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Thursday, July 10 2014

Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho @ The Photographers’ Gallery / until 13th July 2014

Under the Influence John Deakin and the Lure of Soho at The Photographers GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-20:00
Sun 11:30-18:00

@ The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street London W1F 7LW

Free entry

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk
www.artbookspublishing.co.uk

Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho, explores the hidden corners and colourful characters of 1950s and early 60s London Soho, as seen through the eyes of John Deakin (1912 – 1972).

Considered to be one of the greatest postwar British photographers, Deakin was renowned for his penetrating portraits, haunting street scenes and striking fashion work. The exhibition includes rarely seen and un-shown works including portraits of the painters Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and Francis Bacon. It also includes the writers Dylan Thomas, Daniel Farson and Jeffrey Bernard, the celebrated beauty and artist’s model Henrietta Moraes and Muriel Belcher, proprietor of the fabled drinking den The Colony Room.

Wednesday, July 9 2014

Radical Geometry @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 28th September 2014

kvaaglkl9wois95831drTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat-Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-22:00

@ Royal Academy of Arts, The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Piccadilly Site, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

www.royalacademy.org.uk

Tickets: £10 book online

From radical innovations in the use of colour and form to new materials like neon and interactive, kinetic sculpture, this exhibition reveals some of the most original art of the last 100 years.

The time: 1930s. The place: South America. The stage was set for a major innovation in art. Over the next 50 years, artists across five cities would pioneer a new visual language to express their deeply held beliefs about art and its power to change the world around them.

Radical Geometry brings together work from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros by some of the great innovators of South American modern art, from Torres-García in Uruguay to Lygia Clark in Brazil, from Maldonado in Argentina to Gego in Venezuela. Inspired by European artists such as Mondrian and Kandinsky, their bold experiments with space, movement and colour radically transformed the relationship between art and viewer.

Tuesday, July 8 2014

CONS Project: Journey Through LDN Sounds 002: Bass Culture @ Copeland Gallery / Saturday July 12th 2014

Journey Through LDN Sounds 002 Bass Culture at Copeland GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-03:00

@ Copeland Gallery, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham, London, SE15 3SN

Free entry apply for tickets online

www.conversecons.com

Journey Through LDN Sounds 002: Bass Culture returns with T.Williams, Hatcha & N-Type with Crazy D and Elijah & Skilliam with D Double headlining for the night.

Journey Through LDN Sounds is a series of raves, screenings, talks and exhibitions at the Peckham space, which celebrate symbolic underground music in London over the past 30 years. Curated by CONS Project London ambassador James Benenson.

Monday, July 7 2014

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK @ British Library / until 19th August 2014

Comics Unmasked Art and Anarchy in the UK at British LibraryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:30-18:00
Tue 9:30-20:00
Sat 9:30-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

@ British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Tickets: £9.50 book online

www.bl.uk

Comics Unmasked is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of mainstream and underground comics, showcasing works that uncompromisingly address politics, gender, violence, sexuality and altered states. It explores the full anarchic range of the medium with works that challenge categorisation, preconceptions and the status quo, alongside original scripts, preparatory sketches and final artwork that demystify the creative process.

Saturday, July 5 2014

Hipsters Don’t Dance @ Shacklewell Arms / Saturday 5th July 2014

Hipsters Don't Dance at Shacklewell ArmsTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-03:00

@ The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB

Entry: £5 all night (if you want your name added to the £3 list email names to hipstersdontdance@gmail.com)

www.soundcloud.com/hipsters-dont-dance

The monthly night for all things Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats and more is back at the Shacklewell Arms. You can find them in the back room recreating the feeling of Carnival in the middle of Dalston. Rum, batty riders, flags and more in their own World Carnival dance.

It’s an all HDD resident affair with Murlo alongside Kazabon & Hootie Who on the decks all night long. Make sure you perfect your Dutty Whine.

DJs:
Murlo (Mixpax/ UTTU)
Kazabon & Hootie Who

Thursday, July 3 2014

Apples & Pears bar

Apples and Pears barTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon closed
Tue-Thu 17:00-midnight
Fri-Sat 17:00-01:00
Sun 17:00-12:00

@ Apples & Pears bar, 26 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD

www.applesandpearsbar.com

Neighbourhood bar and music venue featuring fresh seasonal cocktails made from locally sourced ingredients.

Their bar team have created tasty in-house infusions with innovative twists, check the drinks menu.

Wednesday, July 2 2014

DocHouse July Programme @ Several Locations / Throughout July 2014

Monday 21st July
The Galapagos Affair: Satan came to Eden
A fascinating documentary about a handful of Europeans who couldn’t get along when they separately settled on one of the tiny uninhabited islands in the Pacific West of South America in the early 1930s.
Riverside Studios / 19:30 / £9.50 (£8.50 concessions) Book Tickets

Thursday 24th July
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? + Director Q&A
Director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal return with this gripping mystery. The body of an immigrant is found in Arizona’s ‘Corridor of Death’, the words Dayani Cristal tattooed across his chest are the only clue to his identity.
Rich Mix Cinema / 20.00 / £7 (£5 concessions) Book Tickets

Thursday 31st July
PINE RIDGE
It’s a long, hot summer in South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, the site of the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee. Through a series of intimate portraits we are introduced to the young heart of Native America – a generation ghettoised from society and severed from its roots.
ICA / 18:30 / £10 (£8 concessions) Book Tickets (Not available yet) keep eye on website

The Big Brooklyn Bowl Date: opening night @ Brooklyn Bowl / Thursday 17th July 2014

The Big Brooklyn Bowl Date at Brooklyn BowlTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30-02:00

@ Brooklyn Bowl, The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: from £14 book online

www.doingsomething.co.uk/brooklynbowl

The opening night of ‘The Big Brooklyn Bowl Date’ a new regular event at the hippest Williamsburgh import in The O2.

Part music venue, part restaurant, part bowling alley, it’s the ideal place for an activity based date with 600 of the most athletic singles in London.

Enjoy a craft beer on arrival, free rolling all night and funky Brooklyn inspired tunes from the resident DJ.

Ticket also includes a month membership to www.doingsomething.co.uk

Tuesday, July 1 2014

Digital Revolution @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 14th September 2014

Digital Revolution at Barbican Art GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
11:00-20:00
Thu:11:00-22:00

@ Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: £12.50 book online

www.barbican.org.uk

Digital Revolution is the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever to be staged in the UK.

The immersive and interactive exhibition brings together for the first time a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. It also looks at the dynamic developments in the areas of creative coding and DIY culture and the exciting creative possibilities offered by augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3-D printing.

Contribute to new commissions including Google’s DevArt, an installation by global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am and artist Yuri Suzuki and works by artists Umbrellium, Universal Everything, Seeper and Susan Kare (Mac Paint designer). Experience Oscar-winning visual effects behind Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, or go back in time to play classic videogames like Pacman and Space Invaders.

Saturday, June 28 2014

Spoke – cycling design and illustration @ CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building) / Saturday 28th June 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00–17:00

@ CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building), 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Free entry!

www.spokeldn.com

Bringing together over 25 of the country’s foremost artists, cyclists and design enthusiasts for the first time, the free event will celebrate everyone’s favourite two-wheeled mode of transport at this inventive illustration gathering.

From a special screen printing workshop run by Sonsoles Print Studio to an illustration competition from London Cycling Campaign, the all-day event will include performances by cycling themed musicians and DJs from SHED radio. A full list of artists, designers and illustrators exhibiting their work can be found below.

From hardy road bikers to fair weather enthusiasts, cyclists, art enthusiasts and the local people of London are encouraged to come and experience this one-off event. Spoke promotes and celebrates cycling through artists’ impressions and creative expression. Discover illustrators and designers who have adored the tranquillity, freedom and fun of cycling.

David Sparshott