free entry!

Walthamstow Garden Party at Lloyd Park on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2018

The festival is increasingly powered by the incredible network of local people, groups, organisations and businesses that are at the heart of the event’s continued success. 🎉

The Barbican is a world-class arts and learning organisation in the heart of The City presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. Committed to ‘arts without boundaries’.

At Walthamstow Garden Party, the Barbican continues to build on its history of programming and partnerships with artists and organisations in east London.

www.walthamstowgardenparty.com

Location:
Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 5JW

Times:
Saturday 12pm – 9:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Price:
Free entry, no ticket required!

Missing returns at Battersea Arts Centre from 6 – 15 September 2018

In September 2018 award-winning physical theatre company Gecko marks the opening of Battersea Arts Centre’s theatre programme in the newly refurbished Grand Hall with Missing, the original run of which was interrupted by a disastrous fire of the Grand Hall in March 2015. Missing is part of the venue’s celebratory Phoenix Season. 🎟 🎟

With generous help from Gecko’s audiences and the theatre industry, Missing’s set was rebuilt in just 8 days ahead of a Mexico tour. The Battersea Arts Centre performances will be the show’s first UK sharing since the fire.

Amit Lahav, Artistic Director of Gecko and creator of Missing said:

“On the 13th March 2015 during a very successful return to Battersea Arts Centre with our show Missing – a fire broke out which ultimately destroyed the Grand Hall and all the physical elements of our show. As the bell tower crashed through the roof I remember finding myself kneeling on the road thinking ‘what do I do now!?’

All those years of kinship and graft between Gecko and Battersea Arts Centre really meant something in the days that followed the fire; it was clear we were not going to suffer, this was not an option for David Jubb, Richard Dufty and the whole Battersea Arts Centre team.

I have never felt so much love and affection for Gecko as in the days that followed the fire from colleagues, venues and arts companies around the country and around the world. It was strangely one of the most uplifting and affirming experiences of my life. Battersea Arts Centre has played a pivotal role in Gecko’s voyage and I am very proud to have been a part of its legendary gift to art makers all over the country.”

www.bac.org.uk/content/44916/whats_on/whats_on/shows/missing

Location:
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN

Times:
8pm (2:30pm Saturday matinees)

Tickets:
From £15 book online

Against The Grain: Skate Culture and the Camera at Bateman Street until 22 July 2018

An exhibition that celebrates the phenomena of skateboarding, with the photographers and filmmakers who documented the movement. Despite the subculture’s influence and resonance in almost every aspect of popular culture, this emblem of freedom and rebellion has been largely ignored as an artistic form. 🤘

Brought together for the first time, this historical review highlights behind the scene glimpses and cultural shifts associated with skateboarding. Pioneering figures skating Southern California pools and schoolyard banks of the 1970’s are portrayed, as well as devious manipulations of urban architecture shaping new chapters of skateboarding’s evolution.

The photographers featured are known for circulating imagery from within an active community, and have taken countless risks in uncontrollable, and at times reckless or controversial environments. Often dismissed for solely capturing the decisive moment or ‘peak action trick’, this wide ranging genre of photography has expanded to many documentary and artistic styles and continues to exist through its own decree. The exhibition focuses on content falling outside the commonly held frame, and offers a number of lenses through which to view its many histories.

Archival material from SkateBoarder, Thrasher, Transworld, R.a.D (Read and Destroy), Sidewalk, 411 Video Magazine and other publications features media that was essential to circulating information about skateboarding and contributed to the international force it is today.

www.atg-exhibition.com

Location:
15 Bateman Street, Soho, London W1D 3AQ

Times:
Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm

Price:
Free entry

Laki Kane now open in Angel

Thanks for Laki Kane for showing us the cocktail and mini-bite delights of the newest tiki bar in Upper Street. Everything from the fun sculpture glasses to Caribbean decorations made the evening one of our favourites of the summer. 🍹😋

The bar is located in the trendy area surrounded by bars, pubs and other places to eat.

We tasted the cocktails served by friendly staff available in a moment through a special button which alerts them on a watch – very VIP! The drinks all come in interesting glasses-sculptures and the very generous flavours make them one of the best in the area!

Drinks have no refined sugars and sugar cane syrups are made in the bar (in their own mill!) along with exotic ingredients to make sure they’re absolutely the tastiest.

Our samples of the food were the perfect evening snack to accompany the lively atmosphere, we can’t wait to go back!

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www.lakikane.com

Location:
Laki Kane, 144-145 Upper Street, London N1 1QY

Times:
Monday – Wednesday 12:30pm – 12:30am
Thursday 12:30pm – 1:30am
Friday – Saturday 12:30pm – 2:30am
Sunday 12:30pm – 1:30am

Make the Future Live at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park until Sunday 8 July 2018

A festival of bright energy ideas featuring Shell Eco-marathon. Enjoy live music, science shows, street food and hands-on interactive gaming. 💡

Immerse yourself in the latest Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality experiences.

Get close-up to Shell Eco-marathon, as student teams and vehicles compete in one of the world’s greatest ultra-energy-efficient challenges.

www.makethefuture.shell

Location:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Times:
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm

Tickets:
Free, register online

London Shuffle Club at Shoreditch

The UK’s shuffleboard experts have setup a new permanent home in Shoreditch​. The venue is a colourful space featuring the UK’s first ever open-air shuffleboard terrace and will focus on the classic floor shuffleboard version of the game. 👭 👬

Mouthwatering guest ales and cocktails on rotation and live music complement the most fun, addictive and socially competitive way to spend your days and nights.

Like challenging your friends? Love a drink and enjoy social eats? Then you need shuffleboard in your life…

It’s a hot and popular nightlife trend in places like Brooklyn which originated on the decks of cruise ships in the early 20th century. The easy-to-pick-up, difficult-to-master art of the game is to use your hand (for table top games) or a cue stick (for classic, floor based shuffle) to slide your weighted pucks or ‘biscuits’ down a long, smooth wooden board and onto the top sections of a scoring triangle at the opposite end of your lane.

London Shuffle​ features alley-style lanes with an all new look that is effortlessly fresh and modern. The new 7,000 sq ft venue also offers the first ever open-air shuffleboard lanes on the outside terrace. Outside, you will also find a stylish Airstream offering a carefully curated selection of craft ales, while inside, an easy-to-drink selection of beers will keep you well watered.

For those who want to treat themselves; delicious long, short and slushy cocktails will all be on offer to add to the experience (and challenge of the game!) while tasty pizzas featuring a range of adventurous toppings will also be available to keep you well fuelled for the fun!

www.londonshuffle.com

Location:
London Shuffle Club, 4 Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6AW

Times:
Monday, closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 4pm -11pm
Thursday – Saturday 4pm – 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
£20 for a lane (up to eight people can play), book online

Share the Square at Bedford Square until Saturday 7 July 2018

Weaving together literature, art, architecture, history, film, theatre and education the festival is made up of more than forty, free events! This year’s theme aims to encourage greater engagement within the local community of Bloomsbury and beyond, with a focus on inspiring new creative collaborations between institutions, businesses and individuals in this pocket of London. 👩🏽‍🎨 🎭 ☀️

Bedford Square’s beautifully preserved Georgian buildings and garden are not usually open to the public, but this annual Festival represents a chance for the Square’s residents to throw open their doors, revealing a fascinating enclave that is full of artistic and scientific knowledge, beautiful spaces, amazing stories and remarkable histories.

Bedford Square Festival is a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside in this corner of Bloomsbury:

  • Paul Mellon Centre
  • Architectural Association
  • Sotheby’s Institute
  • Yale University Press
  • New College of the Humanities

www.bedfordsquarefestival.co.uk/about

Location:
Various venues around Bedford Square Garden, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HH

Times:
Various

Price:
Free

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