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Thursday, March 27 2014 Feature

My Plus One – Locate your unique travel experience

My Plus OneMy Plus One is a new way to travel that’s stress free, affordable and fun. Their aim is to connect their members with insightful ‘Locals’ to unlock the secrets of the city. This makes every trip an original experience with new stories to tell. The member benefits from a focused itinerary based on their unique preferences.

Originally launched three years ago, My Plus One have recently introduced their new website that recommends trendy places to stay within a budget.

My Plus One has expanded across Europe’s most sought after destinations including London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Barcelona. The community is now approaching over a hundred enthusiastic ‘Locals’, with thirteen accommodation partners across the five cities.

Clare Freeman founder of My Plus One explains that she created the site to make travelling easier and more affordable for busy people. The site is a platform that creates an experience by harnessing the knowledge of the people who know their city best. What’s great is that ‘Locals’ can suggest their favourite activities, hidden gems and bespoke events. The user is then able to take advice from like-minded counterparts in different cities and avoid expensive tourist traps.

For those who are itching to hop on a plane and on go for an adventure check out the site here.

Wednesday, March 26 2014

Designs of the Year 2014 @ Design Museum / opens Wednesday 26th March until 25th August 2014


Doors: 10:00-17:45

@ Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Tickets: £15 book online (one ticket, three exhibitions)


Now in its seventh year, Designs of the Year gathers together a year of cutting-edge innovation and original talent; showcasing the very best in global Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, Product and Transport design.

Featuring Kate Moss’s favourite app, a floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly lamp posts, a mobile phone you can build yourself and many others, Designs of the Year 2014 include international design stars such as Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Miuccia Prada, alongside crowd-funded start ups and student projects. This not to be missed exhibition is a clear reflection of everything that is current and exciting in the world.

Tuesday, March 25 2014

The Company of Dogs Pet Portrait Exhibition @ 81 Leonard Street Gallery / until Saturday 29th March 2014

The Company of Dogs Pet Portrait Exhibition at 81 Leonard Street GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:00

@ 81 Leonard Street Gallery, 81 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS

Free entry


Photographer Gerrard Gethings and Dogs Trust charity have teamed up with pet-lifestyle website Pets Pyjamas to create a fantastic series of oversized portraits of celebrities’ dogs including Gok Wan, Daisy Lowe, Elle Macpherson, Mark Ronson and Henry Holland.

An online auction to buy the photos opens Sunday 16th March with all proceeds going towards supporting Dogs Trust.

Gerrard Gethings and Dogs Trust

Monday, March 24 2014

Confiscation Cabinets @ Museum of Childhood / Until 1st June 2014

Confiscation Cabinets at Museum of ChildhoodTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45

@ Museum of Childhood, Victoria and Albert (V&A), Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry


Artist and teacher Guy Tarrant’s Confiscation Cabinets show artefacts confiscated in 150 different London schools over three decades. The Cabinets focus on the everyday actions of school students, with objects including everything from toy guns to make-up.

Since qualifying as a teacher, Guy Tarrant has investigated pupil interaction, play and resistant behaviour. He has been making artworks since 1987, always seeking to reflect the situations he finds himself in. The Confiscation Cabinets characterise the flotsam and jetsam of school life, and highlight the distracted behaviours often played out in the controlled school setting where children spend much of their time. The objects are evidence of the pupils’ playful and impulsive activities and how they may reject or evade rules.

Sunday, March 23 2014

DJ Marathon @ Boxpark Shoreditch / Sunday 23rd March 2014


Doors: 13:00-16:00

@ Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6HT

Free entry


The DJ Marathon music and charity project are showcasing the best local DJs at a symbolic musical marathon.

Take part, shop and eat in London’s most exciting pop-up mall.

Tom Alemanno
Thom de Jong
David McLean
And special live act

Saturday, March 22 2014

Wall To Wall @ Hang-Up Gallery / from 22nd March – 27th April 2014

Wall To Wall at Hang-Up GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Wed-Sun 12:00-18:00 or by appointment

@ Hang-Up Gallery, 56 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PB

Free entry


Explore rare original works by the best and most exciting artists including Banksy, KAWS, Faile, Swoon, Futura, Matt Small, Shepard Fairey, David Choe and Ben Eine.

The main gallery space will recreate the organised chaos of a street artist’s studio to intensify the viewing experience.

Expect paint splattered walls, empty spray paint cans, collage material cuttings and tools of the craft transporting the you deep into the creative process of how and where art is made.

Wall To Wall at Hang-Up Gallery 02

Friday, March 21 2014

LOCAL first birthday bash @ The Queen’s Head (Brixton) / Friday 21st March 2014

LOCAL first birthday bash at The Queens Head BrixtonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:30-03:00

@ The Queen’s Head, 144 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9TQ

Tickets: £5 before midnight if you RSVP on Facebook, more on the door

LOCAL presents their first birthday bash with a big line up.

Toddla T (BBC Radio 1)
Larry B v Mischa Mafia

Thursday, March 20 2014 Competition

Win tickets to the UK satellite preview of The Double, courtesy of Stella Artois

We’re teaming up with Stella Artois to offer you the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to the UK satellite preview of The Double, followed by a live-streamed Q&A with Jonathan Ross and the film’s director, Richard Ayoade.


The exclusive events take place at the following Picturehouse Cinemas on Thursday 27th March, and we have one pair of general admission tickets up for grabs for each of the following venues:

• Clapham Picturehouse, 76 Venn Street, London SW4 0AT
• Gate Picturehouse, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ
• Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN
• Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG
• Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, London E15 1BX

To be in with a chance of winning simply email your name, date of birth, preferred screening location and contact telephone number to competitions@informedlondon.com with ‘The Double Competition’ in the email subject.

Terms and Conditions apply (see below), 18+ only, closes 10.00pm Sunday 23rd March.

Terms and Conditions
The Double UK Preview Ticket Giveaway (the “Promotion”)
No purchase necessary. Prize draw
20.03.2014 – 23.03.2014

1. The promoter is InFormed London (www.informedlondon.com) (the “Promoter”). The prize is provided by AB InBev UK Limited (Company number: 3982132) of Porter Tun House, 500 Capability Green, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3LS (the “Prize Provider”).

2. This Promotion is open to persons aged 18 or over and resident in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), excluding employees of the Promoter or the Prize Provider, and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally associated with the administration of this Promotion. Entries from agents, third parties or consumer groups will not be accepted. Bulk entries will not be accepted.

3. The Promotion opens at 06.00am on 20th March 2014 and closes at 10.00pm on 23rd March 2014 (the “Promotional Period”).

4. There is one pair of general admission tickets available to be won for each of the following UK preview screenings of The Double at 6.45pm on Thursday 27th March 2014, with five prize draws taking place at 10.00am on Monday 24th March 2014:

  • Clapham Picturehouse, 76 Venn Street, London, SW4 0AT
  • Gate Picturehouse, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JZ
  • Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 8NN
  • Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG
  • Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, London, E15 1BX

Each pair of tickets is a “Prize”.  There are five pairs of tickets available to be won in total.

5. To enter the Promotion, individuals should visit the Promoter’s website at (www.informedlondon.com/competitions) (“Website”), and submit their entry by emailing their personal details including name, date of birth, email address, preferred screening location and contact telephone number to competitions@informedlondon.com, including ‘The Double Competition’ in the email subject to enter. (“Entry”).

6. Five participants will be chosen at random via a randomised computer programme from the prize draw of all the participants who validly submitted their personal details in accordance with paragraph 5, who will each win a Prize (“Winner”). There will be five (5) Winners in total. The Winners will be notified that they have won a prize by email by 11.00am on 24th March 2014 to the email address they supplied on Entry (“Notifying Email”). The Winners must respond to the Notifying Email no later than 24 hours after the time the Notifying Email is sent (as per the time stamp on the sent email) confirming their acceptance of the Prize, agreement to the Terms and Conditions, and the name and date of birth of their guest. If the Winner does not reply to the Notifying Email within 24 hours, that Winner forfeits their Prize and a replacement Winner will be drawn in their place from the entries received during the Promotional Period. Once the Winner’s acceptance of the Prize has been received by the Promoter, he or she will be sent a confirmation email no later than 24 hours prior to the screening providing further details about the Prize including the time of screening, location of cinema and where to go to on arrival at the cinema. Upon acceptance of the Prize by email in accordance with this paragraph, the Prize Provider will add the Winner and their guest’s name to the Stella Artois guest list.  Upon arrival at the specified Picturehouse, the Winner and their guest should ask for the guest list queue and state their name to Picturehouse staff who will check their name against the guest list they have been provided.

7. Each Prize is ticket only and does not include any travel, food, drink, accommodation or any other expenses.

8. No purchase is necessary for entering into this Promotion.

9. Individuals are restricted to one entry per person during the Promotional Period.  Syndicated entries or those made using methods such as a computer macro, a script or the use of automated device or processes are not allowed and all such entries will be disqualified and any Prize forfeited.

10. The Winners may be required to provide I.D (driving license, passport or similar). Guests of each participant must be aged 18 or over.

11. By entering this Promotion, the participant will be deemed to have read and understood these terms and conditions and be bound by them and the requirements in any other promotional material.

12. The Promoter reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to verify the Winners, including but not limited to, proof of identity and/or age, as required, and to withdraw the Prize entitlement where there is, or the Promoter has reason to believe there is or has been, breach of these terms and conditions or the spirit of the Promotion has been compromised.

13. No responsibility can be taken for entries which are lost, delayed, corrupted, damaged, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered for any technical, delivery or other reason.

14.  The Promoter will take all reasonable steps to avoid disappointing participants.   The Promoter gives no warranties on the Prizes.

15.  The Prize must be accepted as offered and is not transferrable. There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part except in the event of circumstances outside its control the Promoter reserves the right to substitute similar alternatives of equal or greater value. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Promoter the prizes will only be delivered directly to the winner.

16. Participants should not take any action which is illegal, constitutes a breach of trust or is otherwise derogatory or defamatory about Stella Artois or any of the Promoter’s other brands. The Promoter reserves the rights to withdraw the Prize in part or in whole if the Winner fails to comply with this requirement or if there is any breach of these Terms and Conditions.

17. The Promoter will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained, as a result of, or in connection with this Promotion (in contract, negligence or otherwise) where:
(a) there is no breach of a legal duty of care owed to the participant;
(b) the loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach; or
(c) any loss or damage or increase in loss or damage results from a breach by the participant of these terms and conditions or to the extent that the participant has failed to mitigate such loss or damage; and
(d) any loss or damage or increase in loss or damage results from business losses, and/or losses to non-consumers and any other third party.

18. The Promoter will not be held liable to any participants for any fraud committed by any third party nor in an event beyond its control.

19. Participants agree that their personal information will be used for the purposes of administering the Promotion and in connection with any PR mentioned in these terms and conditions. Please note that in processing the information in this way the Promoter may disclose the information to other companies in its group or to third parties employed by the Promoter.

20. Participants hereby consent to participate in any reasonable publicity accompanying and resulting from the Promotion required (for example use of the Participant’s name on a Stella Artois Facebook post), on behalf of the Promoter, if so requested, with no further recompense.

21. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of the terms and conditions or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, the Promoter may at its sole discretion refuse to process an entry or fulfill any prize award.

22. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw the Promotion as necessary due to exceptional circumstances outside their reasonable control and only where circumstances make this unavoidable and to substitute the Prize with one of equivalent or greater value.

23. The Promoter’s decision will be final in all circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.

24. The Promoter does not guarantee continuous uninterrupted or secure access to the Website. Numerous factors outside the control of the Promoter may interfere with the operation of the Website.

25. Any question concerning the legal interpretation of the rules will be based on English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Wednesday, March 19 2014

Spin London @ Old Truman Brewery / Friday 28th – Sunday 30th March 2014


Fri 28th 17:00-22:00 (limited public)
Sat 29th 10:00-18:00
Sun 30th 10:00-17:00

@ Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Place Entrance, London E1 6QR

Tickets: £6 advance £10 on the door


Cycling mini-festival Spin LDN takes over Truman Brewery with a unique and truly grassroots festival. A celebration across three days for cycling’s influence in our culture featuring an exciting schedule ranging from expert theft tips to bike-polo!

- Pedal powered theatre troupe ‘The Handlebars’
- Gold winning Paralympian Mark Colbourne
- ‘Skycycle’ by Fosters & Partners
- Bike-polo lessons and live trick BMX demos
- Comedy by Wooter Reijis
- Security tips from former thieves and police and bike security specialists
- ‘Cycling bew’ from craft beer makers Brewers & Union
- Gideon Coe, 6Music DJing
- Showcases from the world’s best cycling brands

Tuesday, March 18 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp @ Camden Arts Centre / 30th March 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp at Camden Arts CentreTIME AND PLACE:

Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00- 21:00

@ Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Free entry


Silke Otto-Knapp makes paintings of performance and landscape, approaching the canvas as a stage and a site of orchestrated scenarios. Gouache and watercolour are applied in delicate layers, depicting scenes of a fugitive beauty and imbuing the works with an ethereal magic.

In Monday or Tuesday, Otto-Knapp’s subjects are rendered almost entirely in black and silver pigments which appear to bathe the works in moonlight, the source of which at times looms in the distance, ambiguously appearing as a stage instruction or theatrical lighting device. The works bring together the reality of landscape with the pretence of stage design to raise questions around decorative surface, spatial depth and pictorial construction.

The central motif of performance will be expanded in the supporting public programme which includes a new performance in the gallery spaces by LA based dancer-choreographer Flora Weigmann, a salon afternoon featuring dancer Kate Coyne and a dance masterclass led by Nissa Nishikawa.

Alongside the paintings, the exhibition will include new collages and etchings developed during a residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new publication with an essay by Sabeth Buchmann, co-produced with Charlottenborg, Copenhagen where some of the works in the exhibition were shown in 2013.