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Unrestricted View Film Festival at The Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar until 29 April 2018

Unrestricted View is delighted to announce the 2018 programme for its North London Film Festival. Launched in 2016, and following two very successful years, the 2018 Unrestricted View Film Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before. 🎬 🎥

This year, the festival is expanding beyond The Hen & Chickens Theatre and the addition of two new venues (Everyman’s Screen on The Green and The Vintage Mobile Cinema) will help to fully establish the festival as a notable cultural event across Islington. With the The Hen & Chickens Theatre set to be the bustling core of the week-long event, the pub below will serve as the networking and meeting place for filmmakers and fans alike.

Awards:
Best Feature
Best Foreign Feature
Best Short
Best Foreign Short
Best Web Series
Best Documentary
Best Documentary (Short)
Best Director
Best Actress (Feature)
Best Actress (Short)
Best Actor (Feature)
Best Actor (Short)
Best Score
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best Art Direction
Best Make Up/Costume

www.uvff.co.uk

Locations:
The Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar, 109 St Paul’s Road, London N1 2NA
Vintage Mobile Cinema at The Alwyne Castle
Screen on the Green, 83 Upper Street, London N1 0NP

Times:
Various times

Tickets:
Various prices, book online

Pitch Stratford at Stratford open all summer

Welcome to your new back yard. Pitch Stratford serves up chilled alfresco vibes and a jam-packed events schedule in a vibrant (and weather-proof) urban garden setting. 🌇 💁‍♀️ ☺️

Featuring street food, fully stocked bar and a giant screen for sports and films.

They’re running extended opening hours over the summer, particularly between 14 June and 15 July, when they’re hosting lots of FIFA World Cup screenings. ⚽️

Thursdays (from May onwards)
A wide range of fun activities to get stuck into. You can go alone or with friends and join in with anything from the Summer School series (all your favourite elementary school classes, redesigned for adults) to big-screen video games, double-date nights and East London’s freshest pub quiz.

Fridays
Celebrate the end of a hard week’s graft with a few after-work drinks (and a big party after). Go straight from the office with colleagues, then get your mates to join in later. Food and drink is of course served throughout and, when the music stops at Pitch, you can head across the road to the secret new speakeasy.

Saturdays
Family-friendly street food lunches, themed party nights – and a good few hours’ worth of open-air eating and drinking in between. During the day, you’ll find even more great street food than usual. A unique Saturday night is planned each week to see things interesting!

Sundays
The perfect day for brunching and they’re serving outside in the sunshine, along with DJs to boost the Ibiza vibe in the unlikely event of clouds.

www.pitchstratford.com

Location:
Pitch Stratford, 2 Bridge Terrace, Stratford, London E15 3FF

Times:
Friday 4pm – 11pm
Saturday 12pm – 11pm
Sundays 12pm – 11pm

Price:
Free entry

John Chamberlain: ENTIRELYFEARLESS at Gagosian until 26 May 2018

Chamberlain’s distinctive metal sculptures, often made of crushed and torqued automobile steel, reveal both the stately grace and the expressive plasticity of industrial materials. Exploring the interplay of color, sheen, weight, and balance, Chamberlain taps into the dynamic energy of Abstract Expressionism, the pre-manufactured elements of Pop and Minimalism, and the provocative curves and swells of high baroque. 🚗

In this exhibition, large-scale floor sculptures and wall-mounted works made over the course of four decades attest to the seemingly infinite variations of shape and color that Chamberlain explored throughout his career.

The centerpiece, ENTIRELYFEARLESS (2009), towers over the viewer, its scrunched red sides bracketed by car bumpers in shiny silver chrome. As fluid as folded drapery, and arresting as a marble monument, it subverts expectations of both abstraction and representation, while exuding a subtle figural quality. In BISHOPBUDD (2009), a nest of twisted metal strips sits atop a huddle of larger contorted planes of black and white steel—the robust, doming form recalling both an elegant tree and a menacing mushroom cloud. Chamberlain fostered a keen appreciation for poetry during the year he spent at Black Mountain College in 1955, and began to consider language as an integral part of his aesthetic approach. His dynamic titles—usually in all caps without spacing—often act as semiotic echoes of the sculptures themselves.

www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/john-chamberlain

Location:
Gagosian, 17–19 Davies Street, London W1K 3DE

Times:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

CircusFest at Roundhouse until Sunday 6 May 2018

CircusFest celebrates the future of circus: daring and diverse, punky and poetic. 🎪🎟

From the spectacular to the intimate, the festival showcases the point where circus collides with theatre, dance, live art, film and even virtual reality.

Always innovating and evolving, circus has come a long way since its beginnings. 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the invention of modern circus, by entertainment entrepreneur Philip Astley. His show was a hit, and a new art form was created.

Founded in 2009, CircusFest is London’s biennial international festival of contemporary circus taking place at the Roundhouse and partner venues across London.

RSVP on Facebook

www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/circusfest-2018

Location:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH

Times:
Various

Price:
Various, book online (book two or more shows and save 15%)

Breaking Bread: Sonic Feast at Ace Hotel on Thursday 19 April 2018

A monthly gathering serving up a feast for the mind and body. Sonic Feast is the second edition, showcasing the correlation between Taste and Sound with inspiring speakers and a multisensory sit down dinner specially composed to highlight the immersive power these two senses hold when brought together. 🍴 🎶

The soundtrack to the event will be provided by Edwin Hind, well-known as part of Anglo-German duo Picnic at the Whitehouse, part of the emerging Berlin underground techno scene (1985 – 1990) and the lead singer/songwriter of Liverpool indie Synth pop outfit “Virgin Dance” who gained fame through an acclaimed John Peel Session on BBC Radio 1.

Menu:
Noodle Soup
Sizzling Beef & Veg
Choc Pot

Hosted by cutting edge practitioners who will teach you to taste with your ears.

Tasha Marks
Food historian and Sonic Sensorium

Professor Charles Spence
Professor of the Senses, Experimental Psychologist, Neuroscientist

Jacob Thompson-Bell
composer and Lecturer with a particular focus on multi-media connections

RSVP on Facebook

www.acehotel.com/calendar/london/breaking-bread-sonic-feast

Location:
Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ

Time:
From 7pm

Tickets:
£27.54 book online

Fred Wilson: Afro Kismet at Pace Gallery until 27 April 2018

An exhibition featuring the artist’s most recent body of work originally produced for the 15th Istanbul Biennial in the autumn of 2017. The exhibition will be Wilson’s first at Pace London. On the occasion of Afro Kismet, Pace will publish a catalogue that will include an introduction by artist duo and Istanbul Biennial curators Elmgreen & Dragset, an essay by the Biennial’s Director Bige Örer, and an interview with the artist conducted by American novelist, playwright and essayist Darryl Pinckney. 👀

The genesis of the exhibition stretches back to 1992 when Wilson presented Re:Claiming Egypt, at the 4th International Cairo Biennale and to 2003 when Wilson represented the United States at the 50th Venice Biennale with Speak of Me as I Am. Wilson’s interest in Istanbul had been piqued for a long time; he conceived of the city as the third leg in a historically and culturally connected eastern Mediterranean triangle which also included Cairo and Venice. Through his research, Wilson developed a conceptual basis for the Istanbul project in which he contextualized pieces from the city’s Pera Museum’s Orientalist collection with new and existing works of his own. “My work is about an issue which is both personal and universal. […] A new meaning emerges from the coming together of art and history […] bring[ing] a fresh perspective to things we are used to seeing in museums. You can say that I tell a history which is not adequately discussed…” Fred Wilson, 2017.

For Pace, Wilson will reconfigure Afro Kismet which includes two chandeliers, two monumental Iznik tile walls, four black glass drip works, and a globe sculpture, as well as installations and vitrine pieces that gather cowrie shells, engravings, photographs, a Yoruba mask, and furniture, among other objects that the artist discovered in his frequent trips to Istanbul throughout 2016 and 2017. Since Venice Biennale in 2003, Wilson’s Murano glass chandeliers, with their shifts in scale, color, and complexity, have become vehicles for the artist’s meditations on blackness, death, and beauty. New chandeliers, included in the exhibition, combine black Murano glass with traditional metal and glass elements of Ottoman chandeliers, thus fusing two histories of craftsmanship and symbolizing the complex relationship between the Venetian and Ottoman Empires.

Throughout the exhibition, Wilson utilizes alluring materials—from richly coloured tiles walls to luminescent glass—to represent and investigate the long-ignored presence of communities of African descent in Turkey. In the two Iznik tile walls, the Arabic calligraphy translates in one case to “Mother Africa” and in the other “Black is Beautiful”. The new globe sculpture titled “Trade Winds” refers not to its original meaning, related to weather patterns, but to the complex and tragic global trade in human beings. The juxtaposition of recent works by Wilson with works from the 19th century – including Orientalist paintings with African subject matter by Alfred De Dreux and William James Müller – not only questions notions of universal knowledge and truth, but also sheds light on a history not thoroughly examined. By combining contemporary objects and museum-quality artefacts, Wilson challenges the assumptions of exhibition methodology and art historical scholarship.

www.pacegallery.com/exhibitions/12917/afro-kismet

Location:
Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET

Times:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Entry:
Free

Food festival pop-up at Television Centre from Thursday 12 April to Saturday 14 April 2018

A free three-day food festival in the iconic forecourt. The Live at Television Centre Festival will feature a range of curated food vendors; including Bluebird Café, Homeslice, Kricket, Patty & Bun, Butterscotch and Bad Sports. 😛 📺 🍻 🎉

Featuring interactive workshops, unique pop-ups, a music programme curated by YOYO’s Seb Chew and a special live performance of BBC theme tunes from the BBC Concert Orchestra.

The festival will showcase a range of ‘test card’ menus from the leading line-up of restaurants, many of which are due to open permanent sites at Television Centre. Homeslice will be offering a slice of pizza and beer deal; Kricket will be serving its epic Bhel puri and Keralan fried chicken (KFC) whilst the crowd favourite Ari Gold will be on the menu in slider form at Patty & Bun. Bluebird Café will feature hero dishes including Nduja crusted yellow fin tuna with grilled onion and green sauce, whilst tacos and margaritas will be brought to West London by the city’s favourite taqueria, Bad Sports. The Allis, a cocktail concept by the Soho House Group will be open and offering a selection of fruity cocktail options too.

Accompanying the diverse food and drink offerings will be a programme of DJ performances curated by YOYO’s Seb Chew, while the festival will also feature a series of live podcasts from The Pod and a live performance from the BBC Concert Orchestra on Thursday 12 April at 7:30pm.

www.televisioncentre.com/news/three-day-food-festival-to-pop-up-this-april-at-television-centre

Location:
Television Centre, 89 Wood Lane, London W12 7FA

Times:
Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday 12pm – 10pm

Price:
Free entry

Kanada-Ya ramen bar now open in Angel

Thanks to Kanada-Ya for treating us to their new branch in Upper Street, north London. It was time to get slurping on their delicious Tonkotsu ramen bowls. 🍜 😛

The restaurant is located along trendy Upper Street surrounded by bars, pubs and other places to eat.

We tasted one of their homemade noodles cooked specifically to our taste! (You can choose from soft to hard!) The sides included tuffle edamame, karaage chicken, rice balls and of course a Japanese beer and hot sake to drink!

A ramen bar is a great addition to the area and the casual vibe makes it an ideal spot for lunch or dinner. We can’t wait to go back and try more ramen! Look out for the secret sauce made by Mr Kanada himself!

www.kanada-ya.com

Location:
Kanada-Ya Upper Street, 35 Upper Street, London N1 0PN

Times:
Mon – Sat 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 10:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 8:30pm

Sense of Space at Broadgate until 18 May 2018

This spring, activate your senses and rescue your mind. As the weather warms up and blue skies return to the city, meander, marvel and move in art at Exchange Square in Broadgate. 📸💁‍♀️

At the heart of spring is our free, engaging and multi-sensory Sense Of Space art pop-up installation comprising four very different rooms designed to engage the senses and transport you from the hustle of the city.

Featuring the joyous work of Mr Doodle, human-activated art, an ode to a Japanese blossom garden and a tranquil Zen room – this is set to be one of London’s most unmissable events. Surrounding the Sense Of Space pop-up is Supermundane’s iconic graphics welcoming visitors to Exchange Square.

RSVP on Facebook

Events:

5 April-18 May Sense Of Space at Exchange Square

5 April-18 May The Art Bar at Exchange Square

5, 6 & 7 April Enter the wonderful world of Mr Doodle

10 & 11 April Meet the amazing Supermundane

10, 17 & 24 April, 1 and 8 May  Morning yoga with Annie Clarke

18 & 25 April, 2, 9 and 16 May  Silent Nights cinema

Until 25 May Hornby Tantra | Collaborative Works III : Proposals

www.broadgate.co.uk/SenseOfSpace

Location:
Broadgate, Exchange Square, 1-2 Exchange Arcade, London EC2M 3WA

Times:
Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm
12 – 6pm Sunday

Tickets:
Free

Bingo Academy at The Vaults until 26 May 2018

Go and master the art of bingo at this pop-up subterranean bingo training camp. 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♀️

Brought to you by one of the founders of Rebel Bingo, this new bingo training experience will arm you with the skills necessary to compete in the challenging world of modern bingo.

Once mastered you’ll benefit from the deep sense of personal fulfillment and strong social bonding that bingo can bring.

You’ll be taken through the complex rules, shown advanced dabbing techniques, and compete in a range of actual real-life bingo games to
fully prepare you for any future bingo scenario.

If you like drinking drinks, eating food, and developing essential and fulfilling life skills then THIS IS YOUR DESTINY.

Eat. Drink. Learn. Bingo.

Ashamed of your pathetic bingo skills?
Desperate to play bingo but scared of the competition?

Fear not, the Bingo Academy is there to help you reach your true bingo potential!

April:
Until 28th Thursday – Saturday

May:
2nd – 26th Wednesday – Saturday

www.thevaults.london/bingo-academy

Location:
The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN​

Times:
7pm

Price:
From £5 book online

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