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Arcadia London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park until Sunday 6 May 2018

Arcadia London is an immersive festival, fusing monumental spectacle, high octane performance and thunderous bass into a spellbinding sensory experience. 👀 ☀️

Explore the festival as sun soaked bass rumbles across three stages, barbeques sizzle and cocktails flow.

Spider and show:
The 50 tonne Arcadia Spider is one of the world’s most iconic festival stages. Built from repurposed military hardware, it is the festival’s main arena and the epicenter of the all engulfing Metamorphosis show.

New reactor stage:
Dark from lunchtime, the brand new 360 degree Reactor is an intense, indoor arena that combines vivid geometric lasers, thrilling performance and slamming basslines.

www.arcadialondon.co.uk

Location:
London Way, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2EE

Times:
12pm – 10:30pm (last entry at 6pm)

Price:
From £60 buy online

Tate Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 30 March 2018

This month’s programme celebrates performance and video pioneer Joan Jonas and her current exhibition at Tate Modern. Tickets for the exhibition are available for just £10 from 18.00 onwards. Expect a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop-in workshops and pop-up talks.

Music Programmed by NTS Radio
In the South Tanks NTS present the UK premiere of SAFE, an audio-visual collaboration between Warp Record’s Darkstar and filmmaker Cieron Magat. The ever eclectic Lukid will close the night, plus enjoy diverse and experimental soundscapes from Silvia Kastel.

In the Terrace Bar, there will be ambient and dubwise selections from Kast, Dr Kruger and Fergus McDonald inspired by Joan Jonas’s musical influences. ​

Drawing Rituals
Take part in experimental group drawing rituals with Art Macabre, inspired by the drawing techniques of Joan Jonas. Work with elongated sticks and repetitive mark-making and become part of a drawing performance as you work.

Make or Break
Memes, masks and mayhem! Join the University of Westminster in Tate Exchange to make, break and remake art in a series of creative chaotic workshops.

(B)older Arts
Have older women become the art world’s darlings? Join Deborah Coughlin in conversation with playwright, author and critic Bonnie Greer about the rise of older women artists and hear how we can learn from their successes at 19.30–20.15.

Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word II
A multi-layered performance film from Joan Jonas. Discover an intricate web of ghost stories, projections, drawings, music and readings, evoking the fragility of nature in a rapidly changing environment.

Unseen Self-Portrait
Join Art Macabre to create a sensory portrait of yourself, inspired by the experimental and performative drawings of Joan Jonas. Use only your senses, intuition and memory to create your unseen self-portrait.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Look out for staff and volunteers from across Tate, who will be sharing their personal insights into works from the collection in just 10 minutes each.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Our visitor experience teams will lead lively conversations around key artworks.

Street Food
Enjoy street food from local food vans and pop up bars all night including Tribeca Deli, Bittenclub and Where The Pancakes Are plus 2-4-1 cocktails all night.

RSVP on Facebook

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Time:
6pm-10pm

Price:
Free entry

May Day Festival @ Pop Brixton / Sunday 30th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00 – 11:45

@ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ

Free entry

www.popbrixton.org/events/may-day-festival

For the second year, Pop is celebrating the best bank holiday of the year (and the official start of summer) with an all day celebration.

Craft workshops will let guests create their own flower crowns, free festival face-painting will be on offer to all, and live music and DJs will be performing through the day and night.

To get you ready for the spring spirit, there will be craft workshops by InBloom.Studio – Everlasting Flower Styling and Workshops to let guests create their own flower crowns and free festival face-painting by StarlightBoutique will be on offer to all.

Buds & Bees floral stylists will be around from 12-5pm with the freshest seasonal flowers combined with eye catching exotics you can buy, including bee-friendly flower seeds!

Soundtracking your night we’ll have live music and DJs will be performing through the day and night, including Babilondon, Coffeepot Drive and more!

RSVP on Facebook.

Limehouse Social’s first birthday x Gluten Free Festival @ Limehouse Marina / Saturday 29th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11am-5pm

@ Limehouse Marina, Basin Approach, London E14 7LB

Free entry

It’s Limehouse Social’s first birthday and the wonderful people at The Gluten Free Festival are joining! Expect many favourite traders plus loads of celiac friendly food and treats!

Located next to the picturesque Limehouse Basin, Limehouse Social Market is the perfect day out for adults and children of all ages.

Street Food, local craft stalls and farmers market produce are accompanied by a backdrop of music, entertainment and conversation. Past markets have played host to; spoken word, hula hoop classes, live music, face painting, choirs, competitions and a whole list of other activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Canopy Market @ King’s Cross / Friday 28th until Sunday 30th April 2017 (and every last weekend of the month)

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 28 April 12-8pm
Saturday 29 April 11am-6pm
Sunday 30 April 11am-6pm

@ West Handyside Canopy, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA

Free entry

www.kingscross.co.uk/canopy-market

Returning to King’s Cross next week after the success of last year’s pop-up events, and this time it’s here to stay: bigger, better and tastier than before! The market, in collaboration with Real Food Festivals, is located under the restored Victorian West Handyside Canopy and runs for one weekend a month, starting today through this weekend.

You can shop one-off pieces from independent designers, buy artisan produce directly from traders, and sample finger-lickin’ street food, along with craft beer and coffee, all to the tune of live music and DJs.

Music lovers will be able to relax under the canopy, set to the sounds of singer/songwriter Victor Vox, DJ Claire Kalvis and jazz and blues star Dakota Jim.

Food traders include The Charcuterie Board with a selection of their finest cured meats; pioneers of flavour World of Zing; chocoholics heaven Bad Brownie; and hand-selected cheese from Borough Cheese Company. The Greek Larder, Casa Cannoli and Montadito will also each have a stand.

Visitors will shop unique vintage finds at The Hendersons and ethical and beautiful products at Buy Impossible, Lily Cole’s social retail venture; peruse the wares of designer-makers from business incubator Cockpit Arts, and enjoy the artworks from emerging illustrators, handpicked by House of Illustration.

Night Tale’s bank holiday weekender @ NT’s Bar / until 1st May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu 18:00-midnight
Fri 18:00-midnight
Sat 18:00-03:00
Sun 18:00-03:00

@ NT’s Bar, 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

Free entry all weekend

www.ntbar.co.uk

Four banging days of back to back music to celebrate this April Bank Holiday taking you through from Thursday til’ the early hours of Monday morning.

RSVP on Facebook

Boiler Room x Deviation x Guinness at Disya Jeneration Sound System @ Notting Hill Carnival / Sunday 28th – Monday 29th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 12:00–19:00

@ Notting Hill Carnival, Powis Terrace, London, W11 1, United Kingdom

Free entry

www.boilerroom.tv/carnival

For the first time in its 50 year history, we will partner with legendary London sound systems Rampage, Disya Jeneration, Aba Shanti-i, Channel One, Gladdy Wax, Nasty Love, King Tubby, Saxon Sound and Deviation to stream over 42 hours worth of performances. Whether you’re watching live or on the other side of the world, Boiler Room will showcase the best British black music around. This will be Notting Hill Carnival in its rawest form: unfiltered, uncensored, uncut.

RSVP on Facebook.

Street Feast @ Dalston Yard / every Friday and Saturday summer 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: noon till late

@ Hartnell Street, London E8 3DU

Free before 7pm, £3 after

www.streetfeast.com/where/dalston-yard

The International Capital of Street Food is open every Fri/Sat with 16 fantastic traders, 12 brilliant bars and unrivalled vibes.

After Hours Lates @ Natural History Museum / Friday 29th April 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-22:00

@ Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Free entry and ticketed exhibitions, book online

www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/whats-on/programs/nhm/lates

Enjoy special events and late-night access to the exhibitions, galleries and shops.

Free events:
Exploring Deep Sea Vents, learn about surprising new species found in the deep sea and how Museum scientists study life in such extreme conditions.

Life on the Inside: Parasites, see some of the largest, longest and most gruesome specimens up close, and learn about them with their resident expert.

The Secrets of Reptiles – some reptiles have a remarkably long lifespan. The giant tortoise, for example, can live for around 100 years. But what is the secret to its longevity? Snakes have evolved powerful venom, but how has such extreme toxicity come about? Get a rare glimpse at specimens from the collection and speak to their Reptile Curator.

Don’t miss out – it’s your last chance to see Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16 and Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System after hours, as both photography exhibitions enter their final weeks.

Also, enjoy refreshments including cocktails, alcoholic milkshakes, lager, pale ale, red and white wine, Prosecco and soft drinks. Re-fuel with a selection of crackers and crisps, available at the bars. Find wraps, baguettes and sandwiches in the main café in the Blue Zone. Hot food is served at the Red Zone Deli.

The Goat Race @ Spitalfields City Farm / Sunday 27th March 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1-6pm

@ Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London E1 5AR

Tickets: £13 book online

www.thegoatrace.org
www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org/events

Coinciding with the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race, two goats (one representing Oxford and one representing Cambridge) go head to head – just a stone’s throw from the Thames, at Spitalfields City Farm.

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