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Drink Feast @ Hoxton Docks / until Saturday 14th December 2013


Doors: 17:00-00:00

@ Hoxton Docks, 55 Laburnum Street, London E2 8BD

Tickets: £12-£24 (15% off with TSL) book online

Our friends at Twenty Something London recommend you head to Drink Feast this weekend, pitching up at Hoxton Docks from Thursday until Saturday all in the name of re-inventing the world of spirit appreciation as some of the world’s finest drinking establishments gather in one place.

Housing a three-day drinking experience, where some of the capital’s top mixologists including Callooh Callay, London Cocktail Club and The Rum Runner serve their cocktail favourites.

BACARDÍ Beginnings: World’s First 3D Printing Record Store @ The Vinyl Factory / Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December 2013


Friday 13th 11:30–20:00
Saturday 14th 11:30–19:30

@ The Vinyl Factory, 51 Poland Street, London W1F 7LZ

Free entry (RSVP to

The BACARDÍ Beginnings music mentoring programme has seen some of the UK’s most exciting established and up-and-coming music artists come together to push the boundaries of music releases.

The store not only marks the very first time an original track will be released in 3D printed format, but also highlights and pushes the current boundaries of 3D printing technology. Working with technologist Amanda Ghassaei who developed the bespoke technique and programme for converting digital audio files into 3D-printable records, this will also be the first time an entire track is coded to print in 3D.

This Ain’t California Screening & Panel Discussion @ Curzon Soho / Tuesday 10th December 2013


Screening: 18.20

@ Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY

Ticket: £13.75

A film that treads a fine line between documentary and mockumentary, Marten Persiel’s examination of the underground skateboarding scene in 1980s East Germany is a fascinating exploration of sub-culture life. Through a blend of actual footage and impressively staged recreations of the past, the film aims to capture the essence of this period and peel away the myths surrounding one of the figureheads of this movement, Denis ‘Panik’ Paraceck.

German with English subtitles

Marten Persiel

Filmmaker, author and commercial director Marten Persiel spent 12 years traveling through England, Spain, Brazil and the Philippines, before returning to his birthplace Berlin in 2008, bringing home four documentaries, countless award-winning commercials and an excellent network of filmmakers and producers all around the world. Persiel’s trademarks are his close bonds with his protagonists and his very own, off-key aesthetics. He always searches for unusual, less restrictive narrative formats to tell his stories. This Ain’t California, a project particularly dear to Persiel, will mark a climax in this quest thus far.


Skylon is an artist/activist who has been immersed in street culture his whole life, expressing himself primarily through music, photography, graphic design and creative writing. Having grown up as an 80s kid and 90s teenager on London’s council estates, his exposure to the many aspects of hip hop culture was inevitable and is what has shaped a large part of his identity. At one point or another, like most people of his generation who have grown up in similar environments, he has dabbled in skateboarding, BMXing, graffiti, djing, mcing and more. Today he stands as an emerging figure in the underground Drum&Bass music scene and is currently running the SOS Resistance campaign, successfully fighting to save the iconic Southbank skating area in London, in use since the 1970s.

Biko Issah

Biko Issah is a London born artist and skateboarder. Growing up surrounded by hip hop and street culture, skateboarding quickly became a natural appeal, and it was his love for the rawness and challenges of skateboarding that made him look to the art of tattooing as a means for expression – one chance to make your impact and make it count. Biko is involved in the SOS and Long Live Southbank campaign to preserve the iconic Southbank Undercroft, which he counts as the birth place and home of British skateboarding.

After Life @ Horniman Museum & Gardens / until 2nd March 2014


Doors: 10:30-17:30

@ Horniman Museum & Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ

Free entry

Poignant photographic portraits of extinct and endangered animals preserved in museums.

This exhibition portrays specimens of entire species that are losing, or have lost, the fight for survival. Because of their rarity these specimens are important, either as sources of knowledge that can help conserve species or as reminders of what has been lost. These portraits by artist Sean Dooley are intended to document and share their fading beauty.

YrStore x Topman collaboration @ Topman Flagship / available instore now


Christmas Opening Times
Monday – Saturday 9am – 10pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

Topman have hooked up with innovative tech-specialists turned fashion brand YrStore so that customers can now design and create bespoke t-shirts in store at the Oxford Circus Flagship branch. YrStore had a successful summer pop-up shop in Boxpark Shoreditch, before moving on to Liberty’s. We went to check out their collaborative launch with Topman yesterday to see what all the hype is about.

You can now visit YrStore at Topman to create your own unique items in minutes using YrStore’s interactive touch-pods, which look like giant iPads. Once you’ve finished your one-of-a-kind creation, the specialists will transfer it onto a t-shirt – all using the world’s only live all-over digital printing process. YrStore will soon be bringing their printing process to other garments including sweatshirts, skirts and dresses.

The exclusive print designs are all created and curated by Topman to reflect the key AW13 trends, plus the YrTopman’s design archive will continually be updated as the collaboration continues.

YrStore’s Tim Williams said this about the YrTopman collaboration:

“It’s a dream to work with Topman designers and clothing especially launching during such exciting season for retail. Yr believe the future of fashion is in carefully curated live garment creation, we work with the most desirable artwork archives, designs and garments to create truly unique fashion that, whilst individual, is always recognisably Yr.”

a number of names: Sample Sale @ 20th Century Theatre / until Monday 9th December 2013


Sunday 12:00-18:00
Monday 11:00-19:00

@ a number of names, 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA

Free entry

Treat yourself of a loved one with brands including: Bape, Billionaire Boys Club, Human Made, Mr Bathing Ape, Gourmet, Bedwin & the Heartbreakers, C.E, Ambush, ICECREAM and Ebbets Field Flannels.

Cash and card accepted.

You Blow My Mind @ Hang-Up Gallery / 7th December 2013 until 24th January 2014


Wed-Sun 12:00-18:00

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

Free entry

Lauren Baker takes over the Hang-Up Gallery with an exhibition and show. The exhibition Enchanted Afterlife, includes dazzling sculptures ranging from a six foot coffin to gold plated fingers. The Storm, the show in room two, is a light and sound installation with thunder and smoke emphasising nature’s energy.

Lauren’s work was inspired by time spent in the Peruvian Amazon and Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. She experiments with various colours and textures including crystal and neon and has exhibited around the world including our own Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

Make sure you visit. Maybe pick something up for Christmas?

Back to Front: Nettie Wakefield and Ed Haslam @ Nancy Victor Gallery / Friday 6th December until Thursday 12th December 2013


Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 12:00-18:00

@ Nancy Victor Gallery, 6 Charlotte Place, London W1T 1SG

Free entry

Something in the Attic is back with an exciting exhibition featuring drawings by Nettie Wakefield and Edward Haslam. They’ve worked in conjunction for the first time to produce portraits revealing the front and back of their subjects.

Mira Schendel @ Tate Modern / until 19th January 2014


10:00–18:00 Sunday to Thursday
10:00–22:00 Friday to Saturday

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £11.75 book online

Mira Schendel was one of Latin America’s most important and prolific post-war artists. With her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Tate Modern is staging the first ever international full-scale survey of her work.

The exhibition reveals aspects of Schendel’s dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers and thinkers, as well as her engagement with universal ideas of faith, self-understanding and existence. It brings together over 250 paintings, drawings and sculptures from across her entire career, including works which have never been exhibited before.

MI 1020 @ Top Secret Location / Weds 11th – 14th December 2013


Evening Event

@ Top Secret Location

This December (11th- 14th) Nokia Lumia 1020 and Windows Phone has teamed up with Gingerline, the innovators of immersive dining, to create MI1020, where pop-up dining meets immersive theatre.

Spies will have to use their superest super-sleuth skills to discover a secret world of cutting-edge food, art and performance. Those lucky enough to be selected will be directed to a meeting point before solving clues to find Mission Control and where they will enjoy an evening of food, entertainment and secret missions.

Want to get closer to the action? Think you have what it takes to join the Superintendence and take on the Syndicate?

To be in with a chance to attend this free spy themed event, daring dinners should register their interest Curious epicureans will then be carefully selected to attend one of the exclusive evenings with places limited to just four nights.

Tickets will be phased with the first batch released Tuesday 26 November – only the astutely savvy spies will make it through this first round of selection. Those that don’t make the first round of recruitment should keep their eyes peeled for clues and check the site and #MI1020 for additional releases.

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