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Saturday, January 12 2013

Making Tracks @ Rich Mix / Saturday 12th January 2012


DOORS: 19:30
FILMS: 20:00

@ Rich Mix (Main Space),
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road,
E1 6LA

ENTRY: Ticket £8 Adv
£10 Door
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Making Tracks Site

Making Tracks is a groundbreaking event that fuses live music with moving image and provides an interactive platform for new film talent. Whirlygig Cinema will present a programme of short films alongside brand new soundtracks, performed live on the night by The Cabinet of Living Cinema.

In this special event as part of London Short Film Festival, The Cabinet will demonstrate the art of foley and use unexpected objects and instruments to create live sound effects. Join the artists and filmmakers as they hear their new soundtracks for the first time.

Friday, January 11 2013

London Ice Sculpting Festival @ Canary Wharf / Friday 11th January 2013


Doors: 10:00 – 19:00

@ Canary Wharf, Isle Of Dogs, London, E14 4HJ

Entry: £Free


Friday 11th January – Sunday 13th January 2013

The UK’s biggest international ice sculpting competition returns to Canary Wharf for three unforgettable days, with live sculpting and free ice themed fun for people of all ages.

This year, eleven teams of celebrated sculptors, including newcomers the USA, are set for a dramatic showdown on Wood Wharf. As well as watching world-class sculptors carve unique designs from giant ice blocks, visitors to the Festival can try their own hand at sculpting by signing up for a masterclass, get in touch with their inner-Banksy on theice graffiti wall, or show off some moves on the ice chess board.

If all the action gets too much, the Winter Market offers visitors a breather from all the excitement with warming drinks and snacks such as Alpine raclette, sweet crepes and hot chocolate.

If that’s not enough there’s plenty of entertainment with ice themed activities throughout Canary Wharf and its shopping malls including face painting and arts and crafts workshops, live ice carving, a snow pit with real snow to play in and mysterious glow entertainers.

Thursday, January 10 2013

Death: A Self-portrait @ Wellcome Collection / until 24th February 2013


Closed Monday
10:00 – 18:00 Tuesday – Sunday
10:00 – 22:00 Thursday

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry


This dead good exhibition features 300 ancient and modern artworks and artefacts exploring the iconography of death, all gathered together by Chicago-based print dealer Richard Harris. Works range from Inca skulls and a chandelier made from plaster casts of bones to rare prints by Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya.

SOTU Recordings @ The Lockside Lounge / Thursday 10th January 2013


Doors: 20.00 – 02.00

@ The Lockside Lounge
75-89 Upper Walkway, West Yard, Camden Lock Place, Camden, London, NW1 8AF

Entry: £Free


We at SOTU would like to say a massive thank you to all of our supporters over the last 18 months. Remember SOTU is a movement and you are part of the family and the reason why it all happens.

Since our last event, we have released our debut project “AFROCENTRIC” by DJ NAUGHTY which is doing damage in the clubs and has had great support from some of the major players in the Bass world.

November saw the release of TRUCE’S “HOUSE IN LONDON E.P”. A massive 5 tracker supported by the Undergound House scene which features the club monster ‘IMPURE SOUL”

There’s great things in store for 2013! We will have at least one release per month starting from February and each event will be focused on the release and the producer behind it. On Thursday 10th January we will be showcasing unreleased and forthcoming material from our in house producers so don’t miss out.

Wednesday, January 9 2013

Carib2UK @ Mint Bar / Wednesday 9th January 2012


Doors Open 18:30
Show Starts: 19:30

@ Mint Bar
5 Streatham High Road,
SW16 1EF

Entry by Donation:
£1-£5 Blue Wristband
£5.01 & Over Yellow Wristband


A wave of talent will be raising money tonight for Carib2Uk a charity helping children and young people in the UK and the Caribbean Community using performing arts and dramatherapy.

A mix of musicians and spoken word artists will be keeping you enthralled and a taste of Caribbean and UK cuisine will be on sale for you to grab a finger licking tasty treat.

If you want to experience some of London’s freshest raw talent make your way down and donate to this great cause.

Monday, January 7 2013

Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery @ Design Museum / until 3rd March 2013


Doors: 10:00 – 17:45

@ Design Museum, 28 Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Entry: £12 book online


The Design Museum’s exhibition celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery design. The show examines what we value and regard as precious, bypassing traditional perceptions in favour of the radical experiments of jewellers from the 1970s onwards who, making use of new processes, questioned the relevance of precious materials and shifted the role of preciousness from financial value to personal association. Themes include ‘Worn Out’, which celebrates the experience of wearing jewellery, and ‘Linking Links’, which looks at the ways in which meaning and narratives are expressed in jewellery. Exhibitors include Wendy Ramshaw, who is known for her complex geometric designs, and Hans Stofer, who trained in precision engineering and produces intricate wire form jewellery.

Sunday, January 6 2013

Twelfth Night @ Bankside Riverwalk / Sunday 6th January 2013


From: 14:45

@ Bankside Riverwalk, London SE1 9DT


The Lions Part theatre mix ancient traditions with contemporary celebrations for the New Year in the nineteenth Twelfth Night celebration. Pagan icons the Green Man and the Holly Man from the Thames make an appearance, to ‘bring in the green’ and ‘wassail’ or toast the people, the river and the Globe. The Bankside Mummers then process to Bankside Jetty to perform the Folk Combat Play of St George, a seasonal event recorded from the Crusades, which features wild verse and action, and characters such as the Turkey Sniper, Clever Legs and the Old ‘Oss. Two of the cakes distributed at the end of the play have a bean and a pea hidden inside – those who find them are crowned King and Queen for the day, and lead the people to the historic George Inn in Borough High Street where the Kissing Wishing Tree, storytelling and revelling await all.

Saturday, January 5 2013

George Eksts: Incredible Utility @ Hayward Gallery / until 10th February 2013


Open: 10:00 – 18:00

@ Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Free entry


In ‘Incredible Utility’, George Eksts presents a selection of visual conundrums from his ongoing series of ‘endless’ videos.

A branch balances and spins on its own axis, a team of scaffolders are locked in an absurd cycle of perpetual play, and two signs rattle against each other in confrontation, poised to fall at any moment.

While some of the events documented are staged or choreographed, others are actual scenarios from real life that have been manipulated, edited, collaged and looped in post-production.

Eksts’ time is not linear but crumpled and meandering, collapsed in on itself. Sequential events appear simultaneous, videos slip in and out of sync with each other, and narrative progress is subverted.

In confounding our desire to impose a beginning and an end, Eksts invites us to engage in a process of attentive looking that brings out delicate nuances we might otherwise miss.

Friday, January 4 2013

Mike Skinner and Mele @ The Nest / Friday 4th January 2013


Doors: 21:00 – 04:00

@ The Nest, 36 – 44 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XJ

Entry £7 book online


The urban banterings of The Streets may be officially over, but that hasn’t stopped Mike Skinner embarking on a newly focused DJ career, which he seems to be doing pretty well in, by all accounts. Upfront house and soulful garage will likely be the mainstays of Skinner’s set, and further dancefloor vibes come from of hotly tipped Liverpudlian producer Melé, whose bassline house party preferences will surely go down a treat with The Nest crowd.

Tuesday, January 1 2013

Over 500 Exhibits @ Ripley’s Believe It or Not! / Tuesday 1st January 2013


Open: 10:00 – 00:00

@ Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, The London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0DA

Tickets: from £26 book online


Attraction showcasing weird and wonderful items from around the world, such a 13-foot-long Tower Bridge made out of matchsticks, a piece of the Berlin Wall, shrunken heads, a copy of ‘The Last Supper’ painted on a grain of rice and a Swarovski crystal-covered Mini Cooper. New displays include the laser beam LaseRace.