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Violet Nights: Woke Twitter IRL @ Southbank Centre / Thursday 10th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–20:30

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: free entry, must book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/123548-violet-nights-woke-twitter-irl-2017

In the age of Kardashian callouts, blackface and DIY art culture, the internet has never been a more important platform. Online communities like Black Twitter have carved a space for political discourse on the web and our voices are finally being heard.

With ‘woke’ added to the Oxford English Dictionary (definition: staying aware of social and political injustices happening in the today), we’ve seen it, we’ve heard it, we’ve sung it. We are asking how the digital age of tweets, gifs and hashtags can help us to incite social change in our society.

Go to Violet Nights and discuss the influence woke Twitter has had on our lives, our art and the way we interact with the world we live in.

RSVP on Facebook.

Jamaica House @ indigo at The O2 / until 13th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The O2, indigo at The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: various, book online

www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/jamaica-house
www.robomagiclive.com

Commemorating Usain Bolt’s last competitive races at the IAAF games, Robomagic is hosting Jamaica House 2017 at Indigo O2. This unique event will celebrate both the Jamaican way of life and the accomplishments of the nation’s people. It is being produced on behalf of the Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

The event is showcasing Jamaican artists old and new, as well as UK artistes of Jamaican descent, along with acts from far and wide influenced by Jamaican music. Performances from incredible talent such as Freddie McGregor, Ziggy Marley, Luciano, OMI, Nesbeth, Protoje, Krishane, Stylo G, The Skints, Nadia Rose, Yungen and Melissa Steel, to name a few, will be held across the nine days.

The IAAF World Championships will be screened live on the big screens at the event, so nobody will miss out on the excitement of watching Usain Bolt’s final races. The Jamaica House concerts have been created to provide visitors with the chance to catch the races live each evening during the event and grab mouth-watering and traditional Jamaican food and drink including jerk chicken, patties from Port Royal Patties, tasty Appleton Rum cocktails and Red Stripe beer.

The motto for the Island of Jamaica is ‘Out of many, one people’ and this series of shows absolutely highlights the diversity and excitement of the island’s music scene. Jamaica has traditionally punched above its weight in terms of influence and culture, and these performances at Indigo at The O2 will illustrate just why the island’s musical heritage is still unrivalled.

Sunday 6th August
Nesbeth, Twinkle Brothers, Natty, Gideon Family, Jah Shaka

Monday 7th August
Krishane, Kiko Bun, Melissa Steel, Da Beatfreaks, Nabiha, Moves, Afro B, DJ P Montana, Mackareo, Finesse Forever

Tuesday 8th August
Praise and Worship, Gospel Night

Wednesday 9th August
Steel Pulse / The Skints, Adrian Sherwood

Thursday 10th August
Yungen, Nadia Rose, Abra Cadabra, Belly Squad, Lisa Mercedez, Special guest: Kojo Funds

Friday 11th August
Ziggy Marley, Jesse Royal

Saturday 12th August
OMI, Chris Martin, Jah 9, Capital Letters, Reggae Regulars

Sunday 13th August
Protoje, Stylo G, Cadenza, Prynce Mini

Summer Screenprints Film Poster Exhibition @ Somerset House / until 23rd August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:00)
Wed–Fri 11:00-20:00 (last entry 19:00)

From 10-23rd August open 10:00-18:00 and additionally from 18:30–21:00 for Film4 Summer Screen ticket holders

@ Somerset House, West Wing Galleries, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Free entry

www.printclublondon.com/summer-screenprints-film-poster-exhibition
www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/summer-screen-prints

Somerset House and Print Club London are collaborating on the fifth edition of the Summer Screen Prints exhibition, which brings limited-edition film prints to Somerset House throughout August. 🎬📽🎞

This year’s display will be the most extensive to date, with 20 original, screen-printed film poster artworks inspired by the Film4 Summer Screen programme.

Emerging, international artists respond to a moment, theme, character or quote from their favourite film in the season, including Joe Cruz, whose colourful and intimate work captures a pivotal moment in this year’s ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winner Moonlight, while Hattie Stewart‘s bold and striking reimagining of Cruel Intentions bares the malice of the cult film’s protagonist.

This free exhibition, open each day across the season, will enable you to buy the original, affordable works at Somerset House and on the Print Club London website for £60. With effortless acess to the exhibition from the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, film-goers will be able to enjoy special late openings ahead of each film screening.

Thursday 10th August – Premiere: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Friday 11th August – Victoria
Saturday 12th August – Donnie Darko + The Omen
Sunday 13th August – The Philadelphia Story
Monday 14th August – Moonlight
Tuesday 15th August – All The President’s Men
Wednesday 16th August – Premiere: The Square
Thursday 17th August – Bhaji on the Beach
Friday 18th August – In Bruges
Saturday 19th August – Jaws + Deliverance
Sunday 20th August – My Neighbour Totoro
Monday 21st August – Cruel Intentions
Tuesday 22nd August – Blow-up
Wednesday 23rd August – Premiere: Patti Cake$

A History of UK Pirate Radio @ The Nest / Friday 4th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00–4:00

@ The Nest, 36-44 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 7XJ

Tickets: from £6 book online

www.ilovethenest.com/events/11883

Re-wind to a heady decade of pirate radio, a melting pot for every major development in London club music, from jungle, to garage, to grime, to dubstep, to funky and beyond. When rival stations battled for a sprawling roster of MCs and selectors and the best spot for their transmitters. 🔊🎶🎤

They’ll be taking you through a host of the era’s classic hits – Heartless Crew, Pay As You Go Cartel, Roll Deep, So Solid Crew, Ruff Squad and Nasty Crew – paying homage to a seminal period in UK Bass culture.

RSVP on Facebook.

BLOOD: Life Uncut @ Science Gallery London / until 1st November 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Boland House, St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT

Free entry

london.sciencegallery.com/blood/london/exhibition-overview

An exhibition and event series that demonstrates the captivating power of blood to expose, shock and bring people together. 🅰️🅱️🅾️🆎

The season launches on 27 July with a series of events and installations at various sites around London Bridge and concludes with an exhibition – on view from 12 October – 1 November – at the Copeland Gallery in Peckham, alongside a programme of performances and workshops.

The season will feature a range of international artists including Jordan Eagles, Katharine Dowson, Live Art Development Agency, Chris Milk and poet Sabrina Mahfouz. New collaborations between artists and scientists tackle issues which are often invisible, offering fresh perspectives on menstruation, Ebola, sickle cell anaemia, blood donation, forensics and blood typing.

Friday Late: Hack. Make. Create. @ V&A / Friday 28th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18.30-22.00

@ V&A, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

More than the hobbyists’ pursuit, maker communities are disrupting manufacturing. Shared spaces offer a new amalgam of craft, industry and technology, where both tools and knowledge are pooled. Join London’s maker spaces to resist mass production and uncover how hacked machines and open source design are changing the way we make and live. Explore production process and question whether this a sustainable movement?

RSVP on Facebook.

Grimeborn @ Arcola Theatre / until September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL

Tickets: from £10 with an Arcola Passport

www.arcolatheatre.com/grimeborn

Bold new versions of classic operas. Rarely-seen and long-forgotten works. Brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. Whether it’s your first or your latest opera experience, you’ll be right at home at Grimeborn 2017.

 

THE MARRIAGE OF KIM K book online

The Kardashian musical 💋.
The Mozart opera 🎻.
At the same time 😍.

 

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN book online

Once upon a time, deep in the woods, a man caught a vixen… This humorous, life-affirming celebration of nature comes to Grimeborn with a brand new chamber arrangement.

 

HE SILKEN LADDER & A HUSBAND AT THE DOOR book online

A double bill about mistaken identities, mismatched lovers, narrow escapes and unexpected undergarments.

 

UNE EDUCATION MANQUÉE book online

A deliciously madcap and witty 45-minute French operetta about two teenaged newly-wed aristocrats.

 

DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED book online

Janáček’s song-cycle is updated as the video-diary of an asylum centre worker. A dramatic tale of cross-cultural love, identity and indecision from the acclaimed Shadwell Opera.

 

PORGY & BESS book online

For their latest outing to Grimeborn, Basement Orchestra contront Gershwin’s masterpiece, telling the story with key details and extracts, live singers and dazzling musicianship.

 

OPERA MOUSE book online

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Don’t miss this Sunday morning spectacular for young children and adults alike.

 

ARMIDE book online

Armide falls for her nemesis will she pick love, or vengeance? Ensemble OrQuesta brings this thrilling tale of desire, betrayal and magic from the crusades into the present.

 

V book online

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night , V is a devised musical by young people aged 14-25 from Arcola’s award-winning Creative Engagement department.

 

SAMSON AND DELILAH book online

The source of Samson’s power is a secret – but when Delilah decides to root it out, her discovery threatens to change the course of history forever. A new production from WhatsOnStage award-winner Aylin Bozok (Werther, Pelléas et Mélisande).

 

COLLISION book online

Part absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, Collision is a Dada-esque piece with new cabaret and jazz influenced music. How would you spend your world’s end weekend?

 

IL LETTO book online

Told by Puccini’s wife Elvira Bonturi, Il Letto is a tale about the destructive tensions between real life and opera, heroines and muses.

 

FUN AT THE FESTIVAL book online

A real treat for opera and new writing lovers, these three little gems make for a fun-filled evening at the festival.

 

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY book online

The multi-award-winning, five-star production returns to London. In Chicago, 1924, two college kids sign a contract in blood. Can they carry out the perfect crime?

 

TLV in LDN @ Roundhouse / from 8th – 11th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Tickets: free entry to the food festival and tickets for evening performances start from £10 book online

www.tlvinldn.org
www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2017/tlv-in-ldn-festival

Get ready for a taste of the ‘Big Orange’ as Tel Aviv comes to London this autumn. Situated on the glittering Mediterranean coast and dubbed the ‘Miami of the Middle East’, this vibrant Israeli city is a rising cosmopolitan metropolis of food, art, fashion and nightlife. 🇮🇱 😋🎶💯🎉👨‍👨‍👧‍👧😜🍷🍺😎

Bringing the best of the city to the UK, TLV in LDN offers a unique opportunity to experience its rich cultural landscape right on your doorstep.

Camden’s Roundhouse is the hub for this four-day showcase, with satellite events taking place across the city at locations including Cadogan Hall and The Coronet.

Highlights:
– Food festival by esteemed Israeli chef Shaul Ben-Aderet
– Performances and workshops by dance troupe Mayumana
– Exhibition curated by internationally renowned artist Ori Gersht
– Live DJ set from Guy Gerber

Indulge your senses and discover the delights of this jewel of the Med!

The Tequila Festival @ Studio 338 / Saturday 19th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1pm-11pm

@ Studio 388, 338 Boord Street, London SE10 0PF

Tickets: from £20 book online

www.fatsoma.com/london-tequila-festival

The Tequila Festival is coming to the UK ahead of a national tour around 16 major cities in the UK.

You will embark on a Tequila tasting journey with over 30 Tequilas to try out. On arrival, as well as being handed a complimentary shot, you will receive a Tequila Bibleto to guide you through their Tequila experience. 💃🕺🏽

Traditional Mexican dancers will twirl while a Mariarchi band provides live music. DJs will be spinning house music with a Latin twist throughout, and a range of spectacular performers will entertain the crowds, alongside colourful pinatas and processions.

Guests can visit the Tequila cocktail bar, as well as enjoy specialist Mexican food stalls. The Tequila Festival is a celebration of the history, culture, and variety of tastes of this much-loved drink! 🍹🍹🍹

Summer Jazz Weekenders with Jazz FM @ Peninsula Gardens / 12th-13th and 19th-20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1pm-5pm

@ Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Free for everyone!

www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/whats-on/jazz-on-the-peninsula

Visit this new London jazz festival and discover top UK contemporary bands to excite and challenge your musical self. Summer Jazz Weekenders takes place in Greenwich Peninsula’s beautiful outdoor amphitheatre in Peninsula Gardens. Two bands a day for four days of music over two weekends. 🎶🎷

Summer Jazz Weekenders is in association with Jazz FM and will also feature MI-SOUL Radio DJs, live contemporary circus performances by Upswing, Ping Pong fun with Pongathon, an area of workshops, food and relaxation for families by MOTHERBRUNCH, artist workshops with Honeyscribe and street food by Craft London.

UK jazz today experiments and takes risks, drawing on an eclectic mix of musical influences from hiphop, folk, electronic music, rock, soul and music from all over the world. Experience the diversity of the modern UK jazz scene through a mixture of established and fresh musicians with a variety of musical and cultural influences.

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