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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 25th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon–Sat: 9am–11pm
Sun: 11am-11pm
Bank Holidays: 12 noon–11pm

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: £14.50 book online

www.barbican.org.uk

Our homes and personalities are intrinsically linked but nowhere more so than in Japanese architecture, where the needs of a building’s residents inform its very construction. The Japanese House welcomes you inside the Moriyama House (2005), designed in Tokyo by Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) and inhabited by Yasuo Moriyama, an enigmatic urban hermit.

Lose track of time weaving in and out of the house’s ten individual, fully-furnished rooms and maze-like gardens. Rabbit chairs, sliding libraries and an ‘outdoor’ cinema are just some of the details that make up Moriyama’s unusual domestic environment.

As well as the full-size recreation of the Moriyama House, the exhibition also features a fantastical and lovingly crafted Japanese teahouse and garden designed by Terunobu Fujimori, featuring traditional Japanese tea ceremonies throughout the exhibition run. Come and watch day turn to night in the gallery space as part of this full sensory experience.

The Japanese House is the centrepiece of the UK’s first major exhibition exploring Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War, a period which has consistently produced some of the most influential and ground-breaking examples of modern and contemporary design.

In the wake of the war, the widespread devastation of Tokyo and other Japanese cities brought an urgent need for new housing, and the single family house became the foremost site for architectural experimentation and debate. Since then, Japanese architects have used their designs to propose radical critiques of society and innovative solutions to changing lifestyles.

Richard Mosse: Incoming @ Barbican – The Curve / until 23rd April 2017 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
The Curve
Sat–Wed 11am–8pm
Thu–Fri 11am–9pm

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Free entry

www.barbican.org.uk

Barbican Art Gallery has invited conceptual documentary photographer and Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner Richard Mosse to create an immersive multi-channel video installation in the Curve. In collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten, Mosse has been working with an advanced new thermographic weapons and border imaging technology that can see beyond 30km, registering a heat signature of relative temperature difference. Classed as part of advanced weapons systems under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Mosse has been using this export controlled camera against its intended purpose, to create an artwork about the refugee crisis unfolding in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, and other locations.

Mosse is renowned for work that challenges documentary photography. In his recent work The Enclave (2013) – a six-channel installation commissioned by the Irish Pavilion for the 2013 Venice Biennale – Mosse employed a now discontinued 16mm colour infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome that transformed the green landscape of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo into vivid hues of pink to create a surreal dreamscape. Questioning the ways in which war photography is constructed, Mosse’s representation of the ongoing armed conflict in eastern Congo advocates a new way of looking.

Monkey Shoulder whisky pop up cafe bar @ London Cocktail Week / from Monday 3rd October until Sunday 9th October 2016 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon 17:00-21:30
Tues-Sat 12-21:30
Sun 12-7pm

@ Cocktail Week Village, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW

Tickets: £10 all week festival pass. Book online

www.monkeyshoulder.com
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The winner of Monkey Shoulder’s Ultimate Bartender Championship for the second year running – cocktail connoisseur Dave White – will be swapping his usual cocktail repertoire in favour of brewing up a batch of café- inspired favourites as he opens his own pop-up bar in the London Cocktail Week village this October.

Complete with a retro gaming station, the cosy and welcoming space is part of Dave’s winning prize package and has been stocked and promoted by Monkey Shoulder whisky. The pop up could net him up to £13,000 in takings which he’s able to keep as part of his reward for beating over 120 of the best bartenders in the UK to the top spot on the leader board.

Dave and his team will be mixing up a menu of mouth-watering Monkey Shoulder cocktails including Coffee & Donuts – a blend of Monkey Shoulder whisky, a donut infusion, cold brew coffee and caramel – and Tea & Cake which includes Monkey Shoulder, earl grey, camomile, agave nectar and deep-fried whisky. The menu also features twists on traditional frappés and classic teas.

Hush Puppies: Dog Days Rooftop Party @ Rockwell House / Saturday 22nd June 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 13:00 – 19:00

@ Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN

Tickets: free apply online

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The first of the free parties will start with a rooftop party. Hush Puppies are curating a rooftop party full of summer time essentials including music and food.

Guests are invited to take their own drinks to wash down the fine flavours of MEATLiquor, who will be serving their notorious American burgers and sliders.

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