Make the Future London is about ideas – bright ideas for tomorrow’s energy challenges.
Globally, we are using more energy than ever before. At the same time, the significance of climate change means the world has to reduce CO2 emissions. We need innovative thinking to make today’s energy go further and to find cleaner energy to take us towards a low-carbon world.
You’ll be the first to see brilliant new ideas and innovations from across the whole world of energy. Get involved, get inspired, see how you’re part of the journey to a low-carbon future.
New to Old Street, live music, cocktails, pizzas and party atmosphere. Run by brothers Russell and Howard Taylor alongside Tom Jackman independent cocktail bar chain based in South London.
Set across two floors with 300-capacity, featuring live music six nights a week and a music programme of soul, funk, jazz and rock to classic pop. Shelves overflow with colourful record sleeves and your favourite bands on the walls. Also a selection of new vinyl releases will be available to purchase behind the bar!
From labels showcasing their up-and-coming talent to special one-off events featuring renowned DJs, music is the driving force behind the bar. Entry during weeknights is free alongside a happy hour promising 2-4-1 cocktails until 8pm, perfect for those after work drinks.
Friday and Saturday nights welcome the weekend with two live acts a night where a small cover charge applies. Reservations are available if you’re heading down with a big group.
The cocktail list features twists on classics include the signature cocktail, Sour Records – a unique take on a Whiskey Sour that adds pistachio syrup into the mix. For a summerier hit, Late Breakfast blends grapefruit vodka with pink grapefruit juice, house-made marmalade syrup, grapefruit bitters and a little egg white. Other cocktails on the menu include the Peach Negroni and a Smoked Pineapple Punch.
Authentic Italian thin-crust pizza is served up with a variety of fresh toppings and dips to soak up those drinks and energise you for the night ahead on the dance-floor. Bring a #CheapDate between Monday to Wednesday for any two pizzas and cocktails for £15.
The surreal beach life of Los Angeles, 1960s counter culture, pop songs and friendships with New York artists, poets and musicians are the well springs of Mary Heilmann’s dazzling abstractions.
Heilmann (b. 1940) takes colour, line and shape on unexpected journeys. Polka dots waft across eye-popping hues corralled within irregular rectangles. The poetry of her works lies in the tension between the rigours of geometry and the contingencies of the human and the organic.
The exhibition begins with paintings based on the square, the grid and architectural details, such as The First Vent (1972). They are juxtaposed with glazed ceramics, hovering between painting and sculpture. A slide show, Her Life (2006), features Heilmann’s paintings and personal photographs set to an eclectic mix of music.
Choreographed across Gallery 8, dynamic canvases represent ‘autobiographical markers’ – painterly haikus of the artist’s life. Their vibrancy is matched by their titles – Bush of Ghosts (1980) or Good Vibrations Diptych, Remembering David (2012). Heilmann invites the viewer to become immersed in her synaesthetic stories while sitting in her colourful chairs.
The multi award winning Little Nan’s Bar, a traveling cocktail bar and High Tea parlour, is spoiling you all with High Tea & cocktails round their East London Summer pop up Little Nan’s Rio Bar, a kitsch haven hidden in the secret vaults of the Rio Cinema in Dalston.
The Rio Cinema is an amazing, Grade II listed, independent Art Deco cinema in the Heart of Dalston. When growing up, Little Nan used to travel through ‘The Pipe’ (Blackwall tunnel) from her home in Deptford and used to sell ice-cream and sweets at the Rio Cinema on Wednesday & Saturday nights. She often spoke about the parties she attended in the basement back in the 1930’s!
Let Grandson Tristan know if its a celebration on booking your visit and his Nan will name a special bespoke cocktail in your honour using all your favourite flavours and spirits. She will also name a cocktail after your hot date if you want to make that extra special impression… Viva Forever!
Along with an extensive cocktail menu there will also be a selection of fine wines, prosecco, spirits and mixers, candy vodka shots, beers and cider available, plus fresh Popcorn is included in the unlimited pic n mix stand.
– Photo booth room with props
– 90’s tunes
– Unlimited pic n mix
– Cinema pop corn
– Bottomless Teapot Cocktails
– Bottomless Prosecco
– Bottomless beer and cider
– Dance floor
– Film memorabilia
– Kitsch decor
– Free welcome punch
– ‘Back in the Day’ memory lane moments
– Lots of photo opportunities
– Named celebration cocktails
A Year of Imagination and Possibility at Somerset House celebrates the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s inspirational text and is the largest ever celebration of this radical work anywhere in the world. It spans the realms of art, literature, fashion, design, architecture, film and more, featuring a varied programme of special events, exhibitions and new commissions across the Somerset House site and beyond. The Utopia Treasury, in Somerset House’s Great Arch Hall and open all year, will invite people to explore, taste, and imagine utopia.
Thomas More was the first to give a name and form to an idea that has captured the human imagination throughout history: that by imagining a better world is possible, we are empowered to create it. His playful vision, published in 1516, presents an ideal society living on a fictitious island, described in a traveller’s tale. More’s Utopia is deliberately ambiguous, the Greek words on which the name is based mean both ‘no place’ and ‘good place’. It is not a blueprint for the future; instead he places importance on the process of dreaming in the now.
To celebrate More’s vision, UTOPIA 2016 explores challenges facing contemporary culture and society, and the pivotal role of the arts and culture in creating the space where dreams can take root.
With a focus on work made by artists born after 1968, in addition to several early pioneers who were active internationally in the 1960s and ’70s, Under the Same Sun at the South London Gallery examines a diversity of creative responses by artists to complex, shared realities that have been influenced by colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, and social inequality, as well as by concurrent periods of regional economic wealth, development, and progress.
The exhibition will be the first to be housed in both the SLG’s main site and the ground floor of its new building, a neighbouring former Fire Station currently under restoration.
Oval Space, 32 The Oval, London E2 9DT
The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN
St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD
Space Gallery Courtyard and Carpark, Warburton Street, London E8 3RH
Netil House Rooftop, 1 West Gate Street, London E8 3RL
London Fields Brewhouse, 365-366 Warburton St, London E8 3RR
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London E9 6NU
Returning for its fourth year following the success of three sell-out events. The East London festival will take place across different warehouse venues, art spaces, courtyards rooftops, churches and outdoor areas in London Fields.
Music isn’t the only offering from VISIONS. Following the success of last year’s Craft Beer and Street Food Festival it will be returning featuring London’s finest traders: Mamas Jerk Station, Hot Mess, The Cheese Truck, Motherclucker, Oh My Dog craft beer and more. VISIONS Craft Beer and Street Food Festival will be located in the gardens of St John’s Hackney Church and will be open to the public to enjoy, as well as VISONS ticket holders. Ticket holders will also be able to enjoy the food stalls of Netil Market right next to Netil House Rooftop.
The Space Studios outdoor courtyard will feature creative outlets including Home Brew where you can sign up for beer brewing classes and watch a live brew, Old Habbits Tattoo shop, owned and run by Liam Sparks who will be offering VISIONS customers exclusive custom designs for just £50 only available only at the festival. Black Wax Records will have classic and new releases available to buy and Positive Press will be exhibiting work as well as running a live screen printing workshop to show you budding printers how it’s done.
Prepare yourselves for a Summer of cinema joy as the legendary Pop Up Screens returns with an epic program of classic films, guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat.
Bishops Park in Fulham
Greenwich Peninsula in North Greenwich
Coram’s Field in Holborn
Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith
Manor House Gardens in Hither Green
East Greenwich Pleasaunce
This year, Pop Up Screens have also announced that they will be taking over the courtyard of the city’s historic Guildhall in EC2 for seven nights in August. Including a special screening of the mighty Gladiator where visitors will get the chance to see the Guildhall’s amazing Roman Amphitheatre for amazing atmosphere.
Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for children and you can bag yourself a weekend ticket for £25. You’re welcome to bring blankets, beanbags and cushions or you can hire a director’s chair for £2. Popcorn from Drum and Kernel, burgers and craft beer on offer and you can take your own drinks and snacks too!
22nd Bishop’s Park, Fulham – Labyrinth 7.30pm
23rd Bishop’s Park, Fulham – Dirty Dancing 7.30pm
24th Bishop’s Park, Fulham – 500 days of Summer 7.30pm
29th Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Anchorman 7.30pm
30th Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Grease 7.30pm
31st Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Back to the Future 7.30pm
Foil Arms and Hog are at the Southbank festival for with their most critically acclaimed show. With over 4 million hits on YouTube, five exclusives on american comedy website Funny or Die and an endorsement from Rowan Atkinson, they are one of Ireland’s finest comedy prospects.
Individually, Foil Arms and Hog are Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan and Conor McKenna. Each as talented as the next and as a group, they are stars of Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show, regularly appear on comedy website Funny Or Die, appeared on BBC R4’s Sketchorama and count amongst their fans, John Bishop, Rowan Atkinson and Tommy Tiernan.