Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 @ ICA / until 25th January 2015


Tue-Sun 11am–11pm (venue)

11am–6pm except Thu 11am–9pm (exhibitions)

@ Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Lower and Upper Galleries, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Free entry (£1 day membership)

Works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools from 1,400 submissions.

This year printmaking, moving image and performance occupy much of the final selection as well as an interest in modes of production and materiality.

Artists explore themes linked to:

Current affairs (Marco Godoy, Melissa Kime, Milou van der Maaden)

Human behaviour (Simon Senn, Lucy Beech, Stacey Guthrie)

Language (Matt Copson, Alice Hartley, Imran Perretta)

Desire (Yi Dai, Katie Hayward, Racheal Crowther, Tajinder Dhami)

The body (Bee Flowers, Yussef Hu, MKLK, Adam Wallace, Xiao-Yang Li)

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age @ Barbican Centre / until 11th January 2015


Sat-Wed 10am–6pm
Thu-Fri 10am–9pm

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: around £12 book online

Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.

From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, we invite you on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture.

Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography in revealing hidden truths in our society.

London New Year’s Day Parade 2015 @ central London / Thursday 1st January 2015


From: noon-15:30

@ Starts Piccadilly, ends Parliament Square


London’s New Year’s Day Parade has evolved into one of the world’s great street spectaculars with up to 10,000 performers from across continents, hundreds of thousands of spectators, and a ‘live’ TV audience of several hundred million.

The Parade starts at 12 midday on Piccadilly at the junction with Berkeley Street near Green Park Tube Station and finishes at 3.30 pm in Parliament Square.

The Parade route is – Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Street.

See the route on Google Maps.

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny @ BBC2 / New Year’s Eve Wednesday 31st December 2014


Doors: 23:20

@ BBC2


Jools Holland presents the 22nd edition of his New Year’s Eve musical extravaganza, as he sees out 2014 with a host of stars.

The line-up features British singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith and Joss Stone, while America is represented by 1960s pop singer Ronnie Spector, blues musician Boz Scaggs, soul singer William Bell and country band Hayseed Dixie. Plus, Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne perform their chart-topping single Rather Be and there are appearances by former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson and Hootenanny regular Ruby Turner, while the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards play in the new year in traditional fashion.

Shopping @ London Designer Outlet / open year round


Doors: 10:00-20:00 (restaurants open later)

@ London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley, London HA9 0QL

Free entry

Over 70 stores, 15 restaurants and cafes as well as a 9 screen Cineworld complex in an exciting, vibrant, contemporary and cosmopolitan environment.

It is the destination for outlet shopping, eating and entertainment in the capital – open seven days a week, morning to night.

Get bargains from leading high street names, aspirational labels and lifestyle brands at outlet prices of up to 70% off RRP.

Dine in relaxed and stylish surroundings, choose from a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés offering the best world cuisine.

See what else is on by visiting their Events webpage.

Disobedient Objects @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until 1st February 2015


Daily 10:00–17:30
Friday 10:00–21:30

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), The Porter Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change.

It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

Disobedient Objects focuses on the period from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges.

On display are arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murders.

The Christmas Launch Party @ Dee Dees Jazz bar / Saturday 20th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:Screen shot 2014-12-20 at 20.55.21

Doors: 19:00 till late

@ Dee Dees Jazz bar, 77 Herne Hill, London SE24 9NE

Entry: FREE

Hidden Secret Presents the Christmas Launch Party @ Dee Dees Jazz bar

Dee Dee’s boasts one of the largest selections of spirits and liquors in London.

With over 100 Cocktails, 128 different whiskeys and 13 different types Jack Daniels

Live performances on the night from.
Lush: @Lushonline
Beverly Ely: @Beverley_ely

Djs on the night playing the freshest tracks to keep you in the festive spirit and shaking a leg.

DJ Y2Kriss
DJ Suave

Plus giveaway’s from our sponsor SpectrumLdn.

Simian Mobile Disco @ XOYO / Saturday 20th December 2014


Doors: 21:00-04:00

@ XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AP

Tickets: advance sold out, plenty on the door arrive early (21:00)

Simian Mobile Disco become XOYO’s 4th quarter residents of 2014. As they release their brand-new album Whorl.

Room 1:
Simian Mobile Disco

Room 2:
i-D presents Romare