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Dralion – Cirque Du Soleil @ The O2 Arena / 4th June – 8th June 2014

3798_Dralion-782_R.j#667D14[5]TIME AND PLACE:

Wednesday 4th June – Sunday 8th June

20:00

@ The O2
Peninsula Square,
London,
SE10 0DX

Tickets: From £45
Buy Tickets Here

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Cirque du Soleil is delighted that its signature production of Dralion will be touring UK arenas in 2014: visiting Glasgow SSE Hydro 7-11 May, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena 14-18 May, Birmingham LG Arena 22-25 May, London O2 Arena 4-8 June and Manchester Phones 4u Arena 11-15 June. This is the first time that Dralion, which celebrates its 15th Anniversary next year, will have toured arenas in the UK.

Tickets are on sale now for Dralion shows in Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester and will be on sale from Friday 29th November for the London O2 Arena shows. Visit www.livenation.co.uk or call 0844 856 0202. Tickets are priced £45.00- £55.00 for the London O2 shows and £50 for the Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester shows .

3804_Hoops-740_R.jpg#667D18[6]Dralion is a classic Cirque du Soleil production that has received international acclaim and astonished more than 8 million people worldwide since it premiered in Montreal in 1999. Dralion features an international cast of 50 performers, clowns, singers and musicians from 15 different countries.

The amazing 2-hour production features gravity-defying acrobatics which will wow and blow away audiences of all ages. Spectators will be at the edge of their seats when fearless aerialists bounce off trampolines using the wall as diving board and landing pad.

In the Crossed wheel act, the artist masters this unique acrobatic apparatus, turning, spinning and manoeuvring the wheel; while in the spectacular aerial hoop act, the aerialist is suspended high above the stage while performing some evocative choreography.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

We are running a competition for you to win a pair of tickets to the show on Wednesday 4th June 2014.
All you have to do is answer this question.

What does Cirque du Soleil mean in english?

Send answer to competitions@informedlondon.com and place ‘Win Cirque’ in the subject line. Send us your answer with contact details: phone number and names of people going.

Competition closes Friday 30th May 2014

David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams @ ICA until 15th June 2014

Life Isn't Good It's Excellent 1987TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
11:00-18:00 (Thur until 21:00)

@ Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Tickets: included in a £1 one day membership

www.ica.org.uk

The intimate paintings combine figurative elements with text taken directly from Robilliard’s own poems. Coded and knowing, his evocative prose alludes to intimate sexual encounters and passing infatuations that ultimately conjure an image of 1980s queer London.

Robilliard moved to London in 1975 and would become close friends with Gilbert & George, momentarily appearing in the film The World of Gilbert & George (1981). Throughout the 1980s Robilliard published books and postcards of his poetry, as well as contributing to publications such as The Fred, Square Peg and The Manipulator. Robilliard was described by Gilbert & George as ‘the new master of the modern person’.

Robilliard’s paintings appeared in numerous gallery exhibitions during his lifetime, as well as exhibiting in venues such as London’s Hippodrome and L’Escargot restaurant. In 1993, a major retrospective was held at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Boxfresh presents: Fresh Out The Box @ various east London venues / Saturday 17th May 2014

Boxfresh presents at Fresh Out The BoxTIME AND PLACE:

Starts: various

Free register for tickets

www.boxfresh.com

On Saturday 17th May, Boxfresh is taking their birthday celebrations to East London with the launch of ‘Fresh Out The Box’, number 7 in the programme of 25 events to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Free events include lectures, workshops, live music and DJ sets where you can expect modern master-classes in aspects of street culture from the last 25 years.

Venues:
Lyst Studios (formally White Cube)
Hoxton Arches

Debris @ Southwark Playhouse / Untill 17th May 2014

Debris-web-imageTIME AND PLACE:

Monday – Saturday 19:30
Saturday Matinee 15:00

@ Southwark Playhouse
77 – 85 Newington Causeway,
London,
SE1 6BD

Tickets: Full £16
Concessions £14
Previews £10
Get Tickets Here

www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

“Like mushrooms babies grow in rubbish. They construct themselves from rotting leaves, coke cans, syringes and empty packets of monster munch and wait for their parents to find them. I know this to be the truth. Because I found one.”

An odyssey of love and loss, pain and imagination, Debris is an unreal journey through two disturbed minds. Enter the dark and chaotic world of orphaned teenagers Michael and Michelle. They are desperate to piece together their story; work out where they came from and find hope and meaning amongst life’s debris.

Abigail Graham directs the first London revival of the play since its première ten years ago. Her production follows the success of her critically acclaimed Molly Sweeney at The Print Room last year, which subsequently transferred to the Lyric Belfast before a Northern Ireland tour. Debris marks the much-anticipated second collaboration between Graham and designer Signe Beckmann following Molly Sweeney.

Post Show Discussions
Thursday 1 May ‘Do young people need a voice?’ A discussion with Imogen Brodie (Head of Taking Part at Young Vic) and members of Kids’ Company Urban Academy
Wednesday 7 May An audience with the writer of Debris Dennis Kelly

Friday Late: Synthetic Aesthetics @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 25th April 2014

Friday Late - Synthetic Aesthetics at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–22:00

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

Friday Late turns V&A into a living laboratory, bringing science and design together for one night of events, workshops and installations, each exploring our biological future.

The evening will feature the book launch of Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature (MIT Press). The book marks an important point in the development of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology, sitting at the intersection between design and science. The book is a result of research funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the National Science Foundation in the US.

Can we design life itself? The emerging field of synthetic biology crosses the boundary between science and design to manipulate the stuff of life. These new designers use life as a programmable material, creating new organisms with radical applications from materials to machines.

All events are free and places are first come first served.

Tantrum @ Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton / Thursday 24th April 2014

TIME AND PLACE:Tantrum

Doors: 20.30 – 02.00

@ Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG

RSVP: info@tantrumlife.com

www.tantrumlife.com

Be part of Tantrum as they host a dope, new party night. After all Thursday is the new Friday!

DJs Siobhan Bell, Mr L, Jetsss & Cee Cee will be playing the best in bass-led music. Come down and listen to some old and new skool Hip-Hop, 90’s R&B, Trap, Chill Wave, Afro-Beats, Future Soul, House & Garage.

The party vibes will be accompanied with live music showcasing the latest in UK talent.

Taking to the stage will be the Vibeadeliks, a five piece hip-hop/indie rock band, their energy on stage is so contagious they will definitely get the whole crowd moving. Isaac Danquah, a super talented hip-hop MC with a classic, easy listening flow and insightful lyrics is definitely one to watch. Emily Kay, singer/songwriter/guitarist brings to the stage her unique and mesmerising voice.

See you on the dance floor!

Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival @ Somerset House / from 24th April – 5th May 2014

Pick Me Up - Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset HouseTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10:00-18:00 (till 22:00 Thu and Fri)

@ Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, London, WC2R1LA

Tickets:
£10 or £17.50 for a festival pass book online

www.somersethouse.org.uk

Our favourite graphic arts festival is back for its fifth year promising to be packed with more events and the best artists. You’ll be able to browse through quirky studio spaces, shop for affordable art from the best contemporary artists and get involved in many workshops, discussions and events.

Pick Me Up Radio presented by Comms Bureau launches as the exclusive radio station broadcasting live from Somerset House with specially invited DJs, interviews and takeover days throughout the festival.

Pick Me Up Arts Festival 2014

Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man presents special film screenings @ Temple Studios’ Encino Theatre / booking opens Monday 28th April 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Temple Studios, 31 London Street, London W2 1DJ

Tickets: £15 for each screening or £60 for a film and show package

www.templestudioslondon.com/encinotheater

Following sold-out screenings of Day of the Locust and Sunset Boulevard, Temple Studios, home to punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, is opening its cinema doors for two further screenings in May.

Selected by Punchdrunk’s Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle, both films will be screened on 16mm prints in the atmospheric cinema space, The Encino Theater. The cinema is housed within the extraordinary environs of Temple Studios’ set for The Drowned Man, which recalls the fading glamour of 1960s Los Angeles film industry and is itself inspired by Büchner’s Woyzeck.

Touch of Evil:
Sunday 4th May
11:00am and 13:25

Wozzeck: (which is based of Büchner’s Woyzeck, as is Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man)
Sunday 18th May
11:30am and 13:45

Rane presents: The DMC UK DJ Final 2014 @ The Garage / Friday 2nd May 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30-22:30

@ The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD

Tickets: £10 book online (£12 on the door)

The UK’s finest DJs battle it out for the title of DMC UK Champion 2014 and a place in the 2014 DMC World DJ Finals!

In addition to the competition, hosted on the night by Inja, the event will include a live PA from North London rapper Ramson Badbonez and special performances by three reigning DMC Champions.

Champions showcase:
DJ Fly (2013 and 2011 DMC World Champion)
Jon1st (DMC Online Champion 2013)
DJ Nelson (DMC World Supremacy Champion 2011)

Groove Control @ Queen of Hoxton / Easter Sunday 20th April 2014

Groove Control at Queen of HoxtonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 14:00-late

@ Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX

Some tickets available on the door

www.queenofhoxton.com

Groove Control brings together Garage and Disco for a not so serious Easter Sunday. Welcoming Garage legends Artful Dodger and Sunship to start the summer with a bang!

Basement: (Garage, Bass, Hip Hop)
Artful Dodger
Sunship
Oldboy
Total Garage DJs

Boogiebar: (Disco, Funk, Edits, House)
Larry Sun (Boogie Nights)
Ed Word (Boogie Nights)
Naked Jake & Cordz
The London Disco Society
Soul Foolish

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