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Sunday, September 7 2014

Chrisp Street Festival – Life’s a Beach @ Chrisp Street Market / Sunday 7th September 2014

Chrisp Street Festival – Life’s a Beach at Chrisp Street MarketTIME AND PLACE:

Times: noon-19:00

@ Chrisp Street Market, Poplar, London E14 6AQ

Free entry


This free family fiesta is bringing a pop-up beach, swimming pool, donkey rides, fairground rides, Bite street food, pop up bar, craft workshops, face painting, beach games and even a pie and mash eating contest to Chrisp Street.

BBC weather report! www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2643743

Hackney Flea Market pop-up @ Chats Palace / Sunday 7th September 2014

Hackney Flea Market pop-up at Chats PalaceTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-18:00

@ Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksbys Walk, London E9 6DF

Free entry


A curated marketplace of independent creatives, and vintage traders. More than 25 sellers, all under one roof, all selling an eclectic mix of salvaged, one-of-a-kind, lost ‘n’ found objects, and handmade magic.

There will also be an on-site bar selling hot/cold drinks, and Hackney bakers ‘Yolk’ will be selling a smorgasbord of homemade delicacies. Local DJs playing obscurities from the present, to the days of old.

Chats Palace was originally built as a Carnegie Library in 1913, and has been an important community venue, hosting a wide variety of music and arts events for the past 35 years.

Saturday, September 6 2014

Boxfresh: Highrise @ 3 Locations / Saturday 6th September 2014

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15:00 – 22:00

@ 3 Different Locations

Entry: Tickets £8


This September, party in front of the East London skyline as London streetwear brand Boxfresh presents HIgh Rise, a series of roof parties featuring three distinctive lineups, three exceptional rooftop spaces, three individual concepts, and one musical vision.
HIgh Rise will take place on Saturday 6th September across three of the capital’s most celebrated rooftop spaces: Rockwell House, Dalston Roof Park and Netil360. HIgh Rise provides three individual programmes to suit all tastes, exploring the realms of house, bass, hip hop, soul and is a key date in Boxfresh’s!season of 25 events, marking the brand’s 25th anniversary.

Exploring the unifying effect of music, and the bringing together of different ideals, minds and tastes, High Rise encompasses the diversity of the musical talent in urban culture. Boxfresh invite you to join them to mark their birthday with this truly innovative trio of events. Choose your rooftop; this is going t!o be one unparalleled birthday celebration.


With views across the City and East London, Rockwell House’s rooftop terrace will play host to a hot-house lineup. This Shoreditch day-into-night event will be soundtracked by house duo Waze & Odyssey, who bring uplifting, melodic beats to the party. Sound-experimentalist Pedestrian is on hand with an expansive, ranging DJ set that journeys through bass-led sounds. And upcoming 22a talent Henry Wu adds to proceedings, with more to be announced across the house spectrum. Revered London club crew Trouble Vision DJs aren’t afraid to blur the lines of electronic music for awesome, genre-defying sets. And deep house dream team Charles Green and Nick Sabin bring bass-dr!iven beats to get the crowd going with a back-to-back set.

High Rise
Rockwell House
10-14 Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN
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Waze & Odyssey
Henry Wu
Trouble Vision DJs /Charles Green b2b Nick Sabin

Situated in the vibrant heart of Dalston, the High Rise event at urban oasis Dalston Roof Park offers a summer soundtrack that features selectors spanning house, hip hop and electro-pop. A truly distinctive sound that merges luxurious textures, glitchy soundscapes and sensual vocals, Lapalux’s dreamy electronic outputs have become some of the most recognisable outputs in recent years. Vibe conductor Star Slinger’s style incorporates trippy glitch-based beats laced with house sounds. Boasting releases on Kerri Chandler’s MadTech imprint and over 1,000,000 YouTube hits on his Lauryn Hill remix, The Golden Boy is a name being propelled straight to the pinnacle of the UK house movement and aiming to keep you dancing. Electronic enthusiast Pip Williams joins on DJ duty, and having started in the basement of a south east London church, respected London promoters and record label Church bring resident selectors Ap!es & Seb Wildblood for house, techno and bass.

High Rise
Dalston Roof Park
The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL
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Star Slinger
The Golden Boy
Pip Williams
Apes & Seb Wildblood (Church)


Hackney hotspot Netil House’s stunning Netil360 rooftop is the perfect habitat for the more atmospheric, ambient sounds of High Rise. UK duo Alpines attend for an acoustic set. Since forming in 2010 Alpines have achieved widespread acclaim for their debut album, released through their own label Untrue Recordings in May this year. A fierce advocate for experimenting with sounds, instruments and genres, Mumdance is a producer whose far-reaching tastes and hunger for fresh and unique collaborations have brought him success in the fields of techno, grime, hardcore and beyond. Grime MC and producer Novelist represents a generation of youth that have grown up with grime, a true ‘product of grime’. Mumdance and Novelist appear together following their collaboration on celebrated track ‘Take Time’ on Mumdance’s EP of the same name earlier this year. Syron is a sassy, solid talent with a fresh take on electronic pop. She plays a rare acoustic set, attesting her talents as a singer-songwriter in the rawest and most honest form. Funk, soul and disco crate-diggers Brand New Wayo’s DJ sets are a journey through times, places and landscapes, and Tuckshop!DJs round off the lineup.

High Rise
Netil360 –
Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, Hackney, London, E8 3RL
Buy Tickets
Alpines (acoustic)
Syron (acoustic)
Brand New Wayo
Tuckshop DJs

Boxfresh marks its 25th year standing at the forefront of London’s streetwear industry with a series of 25 unique events throughout 2014, representing street culture and showcasing how the brand is moving forward and continuing to push boundaries through innovation, creativity and a fresh energy!with the ambitious Boxfresh 25 series.

From workshops and in-store live music events to exhibitions, radio takeovers and club nights, Boxfresh 25 has already united some of the most defining names in street culture across the spectrums of fashion, music and art throughout the series. As well as honoring its heritage, 25 is also about shining a light on the stars of tomorrow, who will shape the brand in the future.

Thursday, September 4 2014

Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me! @ Rockwell House / Thursday 4th September 2014


Doors: 18:00-23:00

@ Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN

Free entry


A night of live painting and music. 70 great artists from around the world, each designing a sticker in their own style to raise the awareness of Crohn’s Disease.

Live painting:
Dr Zadok, Jim Vision, Si Mitchell, Squirl, Captain Kris, SPZero76, Sepr, Neil Ennui, Ronzo, Bob Motown and Bill Dirty30

Fundraising in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK with a target of £10k. Donate be either texting GCAS99 + £ amount to 70070 or online www.justgiving.com/matthew-strutt

Wednesday, September 3 2014

Protein presents: Block Party @ Protein – New Inn Yard / Saturday 27th September 2014

Protein presents Block Party at Protein - New Inn YardTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:  12:00-18:30

@ Protein, New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EY

Free entry, book online


It’s that time of year again. The Protein Block Party is back and, true to tradition, will be bigger than ever with food, drinks, DJs, games, raffles, stalls and more.

Now that they’re settled in their offices and showroom in New Inn Yard they’re taking over the whole street and jam packing it full of the best food, drink and music London has to offer.

Food and drink by James Lowe of Lyle’s, Earl Sandwich, Rita’s, Magnus Reid of Tuckshop, Pig & Rig, Feta Lab, Voodoo Ray’s, AmnesTea, Ali Baba Juice + more.

All proceeds and entry donations going to Amnesty International.

Tuesday, September 2 2014

Neville’s Island @ Duke of York’s Theatre / from 10th October 2014 – 3rd January 2015

Neville's Island at Duke of York's Theatre coverTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2

Tickets: from £15 book online


Neville’s Island follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their-depth businessmen on an out-of-control team-building exercise.

Shipwrecked in the Lake District, menaced by wildlife and with only a sausage between them, our unlikely explorers battle the elements and each other as corporate bonding descends into a hilarious carnival of squabbling, French cricket and cagoules.

This celebrated production of Neville’s Island marks the play’s triumphant return to the West End, 20 years after the play was first seen in London at the Apollo Theatre.

Neville's Island at Duke of York's Theatre actors

Monday, September 1 2014

Poeticat: Smash the Floor Tour @ venues across London / September 2014

Poeticat Smash the Tour at venues across LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Venues across London

Tickets: various


Poeticat are crashing through London to promote their EP Smash the Floor with the 10 date Smash the Tour.

With roots in London and Lisbon, Poeticat is an energetic and unique rock band infusing elements of progressive, experimental and psychedelic music with a punk attitude. They are here to play music to jump up and down to, and explode guitar riffs in your face with all the class of a 3 year old dancing to Metallica.

3 Sep – The Macbeth, Hoxton
4 Sep – The Victoria, Dalston
5 Sep – Fighting Cocks, Kingston
6 Sep – Pipeline – Shoreditch
12 Sep – Scream Lounge, Croydon
13 Sep – 12 Bar, Soho
17 Sep – Shacklewell Arms, Shoreditch
24 Sep – Hootannany, Brixton
25 Sep – The New Cross Inn, New Cross
27 Sep – The Finsbury, Hackney

Friday, August 29 2014

Friday late: Making Trouble and Influencing People @ V&A / Friday 29th August


Doors:  18:30-22:00 (arrive early!)

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry


From improvised shields decorated with the front covers of books, to a mosaic-tiled pickup truck, August’s Friday Late takes inspiration from the V&A’s Disobedient Objects exhibition.

A night to explore the arts of social rebellion and strategies for change. A host of talks including the iconic Guerilla Girls, Amnesty International’s director of international advocacy, Steve Crawshaw, and workshops led by artists featured in the show. Go and discover ideas for some meaningful and productive trouble-making of your own.

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 these events.

Thursday, August 28 2014

Sleepover @ The View From The Shard / Saturday 13th September 2014


Doors: 22:00-10:00

@ The View From The Shard, Floor 72, Joiner Street, London SE1 9QU

Tickets: £99 book online


First ever sleepover the Shard including talks, acoustic performances and a midnight feast. The night offers a unique opportunity to camp at 800ft and see dawn break over London.

Interactive word games will break the ice, followed by a midnight feast from Pizza Pilgrims – delivering piping hot pizzas straight from their Soho ovens. Renowned presenters and literati will also be providing readings of acclaimed writers and poets from The London Literary Salon on the themes of sleep and darkness.

The legendary Sofar Sounds will be putting on an acoustic performance for daters to enjoy as the night’s bill of entertainment and cultural experiences draws to a close.

The Glam Camping Company will provide sleeping mats for participants to bunk down on and all guests will be served a cup of cocoa, read bed-time stories and sung lullabies as they drift off, up in the clouds at 800ft.

The sleepover will finish in the morning when daters will be called from their sleeping bags to enjoy a view of the sun rising over London whilst treated to a breakfast of pastries from Oliviers Bakery.

Tickets include a free 30 day membership.

Wednesday, August 27 2014

British Folk Art: The House that Jack Built @ Tate Britain / 31st August 2014

British Folk Art The House that Jack Built at Tate BritainTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Tickets: £14.50 book online


Discover the extraordinary and surprising works of some of Britain’s unsung artists in the first major exhibition of British folk art.

Steeped in tradition and often created by self-taught artists and artisans, the often humble but always remarkable objects in this exhibition include everything from ships’ figureheads to quirky shop signs, Toby jugs to elaborately crafted quilts.

You will find an intricate sculpture of a cockerel, made out of mutton bones by French POWs during the Napoleonic wars. There is a larger-than-life-size figure of King Alfred made out of thatch. There are examples of the mysterious ‘god in a bottle’ – votive offerings suspended in bottles of clear liquid – as well as naive paintings, tin trays covered with ornate fragments of crockery and much more besides. The show exemplifies the energy, variety and idiosyncrasy of British Folk Art.