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Laki Kane now open in Angel

Thanks for Laki Kane for showing us the cocktail and mini-bite delights of the newest tiki bar in Upper Street. Everything from the fun sculpture glasses to Caribbean decorations made the evening one of our favourites of the summer. 🍹😋

The bar is located in the trendy area surrounded by bars, pubs and other places to eat.

We tasted the cocktails served by friendly staff available in a moment through a special button which alerts them on a watch – very VIP! The drinks all come in interesting glasses-sculptures and the very generous flavours make them one of the best in the area!

Drinks have no refined sugars and sugar cane syrups are made in the bar (in their own mill!) along with exotic ingredients to make sure they’re absolutely the tastiest.

Our samples of the food were the perfect evening snack to accompany the lively atmosphere, we can’t wait to go back!

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www.lakikane.com

Location:
Laki Kane, 144-145 Upper Street, London N1 1QY

Times:
Monday – Wednesday 12:30pm – 12:30am
Thursday 12:30pm – 1:30am
Friday – Saturday 12:30pm – 2:30am
Sunday 12:30pm – 1:30am

Make the Future Live at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park until Sunday 8 July 2018

A festival of bright energy ideas featuring Shell Eco-marathon. Enjoy live music, science shows, street food and hands-on interactive gaming. 💡

Immerse yourself in the latest Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality experiences.

Get close-up to Shell Eco-marathon, as student teams and vehicles compete in one of the world’s greatest ultra-energy-efficient challenges.

www.makethefuture.shell

Location:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Times:
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm

Tickets:
Free, register online

London Shuffle Club at Shoreditch

The UK’s shuffleboard experts have setup a new permanent home in Shoreditch​. The venue is a colourful space featuring the UK’s first ever open-air shuffleboard terrace and will focus on the classic floor shuffleboard version of the game. 👭 👬

Mouthwatering guest ales and cocktails on rotation and live music complement the most fun, addictive and socially competitive way to spend your days and nights.

Like challenging your friends? Love a drink and enjoy social eats? Then you need shuffleboard in your life…

It’s a hot and popular nightlife trend in places like Brooklyn which originated on the decks of cruise ships in the early 20th century. The easy-to-pick-up, difficult-to-master art of the game is to use your hand (for table top games) or a cue stick (for classic, floor based shuffle) to slide your weighted pucks or ‘biscuits’ down a long, smooth wooden board and onto the top sections of a scoring triangle at the opposite end of your lane.

London Shuffle​ features alley-style lanes with an all new look that is effortlessly fresh and modern. The new 7,000 sq ft venue also offers the first ever open-air shuffleboard lanes on the outside terrace. Outside, you will also find a stylish Airstream offering a carefully curated selection of craft ales, while inside, an easy-to-drink selection of beers will keep you well watered.

For those who want to treat themselves; delicious long, short and slushy cocktails will all be on offer to add to the experience (and challenge of the game!) while tasty pizzas featuring a range of adventurous toppings will also be available to keep you well fuelled for the fun!

www.londonshuffle.com

Location:
London Shuffle Club, 4 Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6AW

Times:
Monday, closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 4pm -11pm
Thursday – Saturday 4pm – 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
£20 for a lane (up to eight people can play), book online

Share the Square at Bedford Square until Saturday 7 July 2018

Weaving together literature, art, architecture, history, film, theatre and education the festival is made up of more than forty, free events! This year’s theme aims to encourage greater engagement within the local community of Bloomsbury and beyond, with a focus on inspiring new creative collaborations between institutions, businesses and individuals in this pocket of London. 👩🏽‍🎨 🎭 ☀️

Bedford Square’s beautifully preserved Georgian buildings and garden are not usually open to the public, but this annual Festival represents a chance for the Square’s residents to throw open their doors, revealing a fascinating enclave that is full of artistic and scientific knowledge, beautiful spaces, amazing stories and remarkable histories.

Bedford Square Festival is a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside in this corner of Bloomsbury:

  • Paul Mellon Centre
  • Architectural Association
  • Sotheby’s Institute
  • Yale University Press
  • New College of the Humanities

www.bedfordsquarefestival.co.uk/about

Location:
Various venues around Bedford Square Garden, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HH

Times:
Various

Price:
Free

Catfest at Oval Space on Saturday 14 July 2018

A celebration of all things feline, Catfest makes its debut in London, showcasing stylish cat-related products, books and art, cat-themed cocktails, vegan street food, along with meet-greets with feline superstars and inspiring talks from bestselling writers and animal experts. Plus an onsite adoption lounge brought by the beneficiary charity ACE Dog, Cat & Kitten Rescue to help cats in need. 😻

SHOP + PLAY
Festival goers can buy buzz-worthy and hard-to-find cat products and quality food, cat-inspired accessories for people, art and books. Enjoy amazing vegan street food, kitty-themed cocktails and cakes and meet feline superstars.

LEARN + ADOPT
Connect with feline experts and other cat lovers, see cat films and listen to talks from animal experts including BBC’s Big Cats About the House star and bestselling writers Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats) Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey).

www.catfestlondon.com

Location:
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT

Times:
11pm – 6pm

Price:
£20 book online (includes £2 donation to cat and dog support organisations)

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The London Mastaba at Serpentine Lake until 23 September 2018

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are celebrated for their ambitious sculptural works that intervene in urban and natural landscapes around the world and temporarily alter both the physical form and visual appearances of sites. 😃

This summer, in the heart of London, the Serpentine Galleries presents a major exhibition of the artists’ work, which draws upon their use of barrels to create artworks. Simultaneously, Christo presents The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park 2016 – 2018, a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake.

www.serpentinegalleries.org

Location:
Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Times:
10am – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

Zip Now London at Archbishop’s Park open all summer 2018

The biggest, fastest city centre zip wire in the world in the heart of London. 😱

The zip wire:
New for 2018, Zip Now will be operating THREE 225 meter-long zip wires. This will allow friends and family to ride alongside each other for even more fun and thrills. The wire starts at 35 meters high. To give you some idea, that’s the height of 9 double-decker buses! From the top, you’ll get a whole new perspective on London with views of Westminster and Battersea and much further afield. Zip Wires are suitable for the whole family and require no previous experience or training. You’re clipped in, so don’t need to have a strong grip and can’t fall off.

The mega drop:
The Mega Drop freefall jump is located on the landing tower and allows riders to take a more stylish exit than simply descending the stairs. The Mega Drop requires riders to take a step into the void, with a stomach-flipping freefall followed by a gradual slowing towards ground. It’s a bit like a bungee jump without the bounce. Jump from a height of 15 meters and let Mega Drop catch you. No previous experience or training is required. It’s the perfect ending to your Zip Now experience.

Location:
Archbishop’s Park, Carlisle Lane, Lambeth, London SE1 7LE

Times:
Various

Price:
From £20 book online

Petra Cortright: Pale Coil Cold Angel at Nahmad Projects until 20 July 2018

Solo exhibition by Petra Cortright featuring works in 2D, 3D, and video. The artist presents stone sculptures for the first time in the form of three works carved from white Carrara marble, with a six-metre wide quadriptych being the largest painting by the artist to date. 🎨

A video installation is the latest in her “painting video” series. Cortright is a twenty-first century painter using contemporary tools. The Los Angeles-based artist is a celebrated member of a diffuse group known as “post internet” artists, who explore the effect of digital culture on the development of fine art.

After a series of critically acclaimed webcam performances distributed on YouTube, the artist consolidated her practice by using Photoshop to make paintings using brushes and images mined from internet search engines. Her use of platforms like Pinterest subverts traditionally gender normative content such as flowers and interiors, freeing this imagery into expansive digital landscapes.

The title of the show is also drawn from search terms used online. A final painting is a captured still from a master file that could be modified endlessly, so while her two-dimensional objects are static, they suggest dynamic change in reference to their source.

www.nahmadprojects.com/exhibition/pale-coil-cold-angel-petra-cortright

Location:
Nahmad Projects, 2 Cork Street, London W1S 3LB

Times:
10am – 6pm Monday – Friday

Price:
Free entry

Japan House London open all year round

Japan House is the new cultural home of Japan in London. Presenting the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology, it deepens our appreciation of all that Japan has to offer. Part of a global initiative led by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are two other Japan Houses in Los Angeles and São Paulo. 🇯🇵

Japan House aims to provide a forum for creative and intellectual exchange between Japan and the rest of the world, by inviting guests from all backgrounds and with a variety of interests to explore, interact with, and immerse themselves in Japan’s rich and diverse culture.

Located on London’s Kensington High Street, the experience is an authentic encounter with Japan, engaging and surprising even the most knowledgeable guests.

www.japanhouselondon.uk

Location:
Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Times:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday 12:00 – 18:00

Price:
Free entry

Lee Bul at Hayward Gallery until 19 August 2018

Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape featuring monstrous bodies, futuristic cyborgs, glittering mirrored environments and an exquisitely surreal monumental foil Zeppelin. 👀 😊 🇰🇷

Bringing together more than 100 works from the late 1980s to the present day, this exhibition explores the full range of Lee Bul’s pioneering and thought-provoking practice, from provocative early performances to recent large-scale installations that attempt to get our body and our brain ‘working at the same time, together’.

For the past three decades, Lee Bul has drawn on diverse sources that include science fiction, visionary architecture and personal experience, whilst making use of deliberately clashing materials that range from silk and mother of pearl to fibreglass and silicone. At the core of her most recent work is an investigation into landscape, which for the artist includes the intimate landscape of the body, ideal or fictional landscapes and the physical world that surrounds us.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/lee-bul

Location:
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, 337-338 Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Times:
11am – 7pm every day (Thursday until 9pm)
Closed on Tuesdays

Tickets:
From £13 book online

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