Soiree Subterranea @ secret location (zone 2) / Saturday 29th November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30-20:00

@ Secret location in zone 2

Tickets: £25 (including Hellfire Stew and Absynthe cocktails) book online

www.adamotions.com

Hosted by Mad Abbot Phil Kay and set in a secret underground chamber, this event is inspired by the Hellfire Club of Sir Francis Dashwood and the double lives of the 18th Century’s political elite.

Visitors will be ordained into the sacred order of the Monks of Bernaise and immersed in the tawdry brotherhood.

Afterwards they will be invited into the monastery’s mess and will receive the sacraments of Hellfire Stew and Absinthe before descending in to the dark subterranean chamber where the ritual takes place.

Chief Abbot, Phil of Kay and his cast of 12 monks will lead his devoted audience through an evening of the sacred and profane in equal measures.

Discover Dogs @ Earls Court 1 / Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November 2014

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Doors: 10:00-17:00

@ Earls Court 1
Exhibition Centre,
Warwick Road,
SW5 9TA

Tickets on the door: £16 standard / £13 concessions (free for children under 12)

Advance tickets: £13.20 / £9.90 book online

www.discoverdogs.org.uk

Discover Dogs began in 1996 and has become one of the must-sees in the canine calendar. It is a fantastic experience and one that can’t be missed by any dog lovers.

Discover Dogs, organised by the Kennel Club, is London’s leading dog event and this year is their 18th event, so if you like dogs you will love Discover Dogs!

The event provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to meet, greet and discover over 200 different breeds of dog, and learn all about the distinctive personalities, traits and looks of each breed, and how to buy the perfect canine partner.

Featuring:
– Dog Agility
– Over 100 stands for pet shopping
– Young Kennel Club

Night Tales Launch Weekend @ 288 Old Street / Friday 7th and Saturday 8th

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Fri and Sat 18:00-midnight

@ 288 Old Street, London EC1V 9DP

Tickets: £4 on the door

www.nighttales.co.uk

Running every Saturday in December from noon to 5pm including a carefully curated Christmas arts and craft market with beautiful unique gifts, street art installations and performances.

 

DPRK fine art exhibition @ DPRK Embassy (North Korean embassy) / until Friday 7th November 2014

DPRK fine art exhibition at DPRK EmbassyTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-17:00

@ DPRK Embassy (North Korean embassy), 73 Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing, London W5 4LP

www.nknews.org

The Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang is the DPRK’s premier art production center and is responsible for the majority of artworks seen throughout the country, from scenic oil paintings to the country’s well known socialist realist posters.

The exhibition, which represents the first time that the DPRK Embassy will be opening its doors to uninvited members of the British public, also marks the first time that artists from the Mansudae Studios will produce art work while traveling in the UK.

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Interstellar: The IMAX Experience @ Science Museum / from Saturday 8th November 2014

Interstellar The IMAX Experience at Science MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Tickets: £16 book online

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

See one of this year’s hottest Oscar tips – award-winning director Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated space epic Interstellar in IMAX.

Based on the scientific theories of renowned theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne, Interstellar follows a team of explorers as they undertake the most important mission in human history. The explorers journey through a wormhole in space to save humanity in this mind-bending sci-fi.

Special screening 8th November at 19:30

Before this screening, Paul Franklin, the VFX Supervisor on Interstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises trilogy talks about his experience working on the film. Limited tickets available.

Art Sessions: John Costi @ G-SHOCK East Store / Thursday 6th November 2014

Art Sessions John Costi at G-SHOCK East Store bannerAND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-21:00

@ G-SHOCK East Store, Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL

Free entry, request guestlist

www.g-shock.co.uk

G-SHOCK Art Sessions, born from the ethos of the sessions but focusing on another pillar of G-SHOCK, Art. On the first Thursday of every month the store opens it’s doors to launch a new artist that they are supporting to have an installation featured for a month in the store.

Artist John Costi found his calling in the art world whilst serving his time in Feltham Young Offenders Institution, where he attended art classes and experimented with art therapy. After his release he enrolled at legendary London art school Central Saint Martins, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Fine Art. Costi was nominated for G-SHOCK’s ‘Spirit of Toughness’ Award as part of the brand’s 30th Anniversary celebrations in association with Dazed in 2012 and has since exhibited his work internationally.

Costi intends to illustrate some of the harsh truths he faced growing up in his installation entitled ‘My Darling Johnny’, turning the space into a personal time line consisting of letters from the artist’s mother sent to him while in prison, a selection of photographs and prints, sculptures and archival materials, documenting nostalgic feelings. The young artist aims to illustrate the realities of London street life, examining the importance of support networks when abstaining from criminal activity, and maps the life of the artist as a means of making sense of the world around him. John Costi faces the situations formed by past behavioral patterns and employs the art made as a tool to fend off temptations which years ago he would have fallen prey to.

 

Off The Rails @ Old Truman Brewery / until Sunday 2nd November 2014

Off The Rails at Old Truman BreweryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-17:00

@ The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Free entry, download free ticket

www.offtherailsldn.com

A collection of over 70 classic and contemporary menswear brands that will keep every stylish gent fixed up and looking sharp. Shop from exclusive collections just for OTR, special discounted products & meet directly with the brands themselves.

Also including complimentary expert styling sessions in the Topman Personal Shopping Lounge, a pop up Murdock London barbershop, the Mr Hyde Bar, a Patty & Bun burger joint, and the opportunity to buy affordable contemporary art at specially curated Future Art 10 exhibition, DJ’s and live acts

OTR is London’s freshest fashion retail and style destination for the discerning modern man.

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red @ Tower of London / until 11th November 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at Tower of LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: always open

@ Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB

Free

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Marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

The poppies will encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.

Watch the progress of the evolving installation as it continues to grow until the moat is filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each poppy representing a British fatality during the First World War.

Charities:
Cobseo www.cobseo.org.uk
Combat Stress www.combatstress.org.uk
Coming Home www.coming-home.org.uk
Help for Heroes www.helpforheroes.org.uk
The Royal British Legion www.britishlegion.org.uk
SSAFA www.ssafa.org.uk

MIRRORCITY @ Hayward Gallery / 4th January 2015

MIRRORCITY at Hayward GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm

@ Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: £12 book online

mirrorcity.southbankcentre.co.uk

London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

JG Ballard believed that reality had already exceeded the visions conjured by science fiction by the end of the 20th century. Drawing on the digital era we now live in, the artists in MIRRORCITY respond to and address this new perception of the world.

Artists have always created alternative realities but recently they have been exploring where the digital and the physical space crossover and fold into each other.

The exhibition considers questions specific to our time such as: ‘How can we navigate the space between the digital and the physical?’ and ‘What is the effect of advanced technologies on our lives?’

The engagement, innovation and complexity of the works selected for MIRRORCITY also directly or indirectly reflect the multi-faceted character of London itself.

Information Age @ Science Museum / permanent gallery

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Free entry

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

More than 200 years of innovation in communication and information technologies are celebrated in Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World,  biggest and most ambitious gallery to date.

Information Age is divided into six zones, each representing a different information and communication technology network: The Cable, The Telephone Exchange, Broadcast, The Constellation, The Cell and The Web.

The gallery explores the important events which shaped the development of these networks, from the dramatic stories behind the growth of the worldwide telegraph network in the 19th century, to the influence of mobile phones on our lives today.

Re-live remarkable moments in history, told through the eyes of those who invented, operated or were affected by the new wave of technology, from the first BBC radio broadcast in 1922 to the dawn of digital TV.

Discover how wireless technology enabled lives to be saved and news of the Titanic disaster to be spread to the world within hours of the event, and hear the personal stories of the operators who worked on the Enfield Telephone Exchange, the last manual exchange which marked the end of an era in communication history.