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Saturday, June 28 2014

2inspire Academy presents: Musical Showcase @ Novotel Hotel Greenwich / Saturday 28th June 2014


Doors: 18:00 – 20:00

@ Hotel Novotel, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 8JA

Entry: Free via Eventbrite


2inspire Academy presents Young, Gifted and Talented Musical showcase. Hosted by deja vu fm’s radio show host, Charley Jai, this event will reveal the young people that got through the auditions held and are now officially part of the Young, Gifted and Talent compilation album project. All of the performers are under the age of 30 and are aspiring artists who are actively pursuing a career in music. The event will be a chance for them to showcase their talents and also will be the kick start of their fundraising journey for their compilation album project.

Friday, June 27 2014

Friday Late @ The V&A / Friday 27th June 2014

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Doors: 18:30-22:00

@ The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Entry: Free


The V&A belongs to all of us. But what does this really mean? How do design and architecture frame contemporary public life? As part of the London Festival of Architecture, June’s Friday Late explores ideas about civics, democracy, public space, and the role that the public museum can play in shaping this.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at this event.

Thursday, June 26 2014 Interview

Screening: Watchers of the Sky @ ICA / Thursday 26th June 2014


Screening: 18:30

@ ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

Tickets: £7-£10


Watchers Of The Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin – the man who created the word “genocide,” and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, Watchers Of The Sky takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action. Informed London talks to Director Edet Belzberg about the film.

1. What inspired you to create such a thought provoking film based around the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin?

When I read Samantha Power’s book, “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide” I was immediately struck by Raphael Lemkin’s story. I knew I had to find a way to make a film about him.

2. What is it about genocide and the cycle of violence, which made you want to create the documentary?

It was less that I wanted to make a film about genocide and more that I wanted to tell Raphael Lemkin’s story. And, in telling Lemkin’s story, and the stories of people who continue his work today, I found myself not only looking at genocide but also at what happens around genocides. Examining the cycle of violence and also the refugee crisis that follow.

3. What is a Watcher of the Sky?

We have a definition on our website, which we use as part of our educational outreach work, that you can check out. But better yet is going to see the film – there is a powerful moment at the end of the film when the title becomes clear.

4. What initiated the idea of adding striking monochrome ink/watercolour animation to the film?

There are very few photographs of Raphael Lemkin, and even less footage, so our use of animation came out of the struggle to get audiences to connect emotionally with him. He was a writer, but also a doodler, and a poet, so it felt appropriate to bring him to life in this way.

5. How did you come about choosing the four remarkable stories for the film?

Finding the main characters, and through them the stories that are woven together to make up the film, happened naturally. One person lead me to the next, and each in turn brought something unique and interesting to the film as a whole.

6. Lots of research that has gone into the making. How long did it take to make the entire film?

From start to finish I would say that the film took a little over ten years, although I worked on other projects during that time too. What was hard was finding the right moment to stop – the sad reality is that these stories are all ongoing. You can pick up a newspaper on any day and realize that the story of the film hasn’t ended.

7. What was the most challenging aspect of directing the film?

Interweaving the film’s different threads was a big challenge – there are multiple characters and stories, as well as archival footage, stills, animation, original cinema verite footage and more traditional interviews. It wasn’t easy!

8. You are renowned for creating ‘graceful and insightful films’. How did you manage to capture this in Watchers of the Sky?

If we managed to do this it is because of the great team working with me – I had the privilege of collaborating with some fantastic cinematographers, editors and animators.

9. What would you want the audience to take away from the film?

I hope audiences walk away with a sense of hope. Even though we have many challenges ahead of us, if someone like Ben Ferencz can – at 94 years old – keep working to make the world a better place, we must too.

10. What can we expect for future work and projects?

I’m working on a number of projects – so stay tuned!


Win a bottle of Jacob’s Creek limited edition Wimbledon Classic Chardonnay or Shiraz

To celebrate being the Official Wine of Wimbledon, Jacob’s Creek has launched two limited edition Wimbledon bottles (Classic Chardonnay and Shiraz).

Win a bottle of Classic Chardonnay or Shiraz.


To enter email competitions@informedlondon.com and tell us who you will be sharing your bottle with.

Terms and conditions:
- Competition open until 30/06/14
- You must be over 18 years old
- The prize is not refundable, transferable and no cash alternative will be provided

Jacob’s Creek is giving you the chance to win Wimbledon tickets by sending them videos of you playing #tennisfreestyle to find out more visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/jacobscreekuk

Wednesday, June 25 2014

Dancer Master @ Hang-Up Gallery / until 9th August 2014

Dancer Master at Hang-Up GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00

@ Hang-Up Gallery 56 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PB

Free entry


Dancer Master, the vibrant and energetic multi-media show by the talented RUN – artist, muralist and street artist. Dancer Master will celebrate painting, rhythm, body language and dynamism in a new body of work created exclusively for Hang-Up.

Revealing his core inspirations behind the show, RUN explains, “Many years ago when visiting South India, a taxi driver that was driving me around the streets of the city of Colombo took me to a Hindu temple. Pointing to a statue of a divinity he said to me, “Here lies the dancer master”. The statue was beautiful; full of colours, with hands and arms that were made to give the viewer the impression of a dance of the spirit”.

Since then, RUN’s work has taken the direction of multiculturalism and has a distinct ethnic flavour. His signature style can be defined as traditional craft meets fine art with a modern touch of the urban, street art influence. Fascinated with life, feelings, cultures and ideas, RUN welcomes us to a new world – complex, but full of colours, spiritual and vivacious. Known for his love of travel and experiencing diverse, unfamiliar cultures, the artist returns to London with ‘Dancer Master’ to push the boundaries of the known and expected and give a totally different meaning of life and art as we know it.

Tuesday, June 24 2014

Making Colour @ National Gallery / until 17 September 2014

Making Colour at National GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00 (Fri 10:00-21:00)

@ National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN

Tickets: £8 book online


From lapis lazuli to cobalt blue, to dazzling gold and silver – travel through the story of colour with the National Gallery.

‘Making Colour’, the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, invites you on an artistic and scientific voyage of discovery. From sparkling minerals to crushed insects, learn about the surprising materials used to create pigments and the incredible journeys made by artists in their pursuit of new hues.

Span hundreds of years from the early Renaissance to the Impressionist movement as you take in displays of paintings, mineral specimens, textiles, ceramics and glass.

Journey from lapis lazuli to cobalt blue, ancient vermilion to bright cadmium red, through yellow, orange, purple and verdigris to deep green viridian – in a series of colour-themed rooms. Finally, enter a dazzling central room devoted to gold and silver.

‘Making Colour’ is complemented by an interactive display that introduces a new world of contemporary scientific thought on colour. Designed to demonstrate how we perceive and register colour, the experiment will reveal how the eye and brain respond to colour in unexpected ways.

Saturday, June 21 2014

Kitsune Club Night @ Village Underground / Saturday 21st June 2014

Kitsune Club Night at Village UndergroundTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00-04:00

@ Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ

Tickets: £16 book online


Returning to East London to celebrate summer in their inimitable style with a special ‘hot-as-hell’ party with a mouth watering line-up designed to work up that seasonal sweat.

Maxxi Soundsystem
Years & Years (live)
Gildas & Jerry Bouthier

Friday, June 20 2014

Night Slugs 6th Birthday @ Oval Space / Friday 20th June 2014

Night Slugs 6th Birthday at Oval SpaceTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00-06:00

@ Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Bethnal Green, London E2 9DT

Tickets: £18 book online


Featuring an impressive line-up headed up by label founders Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990. One of the few labels that manages to push boundaries and resist classification, Night Slugs are undoubtedly one of the ‘most pronounced voices operating in the club landscape’, with their consistently high quality output of releases and experimental collaborations. The family will be out in force to celebrate their birthday, with Kingdom and Girl Unit joining special guest Head High aka Shed.

Get down early to catch our screening of Night Slugs & Fade to Mind’s short film ‘Icy Lake’, directed by Wills Glasspiegel with L-Vis 1990. ‘Icy Lake’ explores the mystery behind DAT Oven’s “suicidally hot” ‘Icy Lake’ track while connecting the dots between tribal house, vogue, grime, and the future.

Bok Bok
L-Vis 1990
Girl Unit

Special guests:
HEad High aka Shed
Rp Boo

Hot food on the terrace made by Rita’s Bar & Dining, serving from 18:00

Thursday, June 19 2014

Rooftop Brewing @ Netil 360 / Saturday 5th July 2014

Rooftop Brewing at Netil 360TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-23:00

@ 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

Tickets: from £20 book online


Twenty Something London have teamed up with fine beer industry insiders – London Fields, Signature Brew etc, to create an immersive experience that both beer fans and non-beer fans will love.

The aim is to give those who normally wouldn’t experience independent craft beer the ability to do so. They’ve put five local craft brewers plus an international craft beer and cider bar on the Netil 360 rooftop with stunning panoramic views alongside a beer cocktail bar by Barchick and beer infused street-food from five different traders.

Sessions include:
- A boozy brunch
- Sunset disco

Priced super affordably with tickets at £25 including eight tokens free (£16 value), each token has a value of £2. Other beer events charge around £20 and give £5 worth of tokens. To top it off they’ll show the World Cup, live DJs and if even that wasn’t enough there will  also be two hot tubs!

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Wednesday, June 18 2014

THE ROOF @ Doon Street Car Park / until 28th June 2014


Mon-Sat 21:30
Fri-Sat 19:00

@ THE ROOF, Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground, London SE1 (directly opposite the National Theatre)

Tickets: £29.50 book online


Last chance to see THE ROOF, at Doon Street car park on London’s south bank as its strictly limited run comes to an end on 28 June.

Unique outdoor performance directed by David Rosenberg (co-founder of Shunt) and Frauke Requardt in a purpose-built venue. While you stand you will be able to experience the breathless mix of 360 degree hair-trigger movement, influenced by free running with intimate, three dimensional music.