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Wheels & Waves @ Hoxton Gallery / until 10th September 2016


Doors: 12:00-19:00

@ Hoxton Gallery, 59 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX

Free entry

Each year riders and surfers gather in Biarritz France to share their knowledge and passion for riding; whether on bikes or waves. Tom Cockram brings his talent for capturing expression, movement and surroundings to the subjects displayed in this series. The portraits demonstrate his signature focus on character while the striking landscapes and atmospheric detail shots convey the mood of the festival and the enthusiasts that attend.

Future is Primitive: premier @ House of Vans / Friday 9th September 2016


Doors: 19:00

@ House of Vans, Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW

Free entry

The UK and European premiere of Japanese film maker Katsuya Nonaka’s skateboard and shakuhachi documentary Future is Primitive is set to screen at House Of Vans London on Friday 9th September’s edition of #SkateFryDays.

In Future is Primitive, Nonaka talks to leading skaters from all around the world, as well as Japanese and non-Japanese players of the traditional bamboo flute, the shakuhachi.

Although these are two seemingly very different activities, both are now encountering changing status and a rise in popularity. A new version of the shakuhachi is being manufactured which is easier to play alongside Western orchestral instruments and skateboarding has just been confirmed as being a recognised sport in 2020’s Tokyo Olympics.

Alongside the screening, Katsuya Nonaka will be participating in a Q&A with Daphne Greca from Brixton’s Baddest skate shop.

Citizen activated space – Museum of Skateboarding @ Calvert 22 / until 11th September 2016


Doors: Wed—Sun 12pm—6pm

@ Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP

Free entry

Part three is a new commission by Calvert 22 Foundation that will explore the individual’s participation in the activation of public space with Russian artist Kirill Savchenkov.

Museum of Skateboarding is a mixed media installation that considers skateboarding not just as a form of exercise, but also as a visceral way to explore and reflect on the contemporary city space. The project studies the secret language of the sport, illustrating how certain architectural interventions or objects can be understood through skateboarding.

Participating artist: Kirill Savchenkov.

For the ideological champions of utopian society, architecture is a clear and potent manifestation of a society’s power, influence and status. From the gothic might of Stalin’s seven Vysotki to Astana’s gleaming Bayterek Tower, giant structures loom over the citizens of the former Soviet Union, signifying the grand ambitions of their rulers, past and present. Power and Architecture is a season that will explore the design of the built environment and its use as a device of influence, both physically characterising the skyline, and psychologically in relation to the people who live in its shadow.

Across the post-Soviet world, there is a common thread running through architectural styles. From grand monuments and high-rise cathedrals of geometric correctness to homogenised concrete blocks, repetitious and standardised landmarks to public art, we see the echoes of space designed with the futuristic ideologies of socialism, transitioned into the globalised hegemony of capitalism.

What effect do these architectural structures, designed by one regime and inherited by another, have on the people who live with their legacy? How is public space re-defined through external forces such as privatisation and capitalism, or re-used through independent culture and recreation? Power and Architecture will seek to answer these questions, looking at the evolution of the relationship between cities, public space and their citizens throughout contrasting eras.

Part 1: Utopia and Modernity
Already finished

Part 2: Dead space and ruins
Already finished

Part 3: Citizen activated space — Museum of Skateboarding
Until 11 September

Part 4: The afterlives of Modernity — shared values and routines
15 September – 9 October

Launch week @ Camden Assembly / from 15th – 25th September 2016


Doors: various

@ The Camden Assembly 49 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN

Tickets: book online

New lively and unpretentious music venue in Camden from the team behind XOYO. The launch week has an epic lineup!

The Chalk Farm Road venue has 400 capacity, a top of the range sound system and is set to become a new home for emerging and established performers.


  • Weekend club nights
  • Monday student nights
  • Tuesday pub quiz

Lucky Chip take up residence in the kitchen. Recognised as one of the best burgers in London. The venue will sit in the epicentre of Camden’s resurgence and redevelopment. Voodoo Rays and KERB street market are set to open in the area!

Launch week:

  • Thursday 15th September AJ Tracey & Dave, Yxng Bane, Seb Chew
  • Friday 16th September GRIP: Pub Rave with The 2 Bears
  • Saturday 17th September MikeQ, Teki Latex, L-Vis 1990, Rushmore
  • Sunday 18th September Soweto Kinch (live), Andrew Ashong (live), Binker & Moses (live) and Laura Misch
  • Monday 19th September Tropical: student night launch party
  • Tuesday 20th September Lucky Chip launch party (sold out)
  • Wednesday 21st September Valerio Tricoli (live), Skyh1, Hex
  • Thursday 22nd September D Double E, Abra Cadabra, YGG
  •  Friday 23rd September Spector (live), Faris Badwan DJ set
  • Saturday 24th September BBC AZN Network Takeover with Venus X, Mr. Charizma, Manara, 2 Shin, Sweyn J
  • Sunday 25th September Temples (live) and special guests

Africa Utopia @ Southbank Centre / until Sunday 4th September 2016


Doors: various

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: free and some talks require booking, buy a weekend pass online

Discover art and ideas from Africa that are changing the world. Championed by Africa Utopia artistic collaborator, Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, Africa Utopia presents talks, workshops, music and performances that celebrate the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents.

Highlights include the return of Chineke! Orchestra, following their debut at the festival last year, and Mandela Trilogy, an epic operatic tribute to Nelson Mandela.

The programme features a host of artists, activists and entrepreneurs. Speakers include Senegalese musician and activist, Baaba Maal; author of Rape: A South African Crisis, Professor Pumla Gqola; and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Baroness Valerie Amos.

Explore social power dynamics in a play by Adura Onashile, learn traditional and contemporary African dance, listen to inspiring spoken word and discover the kaleidoscopic sounds of Asya Satti’s blues and soul.

Plus, you can taste authentic African cuisine from across the continent at our street food market.

Rooftop Film Club and Birdies Crazy Golf: end of summer season @ Roof East (Stratford) / until 30th September 2016 🎦 🏌


Cinema open various times
Birdies Crazy Gold open Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-12pm, Sun 12pm-10:30pm

@ Roof East, Floor 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1XE

Cinema £15 book online
Birdies Crazy Golf £8-9 book online

Head to Roof East to enjoy the final summer screen offerings featuring cult films and newest blockbusters.

If you fancy practicing your gold swing tee-up with a round of high altitude crazy golf and play the bespoke nine-hole course with loops, half-pipes, hidden putt-off prizes and an elevated 5 ft drop onto the sixth hole! Golfers with the best score win free crazy gold for life!!!

Just Jam @ Barbican / Saturday 8th October 2016 🎶


Doors: 20:00

@ Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: around £15 book online

Showcasing the best in underground electronic music from around the world, online channel Just Jam goes to the Barbican stage, with live sets from MCs, DJs and producers paired with psychedelic visuals.

With big names in Bass, House, Grime and more alongside the emerging artists pushing the genres forward, with washed-out imagery mashed up and remixed in time with the music, recreating the electric atmosphere from Just Jam’s modest Dalston studio on a bigger scale.

Founded by Don’’s Tim & Barry in 2009, Just Jam has gained cult status as a hub for cutting-edge talent from the world’s Bass music scenes. First taking over the Barbican Hall in 2014 with a line-up that brought together everyone from Grime kingpins Skepta and JME to Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, this latest live edition of Just Jam promises to be another whirlwind show that’ll have you struggling to stay in your seat.

Great Fire 350 @ various venues / until 4th September 2016 🔥


Doors: various times

@ Various venues around London

Tickets: most events free

Uncover the stories of the Great Fire of London with Great Fire 350, a series of events across the City of London and beyond.

At the centre of the Great Fire 350 commemorations, London’s Burning reimagines the Great Fire of 1666 through the vision of contemporary artists, writers and thinkers. London’s Burning is a festival of arts and ideas.

Experience spectacular installations, talks and events until 4th September, all brought to you by Artichoke.

Boiler Room x Deviation x Guinness at Disya Jeneration Sound System @ Notting Hill Carnival / Sunday 28th – Monday 29th August 2016


Open: 12:00–19:00

@ Notting Hill Carnival, Powis Terrace, London, W11 1, United Kingdom

Free entry

For the first time in its 50 year history, we will partner with legendary London sound systems Rampage, Disya Jeneration, Aba Shanti-i, Channel One, Gladdy Wax, Nasty Love, King Tubby, Saxon Sound and Deviation to stream over 42 hours worth of performances. Whether you’re watching live or on the other side of the world, Boiler Room will showcase the best British black music around. This will be Notting Hill Carnival in its rawest form: unfiltered, uncensored, uncut.

RSVP on Facebook.

Street Feast @ Dalston Yard / every Friday and Saturday summer 2016


Doors: noon till late

@ Hartnell Street, London E8 3DU

Free before 7pm, £3 after

The International Capital of Street Food is open every Fri/Sat with 16 fantastic traders, 12 brilliant bars and unrivalled vibes.

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