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SOPHIE @ Village Underground / 21st January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:00-23:00

@ Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ

Tickets: £12 book online

www.villageunderground.co.uk

Under the moniker SOPHIE, reclusive London-based musician Samuel Long made a huge, fizzy splash on the underground dance-pop scene during the mid-2010s with a series of singles that contorted elements of giddy Eurodance, Japanese and Korean pop, and experimental sound design into blindingly neon-colored pop-art gems.

Often associated with the similar-minded PC Music label, SOPHIE’s sophisticated, hyperkinetic productions typically feature high-pitched female vocals, sugary synthesizer textures, and beats drawing from underground dance music styles such as U.K. garage as well as mainstream pop and hip-hop.

Instead of utilizing samples, he constructs his inventive tracks from waveforms, creating bizarre noises which resemble bubbling water, inflating balloons, elastic bands, and other non-musical sounds, adding to the surrealist, blatantly artificial quality of his music.

Cycle Revolution @ Design Museum / until 30th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am to 5.45pm daily

@ Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Tickets: £13.65 book online (1 ticket for 3 exhibitions)

www.designmuseum.org

Cycle Revolution at London’s world leading Design Museum celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition and looks at where design and innovation may take the riders of the future.

The last decade has seen a revolution in cycling, on a scale not witnessed in the UK since the Second World War.

Cycle Revolution celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition. It brings together bicycles, clothing, accessories, equipment, film and photography to explain where cycling is now and where it might take us in the future.

The exhibition looks at cycling subcultures through four ‘tribes’ – the High Performers who reach Olympic speeds, the Thrill Seekers who take on all terrains, the Urban Riders who pedal our cities mile by mile, and the Cargo Bikers who work on two wheels. British bespoke bicycle frame building is showcased in the exhibition in a recreation of a bicycle making workshop featuring artisans from across the UK.

Cycle Revolution closes with a glimpse into the future of cycling – how it is changing the infrastructure of the city, and how architects, designers and urban planners are responding to the needs of twenty-first century cyclists? Enjoy the ride!

Don’t miss the specially-commissioned Ben Wilson bicycle sculpture in the museum’s Atrium, cycling films in the 1.5 Gallery and series of cycling related talks and events.

Last minute New Year’s Eve events

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Design My Night

NYE 2015 @ Fabric / Thursday 31st December 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00 – 09:00

@ Fabric, 77a Charterhouse St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 3HN

Tickets: £45 book online

www.fabriclondon.com

Aside from Fabric’s birthday celebration, New Year’s Eve is pretty much the only other date of the calendar year where there’s a unified expectation that comes with the magnitude of the celebration at hand. So, for the breaking of their 17th year, they’ve had the privilege to hand pick a killer cast of artists to join the residents, Craig Richards and Terry Francis – two people who have a long and proven track record of delivering the groove time and again.

Joining them on the 31st December here in EC1 will be a selection of headline talent from the club’s recent history. Nina Kraviz is set to return to Farringdon after the success of her debut acid powered трип label party here and she’ll be joined by one of favourite Bristolians, Eats Everything, who fully demonstrated his capabilities at the controls of Room Two this October just gone.

George FitzGerald will also be joining, stepping up after enjoying the success of his debut album, Fading Love, which came out on Domino offshoot, Double Six. The Hot Creations associate and London lynchpin Richy Ahmed will also be spinning on the night, backed up by one of our city’s most prized selectors, Alex Arnout aka the man responsible for Dogmatik Records and for breaking the career of one Maya Jane Coles who we’re pleased to note is also in tow for the celebrations.

And, as if that lineup wasn’t already enough, they’ll once again be opening for a full twelve hours with the club running from 9pm until 9am!

Lineup:
Craig Richards
Terry Francis
Alex Arnout
Eats Everything
George FitzGerald
Maya Jane Coles
Nina Kraviz
Richy Ahmed
Robert James

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Happy Christmas from the team 🎄 🎅 🎁

The View from The Shard with Afternoon Tea at Hotel Chocolat @ The Shard / available ongoing

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: seven days a week (check website for details)

@ The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG

Package for two £109 (View from The Shard and Afternoon Tea at Hotel Chocolat)

www.buyagift.co.uk

Take a loved one to the enchanting crystalline world created by Bompas and Parr at the top of The Shard, featuring the best view of London’s unique and constantly evolving skyline. The perfect package for winter exclusively from buyagift.co.uk

You will have access to The Shard’s special sensory winter experience which provides you with theatrical ice crystals, frost and snow drifts.

The Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building and home to London’s highest viewing platform. You and your guest will ascend up through the shard of glass in the building’s high speed lift and arrive onto the observational deck where you’ll be able to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of the Capital  for up to 40 miles around.

Once you’ve taken in the fantastic sights, enjoy a short walk to the famous Borough Market next to the River Thames where you’ll enjoy a divine afternoon tea for two at Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745 serving a delectable range of treats from scones, hot chocolate, banana bread and more.  You can even enjoy your treat from the open-air roof terrace or the covered outdoor space with blankets – both overlook the wonderful Borough Market.

Package for two:

  • The View from The Shard
  • Bompas and Parr sensory winter experience
  • Afternoon tea at Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745 in Borough Market
  • Complementary Prosecco with your Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea includes  cacao gin cured salmon and avocado sandwich, rare beef and white chocolate horseradish sandwich, classic chicken club with chocolate aioli, cucumber, dill, cream cheese & cocoa nib. House made banana bread, chocolate and orange scone served with chocolate spread, cocoa nib butter, strawberry jam. Caramelised white chocolate cheesecake, dark 70% chocolate mousse, brittany shortbread. A choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or a cocoa infusion.

Opening times for The Shard:

  • Sunday to Wednesday 10am-7pm (last entry 5.30pm)
  • Thursday to Saturday 10am -10pm
  • Closed on 25th December

Opening times for Hotel Chocolat:

  • Afternoon Tea available Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm-5pm

Eddie Peake The Forever Loop @ Barbican Centre: The Curve / until 10th January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat–Wed 11am–8pm
Thu–Fri 11am–9pm
Closed: 24, 25, 26 Dec
Sun 27 Dec 11am–8pm
Mon 28 Dec 12noon–8pm
Thu 31 Dec 11am–6pm

@ Barbican Centre, The Curve, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Free entry

www.barbican.org.uk

London-based artist Eddie Peake combines live performance with sculpture, video, installation and painting to create an energetic gallery experience.

Sexuality and desire are constant themes in Peake’s live performances that typically foreground the naked body.

The Forever Loop presents a choreographed, looped performance that weaves in and out of synchronisation with a video of past performances, a home movie from his childhood and a film shot at the studio of koollondon.com.

Set against a backdrop of large scale installations from maze-like, plastered wall structures that frame both the viewer and performer to a raised scaffold walkway, the performers move in and out of the spaces taking the viewer on a dramatic journey, while a sheer suited roller skater glides fluidly through the space.

The installation is populated with surreal objects Including a cast of Perspex bears, brightly coloured whale bones, a metal figure with an acrylic box head filled with autobiographical items, as well as delicate bronze pipettes nestled on shelves with plaster sculptures.

Nudity included! No photos allowed!

🎄 Christmas Past @ Geoffrey Museum / until 3rd January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (double check on their website for exact opening times during the festive period)

@ Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

Free entry

www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

Enrich your Christmas festivities with a visit to this well-loved exhibition which gives a magical glimpse into how Christmas has been celebrated in English homes through the centuries.

Authentic festive decorations transform the period rooms, bringing to life many rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards and decorating the tree.

See the gallery of photos on their website.

Art and Alcohol @ Tate Britain / until Autumn 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: daily 10.00–18.00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Free entry

www.tate.org.uk

Since William Hogarth satirised the Georgian craze for gin, artists have explored Britain’s relationship with alcohol – as social lubricant, or as factor in social or family breakdown. This fascinating display examines the role of alcohol in British art from the 19th century to modern day.

The display contrasts two works from Tate’s collection; George Cruikshank’s Worship of Bacchus, a critical panting illustrating in one huge canvas the effects of drink on society, and Gilbert & George’s Drinking Sculpture, a wall-mounted montage of photographs (progressively blurred) of drinkers in a London bar.

Cutting across time, generations, class and gender, reflecting changing tastes and attitudes, alcohol and its consequences are shown to exert a catalytic effect. Never have the nation’s drinking habits been so captivating.

Poundshop presents: The Garage Sale @ Somerset House / until Sunday 13th December 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 10am-10pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

@ Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, London WC2R 1LA

Entry: £3 for charity

www.thepoundshop.org
www.somersethouse.org.uk

New pop-up event where designers are selling stock from past seasons, prototypes, work in progress and samples. Prices will range from our £1 items all the way up to £100.

The Garage Sale will bring these products from over 50 designers into one specially curated space designed by BAT Studio. Customers will be able to get their hands on items that are not available in any shop and is perfect for those who might have missed a particular item the first time around or design lovers on a budget, searching for unique Christmas presents.

Products include:
– Arnold Circus stools by Martino Gamper
– One-off scarves designed by Malika Favre
– Animation stills by Johnny Kelly
– Prints by HelloVon
– Illustrated cards and mugs by Lisa Jones Studio
– Sunglasses by Craig&Karl
– And loads more!

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