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Brewing classes (for beginners and enthusiasts) @ Brew Club / year round

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday–Sunday 10am-11pm
Wednesday 10am-9pm
Monday closed

@ Brew Club, Unit 9, The Tram Depot, 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, London E5 8BQ

Tickets: £100 beginners class (with 40 bottles of your own brew!!!) book online

www.brewclub.uk.com

Head over to Brew Club to create your own unique craft beer. Brew Club have the space and the equipment to make brewing easy.

The beginners classes are perfect for craft beer enthusiasts. You will spend the day learning how to brew one of the tried and tested recipes and then a few weeks later you’ll be able to share and enjoy your handmade beer with friends.

The gift packages give you the opportunity to try out the increasingly popular hobby of beer brewing, without the need to invest in expensive equipment or take over the entire kitchen for a day! And with their temperature-controlled fermentation room you avoid having buckets of beer hanging around in your flat for weeks waiting to be bottled.

Facilities:
German-made digital Braumeisters with a 20litre capacity. Good for around 40 bottles of beer (500ml each).

Each brew station has:

  • Large sink, with hoses for cleaning
  • Wort chiller
  • Hydrometer (s)
  • Weighing scale
  • Measuring jugs and spoons
  • Buckets
  • Beer paddle
  • Sanitising agent
  • Water additions (salts, carbonate reduction solution etc)
  • Fermentation vessel and airlocks

For bottling, the work stations also have:

  • A bottle draining tree
  • Bottling buckets and wands
  • A capper and bottle caps
  • Sanitising agent
  • Sugar

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London Remixed Festival @ Rich Mix / Friday 5th and Saturday 6th February 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 7pm-1am
Saturday 7pm-4am

Tickets: £12 book online

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

www.londonremixedfestival.com
www.richmix.org.uk

Celebration of the best emerging musical talent and genres.

Expect remixed sounds from ghetto funk, drum and bass, reggae, anarchic hoedown, latin breaks, brass band hip hop, electro-afro music, balkan beats, blues remix, electro swing, tropical bass, Ethiopian dub, DMC scratch masters and loads more.

Two day festival offering creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere & music… but without the mud, rain or hassle of camping!

Friday lineup:
– Remix Speed Dating
– Free Remix Workshops
– Vintage Remix (all night)

Saturday lineup:
– Tropicarnival (curated by Wormfood + Movimientos + Vibes & Pressure)
– Polka Club
– Folk Ghetto
– Silent Disco Café

Hakeem Onibudo – LIVEVIBE: Generations @ Peacock Theatre / Saturday 6th February 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 07:30 pm

@ The Peacock, Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT

Tickets: from £11.95 book online

www.sadlerswells.com

A fantastic night of creative and high energy dance from crews and companies ranging from London to Birmingham and Northern Ireland to North Africa.

Red carpet movie host Hakeem “Mr Impact” Onibudo welcomes you to a celebration of hip-hop, street and African inspired dance.

The final part of Hakeem Onibudo and Impact Dance’s 20 year anniversary celebration culminates in 14 companies, whose work spans the last two decades, coming together to perform in the heart of London’s West End.

Lineup:
Ace Youth (Birmingham)
BirdGang (London)
Boadicea (London)
CAOS (London)
Fly No Filter (Cambridge)
Impact FFI (London)
Impact Youth (London)
Jack Pointer Mackenzie (London)
Myself UK (London)
North Africa Dynamics (Algeria/Morocco/Tunisia)
Urdang Academy choreographed by Nathan Gordon (London)
Rapture (Northern Ireland)
SoH! (London)
Zoonation Youth (London)

Say It Through Breakdancing from Vimeo

Red Bull Studio Collectives @ Hoxton Gallery, DreamBagsJaguarShoes and No. 90 / from 28th January – 13th March 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@
Hoxton Gallery, 59 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX

DreamBagsJaguarShoes, 32-34 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DA

No. 90, Main Yard, Wallis Road, London E9 5LN

Free entry

www.redbullstudios.com

Red Bull Studio Collectives series launches with a focus on bringing artists together in a cross-disciplinary project. Collectives sees artists select a young collaborator to work with and, combining creative minds both emerging and established, together they are challenged to create unique and exciting pieces of art that push limitations and provoke viewers. Based across three east London locations with one-of-a-kind collaborative installations for you to experience.

Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti @ Hoxton Gallery
(28th January – 8th February)

Combining their common interests, Leif and Eva are using their partnership to explore the individualism of interpretation in relation to visual language. Pursuing a symbiosis between Eva’s digital techniques and Podhaisky’s trademark patterns; “The Language of dreams” explores the meaning of a visual language, bringing to life thoughts, ideas and dreams through visual manifestations.

Alice Dunseath and Matteo Mastrandrea @ DreamBagsJaguarShoes
(28th January – 13th March)
Expanding on their own individual projects, Matteo and Alice have drawn influence from Object Oriented Ontology, a philosophy based on the idea that everything is connected, contrary to the egocentrism of humanity. In a room filled with the central colours of the spectrum, one can ponder one’s place within the web of existence, while experiencing some of Dunseath’s crystal formations taking on a life of their own.

Netta Peltola and Hortense Duthilleux @ No. 90
(29th January – 9th February)

“Latitude’ utilises No. 90 as a public space, remaining open to all for the exhibition’s duration. With this organic flow, the installation will respond to the relative amount of energy and collective movement within the space at any one time, revealing and concealing fragments of choreographed light. Using the passage of the sun as a means to express energy throughout the course of the day, ’Latitude’ creates an immersive, interactive space.

Independent Venue Week @ various venues / until Sunday 31st January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues around London

Tickets: check website

www.independentvenueweek.com

Now in its third year, back bigger and still independent, featuring a series of gigs around the UK.

This year’s Ambassadors are Mercury Prize Shortlisted Artist Wolf Alice who are taking over from Frank Turner (2015) and Colin Greenwood (2014).

Artists performing over the week include Everything Everything, Matthew E. White, Mallory Knox, Childhood, Misty Miller, Beans on Toast, Eliza and the Bear, Saffron (Republica) Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Georgia, Get Inuit and Edwyn Collins who is following up his involvement last year. As well as playing live, he is also curating the week at Hebden Bridge Trades Club.

Other curating partners include Rob da Bank and Sunday Best, BBC Introducing, PIAS, Domino Records and The Joe Strumner Foundation with a DJ set from Shikari Sound System. More artists will be announced across social media in the coming weeks.

London venues:
100 Club
229 The Venue
93 Feet East
Aces & Eights
The Bedford
Birthdays
The Blackhearts
The Dublin Castle
Elgar Room at Royal Albert Hall
The Good Ship
Half Moon Putney
Jamboree
The Monarch
Nambucca
New Cross Inn
Sebright Arms
The Silver Bullet
The Social
Surya
Village Underground
Windmill Brixton
The Workshop @ Roadtrip
World’s End Finsbury Park
Zigfrid Von Underbelly

Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System @ Natural History Museum / until 15th May 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 5.50pm

@ Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Tickets: £9.90 book online

www.nhm.ac.uk

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

Otherworlds explores the beauty of our solar system and demonstrates that the visual legacy of six decades of space exploration constitutes a visually stunning, important chapter in the history of photography.

Raw data provided by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA) missions has been painstakingly processed and assembled for public display.

Created by artist, curator and writer Michael Benson, the 77 composite images on display represent a joining together of art and science.

London Art Fair @ Business Design Centre / until Sunday 24th January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Wed 11am-9pm (Photography Focus Day)
Thu 11am-9pm (Thursday Late)
Fri 11am-7pm
Sat 10am-7pm
Sun 10am-5pm

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

Tickets: £20 book online

www.londonartfair.co.uk

London Art Fair is the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair.

Annually launching the art world year, the Fair provides a supportive environment for collectors of all levels.

Museum quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary work from today’s leading artists, covering the period from the early 20th century to the present day.

In addition to the main Fair you’ll also find two curated sections focusing on younger galleries, new work and contemporary photography; Art Projects and Photo50.

WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Leibovitz @ Wapping Project / until 7th February 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday–Thursday 10am–6pm
Friday 10am–8pm
Saturday–Sunday 10am–6pm

@ Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, London E1W 3S

Free entry

www.ubs.com

New Portraits is a continuation of a project that Annie Leibovitz began over fifteen years ago.

The new portraits unveiled in London reflect the changes in the roles of women today and feature women of outstanding achievement including artists, musicians, CEOs, politicians, writers and philanthropists.

Annie Leibovitz’s new photographs, which have been commissioned by UBS, will be shown in 10 cities over the next 12 months. The tour starts in London. Host cities will include Tokyo, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York and Zurich.

Burns Baby Burns 2016 @ St. John’s at Hackney Church / from Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:00

@ St. John’s at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0PD

Tickets: £28.83 (Ceilidh only) £47.66 (three course meal, drink, show) book online

www.burnsbabyburns.com

Bring your squeeze, bring your kilt, bring your granny, bring your dancing shoes, Burns Baby Burns invites you to celebrate Scotland’s finest in some style, right in the heart of Hackney.

Returning bolder and more flamboyant for 2016 from the heart of the most vibrant corner of East London – where whisky and poetry flow in glorious Hackney-esque harmony and the rafters and floorboards will be thunderously shaken, all in glorious celebration of Scotland’s answer to the Lord Almighty, Robert Burns.

On a mission to blow away the dust from more traditional Burns nights and truly honouring and celebrating the spirit of the great poet, Burns Baby Burns takes place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd January over Burns’ night weekend and is a massive immersive party night, bedecked in tartan and tam o’shanters, all held in passionate celebration of the late great orator, poet, songster and break dancing free radical Robert Burns.

The event will be hosted by the incomparable Scottish Bard and Wildman Phil Kay while the Ceilidh Liberation Front will provide the musical entertainment – all set in the resplendent glory of St. John’s at Hackney Church.

Burns Baby Burns gives partygoers the best chance in London town to enjoy a multitude of toasts of fine scotch and whisky, while taking in the gorgeous views from the enormous balcony. With face painting and readings of Burns literature to get all fired up in style.

This will be followed by a three-course sit down banquet on tables as far as the ‘aye can see. The clearing of the desserts sees the Ceilidh Liberation Front take centre stage, for the wildest ceilidh south of South Lanarkshire. Giant haggis will be piped, fire danced, drams raised, sporrans polished, lassies toasted, dosies do’ed, willow’s stripped and homage paid in the most fantastical of styles to the bard of Ayrshire Rabbie Burns.

Audiences are invited to celebrate the finer things in life, culminating in a medieval rave uniting young and old in joyful abandonment. Guests are encouraged to wear traditional Scottish attire, underwear optional!!!

Ticket includes:

  • Three-course traditional Scottish feast served on china plates, no less
  • A complimentary dram of whisky
  • Spectacle rituals of poetry, reading & song
  • Ceilidh dancing into the night
  • Entry to the VIP balcony whisky bar
  • A cuddle with Rabbie

Lumiere London @ various locations / until 17th January 2016

 

TIME AND PLACE:

Times: 6:30pm to 10:30pm each night

@ King’s Cross, Mayfair, Piccadilly, Regent Street and St James’s, Trafalgar Square and Westminster

Free (no tickets required)

www.visitlondon.com/lumiere

Get ready for Lumiere London: the biggest-ever light festival to hit the capital.

For four evenings the Capital will be the host of international artists who are illuminating the city.

See iconic architecture transformed with 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works. Start your 2016 in spectacular fashion!

Download the free map and take to the streets of Central London for the biggest and brightest light festival to date.

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