Nike Women Race Series London @ Victoria Park / Sunday 21st June 2015


@ Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, London E3 5TB

This summer, London will be one of 20 cities around the world to host a race as part of the Nike Women’s Race Series – the world’s largest race series for women, which will unite female runners and enable them to experience and celebrate the power of sport.

Nike will inspire women of all levels to create a crew and together run their first or fastest 10k in London. Award-winning multi-platinum artist Ellie Goulding, top Nike athletes and women from the worlds of music, fashion, film and TV will come together to take on a new fitness challenge and share their passion for sport through a London lens.

Thousands of crews will unite for a 10k around East London’s iconic Victoria Park. Crews will be encouraged to bring their own personal edge to race day and run a course filled with music, light tunnels and the unexpected. As crews cross the finishline, they will receive a bespoke Alex Monroe finisher necklace designed exclusively for the race, and will be able to celebrate at a festival-style afterparty.

Digitally, runners can make every workout count with Nike+. The Nike+ Running App tracks time, distance, pace and calories burned and will offer a tailored 10k training programme for the race, while the Nike+ Training Club App enables women to get their own personal trainer anytime anywhere, ensuring they train strong for race day.

Nike+ Run Club
Join the NikeTown London Run Clubs for weekly runs. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Tuesday and Thursday (women only). Meet at 6pm for a 6:30pm start at NikeTown London, 236 Oxford Street, London W1N 9DS

Monday (women only) and Wednesday. Meet at 6pm for a 6:30pm start at Nike Running Covent Garden, 14-16 Neal Street, London WC2H 9LY

London Beer Week @ east and central London hubs / from Monday 16th February to Monday 23rd February 2015


East London hub
Tue-Sat midday-9pm, Sun midday-5pm

Central London hub
Mon-Sat midday-9pm, Sun midday-5pm

East London hub, Ely’s Yard, Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QR

Central London hub, 14 Newburgh Street, London W1F 7RT

Tickets: £10 book online

London Beer Week is the third festival to launch from Drink Up London and a true celebration of craft beers, ales, lagers and ciders alike, set against the backdrop of the capital. With pop-ups and parties, masterclasses and self-guided Beer Tours around some of the best venues in the city – London Beer Week really has something for everyone.

SymmetryBreakfast Valentine’s Special @ Mr. Buckley’s / Sunday 15th February 2015


Doors: 09:00-18:00

@ Mr. Buckley’s, 277 Hackney Road, London E2 8NA

Food £40 (for two people) book online
Cocktail masterclass £45 (for two people) book online

Join Mr Buckley’s with a loved one for an all day special Valentine SymmetryBreakfast love in!

Food includes breakfast, cocktails and juice or coffee. Gluten free and vegetarian options available.

Or you can learn how to mix three delicious cocktails with Tabasco and the East London Liquor Company. The 1.5 hour session includes a welcome Prosecco, cocktail demos and the chance to create three of your own hot cocktails. Also a goodie bag including a take-home cocktail making kit for two, gin minis and Tabasco chocolate.

Work It Valentine’s Ball @ The Laundry / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015


Doors: 22:00-04:00

@ The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN

Tickets: from £10 book online

Back for a huge Valentine’s special. Expect all their finest DJs and special guests.

A night guaranteed to be as smooooth as silk.

Truce Susan
Radi Dadi
Maxwell Jaye
Blackfoot Phoenix
Crack Stevens
Larry B
Mischa Mafia

Street Feast @ Hawker House / Fridays and Saturdays until 4th April 2015


Doors: 17:00 until midnight

@ Hawker House, 260-264 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, London E8 4DG

Free entry (£5 after 7pm)

The best things in life are three (see the original Die Hard films, the Hanson brothers and Walnut Whip multipacks). Don’t forget there are three levels to Hawker House and each one is brilliant in its own special way. Work your way up… then wander back down.

Level 1: Home to the best DJ you’ve never heard of, Michael Cook, as well as our Trader of the Week Smokestak. Level 1 is for drinking, dancing and dining on some of the best buns in London.

Level 2: Go there for classic Hawker House festival-sized cocktails, craft beers and Kimchinary. The Mexi-Korean Slow Braised Bulgogi Brisket Burrito is EPIC and best tackled head on.

Level 3: Make your way to the top for the Milk & Honey Mercury Lounge, Whisky Roulette and Wine Bar, where Rotorino wine boss Ruth Spivey has created a small but perfectly formed list of great wines from interesting producers. Bring some mates and grab a bottle of delicious Puglian Primitivo.

Shot Through The Heart – Valentine’s Extravaganza @ The Three Compasses / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015


Doors: 19:00-12:30

@ The Three Compasses, 99 Dalston Lane, London E8 1NH

Free entry

And there was you, thinking Valentine’s Day was rubbish. Get down to your local boozer and enjoy features such as ‘Cupid’s Free Postal Service,’ ‘Cupid Aint Got Nothin’ On Me’ Bow & Arrow Game.’ and ‘Tweet My Love Beat.’

Cupid’s Free Postal Service
Spotted someone you like on another table? Their very own Compass Cupid will be on hand to deliver notes*, arrows and shots (of the alcoholic variety) to your chosen beau. *Felt tips and paper will be provided

Cupid Aint Got Nothin’ On Me – Bow & Arrow Game
There’ll be chances throughout the night to win shots in our special Valentine’s archery game. It’s safe, I think.

Tweet My Love Beat
Involuntary swooning will take place due to our hot Valentine’s DJ, but tweet your fave ‘getting-it-on’ song and dedicate it to another table – best request wins a shot.

Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed – Joseph Kosuth @ Sprüth Magers London / 14th February 2015


Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

@ Sprüth Magers London, 7A Grafton Street, London W1S 4EJ

Free entry

Featuring work that dates from 1965 through to 2011, ‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed.’ offers an extensive overview of Joseph Kosuth’s oeuvre in neon. The show chronicles an almost 50-year investigation into the role of language and meaning in art, as well as Kosuth’s enduring use of neon, which he first developed as a medium in the 1960s (preceding Bruce Nauman, Mario Merz and Keith Sonnier, for example), when Kosuth considered the medium a form of ‘public writing’, without fine art associations.

The exhibition features 25 of Kosuth’s neon works, including one of the artist’s first neons Five Fives (to Donald Judd) [orange] (1965), alongside recent works such as three from his Beckett series (2011).

A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense @ Pace London / until 28th March 2015


Doors: Tue-Sat 10-6

@ Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET

Free entry

A momentous exhibition that takes inspiration the character and career of celebrated art dealer and pioneer, Robert Fraser.

Curated by his friend Brian Clarke, this exhibition will showcase many of the luminaries of the American and European contemporary art scenes that passed through his gallery.

The Robert Fraser Gallery was one of the preeminent galleries showing both emerging European and American artists in the 1960’s and 80’s in London.

Damien Hirst LOVE @ Paul Stolper / 21st February 2015


Doors: Monday-Saturday 10-6pm

@ Paul Stolper, 31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH

Free entry

Paul Stolper is proud to present LOVE, a pop-up exhibition of prints and sculptural editions by Damien Hirst. The exhibition will run from the 9th of February to the 21st of February 2015, over Valentine’s Day, and will focus exclusively on the theme of love.

The exhibition includes ‘LOVE Gold’, a portfolio of love heart prints each foil blocked with a single butterfly. Eight of the hearts are silkscreened and six are in gold leaf. Damien Hirst’s ‘LOVE Gold’ is the first of two portfolios, the second, titled ‘LOVE Silver’, will be released in June 2015. It will include eight silkscreen prints in colours different to ‘LOVE Gold’ and six prints in silver leaf, each foil blocked with a single butterfly.

Also included will be two love heart pill sculptures ‘♡YU4EVA’, as well as ‘Love Struck’, a heart pierced by a crossbow bolt suspended in a sweet jar.

Brunch @ Ping / from Saturday 7th February 2015


Doors: 12:00-18:00 (open till 02:00)

@ Ping, 180-184 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9QG

Tickets: £30 per person book online

Ping are opening their doors daytime for a bottomless brunch including unlimited prosecco, red or white wine.

Your meal can include a starter of antipasti, main of pizza and dessert.