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

Summer Sale @ Dover Street Market / until Thursday 15th August 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Open:
11:00-18:00 Mon-Wed
11:00-19:00 Thur-Sat

@ Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street, London W1S 4LT

www.doverstreetmarket.com

Our favourite designer shop and gallery is the best place to check during the sales. Expect discounts from labels including Comme des Garçons, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, Simone Rocha, Peter Pilotto and Erdem. Discounts increase as the sale continues.

Barnaby Barford: The Seven Deadly Sins @ David Gill Galleries / until 12th April 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Open:
Monday – Friday 10 – 18:00
Saturday 11:00 – 18:00

@ David Gill Galleries, 2-4 King Street, London SW1Y 6QP

Free entry

www.davidgillgalleries.com

“I think it’s all about love gone wrong,” says Barnaby Barford, when contemplating the true meaning of the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’. For centuries, the extremes of human desire or motivation have been articulated by the seven words: Pride, Sloth, Gluttony, Wrath, Lust, Envy and Avarice.

Chinese New Year Festivities @ West End and Trafalgar Square / Sunday 10th February 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

From: 10:00 – 18:00

@ Central London, West End and Trafalgar Square

Free

www.visitlondon.com

London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (or Happy New Year).

Chinese New Year schedule
10:00
The parade begins in Trafalgar Square and the colourful floats and beating of drums can be followed through Chinatown ending in Rupert Street at 23:00.

12:00
On the main stage in Trafalgar Square, the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, Munira Mirza, His Excellence Liu Xiao Ming and Stanley Tse, President of Chinatown, will commence the Dotting of the Eye ceremony, which will bring the dragons and lions to life.

13:00 – 17:30
Live entertainment on stage including performances by Hong Kong-born singer-songwriter Emmy The Great, the world-renowned Chen Brothers Flying Lion Dance, Paul Potts and performers from Guangdong and Sichuan Provinces.

17:55
A stunning fireworks display will mark the end of the day’s celebrations.

I am a Camera @ Southwark Playhouse / 5th – 22nd September 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

SHOW STARTS: 19:30

@ Southwark Playhouse
Shipwright Yard, (Corner of Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.),
London,
SE1 2TF

Entry: £9/£13/£17
The earlier you book the cheaper it is.

southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/the-vault/i-am-a-camera

Paulden Hall Productions in association with Folie à deux Productions present ‘I Am a Camera’ By John Van Druten.

Directed by Anthony Lau

Harry Potter star, Harry Melling, joins a stellar cast at the Southwark Playhouse in the play which inspired ‘Cabaret’. Part glamorous whirlwind of Berlin Bohemia, part harrowing depiction of the Nazi’s rise to power.

Cast:
Harry Melling
Rebecca Humphries
Freddie Capper
Joanne Howarth
Sherry Baines
Oliver Rix
Sophie Dickson

Creatives:
Director-Anthony Lau
AD – Becky Catlin
Composer & Musical Director – Angus MacRae
Lighting Designer – Nicolai Kornum
Designer-James Turner
Assistant designer – Helen Ricahrdson
Costume Designer – Sarah Booth
Stage Manager – Susan Ellicott
Assistant Stage Manager – Sophie Goody