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Monday, August 18 2014

The Jacob’s #SnackHappy Ice Cream Parlour @ pop-up in Soho / Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd August 2014


Thu 19:00-21:00
Fri and Sat noon-20:00

@ 15 Bateman Street, Soho, London W1D 3AQ


Fancy an ice cream but want something a little less… vanilla? The Jacob’s #SnackHappy Ice Cream Parlour is the place for you.

The makers behind some of the UK’s best loved savoury snacks, including Jacob’s Cream Crackers and Mini Cheddars, is opening the UK’s first solely savoury ice cream parlour on the evening of Thursday 21st August and then throughout the day on 22nd & 23rd in Soho.

The truly unique pop-up will combine everyone’s favourite Summer treat with a savoury twist of Jacob’s snacks – from ‘Blue Cheese & Crackers’ to ‘A Pint of Ale & a Packet of Twiglets’ the quirky selection of savoury ice creams is sure to take your taste buds for a spin…

And the best bit? It’s all free.

The Jacob’s SnackHappy Ice Cream Parlour

Sunday, August 17 2014

Interview with Cymon Eckel

What first brought you to east London?
A desire for discovery, music, fun, people, ideas and unearthing the strange. The Griffin was almost poetic on my first visit, it’s fantastic how the once ordinary becomes fascinating and unique.

Where do you think is hot at the moment for arts, going out and eating?
Considering the pop up nature of food and drink almost anywhere, this weekend I was at The Horniman museum where a farmers market features diversity such as; Barbican; a hairdressing stall alongside, Sri Lankan curries and Mr Muffin who delivers Savouries by a custom made bicycle, complete with handlebar moustache. On art I’m heading over to the RA for the summer show that looks great, otherwise just roaming, feeds me.

What are you favourite three cities around the world and why?
London, Berlin and New York, whilst not too much differential in the dynamics between these three, it’s the abundance of humans, creativity, output and ideas that keep me excited about visits there.

Visit Forge & Co’s website www.forgeandco.co.uk

Friday, August 15 2014

Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop @ pop up in Covent Garden / Friday 15th – Sunday 17th August 2014

Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop at pop up in Covent GardenTIME AND PLACE:

Fri and Sat 10:00-20:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

@ 4 East Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8HD

Free entry


Don’t forget your phones, they’re only taking social currency. No money.

Tweet #MJDaisyChain from the event in exchange for various items.

Thursday, August 14 2014

Useful + beautiful: contemporary design for the home @ Geffrye Museum / until 25th August 2014

Useful beautiful contemporary design for the home at Geffrye MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Tue-Sun noon-17:00 (closed Mondays)

@ Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8EA

Tickets: £5/£3 concessions bookings


Design influences the look of our homes and how we live in them. This special exhibition showcases innovation and creativity in domestic design from London and beyond, highlighting how designers respond to issues such as efficiency, sustainability, durability, usefulness and beauty. It will give a glimpse of what’s new and what we might expect to have in our homes in the future.

Useful + beautiful brings together recent work by both fresh new talents and well-established industry figures such as Jasper Morrison, Tord Boontje, Barber Osgerby, Doshi Levien and Tomoko Azumi. A broad range of domestic products, from furniture to wallpaper, lighting to homewares will be on show, spilling out into the museum’s gardens with a display of inventive garden furniture design. An element of interactivity will run throughout the show, and visitors will have the opportunity to try out some of the objects for themselves.

Wednesday, August 13 2014

Levi’s London Commuter Workspace @ New Inn Yard / until Sunday 17th August 2014

Levi’s London Commuter Workspace at New Inn YardTIME AND PLACE:

Mon-Thu 10:00-19:00
Fri 10:00-21:00
Sat-Sun noon-19:00

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

Free entry


Levi’s invites commuters to gather, connect and work together in London. Joining up with bike advocates around the globe, the space is designed for the modern commuter and features a range of offerings, including: breakfast juices, wifi, local artist collaborations, workshops and bike repair services.

Wednesday 13th – juice morning (9:30-10:30am)
Drop by the Workspace for a morning juice to kickstart your commute, whilst learning about the local ingredients that Peckham’s Ali Bab Juice and Matcha have sourced to go into their fruity creations.

Thursday 14th – workshop bike powered chocolate lathing (14:00-15:00)
Work with the designer of the Plume Mudguard on a bicycle-powered chocolate lathe. Chocolate, Bicycle, and lathe will be provided – just drop in to turn a treat.

Friday 15th – closing party with James Massiah and Friends (18:00-20:00)
Drinks and music to celebrate the opening of our London Workspace! Gin & Tonics served by The Travelling Gin, in partnership with Whitley Neill. Free bike valet provided by London Cycling Campaign.

The Art of Poetry @ The Roundhouse / Wednesday 13th August 2014


19:30 – LATE

@ Roundhouse (Studio Theatre)
Chalk Farm Road,

Entry: Tickets £12.50
Age 16-25?
Tickets are £5
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Twitter: @DeanAtta

Poet and writer Dean Atta and illustrator Ben Connors come together for an evening of charged spoken word and live art.

Mixing spoken word performance from Dean’s critically acclaimed debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger together with brand new work alongside live illustrations that lift the words from the page and animate the stage – this is not poetry as you know it.

Hosted by Deanna Rodger plus additional performances from Antosh Wojcik (Roundhouse Poetry Slam winner), Sarah Perry and Sophie Fenella (Roundhouse Poetry Collective).

‘One of the UK’s finest poets’
Time Out

‘Dean’s poetry is as honest as truth itself. He follows no trend; he seeks no favours … Beyond black, beyond white, beyond straight, beyond gay, so I say. You will be uplifted.’
Benjamin Zephaniah

Here’s a rehearsal video:

Tuesday, August 12 2014

Behind the Screen @ Somerset House until Wednesday 20th August 2014

Doors: 7pm behind-the-screen

@ Somerset House
The Strand, WC2R 1LA

Tickets still available £10
Alongside the sold out Film4 Summer Screen series, film fans can take a trip inside Somerset House for Behind the Screen – a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities. Behind the Screen brings the world of cinema into sharper focus with special events and guests providing unique insights into this year’s programme including a talk from Film4 Head of Productions Tessa Ross discussing her film inspirations, as well as 10 Years of Film4 Shorts, showcasing outstanding work from the past decade – you may be surprised by some of the familiar names in the credits!


Surrealist Dinner Party @ secret location in central London / Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th August 2014

Surrealist Dinner Party at secret location in central LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-01:00

@ Secret location in central London

Tickets: £45 book online (dinner, welcome cocktail, amusements and journeys)


Lemonade and Laughing Gas invite you to an immersive dining experience, as they reimagine and reconstruct the Diner de Têtes Surrealiste, dinner party.

Clues about the event are being unveiled in the weeks leading to the event, and for those that wish, a map will be available from three different starting points, to lead you to the party in the way that L&LG know best.

The eating part of the evening will be art installation crossed with experimental dining. The menu has been imagined by ex Moro chef Flo Hillier, and is inspired by the 1972 menu’s oddities such as ‘Chevres hurlant de Tristesse’ (roughly translated as ‘cheese of goat screaming in post-coital sadness’). Mixologist Alex Orwin will provide mind-bending cocktails and expertly paired drinks.

Thursday 14th August 2014
Friday 15th August 2014
Saturday 16th August 2014

Lemonade and Laughing Gas Surrealist Dinner Party

Friday, August 8 2014

Basement Jaxx headline RBMA @ Notting Hill Carnival party / Monday 25 August 2014


12:00 – 19:00

@ Under the Westway,
Corner of Portobello and Acklam Road,

Entry: £FREE

Sign up for Entry Ballot

Twitter: @RBMA
Facebook: Red Bull Music Academy

Its Carnival Season again and Redbull are back to throw their great celebration of cranival riddims.

As the Out-of-Offices start tumbling in, and the sounds of summer swell with the chorus of late night hedonism, the August bank holiday rolls ever nearer, and with it the promise of carnival. Red Bull Music Academy Sound System, a stalwart on the carnival circuit, returns with its vibe-infused miscellany of stomach-crunching bass, cocktails, and jerk delights.

Storming the headline slot – the frenetic, magnetic, rabble-rousing antics of UK house revolutionaries Basement Jaxx, dropping their hotly anticipated new album the very same day. Normally found topping the bill at the likes of Glastonbury, Wireless, The O2 Arena, Webster Hall, Pacha and other illustrious stages across the world, catching a DJ set in the more intimate confines of the Westway will be the coup of a lifetime. With two BRIT Awards under their belts and shows that have become near-mythologised for their heady rambunctiousness, this will be a carnival show-down to remember with special guests to be announced.

They’re joined by a host of acts who’ll be blessing the carnival crowd with their UK debut: Jamaican reggae/dub cohorts Protoje & Yaardcore, Tropkillaz who blend trap and tropical bass with the pelvic rhythms of their native Brazil, and RBMA alumnus Kalbata & Mixmonster, who’s newly released album Congo Beat The Drum (recorded between their studio in Israel and Kingston, Jamaica) sliced through the blogosphere to high critical kudos. They’ll also welcome first-generation dancehall MC Clapper Priest as part of their set. Soca-fuelled riddim fanatics Jus Now, fresh from repping their hometown at the RBMA Sound System at Bristol’s St Pauls Carnival, are back and bass-laden for the Notting Hill edition, whilst Mixpak Records, home to the sun-summoning likes of Dre Skull, Popcaan, Vybz, and Jubilee, bring their sonic powerhouse Mixpak Sound System to the fray. Finally, feverous bashment crew The Heatwave complete this year’s line-up, bringing the spirit of the Caribbean to the concrete jungle.

Guest list places will be free and available via ballot system, with hopeful entrants able to apply from Monday 11th August until Friday 15th August via redbull.co.uk/rbmacarnival (with applicants being informed w/c 18th August whether their entry was successful).

Sign up for the guest list ballot here: www.carnival.redbull.co.uk

1984 @ Playhouse Theatre / until 23rd August 2014


Mon-Sat 19:30
Wed and Sat matinee 14:30

@ Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5DE

Tickets: from £19.84 book online


Due to unprecedented demand, the production has been extended until 23 August 2014 (previously 19th July 2014).

George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most influential novels in recent history, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control.  Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality.

Filtering the spirit and the ambition of the novel through the lens of contemporary culture, this radical new staging explores surveillance culture, identity and how thinking you can fly might actually be the first step to flying.