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Sunday, March 23 2014

DJ Marathon @ Boxpark Shoreditch / Sunday 23rd March 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 13:00-16:00

@ Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6HT

Free entry

www.thedjmarathon.com
www.boxpark.co.uk

The DJ Marathon music and charity project are showcasing the best local DJs at a symbolic musical marathon.

Take part, shop and eat in London’s most exciting pop-up mall.

DJs:
Tom Alemanno
Divalvi
Thom de Jong
David McLean
And special live act

Saturday, March 22 2014

Wall To Wall @ Hang-Up Gallery / from 22nd March – 27th April 2014

Wall To Wall at Hang-Up GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Wed-Sun 12:00-18:00 or by appointment

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

Free entry

www.hanguppictures.com

Explore rare original works by the best and most exciting artists including Banksy, KAWS, Faile, Swoon, Futura, Matt Small, Shepard Fairey, David Choe and Ben Eine.

The main gallery space will recreate the organised chaos of a street artist’s studio to intensify the viewing experience.

Expect paint splattered walls, empty spray paint cans, collage material cuttings and tools of the craft transporting the you deep into the creative process of how and where art is made.

Wall To Wall at Hang-Up Gallery 02

Friday, March 21 2014

LOCAL first birthday bash @ The Queen’s Head (Brixton) / Friday 21st March 2014

LOCAL first birthday bash at The Queens Head BrixtonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:30-03:00

@ The Queen’s Head, 144 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9TQ

Tickets: £5 before midnight if you RSVP on Facebook, more on the door

LOCAL presents their first birthday bash with a big line up.

DJs:
Toddla T (BBC Radio 1)
Photomachine
Larry B v Mischa Mafia

Thursday, March 20 2014 Competition

Win tickets to the UK satellite preview of The Double, courtesy of Stella Artois

We’re teaming up with Stella Artois to offer you the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to the UK satellite preview of The Double, followed by a live-streamed Q&A with Jonathan Ross and the film’s director, Richard Ayoade.

www.picturehouses.co.uk
www.stellaartois.com

The exclusive events take place at the following Picturehouse Cinemas on Thursday 27th March, and we have one pair of general admission tickets up for grabs for each of the following venues:

• Clapham Picturehouse, 76 Venn Street, London SW4 0AT
• Gate Picturehouse, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ
• Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN
• Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG
• Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, London E15 1BX

To be in with a chance of winning simply email your name, date of birth, preferred screening location and contact telephone number to competitions@informedlondon.com with ‘The Double Competition’ in the email subject.

Terms and Conditions apply (see below), 18+ only, closes 10.00pm Sunday 23rd March.

Terms and Conditions
The Double UK Preview Ticket Giveaway (the “Promotion”)
No purchase necessary. Prize draw
20.03.2014 – 23.03.2014

1. The promoter is InFormed London (www.informedlondon.com) (the “Promoter”). The prize is provided by AB InBev UK Limited (Company number: 3982132) of Porter Tun House, 500 Capability Green, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3LS (the “Prize Provider”).

2. This Promotion is open to persons aged 18 or over and resident in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), excluding employees of the Promoter or the Prize Provider, and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally associated with the administration of this Promotion. Entries from agents, third parties or consumer groups will not be accepted. Bulk entries will not be accepted.

3. The Promotion opens at 06.00am on 20th March 2014 and closes at 10.00pm on 23rd March 2014 (the “Promotional Period”).

4. There is one pair of general admission tickets available to be won for each of the following UK preview screenings of The Double at 6.45pm on Thursday 27th March 2014, with five prize draws taking place at 10.00am on Monday 24th March 2014:

  • Clapham Picturehouse, 76 Venn Street, London, SW4 0AT
  • Gate Picturehouse, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JZ
  • Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 8NN
  • Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG
  • Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, London, E15 1BX

Each pair of tickets is a “Prize”.  There are five pairs of tickets available to be won in total.

5. To enter the Promotion, individuals should visit the Promoter’s website at (www.informedlondon.com/competitions) (“Website”), and submit their entry by emailing their personal details including name, date of birth, email address, preferred screening location and contact telephone number to competitions@informedlondon.com, including ‘The Double Competition’ in the email subject to enter. (“Entry”).

6. Five participants will be chosen at random via a randomised computer programme from the prize draw of all the participants who validly submitted their personal details in accordance with paragraph 5, who will each win a Prize (“Winner”). There will be five (5) Winners in total. The Winners will be notified that they have won a prize by email by 11.00am on 24th March 2014 to the email address they supplied on Entry (“Notifying Email”). The Winners must respond to the Notifying Email no later than 24 hours after the time the Notifying Email is sent (as per the time stamp on the sent email) confirming their acceptance of the Prize, agreement to the Terms and Conditions, and the name and date of birth of their guest. If the Winner does not reply to the Notifying Email within 24 hours, that Winner forfeits their Prize and a replacement Winner will be drawn in their place from the entries received during the Promotional Period. Once the Winner’s acceptance of the Prize has been received by the Promoter, he or she will be sent a confirmation email no later than 24 hours prior to the screening providing further details about the Prize including the time of screening, location of cinema and where to go to on arrival at the cinema. Upon acceptance of the Prize by email in accordance with this paragraph, the Prize Provider will add the Winner and their guest’s name to the Stella Artois guest list.  Upon arrival at the specified Picturehouse, the Winner and their guest should ask for the guest list queue and state their name to Picturehouse staff who will check their name against the guest list they have been provided.

7. Each Prize is ticket only and does not include any travel, food, drink, accommodation or any other expenses.

8. No purchase is necessary for entering into this Promotion.

9. Individuals are restricted to one entry per person during the Promotional Period.  Syndicated entries or those made using methods such as a computer macro, a script or the use of automated device or processes are not allowed and all such entries will be disqualified and any Prize forfeited.

10. The Winners may be required to provide I.D (driving license, passport or similar). Guests of each participant must be aged 18 or over.

11. By entering this Promotion, the participant will be deemed to have read and understood these terms and conditions and be bound by them and the requirements in any other promotional material.

12. The Promoter reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to verify the Winners, including but not limited to, proof of identity and/or age, as required, and to withdraw the Prize entitlement where there is, or the Promoter has reason to believe there is or has been, breach of these terms and conditions or the spirit of the Promotion has been compromised.

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13. No responsibility can be taken for entries which are lost, delayed, corrupted, damaged, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered for any technical, delivery or other reason.

14.  The Promoter will take all reasonable steps to avoid disappointing participants.   The Promoter gives no warranties on the Prizes.

15.  The Prize must be accepted as offered and is not transferrable. There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part except in the event of circumstances outside its control the Promoter reserves the right to substitute similar alternatives of equal or greater value. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Promoter the prizes will only be delivered directly to the winner.

16. Participants should not take any action which is illegal, constitutes a breach of trust or is otherwise derogatory or defamatory about Stella Artois or any of the Promoter’s other brands. The Promoter reserves the rights to withdraw the Prize in part or in whole if the Winner fails to comply with this requirement or if there is any breach of these Terms and Conditions.

17. The Promoter will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained, as a result of, or in connection with this Promotion (in contract, negligence or otherwise) where:
(a) there is no breach of a legal duty of care owed to the participant;
(b) the loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach; or
(c) any loss or damage or increase in loss or damage results from a breach by the participant of these terms and conditions or to the extent that the participant has failed to mitigate such loss or damage; and
(d) any loss or damage or increase in loss or damage results from business losses, and/or losses to non-consumers and any other third party.

18. The Promoter will not be held liable to any participants for any fraud committed by any third party nor in an event beyond its control.

19. Participants agree that their personal information will be used for the purposes of administering the Promotion and in connection with any PR mentioned in these terms and conditions. Please note that in processing the information in this way the Promoter may disclose the information to other companies in its group or to third parties employed by the Promoter.

20. Participants hereby consent to participate in any reasonable publicity accompanying and resulting from the Promotion required (for example use of the Participant’s name on a Stella Artois Facebook post), on behalf of the Promoter, if so requested, with no further recompense.

21. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of the terms and conditions or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, the Promoter may at its sole discretion refuse to process an entry or fulfill any prize award.

22. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw the Promotion as necessary due to exceptional circumstances outside their reasonable control and only where circumstances make this unavoidable and to substitute the Prize with one of equivalent or greater value.

23. The Promoter’s decision will be final in all circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.

24. The Promoter does not guarantee continuous uninterrupted or secure access to the Website. Numerous factors outside the control of the Promoter may interfere with the operation of the Website.

25. Any question concerning the legal interpretation of the rules will be based on English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Wednesday, March 19 2014

Spin London @ Old Truman Brewery / Friday 28th – Sunday 30th March 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Fri 28th 17:00-22:00 (limited public)
Sat 29th 10:00-18:00
Sun 30th 10:00-17:00

@ Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Place Entrance, London E1 6QR

Tickets: £6 advance £10 on the door

www.spinldn.com

Cycling mini-festival Spin LDN takes over Truman Brewery with a unique and truly grassroots festival. A celebration across three days for cycling’s influence in our culture featuring an exciting schedule ranging from expert theft tips to bike-polo!

Highlights:
- Pedal powered theatre troupe ‘The Handlebars’
- Gold winning Paralympian Mark Colbourne
- ‘Skycycle’ by Fosters & Partners
- Bike-polo lessons and live trick BMX demos
- Comedy by Wooter Reijis
- Security tips from former thieves and police and bike security specialists
- ‘Cycling bew’ from craft beer makers Brewers & Union
- Gideon Coe, 6Music DJing
- Showcases from the world’s best cycling brands

Tuesday, March 18 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp @ Camden Arts Centre / 30th March 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp at Camden Arts CentreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00- 21:00

@ Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Free entry

www.camdenartscentre.org

Silke Otto-Knapp makes paintings of performance and landscape, approaching the canvas as a stage and a site of orchestrated scenarios. Gouache and watercolour are applied in delicate layers, depicting scenes of a fugitive beauty and imbuing the works with an ethereal magic.

In Monday or Tuesday, Otto-Knapp’s subjects are rendered almost entirely in black and silver pigments which appear to bathe the works in moonlight, the source of which at times looms in the distance, ambiguously appearing as a stage instruction or theatrical lighting device. The works bring together the reality of landscape with the pretence of stage design to raise questions around decorative surface, spatial depth and pictorial construction.

The central motif of performance will be expanded in the supporting public programme which includes a new performance in the gallery spaces by LA based dancer-choreographer Flora Weigmann, a salon afternoon featuring dancer Kate Coyne and a dance masterclass led by Nissa Nishikawa.

Alongside the paintings, the exhibition will include new collages and etchings developed during a residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new publication with an essay by Sabeth Buchmann, co-produced with Charlottenborg, Copenhagen where some of the works in the exhibition were shown in 2013.

Monday, March 17 2014

Inspiring filmmakers with Tony Grisoni @ British Library / Monday 31st March 2014

Inspiring filmmakers with Tony Grisoni at British LibraryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30-20:30

@ The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Tickets: £8 book online

www.bl.uk

An evening for film fans, aspiring and established filmmakers (TV, short, feature, documentary), screenwriters, production/costume designers, make-up artists, researchers and film students.

Followed by a Q&A moderated by Cinema Jam founder Jared Fryer, short film screenings by Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.

Award-winning screenwriter and director Tony Grisoni, art department researcher Celia Barnett and production designer Tony Noble share stories about their work and doing research for films.

Luke McKernan, curator of news and moving image, sheds light on the unique resources available for filmmakers who are looking for inspiration or on a fact-finding mission.

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and Cinema Jam

Sunday, March 16 2014

DesignMyNight’s top five upcoming events

Guest post by Luke Sillett, Editor at DesignMyNight.

Luckily for us, London is full of quirk-heavy happenings, perfect for experiencing something a little different in the face of bog-standard events up and down the capital. At DesignMyNight, we’re passionate about finding the very best venues, events and goings-on in London. Take a look at our top five upcoming events not to be missed.

DesignMyNight London

Drunch – Gin on a Boat
Drinking, on a boat? You betcha. Drunch does exactly what it says on the tin. Hosted by ‘The Butler’ (of Butler’s Gin fame no less), you’ll be literally ferried around the canals of East London in a kitted out canal boat, whilst being treated to expertly made and personalised gin-cocktails courtesy of the main man himself. Ahoy there, captain! Mine’s a Pickle Juice Martini if you please.

Drunch

Simon Drakes House of Magic
Hosted in a mysterious mansion in central London, Simon Drake’s magic extravaganza is a wildly unique event boasting a two-course dinner, an enchanting magic show and spooky-cum-hilarious tours of ‘the haunted cellar’. The ‘Springtime Surprises’ event at the end of March is set to be a stonker.

Simon Drakes

Pop Up Ping Pong at Boxpark
Famed for throwing ping-pong parties all over London, the guys at PUPP are this time hosting their popular event from Boxpark Shoreditch. There’ll be burgers, boozing, dancing, and of course, plenty of wiff-waff. Beats the gym, surely? Of course it does; see you courtside.

Pop Up Ping Pong

Black Cat Cabaret
Held at a secret palatial building in King’s Cross, The Black Cat Cabaret boasts decadent performances, impressive acts and a debaucherous vibe. Head here for an exclusive dinner whilst you enjoy the varied show, before partying on down till the early hours at the infamous Black Cat after-party. Expect acrobatics, cabaret and plenty of ahh-inducing moments.

Black Cat

Kinema and Kocktails at Cellar Door
Hosted from a former public toilet, Kinema and Kocktails is a weekly event at Cellar Door; a luxurious cabaret bar sitting underneath an opulent London hotel. Showcasing a number of cult-classics ranging from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’, each week the venue is transformed into a cutesy pop up cinema. On top of the cult-movie, guests are also treated to a silent film accompanied by the legendary Pete Saunders on the keyboard. Eat that, Sunday hangover!

Kinema and Kocktails

Saturday, March 15 2014

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology @ Science Museum / until August 2014

Mind Maps - Stories from Psychology at Science MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Free entry

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, explores how mental health conditions have been diagnosed and treated over the past 250 years.

Divided into four episodes between 1780 and 2014, this exhibition looks at key breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of the mind and the tools and methods of treatment that have been developed, from Mesmerism to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) bringing visitors up to date with the latest cutting edge research and its applications.

Bringing together psychology, other related sciences, medicine and human stories, the exhibition is illustrated through a rich array of historical and contemporary objects, artworks and archive images.

Friday, March 14 2014

Video art from Africa @ Ben Uri Museum / Friday 14th – 30th March 2014

Rehema Chachage - Kwa baba 2010TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon 13:00-17:30
Tue-Thu 10:00-17:30
Fri 10:00-15:30
Sun 12:00-16:00

@ Ben Uri Museum, 108a Boundary Road, London NW8 0RH

www.benuri.org.uk
http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

The exhibition presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored. ‘Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy’ (SFIP) contextualises African video art within a larger cultural framework.

Project SFIP is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art.

The technocultural revolution has democratised cultural and artistic practice through everyday access to new media. At the same time, the pervasive presence of technology in our lives has raised questions around privacy, surveillance and ownership, the dominance of Western media in globalisation, as well as the privilege of access in the developed world.

The SFIP network is dedicated to the diffusion of new experiences worldwide through film and video. It is unfortunate that contemporary African art remains largely associated with sculpture and painting. Much work remains to be done in adequately researching the creative energy of the continent, especially within the last decade.