The vision behind Clerkenwell was a vintage ‘experience’ offering not only 50 of the finest traders from all over the globe but on-the-spot alterations, a vintage salon, personal shoppers and vintage style experts, resident artists, a florist and live music.
Be ahead of trends or on-trend with vintage… Designers put the emphasis on strong black and white looks this season, statement sunglasses, stripes, peekaboo pieces, minimalist leather, beautiful beading and some floral prints too
Tickets: from £14 (various concessions available) book online
If you love animals, you are in for a real treat as the London Pet Show returns bigger and cuter! The show’s packed with hundreds of animals, amazing action displays and fun and informative talks and demos.
It’s the perfect opportunity for animal lovers of all ages to meet and learn about different types of animals with expert advice on hand. There’ll be lots of goodies and gadgets to buy for both you and your pet. Please note you can’t take your own pets.
The Subway Gallery was born during 2006 and is situated below the Edgware Road / Harrow Road crossing in a subway underneath landmarks including Paddington Green, Marylebone flyover and the Metropole Hilton Hotel. Conceived by artist Robert Gordon McHarg III, the space is a 1960s kiosk with glass walls which creates a unique showcase for art, interacting naturally with passers by, visitors and the community.
POPular is GGT’s first solo exhibition in the UK. GGT’s artistic journey began in 1990 as an underground cartoonist in Milan, his colourful and ironically subversive work embraces all areas of the visual arts. His style is simple and direct, based on the use of solid colours, outlined by bold sharp lines.
In continuing our exploration and presentation of important Japanese photography, Michael Hoppen Gallery will this year stage major solo shows of two of its grand masters: Nobuyoshi Araki and later in the year, Miyako Ishiuchi. Each an artist with a unique vision and aesthetic, both producing highly charged work in examining the sensitive subjects of that society.
Araki is the king of provocation. In a very particular – and arguably peculiar – way he has made the subject his own. And here we celebrate those images from his most controversial body of work, Kinbaku, the Japanese art of bondage. Kinbaku-bi meaning literally the beauty of tight binding. And yes, though strong and offensive to some, disturbing to others, the pictures are often beautiful.
Satdeep Grewal’s work draws from scientific imagery and mathematics. Grewal uses abstract forms and tactile surfaces to bring out the chaos and fluidity embedded in these supposedly objective, rigid ways of viewing the world. This debut exhibition marks Satdeep Grewal’s emergence onto the scene as a multi-disciplinary artist, who works in mixed media, paint and sculpture.
Professional skateboarders rely on Southbank to practice. As well as being a mecca for skateboarders all over the world this is a very important place for many people not to mention the added value the park and professionals bring in terms of tourism.
The proposal to move the skate park means it is not regarded as equally important as the the other cultural facilities at Southbank and it shows they are being marginalised and it proves that Southbank strategy is elitist and not serving local people.
Many young local people start skating here, it is a social meeting place as well as a place for sport and artistic talent.
Sign the petition to let the people in charge know how you feel.
Want to escape to the country without ever leaving the comfort of Hackney? Get yourself down to A Fete Worse Than Death and celebrate the coming of spring with The Book Club. All the fun of a village fete, but with a Shoreditch twist.
John Langan Band
The Bonfire Band
The Elasticated Waist Band
Swallow Magazine will be taking over the Hewett Street gallery to celebrate Cinco De Mayo (The Fifth Day of May) in a Mexican style brunch-up!
Swallow have enlisted the likes of London food collective family, who will be bringing their own personal touch to the magazine’s Huevos Rancheros recipe, a hugely celebrated breakfast taco dish, made from sautéed corn tortillas and eggs in a rich and spicy salsa of tomato, garlic and chili – on sale for £4. Also expect delicious creations from Protein’s resident coffee extrodinaires DunneFrankowski, who will be on hand, making drinks inspired by the flavours of Mexico City.
Make sure you arrive early to get a taste of what’s on offer.
Mumdance is the brainchild of Brighton producer and DJ Jack Adams, and Different Circles is his bi-monthly party showcasing his eclectic tastes in music. Expect an anything-goes journey through electronic music.
Boy 8 Bit
Mumdance (Mad Decent / U.T.T.U)
The Memorable Kind