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Thursday, September 25 2014 Competition

Phaidon book launch event @ The Photographers’ Gallery / Saturday 27th September 2014


Doors: 18:30-20:00

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

Tickets: £7 book online


To mark the publication of Phaidon’s beautiful new design title, Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography, join author Elias Redstone in a conversation with distinguished photographers Bas Princen and Richard Wentworth, whose work is featured in this exciting collection of work.

Win two tickets by emailing us with the name of your favourite building in London by the end of today (midnight Thursday 25th September). Email competitions@informedlondon.com winners will be chosen by Friday 26th September.

Elias Redstone
Co-curator of the upcoming Barbican exhibition Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age.

Bas Princen
Artist and photographer living and working in Rotterdam. His work focuses on the transformations of the urban landscape, researching possible future scenarios and outcomes using photography.

Richard Wentworth
Artist, played a leading role in New British Sculpture since the end of the 1970s. Wentworth photographs the everyday, paying attention to objects and involuntary geometries, as well as uncanny situations that often go unnoticed.

Bose: Urban Conductor experience @ Ely’s Yard / Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October 2014

Ella Eyre Bose Urban Conductor experience at Ely's YardTIME AND PLACE:

Fri 3rd 16:00-21:00
Sat 4th 11:00-18:00
Sun 5th 11:00-18:00

@ Ely’s Yard, Truman Brewery
15 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR

Tickets: free follow @BoseUK on Twitter


Singer-songwriter Ella Eyre has collaborated with renowned composer David Arnold to blend their distinctive styles of music and record a track for the Bose ‘Urban Conductor’, an immersive live experience, to take place in London and Manchester.

The track, a cover of Pompeii by Bastille, will feature exclusively in the Urban Conductor experience, you will be able to create your own  version of the song using the Bose SoundTrue headphones and then share it on Facebook and Twitter.

The Bose ‘Urban Conductor’ will take visitors on an immersive music experience, including a gallery of digital content and visual art created by the best new music artists.

Platform 8 @ Lockside Lounge / Thursday 25th September 2014


Doors: 19:00 – 00:00

@ Lockside Lounge, 75-89 Upper Walkway, Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF

Entry: Free


Platform 8 present Team Veezie x Silent Movementz Takeover.

M.A.C, V.A.S & Warren-D perform some of their best music to date. You’re in for a treat with a chance to listen to a whole heap of new material. This open mic hip hop event is hosted by freestyle extraordinaire EFEX with DJ Sai on the decks, bringing you a night of serious hip hop vibes. Catch poets, MCs, writers & freestylers get in the mix & help set Lockside ablaze with their universal energies. Come and support the movement.

Wednesday, September 24 2014

Tasting At The Tower @ Balfron Tower / Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2014

Tasting At The Tower at Balfron TowerTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-23:00

@ Balfron Tower, Poplar, London E14 0QT

Tickets: £39.50 book online


‘The Phantom Pig’ is celebrating its one-year anniversary and hosting a two night experimental dining experience in Balfron Tower.

Located on the top floor of Balfron Tower the pop-up dining room overlooks London and provides stunning views of the Docklands skyline.

Head chef Vix Rathour and his talented team will indulge guests with an exciting seasonal tasting menu using locally sourced and foraged British produce, combining a mix of unusual and traditional flavours.

The six-course tasting menu costs £39.50 and includes, beside the six awesome courses, homemade bread with maple bacon butter and a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival.

Tuesday, September 23 2014

Sponsored Video Johnnie Walker Blue Label presents – The Gentlemen’s Wager

Johnnie Walker Blue Label presents - The Gentlemen’s Wager 02Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini star in Johnnie Walker’s new short film featuring ‘The Gentleman’s Wager’ set in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Directed by British director Jake Scott.

The two men seemingly have it all but strive to get something money can’t buy. They want a special experience.

Blue Label is prepared by the best whisky artisan Master Blenders part of a 190 year old line of artisans.

It’s blended from rare casks of Scottish whiskies. Only one in 10,000 casks is suitable and each bottle is individually numbered like 19th century whiskies.

The taste is a mellow dry smokiness and raisin sweetness. The incredible flavour is unique to Blue Label.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is part of Diageo, one of the most popular drinks businesses in the world including other famous brands such as Captain Morgan, Smirnoff and Guinness.

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Monday, September 22 2014

Ghost Stories singles event @ Arts Theatre and Verve bar / Thursday 2nd October 2014


Verve bar drinks 18:00-19:00
Ghost Stories show 20:00

Ghost Stories, Arts Theatre, 6­‐7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB
Verve bar, 1 Upper Street, Martins Lane, London WC2H 9NY

Tickets: £35 book online


This October, match.com will be inviting London’s bravest singles to take part in the ultimate dating experience – a single’s fright night.

The unique event will host 300 of London’s most eligible singles as they enjoy an evening of ghostly cocktails and ghoulish tales while meeting potential dates.

The match.com is teaming up with critically acclaimed theatre production, Ghost Stories. Promising to set pulses racing, the show will offer a stage fright like no other. Creating an 80 minute rollercoaster ride of chilling laughs that will have the audience on the edge of their seats.

Attendees will meet at Verve bar before and after the event, offering more opportunity to mingle and discuss the spine tingling experience. Attendees will also receive a discount from taxi firm Uber to ensure they get home safely.

Sunday, September 21 2014

The AACDD Festival @ Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf / Sunday 21st September 2014

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Show: 11:00 – 20:00

@ Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

Entry: Free


2014 marks the AACDD’s 5th exhibition and inclusion within the renowned London Design Festival, introducing a programme of events alongside our main exhibition to honour the diaspora design theme of Past / Present / Future.

The AACDD Initiative gives the opportunity to experience and discover the originality and creativity with which the artists and designers enrich global culture.2014 marks the AACDD’s 5th exhibition and inclusion within the renowned London Design Festival, introducing a programme of events alongside our main exhibition to honour the diaspora design theme of Past / Present / Future.

The AACDD Initiative gives the opportunity to experience and discover the originality and creativity with which the artists and designers enrich global culture.

Soirée in a Cemetery @ secret location (zone 2) / Saturday 4th October 2014

Soirée in a Cemetery at secret locationTIME AND PLACE:

Show: 19:30 to 22:30

@ Secret location (zone 2, 35 minutes from London Bridge)

Tickets: £25 book online


An irreverent variety night-adventure set in a secret Victorian graveyard.

- Candle lit promenade with musings curated by Martin Soan
- Songs from BHA Choir (British Humanist Association)
- Puppetry from Flabbergast Theatre (Henry Maynard)
- Music from Nigel of Bermondsey
- Comedy from Humanist Stewart Lee
- Shadow Puppetry from Matthew Robins
- Also more special surprise guests

Dress for the weather and take a torch!

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Friday, September 19 2014

Social Media Week London @ B1 at Victoria House / from Tuesday 23rd September until 25th September 2014


Doors: 21:00-16:00

@ B1 at Victoria House, Unit 5, Southampton Row, Victoria House, London WC1B 4DA

Tickets: £355 book online or £429 on site


The best conference for ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.

The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.

- 3 days, 30+ talks, 15 masterclasses, 100+ speakers, networking lounges and exhibitions

- Insights and ideas from doers at the forefront of their industries, including: Roru Sutherland, Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy and Mather UK; Will Heyward, VP of BuzzFeed Europe; Colin Nagy, Executive Director at Barbarian Group; Lars Silberbauer, Global Director of Social Media for LEGO, Katrina Craigwell, Head of Global Digital Programming at General Electric, and Nicolas Roope, Founder and Executive Creative Director, Poke London.

- Executives from the top brands, companies and agencies including BBC, Code & Theory, Google, The Guardian, Lego, KLM, Ogilvy, IBM, Yelp, Buzzfeed, Microsoft and more

Wednesday, September 17 2014

Doc House Presents: Love Hotel @ ICA / Wednesday 17th September 2014



@ ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)
The Mall,

Entry: £11
£8 Conc
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“A fascinating reflection from a hidden Japan, between Eros and Love, with
extraordinary characters and stories… nights in Love Hotel are like dreams….”
Darkside Cinema

“The explicitly sexual, wholly emotional and tantalising Love Hotel….” Indiewire USA

In a highly structured and conservative society, people need release, somewhere they can unlock their desires and not be judged. The Angelo is such a place; it’s one of 37,000 Love Hotels in Japan visited by 2.8million people a day. An ancient Japanese tradition, the hotels exist for people to escape the traditional structure of their daily life and explore their fantasies or just find some privacy. But the Love Hotels are under threat. With an increasingly conformist society the government is cracking down on the industry and many of the hotels face closure.

With unprecedented access to the Angelo’s staff and guests Love Hotel is an extraordinary portrait of what at first seems a quirk in Japanese society but by the end seems like a vital element.

Following the screening we will have a Q&A with Directors Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda