Land of Kings @ Various venues in E8 and N16 / Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: midday-6am

@ Various venues in London E8 and N16

Tickets:
From £25 book online
Afterparty £5 book online

www.landofkings.co.uk

Dalston’s homegrown, multi-venue music and arts festival returns for its sixth year.

Sixteen hours of music, art, food and film. With a hoard of fresh faces, plus some familiar friends, this year’s roster of talent criss-crosses the breadth of Hackney’s effulgent creative heart, with a programme taking you across the neighbourhood from midday through till the dew-filled early hours.

Lineup:
2 Bears, Waze & Odyssey, Tom Vek (solo/AV show), Koreless, Nathan Fake, Boxed In, Psychemagik, Juce, Moxie, Public Information DJs, My Panda Shall Fly, Bugged Out, Krankbrother, Moshi Moshi, Deep Throat and more…

Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Art @ Protein Studios / until Sunday 15th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm (weekends 10am – 5pm)

@ Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY

Free entry

www.kemistrygallery.co.uk

Ranging from 1914 to the present day, the exhibition is a unique Kemistry-curated retrospective of some of the most iconic and exciting moments in graphic design history.

Artists include Alan Fletcher, Fredun Shapur, Hans Hillman, Ken Garland, Lou Dorfsman, Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser, Saul Bass, Anthony Burrill, James Joyce, Jean Jullien, Geoff McFetridge, Parra, Rob Lowe, Ryan Todd, Stefan Glerum, Zero Per Zero, Experimental Jetset, Geneviève Gauckler, plus anonymous works from important private collections of classic design images, including Polish cinema posters of the 1960s and the propaganda images of the Latin American radicals OSPAAL.

For ten years London’s Kemistry Gallery has been the UK’s leading exhibition space for cutting-edge graphic design, supporting and showcasing the brightest emerging talents (including Parra, UVA, Ben Eine and Yoni Alter) and classic masters (from Saul Bass and Ken Garland to Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast) alike.

East and West Cemetery @ Highgate Cemetery / open most of the year

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
East cemetery
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm last admission 3:30pm
Weekends 11am-4pm last admission 3:30pm

West cemetery
Mon-Fri one tour daily at 1:45pm (booking essential)
Weekend tours every half hour from 11am-3pm (tickets sold on the day, you cannot book)

@ Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, London N6 6PJ (Archway Tube)

Tickets:
East cemetery
£4

West cemetery
£12 book online

www.highgatecemetery.org

Highgate Cemetery has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. It is a place of peace and contemplation where a romantic profusion of trees, memorials and wildlife flourish.

With over 170,000 people in 53,000 graves, Highgate Cemetery is a place to remember the people who have gone before us and to celebrate their achievements.

East cemetery:
The most famous resident of Highgate Cemetery East is Karl Marx, whose monument attracts comrades and others from all over the world.

West cemetery:
Nowhere captures better than Highgate Cemetery West the special atmosphere of the Victorian cemetery. Visit by guided tour only.

Forever @ Birthdays / Friday 6th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:30-03:00

@ Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

Entry: £6 book online

www.birthdaysdalston.com

Chris Reed, also known as Plastician (formerly Plasticman), the DJ / Producer and owner of Terrorhythm Recordings.

Plastician is a name synonymous with groundbreaking and forward thinking electronic music. In his early years he was most noted for his involvement at the forefront of establishing both London’s Grime scene, and the Dubstep scene. He is unique in the sense that he is the only artist who is recognised as a true pioneer of both sounds from their humble beginnings. In more recent times, he has been globally recognised for his efforts to unearthing new and exciting music without boundaries, showcasing it in his sets and through releases on his record label, Terrorhythm Recordings, which is responsible recently for introducing the world to acts such as AWE, GANZ and Louis Futon among others. Never one to be put in a box, Plastician specializes in finding music that joins the dots between all that is exciting in bass music across the board.

DJs:
Plastician
Joker
Anton F

Game @ Almeida Theatre

Excellent timing for this sinister show based around our dilemmas on how best to tackle the rising cost of living and housing crisis.

The tagline ‘In a housing crisis, a young couple are offered a home of their own. But at what price?’ hints at the theme but doesn’t do the experience justice.

Without giving too much away (just trust us it’s a lot more interesting than sitting in front of a stage) it quickly becomes difficult to distinguish if you’re part of the show or a spectator and makes you think about what circumstances we may be forced to consider just to get by. It’s incredibly engaging and the best hour performance in London right now.

The show is on at the Almeida Theatre until Saturday 4th April 2015 with tickets from around £18 book online.

Come Out The Dance @ Dance Tunnel / Thursday 5th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10pm-late

@ Dance Tunnel, 95 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB

Tickets: free before 11pm, £3 before 12am, £5 after

Come Out The Dance is the new Dancehall focused monthly in collaboration with Charlie Dark (Run Dem Sound).

They will be joining the dots between Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats, Bass and everything in between no matter what era you prefer they’ve got all corners of the dance covered.

They will go back to back with Charlie Dark bringing you the signature World Carnival sound on the mighty Dance Tunnel Soundsystem.

The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Row Di Boat are not only encouraged but guaranteed.

Fête Hard or Go Home!

John Gerrard: Farm @ Thomas Dane Gallery / until 21st March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Fri 11-6pm, Sat 12-6pm

@ Thomas Dane Gallery, 3 & 11 Duke Street St James’s, London SW1Y 6BN

Free entry

www.thomasdanegallery.com

A second solo exhibition by Irish artist, John Gerrard (b. Dublin 1974) consisting of two new works. Gerrard is widely regarded as a pioneer of digital media. Deceptively looking like film or video, his works are simulations – virtual worlds, made using real-time computer graphics, a technology developed by the military and now used extensively in the gaming industry. Often exploring geographically isolated locations – be they the agrarian American Great Plains, remote reaches of the Gobi Desert, or sites of military exercises in Djibouti – the works frequently refer to structures of power and networks of energy that have coincided with the expansion of human endeavor in the past century. In Gerrard’s two new works, hyper-technology meets this sense of isolation again.

In early 2014, following his denial of access by Google Inc, Gerrard hired a helicopter and produced a detailed photographic survey of one the key physical sites of the internet – a Google data server building in Oklahoma, also known as a ‘data farm’. This survey was the starting point of his new work entitled Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma), 2015. It features a simulated ‘twin’ of the squat building flanked by diesel generators and powerful cooling towers. The work extends Gerrard’s ‘Grow Finish Unit’ series, which focuses on architecturally similar, computer-controlled park production units in the Midwestern USA.

#JohnGerrard Farm still captivating visitors #Google #DataFarm #PryorCreek #Oaklahoma

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British Life Photography @ Mall Galleries / Monday 2nd March to Saturday 7th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am to 5pm

@ Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists, Threadneedle Space, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5BD

Free entry

www.mallgalleries.org.uk

This brand new photographic competition is a showcase for contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life.

With ten separate categories documenting real life through original, illuminating, thought provoking, humorous and poignant imagery. Covering everything from; street life, rural life, portraiture and a special award for the best documentary feature, the awards celebrate British life and culture, whilst also highlighting the relevance and importance of photography to raise awareness and inform.

The competition is open to all photographers both amateur and professional.

Richard Serra @ Gagosian Gallery / extended until Wednesday 4th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue–Sat 10-6

@ Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JD

Free entry

www.gagosian.com

Richard Serra was born in San Francisco in 1938. He studied at the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Barbara) and at Yale University. He has lived in New York since 1966. His first solo exhibitions were held at Galleria La Salita, Rome (1966), and at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York (1969). His first solo museum exhibition was presented at Pasadena Art Museum (1970). Serra has since participated in several Documenta exhibitions (Kassel, 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987), and in the Venice Biennales of 1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013. Serra’s work has been shown in numerous solo museum exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1977); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1984); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1986 and 2007); and other museums in Europe, the U.S., and Latin America. In 2005, eight large-scale works were permanently installed at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. A traveling survey of Serra’s drawings was on view in 2011–12 at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Menil Collection, Houston. In April 2014, Serra installed a major permanent landscape sculpture in the desert of the Brouq Nature Reserve in western Qatar.