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Sunday, January 15 2012

Laced Feat. Chris Woodward @ The Brickhouse / Sunday 15th January 2012


20:30 – 02:00

@ The Brickhouse
152c Brick Lane
E1 6RU

Entry: £10 OTD

We can’t think of a better producer/dj to take over the reign for tonight’s shindig than Chris Woodward from Buzzin Fly, a stalwart of the East London house scene. Warming up the room it’s Nick Maleedy (Excuse the Mess), and taking it home will be their very own Pej.

Chris Woodward was discovered by Ben Watt in 2003, Buzzin’ Fly’s rising star and resident spinner. He was quickly snapped up by the label and has been a key resident ever since. Since the label’s inception Woodward has been a cornerstone of Buzzin Fly’s European party schedule, tag-team with Ben Watt on almost every event in the capital since it’s inception. As well as resident DJ, he’s has just released his first remix for the label.

Nick Maleedy is the resident DJ and co-promoter of Excuse The Mess, and has already had the pleasure of mixing alongside many of Europe’s finest. Playing along side Pan-Pot, Robert Dietz, Christian Burkhardt, Subb-an, MyMy and Mark Henning. Nick’s sound is a blend of stripped-down deep dubby house and techno, mixing between lighter disco tracks and tougher edged percussive grooves allowing him to keep the crowd on their toes. It’s this reputation that has allowed him to play two huge gigs at Fabric for Wetyourself, as well as many of the other best clubs and parties in London such as Half Baked, Krush, Jaded, Cargo, Cable, Corsica Studio’s, and Red Gallery.

Last but not least, Pej has been resident DJ at The Brickhouse for the past 3 years. He’s played back to back with some of the biggest names that have dropped there, and has a solid background in house music which gives him a versatile sound. If anything comes near to his closing set at the launch of Laced and more recently his set at the Cadenza showcase, we’re in for something huge.

Chris Woodwards
Nick Maleedy

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The London Bike Show @ ExCel London / Sunday 15th January 2012


Open: 10:00 – 18:00

@ ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

Entry: £16, £13 student book


The London Bike Show is one of the largest and most exciting cycling events within the UK. Whether you’re looking to buy your first bike, treat yourself to some new gear or want to check out the latest bike designs, The London Bike Show has it all.

The London Bike Show runs alongside The Outdoors Show, The Active Travel Show and the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, and with your ticket being valid for entry to all four shows, it’s a fantastic, affordable day out for the whole family.

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Bowl Of Chalk: London Walking Experience @ Old Street / Sunday 15th January 2012


Starts in Old Street at 11am
(each walk takes about 3 hours)

January schedule:
15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th

Book a space using the contact form


Bowl Of Chalk do ‘Pay What You Want’ walks in London. Whether you’ve just stepped off the plane, or lived in London your whole life, a Bowl Of Chalk walking tour is a great way to discover, uncover, unlock and experience London.

If you love exploring London, learning about London and finding out new things and old things. Then, Bowl Of Chalk walks promises to be fun, very informal and incredibly inspiring.

For anyone who has been in East London on a weekend, you know it gets quite lively on a Sunday what with Columbia Road flower market, Brick Lane market and Old Spitalfields market to name but three. It’s also an interesting and diverse area chock full of history and street art.

Read more about the walks HERE. And keep up to date via facebook.com/bowlofchalk

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Saturday, January 14 2012

Liminal Sounds @ Rhythm Factory / Saturday 14th January 2012


Doors: 22:00 – 05:00

@ Rhythm Factory, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW

Entry: Free (with guestlist) or £5 on the door


Following a brief hiatus Liminal Sounds are returning to Rhythm Factory to start 2012 on the right foot. As ever they are taking the lineup down a different musical path, they have brought together a collection of their favourite producers and DJs.

Randomer, Blackwax, Pedestrian, Palace, Get Some, Elsewhere

Click here for guestlist.

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Friday, January 13 2012

The comedies of Woody Allen @ BFI / Friday 13th January – Wednesday 8th February


Screening times vary – use the links below to find more information on the films & buy tickets

The BFI is open from 11am – 11pm

@ BFI Southbank,
Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT

BFI presents Wise Cracks: The comedies of Woody Allen

Much has been written about Allen’s preoccupations: the anxieties about
love and death, the role of the artist in society, the transience of
happiness, the apparent injustice of the universe and so forth. Less,
sadly, has been made of his skill, versatility and occasional audacity
as a cinematic dramatist. Films as different as A Midsummer Night’s Sex
Comedy, Hannah and Her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Everyone
Says I Love You
display a flair for dealing with relatively large
ensembles; in Manhattan, Broadway, Danny Rose, Husbands and Wives and
Deconstructing Harry he successfully adopts a range of cinematic styles;
while Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Melinda and Melinda and Midnight
in Paris
all, in their various ways, demonstrate an interest in
narrative form that first made itself felt, here and there, in Annie
. Comedy is seldom granted as much respect as drama, but Allen’s
artistry provides proof, were it needed, that being funny is a serious
business indeed.

Other films showing not mentioned above:

Love and Death, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Sleeper

Sweet and Lowdown, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Celebrity

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MANGA Legend ‘TATSUMI’ Feature Film & Exhibition Opens @ ICA / Friday 13th January 2012



Everyday 12:00 – 19:00
Thursday 12:00 – 21:00

@ ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall,

Entry: Free (to exhibition)
Tickets for film: £10 / £8 conc / £7 ICA members and can be booked here

Part fiction, part biopic, Tatsumi pays tribute to the legendary manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, best known for his seminal autobiography ‘A Drifting Life’. The film charts his invention of ‘gekiga’, the graphic-novel form detailing the everyday lives of people in post war Japan, work that is both unflinching and poetic. A must for anyone interested in manga, anime, and Japanese culture, the fluid animation remains faithful to his much-loved drawing style.

In conjunction with the film, the ICA will also host a FREE mini-exhibition of never-seen-before materials, including concept art and new illustrations from Tatsumi himself, drawn exclusively for the film.

Thursday, January 12 2012

WigWamBam @ Queen of Hoxton / Thursday 12th January 2012



@ Queen of Hoxton
1-5 Curtain Road,



Wipe away those winter blues at London’s latest pop-up, as Queen of Hoxton’s WigWamBam rooftop hidey-hole gets ready to open today.

Shoreditch venue Queen of Hoxton is transforming its roof terrace, with a giant teepee that will stand tall amid the London skyline, and will provide a getaway for Londoners of all walks of life. And they’re inviting you to join them!

With a large camp fire, and loads of space to sit around it, gear up for singalongs, flame-cooked feasts and a whole lot of fun. WigWamBam brings the spirit of festival fun and camping in the summer to the heart of the city to get you through those dark winter’s days.

Come on in from the cold at WigWamBam – Queen of Hoxton’s cosy intimate rooftop retreat that offers an escape from the city hustle-and-bustle, lots of boozy treats, and a feast for everyone – with bangers, buffalo steaks and loads of grilled cheese! Pop along for a beer and a bite, or stay all day long.

Expect pie-eating competitions, acoustic musicians piping up throughout the day and candle-lit sing-songs and readings around the camp fire – all washed down with mugs of beer, jugs of hot’n’spicy cider, and flagons of mulled wine.

The Queen of Hoxton rooftop became a ‘venue’ in its own right during summer 2011, with the stunning Rooftop Cinema, showing classic movies in its open-air cinema. It received rave reviews, and now Queen of Hoxton is looking after you all over again.

Wednesday, January 11 2012

Dream in Colour – The Art of Stylorouge @ Aubin Gallery / Until Friday 3rd February 2012


Open: 11:00 – 18:00 (Wednesdays)

@ Aubin Gallery, 64 – 66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DP


Legendary designers for Blur, Trainspotting & The Cure produce their first series of contemporary artworks to coincide with their 30th anniversary.

To celebrate their 30th anniversary Stylorouge have let their creative minds loose on a whole new series of art pieces for a groundbreaking exhibition of personal artistic work with their whole team entering a process of self-directed artistic creation specifically for the show. The resulting video installations, assemblages, painting and photography give a unique insight into the concerns and motivations of one of the most progressive and engaging creative studios once freed from commercial constraints.

Featuring works by:
Rob O’Connor
Mark Higenbottam
Mikkel Lundsager Hansen
Michele Rossi
Jojo Ma
Jamie Gibson
Aaron Munday
Viv Dykes

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Tuesday, January 10 2012 Competition

Urban Golf @ Central London / 7 Days a Week


Mon – Fri 10am – 11PM
Sat* 10AM – 11PM
Sun 10AM – 6PM(Soho & Kensington Only)
*Urban Golf Smithfield closes at 9pm on Saturdays, Soho and Kensington are open until 11pm.


Check site for Prices

Ever had the urge to play golf, and thought ‘naah I don’t live near a golf course’ well we bring you Urban Golf.

The guys at Urban Golf invited us down for a swing and we got shown how to tee off, they have three locations in central London: Soho, Kensington and Smithfields.
We visited the Kensington branch and was taken care of. We loved the suave decor and size of the venue.
There are many simulators so it shouldn’t be a problem of it getting busy.
Lessons can be booked with trained pros, to improve your game or if your just starting out get a intro.

We are also running a competition to win a round of golf or a lesson with a pro.
Just answer this question

What would you call a hole in one in golf scoring terms?

Send us the answer to competitions@informedlondon.com

Check out some of the photos we snapped.


RUSTIE & MELÉ [Live] @ The Nest / Friday 13th January 2012


Doors: 9pm – 4am

@ The Nest
36 Stoke Newington Road
London, N16 7XJ

Entry: £7 O.T.D

We have a pair of tickets to give away.
Question: ‘What is the name of Rustie’s debut album?’
Send your answer to: competitions@informedlondon.com
Subject line: “Rustie competition”
N.B. Include your full name in the email submission

Rustie takes over The Nest on Friday 13th January 2012.

With arguably the most progressive and exciting debut album of the year, Rustie’s irresistible rich synth work and hip hop hulk has been sending dance floors into a spin over the past 6 months.

Rustie is joined by 2011’s most exuberant selector, Melé, an artist whose interesting take on the UK’s genre blending bass trend sees him mix jungle, dubstep, house, hip hop and grime in one seamlessly skilful swoop.

Full line-up:

(Competition ends: 6pm Thursday 12/01/2012)
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