Ghosts: how we live in the future @ The Fine Art Society Contemporary / until 10th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm

@ The Fine Art Society Contemporary, 148 New Bond Street
London W1S 2JT

Free entry

www.faslondon.com

A group exhibition of six contemporary artists whose practice looks at the social effects of urban regeneration.

Exploring the failed project of modernism with a special focus on London, through each of the artists’ own perspective and insight. Class and politics are bound up in architecture, and each of these artists explores the current social consequences of urban regeneration.

The title of the show refers to a London that never came to be, to the intentions of Modernism that never quite played out. The idyll of post-war renewal through architecture now leaves itself open to decay, overgrowth and unchecked development. Simply put, this isn’t what the Future was supposed to look like. These artists present the experience of living in the remnants, in a memorial to Modernism, as renewal is replaced by ‘regeneration’.

The subject of regeneration is particularly prescient; some of London’s treasured cultural markers are under threat from an apparently exponential building project.

The recent ‘destruction’ of the Paolozzi mosaics at Tottenham Court Road and closure of Soho’s cultural centres are examples that have raised debate around the threat of homogenisation, which London has always resisted.

These artists react to the phenomenon of the city with particular insight and erudition;it is only fitting that this conversation is carried out at the Fine Art Society, along-time resident at London’s cultural heart.

Royal Opera House live screening season @ May Fair Hotel / until June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT

Tickets: from £29 per person for a performance ticket, programme and a glass of Prosecco in the interval book online

www.themayfairhotel.co.uk

An enchanting evening of classical ballet or opera in the luxurious setting of The May Fair Hotel screening room.

The hotel is partnering with Royal Opera House to offer an unforgettable experience of watching The Royal Ballet Company or The Royal Opera Company perform one of the greatest classics.

Swan Lake (Tuesday 17th March)
One of the most classic love stories of all time for an enchanted night of romance and heartbreak, good and evil, reality and illusion.

La Fille Mal Gardèe (Tuesday 5th May)
Experience an evening of wonder and joy watching ‘La Fille Mal Gardèe’, a ballet of rural bliss laced with good humour that will put a spectacular spring in your step as summer approaches.

La Bohème (Tuesday 10th June)
An evening set in bohemian Paris filled with romance.

Guests are also invited to enjoy a two course set dinner at the May Fair Kitchen. Treat yourself to the dinner and screening package, which also includes a programme and a glass of Prosecco for £49 per person.

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.