Work It @ Selfridges / until mid June 2015


Mon-Sat 9.30 – 21.00
Sun 11.30 – 18.00

@ Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB


From de-stressing evening workouts to learning a new skill at an exciting workshop – these are the events you need to revitalise your routine.

Join Makerversity’s resident makers for a series of immersive workshops. From guidance on creating beautiful personalised stationery to an inspirational infographics workshop, these events will help you to discover innovative and empowering ways of working.

Netil360 Launch Weekend @ Netil House / from Friday 1st May to Monday 4th May 2015


Doors: various

@ Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

Tickets: various

With spring now in full swing it is time for Netil360 to come out of hibernation, re-launching and re-opening on Friday May 1st with a 4-day weekend of public bank holiday events to introduce a very special 360summer.

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 @ The Photographers’ Gallery / until 7th June 2015


Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm
Thu, 10am – 8pm
Sun, 11.30am – 6pm

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


The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 is an annual prize established by The Photographers’ Gallery, London in 1996 and in partnership with Deutsche Börse Groupsince 2005. The annual award of £30,000 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which is felt to have significantly contributed to photography in Europe between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2015.

This year’s shortlist reflects a diversity of attitudes towards the medium underpinned by an exploration into new and unexpected modes of presentation incorporating video, text, object and wall-based photographic displays.

The winner will be announced at a special award ceremony held at The Photographers’ Gallery on 28 May 2015.

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize from The Photographers' Gallery on Vimeo.

Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process @ Tate Britain / until 17th May 2015


Doors: 10am – 6pm

@ Tate Britain, Millbank London SW1P 4RG

Tickets: £16 book online

This major exhibition presents the result of a unique collaboration between artist Nick Waplington (b. 1965) and the acclaimed fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969–2010).

Providing a rare behind-the-scenes look into one of fashion’s most innovative and celebrated names, Waplington’s photographs capture the creative journey of McQueen’s final Autumn/Winter collection, Horn of Plenty in 2009. The critically acclaimed collection was an iconoclastic retrospective of McQueen’s career in fashion, reusing silhouettes and fabrics from his earlier collections, and creating a catwalk set out of discarded elements from the sets of his past shows.

Waplington’s photographs reveal a raw and unpolished side of the fashion world. Candid images of McQueen’s working process are juxtaposed with rigorously produced photographs of recycling plants and landfills to create a powerful commentary on destruction and creative renewal – themes at the heart of the Horn of Plenty collection.

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 25th May 2015


Sat–Wed: 10am–6pm
Thu–Fri: 10am–9pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12–6pm

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: £12 book online

This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Ranging from mass-produced memorabilia and popular collectibles to one-of-a-kind curiosities, rare artefacts and specimens, these collections provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions of artists.

While some artists are connoisseurs, others accumulate hoards of objects, never letting anything go. Many live with and make direct use of their collections and others keep them under wraps or in storage. Collecting objects for research and study is key to the practice of many artists in the exhibition. Presented alongside examples of their work, their collections, in turn, help to elucidate their art.

Featured artists:
Peter Blake
Hanne Darboven
Edmund de Waal
Damien Hirst
Howard Hodgkin
Dr Lakra
Sol LeWitt
Martin Parr
Jim Shaw
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Andy Warhol
Pae White
Martin Wong/Danh Vo

London Marathon: spectator info @ central London / Sunday 26th April 2015


From: 09:00-early afternoon

@ Various locations Free

Official information to help friends and relatives going to support runners. Including the best viewing points along the marathon course.

The downloadable PDFs below feature maps of the entire route and a detailed map of the finish area – along with info on where you should meet your loved ones after the race.

Map 1
The first six miles: Blackheath – Woolwich – Greenwich

Map 2
Miles seven to 22: Greenwich – The Tower – The Isle of Dogs

Map 3
The home stretch, Miles 23 to the Finish: London Bridge – The Mall

Map 4
The Finish area

Map 5
The complete set (all four of the above maps)

Secret 7″ @ Somerset House / until Sunday 3rd May 2015


Doors: 10am-6pm

@ Somerset House, Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Free entry

Annual project that brings music and art together for a good cause, has returned for 2015 bigger and better than ever before.

As with years gone by, the list of contributors for 2015 reads like a who’s who of the most culturally important artists, designers and creatives around. Notable contributors include Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Martin Parr, Sir Paul Smith, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Urs Fischer, Bob & Roberta Smith, Modern Toss, Tatty Devine, Paul Insect, Bompas and Parr, Pure Evil, Stanley Donwood and Goldie to name a few.

All these and hundreds more have created bespoke, one-of-a-kind sleeve designs for seven iconic tracks.

Pop Up Screens: Science Flicktion @ Chelsea Old Town Hall / from 15-17th May 2015


Doors: various

@ Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Tickets: £18 or £12 for students book online

Watch your favourite sci-fi flicks joined by scientists and comedians to discuss the science involved in the Alien, Apollo 13, Terminator 2, Shaun of the Dead and Good Will Hunting.

Before each film starts there will be a short introduction answering some of the big questions like why zombies can’t run or why face huggers hug, and then the commentary will continue into the films when the movie is paused and the scientist explains the science of exactly what you’re seeing on screen.

Women Fashion Power @ Design Museum / until 26th April 2015


Doors: 10am – 5.45pm

@ Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Tickets: £13 (entry to the museum, three exhibitions) book online

Designed by the world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, this exhibition brings together exclusive interviews, an immersive multimedia journey and unique historic pieces of clothing to form the most wide-ranging presentation of modern fashion ever to be shown in the UK. Discover how women from Dame Vivienne Westwood to Natalie Massenet and Princess Diana to Anne Hidalgo have used fashion as an important tool of self-expression and empowerment to build reputation, attract attention and assert authority.

The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay @ Tate Modern / until 9th August 2015


10.00–18.00, Sunday – Thursday
10.00–22.00, Friday – Saturday

@ Tate Modern, The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Level 3, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £16 book online

Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art.

Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, she celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay.

This will be the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of her vibrant artistic practice across a wide range of media. It will feature the groundbreaking paintings, textiles and clothes she made across a sixty-year career, as well as the results of her innovative collaborations with poets, choreographers and manufacturers, from Diaghilev to Liberty.