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AACDD Presents : Jamaica 52 @ The Passage / Wednesday 6th August 2014


Doors: 18:00 onwards

@ The Passage, 27a Dalston Lane, London, E8 3DF

Entry: £5 via eventbrite / on the door

The AACDD presents Jamaica 52: an evening of art, music and ambience celebrating Jamaica’s 52nd year of independence.

Dj’s on rotation:

Dj Flight



Visuals by:


100% of donations made from ticket sales will contribute directly to the AACDD’s 5th Bargehouse Festival and celebrations taking place during London Design Festival 2014 at the iconic Bargehouse, OXO Tower.

The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Inititative has created its own legacy by highlighting the talents of new and emerging artists, designers and architects of African and African-Caribbean descent.

Orbit Lates @ ArcelorMittal Orbit / Friday 8th August and Fridays through August 2014

Orbit Lates at ArcelorMittal OrbitTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-00:00

@ ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 2SS

Tickets: £20 book online

Space in this Place presented by Arctic Circle – an immersive evening of space themed sounds which will permeate the twisting red steel structure of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

At 76m and 80m high, the two observation decks will be transformed into an incredible outpost of new music and musicians with influences ranging from Tarkovsky’s Solaris to Sun Ra.

It’s a perfect setting for Ninja Tune’s DJ Food with more live music from synth-folk drone-ballad band Transept, a special acoustic set from Astronauts and Manchester’s one man cosmic construct Paddy Steer.

Other events during August:
AMO Lates – Silent Arena’s Silent Disco
Friday 15th August
Tickets £17.50

AMO Lates – East London Radio’s Bank Holiday Weekend Party Starter
Friday 22nd August
Tickets £17.50

Disobedient Objects @ Victoria and Albert Museum / 1st February 2015


10:00–17:30 (Fri 21:30)

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

Free entry

From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

Disobedient objects are often everyday items that have been turned to a new purpose. But social change is about making as much as breaking. Sometimes designing a new object creates a new way to disobey.

Download the how-to guides and make your own version of some of the disobedient objects found in the exhibition.

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The Cornershop @ pop-up in east London / until 31st August 2014

The Cornershop at pop-up in east LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-19:00

@ The Cornershop, 19 Wellington Row, LondonE2 7BB

Free entry

Installation of a fully-stocked cornershop/newsagent made out of felt: each item meticulously sewn, stuffed and priced.

Installed in a disused commercial space on a busy pedestrian street in Bethnal Green this project draws together fine art and craft in a seven month local community collaboration, that culminates in a month-long performative installation.

The Cornershop at pop-up in east London Lucy Sparrow

Holi One Colour Festival @ Wembley Park / Saturday 2nd August 2014

HOLI ONE powder throw - image by Jenifer BausiliTIME AND PLACE:

12:00 – 22:00

@ Wembley Park

Entry: Tickets £31.99
Buy Here
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Wembley Park in London has been announced as the venue for one of the world’s most unique, fun and exciting festival series.

The HOLI ONE Colour festival will be taking place on 2nd August from noon until 10pm and aims to unite people through music and colour.

Thousands of people are expected to attend to share music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation. Against a backdrop of dance and DJ music, revellers get to throw powders into the air to create an explosion of colour and excitement aimed at celebrating togetherness and the colour of everyday life.

Stephan Dau, founder of HOLI ONE Colour Festivals, said: “We’re excited to bring the HOLI ONE experience to London this summer. Wembley Park is a fantastic location and we’re sure everybody who attends will have a great time.

“The festival is all about making friends, coming together and having an unforgettable experience. Everyone is equal at HOLI ONE and everyone leaves looking the same, covered in safe and quality cosmetic powder, with a smile on their face and some great pictures to remember it all by.”

Last year, HOLI ONE Colour festivals were attended by 100,000 people worldwide and took place across cities and countries that included London, South Africa and Berlin.

Tickets are priced from £31.99 per person and can be purchased at

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Hackney WickED art festival @ various venues around Hackney Wick and Fish Island / Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August 2014

Hackney WickED art festivalTIME AND PLACE:

Fri 18:00-21:00 (private view)
Sat-Sun noon-18:00

@ Hackney Wick and Fish Island, closest stations Hackney Wick and Stratford


RSVP for the private view by emailing

Over 100 open studios to explore; over 15 exhibitions curated specially for the festival, brand new site-specific artworks and many many live performances and events popping up around the streets and venues of Hackney Wick.

Now in its 6th year established as one of London’s biggest and most creative art events promoting local culture and providing a platform for local emerging artists to showcase their work alongside established names whilst celebrating the creative community from Hackney Wick.

View and download the full festival programme.

#KopparBeard with MØ @ Kopparberg Urban Forest / Saturday 2nd August 2014

Kopparberg Urban Forest Launch PartyTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: noon-midnight

@ Kopparberg Urban Forest, Abbot Street Car Park, (off Kingsland High Street), Dalston, London E8 3DP

Free entry

#KopparBeard takeover hits The Kopparberg Urban Forest as the incredibly popular pop-up woodland bar closes its doors for the summer after five weeks of music, food and drink.

On Saturday afternoon the bearded men of London are invited to visit the Kopparberg Florist Cart and get involved with the latest trend for floral beards as a top florist offers customised flower beards, with the best of the night winning a case of Kopparberg.

Headlining the night will be super cool Danish songstress MØ.

Over the past five weeks forest-goers have got down with Kelis, been
serenaded by the dreamy Lucy Rose, felt nostalgic with former Supergrass
frontman Gaz Coombes, danced under an East London sunset to Little Dragon
and practiced their best Kanye West impression to the sounds of Gold
Digger at Hip Hop Karaoke.

Your Mum’s House: The Carnival Special @ XOYO / Sunday 24th August 2014


21:00 – 04:00

32-37 Cowper St,

Entry: TICKETS – Buy Here
Super Early Bird – £5 (SOLD OUT)
Early Bird – £8
General Admission – £10
Last Chance – £12

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Twitter @yourmumshouse
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Horns & whistles at the ready party people! Carnival is back YMH are teaming up with they’re good friends at American Apparel to bring you one hell of night to remember! Not only will they be fully covering the night but they will also be heading down with a ton of giveaways to make your carnival weekend even more special!

The line up will be giving serious riddims all night to continue the carnival vibe.
Carnival doesn’t stop when the floats go home, go to Your Mum’s House!

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WOZ (Black Butter Records)
DJ KHALIL (Livin’ Proof)

Fantasy Scenes by Danny Passarella @ Forge & Co / Sunday 3rd August 2014

Fantasy Scenes by Danny Passarella at Forge & CoTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-19:00

@ Forge & Co, The Gallery, 154-158 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6HU

Free entry

Fashion designer, musician and all-round auteur Danny Passarella turns his senses to art in his out-of-this-world debut exhibition.

The ‘Fantasy Scenes’ in question are ten pieces of wholly original art photography. Their backgrounds feature Danny’s home town of Whitley Bay in the north-east of England, while the subjects themselves are retro arcade machines from the industry’s salad days.

The sci-fi-esque images evoke the wonder of adolescence, and call to mind the importance of visionary thinking to a civilised society.

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America @ Royal Academy of Arts / 28th September 2014


Sat-Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-22:00

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly site, The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £11.50 book online

From radical innovations in the use of colour and form to new materials like neon and interactive, kinetic sculpture, this exhibition reveals some of the most original art of the last 100 years.

The time: 1930s
The place: South America

The stage was set for a major innovation in art. Over the next 50 years, artists across five cities would pioneer a new visual language to express their deeply held beliefs about art and its power to change the world around them.

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