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Tuesday, April 1 2014

Maria Nepomuceno: Trans @ Victoria Miro / until 17th April 2014

Maria Nepomuceno - Trans at Victoria MiroTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue–Sat 10:00-18:00

@ Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

Free entry

www.victoria-miro.com

For this exhibition, the Rio de Janeiro-based Nepomuceno expands her characteristically dynamic approach to form, using traditional methods of rope weaving and straw braiding as well as techniques of her own design.

The works in TRANS extend the artist’s interest in biomorphic and organic development, and emphasise the interconnectedness of the individual object and its environment.

Monday, March 31 2014

Collider @ Science Museum / until 5th May 2014

Collider at Science MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Tickets: £10 book online

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

A journey inside the largest scientific experiment ever constructed. Buried deep under the border between Switzerland and France, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe.

This immersive exhibition blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, recreating a visit to the famous particle physics laboratory. We’ll take you behind the scenes to witness the uncovering of the Higgs boson, explore the 27-km collider and its cathedral-sized detector caverns, and discover how studying the subatomic world can point the way to a fuller understanding of our universe.

See history being made. Meet engineers who build the impossible. Walk the tunnels of CERN. Stand in the heart of a collision. Witness a moment of discovery. Step inside the world’s greatest experiment.

Sunday, March 30 2014

Balkan Roast presents Barbarella’s Bang Bang @ Hackney Downs Studios / Sunday 30th March 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-23:00

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

Entry: £3

Roast with a Balkan twist, Rakija shots and Balkan beats blend together with live music and dancing at the Russet. DJ Ramses coming all the way from Amsterdam to awaken your inner dancer and Barbarella’s Bang Bang will take you on a ride to bohemian dancehalls with their mad energy! Adding to this exotic vibe, a blend of traditional dancing with modern hip hop moves from our dancer Hilde, coming all the way from Brighton to mesmerise you.

Featuring:
Barbarella’s Bang Bang (live five piece)
DJ Ramses Hoppa
Hilde Cannoodt (dancer)

Saturday, March 29 2014

Don’t Watch That @ Birthdays / Saturday 29th March 2014

Don't Watch That at BirthdaysTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00-03:00

@ Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

Entry: free before 23:00 £5 after

www.birthdaysdalston.com
www.dontwatchthat.tv

From the people that brought you Tim & Barry TV, P.W.B.C, The Remote Control, Stop Begging, Freaky Fridays, Sams Chicken and now Just Jam… Don’t Watch That TV, bring you a party at Birthdays. This month they’ve got Siobhan Bell and Lixo along with Crackstevens and Tim and Barry, naturally.

DJs:
Lixo (Get Me)
Siobhan Bell (Cherryade/ PDA)
Tim and Barry (Don’t Watch That)
Crack Stevens (Don’t Watch That)

Friday, March 28 2014

Friday Late: Tottenham Takeover @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 28th March 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–22:00 (arrive before 18:30 to avoid long queues)

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

Tottenham in North London earned an unwelcome reputation as the place where the rioting that swept England in August 2011 began. Since then, and led by its vibrant music scene, Tottenham’s creative community has come to the fore.

The fourth in a series of Friday Lates that invite London’s creative communities to take over the Museum for an evening, presenting a range of music, art, design, architecture and more.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come first served basis.

Featuring:
Theo Void presents Tottenham DJ Consortium
Tottenham Throne Room
Tottenham Community Choir (TCC)
Canalology
Tottenham style: resistance, power and pride
The Tottenham Pocket Map
The HAGA Photo Project
Tottenham World Film Club (TWFC)
Do Well and Doubt Not
PencilPushers Plus
Informal Occupations
The Turnpike Art Group (TAG)
SoundFjord presents: we stand under an open sky
Tottenham Social Archives

Thursday, March 27 2014

HTC ONE Skatepark @ The Old Selfridges Hotel / until 19th April 2014

HTC ONE Skatepark at The Old Selfridges HotelTIME AND PLACE:

Open:
Mon-Fri 12:00-21:00
Sat 10:00-21:00 (lessons 10:00-12:00)
Sun 12:00-18:00 (lessons 12:00-14:00)

@ The Old Selfridges Hotel, London W1A 1AB

Free entry

www.htc.com
www.selfridges.com

For four weeks, HTC are hosting a public pop-up skatepark next to Selfridges on Oxford Street. It’s the UK’s largest indoor free skatepark and everyone from newbies to experienced skaters have the chance to skate.

Free lessons are available including equipment. To book a lesson visit Selfridges’ website.

The park features two distinctive areas, the first replicating London’s famous skating spots, including the Big Ben Gap and Moorgate Handrail. The second area is a nod towards a Selfridges’ shop floor, with obstacles inspired by shoeboxes, magazines and baseball caps.

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

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45

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

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

www.designmuseum.org

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

www.petspyjamas.com

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

www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

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.