Explore the idiosyncratic A to Z illustrated with a curious combination of Henry Wellcome’s weird and wonderful collection of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and some equally intriguing contemporary artworks.
Watch the birth of the first test-tube baby (B for Birthdays), listen to Florence Nightingale speak (V for Voice) and sneak a peek at porcelain fruit showing sexual foreplay (X for X-rated).
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With a headline performance by London-based collective, Jungle, supported by Beaty Heart, Heineken® is offering guests the chance to experience an exclusive gig under the iconic towers of Battersea Power Station.
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Since August bank holiday 1994 Rinse has been transmitting uncompromising and innovative music out of its East London heartland; starting life as a pirate station established by a group of friends wanting to share the music that inspired them.
For their 20th anniversary weekend they will be at the legendary Notting Hill Carnival for the first time.
All About She
Chase & Status
Elijah & Skilliam
Comics Unmasked is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of mainstream and underground comics, showcasing works that uncompromisingly address politics, gender, violence, sexuality and altered states.
It explores the full anarchic range of the medium with works that challenge categorisation, preconceptions and the status quo, alongside original scripts, preparatory sketches and final artwork that demystify the creative process.
Fancy an ice cream but want something a little less… vanilla? The Jacob’s #SnackHappy Ice Cream Parlour is the place for you.
The makers behind some of the UK’s best loved savoury snacks, including Jacob’s Cream Crackers and Mini Cheddars, is opening the UK’s first solely savoury ice cream parlour on the evening of Thursday 21st August and then throughout the day on 22nd & 23rd in Soho.
The truly unique pop-up will combine everyone’s favourite Summer treat with a savoury twist of Jacob’s snacks – from ‘Blue Cheese & Crackers’ to ‘A Pint of Ale & a Packet of Twiglets’ the quirky selection of savoury ice creams is sure to take your taste buds for a spin…
What first brought you to east London?
A desire for discovery, music, fun, people, ideas and unearthing the strange. The Griffin was almost poetic on my first visit, it’s fantastic how the once ordinary becomes fascinating and unique.
Where do you think is hot at the moment for arts, going out and eating?
Considering the pop up nature of food and drink almost anywhere, this weekend I was at The Horniman museum where a farmers market features diversity such as; Barbican; a hairdressing stall alongside, Sri Lankan curries and Mr Muffin who delivers Savouries by a custom made bicycle, complete with handlebar moustache. On art I’m heading over to the RA for the summer show that looks great, otherwise just roaming, feeds me.
What are you favourite three cities around the world and why?
London, Berlin and New York, whilst not too much differential in the dynamics between these three, it’s the abundance of humans, creativity, output and ideas that keep me excited about visits there.
Design influences the look of our homes and how we live in them. This special exhibition showcases innovation and creativity in domestic design from London and beyond, highlighting how designers respond to issues such as efficiency, sustainability, durability, usefulness and beauty. It will give a glimpse of what’s new and what we might expect to have in our homes in the future.
Useful + beautiful brings together recent work by both fresh new talents and well-established industry figures such as Jasper Morrison, Tord Boontje, Barber Osgerby, Doshi Levien and Tomoko Azumi. A broad range of domestic products, from furniture to wallpaper, lighting to homewares will be on show, spilling out into the museum’s gardens with a display of inventive garden furniture design. An element of interactivity will run throughout the show, and visitors will have the opportunity to try out some of the objects for themselves.
Levi’s invites commuters to gather, connect and work together in London. Joining up with bike advocates around the globe, the space is designed for the modern commuter and features a range of offerings, including: breakfast juices, wifi, local artist collaborations, workshops and bike repair services.
Wednesday 13th – juice morning (9:30-10:30am)
Drop by the Workspace for a morning juice to kickstart your commute, whilst learning about the local ingredients that Peckham’s Ali Bab Juice and Matcha have sourced to go into their fruity creations.
Thursday 14th – workshop bike powered chocolate lathing (14:00-15:00)
Work with the designer of the Plume Mudguard on a bicycle-powered chocolate lathe. Chocolate, Bicycle, and lathe will be provided – just drop in to turn a treat.
Friday 15th – closing party with James Massiah and Friends (18:00-20:00)
Drinks and music to celebrate the opening of our London Workspace! Gin & Tonics served by The Travelling Gin, in partnership with Whitley Neill. Free bike valet provided by London Cycling Campaign.
Poet and writer Dean Atta and illustrator Ben Connors come together for an evening of charged spoken word and live art.
Mixing spoken word performance from Dean’s critically acclaimed debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger together with brand new work alongside live illustrations that lift the words from the page and animate the stage – this is not poetry as you know it.
Hosted by Deanna Rodger plus additional performances from Antosh Wojcik (Roundhouse Poetry Slam winner), Sarah Perry and Sophie Fenella (Roundhouse Poetry Collective).
‘One of the UK’s finest poets’ Time Out
‘Dean’s poetry is as honest as truth itself. He follows no trend; he seeks no favours … Beyond black, beyond white, beyond straight, beyond gay, so I say. You will be uplifted.’ Benjamin Zephaniah