Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me! @ Rockwell House / Thursday 4th September 2014


Doors: 18:00-23:00

@ Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN

Free entry

A night of live painting and music. 70 great artists from around the world, each designing a sticker in their own style to raise the awareness of Crohn’s Disease.

Live painting:
Dr Zadok, Jim Vision, Si Mitchell, Squirl, Captain Kris, SPZero76, Sepr, Neil Ennui, Ronzo, Bob Motown and Bill Dirty30

Fundraising in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK with a target of £10k. Donate be either texting GCAS99 + £ amount to 70070 or online

Protein presents: Block Party @ Protein – New Inn Yard / Saturday 27th September 2014

Protein presents Block Party at Protein - New Inn YardTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:  12:00-18:30

@ Protein, New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EY

Free entry, book online

It’s that time of year again. The Protein Block Party is back and, true to tradition, will be bigger than ever with food, drinks, DJs, games, raffles, stalls and more.

Now that they’re settled in their offices and showroom in New Inn Yard they’re taking over the whole street and jam packing it full of the best food, drink and music London has to offer.

Food and drink by James Lowe of Lyle’s, Earl Sandwich, Rita’s, Magnus Reid of Tuckshop, Pig & Rig, Feta Lab, Voodoo Ray’s, AmnesTea, Ali Baba Juice + more.

All proceeds and entry donations going to Amnesty International.

Neville’s Island @ Duke of York’s Theatre / from 10th October 2014 – 3rd January 2015

Neville's Island at Duke of York's Theatre coverTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2

Tickets: from £15 book online

Neville’s Island follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their-depth businessmen on an out-of-control team-building exercise.

Shipwrecked in the Lake District, menaced by wildlife and with only a sausage between them, our unlikely explorers battle the elements and each other as corporate bonding descends into a hilarious carnival of squabbling, French cricket and cagoules.

This celebrated production of Neville’s Island marks the play’s triumphant return to the West End, 20 years after the play was first seen in London at the Apollo Theatre.

Neville's Island at Duke of York's Theatre actors

Poeticat: Smash the Floor Tour @ venues across London / September 2014

Poeticat Smash the Tour at venues across LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Venues across London

Tickets: various

Poeticat are crashing through London to promote their EP Smash the Floor with the 10 date Smash the Tour.

With roots in London and Lisbon, Poeticat is an energetic and unique rock band infusing elements of progressive, experimental and psychedelic music with a punk attitude. They are here to play music to jump up and down to, and explode guitar riffs in your face with all the class of a 3 year old dancing to Metallica.

3 Sep – The Macbeth, Hoxton
4 Sep – The Victoria, Dalston
5 Sep – Fighting Cocks, Kingston
6 Sep – Pipeline – Shoreditch
12 Sep – Scream Lounge, Croydon
13 Sep – 12 Bar, Soho
17 Sep – Shacklewell Arms, Shoreditch
24 Sep – Hootannany, Brixton
25 Sep – The New Cross Inn, New Cross
27 Sep – The Finsbury, Hackney

Friday late: Making Trouble and Influencing People @ V&A / Friday 29th August


Doors:  18:30-22:00 (arrive early!)

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

Free entry

From improvised shields decorated with the front covers of books, to a mosaic-tiled pickup truck, August’s Friday Late takes inspiration from the V&A’s Disobedient Objects exhibition.

A night to explore the arts of social rebellion and strategies for change. A host of talks including the iconic Guerilla Girls, Amnesty International’s director of international advocacy, Steve Crawshaw, and workshops led by artists featured in the show. Go and discover ideas for some meaningful and productive trouble-making of your own.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at these events.

Sleepover @ The View From The Shard / Saturday 13th September 2014


Doors: 22:00-10:00

@ The View From The Shard, Floor 72, Joiner Street, London SE1 9QU

Tickets: £99 book online

First ever sleepover the Shard including talks, acoustic performances and a midnight feast. The night offers a unique opportunity to camp at 800ft and see dawn break over London.

Interactive word games will break the ice, followed by a midnight feast from Pizza Pilgrims – delivering piping hot pizzas straight from their Soho ovens. Renowned presenters and literati will also be providing readings of acclaimed writers and poets from The London Literary Salon on the themes of sleep and darkness.

The legendary Sofar Sounds will be putting on an acoustic performance for daters to enjoy as the night’s bill of entertainment and cultural experiences draws to a close.

The Glam Camping Company will provide sleeping mats for participants to bunk down on and all guests will be served a cup of cocoa, read bed-time stories and sung lullabies as they drift off, up in the clouds at 800ft.

The sleepover will finish in the morning when daters will be called from their sleeping bags to enjoy a view of the sun rising over London whilst treated to a breakfast of pastries from Oliviers Bakery.

Tickets include a free 30 day membership.

British Folk Art: The House that Jack Built @ Tate Britain / 31st August 2014

British Folk Art The House that Jack Built at Tate BritainTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Tickets: £14.50 book online

Discover the extraordinary and surprising works of some of Britain’s unsung artists in the first major exhibition of British folk art.

Steeped in tradition and often created by self-taught artists and artisans, the often humble but always remarkable objects in this exhibition include everything from ships’ figureheads to quirky shop signs, Toby jugs to elaborately crafted quilts.

You will find an intricate sculpture of a cockerel, made out of mutton bones by French POWs during the Napoleonic wars. There is a larger-than-life-size figure of King Alfred made out of thatch. There are examples of the mysterious ‘god in a bottle’ – votive offerings suspended in bottles of clear liquid – as well as naive paintings, tin trays covered with ornate fragments of crockery and much more besides. The show exemplifies the energy, variety and idiosyncrasy of British Folk Art.

Rooftop Film Club: September programme @ Shoreditch, Peckham and Stratford / through September 2014


Open: various

Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch
Bussey Building, Peckham Rye
Roof East, Stratford

Tickets: £13 book online

The best rooftop cinema continues through September for more film-filled classic, cult and recent releases on London’s trendiest rooftops.

Eat fabulous food, enjoy cold drinks and watch your favourite films on the big screen. The big screen, high quality wireless headphones and comfy seats mean you can sit back, relax and experience film like never before.

Queen of Hoxton:
Tickets: £13
Screening: four nights a week
Times: around 20:00
Food and drinks: Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Bar & Kitchen
Address: Rooftop Film Club, Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX

Bussey Building:
Tickets: £13
Screening: five nights a week
Times: around 18:00
Food and drinks: Bussey Rooftop Bar/Zubrowka
Address: Rooftop Film Club, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Roof East:
Tickets: £13
Screening: five nights a week
Times: around 17:00
Food and drink: Roof East Bar (open Tuesday to Saturday)
Address: Rooftop Film Club, Roof East, Level 8, Stratford Multistorey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, London E15 1XE

Formula Records carnival warm up @ Birthdays / Friday 22nd August 2014


Doors: 22:00–03:00

@ Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

Entry: £5, £7 after 23:00

Formula Records returns to Birthdays with a hefty line-up of current talent for our first Carnival warm up.

The secret headliner will be one of the UK bass scene’s finest producers, regularly turning in anthems for Loefah’s Swamp81 imprint, grime legend Terror Danjah will be delivering an exclusive set of jungle classics to get you all in the carnival spirit, whilst Flava D delivers her highly popular UKG stylings following the massive ‘In The Dance’ EP for the label a few weeks back. The night will be hosted by one of grime’s most original mic talents, the inimitable Bruza, whilst Formula resident and NTS Radio host Leclerc will be bringing some sterling support.

Secret headliner (Swamp81)
Terror Danjah (Formula) (Jungle set)
Flava D (Formula / Butterz)
Leclerc (Formula / NTS Radio)

Hosted by BRUZA (Aftershock)

An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition @ Wellcome Collection / until 12th October 2014


Mon closed including bank holidays
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-20:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

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

Free entry

Explore the idiosyncratic A to Z illustrated with a curious combination of Henry Wellcome’s weird and wonderful collection of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and some equally intriguing contemporary artworks.

Watch the birth of the first test-tube baby (B for Birthdays), listen to Florence Nightingale speak (V for Voice) and sneak a peek at porcelain fruit showing sexual foreplay (X for X-rated).