Cirque Éloize @ Sadler’s Wells: Peacock Theatre / from 1st – 19th October 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue – Sun 19:30
Sat and Sun 14:30

@ Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.sadlerswells.com

Cirque Éloize, the leading international contemporary circus company, is
coming to London with iD a dazzling new production which blends circus arts
and urban dance including b-boying, breakdance and hip hop.

Win two tickets! Simply email us and tell us what you would do in a circus performance. Email competitions@informedlondon.com by the end of 29th September, the most fun idea will win.

Tickets are for Sunday 6th October at 19:30

BACARDÍ Beginnings: Project Two – Beats Per Minute

Get involved for the chance for your remix to be featured at a Bacardí Beginnings gig, showcased on their site and get an exclusive invitation to the gig to watch it all happen.

www.bacardibeginnings.com

This is the second of three unique projects which are mixing new artists with established acts and pushing musical boundaries.

Take part by remixing the Toddla T & Roses Gabor track in your favourite genre or style and be in for the chance for your remix to be featured at a Bacardí Beginnings gig, showcased on their site and be invited to the gig to watch it all happen!

If that isn’t enough you’ll also get a production masterclass in the studio with Toddla T and remix equipment!

The steps to take part are easy:
Step 1: download the steams to create your remix
Step 2: create your masterpiece
Step 3: upload your remix to BACARDÍ Beginnings

Visit their website to take part now.

Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs @ London Transport Museum / until January 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 10:00-18:00 (Fri 11:00-18:00)

@ London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Tickets: standard entry charge applies £15

Since its first graphic poster commission in 1908, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning outstanding poster designs, becoming a pioneering patron of poster art – a legacy that continues today.

The new blockbuster exhibition Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs, will showcase 150 of the greatest Underground posters ever produced. The exhibition forms part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground and features posters by many famous artists and designs from each decade over the last 100 years. The posters were selected from the Museum’s archive of over 3,300 Underground posters by a panel of experts; the 150 that will appear in the exhibition show the range and depth of the Museum’s collection.

Poster Art 150 is a fitting exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway, as the last major Underground poster retrospective was held in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the Underground. Well-known posters, including the surrealist photographer Man Ray’s ‘Keeps London Going’ pair, will feature alongside lesser-known gems. The exhibition will also offer a rare opportunity to view letter-press posters from the late nineteenth century.

Hewett Street Block Party @ Hewett Street / Saturday 21st September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Time: 12:00-21:00

@ Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN

Free RSVP online

The Hewett Street Block Party is back filling the street with music, games, workshops and food to celebrate the local creative community.

London’s most exciting chefs will be showcased in a day-long, curated food court including:
Rawduck
Bao London
James Lowe & Brad McDonald
F.A.T. x Family
Motherclucker
La Grotta Ices
Coins Junkyard Snack Bar
Rockwell House Rooftop Bar & BBQ

Sarah Morris: Bye Bye Brazil @ White Cube Bermondsey / until 29th September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue–Sat 10:00–18:00

@ White Cube, Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Free entry

www.whitecube.com

Morris cites influences as diverse as lunar cycles and Bossa Nova album covers for a body of work that focuses on the modernisation of Brazil.

Its a time of dramatic change in Brazil. But while business ride high on an economic boom, poverty is still rife among the wider population making it a country full of contradiction.

By effect, flashy sports stadiums and modernist architecture sit alongside a sprawl of shanty town favelas.

Brazil’s modernisation is of particular fascination to Sarah Morris, an artist concerned with ‘investigating and tracing urban, social and bureaucratic typologies’.

For the exhibition at White Cube she presents a series of paintings alongside a short film that both focus on the city of Rio. The two were deliberately made in parallel in order to work neatly as one overarching display.

Journeying from hospitals to beaches, fruit stands to factories, carnival celebration to the poverty stricken neighbourhood featured in City of God, Morris reveals the complexity of a city in the midst of modernisation.

BOOM Burger @ The Dead Dolls House / until Saturday 21st September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ BOOM Burger, 35 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN

Book your boom online

www.thedollshouse.org
www.boomburger.co.uk

Watch out East London, here comes the BOOM… The original BOOM Ting!… Burgers with Loud Jamaican Flavors. They’ve got a pop-up running at The Dead Dolls House on Hoxton Square. It’s gonna be their first venture outside of West London, so head down and show some love!

Jean Jullien – La Plage @ Beach London Gallery / until Sunday 29th September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00 (Tue-Sun)

@ Beach London Gallery, 20 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH

Free entry

Jean Jullien is an artist and illustrator living and working in London. A Royal College of Art MA graduate, Jullien has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting artists working in London today.

La Plage builds upon Jullien’s recent London exhibitions Allo? at Kemistry Gallery and at Pick Me Up, Somerset House, in presenting sharp-witted visual puns that explore human interaction and social behaviours – in this case, at the Beach.

The work in La Plage will draw inevitable comparison to the infamous British seaside postcards from the early twentieth century by the likes of Donald McGill; eschewing the overt suggestiveness, and replacing it with a more subtle, intelligent humour – made possible by Jullien’s outstanding understanding of composition.

Threads TV ‘Pic n Mix Pop Up Store @ Boxpark / Monday 16th – 29th September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

THROUGH OUT THE DAY

@ BoxPark
2-4 Bethnal Green Rd,
London,
E1 6GY

Entry: £FREE

www.ThreadsTV.co.uk
@WatchThreadsTV

 

 

Threads TV are bringing a Pic n Mix of Pop Up Stores to the Boxpark from today.

There will be a special activity on hand by each designer so don’t miss out.

Miko Spinelli (16th-18th September) – London based fashion and music artist Miko Spinelli is a man of many talents. A firm believer in the use of the arts as a means to inspire and better our world, Miko’s meticulous approach to fashion has seen him combine beautifully decorated fabrics with contemporary patterns and style to create a distinctly unique brand. Miko will be shooting two lookbooks on BOXPARK’s picturesque roof terrace from 2pm – 4pm, which you can take part in by picking up a lookbook token in-store and across the two days. Not to mention he’ll have instore performances and DJ’s too.

Makers LDN (19-20th September)
Makers will be launching their space with a special launch party at Makers LDN from 6pm-9pm on Thursday 19th for ‘Threads TV Presents Makers LDN Live’. Makers will have DJs and performers from Die Atari, Unit137, Mercedes, TrueTiger and Illman and other special guests on the night, with free drinks and good vibes. With only a limited amount of tickets for the event, RSVP at info@threadstv.co.uk and pick up your reserved wristband instore on the 19th. From the 20th, Makers LDN will be displaying their range of fantastic items and launching their collaborative collection with artist Insa, exclusively available in-store.

Nomadic People (21st – 23rd September) – Founded by best friends Tobi and Julius and inspired by the multicultural nature of their hometown, Nomadic People is a brand that brings something different to the table. Using locally sourced materials (with each piece handmade, by the way) Nomadic People craft the finest Rucksacks, Tote bags and document holders south of the river. Using the skills they’ve learnt they’ll be hosting in-store workshops across their first two days, with a live Google Hangout during the #ThreadsTVPicNMix that you won’t want to miss.

Victoria Sin (24th – 26TH September) – Artist, clothing designer and generally amazing creative Victoria Sin will be showcasing her artistic talents along with her brand ‘Victory’ during the #ThreadsTVPicNMix. That means live, in-store drawings and the chance to pick her brain and see what makes her tick.

Threads TV Weekend (27th – 29th September) – Since we’ve had Vince Kidd, Benga, Plan B, Oliver Proudlock and Mikill Pane in our renown ‘My Style’ segments, Threads TV presenter Jay London kicks of the Threads TV Weekend with an live stream at BOXPARK. With three special guests handpicked by Jay London and BOXPARK’s & Threads TV fans, Jay will take three guests across Boxpark and create live looks and talk all things style with Jay. Sunday will finish with an exclusive exhibition of J.Lindeberg’s SS14 collection and Threads TV leave with a bang with a Threads screening party from 1-4pm.

 

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London Design Festival @ various venues / from Saturday 14th September until Sunday 22nd September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

From: various times

@ Various locations

www.londondesignfestival.com

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community.

It was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.

The programme is made up of over 300 events across the city. For more information visit their website.