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Wednesday, October 12 2011

55th BFI London Film Festival @ Various Cinemas / Wednesday 12th – Thursday 27th October 2011

TIME AND PLACE

Various times – please see website

BFI Southbank Ciné Lumière Curzon Mayfair Empire Leicester Square ICA Cinema Odeon Leicester Square Odeon West End Queen Elizabeth Hall Ritzy Cinema Vue West End

Tickets

BFI Southbank, Ritzy, ICA, Curzon Mayfair, Ciné Lumière: £10.50
Vue West End: £14.00
Galas & Specials: £18.00 - £25.00
Opening & Closing Night Galas: £30.00
Screen Talks: £17.50
Masterclasses: £15.00
Other events individually priced
Weekday Matinees at all venues (matinee screenings are prior to 17:00): £7.00

We’re excited to announce the line-up for this year’s BFI London Film Festival, which will showcase 204 feature films and 110 shorts over 16 days.

In addition to the opening and closing night films, Fernando Meirelles’ 360 and Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea, Gala highlights include George Clooney’s The Ides of March, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method.

Our Film on the Square strand includes highly anticipated new titles such as Roman Polanski’s Carnage, Werner Herzog’s Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights.

New British Cinema provides a platform for original cinematic voices from across the UK. D.R. Hood’s Wreckers, Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut Wild Bill and Andrew Haigh’s award-winning second featureWeekend will all receive their UK premieres at the festival.

The BFI London Film Festival Awards will return for a third year to recognise excellence from both new and established filmmaking talent. This year’s jurors and full awards shortlists will be announced on 4 October, and the ceremony will take place on 26 October at LSO St Luke’s.

BFI Members can book festival tickets online from 19 September. Public booking opens 26 September.

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Tuesday, October 11 2011 Competition

Double Trouble Vision 3rd Birthday Pt. 1 w/ Grandmaster Flash & more @ Corsica Studios / Friday 14th & Saturday 15th October 2011

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10pm – 6am

@ Corsica Studios
Unit 5 Farrell Court
Elephant Rd
London, SE17 1LB

Entry: £15 Adv tickets
Buy HERE

www.corsicastudios.com / www.facebook.com/troublevision

‘LIKE’ our facebook page to win a pair of tickets for the event. Then email us your name after you’ve liked us: info@informedlondon.com (subject line “Trouble Vision”). NB. let us know if you want tickets for Friday or Saturday.

On the 14th and 15th of October 2011, Trouble Vision, (Corsica Studios’ in house club night,) will celebrate its third birthday!

PART 1 Line Up – Friday 14th October 2011 – CORSICA STUDIOS

GRANDMASTER FLASH [London Exclusive]
ARTWORK & MC DRS
DARK SKY [50 Weapons / Black Acre]
BLAWAN [Hessel Audio]
KRYSTAL KLEAR [Hoya Hoya]
REDINHO [LIVE / Numbers]
OBJEKT
JOSEY REBELLE [Rinse]
MR SOLID GOLD [Trouble Vision]
OLI DAB & ROBIN [Trouble Vision]
HESSELTIME [Trouble Vision]
HYLU & JAGO [Trouble Vision]

(more…)

Monday, October 10 2011

Mr Brainwash exhibition @ The Opera Gallery / 6th-31st October 2011

TIME AND PLACE:

Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sundays: 1pm – 7pm

@ The Opera Gallery
134 New Bond Street,
London, W1S 2TF

Entry: £Free

www.operagallery.com / www.mrbrainwash.com

Mr Brainwash launches new street art show in London.

The work of street artist Mr Brainwash, real name Thierry Guetta, is the subject of a new exhibition at London’s Opera Gallery. The French-born artist came to prominence after being featured in Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop.

Los Angeles-based Guetta has collaborated closely with Banksy, leading to some speculation that he is a cover for the notoriously enigmatic street artist. Initially the subject matter of Exit Through The Gift Shop, the self-protective Banksy eventually turned the camera on amateur film-maker Guetta.

The Opera Gallery London has a collection of contemporary and modern painting and sculpture, displaying a permanent collection of the most renowned international artists, and special exhibitions every two months.

Don’t miss out. Stay InFormed London!

Sunday, October 9 2011

The Doctor’s Orders & Jazz Cafe @ The Jazz Cafe / Sunday 9th October 2011

Time and Place

Doors: 22:00 – 01:00

@Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway, NW1
London, United Kingdom

Entry£15 in Advance from HERE

www.thedoctorsorders.com

Finish off your weekend and get down to the Jazz Cafe in Camden and check out hip hop beats in an extra special setting from DAS EFX.

If your not sure what your checking out here is a bit of a lowdown….
Das EFX is an American hip hop duo consisting of emcees
SKOOB & KRAZY DRAYZY. They rose to popularity in the early 90s
through the support of with EPMD’s Hit Squad. The duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album ‘Dead Serious’ which highlighted their unusual rapping Jamaican influenced rhyming style which they nicknamed “sewage”. ‘Dead Serious’ went platinum and its lead single, ‘They Want EFX’ reached the top ten on the US Billboard R&B charts.

As a reaction the duo slowed down their fast-paced flow, eliminated
the ‘iggedy’ suffix and downplayed the cartoonish content on their second classic album ‘Straight Up Sewaside’.With 3 more albums to their catalogue still they will be rocking this, their debut show at the Jazz Café, with all of their classics from over the years so make sure you are there!

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Resonance Sunday Sessions @ The Abbey Tavern / Sunday 9th October 2011

Time and Place

Doors: 15:00 – 00:00

@ The Abbey Tavern
124 Kentish Town Road,
NW1 9QB

Entry: Free

www.resonanceonline.co.uk

Every Second Sunday of each month, Mitee, Default Disruptor & guest DJs bring to you positive vibes to aid your more than likely Sunday hangover feeling.

The Abbey Tavern has a great environment, great range of drinks, a lush food menu, plus a much needed 2-floor beer garden out at the back.  It’s a place well worth checking out if you’ve never visited before.

Expect a blend of Dub, Reggae, Trip Hop, Soulful House and whatever else that keeps you in the mood. It’s a Sunday after all!

Line Up
*Default Disruptor*
*Mitee*

www.resonanceonline.co.uk

Saturday, October 8 2011

Meeting of Styles @ The Studios / Saturday 8th October 2011

TIME AND PLACE:

12:00 – 24:00

@ The Studios, (formerly Highbury Studios)
Hornsey Street,
London
N7 8GR

Entry: £Free

www.meetingofstyles.co.uk
www.endoftheline.co

Endoftheline presents the London Meeting of Styles – the UK’s premier showcase of spraycan art. Featuring over 60 of Europe’s best graffiti writers and artists, this independent event provides a unique platform for expression, raising awareness and demonstrating the incredible talent of this generation of contemporary artists.

Aerosol art, by it’s very nature, doesn’t live comfortably in gallery spaces or alongside corporate sponsorship, as such Meeting of Styles is curated by and for the artists. A free event, it’s not run for profit and relies on no sponsors. This independence means the artists involved aren’t beholden to anyone’s agendas or subject to any form of censorship.

Now in it’s fourth year, Meeting of Styles is family friendly and full of good vibes. Aside from the chance to see a veritable army of talented artists painting live, there’ll be a cinema with a Reeps1 Beatbox installation, competitions, licensed bars, and cult carnivores – Meateasy providing the BBQ. DJs and MCs keep things rocking outside in the daytime whilst the likes of Lazy Habits, DJ Mylon, Rolls Royce, Trol23, and DJ Format on the ones and twos and Phi Life Cypher finish off the day inside. It’s set to be an unmissable day out; a block party celebrating graffiti culture in a safe and inclusive environment.

Check out photos from last year

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Friday, October 7 2011

Lovebox presents Bang The Box: Modeselektor @ HMV Forum / Friday 7th October 2011

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 9pm – 3am

@ HMV Forum
9-17 Highgate Road
London, NW5 1JY
Tube: Kentish Town

Entry: £14 Adv Tickets
Buy HERE

www.modeselektor.com / www.lovebox.net

This Friday, 7th October, Lovebox welcomes the Berlin bass brigade Modeselektor, as they touch down at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town for an exclusive London live performance the week of release of their brand new album ‘Monkeytown‘.

After curating an entire stage at the 2010 and 2011 MELT! Festival in Berlin, and following a tour of Europe and Japan with Radiohead – Modeselektor have created brand spanking new live stage and visual show, that they will showcase at Bang The Box.

With massive drums, minced vocals and a mastery of mounting tension, Modeselektor creates a new animal out of dance music, drawing inspiration from hip hop, soulful R&B, punk rap and playful surprises.

Full line-up:
Modeselektor (live)
Boy 8 Bit
Siriusmo
Cooly G (live)

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Portobello Pop-Up Cinema @ Westway / Friday 7th – Saturday 8th October 2011

TIME AND PLACE

Screenings 7.30pm

@ Portobello Pop Up,
3 Acklam Road, W10 5TY

Portobello Pop-Up, London’s non-profit outdoor Digital Cinema, built undereath the Westway flyover on Portobello Road.

07 October 2011 07:30 PM
A CELEBRATION OF DAVID STONE AND THE LEGENDARY GATE CINEMA, David and Barbara Stone opened the Gate Cinema in 1974. The Stones introduced new director’s film work, inc Fassbinder, Kurasawa, Wenders, and Jarman. This was the era of the London art house, late night double bills, and freshly brewed coffee. A surprise film will be presented in special tribute.

08 October 2011 07:30 PM
GREEN WAVE, 83 mins, 2010. Dir Ali Samadi Ahadi
An anguished cry of despair and fury, using a mixture of animation and archival/original footage to explore the recent uprising in Iran, Ahadi also draws on blogs, Twitter messages made by Iranian citizens during the violently quelled Green Revolution to tell its story. The subject is unquestionably powerful.

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Thursday, October 6 2011

Serious About Street Dance: The Battles @ ULU / Thursday 6th October 2011

TIME AND PLACE:

18:30 – LATE

@ University of London Union
Malet Street,
London,
WC1E 7HY

Entry: Tickets £10.50
£15 Normally
£9 on the door if you say ‘InFormed London’
www.sasbattles.com

If you didn’t go to Serious About Street Dance at the beginning of the year then you missed out on an amazing show, but no worries the battles will be live adrenaline filled battle grounds displaying a wide variety of different street dance forms, Popping,locking, Bboying, Waacking, Krump, House and more.

The battles will be held every first Thursday of the month, NikeID who are supporting the event will be on hand to give dancers or spectators a chance to do some live customisations.

There will also be cash prizes for the battles winners and on top a NikeID one-on-one session for a pair of customised Nike Hyperfuse trainers. There is a lot to play for meaning the battles will be tough and ruthless, teams pulling any tricks out of the bag.

Get there early as it will get busy.

Get down and see StreetDance Raw and Up Close

If you would like to sign up and battle, sign up here

Photomonth 2011 @ Various venues in East London / Until 29th November 2011

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10am – late (daily events)

@ Various venues in East London

Entry: £Free (prices may vary)

2011.photomonth.org

Full programme HERE

photomonth is an international photography festival focussed on East London. Founded in 2001 and taking place in October & November each year the festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience.

photomonth is committed to the creative development of photography. The exhibitions present work of the highest possible standard, giving exposure to photographers from the world over as well as those that are locally based or come from other parts of the UK. A programme of special events includes portfolio reviews, lectures, seminar’s, talks by artists, workshops and tours.

Major events include the photofair in Spitalfields Traders Market, the photolounge at the Old Truman Brewery, the photomonth lecture at the Whitechapel Gallery and the photo-open at the Rich Mix.

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