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Friday, October 5 2012

Cro’Jack Pop Up Store @ Seven Dials / Now

TIME AND PLACE:

Through out day

@Cro’Jack International
38 Monmouth Street,
Seven Dials,
Covent Garden,
WC2H 9EP

www.crojack.co.uk

Cro’Jack is the brainchild of Dean Batty and Daljit Mehat, who with their extensive experience in the textile industry decided to establish their own clothing collection, with the premise of supplying first-class clothing manufactured in the UK, ensuring a strong and authentic British image.

The Cro’Jack Collections draw inspiration from British history, particularly eras with a military influence and an emphasis on functionality.

The aim of Cro’Jack is to create clothing with great attention to detail, using where possible British fabrics and components.

The desire to produce fantastic quality garments using British know-how is something paramount to the Cro’Jack brand and design team and our USP ‘Made in England’. All outerwear is produced in our own factory, with the facilities including a quilting and webbing plant, a dye house and an onsite embroidery service. Other product groups such as knitwear, bags, trousers and jeans are all sourced and produced by local factories in keeping with the brand’s patriotic ideals.

Jamm Sessions @ Brixton Jamm / Friday 5th October 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00 – 06:00

@ Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, London EC1N 8JH

£5 book
£10 OTD

www.brixtonjamm.org

Brixton’s liveliest event is back with another all-star line up, boasting the biggest names to grace the world of UK Garage. Heading the bill is old-skool don and Kiss FM veteran DJ EZ, undoubtedly one of the most talented DJs in London and a true legend in the scene. Rinse FM’s very own Fonti & Bushkin will also be on hand to spice up the dance with their up-front blend of bashy garage riddims and rugged vocals. If that wasn’t enough to have you bubbling and bouncing long time pioneers Sunship topping it all off.

Line up:
DJ EZ
FONTI & BUSHKIN
SUNSHIP
REDUX SHOWCASE
(Newjack / Resolute / D-Rail / Samba)
Hosted by OUZO

Room 2: Hosted by Sai’s House Party
Hip-Hop / R’n'B / Bashment
Koshii / Sai / 7oel / DJ Iden

Sunday, September 30 2012

Big Draw, Big Make @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Sunday 30th September 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00 – 17:45

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL

Free

www.vam.ac.uk

Enjoy talks and demonstrations by top designers Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and Richard Seymour, illustrator Quentin Blake and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe.

Visit pop-up studios to invent products for the future, design new buildings, illustrate fashion or books. Play collaborative digital drawing games, get portfolio advice from experts, and watch seven teams of top cartoonists cross pencils in the Battle of the Cartoonists and meet CBeebies star Mister Maker.

All activities are free, but some require advance booking.

Saturday, September 29 2012

Rinse FM’s 18th Birthday @ Brixton Academy / Saturday 29th September 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

From 21:00 – 18:00

@ Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL

From £17 book tickets

www.rinse.fm

Rinse returns to Brixton Academy for the London leg of the 18th Birthday celebrations.

It’s been eighteen years since Rinse FM was born in a flat in East London. In that time it’s been far more than a radio station: it’s acted as hub for a thriving creative community, drawing together like-minded people unwilling to compromise on the music they want to hear, make and dance to. In the process it’s nurtured some of the most remarkable forms of music to emerge from London – jungle to UK garage, dubstep, grime and beyond – as well as some of the most iconic stars of the last decade: Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Skream, Katy B.

Celebrating their 18th birthday in style on 29th September, taking over Brixton Academy for a massive rave drawing together Rinse FM’s past, present and future. The night will feature a selection of Rinse’s DJs playing the genres that have defined the station over the years of its existence, alongside special guests Modeselektor, A-Trak and Claude Von Stroke. Join the celebration of 18 years at the forefront of boundary-pushing and bass-heavy music in London, and looking forward to many more.

Friday, September 28 2012

Wifey @ The Alibi / Friday 28th September 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00 – 03:00

@ The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB

Free entry

www.wifey-ldn.com

Heading up the bill at this month’s Wifey will be London based DJ and producer Jake Colvin aka ‘NKC’. Playing alongside will be residents Ralph LTF and Robin, with help from Tim and Barry.

DJs:
NKC (Awkward Movements)
Ralph LTF & Robn
Tim And Barry (Don’t Watch That / Just Jam)
Badge Attic

Thursday, September 27 2012

Art Against Knives Closing Party @ Boxpark / Thursday 27th September 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18.00 – 21:00

@ Boxpark
2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6GY

Entry: £FREE

www.boxpark.co.uk

Art Against Knives Gallery invites you to their goodbye party this Thursday 27th September from 6-9pm.

Come and get your hands on artwork donated by a range of established artists, emerging talent and the young people AAK work with. They will be offering up to 20% off on selected artwork, with the proceeds of sales going straight back into funding the creative opportunities AAK so excellently provide for young people in London.

The past ten months has seen the AAK gallery host collaborative projects with local businesses, youth providers and the creative industry to support the ideas and talent of young people across London. The gallery has provided space to exhibit young people’s artwork, showcased their short films, housed a range of creative workshops and provided valuable work experience placements for local young people. Utilising the space in these ways has been an incredible experience, and an extremely successful way of engaging the entire community in talking about issues that affect us all.

The evening is also their way of saying thank you to all of the artists, creatives and designers who have donated work, from new graduates to established artists and Tracey Emin, the support has been overwhelming. To celebrate the event, we are excited to be collaborating again with London-based artist Greg Eason and The Contemporary London during our final week at the gallery

From Thursday 27th September the AAK gallery will be selling a range of Greg Eason’s original artwork, limited edition prints and t-shirts, with the proceeds supporting the opportunities AAK offers to young people.

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Permanent Plastic Helmet presents Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest @ Clapham Picturehouse / Thursday 27th September 2012

TIME AND PLACE

Screening 8.30pm

@ Clapham Picturehouse
76 Venn Street,
Clapham SW4 0AT

Tickets £9, £8 concessions,
£7 members here

Hot on the heels of their first event – a packed screening of Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING – film blog Permanent Plastic Helmet is delighted to announce a rare screening of Michael Rapaport’s brilliant documentary about the hip-hop legends.

Best known for songs like “Bonita Applebaum” and “Can I Kick It?”, and classic albums like “Midnight Marauders” and “The Low-End Theory”, the influential Queens-based group, alongside the likes of De La Soul, pioneered a jazzier, sunnier sound at a time when Gangsta rap was in the ascendancy. Their 1998 break-up shocked the industry, and this film picks up with Tribe in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country. It wasn’t all plain sailing…

This all-access film focuses on the inner workings, personal relationships and behind the scenes drama that defines the band. No stone is left unturned, with a host of musical legends (including Kanye West, Common and Mos Def) on hand to pay tribute. You won’t need to be a die-hard hip-hop head to enjoy this revealing, funny and finally very moving film.

On the night, there will be drinks and classic hip-hop in the bar, food, and a prize giveaway.

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Tuesday, September 25 2012 Competition

Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest presented by Permanent Plastic Helmet @ Clapham Picturehouse / Thursday 27th September 2012

TIME AND PLACE

Screening 8.30pm

@ Clapham Picturehouse
76 Venn Street,
Clapham SW4 0AT

To win 2 tickets to this special screening of Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, make sure you’re following us on Twitter @informedlondon and tweet us with:

RT @informedlondon: RT & follow to win tickets to @PPlasticHelmet Beats, Rhymes & Life: …A Tribe Called Quest / Thu 27th Sept / @ClaphamPH

The winner will be notified via twitter DM. Good luck!

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Hot on the heels of their first event – a packed screening of Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING – film blog Permanent Plastic Helmet is delighted to announce a rare screening of Michael Rapaport’s brilliant documentary about the hip-hop legends.

Best known for songs like “Bonita Applebaum” and “Can I Kick It?”, and classic albums like “Midnight Marauders” and “The Low-End Theory”, the influential Queens-based group, alongside the likes of De La Soul, pioneered a jazzier, sunnier sound at a time when Gangsta rap was in the ascendancy. Their 1998 break-up shocked the industry, and this film picks up with Tribe in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country. It wasn’t all plain sailing…

This all-access film focuses on the inner workings, personal relationships and behind the scenes drama that defines the band. No stone is left unturned, with a host of musical legends (including Kanye West, Common and Mos Def) on hand to pay tribute. You won’t need to be a die-hard hip-hop head to enjoy this revealing, funny and finally very moving film.

On the night, there will be drinks and classic hip-hop in the bar, food, and a prize giveaway.


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Competition

Stella Artois x Little White Lies Host Exclusive Premier Preview of Looper @ Hackney Picture House / Thursday 27th September 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

20:30 – 11:30

@ Hackney Picture House
270 Mare Street,
Hackney,
London,
E8 1HE

Entry: £FREE Competition Tickets

www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse

This month, Stella Artois is giving film fans the chance to win tickets to the UK preview of ‘Looper’, a futuristic action thriller set in 2044 which follows a time travelling assassin who eliminates targets sent back in time by a criminal organisation. The only rule is that you do not let your target escape – even if that target is you. The country’s number one premium lager brand* has partnered with Picturehouse Cinemas and leading film magazine Little White Lies to host this special preview.

The film follows Joseph Simmons, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, working as a “Looper” (‘assassin’) in the illegal time travel business whose job is to travel 30 years into the past to get rid of his targets. In a gripping twist, Simmons recognises one target as a future version of himself, played by Bruce Willis, who escapes before he is killed. Joseph then triggers a manhunt by his mafia employers, for failure to complete his mission. Emily Blunt joins the star-studded cast for this futuristic action thriller.

The exclusive event will take place at the Hackney Picturehouse on Thursday 27th September from 8.30pm, offering the chance to see the film before the official release on Friday 28th September. The preview screening will be the third instalment in a series of stand-out film events hosted by Stella Artois this year, in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas. The scheme kicked off with a UK preview of Bart Layton’s highly anticipated real-life thriller ‘The Imposter’, which received rave reviews at Sundance, SXSW and SilverDocs Film Festivals as well as winning the Grand Jury Award at Miami International Film Festival. The second instalment featured exclusive screenings of ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’, a film that follows LCD Soundsystem’s frontman, James Murphy, through his final showdown gig at Madison Square Gardens. The film has already received positive reviews with Total Film giving it a five-star review (denoting ‘outstanding’)

To win a pair of tickets to see this preview.
Just answer this question.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred in a TV series as a family of Aliens, what was it called?

Send answers, with name and contact number to competition@informedlondon.com place Looper in the Subject line.

Competition closes Midday Wednesday 26th September 2012

Good Luck

Sunday, September 23 2012

Yasmin & Various DJ’s @ The Lock Tavern / Sunday 23rd September 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 15.00 – 23.00

@ SANDWICHES @ The Lock Tavern, 35 Chalk Farm Rd NW1

Entry FREE

www.lock-tavern.com

Yasmin [DJ Set]
The Last Skeptik [BBE]
Rags [Livin Proof]
Raf Riley [Odd Child / Mad Decent]

From the minds of world-infamous DJ/producer The Last Skeptik and Livin Proof’s Rags, we are honoured to bring you the first ever Sandwiches: the most brilliant snack inspired party ever invented. Ever.

It will start as a chilled Sunday session, with roasts available. It will end as a raucous bunch of Bloody Mary fuelled-madness that will no doubt will cause you to venture to work on Monday with an inebriated glow.

Sandwiches is pleased to announce the wonderful Yasmin as our headline guest – not only is she a chart-topping singer, she smashes the hell out of every DJ set. Expect R’n'B, hip-hop, and a lot of marriage proposals.

Our second guest DJ is the brilliant Raf Riley. Newly signed to Labrynth’s Odd Child imprint and working closely wit Diplo, Raf has the best hair in the entire music industry.

NB: There may / may not be free sandwiches

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