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Monday, October 6 2014

The Brewers Project Suppers by Guinness: Disappearing Dining Club @ Town House / Thursdays until 4th December 2014


Doors: 19:30-21:00

@ Town House, Fournier Street, London E1 6QE

Tickets: £25 book online (includes dinner and drinks)


To celebrate the release of two brand new beers (Guinness Dublin Porter, Guinness West Indies Porter) Guinness has partnered with secret dining innovators, Disappearing Dining Club for a one-off suppers.

Over the evening, you will embark on a journey of discovery throughout Town House in Spitalfields, London – a Grade II listed house built in 1729. You’ll have the chance to sample and learn more about new brews.

The menu of food and drink is inspired by ‘the black stuff’ including a carefully crafted four-course meal, Black Velvet cocktails, potted meats & seafood served on Guinness Bread, Venison, Vegetable & Dublin Porter Stew, Guinness Rarebit & Smoked Haddock, West Indies Porter Steamed Shellfish, and Guinness & Salted Caramel Ice Cream. An alternative vegetarian menu is available.

October 9th and 23rd
November 6th and 20th
December 4th

Yogaflex @ Nike 1984 (Nikelab) / Mondays


Doors: 19:00-20:00 (arrive at least 15 minutes early to find your space)

@ 1948, Arches 477-478 Bateman’s Row, London EC2A 3HH



Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa flow including primary series.

Focusing on alignment, pose structure and the basics of Ashtanga.

Requests always welcome if you have an area you would like to work or focus on.

Sunday, October 5 2014

The Realness @ Hackney Downs Studios / 13th November – 20th December 2014

The Realness at Hackney Downs StudiosTIME AND PLACE:

Mon-Sat evenings at 19:30 matinees at 15:00

@ Hackney Downs Studios, 17 Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT

Tickets: from £15 book online


A new urban musical about a young offender’s journey from zero to hero.

When some people won’t believe you’ve changed, and others don’t want to let you change, it isn’t easy to make a new start. Jay Johnson is fresh out of prison and determined never to go back inside, but for all his efforts to stay on track, he finds himself making a detour back in the wrong direction. Finally he’s faced with the hardest choice of his life and only then does he understand what he has to do to change things for real.

Based on an upbeat score ranging from rap to reggae, gospel to grime.

Featuring a cast of care leavers and ex-offenders performing alongside professional actors.

Saturday, October 4 2014

Hipsters Don’t Dance @ Shacklewell Arms / Saturday 4th October 2014


Doors: 23:00–03:00

@ The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB

Entry: £5 on the door or for £3 list email hipstersdontdance@gmail.com

Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats and more at HHD’s world carnival style monthly rave. Imagine the house party in Sean Paul’s Get Busy but without the complaining Grandpa. Expect rum, riddims, flags and more.

You can find residents (Kazabon & Hootie Who), Murlo and Illanja in the back room of The Shacklewell Arms recreating the feeling of carnival in the middle of Dalston.

The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Row Di Boat are not only encouraged but guaranteed. Fête Hard or Go Home!

Thursday, October 2 2014

Art Licks Weekend @ various venues / Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th October 2014

Art Licks Weekend at various venuesTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: noon-18:00

@ Various venues across London



The second year of the festival which showcases  work of pioneering young artists, curators, galleries and project spaces across London.

The dominant picture of the capital’s creative sector does not represent the wealth of projects happening amongst younger artists and curators in spaces outside of central London. Art Licks launched in 2010 and has since grown to provide an essential platform and voice for the lesser-known and under-represented activities that form the grassroots of visual culture in London.

Now in its second year, the Art Licks Weekend 2014 is a three-day event for which young galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects are open to the public with special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists.

With over 70 participating spaces showcasing 200+ artists, the Art Licks Weekend is a unique event that encompasses the most exciting artistic talent and innovative ideas in London; celebrating the creative energy of this young art scene. The festival concentrates on those pockets of artistic activity in east and south London where some of the most interesting exhibitions, events, screenings and performances take place – including Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Deptford, Elephant & Castle, Hackney, Hackney Wick, Haggerston, Lewisham and Peckham.

Preview night Thursday 2nd 18:00-21:00

Wednesday, October 1 2014 Competition

Win four tickets to Thorpe Park’s Fright Night opening night / Friday 10th October 2014


Opening times: 10:00-22:00 (Fright Nights attractions open at 15:00)

@ Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN (30 minutes from Waterloo)

Tickets: from £25.99 book online


Fright Nights return to stake its bloodied claim and reveals brand new horror maze experience Studio 13 as part of the spine-chilling line up to celebrate 13 terrifying years of everyone’s worst nightmares.

Guests can experience famous horror attractions into the night and ride five world-class roller coasters (THE SWARM, Stealth, SAW – The Ride, Nemesis Inferno, Colossus)

You also trick or treat yourself to a VIP package including back-stage horror passes and the scarily-popular Face it Alone experience, returning for its second terrifying year www.thorpebreaks.co.uk

Fright Nights:
10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24 October – 2 November

Win four tickets for you and your mates to the opening night by emailing competitions@informedlondon.com and telling us what you’re most scared off! We will pick a winner at random on Monday 6th October.

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture @ Design Museum / until 12th October 2014

Louis Kahn  The Power of Architecture at Design MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45

@ Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Tickets: £14 book online


Explore Louis Kahn’s work and legacy through architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs and films; bringing to life his singular career and diverse output.

Kahn (1901–1974) was a visionary architect, an expert manipulator of form and light, a creator of uniquely dramatic buildings, and a highly complex individual.

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture from Design Museum on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 30 2014

Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour @ British Library / until 12th October 2014

Enduring War - Grief, Grit and Humour at British LibraryTIME AND PLACE:

Mon-Wed, Thu-Fri 9:30-18:00
Tue 9:30-20:00
Sat 9:30am-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

@ British Library, The Folio Society Gallery, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Entry: free


A major part of the Library’s contribution to the First World War Centenary, Enduring War examines how people coped with life during the war: from moments of patriotic fervour to periods of anxious inactivity, shock and despair.

Through posters, poetry, books and pamphlets from the period, the exhibition considers attempts to boost morale at home and in the field, as well as presenting individual responses to the conflict, such as letters from Indian soldiers on the Western Front, schoolboys’ descriptions of Zeppelin raids over London and examples of the black humour expressed in trench journals.

Sunday, September 28 2014

Brite Space London @ Old Street Station / Tuesday 7th – Sunday 19th October 2014


Doors: various

@ Brite Space London, Unit 2, Old Street Station, Old Street, London EC1Y 1BE

Tickets: various from free to £10


Eventbrite will be curating a line-up of the city’s finest talent, across food, design, music, fashion and media for a series of dynamic workshops, live Q&As and masterclasses all designed to inspire and ignite creativity.

They are working with the best London talent on the series of creative workshops/session, including:

Cocktails By Candlelight – Underground Drinking Club returns, in collaboration with Russian Standard Vodka, to deliver an immersive evening full of innovative drinks and served by London’s finest mixologists.

The Groom Room – mini-treatments for men, including beard trimming and mini-manicures.

Raw Food Masterclass – detoxifying raw food workshop presented by superfood guru Kate Magic.

Screen Printing – learn the artistic techniques of screen-printing with help from the experts at Made in Arts London.

Radio DJ Crash Course – learn how to be a radio DJ as East London station Hoxton Radio broadcasts live from Brite Space.

Fashion Career Workshop - hosted by Fashion Sunday, with cocktails from Sipsmiths.

HulaFit – part hoop tricks and part fitness, this unique and energetic craze guarantees a fun workout.

Saturday, September 27 2014

Tape Deck @ Visions Video Bar / Saturday 27th September 2014

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Doors: 22:00 – 06:00

@ Visions Video Bar, 588 Kingsland Rd, E8 4AH

Entry: £5 before 1am, more after or buy tickets here


Back for round two!

New monthly old school night, at Visions.

Strictly old school, strictly good vibes.

Hip Hop, RnB and Garage.

DJs on the night:

Star One (BBC 1xtra)
Siobhan Bell (NTS Radio)
Miguel Dare
Beast Mode