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Raising Martha @ Park Theatre / until 11th February 2017 🐸

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sat evenings 19.30
Thu, Sat matinees 15.00

@ Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP

Tickets: from £18.50 book online

Hilarious dark-comedy at one of London’s best theatre venues in north London. Great mix of actors from TV comedy shows.

The story is contemporary and silly. Jokes about terrorism, animal rights and six-foot frogs!

…Gerry 🤷‍♂️ and Roger’s mum has gone missing. 👵 Well, most of her has… 💀 The unwitting victims of animal rights activists 😿 campaigning for the freedom of the family frog farm’s 🐸 slimy inhabitants, the brothers 👬 must bring in the hapless Inspector Clout 👮 to establish the whereabouts of their long dead mother. 🔍

Starring:
Tom Bennett (Netflix’s Mascots, E4’s Phone Shop)
Julian Bleach (Doctor Who)
Stephen Boxer (The Iron Lady)
Joel Fry (ITV’s Plebs, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Sky’s You, Me and the Apocalypse)
Gwyneth Keyworth (E4’s Misfits, BBC’s The Great Outdoors)
Jeff Rawle (Channel 4’s Drop the Dead Donkey, Harry Potter)

Maggi Hambling: Touch @ British Museum / until 29th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-5.30pm

@ British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Free entry

www.britishmuseum.org

This exhibition presents an important survey of works on paper that traces Maggi Hambling’s engagement with drawing throughout her career. It includes work from the British Museum’s collection, loans from the National Portrait Gallery and Tate, and rarely seen work from private collections and the artist’s studio.

One of Britain’s foremost contemporary artists, Hambling is perhaps best known for her compelling portraits, paintings of the sea, and her celebrated and controversial public sculpture, including A Conversation with Oscar Wilde (1998) and Scallop (2003). Less familiar, but equally significant, are her dynamic and sensuous works on paper. Forging an immediate and powerful connection with the subject being drawn, the concept of ‘touch’ pervades these works, distilling the themes of life and death that underscore her art. This exhibition presents over 40 works on paper, many of which are on show for the first time.

‘I believe the subject chooses the artist, not vice versa, and that subject must then be in charge during the act of drawing in order for the truth to be found. Eye and hand attempt to discover and produce those precise marks which recreate what the heart feels. The challenge is to touch the subject, with all the desire of a lover.’

Maggi Hambling

Bedlam: the asylum and beyond @ Wellcome Collection / until Sunday 15th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon closed
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-22:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

www.wellcomecollection.org/bedlam

Follow the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it.

Today asylums have largely been consigned to history but mental illness is more prevalent than ever, as our culture teems with therapeutic possibilities: from prescription medications and clinical treatment to complementary medicines, online support, and spiritual and creative practices. Against this background, the exhibition interrogates the original ideal that the asylum represented – a place of refuge, sanctuary and care – and asks whether and how it could be reclaimed.

Taking Bethlem Royal Hospital as a starting point, ‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’ juxtaposes historical material and medical records with individual testimonies and works by artists such as David Beales, Richard Dadd, Dora García, Eva Kotátková, Madlove: A Designer Asylum, Shana Moulton, Erica Scourti, Javier Téllez and Adolf Wölfli, whose works reflect or reimagine the institution, as both a physical and a virtual space.

notonthehighstreet.com Pitch Up @ NOTH HQ / Saturday 25th February 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 9am-5pm

@ NOTHS HQ, 63 Kew Road, London TW9 2NQ

Book a slot online

www.notonthehighstreet.com/pitchup

Notonthehighstreet.com is touring its Pitch Up event in a hunt to find the best new creative talent from across the UK. Following the success of previous Pitch Ups held in Richmond, Bristol, Leicester and Manchester. The first event of 2017 kicks off at its headquarters.

Pitch Up provides small creative businesses with the opportunity to pitch your innovative products and unique gift ideas to NOTH’s experts.

Open to everyone and across all categories (Food and Drink, Jewellery and Fashion, Health and Beauty, Home and Garden), candidates are given a ten-minute window to pitch their products to a team of specialists who not only assess what’s being presented but also provide expert advice on how to develop their range and successfully sell online.

Pitch Up has already helped over 300 small businesses launch on the site, joining the other 5,000 small creative businesses.

Sessions:

  • Jewellery & Fashion (including Beauty)
  • Home & Garden (including Prints & Art)
  • Other (Food & Drink, Weddings, Stationery & Parties, Experiences, Baby & Child)

Bojan Šarčević invagination @ Modern Art / until 14th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

@ Modern Art, 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ

Free entry

www.modernart.net

Third solo exhibition with Modern Art. Šarčević’s work was the subject of survey exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2012).

Bojan Šarčević was born in Belgrade in 1974. He studied at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, graduating in 1997, and undertook postgraduate study at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 1999 to 2000. He lives and works in Berlin and Paris.

London Remixed Festival 2017 @ Rich Mix / Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February 2017 🎉 🎶 👯

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Fri 7pm-1am Sat 8pm-4am

@ Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Tickets: from £9 book online

www.londonremixedfestival.com

Showcasing the best in Latin Grooves, Afrobeats, Tropical Bass, Vintage-Remix, Desert Remix, Balkan Beats, Urban Roots, Acoustic Soundclash and Brass Band Remix!!!

Celebrating the best emerging musical talent and genres and will offer creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere.

Performances from over 25 amazing edge bands and DJs across 4 stages over 2 days, all in one vibrant venue nested in the heart of Shoreditch.

From the people behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La stage, via rocking tents at Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Wilderness, Lovebox, Kendal Calling and Electro Swing Club. They are bringing the most fun indoor festival showcase in London.

Creating the perfect festival experience:

  • Indoor ‘camping areas’ to chill out
  • Fully converted disco lift to navigate between the stages and a silent disco cafe

Continental Drifts, the producers of the most rocking festival stages across the globe, are excited to be back, joining forces once again with their long standing musical partners Movimientos.

This year’s headliners include:

  • Beating Heart + Afriquoi (DJ set)
  • Gypsy Hill ft Koby Israelite
  • The Elephant Sessions from Scotland
  • DJ Cal Jader
  • Loads more!

Zaha Hadid @ Serpentine Sackler Gallery / until 12th February 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am–6pm

@ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2UH

Free entry

www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/zaha-hadid-early-paintings-and-drawings

On the occasion of the exhibition Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings a series of experimental virtual reality experiences have been specially developed with Zaha Hadid Architects in partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

This installation offers a dynamic and immersive insight into the workings of Hadid’s paintings and will be available to view in the gallery throughout the exhibition.

VAULT Festival @ The Vaults / from January 25th – March 5th 2017 🎭 🎤 🎬

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: times vary

@ The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.vaultfestival.com

VAULT Festival returns at its original home beneath Waterloo Station and, for the first time, at satellite venues Network Theatre and Morley College.

Boldly diverse, the programme features a myriad of shows exploring many themes via many more mediums. New bars and a fresh food offering, plus a dazzling array of late night parties!

For all six weeks award-winning company The Flanagan Collective will immerse audiences in decadence and excess at The Great Gatsby, performed across multiple spaces, ensuring every audience a unique experience, and rewarding those who dive deepest into Jay Gatsby’s world. Following on from Jurassic Park, their hit 2016 comedy, Superbolt Theatre return to VAULT with Mars Actually, which features in Proxima V, a new pulse of Space and Sci-Fi-themed events.

Every week there will be premiers for exciting shorts and features, including are dark_net staring Johnny Vegas and Love Comes Later, a London premiere staring Sarita Choudhury (Homeland). Laughs-a-plenty are in store in Adele Is Younger Than Us, giving voice to a generation of frustrated ‘not-quite-Adeles’. Meanwhile the VAULT Comedy Festival also promises a fresh line-up stepping up to the mic.

Food will be provided by Balkano, a kitchen inspired by chef Martin H Shaw’s exploration of Eastern Europe. Shaw has worked for the Conran Group, alongside Tom Aiken and at the award-winning Cake Shop Bakery, Woodbridge. At Balkano he offers up heart-warming dishes including Hungary Hot Potato and Smoky Serb Salsa, plus larger plates such as Chicken or Courgette Souvlaki with Labneh.

Last minute places to find and book NYE events 🎆🎉🥂

Dice
https://dice.fm/bundle/new-years-london

Time Out London
www.timeout.com/london/new-year

Resident Advisor
www.residentadvisor.net

Visit London
www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/whats-on/new-years-eve

YPlan
www.yplanapp.com/london/new-years

Merry Christmas from the team 😘🎄🎅

Ya Filthy Animal

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