Designs of the Year 2012 @ The Design Museum / Saturday 11th February 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-5.45pm daily

@ Design Museum

28 Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD

Entry: Tickets range from £6 – £11

www.designmuseum.org

08 February – 15 July

The Design Museum’s Design Awards, ‘the Oscars of the design world’, showcase the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport. A high profile judging panel will decide the best entries in each of the seven categories. Category award winners and the overall winner of the Design of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at an Awards event in April 2012.

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Flamenco Festival: Olga Pericet Company @ Sadler’s Wells / Friday 10th February 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

21:00 – 04:00

@ Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Ave, London, EC1R 4TN

Entry: Tickets range from £12 – £40

www.sadlerswells.com

Flamenco Festival until 19th February

An annual feature of the international dance calendar, the Flamenco Festival brings the world’s greatest flamenco talents to the capital for two very special weeks. This year’s highlights include Antonio Gades Company performing Fuenteovejuna, an Andalusian folk-dance-drama boasting stunning ensemble sequences, beautiful period costumes and jaw-dropping dance. Another unmissable show comes in the form Rafael Amargo’s Poet in New York. Previously nominated for an Olivier Award for his take on Zorro, rebel of the Flamenco world, Amargo’s Poet in New York is a multimedia extravaganza inspired by Lorca that has wowed international critics and been described as “in a class by itself” (New York Times).

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Yayoi Kusama @ Tate Modern / until 5th June 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Open:
10:00 – 18:00 Sunday – Thursday
10:00 – 22:00 Friday – Saturday

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Entry: from £10 book

www.tate.org.uk

The nine decades of Yayoi Kusama’s life have taken her from rural Japan to the New York art scene to contemporary Tokyo, in a career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style. Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and immersive installation.

In an attempt to share her experiences, she creates installations that immerse the viewer in her obsessively charged vision of endless dots and nets or infinitely mirrored space.

This is a varied, spectacular exhibition of a truly unique artist. There has never been an exhibition of this size of her work in the UK and this is an unmissable opportunity for both Kusama fans and those new to her work.

This is going to be one of our favourite exhibitions of the summer. Make sure you visit first.

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Loud Noise presents Kromestar & more @ Hidden / Friday 10th February 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10pm – 6am

@ Hidden
100 Tinworth Street
London, SE11 5EQ
Tube: Vauxhall

Entry: £9 Adv Tickets
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LOUD NOISE are back! Bringing yet another impressive line up of Heavyweight Dubstep acts to their new found home – Hidden. If you went to the epic first FOUND Series, you would know that Friday night at Hidden is the place to be if you love underground music. As we enter FOUND Series II, Loud Noise are bringing you some of Dubstep’s finest acts of the moment – again ready to push Hidden’s deep, dark vibe and bone shaking systems to their ultimate limits.

Line-up:
Kromestar (Deep Medi Musik)
Tunnidge
J:Kenzo
Sleeper
Thelem
Kai Marley
Jack Swift
Senzer
& more

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Kinetica Art Fair @ Ambika P3 / from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Open:
10:00 – 20:00 (Thursday – Saturday)
10:00 – 18:00 (Sunday)

@ Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

From: 9th – 12th February

Entry: from £12 book

www.kinetica-artfair.com

The Kinetica Museum returns with a collection of galleries, art organisations and curatorial groups from around the world who focus on the convergence of electronic, sound, light and multi-disciplinary art.

The fair is also a platform for the public to view and buy artworks. Alongside the fair there will be special events workshops and performances.

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The Room with Live Intro from Tommy Wiseau @ The Prince Charles Cinema / Thursday 9th February 2011

TIME AND PLACE

Intro followed by screening from 11.59pm

@ The Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place

Tickets £15 / members £10

LIVE INTRO FROM TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO

Starring: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Philip Haldiman

Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero fly over to the PCC and will be on stage for 20-25 mins BEFORE the film, introducing and taking questions from the audience…

An American black comedy about love and passion, betrayal and lies. It depicts the depths of friendship and relationships in one’s life and raises life’s real and most asked question: “Can you ever really trust anyone?…Are you ready to see reflections of your life? A successful banker, Johnny, is madly in love with his fiancé, Lisa, and plans to be married next month. His plans take a horrid turn when he finds the truth about Lisa and the people surrounding him.

Widely regarded as one of the best bad movies ever made, The PCC have topped it’s own monthly screening of The Room (complete with free-reign to throw plastic cutlery at the screen) with these very exclusive introductions. There are a few dates on the bill between Thursday 9th February – Monday 13th February which can be found here but a lot of screenings are already sold out with returns only.

Here’s a tiny little slice of what you can expect from The Room and Tommy Wiseau…

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Designs of the Year 2012 @ Design Museum / Until Sunday 15th July 2012

TIME AND PLACE

Daily 10am – 5.45pm
Last admission at 5.15pm

@Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London,
SE1 2YD

Entry:£11 adults
£10 concessions
£7 Students

This includes a £1 voluntary charitable donation. This voluntary donation will help the museum raise funds for the care and exhibition of its collection. Please let us know when buying your ticket if you do not wish to make this charitable donation.

Tickets without donation are:
£10 adults
£9 concessions
£6 students

designmuseum.org
www.designsoftheyear.com

The Design Museum’s Design Awards, ‘the Oscars of the design world’, showcase the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport. A high profile judging panel will decide the best entries in each of the seven categories. Category award winners and the overall winner of the Design of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at an Awards event in April 2012.

This year’s nominations can be viewed at the exhibtion blog at designsoftheyear.com

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The Bad Film Club presents Gigli @ Riverside Studios / Wednesday 8th February 2011

TIME AND PLACE

Screening 8pm

@ Riverside Studios
Crisp Road, W6 9RL

www.badfilmclub.com

Tickets £8.50 / £7.50 concessions

Nicko and Joe of The Bad Film Club work tirelessly to bring you the best of ‘good comedy vs the worst movies,’ and put in their own words GIGLI is pretty much that: the violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy-hit-man with a heart of gold and a retarded man came to be best friends through a hostage.

There will be a running, live commentary throughout the screening of the film.

Also: Gigli includes the formidable duo of Ben Affleck and Jenny “from the block” Lopez, filmed during the best of their Bennifer years. They broke up a year after Gigli’s release… coincidence?

If you’d like to know more about Gigli, here’s the trailer:

ALTERNATIVELY: you can listen to the Earwolf How Did This Get Made podcast of Gigli here where the team will convince you to go to tonight’s screening of “one of the most monumentally bad movies of the millennium. This movie is garbage on every level, from the painfully awkward acting to the politically incorrect plot.”

Enjoy! How could you not?

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OLEK: Debut UK solo show @ Tony’s Gallery / Until 23rd March 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11am – 7pm
(Wednesday-Sunday)

@ Tony’s Galllery
68 Sclater st
London, E1 6HR
MAP
Tube: Shoreditch Hight St

Entry: £Free

www.tonysgallery.com
/ www.agataolek.com

Tony’s Gallery is exhibiting the debut UK solo exhibition by Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek; entitled: “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone”.

Renowned for her use of crocheted yarn as a medium both indoors and on the street, the artist has created a major installation and sculptural environment: a distinctive Olek-esque living room filled with domestic objects of all kinds.  These, along with the gallery walls and floor, have been entirely covered in crochet.

For this exhibition, Olek has drawn inspiration from her experiences of living in the UK over the past few months and assimilating into British culture, as reflected in recent works such as her crocheted London black cab, a piece produced outside of Tony’s in November.  The show’s title is a direct quote from ‘I do not expect’, an appliquéd blanket produced by Tracey Emin in 2002.

Olek was recently listed in the Artinfo article ‘See the Women Who Shook Up the Art World in 2011′ alongside Anita Zabludowicz, Marina Abramovic and Mera Rubell and has also been listed in “The 25 most important artists of 2011”.

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HMV Next Big Thing presents Fatoumata Diawara @ Jazz Cafe / Monday 6th February 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7pm – midnight

@ Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway
Camden
London, NW1 7PG

Entry: £10 Adv Tickets
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www.myspace.com/fatoumatadiawara

Fresh from a UK tour, last year, supporting Congolese super-group Staff Benda Bilili, performing Rich Mix and WOMAD Festival, Fatoumata Diawara (World Circuit) is one of Mali’s most exciting new starts. Earning her stripes as a backing singer/dancer for the mighty Oumou Sangare, Diawara draws elements of Jazz and funk into an exquisitely sparse contemporary folk sound, refracting the rocking rhythms and plaintive melodies of her ancestral Wassoulou tradition. And at the centre of it all is a warm, affecting voice singing songs from her latest Album ‘Fatou’.

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