IKEA are celebrating 30 years of The Wonderful Everyday in style. This month they are hosting The IKEA House Party, an immersive experience that explores how British lives, tastes and styles have changed through the decades. 🏡
Set over four floors in a central London space, visitors can enjoy a taste of life at home in the 80s, 90s and 00’s – and even a look ahead to what the next 30 years might bring.
The celebration continues in your local IKEA store this half term. Experience an immersive ‘4 decades in 4 minutes’ virtual reality tour of our homes over the last 30 years.
12:00 – 18:00
19 Greek Street, London W1D 4DT
Zhongguo 2185 (China 2185) is an exhibition of ten young artists from China, whose works address the shifting cultural contexts of China – past, present, and future – while also moving far beyond those social and geographical confines. 🇨🇳
The exhibition draws its title from Liu Cixin’s 1989 ‘critical utopian’ Science Fiction novel, ‘Zhongguo 2185’, which was written during the rapid socio-political reforms of the 1980s, and remains unpublished to this day – circulating only on the internet. The exhibition harnesses the ‘critical openness’ that early Chinese Science Fiction utilised and advocated in the face of authoritarian rule. It gestures towards potential futures while also constructing a critical vision of the past and present.
Curated by Victor Wang 王宗孚, Zhongguo 2185 examines a new lexicon of Chinese contemporary art – presenting a cross- section of work that complicates and disrupts the premise of a unified visual form and national aesthetic that has often been attached to Chinese ‘contemporaneity’. Bringing together new, existing and site-specific commissions and artworks, this exhibition – comprised solely of artists born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76 – uses the literary mode of Science Fiction (often deployed as a guise for political and personal concerns) as an entry point for exploring the frameworks that underpin contemporary art in China, and its current accelerated production.
Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 6pm
Sadie Coles, 62 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QN
Pop is a movement that has been explored and celebrated in many ways; Marilyn, Flowers, Lips, Gun, Mirror, Cactus approaches the concept from a new perspective – that of an immersive experience with a design element, to transform the way visitors interact with the gallery space and works on display.
Paintings by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann are shown for the first time in the UK among a limited edition of Gufram’s iconic Cactus, specially commissioned for Ordovas.
Ordovas, 25 Savile Row, London W1S 2ER
KERB are celebrating 5 years of street food trailblazing with a star-studded birthday bonanza including a two night party, special guest Alumni trading at KERB Gherkin lunch market and the launch of the KERB LIFE podcast.
KERB are bringing back old faces (KERB Alumni) to trade alongside the new (inKERBator graduates) and cook up a never-created-before KERBlaboration-themed £5 dishes at the 5th birthday party – (behold street food titans Bleecker x Bao going head to head with the surprise “Blao”; Vicky’s x BluTop’s ice cream donut toastie and Decatur x Project Sandwich’s NYC Bodega store deli sandwich, to name a few).
Also for the birthday extravaganza, KERB are inviting four KERB Alumni back (Bleecker Burger, Yum Bun, The Ribman and Rola Wala) to guest trade at their KERB Gherkin lunch market alongside releasing the KERB LIFE podcast – a sonic feast exploring the London food scene.
- Bleecker x Bao: two of THE BIGGEST street food titans in London go head to head with the “blao” / “bao-urger” surprise
- The Ribman x Oh My Dog: “The Rib Dog” heritage breed franks piled high with Ribman’s signature “Holy Fuck” hot sauce smothered meat
- Mother Clucker x White Men Can’t Jerk: WMCJ brine, MC floured fried jerk chicken
- Decatur x Project Sandwich: The ‘Kings Boulevard Bodega’ NYC deli joint (make-your-own Subway style)
- Sheng High x Greedy Khao: (Felix makes a come-back!) to create Thai-Chinese “Khao soi guo tie dumpling” curry soup fusion with Faai and Lee (vegan)
- Vicky’s x Blu Top: ice cream donut panini toasties
- Taco Dave x Cyprus Kitchen: aka ‘Pita Hombre’ serving Cyprus-Mexican fusion ‘Al Pastor’ pittas with cumin tzatziki, Serrano salsa, pomegranate molasses and fennel slaw
- Club Mexicana x Dosa Deli: vegan jackfruit vindaloo burritos
- Kimchinary x BBQ Dreamz: Korean – Filipino “Asian Persuasion” feat. bulgogi bavette steak + duck heart skewers
- Anna Mae’s x Piadina Project‘: mac ‘n cheese piadinas
- Nonna’s x Capish: Neapolitan choc ice station
West Handyside Canopy, Handyside Street, London N1C
£5 book online, limited tickets available on the door after 8:30
Store Studios is hosting an extensive off-site exhibition featuring 24 artists currently shown at Lisson Gallery in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
The stellar line-up presents work by a range of international artists like Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Marina Abramović, Cory Arcangel, Julian Opie, Richard Long, Lawrence Weiner and more, as well as featuring previous VF collaborators Haroon Mirza, Rodney Graham, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg.
Housed in the striking brutalist environment at Store Studios – home to last year’s show-stopping music and film exhibition The Infinite Mix – Everything At Once probes the multi-sensory simultaneity of contemporary life, first articulated by John Cage in 1966, a year before Lisson Gallery opened its doors.
Neither chronological nor encyclopedic, the show will instead feature 45 interconnected works that exploit the full potential of the space, whether through installation, painting, sculpture, performance or sound.
Tuesday – Saturday 12pm-7pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Store Studios, 180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA
British artist and filmmaker, John Akomfrah creates his most ambitious piece to date – an immersive six-channel video installation addressing climate change, human communities and the wilderness. 📹 📺
At a time when, according to the UN, greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are at their highest levels in history, with people experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, including shifting weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events, Akomfrah’s Purple brings a multitude of ideas into conversation. These include animal extinctions, the memory of ice, the plastic ocean and global warming. Akomfrah has combined hundreds of hours of archival footage with newly shot film and a hypnotic sound score to produce the video installation.
Sat – Wed 11am – 8pm
Thu and Fri 11am – 9pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Everyone has another face they hide behind… The National Youth Theatre REP Company invite you into the world of Victorian England, where civilised society meets seedy Soho for a thrilling new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde from award-winning playwright Evan Placey (Consensual, Girls Like That).
Classic tale of secrets, deceit and revenge will be brought to life by some of Britain’s most exciting emerging talent on one the West End’s most historic stages.
19:30 and 14:30
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9NZ
From £19.50 book online
TIME AND PLACE:
@ Junkyard Golf Club, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Tickets: £9.50 book online
For one night only, Junkyard Golf Club will throw open its gates to a thrilling Day of the Dead celebration, which will immerse revellers in a Halloween experience like never before. Putters will come face to face with a series of spine-tingling performances as they make their way round Junkyard’s crazy golf wasteland which will undergo a macabre Mexican makeover for one night only. Performers on the line up include jugglers, unicyclists, LED hoopers and The Magic Ball Man.
Junkyard Golf Club is teaming up with el Jimador to transform its crazy golf labyrinth into a Day of the Dead scarefest of pant-wetting proportions. 🎃
If you’re brave enough you can expect scare actors, magicians and circus performers, all bringing the Day of The Dead festivities well and truly to life.
Putters are invited to sip on a selection of Junkyard’s chilling cocktails as they wind their way round some of the creepiest golf courses this side of hell.
Thrill-seekers are invited to don their best skull faces, pick up a club and explore the horrors that be in this Day of the Dead golfing freaky fiesta.
TIME AND PLACE:
@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Tickets: free and some exhibitions require tickets
Illuminating India is a season of exhibitions and events that celebrates India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics. 🇮🇳
At its heart are two free major exhibitions: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation
and Photography 1857–2017. Respectively they present a kaleidoscopic history of scientific breakthroughs in India and a unique photographic survey of the country’s technological and cultural development.
The varied event season spotlights the diverse scientific and cultural fabric of India and includes film screenings, music and dance performances, conversations with experts and much more.
5000 Years of Science and Innovation
TIME AND PLACE:
@ Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
Tickets:from £10.20 book online
From a long background of warehouses, free beach parties in Ibiza, raves at DC10 and across Europe and the UK, VeryVeryWrongIndeed and its record label VeryVeryWrongIndeed Recordings are the end result of decades of work from of one of the UK’s underground heroes, Tim Sheridan.
A name synonymous with the wrongest parties, VeryVeryWrongIndeed presents a very special Halloween event at Ministry of Sound. Get ready for one of the biggest, craziest, loudest & most terrifying parties of the year.
😈 🎃 🌚 ⚰️ = HALLOWEEEEEEN
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