Unrestricted View in collaboration with FMW Films is a collective of award winning theatre and filmmakers. Established in 1997 to write and produce innovative and exciting new work. Combined the companies have produced over 20 plays, five new writing festivals, three feature films, two shorts and hundreds of comedy shows.
This is Unrestricted View’s first foray into Film Festivals and the team of passionate and active filmmakers aim to celebrate the very best in indie film-making from across the world, encouraging all aspects of independent film making to submit their entries. To enter, films had to have been completed after Jan 2014 and Web series completed after Jan 2013
Each film screening is individually ticketed giving audiences the chance to pick and choose which films catch their interest, keeping fees to a minimal cost (between £6 and £10) the organiser’s goal is for the festival to offer an affordable platform for new work, whilst aiming to grow the festival next year and beyond to include an ever wider selection of venues and films. For audience members keen to see as many films as they can, there are Festival Passes available for the whole week for £20
Held in this first year at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, an independent theatre and cinema space in Islington, North London, the festival will hold with screenings and workshops each day in the cinema upstairs while the pub below will be the networking and meeting space.
G-SHOCK is set collaborating with Europe’s largest Sneaker Festival, Crepe City, at their 30th April Event at East London’s Truman Brewery. 20 steps away in G-SHOCK East, grime sensation Ghetts will be shutting up shop for a series of sets through the course of the day.
The world’s toughest watch brand will take up residence at Crepe City to showcase of some their best collaboration timepieces from the world of streetwear over the past decade, from Huf to The Hundreds. Sitting alongside the most sought-after sneaks on the planet, G-SHOCK will be displaying the wristwear that launched thousands of collections, in a unique celebration of street culture.
Just around the corner, G-SHOCK Sessions will make a long-awaited return with Ghetts (FKA Ghetto, real name Justin Reginald Clarke Samuel). Touted as one of the most talented grime artists on the scene, having been nominated for three MOBOs and awarded the Hardest Working Artist at the AIM Awards, he credits much of his success to his label, Disrupt, and is notorious for his fast flowing, hard hitting lyrics and unique brand of Syllable Rhyming which has garnered critical praise and respect amongst his contemporaries.
In 1977 the Voyager spacecraft is launched on its journey of discovery. It carries with it a time capsule containing a Golden Record of sounds and music from earth – a brief history of mankind.
Just minutes after this momentous launch, a baby girl is born on earth. Carrie.
Four decades later, Voyager is 12 billion miles from home – further than anything manmade has ever travelled. Carrie is a teacher and soon to be married.
As Voyager leaves our solar system a change is triggered in Carrie and a strong desire to leave Earth begins to grow. She begins to contemplate leaving behind everything she has ever known to become a pioneer on a one way mission to Mars.
Critically acclaimed Idle Motion’s newest impassioned and visually-arresting journey through the human experience, is set against the fascinating and epic backdrop of the history (and future) of space travel. This is a timely and ambitious new project inspired by humankind’s first steps into the vast unknown expanse of space.
Conceived and created by the award-winning Wilderness Festival and Superfly – co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, two of America’s most prestigious festivals – Citadel is London’s brightest new festival; a refreshing one-dayer that aims to combine the finest music, food, theatre, arts and entertainment to reflect the cream of the city’s talent.
After a successful inaugural chapter in 2015, Citadel is back for 2016 with an impressive headliner in the form of acclaimed Icelandic post-rock outfit Sigur Rós. Indie label and promoters Communion and visionary tastemakers Soundcrash also return to curate their respective stages. Elsewhere, there’s speakers and debates at the Sunday Papers Live, the finest food at our long table feasts and street stalls, arts and crafts workshops, and even a Sports Day to indulge your competitive side…
Nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg). Ben doesn’t even like Ben.
He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar, The Big Bang Theory), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.
Things are getting tough for Sam. No job, benefits stopped and stuck in a tiny flat with his wife Maya and her mum. The pressure is building. It feels like there might be only one way out.
But every ending is a beginning and there are plenty of people keen to capitalise on Sam’s momentous decision. From corrupt local politicians to social media-savvy kids, everyone wants a piece of Sam’s demise. It scarcely matters what Sam actually wants. Faced with the promise of immortality, what’s his life worth?
Suhayla El-Bushra takes the satiric masterpiece by Nikolai Erdman and smashes it into contemporary urban Britain, bringing hip-hop, live music and fast-paced humour to the Lyttelton. It’s provocative, outrageous and very funny.
Covent Garden is encouraging its visitors to enjoy a moment of reflection with a mesmerising new installation which wraps 32,000 square feet of mirrors around the eastern façade of the world-renowned Market Building.
‘Reflect London’ has been created to offer striking new perspectives of the historic site while concealing essential building works as the Grade II* listed landmark undergoes its latest transformation.
The striking renovation will house an iconic new restaurant from SUSHISAMBA which is the 100th brand to join the Covent Garden estate.
Visitors gazing into the mirrored surface will be able to take a moment of reflection, as nineteenth century classical architecture and modern minimalism collide with the sky in a dazzling spectacle of reflected light.
In total, 67 mirrors are setup around the Piazza, the angles will be adjusted as time passes to create an ever-changing surface reflecting countless viewpoints and endless perspectives of Covent Garden through the seasons.
Patrón Tequila is launching a new European series of live and immersive events that showcases some of the best artistic talent a city has to offer. Art of Patrón kicks off in East London’s Village Underground and will celebrate the capital’s masters of their craft, featuring performances from Neneh Cherry as well as unique cocktails from some of London’s elite bartenders.
Music and Arts line up:
Neneh Cherry (DJ)
Darkstar (live) with Tim Head (live visual arts)
FAM DJ Collective
Guests will enjoy specially-created Patrón cocktails from four different bars at this unique event, each one individually curated and hosted by acclaimed bartenders from four of London’s top cocktail bars; Aqua Shard, Callooh Callay, London EDITION Punch Room and Trailer Happiness. Expect to witness the contemporary art of mixology and taste beautiful concoctions.
Art of Patrón London is just the beginning of a series of nights. Visit the Patrón Tequila website to stay tuned for more information about the Paris and Munich events.