The Breaks fest DJ Dister @ Lockside Lounge / Thursday 16th February 2012


20:00 – 01:00

@ Camden Lockside
75-89 Upper Walkway, West Yard,
Camden Lock Place,

Entry: £Free

Camden’s Lockside Lounge is set to vibrate to the sounds of one of Germany’s top hip hop DJs – Dister. His night Born2Roll has now invaded Berlin with that golden era hip hop mentality and regularly hosts the cream of U.S rappers – from Masta Ace to Lords of the Underground. Now this turntable wrecking, train-bombing beat junkie has come to London to remind you why you loved the boom bap in the first place. Expect a razor sharp mix of hip hop, funk, soul, and latin beats, from old to new.

MiMo presents: A Night For Help For Heroes @ East Village / Thursday 16th February 2012

Time and Place:
7.00pm – 3.30am

@ East Village
89 Great Eastern Street

Entry: £6.00 Here (min £5 donation on door)

Tonight MiMo invites you to A Night for Help for Heroes at East Village, Shoreditch. Prepare yourself for a fun-filled night of Underground House, Disco and Funk, with sets from some huge DJ’s who have very kindly offered their services for free. All proceeds from the night will be donated to the charities: Help For Heroes and Troop Aid.

Chris Jones (aka Chris MiMo) is the owner and head Dj of the London Underground House Night, MiMo. Recently his younger brother, Tim Jones, was very badly injured by an IED whilst on patrol in Afghanistan. Another member of his patrol was killed by the same explosion and several more badly injured from the blast. Tim was very lucky to survive and is now on a long road to recovery with severe injuries to his left leg. Despite his injuries he remains upbeat about returning to the army and continuing his service and the job he loves.

So please join for a really special Thursday night in East London. Support our armed forces and dance the night away with some of the biggest DJ’s around. The fun starts from 7 pm!

Simon Baker (2020 Vision)
Richy Ahmed (Hot Creations / Hot Nature)
Miguel Campbell (Hot Creations / Hot Nature)
Rob Mello (Crosstown Rebels)
Darius Syrossian (Viva Music / 8bit)
Shur I Kan (Freerange)
Giom (Lost My Dog)
Chris MiMo (MiMo Music / Bigger Deer)
+ Very Special Surprise Live Guest!

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Showcase Cities – Here we go @ Richmix / Wednesday 15th February 2012


18:00 – 23:30

Bethnal Green Road,
E1 6LA

Entry: £FREE
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We hope you enjoyed your night out with the other half or that special friend if you didnt manage to go out and want to attend something a little bit different then the cinema, we picked this out for you.


Getting set for another round of ART, MUSIC & BEERS!!!

See ART from:

Mark Hayward
Harriet Payer Anderss & Jorge Esquivelzeta
Betsy Jones
Jo Cheung
Megan Brewer
Jason Lear
Kimbal Bumstead
Carlos Burgos
Liz Atkin
Tatiana Mav
Maria Tukhas
Eleanor Barreau
Rebecca Strain
Foo Ali

And many more…

Also an Awesome LIVE SET from: Anja McCloskey

It’s set to be another fantastic event FREE FOR EVERYBODY

Let us know if you have a a good night by snapping a pic or leaving a comment on one of our many networks. Facebook Page Tweet:@informedlondon or just drop a comment below.

Enjoy :)


Heart, Beating in the Dark @ ICA / Wednesday 15th February 2012


Screening 6.15pm

@ Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Tickets £10/ £8 concessions / £7 ICA members 

Praised as one of the most complicated films produced in Japan that year, the 2005 version of Nagasaki’s Heart, Beating in the Dark returns with a new view on the relationship between the past and the present, recreating old narratives into new ones. The character’s from the 1982 version, Ringo and Inako, are reunited unexpectedly with another young couple, Toru and Ritsuko, who are hiding from a group of gangsters at a friend’s apartment.

Nagasaki’s project reunites the fates of these two couples at a time where their lives are in the worse situations. Visually underlining the main issues and the painful side effects of human relationships, the film recalls the work of Academy Award winning director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Paul Thomas Anderson.

Dir: Shunichi Nagasaki, 2005, Japan, 104mins
Cast: Takashi Naito, Shigero Muroi, Shoichi Honda, Noriko Eguchi, Taro Suwa, Kaori Misushima

Please note

Films start at the advertised time. Doors open 15 mins prior to this. Latecomers are only admitted at the Duty Managers discretion.

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No Quarter x Videopia @ Notting Hill Arts Club / Tuesday 14th February 2012


Doors: 7pm – 2am

@ Notting Hill Arts Club
21 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3JQ

Entry: £8 (£6 with flyer, go to No Quarter Facebook)

On February 14, the night of St Valentine’s Day NO QUARTER team up with the incredible VIDEOPIA and SOUNDTRACKS to bring you an unmissable event where your cinematic dreams become reality.

No Quarter meets Videopia with Dominic Hammond, Gabriella Ellis (Made In Chelsea), The Freewheel and more. Arrive early for Videopia filming and ‘sweding’ from 7pm! You can act and star in a short film, dance and smooch to the classic tunes which have soundtracked your favourite movie moments and see incredible new bands too!

In case you’re not familiar with the concept of ‘sweding’ films, Videopia bring their interactive movie show and invite you to star in a very silly piece of homemade cinema which they cast, shoot and screen live on the night.

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SCRATCH + SNIFF & King Pong Slam Jam by World Series of Pong @ The Book Club / Tuesday 14th February 2012


Doors: 7.30pm – 10pm

@ The Book Club
100 Leonard Street
London, EC2A 4RH

Entry: £17 Adv Tickets

SCRATCH + SNIFF – TEMPTRESSES, LOTHARIOS & THE SCENTED SIREN (Basement) Calling all femmes fatales, philanderers, rakes and vamps. For this Valentine’s special of Scratch+Sniff, your host Odette Toilette will take you on a decadent perfumed journey to encounter history (and myth’s) most infamous figures of temptation. Get to know the scent of Mati Hari, the Highwayman, Catherine the Great, Byron Don Juan and many more seducers and seductresses as we speculate on their fragrance choices and the links between character archetype and perfume.
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On the ground floor, World Series of Pong will be hosting another tournament. For more info go to
What: A VERY Social Doubles Tournament
Time: 7-7.30pm registration (with the WSOPong host)
Cost: £2 per player
Start: 7.30pm with 9-9.30pm finish (if you make the finals)

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I LUV LIVE w/ Ratlin, L Marshall & 14th @ XOYO / Monday 13th February 2012


Doors: 7.30pm – midnight

32-37 Cowper Street
London, EC2A 4AP
Tube: Old Street

Entry: £6 Adv Tickets


Straight out of West London, Ratlin is causing a storm on the streets delivering consistent visuals to compliment his catchy flow on tracks such as ‘Messiah’, ‘My Life’s Not Easy’ and ‘Heart On The Line.’ He will be joined by singer L Marshall (featured on Wretch 32’s number 5 record ‘Tractor’) and celebrated singer songwriter Ryan Keen. 14th are Tom Barber and Tracey Duodu, a musical collaboration that came together following a ferocious dance battle in Brighton. Tom is the technical core of the band and lays down the beats, melodies and production. Tracey adds her unmistakable voice and vocal creativity to the mix and together they create an awesome nostalgic sound.

With few live showcases open to home grown music, ILUVLIVE has helped numerous performers present their artistry with a full live band to music industry virtuosos, journalists and fans alike.

+ L Marshall
+ Ryan Keen
+ Elro
+ 14th
+ Jamie Joseph

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Volatile Valentines Double Bill @ Shacklewell Arms / Sunday 12th February 2012


Screening 2.30pm, upstairs

@ Shacklewell Arms,
71 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EB

Tube: Dalston Kingsland
Buses: 242, 149, 67, 76, 243

Tickets £5 available on the door


This young film club with an analogue fetish presents two films by the French director Catherine Breillat.

Past films Romance, Fat Girl and Bluebeard, highlight one of the most provocative and divisive filmmakers in European cinema: in Virgin and Brief Crossing, Breillat explores sexuality, romance, gender conflict and the coming of age experience through the guise of the teen holiday romance. One is from the perspective of a teenage girl, the other from that of an adolescent boy.

Virgin is centred on Lili, on a caravan holiday with her family, still realising her powers over men. Intent on losing her virginity, she latches onto an ageing playboy, but soon finds their relationship is developing into something emotionally warped and troublingly complex.

Brief Crossing charts the dalliance between Thomas and a troubled older English woman, who he meets after boarding a ferry from La Havre to Portsmouth. Knowing that they are only on board together for a short time, as they learn more about each other, the shifts in balance that occur between the two threaten to disrupt their relationship.

From one of the leading figures behind New French Extremity, Breillat turns the myths of love inside out.

“A master of psychosexual and Freudian mind-fuckery” – Little White Lies

“So fresh and incisive, so poignant yet funny, that Virgin’s coming-of-age story unfolds as if it were the first of its kind” – Los Angeles Times

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Tsuba Presents Sascha Dive & Gerd (Live) @ The Old Peanut Factory / Saturday 11th February 2012

8pm – 6am

@ The Old Peanut Factory, 
10 Stour Road,
E3 2NT

ENTRY: £13.50 RA

Tsuba is regarded as one of the world’s key players in underground house music. Following parties in 2011 at Fabric and Watergate, 2012 sees Tsuba kick off its own events series featuring the cream of the label’s artists and some very special guests.

The party starts tonight with label head Kevin Griffiths (also of Issst party fame) joined by Cocoon’s Sascha Dive, Berliner Spencer Parker, UK rising star Ethyl and exclusive special guest Gerd who performs Live. Expect the very best in up front house music all night long in one of East London’s most special warehouse spaces – The Old Peanut Factory.

The first 50 ticket buyers for this February event will also receive a new limited edition hand stamped & numbered Tsuba 12″ on the night. Happy days!

Gerd Live [Exclusive UK Show]
Sascha Dive [Cocoon/DeepVibes]
Spencer Parker [Rekids/Ovum]
Ethyl [Secretsundaze/Freerange]
Kevin Griffiths [Tsuba/Issst]

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The Nine Muses film plus Q&A @ Rio Cinema / Saturday 11th February 2012


Screening: 1.30pm – 4pm

@ Rio Cinema

107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB

Tickets: £7/£5.50 Concs & Under 15’s


Film bible Sight and Sound called it “Intense and visually gorgeous”, Variety called it cerebral and sensual. John Akomfrah’s highly acclaimed film The Nine Muses screens on the beautiful big screen in the warm Rio Cinema, plus Q&A thereafter.

Social history has rarely been re-imagined as lyrically as it is in artist John Akomfrah’s part documentary, part existential sci-fi film. Inspired by Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’, THE NINE MUSES combines archive footage with amazing views of modern Arctic landscapes to reflect on the experiences of Black and Asian immigrants to the UK over a period of thirty years. The result is a unique and absorbing multi-layered quest for knowledge and identity and a beautiful meditation on migration and memory.

Bring a friend to Dalston and have a great Saturday afternoon. All four smoking dogs will be there. It will be warmer inside the cinema than outside, see you there!

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