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Designs on Britain at Jewish Museum until 15 April 2018

Discover how much of the most iconic British design was produced by immigrants to this country. ✏️

20th century design in the UK was profoundly shaped by the arrival of pioneering Jewish émigré designers from continental Europe. They brought with them a knowledge of modernism and radically transformed the practice and language of British design.

Don’t miss iconic posters for London Underground, the General Post Office and the War Office created by designers including Dorrit Dekk, FHK Henrion and Hans Schleger.

See the classic designs that have been embraced by generations – a ‘70s Raleigh Chopper bike, an early Marble Run toy, and the London Transport bus stop sign.

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/designs

Location:
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Times:
10am – 5pm (Friday 10am – 2pm)

Price:
£8.50 more info

Lumiere across central London from 18 to 21 January 2018

Bigger, brighter and bolder, the Lumiere London light festival returns for a spectacular second edition. 🔻 🔹 🔻 🔹

More than 40 UK and international artists reimagine London’s iconic architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition.

Free to visit and taking place north and south of the river Thames, the UK’s largest light festival extends its reach across the capital. Everyone is invited!

RSVP on Facebook

www.visitlondon.com/lumiere
www.artichoke.uk.com

Location:
King’s Cross, Fitzrovia, West End, Mayfair, Westminster, Victoria, South Bank and Waterloo

Times:
Nightly

Price:
Free for everyone!

Scribbler Valentine’s PlayDate at SAMA Bankside on 10 February 2018

Single women and men, try something different this Valentine’s Day with PlayDate in association with Scribbler. 💏💋🍷🍺

Everyone gets a special Scribbler goody bag, free drink, nibbles, games and entry to the afterparty!

You don’t have to be an artist or especially creative, just take a good sense of humour and willingness to mingle with other single people and the hosts will take care of the rest! The emphasis is on fun, play and interaction.

Retro sweets will be freely available throughout the event from 7pm and of course you will be encouraged to share a loveheart with the person you fancy.

Your entry ticket will also grant you entry to the venue for the rest of the evening until close and you are welcome to stay on and mingle!

There are a limited number of ‘male’, ‘female’ and ‘mixed’ tickets. Mixed tickets are the equivalent of a single male and a single female ticket combined. If certain tickets are sold out please join the waiting list or purchase a mixed ticket and take a single friend.

www.scribbler.com
www.playdatelondon.com
www.samabankside.co.uk

Location:
SAMA Bankside, 3 Robinson Road, London SE1 8BU

Times
7pm until late

Price:
£25 book online

Re:Solutions Festival at Juju’s Bar & Stage until end of January 2018

Bigger and better than the first year, Re:Solutions festival promises a stellar 2018 programme with yoga, dance and fitness classes from the likes of Yogahood, Fat Buddha Yoga and Disco Barre as well many others who will inspire, guide and lend life wisdom. ☮️ 🙏

From lunchtime yoga to swing and cuban dance classes with uplifting live music, the choice is plentiful. Working in collaboration with Urban Temple, this year’s event also sees offerings in unusual and innovative realms, such as Chroma light yoga with intense coloured light settings, Disco Barre and Pilates as well as dynamic Afrofusion, Soca and movement workshops lined up to deliver an all-embracing proposition.

Classes are complemented with speakers and wellness coaches including one of the most successful coaches in the UK, Hari Kalymnios, the author of the ground-breaking and thought-jarring book – ‘The Thought Gym’.

To ensure revellers are nourished from the inside out, the food offering has one mission – to fuel the mindful masses with vital minerals and conscious ingredients, keeping them energised all month long. With the Juju Bean Cafe at the helm, whatever the taste preference and whether the goal is to detox or retox, food will be fresh, tasty, and filled with plenty of goodness. Collaborators include Moju juices, Karma Cola and the vegan, refined-sugar and gluten free Cupcakes and Shhht for guilt-free indulgence.

In addition, there will be mindfulness and meditation workshops and gong baths, headlined by the brilliant Nick Stolerman and Siri Sadhana Kaur. What’s more, the festival’s music offering will work in synergy with the festival goers’ mood with bands and performers all coming together to deliver an awesome atmosphere. From Latino dance tunes to blissfully laid back melodies, to live bands and yoga classes led by Ministry Of Sound DJ’s, the roster of musical talent is set to be utterly impressive.

RSVP on Facebook

www.jujusbarandstage.com/resolutions

Location:
Juju’s Bar & Stage, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

Times:
Various

Price:
Tickets from £25 for three classes, £42 for five classes, and £90 for 10 classes. Book online.

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 at Imperial War Museum until 28 May 2018

See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. The exhibition features more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman. ☣️⚠️☠️💣

The complex issues surrounding the global response to 9/11, the nature of modern warfare and the continuing state of emergency in which we find ourselves have become compelling subject matter for contemporary artists.

Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

Through 50 works of art including film, sculpture, painting, installations, photography and prints, many of which are exhibited publicly in the UK for the first time, this exhibition highlights the crucial role of artists in representing contemporary conflict.

www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/age-of-terror-art-since-911

Location:
IWM London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Times:
10am – 6pm daily

Price:
Adults £15 book online

London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival on Monday 1 January 2018

The London’s New Year’s Day Parade is more fondly known by Londoners as LNYDP. Running alongside the parade is the LNYDP concert series and the Grand Finale of the London International Choral Festival performed in internationally acclaimed music venues across the nation’s capital. 🎉

London, consistently voted as one of the world’s most popular destinations, packed full of landmark buildings, world class tourist attractions, restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and, for the past 30 years,

A far cry from the inaugural parade in 1987 with 2,000 performers, the 2018 Parade promises over 10,000 participants from the USA, UK, Europe and beyond to delight the audience of over 500,000 and our TV audience which reached more than 300,000,000 in 2016.

www.lnydp.com

Location:
Piccadilly, Regent’s Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and central London

Times:
12pm-3:30pm

Price:
Free, grandstand tickets extra

Love Revolution New Year’s Eve at Rich Mix on New Year’s Eve 31 December 2017

A mini festival of pure positive vibes for the annual NYE extravaganza. Kick off 2018 with Conjunto Sabroso, Honeyfeet and The Odd Beats. A declaration of creativity, diversity, harmony and good times! 🎉💃🕺

Heavyweight global beats party producers Movimientos Arriba La Cumbia and Lizard Stage are back with their annual NYE extravaganza! You know the deal – folk, brass, gypsy, Latin, African and Balkan beats over two floors.

This year’s theme? Love Revolution.

Dancing until the early hours, three live bands, and eight DJs over two floors. Plus see Rich Mix transformed with incredible lights and beautiful decorations…

www.richmix.org.uk/events/music/nye-love-revolution

Location:
Rich Mix

Time:
9pm

Tickets:
£20 book online

Dan Colen: Sweet Liberty at Newport Street Gallery until 21 January 2017

Colen’s first major London solo show spans over fifteen years and features new works, including large-scale installations.

Colen emerged onto the New York art scene in the early 2000s alongside artists such as Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Brilliantly witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, his art presents a portrait of contemporary America and is, in part, an investigation into the act of producing and looking at art.

Alongside significant early works such as Me, Jesus and the Children (2001–2003) – a photorealist painting of the artist’s chest, overlaid with cartoon cherubs and floating speech bubbles – the exhibition features paintings from Colen’s long-running ‘Gum’ and ‘Trash’ series. In the ‘Gum’ paintings, spots of brightly coloured chewing gum – usually only seen in the mouths of others or stuck to the soles of shoes – are layered onto the canvas as paint. The ‘Trash’ works incorporate rubbish and discarded ephemera, the kind you would often encounter piled up in the street. Referencing Arte Povera, Abstract Expressionism and action painting, the trash is mixed with paint and used as an unwieldy brush to form shapes based on Raphael’s exalted Madonna and Child paintings. With their irreverent borrowing from art history and disruptive combination of abstraction and figuration, they are paintings about painting, paintings about belief.

The exhibition features four installations, in which Colen continues to appropriate and subvert imagery from the globalised mass media and American subcultures. In these installations, Colen’s examinations of masculinity and individuality are brought to the fore. The bloated, spent machismo of the American Dream is laid bare to reveal a deep-seated existential unease.

www.newportstreetgallery.com/exhibition/dan-colen-sweet-liberty

Doors:
Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm

Location:
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ

Price:
Free entry

Bounce Ping Pong New Year’s Eve Parties at Old Street and Farringdon on New Year’s Eve 31 December 2017

Celebrate the new year with loads of games, drinks and entertainment at London’s best ping pong venues. 🏓 🍹 🍸 🍺 🎉

NYE Wonderball Party (Old Street)
2017 has seen some big moments – Taylor Swift wrote a song NOT about an ex-bf, Theresa May took a naughty walk through a field of wheat, and most importantly, Bounce launched the game-changing, immersive WONDERBALL.

No bloody idea what Wonderball is? Well read on! It’s a whole new way of playing Ping Pong that turns your table into a MASSIVE computer game. And if you already know and/or love Wonderball, then we’ll see you at our NYE party.

Can you imagine playing Hit Machine, Odd Bod Squad, and Hexogasm all night long, bathed in UV light, pink balls flying at your face, dancing into the New Year with Shoreditch’s best party anthems? Well imagine no more, because now you can. Plus there’s classic Ping Pong tables, you know, just to mix it up a little.

NYE Pre-Apocalyptic Ping Pong Party (Farringdon)
With Trump and Kim Jong-Un escalating their playground insults to button pushing extremes, join us for what won’t be but it might be but it won’t be, LAST EVER NYE party!!

With that in mind, it’s probably worth going nuts this NYE at Bounce, cutting loose and doing exactly what the hell you want to do. Want to bat Ping Pong balls at your boyfriend’s new nose job? Do it. Want to kiss your best friend’s girlfriend? It would be rude not to.

And, we’ve got UV lights, Wonderball and Games Gurus to make sure the night goes with a real BANG. Plus if it all goes wrong when the clock strikes midnight, we’re essentially in a well stocked bunker so y’all be safe.

www.bouncepingpong.com

Location:
Old Street, 241 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY

Farringdon, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

Times:
8pm – 3am

Price:
Old Street, from £20 book online

Farringdon, from £15 book online

Winter rooftop (with heating and retractable roof!) at Dalston Roof Park this winter 2017

Opening its winter doors (with roof and heating) for the first time ever, Dalston Roof Park has events throughout winter. It has regenerated itself for the ‘Winter Roof Park’ series where you can expect special events for Christmas and New Year plus parties with special guest DJs, an array of movie nights, screenings and talks. There will also be excellent food and drinks available. The space is dressed with a winter theme with heaters and a cover to stop the cold getting in and keep you toasty! 🎉 🔊 🎅 🙌 ❄️ 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 🍺 🍷

The food selection will include winter warmer goodies, mixing it up at a range of events across winter the team are planning Christmas lunches, special parties alongside incredible cheese dishes plus batches of warming mulled wine.

All profits made at Dalston Roof Park support the work of Bootstrap Company a registered charity. The Bootstrap Fund help to support social ventures and creative companies within the building.

Winter Rooftop Cinema
Every Wednesday welcomes the rooftop cinema screening winter classics with comfy cushions, seating, pillows and duvets keeping all attendees snug and entertained.

Events
Thursdays see a revolving door or guest promoters including food and drink offers!

Friday’s and Saturday’s
There will be a range of events from free entry house night with party starters Rave Culture to a Christmas knees up with Odyssy Records while CTRL Sound will host a winter party with more to be announced.

New Year’s Eve
Join for an intimate sky-high celebration to welcome 2018 in style! View London’s fireworks from above while party purveyors behind Pop on Over parties & Odyssy Records bring the beats. It will be the best rooftop party in London.

www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/about-dalston-roof-park

Location:
Dalston Roof Park, The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Times:
Tue – Thu 5pm – 11pm
Fri 5pm – midnight
Sat 3pm – midnight

Price:
Various, some free and some ticketed. Book online

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