The V&A Illustration Awards 2013 @ Victoria & Albert Museum / until 1st December 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45 (Friday until 22:00)

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

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

The V&A Illustration Awards celebrate the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, editorial illustration and student illustrator of the year are recognised.

London Remix Festival @ Village Underground, Bedroom Bar, Rich Mix and Strongroom / Saturday 23rd November 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-04:00

@ Village Underground, Bedroom Bar, Rich Mix and Strongroom, London

Tickets: £16.75 book online

www.londonremixedfestival.com

Just one ticket gives you access to the best venues in Shoreditch offering creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere and music.

Village Underground, Bedroom Bar, Rich Mix, and new to the team, Strongroom, will host a live musical cocktail of Global London, remixed for the 21st Century.

Visit their website to see the full (huge) lineup.

Turner Collection @ Tate Britain / permanent collection

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00–18:00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Free entry

www.tate.org.uk

Tate Britain houses the world’s largest collection of Turner’s work. It is home to the Turner Bequest, comprising 300 oil paintings and many thousands of sketches and watercolours (including 300 sketchbooks). The Bequest, including all works left behind in Turner’s studio at his death in 1851, forms the vast majority of the Turner collection at Tate.

London Design Festival @ various venues / from Saturday 14th September until Sunday 22nd September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

From: various times

@ Various locations

www.londondesignfestival.com

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community.

It was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.

The programme is made up of over 300 events across the city. For more information visit their website.

Win tickets to the exclusive Deezer Bandwagon tour in London / Thursday 18th April 2013

To win two tickets simply email your name and phone number to competitions@informedlondon.com by Wednesday noon and tell us what song you will listen to on Deezer (if the song is Justin Bieber your entry won’t be accepted). The winner will be notified by phone at noon. Over 18 years old only. Good luck!

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: to be announced

@ Secret location in London

www.deezer.com

Deezer, the premier music streaming service, is staging an innovative whistle stop tour of four of the UK’s major cities; Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Featuring four gigs, with four amazing bands – Little Boots, Dog Is Dead, The Ramona Flowers, Fridge Magnets – in four secret pop up locations – this is The Deezer Bandwagon tour. Tickets for this exclusive event are available for just 300 people in each city; to win tickets with Deezer directly and prizes, enter at www.deezer.com/en/app/bandwagon

Deezer will exclusively invite 300 fans in each city to “get on the bandwagon” and attend each outdoor performance – each gig will be a “silent” concert.  The shows will be performed from inside a mobile perspex box with fans able to see the band but NOT hear them.  However, no one will miss a note, as anyone who is invited to attend a Bandwagon gig or wins a money-can’t-buy ticket will be given a special pair of Deezer “silent disco” headphones and will be able to hear the performance.

April tour:
Mon 15, Glasgow, Fridge Magnets
Tuesday 16, Manchester, The Ramona Flowers
Wednesday 17, Birmingham, Dog is Dead
Thursday 18, London, Little Boots

Modern British Childhood 1948-2012 @ V&A Museum of Childhood / until 14th April 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00 to 17:45 daily

@ V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry

www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

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.

Over 500 Exhibits @ Ripley’s Believe It or Not! / Tuesday 1st January 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 10:00 – 00:00

@ Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, The London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0DA

Tickets: from £26 book online

www.ripleyslondon.com

Attraction showcasing weird and wonderful items from around the world, such a 13-foot-long Tower Bridge made out of matchsticks, a piece of the Berlin Wall, shrunken heads, a copy of ‘The Last Supper’ painted on a grain of rice and a Swarovski crystal-covered Mini Cooper. New displays include the laser beam LaseRace.