Due to unprecedented demand, the production has been extended until 23 August 2014 (previously 19th July 2014).
George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most influential novels in recent history, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality.
Filtering the spirit and the ambition of the novel through the lens of contemporary culture, this radical new staging explores surveillance culture, identity and how thinking you can fly might actually be the first step to flying.
Discover the incredible fictions of Joan Fontcuberta in his first major UK exhibition, featuring six documentary narratives that mix fact with fiction and science with art.
Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, these convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation into photography’s authority and our inclination to believe what we see.
Exhibition highlights include astonishing photographs of mermaid fossils, incredible reports of mysterious fauna and eye-opening photographs of rare plant species.
The AACDD presents Jamaica 52: an evening of art, music and ambience celebrating Jamaica’s 52nd year of independence.
Dj’s on rotation:
100% of donations made from ticket sales will contribute directly to the AACDD’s 5th Bargehouse Festival and celebrations taking place during London Design Festival 2014 at the iconic Bargehouse, OXO Tower.
The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Inititative has created its own legacy by highlighting the talents of new and emerging artists, designers and architects of African and African-Caribbean descent.
Space in this Place presented by Arctic Circle – an immersive evening of space themed sounds which will permeate the twisting red steel structure of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
At 76m and 80m high, the two observation decks will be transformed into an incredible outpost of new music and musicians with influences ranging from Tarkovsky’s Solaris to Sun Ra.
It’s a perfect setting for Ninja Tune’s DJ Food with more live music from synth-folk drone-ballad band Transept, a special acoustic set from Astronauts and Manchester’s one man cosmic construct Paddy Steer.
Other events during August:
AMO Lates – Silent Arena’s Silent Disco
Friday 15th August
AMO Lates – East London Radio’s Bank Holiday Weekend Party Starter
Friday 22nd August
From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.
Disobedient objects are often everyday items that have been turned to a new purpose. But social change is about making as much as breaking. Sometimes designing a new object creates a new way to disobey.
Installation of a fully-stocked cornershop/newsagent made out of felt: each item meticulously sewn, stuffed and priced.
Installed in a disused commercial space on a busy pedestrian street in Bethnal Green this project draws together fine art and craft in a seven month local community collaboration, that culminates in a month-long performative installation.
Wembley Park in London has been announced as the venue for one of the world’s most unique, fun and exciting festival series.
The HOLI ONE Colour festival will be taking place on 2nd August from noon until 10pm and aims to unite people through music and colour.
Thousands of people are expected to attend to share music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation. Against a backdrop of dance and DJ music, revellers get to throw powders into the air to create an explosion of colour and excitement aimed at celebrating togetherness and the colour of everyday life.
Stephan Dau, founder of HOLI ONE Colour Festivals, said: “We’re excited to bring the HOLI ONE experience to London this summer. Wembley Park is a fantastic location and we’re sure everybody who attends will have a great time.
“The festival is all about making friends, coming together and having an unforgettable experience. Everyone is equal at HOLI ONE and everyone leaves looking the same, covered in safe and quality cosmetic powder, with a smile on their face and some great pictures to remember it all by.”
Last year, HOLI ONE Colour festivals were attended by 100,000 people worldwide and took place across cities and countries that included London, South Africa and Berlin.
Over 100 open studios to explore; over 15 exhibitions curated specially for the festival, brand new site-specific artworks and many many live performances and events popping up around the streets and venues of Hackney Wick.
Now in its 6th year established as one of London’s biggest and most creative art events promoting local culture and providing a platform for local emerging artists to showcase their work alongside established names whilst celebrating the creative community from Hackney Wick.
#KopparBeard takeover hits The Kopparberg Urban Forest as the incredibly popular pop-up woodland bar closes its doors for the summer after five weeks of music, food and drink.
On Saturday afternoon the bearded men of London are invited to visit the Kopparberg Florist Cart and get involved with the latest trend for floral beards as a top florist offers customised flower beards, with the best of the night winning a case of Kopparberg.
Headlining the night will be super cool Danish songstress MØ.
Over the past five weeks forest-goers have got down with Kelis, been
serenaded by the dreamy Lucy Rose, felt nostalgic with former Supergrass
frontman Gaz Coombes, danced under an East London sunset to Little Dragon
and practiced their best Kanye West impression to the sounds of Gold
Digger at Hip Hop Karaoke.
Horns & whistles at the ready party people! Carnival is back YMH are teaming up with they’re good friends at American Apparel to bring you one hell of night to remember! Not only will they be fully covering the night but they will also be heading down with a ton of giveaways to make your carnival weekend even more special!
The line up will be giving serious riddims all night to continue the carnival vibe.
Carnival doesn’t stop when the floats go home, go to Your Mum’s House!
FULL LINEUP \\\
STYLO G (LIVE)
WOZ (Black Butter Records)
DJ KHALIL (Livin’ Proof)