About Time @ Bells of Shoreditch / Friday 29th June 2012

Doors: 21:00 – 02:00

@Bells of Shoreditch,
48 Kingsland Road,
E2 8AA

£3 concession list info@yeahabouttime.com
£5 on the door

Twitter: @YeahAboutTime

Hip Hop to Bass and everything in-between. Yeah, about time! Focusing on good music and good vibes rather than what everyone is currently bumping with no longevity, expect to hear the likes of Joy Orbison, Nguzunguzu, MF DOOM, Wu Tang, Aaliyah and A$AP, alongside some hidden gems!

Ralph Hardy
Danny Wood (PinBoardBlog)
Jamurai (Full Fat_
Shy One (DVA Music)

Blink Presents: Glass Table @ Hidden / Friday 29th June 2012


Doors: 22:00 – 07:00

@ Hidden, 100 Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EQ

Entry: £12.50 book

Champions of influential electronica, Blink, invites Hypercolour’s experimental house & techno sister label Glass Table to Hidden. Detroit native Jimmy Edgar plays his first London show since the release of his acclaimed Majenta album on Scuba’s Hotflush alongside Catz N Dogz with their signature brand of hip hop and disco-fuelled deep house. Detroit’s Kyle Hall makes a special appearance. House and techno innovators Tom Demac and Ste Roberts will push musical boundaries forward.

2nd Drop Records celebrate their landmark fifth birthday with striking crossover UK techno artists, DjRum and South London Ordnance, sonic sculptor Pedestrian and the stripped-back percussive Tessela. Support comes from residents of forward-thinking club night, Trix.

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Hot Wuk Festival: The Carnival Roadshow @ XOYO / Friday 29th June 2012


Doors: 22:00 – 03:00

@ XOYO, 32 – 37 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AP

Entry: £11.25 book


The Heatwave are taking a full live show all over the country on route to Notting Hill. First stop XOYO.

Get rum drunk and raving with the wickedest performers, scandalous dancers and bashment anthems.

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Win 2 Tickets to Do The Right Thing presented by Permanent Plastic Helmet @ Clapham Picturehouse / Thursday 5th July 2012


Screening 8.45pm

@ Clapham Picturehouse
76 Venn Street, SW4 0AT



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Film blog Permanent Plastic Helmet presents a special summer screening of Spike Lee’s incendiary classic DO THE RIGHT THING. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this unforgettable blend of style, comedy, drama and music on the big screen. This promises to be an undeniably good night with classic 80s hip-hop and soul in the bar before the film, and a special prize giveaway.

It’s the hottest day of the year in Brooklyn, and tensions are rising in the ghetto, where the only businesses are a Korean grocery and Sal’s Pizzeria. Mookie, Sal’s delivery boy, always manages to be at the centre of the action. Spike Lee’s incendiary slice of contemporary New York street life was a sensation upon its release, with its dazzlingly confident visual style and razor-sharp observations of the always contentious race relations in the ultimate American melting pot. DO THE RIGHT THING was also the calling card for Lee, a film that would assure his place amongst the most important filmmakers of his generation.

Tickets £9 here

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TheShizNit.co.uk presents SWINGERS @ Stratford East Picturehouse / Thursday 28th July 2012


Cocktails from 7.30pm / Screening 8.30pm

@ Stratford East Picturehouse
Salway Road, E15 1BX

Tickets £6.50 / £3.50 members

TheShizNit.co.uk presents SWINGERS with an exclusive introduction written by Jon Favreau 

You’re so money and you don’t even know it! If you’ve always wondered where people (and moneysupermarket’s marketing department) got the idea to call people “money” it’s probably time you saw Doug Liman’s brilliant indie hipster comedy Swingers.

If you have seen it, you’ll know it’s an hilarious – and painfully accurate – deconstruction of the dating game: a how-to manual for getting back on the horse after being ungamely bucked. It’s also one of the coolest movies ever made, with a soundtrack to die for, pin-sharp style, quotable dialogue and a Vegas setting that channels a finger clickin’, Martini sippin’ Rat Pack vibe. Plus, it’s the thinnest Vince Vaughn has ever been on film. Thince.

This evening is presented by TheShizNit.co.uk, the film website that brings you movie news, movie reviews and famously if-movie-posters-told-the-truth.  Come along to the Stratford Picturehouse on Thursday 28th June from 7.30pm, where there will be cocktails in the upstairs bar in association with The Incredible Suit (the guy behind the guy) to get you in the mood. They’ll also have videogame ice hockey to play on before the main event. Bring your own pig-dogs, though.

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Stiglitz WOW Talks: Business Starts Up @ Apple Regent Street / Thursday 28th June 2012


19:00 – 20:30

@ Apple Store
235 Regent Street,

Entry: £FREE


Are you a budding entrepreneur? Got a start up business?

Then WOW talks will interest you,

WOW Talks is an entertaining format of talks and performances that showcase inspiring people who demonstrate leadership and creativity. Throughout the year WOW Talks take place monthly in Central London, and during the summer months we go on tour to the summer festivals in the lush British countryside.

The format: 12 minutes per person; keep it personal, focus on one key perspective and finish with a question. What is unique about WOW Talks is the focus on the personal perspective and the story behind each person. WOW Talks allows for a unique insight into what matters to people, WHY they do what they do and what led them to make those choices. Speakers are willing to open up, be honest and share their intimate journeys. With WOW Talks we aim to leave people inspired, intrigued and open to new possibilities – for themselves and others. There is no limitation to the kind of person who speak at WOW Talks; Artists, Designers, Musicians, Storytellers, Dancers, Performers, Editors, Entrepreneurs, Curators, Social Activists & Pioneers, Scientists, Producers, Authors, Journalists, Teachers, Innovators, Trend Leaders and more.

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Sixty Nine @ Subway Gallery / Until Saturday 30th June 2012


11:00 – 19:00

@ Subway Gallery
Kiosk 1 Joe Strummer, Subway Edgware Rd
Harrow Rd,
W2 1DX

Entry: FREE


Want to check out one of the best located galleries in town. Check their latest exhibition out.

It has been an inventive, challenging and inspirational journey,
constellated by many achievements. We are an innovative presence in
London’s 21st century art scene, attracting worldwide media attention,
receiving positive and encouraging feedback from numerous followers,
visitors and the local community.

Since its foundation, the Subway Gallery has showcased a broad variety
of art practices and promoted over 150 British and international artists
from all walks of life, renowned and up-and-coming.

Our name derives from its underground location, one of London’s most
unloved and unappreciated. Designed in the 60’s as a forward thinking plan,
the subway for decades was left to deteriorate, its true potentials neglected.

When we started six years ago our objective was to revitalise the subway
with “the power of art”. The Subway Gallery kiosk is an unexpected and
provoking art space, its clear glass walls allow to view and experience
art freely without a required commitment to enter a space.

Our approach extends beyond the gallery boundaries, improving the
area visually and forming an oasis of creativity able to generate a change
with an emotional, stimulating response from the public and passers by,
making it more friendly and a positive cultural experience.

Thanks to all; artists and supporters, our continuous goal is to advance,
exhibiting new art and fostering pioneering projects.

The Subway Gallery is an outsider artist run gallery.

Versus presents “Hip-hop on trial” – The Google+ debates @ Barbican Hall / Tuesday 26th June 2012


Doors: 7pm – 8.30pm

@ Barbican Hall
(Barbican Centre)
Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS

Entry: £10 – 40
(subject to availability)


Tune in Live on Google+.

This June, Intelligence Squared and Google team up for a never-before-seen global debate on hip-hop.

Is rap an art form that gives the street a voice? Or is it all just money, misogyny and materialism?

Come and see hip-hop pioneer and legend KRS-One, celebrated civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, computer scientist and composer Jaron Lanier, and many more stars lock horns in the unique Intelligence Squared/Google+ courtroom debate format. Some of our speakers will be on stage in London, others beamed in from around the world thanks to the Google+ Hangout technology. More info HERE.

Web host
Jemima Khan – British writer and campaigner, associate editor of the New Statesman and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair

Emily Maitlis – BBC Newsnight presenter

Advocate for the motion
Eamon Courtenay – Courtenay Coye law firm

Advocate against the motion
Michael Eric Dyson – Hip-hop intellectual and Professor of sociology at Georgetown University

Versus – The Google+ debates from Intelligence Squared

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Yoko Ono “To The Light” @ Serpentine Gallery / Until 9th September 2012


Open daily, 10am – 6pm

@ Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London, W2 3XA

Entry: £Free


TO THE LIGHT, a major exhibition of the work of celebrated artist Yoko Ono, reflects upon the enormous impact that she has made on contemporary art, exploring her influential role across a wide range of media. This exhibition, her first in a London public institution for more than a decade, includes new and existing installations, films and performances, as well as archive material relating to several key early works.

Ono also presents #smilesfilm, a worldwide participatory project that will be exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery and encourages participation online. Conceived as a way of connecting people across the world, the project invites people to upload and send images of their smiles by hash-tagging #smilesfilm, creating a global string of smiles covering the planet.

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Zen in the City @ One New Change / Sunday 24th June 2012


11:00 – 12:00

@ The Roof Terrace at One New Change

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Love the outdoors? Love yoga well look what we have here….

One New Change has joined forces with neighbours Blue Cow Yoga – the City of London’s first dedicated yoga studio – to host two exclusive classes on its stunning roof terrace, overlooking the spectacular dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.

Forget military fitness in the park or pounding the pavements on your weekly run – up to fifty fitness fans can take the trend for outdoor exercise to new heights by taking in the sights of the London skyline during this one-of-a-kind yoga session.

In an entirely new take on retail therapy, the classes at the City of London’s landmark shopping and leisure destination are a truly one-off opportunity to align your chakras in the open air, right in the heart of the historic City.

Enthusiastic yogis will love the energising ashtanga class, but you don’t need to know your lotus from your downward dog to take part – the tranquil flow class is a perfect place to start for beginners. There are just 50 spaces available – 25 for each class – so don’t meditate on it for too long!

To help you stay relaxed and refreshed after your session, the team at Wasabi will be giving away a free frozen yogurt to everyone who attends on the day and yogis will also be treated to free skincare products by Balance Me.