A major new exhibition charting the transformation of childhood in Britain during the years between the last Olympic Games in London in 1948 and the present day. Taking in changes in entertainment, health, family, fashion and play, exhibits will range from 1950s NHS prescription glasses to the 2005 Teddy mobile phone designed for children under five. The exhibition will consider issues of poverty, politics, safety and technology through objects, stories and the voices of children themselves.
‘None of [the shortlisted works] are something you can “get” in a few minutes: you have to spend an hour or two with these pieces in order to really understand them,’ says Tate Britain Director Penelope Curtis. Take the time to make your own mind up at the shortlist exhibition, which returns to London following its showing at Gateshead last year.
The prize is awarded for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation in the year preceding 24 April, and up for consideration this year are Spartacus Chetwynd’s ‘carnivalesque’ installation at Sadie Coles HQ; Luke Fowler’s immersive film exploring the life and work of Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing; Paul Noble’s painstakingly crafted drawings of the fictional cityscape Nobson Newtown; and Elizabeth Price’s trilogy of video installations at BALTIC.
Stop in for mani’s, movies and cocktails at W London, Leicester Square, to get in the mood for the shopping event of the year. The hotel’s AWAY Spa will host a pop-up salon (a portion of proceeds go to Refuge) in the Wyld Bar with expert nail artist Leighton Denny who’s exclusive, W inspired Lady Chatterly nail polish will be sold in the W Boutique. Indulge in speciality cocktails and head into the W London Screening Room where fashion films will be playing throughout the day and evening. Once you’ve done the rounds, head back to Wyld Bar to finish off the night with a Vogue-inspired, decadent Wyld Bar party.
Puma are making this summer even more exciting with 17 days and nights of entertainment, food and drink and loads more. Featuring nights by a selection of the best London events including BUMP, Work It, Livin Proof, YOYO, Deviation and more.
To take part visit the Puma website and search through the events for tickets. Some tickets are still available, keep an eye out for more opportunities over the next few weeks.
Activities and events:
Puma Speed Test. Run against your mates.
Live Event Viewing. Multiple video screens for your viewing pleasure.
Puma Store. Show some spirit with limited edition fan wear.
Food and Drink. Because staying hydrated is key to good times.
Urban Nerds pulls out all the stops for its big fifth birthday bash, handpicking artists from past and present. This is going to be massive!
Newham Generals, Gorgon City (Foamo & RackNRuin), Marcus Nasty & MC Majestic, Rudimental, Klashnekoff, Rattus Rattus ft. IC3 / C4 & Predator
Room 2 (No Hats No Hoods Records and King Pigeon Records present)
Warrior One, Rude Kid, Magic, Eastwood, Guerilla Speakerz, Lenkemz,
Murlo, Jae Ella (‘Beautiful’ PA), Kozzie, Scrufizzer, Trilla, Chronik, Merky Ace, Roachee
Room 3 (Get Low and Redux present)
Get Low Cartel, Binman, Arch, Sai, Newjack, RankOutsider
Liminal Sounds are back for their fourth installment at Rhythm Factory. Bringing together two musical heroes:
SLIMZEE is a man that needs no introduction. Having played a part in the evolution of the UK underground from jungle through garage and on to grime, he is one of the best and most influential DJs of the last decade. From his early days in Pay As U Go to his famed appearances on Rinse to possession of the most sought after selection of dubplates in the game, there is no denying his credentials. If you want any further proof check some of his infamous sidewinder sets – that should be all the convincing you need. One of the fastest and slickest mixers in the game, his sets are never to be missed.
YOUNGSTAR is one of the most important producers in grime’s rich history. As the man behind ‘Pulse X’, a track widely considered to be the first grime tune ever made, and a slew of other seminal tracks like ‘Bongo’, ‘Revival’ and ‘Formula’ to name a few, he has made an indelible mark on underground music in the UK over the last ten years. Such is the power and impact of his music that these tracks still regularly draw rewinds in clubs every weekend. Still killing it with productions that range from grime to garage, dubstep to drum and bass.