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Friday Late: Pushing Buttons @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 28th August 2015

Friday late v and aTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30-22:00

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

Come push the buttons as radical videogame design takes over the V&A.

Play, make and spectate in arcades,workshops and performances that will take you from the rebellious world of altgames through to the massive cultural phenomenon of eSports.


fig-2 @ ICA / until 20th December 2015


Tuesday to Sunday 11am–11pm
Exhibitions 11am–6pm (Thu 11am–9pm)

@ ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Entry £1

50 projects over 50 weeks in the ICA Studio, in association with Outset.

Openings every Monday from 6-8pm throughout 2015.

Fig-2 is a revival of the project fig-1, which was conceived and developed by Mark Francis and Jay Jopling in 2000. Experimental in its nature, each project was programmed only a few weeks in advance to maintain as much spontaneity as possible.

#FamilyatTheO2 #MatesatTheO2 #DatesatTheO2 @ The O2, North Greenwich / This Summer


Doors: various

@ The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX (full list of offers)

Staycationing? Getting over the holiday blues? The O2 has loads of summer treats for you. Whether you’re with mates, family or on a date, make sure you do it #AtTheO2

Looking for ideas to entertain kids? Have a look at #FamilyatTheO2

Planning drinks or dinner with friends? Make the most of it with exclusive offers and events for #MatesatTheO2

Special occasion or just a mid-week treat? Whether you’re after candlelit or casual check out the special romantic venues for #DatesatTheO2

David Mabb: Announcer @ / William Morris Gallery / until 27th September 2015


Wed–Sun 10am–5pm

@ William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP

Free entry

William Morris and Russian artist El Lissitzky both wanted to change people lives through their art. Whilst Morris saw beauty in the past, Lissitzky sought a new visual language for the future.

In his latest work, British artist David Mabb celebrates the utopian ideas of these two men through their seminal book designs: Morris’s Kelmscott Chaucer and Lissitzky’s For the Voice, a revolutionary book of poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky considered one of the finest achievements in Russian avant-garde bookmaking.

Comprising 30 canvasses, Announcer takes over the gallery space, interweaving and contrasting the two designs so that Morris and Lissitzky’s graphics are never able to fully merge or separate.

Tub Tropicana @ Hot Tub Cinema / booking opens Wednesday 19th August 2015


Doors: various

@ Space, 129 – 131 Mare Street, Hackney London E8 3RH

Tickets: around £24

The simple but magical formula for truly memorable night out is: great films, amazing spaces, lots of hot tubs and add water.

Don’t just watch films, celebrate them! Dress up, sing, dance, drink, play and most of all enjoy your favourite films, alongside friends old and new. Oh, and did we mention you do all this in a hot tub?

You can book a whole tub to share with six of your nearest and dearest, or you can buy a pair or more tickets to share with others and make a few new friends along the way.

Every tub has one of our delightful tub waiters, to service your every whim, need and desire (within reason).

Films include:
– Pitch Perfect
– Borat
– Bridesmaids
– Lion King
– Dirty Dancing
– Superbad (with
– Free Willy (original)
– Hairspray

Hot Tub Cinema – Indoor Series 2012/13 from Eventide Films on Vimeo.

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 27th September 2015


Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £11.50 book online

From a basement in New York, Joseph Cornell channelled his limitless imagination into some of the most original art of the 20th century. Step into his beguiling world at this landmark exhibition.

Cornell hardly ventured beyond New York State, yet the notion of travel was central to his art. His imaginary voyages began as he searched Manhattan’s antique bookshops and dime stores, collecting a vast archive of paper ephemera and small objects to make his signature glass-fronted ‘shadow boxes’.

These miniature masterpieces transform everyday objects into spellbinding treasures. Together they reveal his fascination with subjects from astronomy and cinema to literature and ornithology and especially his love of European culture, from the Romantic ballet to Renaissance Italy.

Wanderlust brings together 80 of Cornell’s most remarkable boxes, assemblages, collages and films, some never before seen outside the USA. Entirely self-taught, the independence of Cornell’s creative voice won the admiration of artists from Marcel Duchamp and the Surrealists, to Robert Motherwell and the Abstract Expressionists, with echoes of his work felt in Pop and Minimalist art.

Download the ‘Exhibition in focus’ guide

International Rum Day @ various bars across London / Sunday 16th August 2015


Doors: all day

@ Various bars in London

Havana Club have scoured London for bars serving the best, most authentic Cuban mojitos. No fancy twists, just fresh ingredients and Havana Club ‘3 Años’.

The mojito is the UK’s no. 1 cocktail, and we know how much Londoners enjoy a refreshing drink with friends on a warm summer’s evening. So Havana Club has set about finding bars in London (and the rest of the UK) serving the real deal – authentic Cuban mojitos mixed just how they are in Cuba.

The bars whose Mojitos met the strict standards adhered to by the Cubans are all in the map below!

-5th View, W1
-Amuse Bouche, SW6
-Baltic, SE1
-Bedroom Bar, EC2
-Central & Co, W1
-Cottons, EC1
-El Paso Bar, EC1
-Harrisons, SW12
-Hemingways, SW19
-Kosmopol, SW10
-Lost Angel, SW11
-Marquis of Westminster, SW1
-Patch, EC4
-Rise 46, SW11
-Rubys, N16
-So Bar, TW9
-The Coachmakers, W1
-The Cuban, NW1
-The Cut Bar, SE1
-The Printhouse, E15
-The ToyShop, SW15
-The Waterway, W9
-The Winchester, N1
-Union Bar, W2
-Union, W4
-Wells Tavern, NW3

The Institute of Sexology @ Wellcome Collection and Library / until 20th September 2015


Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00 – 18:00
Thu 10:00 – 22:00
Sun 11:00 – 18:00

@ Wellcome Collection and Library, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

A candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. Undress your mind and join us to investigate human sexuality at ‘The Institute’, the first of our longer exhibitions. Featuring over 200 objects spanning art, rare archival material, erotica, film and photography, this is the first UK exhibition to bring together the pioneers of the study of sex.

From Alfred Kinsey’s complex questionnaires to the contemporary National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), ‘The Institute of Sexology’ investigates how the practice of sex research has shaped our ever-evolving attitudes towards sexual behaviour and identity. Moving between pathologies of perversion and contested ideas of normality, it shows how sex has been observed, analysed and questioned from the late 19th century to the present day.

‘The Institute of Sexology’ tells the complex and often contradictory story of the study of sex through its pioneers, including Magnus Hirschfeld, Sigmund Freud, Marie Stopes, Alfred Kinsey, Margaret Mead, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, and the team behind Natsal. It highlights the profound effect that the gathering and analysis of information can have in changing attitudes and lifting taboos.

The show features contemporary artworks exploring sexual identity by artists Zanele Muholi, John Stezaker, Sharon Hayes and Timothy Archibald. A new commission by artist Neil Bartlett will revisit the sex survey, joining visitors with the hundreds of thousands of anonymous participants whose personal accounts underpin the study of sex.

Sonos Studio London: Zine Vol.2 exhibition @ Protein Studios / Friday 14th August 2015


Doors: from 7:30am-6pm

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

Tickets: book online for free!

Sonos Studio Vol.2 is the second edition of a quarterly magazine from Sonos.

Vol.2 celebrates the world of our London collaborators working in sound, music, art and technology including Giles Martin, Hudson Mohawke, Yuri Suzuki, Charlie Dark, NTS, Random International, Tom Dixon, The Royal College of Art, Roisin Murphy, 22 Tracks, Abbey Road Studios and more.

The day features interactive sound installations, Frame yoga, music, talks, art and tech talks.

Free workshops:
7:30-8:30am Frame Yoga with Frame Director Pip Black
8:30-9:30am Sonic Bells exercise

Yuri Suzuki Presents OTOTO
Marshmallow Laser Feast – VR
RCA SoundBoObject

CREAM Cafe: NTS Takeover:
NTS DJs 1pm-4pm

Open House London @ various amazing venues / 19th and 20th September 2015


Doors: various

@ Various buildings across London

Free entry (some buildings require booking in advance)

Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture.

The intention was to open up London’s splendid buildings to the general public who don’t otherwise have access as a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.

Do I need to book?
Entry to a few of the properties will require booking in advance. Relevant contact details will be given for you to do this.

Do I need to pay for entry?
Open House London is a free event.

Do I need to buy a guide to see the participating buildings?
Buildings will be listed on the Open House London website from 14th August.

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