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Art Sessions: John Costi @ G-SHOCK East Store / Thursday 6th November 2014

Art Sessions John Costi at G-SHOCK East Store bannerAND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-21:00

@ G-SHOCK East Store, Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL

Free entry, request guestlist

G-SHOCK Art Sessions, born from the ethos of the sessions but focusing on another pillar of G-SHOCK, Art. On the first Thursday of every month the store opens it’s doors to launch a new artist that they are supporting to have an installation featured for a month in the store.

Artist John Costi found his calling in the art world whilst serving his time in Feltham Young Offenders Institution, where he attended art classes and experimented with art therapy. After his release he enrolled at legendary London art school Central Saint Martins, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Fine Art. Costi was nominated for G-SHOCK’s ‘Spirit of Toughness’ Award as part of the brand’s 30th Anniversary celebrations in association with Dazed in 2012 and has since exhibited his work internationally.

Costi intends to illustrate some of the harsh truths he faced growing up in his installation entitled ‘My Darling Johnny’, turning the space into a personal time line consisting of letters from the artist’s mother sent to him while in prison, a selection of photographs and prints, sculptures and archival materials, documenting nostalgic feelings. The young artist aims to illustrate the realities of London street life, examining the importance of support networks when abstaining from criminal activity, and maps the life of the artist as a means of making sense of the world around him. John Costi faces the situations formed by past behavioral patterns and employs the art made as a tool to fend off temptations which years ago he would have fallen prey to.


Off The Rails @ Old Truman Brewery / until Sunday 2nd November 2014

Off The Rails at Old Truman BreweryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-17:00

@ The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Free entry, download free ticket

A collection of over 70 classic and contemporary menswear brands that will keep every stylish gent fixed up and looking sharp. Shop from exclusive collections just for OTR, special discounted products & meet directly with the brands themselves.

Also including complimentary expert styling sessions in the Topman Personal Shopping Lounge, a pop up Murdock London barbershop, the Mr Hyde Bar, a Patty & Bun burger joint, and the opportunity to buy affordable contemporary art at specially curated Future Art 10 exhibition, DJ’s and live acts

OTR is London’s freshest fashion retail and style destination for the discerning modern man.

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red @ Tower of London / until 11th November 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at Tower of LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: always open

@ Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB


Marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

The poppies will encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.

Watch the progress of the evolving installation as it continues to grow until the moat is filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each poppy representing a British fatality during the First World War.

Combat Stress
Coming Home
Help for Heroes
The Royal British Legion

MIRRORCITY @ Hayward Gallery / 4th January 2015


Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm

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

Tickets: £12 book online

London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

JG Ballard believed that reality had already exceeded the visions conjured by science fiction by the end of the 20th century. Drawing on the digital era we now live in, the artists in MIRRORCITY respond to and address this new perception of the world.

Artists have always created alternative realities but recently they have been exploring where the digital and the physical space crossover and fold into each other.

The exhibition considers questions specific to our time such as: ‘How can we navigate the space between the digital and the physical?’ and ‘What is the effect of advanced technologies on our lives?’

The engagement, innovation and complexity of the works selected for MIRRORCITY also directly or indirectly reflect the multi-faceted character of London itself.

Information Age @ Science Museum / permanent gallery


Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Free entry

More than 200 years of innovation in communication and information technologies are celebrated in Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World,  biggest and most ambitious gallery to date.

Information Age is divided into six zones, each representing a different information and communication technology network: The Cable, The Telephone Exchange, Broadcast, The Constellation, The Cell and The Web.

The gallery explores the important events which shaped the development of these networks, from the dramatic stories behind the growth of the worldwide telegraph network in the 19th century, to the influence of mobile phones on our lives today.

Re-live remarkable moments in history, told through the eyes of those who invented, operated or were affected by the new wave of technology, from the first BBC radio broadcast in 1922 to the dawn of digital TV.

Discover how wireless technology enabled lives to be saved and news of the Titanic disaster to be spread to the world within hours of the event, and hear the personal stories of the operators who worked on the Enfield Telephone Exchange, the last manual exchange which marked the end of an era in communication history.

Pop Up Screens @ 20th Century Theatre / 30th October – 2nd November 2014

Pop Up Screens at 20th Century TheatreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA

Tickets: £20 book online

Carve out something different for yourself this Halloween at Pop Up Screen’s Halloween fright fest.

Once you have survived the scares, you’ll be able to grab treats (possibly with some tricks) with special hot chocolates, delicious Drum & Kernal Pop Corn and a selection of sweet goodies before settling down for a classic horror movie.

Thursday 30th October, Friday 13th at 20:30
Friday 31st October, Poltergeist at 20:30
Saturday 1st November, Ghostbusters at 13:00
Saturday 1st November, Pet Sematary at 17:30
Saturday 1st November, Nightmare On Elm Street at 20:30
Sunday 2nd November, Dark Crystal at 13:00
Sunday 2nd November, Candyman at 17:30
Sunday 2nd November, Nightmare On Elm Street 20:30

Pop Up Screens at 20th Century Theatre map

Halloween UV Bunker Apocalypse @ Bounce / October 31st 2014


Doors: 18:00-03:00

@ Bounce, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

Free entry RSVP online

The fight against the Zombie plague that has devastated Europe and is fast approaching the capital, made a huge stride forward yesterday when bio scientists revealed that magnified UV rays repel the Zombie species, with prolonged exposure potentially causing their cells to explode…!

As this latest development sparks a rush to create UV weapons against the impending undead army, experts have suggested that the core swarm of Zombies will be hitting London on Halloween (coincidence?) with few places guaranteed to be safe from the Zombie Apocalypse.

Halloween UV Bunker Apocalypse at Bounce 2014

Fiesta @ The Stillery / Saturday 25th October 2014


Doors: 21.00 till late

@ The Stillery, 18 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NX

Entry: FREE

Fiesta goes north for a night at the Stillery in Camden. Come down for a night of hip hop, r’n’b, garage, bass and pure party vibes!

DJ’s on the night are Motive, CWD, Scully and Nick Bam.

The Stillery is a brand new bar in the centre of Camden Town, brought to you by the people behind The Old Blue Last and Birthdays.


New viral video by Relish ‘London’s new wireless broadband service’

In the video participants were asked to try and call their own landline number from memory and offered £50 cash if they could.

Relish’s 4G wireless network for central London means that you can get online without needing to wait for a broadband installation guy, long contracts or unwanted landlines.

Research commissioned by Relish reveals the death of the ‘home phone’
– Nearly half of Londoners only keep their home phone so they can access the internet
– Almost 40% of Londoners don’t know their own home phone number
– 56% don’t know how much they’re paying for their landline each month
– Over half ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ use their home phone to make calls
– 65% of adults admit that landlines are a thing of the past

This post has been promoted by Relish.

Secret Walls x London @ Corbet Place / Wednesday 22nd October 2014


Doors: 19:00-23:00

@ Corbet Place, Ely’s Yard, Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

Tickets: £6 book online

After 10 years spilling paint Worldwide, Secret Walls returns to the Motherland. The first night in a series of live art antics to follow over the next few months.

12 select artists will compete in the hope of qualifying for the latest London series.

Paint’ll be spillin, Beatboxers spittin, DJ’s droppin and Crowds screaming

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