Sprayed @ Gagosian Gallery / until 1st August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue–Sat 10am-6pm

@ Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia St, London WC1X 9JD

Free entry

www.gagosian.com

This extensive exhibition spanning four generations explores the myriad ways in which artists have employed the impulsive yet de-personalized and non-gestural forces of SPRAY.

It begins with Paul Klee’s work on paper Seltsames Theater (1929), where he improvised with a blowpipe to achieve hazy background effects in a circus scene. This tentative experiment presaged the bold and diverse artistic licence that would come with the post-war advent of aerosol paint as a consumer product and the use of the industrial paint compressor.

From the mid-1950s, sculptor David Smith sprayed enamels over various studio objects and offcuts laid on canvas and paper as stencils; the resulting images recalled Paleolithic cave paintings made by blowing pigment over hands pressed flat. John Chamberlain blurred the lines between painting and sculpture by torquing scrap automobile parts into painterly abstractions, then enhancing the original paint surface with fresh sprays of coloured lacquer. Lawrence Weiner’s interaction with the medium resulted in a simple, dispassionate instruction: Two Minutes of Spray Paint Directly Upon the Floor From a Standard Aerosol Spray Can (1968); while Martin Barré tested it at different distances and pressures in a series of rapid strikes producing sequences of stripes and cryptic punctuations on paper.

From the late sixties, spray assumed a new scale and level of exposure, from Dan Christensen’s vast “post-painterly” abstractions—where he used a spray gun to create intersecting coloured loops of paint alive with cool-tempered energies—and Jules Olitski’s ethereal gradations of tone, texture, and depth; to Richard Artschwager’s furtive urban Blps; Jean-Michel Basquiat’s existential aphorisms tagged on New York City walls; and Keith Haring’s exuberant political pictography that covered bodies, canvases, and subways. In the ultimate debunking of Ab Ex posturing, Andy Warhol produced a series of alchemical Oxidation Paintings by urinating on canvases primed with metallic paint.

Regulate presents: TOPLESS @ Dalston Roof Park / Saturday 20th June, Saturday 1st August and Saturday 29th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 15:00-late

@ Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Tickets: around £10 book online

New three part series of rooftop events showcasing the finest talent in contemporary house music.

Based on Dalston Roof Gardens, TOPLESS will bring al fresco partying to the masses. Topless is about fun, friends, food and dancing under the sunshine, listening to some of the finest electronic music around.

20th June book online
Features London DJ duo and agency bosses Krankbrother turn up the heat.

1th August book online
Aus music honcho and peacefrog records legend Will Saul headline.

29th August book online
Wolf Music Records will host a label takeover as we kiss goodbye to the warming glow of the gulf stream.

A handful of Londons coolest and most revered residents will help to toast the sunshine proper, featuring the likes of Jack Swift, Dom Chung, Franklin, Cropper, Freizeit and Dan Napier.

One of Us: shorts @ Fox & Phoenix / Sunday 14th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00–20:30

@ Fox & Phoenix, Unit 2, Tower House, 139 Fonthill Road, London N3 HF

Tickets: £5 on the door or buy online

www.oneofuswchapel.com

Promoting the off kilter, this program will focus on the surreal in all its forms.

Dedicated to breaking the mould and transporting you to the set of George Melies ‘Under The Sea’ for your viewing and end with a surprise guest performance…

Popcorn will be provided by the sponsor Portle Bay Popcorn and drinks from Zig Zag Teas.

The shorts will include:

Edmund Roland ‘LTD’
An ex-salaryman who has lost his way in London is confronted by his past in the shape of a former colleague in an East London squat.

Max Lincoln ‘Thyme’
A story about escape, cooking and thyme.

Fred Rowson ‘Woodhouse’
The Woodhouse Nature Reserve, South East London. It’s a sprawling hectare of knotted ivy and mossy tree stumps. And while its edges are speckled with rusting tins and damp takeaway boxes, its interior is verdant, untouched. There, beyond the padlocked gates some thing, some creature is living.

Noelle Rodrigues ‘Open My Eyes’
The psychological journey of a girl who must confront her traumatic childhood. Emotions and memories resurface with brutal and challenging consequences.

The Last Skeptik- ‘Cheerio’
Taken from The Last Skeptik’s recent e.p entitled ‘I Don’t Even Like You’ the video for ‘Cheerio’ stars comedian / actor Doc Brown unravelling behind a mask in a video exploring the perils of drugs, booze, parties in an attempt to avoid reality.

Ken Petrie ‘Bucket’
After a devastating discovery at a fancy dress party, a young man contemplates suicide before an abandoned baby catches his eye and shakes him from his ill intent. Now, faced with taking care of it until the police arrive, he recruits his former best friend – but things are far from simple.

Simone Smith ‘Red’
A psychological hue which resembles that of blood evoked in the human observer.

Tim Bonner ‘Under A Vest’
As darkness falls across the city, a blonde with a gun investigates a noise – but all is not what it seems…

Mark Brown & Phil Haine ‘Somebody To Love’
‘If you are a psychological horror fan you should seek this out’ – Twisted Central

Ben Garfield ‘The Players’

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Lovebox @ Victoria Park / Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Fri-Sat noon – 10.45pm

@ Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, Grove Road, London E3 5TB

Tickets: around £60 book online

www.loveboxfestival.com

Lovebox returns for 2015 with another two days set to be packed full of the best in live music, DJs and all round festival creativeness and culture.

Since it’s inception in 2002 Lovebox has been growing and expanding each year moving out of the club environment and onto the festival circuit seeing performances from everyone from local heros including Norman Jay, Joey Negro and Gilles Peterson to worldwide superstars like Snoop Dogg, Chaka Kahn, Duran Duran, N.E.R.D. and many more.

Brooklyn vs. London @ Carousel London / from Friday 12th June – Saturday 27th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 10am-7pm

@ Carousel, 1st Floor, 71 Blandford Street, London W1U 8AB

Free entry

www.somethingintheattic.co.uk

Exploring themes of perception and identity through 44 original works created by 14 artists.

7 Brooklyn-based and 7 London-based alongside an amazing commissioned soundtrack.

The show aims to unite an existing community: the Brooklyn Collage Collective with a group of carefully selected London artists who range from a daytime postman to RCA graduates.

Brooklyn:
Mike DeSutter, Lizzie Gill, Daniel Greer, Morgan Lappin, Kieran Madden, Jay Riggio and Sajjad

London:
Anthony Gerace, Adam Hale, Gareth Halliday, Flynn Cameron Jones, Anna Bu Kliewer, Claire Pestaille and Michelle Thompson

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Win an amazing Goodmans Go portable radio and music player with the ability to recharge your phone

Goodmans GO provides crystal clear digital radio, streaming from your phone and the ability to recharge it up to 3 times! Providing an extra boost when you’re at the park or beach.

It plays for up to 10 hour, the display is easy to reach all conditions so you can tell how much battery is left and it’s rugged and splashproof so you can take it anywhere.

www.goodmans.co.uk

Win the music player by emailing competitions@informedlondon.com and telling us where you will use it this summer.

The competition is open to over 18s, you must live in London or nearby and you have until midnight Wednesday 10 June 2015 to enter. Good luck!

Goodmans X Return of the Rudeboy: Rudeboy Salon @ Hospital Club / Friday 5th – Saturday 6th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 10:00-22:00
Saturday 10:00-22:00

@ The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ

www.returnoftherudeboy.com
www.goodmans.co.uk

The installation forms the centrepiece of the ‘Rudeboy Salon’ – an exhibition and events space that re-explores the swagger and significance of the 21st century British Rudeboy following the hugely successful ‘Return of the Rudeboy’ exhibition last year, created by prolific music photographer Dean Chalkley and renowned fashion creative director Harris Elliott.

Artist and ‘Rudie’ himself, Andrew Ibi, created, designed and appropriated the art and sound installation with his distinctive hand-drawn artwork. The imposing tower will also play a soundtrack of tunes and spoken dialogue that capture the sound and soul of this urban group.

Collaborating with British electronics brand, Goodmans, the ‘Rudeboy Salon’ will give a an insight into the world of the 21st century Rudeboy with photographs, screenings, a panel discussion and live DJs.

Enter our competition to win Goodmans GO. Click here.

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Final Few Tickets: Film4 Summer Screen @ Somerset House / 6-19 August 2015

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Thursday 6th August – Wednesday 19th August 2015

@ Somerset House,
The Strand, WC2R 1LA

Doors open 6.30pm, DJs from 7pm, Film starts 9pm.

Single Bills: £16 239cbdd1-dff0-46b4-8993-bfd4f7273c44
Double Bills: £20

Premieres £24

All ticket prices are subject to booking fees

Tickets are available from here
or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 847 1715

There are a few tickets available for select films for this years Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, including the Opening Night Premiere of Gemma Bovery, and the fantastic feat in filmmaking: Aguirre, Wrath of God.

Summer Screen makes a welcome return this summer with 14 nights of classic, cult, contemporary and never-seen-before films. These special events are guaranteed to sell out, with many nights already having done so. Tickets are available for the following films:

Thursday 6 August | Opening Night Premiere: Gemma Bovery
Sunday 9 August | Princess Mononoke
Wednesday 12 August | Summer Screen Spotlight: The Second Mother
Thursday 13 August | Aguirre, Wrath of God
Monday 17 August | The Last of the Mohicans
Tuesday 18 August | Best of 10 Musicals – West Side Story
Wednesday 19 August | Closing Premiere: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

‘For a near-perfect London night out, you can’t beat watching a movie in the beautiful courtyard at Somerset House.’ Time Out

As the sun sets, live DJs will create a soundtrack inspired by the upcoming film as cinema-goers can chill out in the courtyard with picnics and drinks.  Selected screenings will also be specially introduced by the film’s stars and directors.

Back for a third year, Summer Screen Prints: the film poster exhibition curated with Print Club London presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, inspired by this seasons filmsYou can visit the exhibition before the film begins and buy the limited-edition prints for £50 each.

Film fans are invited to take a trip inside Somerset House for Behind the Screen – a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities providing unique insights into this year’s programme.

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Pillow Cinema @ pop-up: SNAP Productions / from June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ SNAP Productions, 151-155 New North Road, London N1 6TA (entrance is 20m down Wimbourne St not the doorway with ‘Wimbourne House’)

Tickets: around £12.50 book online

www.pillowcinema.com

Pillow Cinema is quite simply the cosiest cinema experience this side of a fluffy cloud.
Screening a wide variety of critically acclaimed recent releases and well loved classic films set in unique and unusual spaces around London and throughout the UK.

Guests lounge on super comfy fatboy beanbags with a complimentary blanket provided – perfect for two to snuggle or as an ultra-luxurious seat for one.

Pillow Cinema was created as a tribute to cuddly film watching on a grand scale. It’s the perfect ‘night in night out’.

So all this begs the question – why are you still reading this? Grab your ticket, bring a friend and get cosy on one of our giant fatboy beanbags for a fantastic film watching experience.

32 Londoners @ London Eye / Thursday 11th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB

Tickets: £40 including complimentary drink book online

www.32londoners.com

The UK and London has always attracted immigrants. Of the thirty two men and women whom we have chosen to celebrate in this series of talks, some came to London to seek fame and fortune; others came to escape persecution abroad; a few ended up here by chance. Some of these individuals were responsible for actually designing and building the city the London Eye now presides over. Others have contributed to the historical, political, cultural or artistic legacy of our capital. They came from as far afield as Australia and Trinidad, and from as close by as Norfolk and Surrey, all attracted by the long tradition of freedom, tolerance and acceptance of new ideas that London stands for.

Guests are not a definitive roll call of the greatest adopted Londoners, but merely a cross section of people from elsewhere whose talents helped shape the capital and whose stories, be they familiar or obscure, should provide an insight into what has made London one of the world’s greatest cities.

Capsule 1: King John by Stephen Church
Capsule 2: Dick Whittington by Tracey Hill
Capsule 3: Anne Boleyn by Tracy Borman (sold out)
Capsule 4: Hugh Myddelton by Pete Berthoud
Capsule 5: William Shakespeare by Catharine Arnold
Capsule 6: Isaac Newton by Simon Werret (sold out)
Capsule 7: Nicholas Hawksmoor by Iain Sinclair (sold out)
Capsule 8: Madame Tussaud by Kate Berridge
Capsule 9: Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Dan Cruickshank (sold out)
Capsule 10: George Gilbert Scott by Gavin Stamp
Capsule 11: Karl Marx by David McLellan
Capsule 12: Florence Nightingale by Natasha McEnroe
Capsule 13: Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin (sold out)
Capsule 14: Oscar Wilde by Neil McKenna (sold out)
Capsule 15: Sigmund Freud by Carol Seigel
Capsule 16: Arthur Conan Doyle by Matt Brown
Capsule 17: Marie Stopes by Lesley Hall
Capsule 18: George Orwell by DJ Taylor (sold out)
Capsule 19: Anthony Blunt by Miranda Carter
Capsule 20: Lord Kitchener by Anthony Joseph
Capsule 21: Lucian Freud by Sue Tilley
Capsule 22: Margaret Thatcher by Charles Moore
Capsule 23: Paul Raymond by Paul Willets
Capsule 24: Peter Cook by William Cook
Capsule 25: Vivienne Westwood by Ian Kelly
Capsule 26: Jimi Hendrix by David Stubbs
Capsule 27: Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Anne Jones (sold out)
Capsule 28: Stanley Bowles by Robert Elms
Capsule 29: Laurence Olivier by Brian Robinson
Capsule 30: Joe Strummer by Don Letts (sold out)
Capsule 31: Diana Spencer by Jennie Bond
Capsule 32: Julian Assange by Gavin MacFadyn