For thier 2nd edition, EASTPAK Artist Studio have invited producers form the worlds of graphics, product design and jewellery and placed them alongside musicians & DJ’s to forge a list of over 130 renowned artists who have contributed to over 200 uniquely designed EASTPAK backpacks.
The project which was put together in support of ‘Designers Against AIDS’, includes pieces by Johnny Marr from The Smiths, acclaimed German electro-house group Tiefschwarz, Lola and Rocco Toscani from the Italian creative agency La Sterpaia, nail artist Sophy Robson and the US-based painter Jordan Betten.
The Exhibition will be held at DreamBagsJaguarShoes and will showcase all the UK creatives involved in this project -
Richie Culver, Charlie Bowden, Marina Diamondis, William Broome, Audrey Rogers, Julie Verhoeven, Tom Deacon, Jonny Marr, Sophy Robson and Copson Street
All proceeds from the EASTPAK Artist Studio go to the worthy charity program, Designers Against AIDS. Founded in 2004 by the non-profit organization ‘Beauty Without Irony’, DAA’s mission is to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and promote prevention as the only cure for the disease.
Tickets £10 returns only for 6.30pm Q&A plus screening £10 / £7.50 members for 8pm introduction plus screening
Olivia Colman & Paddy Considine 8pm / with Chris Hewitt @ 6.30pm
Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan
The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph’s life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.
Thai Restaurant SUDA will be showcasing a selection of works from award-winning photographer and columnist Oat Chaiyasith, official photographer to the Thai royal family. The highlight of the collection on display at SUDA in Covent Garden will be ‘365 faces’, Chaiyasith’s personal, interactive project which involved shooting a different person every day for a year. 364 images will be on display, and SUDA customers can add their faces to the 365th space, making them part of the project. www.oat-chaiyasith.com
Swiss-born artist Till Rabus will make his UK debut at Lazarides Gallery with his new exhibition Forms of Everyday.
The title of the exhibition, alludes to the cultural references and commonplace objects the artist utilizes in his creative process. Drawing from his day-today existence, Rabus highlights the implicit, yet forgotten decay of one’s habitual surroundings.
From a distance, each work of art resembles a photograph of an unusual and thought-provoking composition. Upon closer inspection, the photographic illusion dissipates to reveal the classic medium of oil on canvas. Think of the artist as a modern day Salvador Dali.
Live At Momo is back with a Congolese night, a Africa Shock Party in collaboarion with Enchanted Tunes, with the new musical sensation from DR Congo mixing traditional soukouss sound with hip-hop alongside DJ Blaise spinning African tunes from Rumba to Coupe Decale. + Very special live guest.
LIVE at MOMO is a legendary musical explosion in London. The night has organised the UK debuts of Seu Jorge, Amadou and Mariam, Mariza, Konono N*1, Tinariwen, Mahmoud Ahmed, Jose James, Hindi Zahra, Fat Freddy’s Drop and many more.
Be enchanted by the best and most innovative live acts from all over the world. Spellbinding live performances and a magical vibe create an unforgettable experience!
For guest list RSVP to Enchanted Tunes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following sell-out Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe runs, this superb American duo transfer their latest fast-paced show to the West End. Featuring a sublime combination of stand-up, sketch and physical theatre, the Pajama Men aren’t really like anyone else. ‘In the Middle of No One’ is a delightfully silly comedy thriller about love, alien abduction and the spirit of adventure.
Future Map is an annual survey show exhibiting the best cutting edge talent from the graduating year at University of the Arts London. Future Map 11 exhibitors are selected from nearly 10,000 of the University’s graduating students from across all six colleges by a panel of leading industry experts. More than 30 artists are featured across photography, textiles, sculpture, jewellery design, fine art, industrial design, illustration, ceramics, fashion and communications.
Now in its 14th year, Future Map has a well-earned reputation amongst industry insiders for showcasing the next generation of artists and designers who will define our visual landscape.
From the composer of The Office: The Opera (BBC Comic Relief 2009), comes a brand new comedy-opera about social networking, ‘Through the Looking Screen’:
*Meet Annabel Clark, a twenty-seven year old Londoner obsessed with her colleague: Sebastian Smith. Disillusioned by dating mishaps and social awkwardness, Annabel is convinced that the only way for her to be united with her object of desire, is to approach Sebastian online. Empowered and armed with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, will Annabel ever get her man?*
“I simply loved it” Paul Guest, Huffington Post, see full Huffington Post Review here
The operetta was previewed last week, and is returning to the Wilmington Arms, Farringdon on
the 28th of January and the 1st of February for extended previews.
After raising just under £5000 for Comic Relief in 2009 with The Office: The Opera, Anne decided to use previews of her new show to fundraise for the Joseph Foote Charitable Trust, on behalf of her friend (www.abuggslife.com) whose mother is suffering from a rare cancerous brain tumour.
In partnership with the BFI, BFI Southbank, 26-29 January 2012
The inaugural London Comedy Film Festival (LoCo) champions the craft of comedy filmmaking through previews, classics, masterclasses and parties, including LoCo’s School of Slapstick (Sun 11.30am; free for ticketholders to ‘The Champion’ and ‘Sherlock Jr’; age 8-12).
This Saturday catch LoCo Hero Screening: Edgar Wright presents Mike Leigh’s LIFE IS SWEET Book Here. JUST A FEW TICKETS LEFT
Nothing better than a proper good old fashioned January shakedown to keep one warm in winter! Still buzzing from the success of their last sellout event in November with Omar S, the Louche/Jaunt partnership will return this January, for the first in a four part series of Red Bull Music Academy events at Plan B.
Julio Bashmore had a big year in 2011 and he seems to be on a path to even bigger things in 2012. So if you haven’t heard about him by now, you must have had your head stuck hard down a toilet… But even then you would have probably been able to hear the signature Bashmore tunes rattling your skull against the U-Bend! With one of the most seminal releases of the year, crossover anthem “Battle For Middle You” earned the Bristolian almost instant global recognition. Expect jaw dropping bass and serious house dubs as Bashmore brings his signature Bristol modulations to south London.
Tickets: RBMA’s previous London events have sold out in advance so don’t snooze on tickets!
Julio Bashmore (Futureboogie)
Jane Fitz (Peg, Mixx Records)