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Thursday, July 3 2014

Apples & Pears bar

Apples and Pears barTIME AND PLACE:

Mon closed
Tue-Thu 17:00-midnight
Fri-Sat 17:00-01:00
Sun 17:00-12:00

@ Apples & Pears bar, 26 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD


Neighbourhood bar and music venue featuring fresh seasonal cocktails made from locally sourced ingredients.

Their bar team have created tasty in-house infusions with innovative twists, check the drinks menu.

Wednesday, July 2 2014

DocHouse July Programme @ Several Locations / Throughout July 2014

Monday 21st July
The Galapagos Affair: Satan came to Eden
A fascinating documentary about a handful of Europeans who couldn’t get along when they separately settled on one of the tiny uninhabited islands in the Pacific West of South America in the early 1930s.
Riverside Studios / 19:30 / £9.50 (£8.50 concessions) Book Tickets

Thursday 24th July
Director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal return with this gripping mystery. The body of an immigrant is found in Arizona’s ‘Corridor of Death’, the words Dayani Cristal tattooed across his chest are the only clue to his identity.
Rich Mix Cinema / 20.00 / £7 (£5 concessions) Book Tickets

Thursday 31st July
It’s a long, hot summer in South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, the site of the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee. Through a series of intimate portraits we are introduced to the young heart of Native America – a generation ghettoised from society and severed from its roots.
ICA / 18:30 / £10 (£8 concessions) Book Tickets (Not available yet) keep eye on website

The Big Brooklyn Bowl Date: opening night @ Brooklyn Bowl / Thursday 17th July 2014

The Big Brooklyn Bowl Date at Brooklyn BowlTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30-02:00

@ Brooklyn Bowl, The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: from £14 book online


The opening night of ‘The Big Brooklyn Bowl Date’ a new regular event at the hippest Williamsburgh import in The O2.

Part music venue, part restaurant, part bowling alley, it’s the ideal place for an activity based date with 600 of the most athletic singles in London.

Enjoy a craft beer on arrival, free rolling all night and funky Brooklyn inspired tunes from the resident DJ.

Ticket also includes a month membership to www.doingsomething.co.uk

Tuesday, July 1 2014

Digital Revolution @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 14th September 2014

Digital Revolution at Barbican Art GalleryTIME AND PLACE:


@ Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: £12.50 book online


Digital Revolution is the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever to be staged in the UK.

The immersive and interactive exhibition brings together for the first time a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. It also looks at the dynamic developments in the areas of creative coding and DIY culture and the exciting creative possibilities offered by augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3-D printing.

Contribute to new commissions including Google’s DevArt, an installation by global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am and artist Yuri Suzuki and works by artists Umbrellium, Universal Everything, Seeper and Susan Kare (Mac Paint designer). Experience Oscar-winning visual effects behind Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, or go back in time to play classic videogames like Pacman and Space Invaders.

Saturday, June 28 2014

Spoke – cycling design and illustration @ CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building) / Saturday 28th June 2014


Doors: 11:00–17:00

@ CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building), 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Free entry!


Bringing together over 25 of the country’s foremost artists, cyclists and design enthusiasts for the first time, the free event will celebrate everyone’s favourite two-wheeled mode of transport at this inventive illustration gathering.

From a special screen printing workshop run by Sonsoles Print Studio to an illustration competition from London Cycling Campaign, the all-day event will include performances by cycling themed musicians and DJs from SHED radio. A full list of artists, designers and illustrators exhibiting their work can be found below.

From hardy road bikers to fair weather enthusiasts, cyclists, art enthusiasts and the local people of London are encouraged to come and experience this one-off event. Spoke promotes and celebrates cycling through artists’ impressions and creative expression. Discover illustrators and designers who have adored the tranquillity, freedom and fun of cycling.

David Sparshott

2inspire Academy presents: Musical Showcase @ Novotel Hotel Greenwich / Saturday 28th June 2014


Doors: 18:00 – 20:00

@ Hotel Novotel, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 8JA

Entry: Free via Eventbrite


2inspire Academy presents Young, Gifted and Talented Musical showcase. Hosted by deja vu fm’s radio show host, Charley Jai, this event will reveal the young people that got through the auditions held and are now officially part of the Young, Gifted and Talent compilation album project. All of the performers are under the age of 30 and are aspiring artists who are actively pursuing a career in music. The event will be a chance for them to showcase their talents and also will be the kick start of their fundraising journey for their compilation album project.

Friday, June 27 2014

Friday Late @ The V&A / Friday 27th June 2014

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Doors: 18:30-22:00

@ The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Entry: Free


The V&A belongs to all of us. But what does this really mean? How do design and architecture frame contemporary public life? As part of the London Festival of Architecture, June’s Friday Late explores ideas about civics, democracy, public space, and the role that the public museum can play in shaping this.

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 this event.

Thursday, June 26 2014 Interview

Screening: Watchers of the Sky @ ICA / Thursday 26th June 2014


Screening: 18:30

@ ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

Tickets: £7-£10


Watchers Of The Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin – the man who created the word “genocide,” and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, Watchers Of The Sky takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action. Informed London talks to Director Edet Belzberg about the film.

1. What inspired you to create such a thought provoking film based around the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin?

When I read Samantha Power’s book, “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide” I was immediately struck by Raphael Lemkin’s story. I knew I had to find a way to make a film about him.

2. What is it about genocide and the cycle of violence, which made you want to create the documentary?

It was less that I wanted to make a film about genocide and more that I wanted to tell Raphael Lemkin’s story. And, in telling Lemkin’s story, and the stories of people who continue his work today, I found myself not only looking at genocide but also at what happens around genocides. Examining the cycle of violence and also the refugee crisis that follow.

3. What is a Watcher of the Sky?

We have a definition on our website, which we use as part of our educational outreach work, that you can check out. But better yet is going to see the film – there is a powerful moment at the end of the film when the title becomes clear.

4. What initiated the idea of adding striking monochrome ink/watercolour animation to the film?

There are very few photographs of Raphael Lemkin, and even less footage, so our use of animation came out of the struggle to get audiences to connect emotionally with him. He was a writer, but also a doodler, and a poet, so it felt appropriate to bring him to life in this way.

5. How did you come about choosing the four remarkable stories for the film?

Finding the main characters, and through them the stories that are woven together to make up the film, happened naturally. One person lead me to the next, and each in turn brought something unique and interesting to the film as a whole.

6. Lots of research that has gone into the making. How long did it take to make the entire film?

From start to finish I would say that the film took a little over ten years, although I worked on other projects during that time too. What was hard was finding the right moment to stop – the sad reality is that these stories are all ongoing. You can pick up a newspaper on any day and realize that the story of the film hasn’t ended.

7. What was the most challenging aspect of directing the film?

Interweaving the film’s different threads was a big challenge – there are multiple characters and stories, as well as archival footage, stills, animation, original cinema verite footage and more traditional interviews. It wasn’t easy!

8. You are renowned for creating ‘graceful and insightful films’. How did you manage to capture this in Watchers of the Sky?

If we managed to do this it is because of the great team working with me – I had the privilege of collaborating with some fantastic cinematographers, editors and animators.

9. What would you want the audience to take away from the film?

I hope audiences walk away with a sense of hope. Even though we have many challenges ahead of us, if someone like Ben Ferencz can – at 94 years old – keep working to make the world a better place, we must too.

10. What can we expect for future work and projects?

I’m working on a number of projects – so stay tuned!


Win a bottle of Jacob’s Creek limited edition Wimbledon Classic Chardonnay or Shiraz

To celebrate being the Official Wine of Wimbledon, Jacob’s Creek has launched two limited edition Wimbledon bottles (Classic Chardonnay and Shiraz).

Win a bottle of Classic Chardonnay or Shiraz.


To enter email competitions@informedlondon.com and tell us who you will be sharing your bottle with.

Terms and conditions:
- Competition open until 30/06/14
- You must be over 18 years old
- The prize is not refundable, transferable and no cash alternative will be provided

Jacob’s Creek is giving you the chance to win Wimbledon tickets by sending them videos of you playing #tennisfreestyle to find out more visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/jacobscreekuk

Wednesday, June 25 2014

Dancer Master @ Hang-Up Gallery / until 9th August 2014

Dancer Master at Hang-Up GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00

@ Hang-Up Gallery 56 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PB

Free entry


Dancer Master, the vibrant and energetic multi-media show by the talented RUN – artist, muralist and street artist. Dancer Master will celebrate painting, rhythm, body language and dynamism in a new body of work created exclusively for Hang-Up.

Revealing his core inspirations behind the show, RUN explains, “Many years ago when visiting South India, a taxi driver that was driving me around the streets of the city of Colombo took me to a Hindu temple. Pointing to a statue of a divinity he said to me, “Here lies the dancer master”. The statue was beautiful; full of colours, with hands and arms that were made to give the viewer the impression of a dance of the spirit”.

Since then, RUN’s work has taken the direction of multiculturalism and has a distinct ethnic flavour. His signature style can be defined as traditional craft meets fine art with a modern touch of the urban, street art influence. Fascinated with life, feelings, cultures and ideas, RUN welcomes us to a new world – complex, but full of colours, spiritual and vivacious. Known for his love of travel and experiencing diverse, unfamiliar cultures, the artist returns to London with ‘Dancer Master’ to push the boundaries of the known and expected and give a totally different meaning of life and art as we know it.