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Thursday, May 22 2014

Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela To McCartney @ National Portrait Gallery / until 31st May 2014


Sat-Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu-Fri 10:00-21:00

@ National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Free entry


Hungarian-born photojournalist Michael Peto’s photographic career is celebrated in this new display organised in collaboration with the University of Dundee. The ten photographs by Michael Peto (1908-1970) taken in London during the 1950s and 1960s to go on display from 17 September 2013 will include the photograph shown to the right of Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton during the recording of the acclaimed BBC radio production of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood in October 1963.

Wednesday, May 21 2014

Sensational Butterflies @ Natural History Museum / until 14th September 2014

Sensational Butterflies at Natural History MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:50

@ Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

£5.50 or £19 family book online


Wander through the tropical butterfly house full of live, free-flying butterflies and moths and experience one of nature’s magical life cycles.

Spot species from around the world, fluttering above you and among the dense foliage.

Learn about the magical metamorphosis of these fragile creatures as you make your way through the exhibition, which also includes fun interactive displays for children.

Tuesday, May 20 2014

Contemporary Art Society: The Best Is Not Too Good For You @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 1st June 2014

Contemporary Art Society - The Best Is Not Too Good For You at Whitechapel GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 (Thu until 21:00)

@ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Free entry


Drawn from the collections of Contemporary Art Society member museums across the Midlands in England this display considers the notion of value in relation to fine and applied art and is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of opening up public and private collections for everyone.

Contemporary Art Society was founded in 1910 to support public museums and galleries across the UK, through acquisitions, gifts, advocacy and advice.

Monday, May 19 2014

Nike Phenomenal House @ Sorting Office / Monday 26th May – 31st May 2014

Nike Phenomenal House Risk EverythingTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Sorting Office is at: 21-31 New Oxford St, WC1 1BA

Tickets: free (some events require registration) book online


For one week only Nike Phenomenal House will open its doors to the public for a unique, diverse and action-packed celebration of fearless football and London’s love of the game.

Nike Football has curated a programme of one-off special events, the goal of which is to bring together London’s most passionate football fans from across the city. Fusing the worlds of music, style, innovation and football, Phenomenal House marks the beginning of an unforgettable summer of daring football.

Every day at Phenomenal House at the Sorting Office is open to the public.

Phenomenal House at the Sorting Office offers fans the opportunity to play small-sided football, skate in the pop-up skatepark, immerse themselves in Nike Football innovation, explore the latest in off-pitch style, customise sneakers and more throughout the day.

Entry to all events is free and some require registration.

Nike Phenomenal House at Sorting Office London

Saturday, May 17 2014

Yeah Maybe @ The Alibi / Saturday 17th May 2014

Yeah Maybe at The AlibiTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-03:00

@ The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB

Free entry


This month EVM128 headlines Dalston’s best free night. Good vibes guaranteed.

Fife (Yeah Maybe)
Colonel (Yeah Maybe)

Colonel’s Mid Life Crisis Mix by Yeah, Maybe on Mixcloud

Friday, May 16 2014

VIDEOKE @ Vibe Bar / Friday 16th May 2014


Doors: 20:30-01:00

@ Vibe Bar, 91-95 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Tickets: £10.75 book online


VIDEOKE is the club night that recreates and reinvents music videos live! Recreate the best music videos ever made and immerse yourself in a completely interactive music video experience.

- Video DJs projecting music videos on the walls
- Live acts
- Dancers
- Make-up artists to give you that rock star look
- Professional photo booth

Thursday, May 15 2014

Film4 Summer Screen @ Somerset House / Ticket Release / Friday 16th May 2014

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Thursday 7th August – Wednesday 20th August 2014

@ Somerset House,
The Strand, WC2R 1LA

Doors open 6.30pm, DJs from 7pm, Film starts 9pm.

Single Bills: £16
Double Bills: £20

Premieres £24

All ticket prices are subject to booking fees

Tickets are available from 10am FRIDAY 16TH MAY here
or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 847 1715

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House makes a welome return this summer to celebrate 10 years of cinema under the stars, with 14 nights of classic, cult, contemporary and never-seen-before films. All films are presented in the spectacular neoclassical setting of Somerset House’s 18th century courtyard on a giant 17 x 8 metre screen with full surround sound. Tickets go on general release on Friday 16th May and we suggest booking immediately to avoid disappointment, as these special events are guaranteed to sell out.

Thursday 7 August | UK Premiere of Two Days, One Night
Friday 8 August | Rosemary’s Baby
Saturday 9 August | A Fistful of Dollars & Mad Max 2
Sunday 10 August | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Monday 11 August | Sense and Sensibility
Tuesday 12 August | Annie Hall
Wednesday 13 August | UK Premiere of 20,000 Days on Earth
Thursday 14 August | The Great Beauty
Friday 15 August | Hairspray & Spring Breakers
Saturday 16 August | Ghostbusters & Big Trouble in Little China
Sunday 17 August | The Royal Tenenbaums
Monday 18 August | The 400 Blows
Tuesday 19 August | [Winner of Best of 10 Vote]
Wednesday 20 August | UK Premiere of What We Do In The Shadows

The UK Premieres of the highly anticipated films, Two Days, One Night and What We Do in the Shadows, bookend the season. This year, the centre-piece premiere comes fresh from the festival circuit; 20,000 Days On Earth documents the imaginary day-in-the-life of writer & singer Nick Cave (trailer below).

Over the course of the past decade, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House has become one of the UK’s favourite summer cinema seasons. It has shown more than 100 films to almost 200,000 people. Films have been introduced by their stars including Alan Rickman for Die Hard, Tippi Hedren for The Birds, Simon Pegg for Shaun of the Dead and Brian Blessed for Flash Gordon. Directors have brought their latest creations to the screen for the first time at Somerset House and hit the red carpet with their cast.

Accompanying Film4 Summer Screen: 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

Detailed information on Behind the Screen– a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities to celebrate 10 years of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House – will be announced shortly. Behind the Screen brings the world of cinema into sharper focus with special events and guests providing unique insights into a world that usually only exists on the big screen.

Back for a second year, Summer Screen Prints the Film Poster Exhibition curated by Print Club London presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, based on the films shown in the anniversary season. You can see the poster exhibition before the film begins and buy one of the limited-edition prints for £45 each.

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Wednesday, May 14 2014

Camden Create Festival @ pop-up venues across Camden Town / until Thursday 15th May 2014

Camden Create Festival at various venues in CamdenTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Pop-up venues across Camden Town, London

Tickets: around @£20 book online


A celebration of creative businesses and people of Camden featuring talks, workshops and events in iconic locations including Proud and The Hawley Arms.

Events include:
- Art and design
- Careers
- Entertainment
- Media

Tuesday, May 13 2014

Pop-Up Painting @ various venues / ongoing

Pop-Up Painting at various venuesTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various

Tickets: book online


Pop-Up Painting has brought the social painting concept to the UK with loads of popular events over the last year.

The events involve painting for novices (no experience needed) with help from professional artists in a fun atmosphere with music to match the theme.

The themed events include Pop Art, Art Deco, French Impressionism, Cubism and Contemporary art in venues across London ranging from Kensington to Shoreditch.

Monday, May 12 2014

Pop Up Ping Pong @ 55 Broadway / from Thursday 15th May – Sunday 18th May 2014

Pop Up Ping Pong at 55 BroadwayTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 08:00-23:00

@ 55 Broadway, St James’s Tube Station, 55 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BD

Tickets: £10 for half an hour ping pong table book online


One year ago, Pop Up Ping Pong began on a journey across London throwing ping pong parties filled with street food, music and drinks.

The events were often wild, never dull, sometimes hectic and always memorable. Now they’re at a new retro location at 55 Broadway within St James’s Park Tube Station.

Open from morning to evening catering to that much-needed morning endorphin boost, lunchtime boredom-buster and a fresh new hangout come nightfall.

Whether you’ll be indulging in the artfully concocted beverages at the cherry blossom bar or a game of ping pong under the neon lights.