Kopparberg Urban Forest @ Hackney Wick / from Wednesday 10th June – 12th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Wed-Fri 4pm-11.00pm
Sat-Sun 12pm-11.00pm

@ Hackney Wick, London

Free entry

www.kopparbergurbanforest.com

Returning this summer for Swedish and London culture in a heady mix of live music, street food and drink.

Open for five weeks, under the canopy of the Kopparberg Urban Forest, a magical clearing will showcase the intriguing beauty of the Swedish pine forest surrounding the brewery in the small town of Kopparberg. Carved into the forest will be a woodland bar serving an abundance of refreshments from including delicious Swedish fruit ciders and beers. The best streetfood vendors are also on-site to fuel the party.

The stage will be graced by the UK’s top festival music artists, DJs and established Scandi acts.

Lineup:
Katy B
Miss Dynamite
Chromeo
Slow Club,
Submotion Orchestra
The Cuban Brothers
Trevor Nelson
Norman Jay
DJ Yoda
Citizens
And many more!

Opening day @ Pop Brixton / from 29th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: from 5pm till late

@ Pop Brixton, Popes Road, London SW9

Free entry

www.popbrixton.org

New unique space focusing on supporting local enterprise, will host some of the community’s most exciting independent start-ups across food, drink, retail, creative industries and the arts.

Pop Brixton has turned a piece of wasteland into an attractive new urban space, and will create a green and welcoming location in the heart of the town centre, to be enjoyed by all.

Supporting 80 entrepreneurs and creating over 200 jobs. There are loads of food and bars to choose from, including the renowned Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen taking up her first permanent residency offering authentic Ghanaian dishes, through to Miss P’s BBQ bringing their juicy beef ribs and Baba G’s serving up an Indian and British food fusion

There are also independent retail outlets. From vintage clothing sellers Make Do and Mend through to Japanese tea house, Kyonocha, Pop Brixton will provide a unique shopping destination full of hidden gems. Office and workspace will also be home to local businesses and the Impact Hub Brixton will provide affordable co-working space for start-ups, allowing enterprise and innovation to flourish.

The 200 capacity event space will offer a chance to enjoy a wide range of events, including TEDx Brixton talks, gigs and cinema screenings.

When complete Pop Brixton will be home to:
– 10 street food kiosks
– 6 cafes/restaurants
– 4 bars
– 7 retailers
– 2 pop up retail spaces
– 19 offices
– 2 workshops
– 4 studios
– An art Gallery
– Event Space
– Greenhouse – Pop Farm, planted and cultivated by local people and school children throughout the project
– Horticultural Gardens
– Training Hub
– Buskers Corner

Win the ultimate running experience for you and a friend! Nike Women’s 10K

This summer, London will be one of 20 cities around the world to host a race as part of the Nike Women’s Race Series – the world’s largest race series for women, which will unite female runners and enable them to experience and celebrate the power of sport.

Win entry to the now sold out event and £50 to spend at LifeStyleSports.com

Simply enter your details on LifeStyleSports.com to be in with a chance of winning! Terms and conditions apply.

Winners will be announced on June 13th. Good luck!

Yoga studio @ Stretch, east London

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@
Broadway Market, 6B Ada Street, London E8 4QU
Columbia Road, 59 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG

www.stretch-london.com

Accessible to all, community focused and inclusive.

With a humble beginning in the creative hub of Netil House, now running two studios in the heart of the East End, Stretch is the place to find expert teachers teaching strong dynamic yoga classes (and also some of that lovely restorative stuff). A family run yoga company founded on community. Offering a safe and comfortable space to practise yoga and connect with others. From our strong base we have grown to offer many fabulous retreats around the world and teacher trainings for those looking to deepen or share their practise.

Stretch is easy going and take their yoga seriously. Perfect to work and practise in a friendly place with a strong community element which is open to anyone…

yogi toes in the air… we don't care #yogalife #yogafam #stretchlondonyoga

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Just opened: yoga and pilates studio @ The Refinery E9, Hackney

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Refinery E9, 2 Collent Street, The Basement, The Ceramic Works, London E9 6SG

www.therefinerye9.com

Hosting yoga, pilates, other health services and complementing products as well as training in specific forms of energy, health and fitness work​outs.

Whether you enjoy a particular form of exercise, or would prefer a holistic approach to your health, at the Refinery they provide the tools for you to manage your “well–being” network.

The Refinery offers 3500 square feet of expertly designed indoor fitness area with fitness studios, wifi- connected lounge area and comfortable male and female changing rooms.

There are three studios in total offering a whole range of holistic as well as cardiovascular/respiratory endurance exercise methods, which will aim to increase your stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed and agility helping you feel connected and healthy.

Meantime Brewfest @ Pepys Building / until Monday 25th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-21:00

@ Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LM

Tickets: £25 on the door (£20 advance)

www.meantimebrewing.com

Back by popular demand the fourth instalment of BrewFest, giving you the chance to taste outstanding examples of craft beer from around the world, all in sight of the Thames in the beautiful setting of Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College.

#beer #wewantbeer #thirsty @meantimebrewing

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Summer Tales @ Red Market / until 28th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sun 5pm-midnight (bank holiday weekend only)
Thu 6pm-11pm
Fri 6pm-12am
Sat 5pm-12am

@ Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London EC1V 9DP

Entry: £4, £5 after 9pm book special tickets online

www.nighttales.co.uk

Summer Tales is a jungle-gym of sun fuelled frolics and a playground of hammocks, rope swing chairs and terraces for that all important lounging.

You can even hire out private multi-level huts for a group hangout session where beats, eats and booze are right at your doorstep. Gallivant to your hearts content around this exotic wonderland and take to the mini adventure trails that will take you from the food littered jungle floor all the way up to the canopy’s above. 

On the Summer Tales menu they have Burger & Lobster making their pop-up debut with fan favourites like Bonnie Gull’s Seafood Shack, Morty & Bob’s, Forza Win and Pizza Pilgrims bringing the rest of the munching noise. Drinks will be knocked up at the Lazy Flamingo Cocktail Bar and a Frozen Punch Bar so you can shlurp and sup your way through the summer haze. Coco Shack will also be making an appearance for those looking for some natural refreshment.

 

Thomas Struth @ Marian Goodman / until 6th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm

@ Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London W1F 9DY

Free entry

www.mariangoodman.com

New work by Thomas Struth at his first show in London since the 2011 retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery.

This exhibition will present works made in the context of two different recent projects, which are getting interwoven here for the first time: Photographs he made in Israel and Palestine as part of “This Place”, and of places of scientific and technological research in California.

Struth travelled to Israel and Palestine six times between 2009 and 2014 and worked in East Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Golan Heights, Ramallah, Al–Khalil/Hebron, Nazareth and the Negev. His visits were informed by listening to the stories of his guides and other people he met along the way, ‘my exploration was about observing the human drama and what seemed to touch me most. In essence, it was about the reading of the signifiers and the pictorial possibilities of the place’. And, in eschewing the colossal for the personal, Struth set himself ‘the challenge of how to condense an epic narrative into a still image’.

Struth was aware, from the very beginning, of the inherent conflicts and obstacles in approaching such a politically laden region as a subject, and he commented, ‘as an artist who has always been politically conscious and interested in the organisation of society, I was not sure what it meant to work in a conflict zone, or if you can do justice to it at all…moral and ethical questions are impossible to avoid; you have to acknowledge social and political injustices in this area…’ So, rather than assume a self-ordained role as moral arbiter, Struth attempts to represent what he refers to as ‘a particle of the conflict of the region’.

Women only Nike store open day @ Nike, King’s Road / Friday May 22nd 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

@ 33 King’s Road, London, SW3 4LX

www.nike.com

Nike is opening its first women’s only space in Europe today in King’s Road. The dedicated women’s store will offer a wide range of Nike services, both physical and digital, with all products geared to expanding and improving the women of London’s athletic potential.

Nike will offer services including pant hemming, which will allow you to have your training and running tights personally fitted to suit your workout style. Also on offer are Gait Analysis and Bra Fitting appointments, where a Nike expert will advise on the best products for individual running techniques and chosen training programmes.

The store will act as a fitness hub in the King’s Road community by allowing customers to book in to free Nike+ Training Club classes and attend Nike+ Run Clubs.

In addition to weekly Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ Run Clubs, there will be stand-alone events from the store to celebrate key moments in the capital including Wimbledon and London Fashion Week.

Visit Nike’s website to check the full Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ Run Club programme, and to reserve a place at weekly events hosted throughout London.

www.nike.com

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist @ IWM / until 30th May 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-6pm

@ IWM London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ

Free entry

www.iwm.org.uk

Peter Kennard is Britain’s most important political artist whose imagery has become synonymous with the modern protest movement. This first major retrospective of his work demonstrates how Kennard has consistently confronted issues in world politics and British governmental policy both at home and abroad, inspiring many of today’s politically-aware artists from Mark Wallinger to Banksy.

The Unofficial War Artist book brings together the best of Kennard’s work from 45 years of his career. Explore his works in the context they were created in – with accompanying facts, data, newspaper clippings, United Nations reports, and testimony from both victims of war and its instigators. Buy online.