Spin London: Urban Cycling Festival @ The Sorting Office / until Sunday 10th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Sun 10am-4pm

@ The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1AP

Tickets: around £10 online and on the door

www.spinldn.com

Celebration of contemporary cycling culture, returning this year with its largest and most ambitious programme yet at a new central London location. Featuring everything from modern cycling culture, the best in cycling product innovation to arts and culture inspired by the cycling.

Featuring the UK’s largest indoor pop-up test track, The Sorting Office, WC1, will be transformed into a mecca for those that celebrate the spirit and ethos of two-wheeled culture. Across 400 metres and two floors, the Spin London test track will feature the opportunity to test your best circuit time, tips & tricks on how to ride, plus very special race appearances by industry alumni.

Art from Massif Central, Pol Sifter, Eliza Southwood, Beach-O-Matic-Dave Walker and many more.

Street food from BBQ Lab (experimental BBQ meat dishes) & Made Of dough (landcover cooked stone baked pizzas). Craft beer and coffee from Peloton & Co X Beaver Town Brewery.

Exhibitors:
Brooks, Vulpine, Rapha, Canyon, E-bove, Brompton Junction, Hiplok, Lucky 7, Chicken Cycle Kit, Passoni, Nolobi, Mango Bikes, Shinola Detroit, Peloton & Co, Singular, Flat Frame Systems, GoodOrdering, Campbell Cole, Huez, Hovding, OTTO, Bee Coo, Artisan works, LCC, Bikefix, Nip-nip, Tannus, Chill Bikes, Tagmi, Swifty Scooters, Moulton, A2B, Nuffield Health, Quella, Temple Cycles, Coh & Co, Selva, ETA insurance, Pelago, Hill & Ellis, Bobbin Bicycles, Funked Up, Vel-oh, Braasi, Carter Co, Erenpriess, Tomo bikes, Gi Bike, Velowland, Selva, Hartley Cycles, EMU, Donhou, Colourbolt, EMU, Allez vite, Svelte Cycles, Bowers Kustom, Yellow Jersey, Pilgrim, Nutrition For, Hello Fresh, LDN bike Kitchen, ARCC Innovations, Trakke, No Such

London Pet Show @ ExCel London / Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Saturday 9:30am-5pm
Sunday 9:30pm-5pm

@ ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Tickets:
Children (5-15) £12 book online
Adults £17 book online

www.londonpetshow.co.uk

The biggest and best London Pet Show to date! Now in its fifth year and the biggest in the UK.

Expect hundreds of different animals, amazing animal action displays as well as fun and educational talks and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Meet animal experts and celebrities including reptile expert Crocodile Joe.

Please note: visitors are not permitted to bring their pets to the show.

Featuring:
Dogs
Cats
small furries
Aquatics
Reptiles
Ponies
Birds
Animal Zone

Live Music Nights @ Vapiano / Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Vapiano (Bankside)
Mon-Sat 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 12pm-11pm

Vapiano (Soho)
Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 12pm-11pm

Live music starts around 7:30pm

@
Vapiano (Bankside)
90 B Southward Street, London SE1 0FD

Vapiano (Soho)
84 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TQ

www.vapiano.com

Free live music from some of London’s best unsigned acts at Vapiano the contemporary Italian restaurant with three sites in the Capital.

With pasta dishes from just £6.95 and now live music too, Vapiano is a brilliant value destination for a relaxed night out.

Continuing their series of events they are hosting a young, unsigned act looking for a new audience to entertain. The restaurants will still be fully open so you can enjoy house-made pasta, pizza and salads alongside the live entertainment.

The concept of Vapiano is self-service and face-to-face interactions with chefs. You order pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads directly from the chefs at individual stations within the restaurant and all dishes are prepared in front of you (taking as little as three minutes) everything can be customised and refined to suit your tastes.

Juicebox x Suitcase: day party @ Shapes / Saturday 30th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-21:00

@ Shapes, 117 Wallis Road, Hackney, London E9 5LN

Tickets: from £8 book online

www.juicebox.fm
www.suitcasemag.com

Juicebox and Suitcase magazine present an unmissable day party at Shapes Terrace in Hackney.

Juicebox are taking some of the best talent along for a sun-soaked day. Special guest and headliner LXURY leads the day alongside Two Inch Punch, deep house rising star Kaasi, Juicebox’s Joe Hertz and the eclectic sounds of Brey. Not only that, but the masterful vocals of June Marieezy.

Lineup:
LXURY (special guest)
2 Inch Punch
Kaasi
Joe Hertz
June Marieezy (live)
Brey

Ryoji Ikeda: supersymmetry @ Brewer Street Car Park / until 31st May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12pm – 6pm

@ Brewer Street Car Park Top Floor, London W1F 0LA

Free entry

www.supersymmetry.ycam.jp
www.thevinylfactory.com

supersymmetry is Ikeda’s first large scale solo exhibition in London, and his first project in London since spectra (produced by Artangel) dramatically illuminated the capital’s night sky in August 2014. This new piece is an immersive, disorientating installation of colliding, mutating, sound, text and visual data, utilising forty projectors and computers.

An intense exploration of the intersections between music and visual art through mathematics, quantum mechanics and logic, the work draws on Ikeda’s residency at Centre For Nuclear Research (CERN). The world’s largest particle physics research institute, CERN is currently testing ‘supersymmetry’, a theoretical mathematical model that helps explain why particles have mass and the basis for Ikeda’s work.

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media, orchestrating sound, visual materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

Work It @ Selfridges / until mid June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 9.30 – 21.00
Sun 11.30 – 18.00

@ Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB

Free

www.selfridges.com

From de-stressing evening workouts to learning a new skill at an exciting workshop – these are the events you need to revitalise your routine.

Join Makerversity’s resident makers for a series of immersive workshops. From guidance on creating beautiful personalised stationery to an inspirational infographics workshop, these events will help you to discover innovative and empowering ways of working.

Netil360 Launch Weekend @ Netil House / from Friday 1st May to Monday 4th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

Tickets: various

www.netil360.com

With spring now in full swing it is time for Netil360 to come out of hibernation, re-launching and re-opening on Friday May 1st with a 4-day weekend of public bank holiday events to introduce a very special 360summer.

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 @ The Photographers’ Gallery / until 7th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm
Thu, 10am – 8pm
Sun, 11.30am – 6pm

@ The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Free

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 is an annual prize established by The Photographers’ Gallery, London in 1996 and in partnership with Deutsche Börse Groupsince 2005. The annual award of £30,000 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which is felt to have significantly contributed to photography in Europe between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2015.

This year’s shortlist reflects a diversity of attitudes towards the medium underpinned by an exploration into new and unexpected modes of presentation incorporating video, text, object and wall-based photographic displays.

The winner will be announced at a special award ceremony held at The Photographers’ Gallery on 28 May 2015.

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize from The Photographers' Gallery on Vimeo.

Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process @ Tate Britain / until 17th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm

@ Tate Britain, Millbank London SW1P 4RG

Tickets: £16 book online

www.tate.org.uk

This major exhibition presents the result of a unique collaboration between artist Nick Waplington (b. 1965) and the acclaimed fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969–2010).

Providing a rare behind-the-scenes look into one of fashion’s most innovative and celebrated names, Waplington’s photographs capture the creative journey of McQueen’s final Autumn/Winter collection, Horn of Plenty in 2009. The critically acclaimed collection was an iconoclastic retrospective of McQueen’s career in fashion, reusing silhouettes and fabrics from his earlier collections, and creating a catwalk set out of discarded elements from the sets of his past shows.

Waplington’s photographs reveal a raw and unpolished side of the fashion world. Candid images of McQueen’s working process are juxtaposed with rigorously produced photographs of recycling plants and landfills to create a powerful commentary on destruction and creative renewal – themes at the heart of the Horn of Plenty collection.

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 25th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat–Wed: 10am–6pm
Thu–Fri: 10am–9pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12–6pm

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: £12 book online

www.barbican.org.uk

This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Ranging from mass-produced memorabilia and popular collectibles to one-of-a-kind curiosities, rare artefacts and specimens, these collections provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions of artists.

While some artists are connoisseurs, others accumulate hoards of objects, never letting anything go. Many live with and make direct use of their collections and others keep them under wraps or in storage. Collecting objects for research and study is key to the practice of many artists in the exhibition. Presented alongside examples of their work, their collections, in turn, help to elucidate their art.

Featured artists:
Arman
Peter Blake
Hanne Darboven
Edmund de Waal
Damien Hirst
Howard Hodgkin
Dr Lakra
Sol LeWitt
Martin Parr
Jim Shaw
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Andy Warhol
Pae White
Martin Wong/Danh Vo