Richard Serra @ Gagosian Gallery / extended until Wednesday 4th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue–Sat 10-6

@ Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JD

Free entry

www.gagosian.com

Richard Serra was born in San Francisco in 1938. He studied at the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Barbara) and at Yale University. He has lived in New York since 1966. His first solo exhibitions were held at Galleria La Salita, Rome (1966), and at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York (1969). His first solo museum exhibition was presented at Pasadena Art Museum (1970). Serra has since participated in several Documenta exhibitions (Kassel, 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987), and in the Venice Biennales of 1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013. Serra’s work has been shown in numerous solo museum exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1977); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1984); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1986 and 2007); and other museums in Europe, the U.S., and Latin America. In 2005, eight large-scale works were permanently installed at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. A traveling survey of Serra’s drawings was on view in 2011–12 at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Menil Collection, Houston. In April 2014, Serra installed a major permanent landscape sculpture in the desert of the Brouq Nature Reserve in western Qatar.

Chinese New Year @ Central London, Chinatown and West End / Sunday 22nd February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Central London, Chinatown and West End

www.visitlondon.com

Celebrate Chinese New Year in London – the biggest festivities outside Asia at the festival in Chinatown and the West End.

Anti-Valentine’s party with Tinder @ Bounce / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-03:00

@ Bounce, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.bouncepingpong.com

Following the resounding success of the two previous year’s Anti Valentine Party, couple’s seeking a night of candle-lit schmaltz on Saturday 14th February 2015, should look for other entertainment options, as Bounce will be teaming up with Tinder to create the biggest Anti-Valentine’s Party this year!

To stop any awkward slow dancing moments,party-goers can shake their sexy selves on the dance floor to dance tracks from DJ Mighty Atom (4 x winner UK DMC Team championships, 2nd in the DJ World Championship 2006). Or if your dancing’s not quite up to scratch, take part in our Tinder inspired games tables organised by the rambunctious Bounce Games Makers.

  • No couples
  • No red
  • No flowers
  • No hearts
  • No PDAs
  • No emotional outbursts
  • No pet names
  • No sharing dessert
  • No winking
  • No whispering

Social Media Week London @ B1 at Victoria House / from Tuesday 23rd September until 25th September 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-16:00

@ B1 at Victoria House, Unit 5, Southampton Row, Victoria House, London WC1B 4DA

Tickets: £355 book online or £429 on site

www.socialmediaweek.org

The best conference for ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.

The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.

– 3 days, 30+ talks, 15 masterclasses, 100+ speakers, networking lounges and exhibitions

– Insights and ideas from doers at the forefront of their industries, including: Roru Sutherland, Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy and Mather UK; Will Heyward, VP of BuzzFeed Europe; Colin Nagy, Executive Director at Barbarian Group; Lars Silberbauer, Global Director of Social Media for LEGO, Katrina Craigwell, Head of Global Digital Programming at General Electric, and Nicolas Roope, Founder and Executive Creative Director, Poke London.

– Executives from the top brands, companies and agencies including BBC, Code & Theory, Google, The Guardian, Lego, KLM, Ogilvy, IBM, Yelp, Buzzfeed, Microsoft and more

Floating Cinema @ St Katharine Docks / Wednesday 10th – Sunday 14th September 2014

Floating Cinema at St Katharine DocksTIME AND PLACE:

Open:

@ Central Basin, St Katharine Docks, 50 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LA

www.floatingcinema.info
www.skdocks.co.uk

Join Floating Cinema in residence in historic St Katharine Docks for five days of screenings, workshops and talks as part of Totally Thames, in partnership with Museum of London Docklands.

Highlights include
Thursday 11th
On-board screenings: archival shorts about London’s wateways, docks, canal and rivers

Friday 12th
Andrew Kötting (with Iain Sinclair) Swandown

Saturday 13th
On-board screenings and talks

Floating Cinema runs until 21st September.

Bailey’s Stardust @ National Portrait Gallery / until 1st June 2014

Bailey’s Stardust at National Portrait GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat-Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu-Fri 10:00-21:00

@ National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Tickets: £14.50 book online

www.npg.org.uk

David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. As well as new work, this landmark exhibition includes a wide variety of Bailey’s photographs from a career that has spanned more than half a century.

Die Roten Punkte – Kunst Rock (Art Rock) @ Soho Theatre / Tuesday 3rd June – Sunday 8th June 2014

Die Roten Punkte at Soho TheatreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:30

@ Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.sohotheatre.com

Astrid and Otto are Die Roten Punkte. Orphaned as kids when Astrid was 12 and Otto was nine, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin’ looked back. A Die Roten Punkte gig is a wild, rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award winning pop songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of the dysfunctional siblings.

Fresh from their European dates with Amanda Palmer and sell out shows in Edinburgh, Montreal and Melbourne, Berlin’s Prince and Princess of Indie Rock and Europop are in London to unleash their album ‘Kunst Rock (Art Rock)’. Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band.

DesignMyNight’s top five upcoming events

Guest post by Luke Sillett, Editor at DesignMyNight.

Luckily for us, London is full of quirk-heavy happenings, perfect for experiencing something a little different in the face of bog-standard events up and down the capital. At DesignMyNight, we’re passionate about finding the very best venues, events and goings-on in London. Take a look at our top five upcoming events not to be missed.

DesignMyNight London

Drunch – Gin on a Boat
Drinking, on a boat? You betcha. Drunch does exactly what it says on the tin. Hosted by ‘The Butler’ (of Butler’s Gin fame no less), you’ll be literally ferried around the canals of East London in a kitted out canal boat, whilst being treated to expertly made and personalised gin-cocktails courtesy of the main man himself. Ahoy there, captain! Mine’s a Pickle Juice Martini if you please.

Drunch

Simon Drakes House of Magic
Hosted in a mysterious mansion in central London, Simon Drake’s magic extravaganza is a wildly unique event boasting a two-course dinner, an enchanting magic show and spooky-cum-hilarious tours of ‘the haunted cellar’. The ‘Springtime Surprises’ event at the end of March is set to be a stonker.

Simon Drakes

Pop Up Ping Pong at Boxpark
Famed for throwing ping-pong parties all over London, the guys at PUPP are this time hosting their popular event from Boxpark Shoreditch. There’ll be burgers, boozing, dancing, and of course, plenty of wiff-waff. Beats the gym, surely? Of course it does; see you courtside.

Pop Up Ping Pong

Black Cat Cabaret
Held at a secret palatial building in King’s Cross, The Black Cat Cabaret boasts decadent performances, impressive acts and a debaucherous vibe. Head here for an exclusive dinner whilst you enjoy the varied show, before partying on down till the early hours at the infamous Black Cat after-party. Expect acrobatics, cabaret and plenty of ahh-inducing moments.

Black Cat

Kinema and Kocktails at Cellar Door
Hosted from a former public toilet, Kinema and Kocktails is a weekly event at Cellar Door; a luxurious cabaret bar sitting underneath an opulent London hotel. Showcasing a number of cult-classics ranging from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’, each week the venue is transformed into a cutesy pop up cinema. On top of the cult-movie, guests are also treated to a silent film accompanied by the legendary Pete Saunders on the keyboard. Eat that, Sunday hangover!

Kinema and Kocktails