Broken Hearts & Promises: Valentine’s Day pop-up @ Bloomsbury House / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30 – late

@ Bloomsbury House, 2 – 3 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1 2RL

Tickets: from £15 book online

Valentine’s Day with a difference for the loved up and single. Guests are invited to an evening of laughter, cocktails, love and disco.

Themed rooms:
– Love Confessions Wall
– Lulu Guinness Kissing Booth
– Broken Hearts Cinema
– Heart-shaped piñatas (with prizes up for grabs!)

In addition to the individual love quarters, there will be an abundance of decadent food and drink offerings, including alcoholic ‘Greedy Pug’ Rose, Pomegranate and Prosecco slush ‘love’ puppies, Cheese and Jalapeño toasties and the Lanique Rose Liqueur Lounge.

Guests will also be able to buy tickets to the Broken Hearts Cinema, which will be screening Quentin Tarantino’s 1993 iconic film True Romance for an additional £10.

And for those who want to get started early, there is an opportunity to attend an award winning Ohlala Valentine’s Macaron and Martini class throughout the day and priced at £80 per person.

Anti-Valentine’s party with Tinder @ Bounce / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-03:00

@ Bounce, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.bouncepingpong.com

Following the resounding success of the two previous year’s Anti Valentine Party, couple’s seeking a night of candle-lit schmaltz on Saturday 14th February 2015, should look for other entertainment options, as Bounce will be teaming up with Tinder to create the biggest Anti-Valentine’s Party this year!

To stop any awkward slow dancing moments,party-goers can shake their sexy selves on the dance floor to dance tracks from DJ Mighty Atom (4 x winner UK DMC Team championships, 2nd in the DJ World Championship 2006). Or if your dancing’s not quite up to scratch, take part in our Tinder inspired games tables organised by the rambunctious Bounce Games Makers.

  • No couples
  • No red
  • No flowers
  • No hearts
  • No PDAs
  • No emotional outbursts
  • No pet names
  • No sharing dessert
  • No winking
  • No whispering

Levi’s Line 8 pop-up store @ Shoreditch / for five months

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 11.00-19.00
Sun 11.00-17.00

@ Levi’s Line 8 pop-up store, 3 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3DH

www.levi.co.uk

The new Levi’s Line 8 store will be the first dedicated to the Line 8 collection in the UK. The store’s design mirrors the collection with a contemporary and minimalist, monochromatic composition.

The Line 8 collection is fresh, youthful and inspired by the young and rebellious.

Conflict, Time, Photography @ Tate Modern / until 15th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10.00–18.00 Sun–Thu
10.00–22.00 Fri–Sat

@ Tate Modern, The Eyal Ofer Galleries Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: around £13 book online

From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this moving exhibition focuses on the passing of time, tracing a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography.

In an innovative move, the works are ordered according to how long after the event they were created from moments, days and weeks to decades later. Photographs taken seven months after the fire bombing of Dresden are shown alongside those taken seven months after the end of the First Gulf War. Images made in Vietnam 25 years after the fall of Saigon are shown alongside those made in Nakasaki 25 years after the atomic bomb. The result is the chance to make never-before-made connections while viewing the legacy of war as artists and photographers have captured it in retrospect.

Super Wide City @ Exposure Gallery / until Friday 27th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Exposure Gallery, 22-23 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BU

Free entry

www.exposure.net

The Super Wide City project captures the spectacular view of a city in motion, both creating and preserving a historically relevant portrait of a city during a time of accelerated change.

By immersing himself in the vast scale of London’s urban landscape, photographer James Bell has created a series of immaculate, large format works capturing carefully selected rooftop aspects of London. Shot between 2007 and the present day, the collection documents the city skyline at its economic peak and low.

James built his reputation working with international corporates, branding and government agencies. Whilst working at the very top of London’s metropolitan skyline, glimpses of an epic urban vista rarely seen by the public were opened up to him. This inspired him to collect these ‘fragmented views’ he saw everyday and document this great city. First looking in from the point of view of the suburbs and then the detail of concentration of the centre in all its glory.

London Art Fair @ Business Design Centre / from Wednesday 21st – Sunday 25th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Wed 21st 11am-9pm (Photography Focus Day)
Thu 22nd 11am-9pm (Thursday Late)
Fri 23rd 11am-7pm
Sat 24th 10am-7pm
Sun 25th 10am-5pm

@ Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

Tickets: from £14 book online

www.londonartfair.co.uk

UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair. The Fair presents a unique overview of the art world, with 128 exhibitors ranging from established contemporary galleries to innovative emerging spaces in Art Projects; as well as international gallery presentations from Milan, Paris, Toronto and New York.

With an engaging programme of curated exhibitions, talks, tours, films and performances, the Fair provides an inspiring and supportive environment for collectors of all levels.

Highlights:

– Photo50 a guest-curated exhibition of contemporary photography featuring 50 works

– Art Projects a curated showcase of the freshest contemporary art from across the globe

– Pallant House Gallery exhibition

– Talks, tours and performances (included with entry to the fair)

 

YPlan Playtime @ Boxpark Shoreditch / Wednesday 21st January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: from 18:00-22:00

@ Boxpark, 2 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch London E1 6GY

Free (RSVP through the app)

www.yplanapp.com
www.boxpark.co.uk

Board games, hot toddies and all the beer pong. Plus, a big ol’ high-five to Stella Artois Cidre, who’ve got 3 flavours for you to try.

Post Pop: East Meets West @ Saatchi Gallery / until 3rd March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: daily 10am-6pm

@ Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY

Free entry

www.saatchigallery.com

The exhibition brings together 250 works by 110 artists from China, the Former Soviet Union, Taiwan, the UK and the USA in a comprehensive survey celebrating Pop Art’s legacy.

Post Pop: East Meets West examines why of all the twentieth century’s art movements, Pop Art has had such a powerful influence over artists from world regions that have had very different and sometimes opposing ideologies.

Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design @ V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) / until 25th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Open daily 10am – 5.45pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

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

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

This display reveals twenty years of radical and revolutionary designs for performance against the backdrop of the First World War and the Russian Revolutions.

Around 150 set and costume designs demonstrate the creative, experimental and visionary performance designs of celebrated artists including Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, Vladimir Tatlin, Alexandra Exter, El Lissitsky, Liubov Popova and Varvara Stepanova.

With a large number of works exhibited in the UK for the first time, the display explores the unprecedented boom in Russian theatre culture during the first decades of the 20th century and the development of the avant-garde movement.

Curated in collaboration with the A.A.Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow and supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture.

Burns Baby Burns @ St John’s / 23rd, 24th, 25th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
7pm-1am (23, 24)
6pm-11:30pm (25)

@ St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD

Tickets: from £32.50 book online

www.adamotions.com
www.stjohnathackney.org.uk

Taking place on three consecutive nights over Burns’ night weekend, Burns Baby Burns! is London’s largest Burns’ night supper; a massive party in passionate celebration of the late great orator, poet, songster and break dancing free radical Robert Burns.

Starting with a sumptuous three course traditional Burns supper, made by the finest chefs, the events will include a cavalcade of pipers, fiddler, toasts, recitals, haggis and fire dancing to boot; followed by a ceilidh into the night.

And of course no Burns Night would be complete without a wee dram … guests will also be encouraged to enjoy a ‘usquebaugh’ (Gaelic for ‘water of life)’ at the specially built Whisky Bar which will include range of delicious whiskies from a selection of Scottish distilleries.

Set in the spectacular ecclesiastical colosseum that is St. John’s at Hackney, fair lassies will have odes read in their honour, overstuffed steaming haggis will be piped, and a sumptuous menu will be served on banqueting tables as long as the eye can see.

This year the creative team have expanded upon last year’s festivities, to make a weekend long event, opening up an enormous balcony for a dedicated whiskey bar, Burns poetry corner, face-painting and a multitude of toasts of fine scotch raised to the great man.

And in true Burns style the post-dinner clearing of the tables will see rafters and tombstones being shaken to the thundersome stomp of a feast of feet as guests will be swept up into a whirling dervish of ceilidhing. All in raucous synchronicity to the uplifting virtuoso sounds of the Ceilidh Superstar Radicals – the Ceilidh Liberation Front, London’s most exceptionally talented and most rowdy ceilidh ensemble.

So bring your main squeeze, dust of your kilt, and lace up your dancing shoes! Guests are encouraged to wear traditional Scottish attire, underpants are optional….