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Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest presented by Permanent Plastic Helmet @ Clapham Picturehouse / Thursday 27th September 2012


Screening 8.30pm

@ Clapham Picturehouse
76 Venn Street,
Clapham SW4 0AT

To win 2 tickets to this special screening of Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, make sure you’re following us on Twitter @informedlondon and tweet us with:

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Hot on the heels of their first event – a packed screening of Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING – film blog Permanent Plastic Helmet is delighted to announce a rare screening of Michael Rapaport’s brilliant documentary about the hip-hop legends.

Best known for songs like “Bonita Applebaum” and “Can I Kick It?”, and classic albums like “Midnight Marauders” and “The Low-End Theory”, the influential Queens-based group, alongside the likes of De La Soul, pioneered a jazzier, sunnier sound at a time when Gangsta rap was in the ascendancy. Their 1998 break-up shocked the industry, and this film picks up with Tribe in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country. It wasn’t all plain sailing…

This all-access film focuses on the inner workings, personal relationships and behind the scenes drama that defines the band. No stone is left unturned, with a host of musical legends (including Kanye West, Common and Mos Def) on hand to pay tribute. You won’t need to be a die-hard hip-hop head to enjoy this revealing, funny and finally very moving film.

On the night, there will be drinks and classic hip-hop in the bar, food, and a prize giveaway.

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Stella Artois x Little White Lies Host Exclusive Premier Preview of Looper @ Hackney Picture House / Thursday 27th September 2012


20:30 – 11:30

@ Hackney Picture House
270 Mare Street,
E8 1HE

Entry: £FREE Competition Tickets

This month, Stella Artois is giving film fans the chance to win tickets to the UK preview of ‘Looper’, a futuristic action thriller set in 2044 which follows a time travelling assassin who eliminates targets sent back in time by a criminal organisation. The only rule is that you do not let your target escape – even if that target is you. The country’s number one premium lager brand* has partnered with Picturehouse Cinemas and leading film magazine Little White Lies to host this special preview.

The film follows Joseph Simmons, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, working as a “Looper” (‘assassin’) in the illegal time travel business whose job is to travel 30 years into the past to get rid of his targets. In a gripping twist, Simmons recognises one target as a future version of himself, played by Bruce Willis, who escapes before he is killed. Joseph then triggers a manhunt by his mafia employers, for failure to complete his mission. Emily Blunt joins the star-studded cast for this futuristic action thriller.

The exclusive event will take place at the Hackney Picturehouse on Thursday 27th September from 8.30pm, offering the chance to see the film before the official release on Friday 28th September. The preview screening will be the third instalment in a series of stand-out film events hosted by Stella Artois this year, in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas. The scheme kicked off with a UK preview of Bart Layton’s highly anticipated real-life thriller ‘The Imposter’, which received rave reviews at Sundance, SXSW and SilverDocs Film Festivals as well as winning the Grand Jury Award at Miami International Film Festival. The second instalment featured exclusive screenings of ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’, a film that follows LCD Soundsystem’s frontman, James Murphy, through his final showdown gig at Madison Square Gardens. The film has already received positive reviews with Total Film giving it a five-star review (denoting ‘outstanding’)

To win a pair of tickets to see this preview.
Just answer this question.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred in a TV series as a family of Aliens, what was it called?

Send answers, with name and contact number to place Looper in the Subject line.

Competition closes Midday Wednesday 26th September 2012

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Yasmin & Various DJ’s @ The Lock Tavern / Sunday 23rd September 2012


Doors: 15.00 – 23.00

@ SANDWICHES @ The Lock Tavern, 35 Chalk Farm Rd NW1

Entry FREE

Yasmin [DJ Set]
The Last Skeptik [BBE]
Rags [Livin Proof]
Raf Riley [Odd Child / Mad Decent]

From the minds of world-infamous DJ/producer The Last Skeptik and Livin Proof’s Rags, we are honoured to bring you the first ever Sandwiches: the most brilliant snack inspired party ever invented. Ever.

It will start as a chilled Sunday session, with roasts available. It will end as a raucous bunch of Bloody Mary fuelled-madness that will no doubt will cause you to venture to work on Monday with an inebriated glow.

Sandwiches is pleased to announce the wonderful Yasmin as our headline guest – not only is she a chart-topping singer, she smashes the hell out of every DJ set. Expect R’n’B, hip-hop, and a lot of marriage proposals.

Our second guest DJ is the brilliant Raf Riley. Newly signed to Labrynth’s Odd Child imprint and working closely wit Diplo, Raf has the best hair in the entire music industry.

NB: There may / may not be free sandwiches

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Block Party @ Hewett Street / Saturday 22nd September 2012


From: noon – 21:00

@ Hewett Street, Shoreditch, London 

Free entry

The Hewett Street Block Party is going to be a bonafide fun time extravaganza. Running all day from noon. Protein has curated a free showcase of the best design, food, music, and art coming out of East London right now.

Untold Gold 2012 AACDD Bargehouse Festival @ Southbank / Saturday 22nd September 2012


Open: 18.30 – 20.30

@ Bargehouse Southbank

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Entry: Free

Since its debut in September 2010 as partner of the London Design Festival, the three year African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora programme organised by the London-based British European Design Group has brought together and exhibited more artists and designers of African and African- Caribbean origin from more countries and more creative disciplines than any other previous single initiative of this kind.

The title of this year’s AACDD Bargehouse Festival ‘Untold Gold’ places the outstandingly beautiful and original work of more than 150 artists and designers from the UK, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean within the unique backdrop and raw space of Bargehouse, London.

All five floors of the listed Bargehouse building, opposite the Oxo Tower on the Southbank – the capital’s new hub for exciting multicultural and multinational art and performance activities – will be devoted to showcasing exceptional works from creatives of African and African-Caribbean descent.Disciplines represented will include fine art, sculpture, design, graphic design, photography, multimedia and music, architecture, furniture, lighting, textiles, home furnishings, ceramics, fashion and fashion accessories, jewellery and beauty, as well as live music and other performances.

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Resistencia: Focus on Latin America @ Rich Mix Cinema / Saturday 22nd September 2012



@ Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road,
E1 6LA

Entry: £7 Adult
£5 Student

A panoramic view across Latin America today, from life at the Mexican border, through the Peruvian jungle, and all the way to the streets of Santiago. These outstanding documentaries reveal the Latin America you don’t see on TV; Here are the indigenous people and the workers of Latin America from Chile to Peru to Colombia. Those suffering the most from the exploitation of their land and their rights but who are the ones willing to stand up and resist!

Programme 1
(David Pablos, Mexico, 2010)
2,000 miles of fencing separate Mexico from the USA, designed to stem the flow of immigrants crossing the border. Mexican filmmaker David Pablos observes life at the partition, where separated families, friends and lovers gather, either side of the metal grille.

(Marc Silver & Gael García Bernal, UK/ Mexico, 2010)
Director Marc Silver and Gael García Bernal meet migrants on the route of one of the most dangerous journeys in the world – crossing illegally from Mexico into the U.S.A – where many ask themselves if they will make it alive.

Programme 2
(Michael Christoffersen, Hans la Cour, Denmark, 2012)
Deep in the Peruvian jungle, a group of indigenous people protest at the airfield of a multinational oil company. When a policeman is killed and the leaders are arrested, young, impassioned Fachin Ruíz sets out to prove their innocence, resulting in the first public debate on minority rights throughout Peru. Tralier:

(Michael Chanan, UK / Chile, 2011)
Capturing Chile’s mass student demonstrations.

Programme 3
(Sebastián Moreno, Chile, 2006)
The story of the fearless Chilean photographers who risked death to record life under Pinochet’s brutal military regime.

(Goran Radovanovic, Serbia, 2011)
The 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, in the sedate village of Sierra Mastra.

Programme 4
(Margarita Martínez & Miguel Salazar, Colombia, 2010)
The Nasa people of southern Colombia are fighting to reclaim their ancestral land.

+ dir Q&A Margarita Martínez Escallan and PANEL DISCUSSION (Speakers TBC)

The Upfront Project presents: Obscure @ Lightbox / Friday 21st September 2012


Doors: 22.00 – 06.00

@ Lightbox

6A South Lambeth Place  London, SW8 1SP

Entry: Tickets from £5

The Upfront Project presents: Obscure

MJ Cole
Lil Silva
Slimzee b2b Wonder
Orgy Banton
Matt Black
Johnny Black
Sweyn Jupiter b2b Mr Sparkle
Local Authority

The Upfront Project continues throughout September advancing a new ethos in London’s electronica nightlife. Joining the dots between some of the world’s most exciting artists, label & promoters under one roof. Every Friday at Lightbox discovering and rediscovering the cutting edge sounds from London and beyond.

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Premiere: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, plus Q&A @ Curzon Mayfair / Wednesday 19th September 2012


Screening: 6.20pm

@ Curzon Mayfair

38 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7TY

Tickets: Earlybird £8, Standard £14.50

Premiere: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel/Q&A Lisa Vreeland

Join us for the UK premiere of Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel. One of the leading figures of 20th century style and culture, Diana Vreeland didn’t so much report on the fashions that defined an era as decided what they would be. As she once said, ‘You’re not supposed to give people what they want, you’re supposed to give them what they don’t know that they want yet’. The film offers an intimate portrait of the one time head of Harpers Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue. After the film, Lisa Immordino Vreeland will be present to talk about the making of this revealing documentary.

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EastEnder @ Village Underground / Friday 21st-23rd September 2012


Friday 16:00 – 04:00
Saturday 13:00 – 0:400
Sunday 13:00 – 01:00

@ Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane,

Entry: Tickets From £18

We’re giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Festival and a Greg Wilson Vinyl from his Ruff Edit Series.

Just answer this question.

What is the name of the Pub in the popular soap Eastenders?

Email answers to
Place Eastender in the subject line, along with the answer send us your name and contact number
Competition closes Midday Thursday 20th September.

The East Ender Festival is a home coming celebration for all East London’s residents and artistic talent. After travelling around festivals and gigs across the country and abroad, The East Ender Festival welcome’s back loved ones for one last summer fling.

Over three days The East Ender Festival will place some of the best emerging talent alongside some of the greatest and most influential living legends. This is East London’s official summer closing party. Village Underground & Holywell Car Park will host a line up which incorporates a diverse range of styles from left field electronic music to hip hop and dub reggae. The festival’s open air art gallery will provide an expressive space for local artists and crafts people to exhibit and expound their work.

The East Ender Festival will host a myriad of music and visual arts, embracing a selection of artistic disciplines, which includes a stellar line-up up from hip hop’s finest JJ Doom (featuring MF Doom), Drums of Death, Norman Jay, Greg Wilson, Altered Natives, Blak Twang, Mad Professor & Ariwa Posse, Cooly G, Norman Jay, Prince Fatty, TY, B Bravo, Sinjin Hawke, The Thirst, XO Man, Joel Culpepper, Bakery Boys, Mr Verde, CJ Beatz, Kings Of The City, Camouflage Children, Chima Anya, Mimz, Syron, Emily Rawson, Lauren Verge, Lealea Jones and hosts including Reggae Roast, Supa Dupa Fly & Boglewaltz to name but a few.

The festival’s open air art gallery will provide an expressive space for artists to exhibit, while a collection of local artists will produce live street art and outdoor art installations in a range of mediums.
In it’s first year, this boutique event is a great day out to check see the local talent and support the creative commu- nity. Tickets go on sale on Monday 27th of August via The East Ender Festival website, or you can purchase from Ticketweb and View London.
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East London Furniture Exhibition / Tuesday 18th September 2012


Open: 7pm – till late

@ DreamBagsJaguarShoes

32 – 36 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DA

Entry: Free

JaguarShoes Collective are proud to present East London Furniture at DreamBagsJaguarShoes. The exhibition launch will coincide with The London Design Festival and is also part of the Icon Design Trail.

East London Furniture was founded on a concept of resourcefulness, reuse and sustainability. Using 100% recycled materials they will be completely transforming the interior of bar/gallery space ‘DreamBagsJaguarShoes’ with an all-encompassing installation from found objects, waste and recycled material. The exhibition will also feature new illustrations from Alessandro Mistruli and work from film maker Tom Bowell.

E.L.F create amazing spaces from discarded material sourced from local area. Repurposing waste materials they will construct furniture, lighting and interior features that will be used by the public for the duration of the show. The exhibition intends to provoke thought and conversation about what we throw away and how we can see it differently.

Every piece of timber found is recorded and photographed, so you can trace back to discover the exact source of where the materials were found in your piece of furniture. All the items in the exhibition will be auctioned off at the end of the show.

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