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Friday, October 11 2013

Kamique Bar @ Covent Garden

TIME AND PLACE:

Opening Times
Mon – Wed: 12:00 – 23:00
Thu – Sun: 12:00 – 00:00

@ Kamique Bar
63-66 St Martins Lane,
London.
WC2N 4JS

kamiquebar.co.uk

Entry: £FREE

We were invited down to check out a new bar in Covent Garden, hearing the name Kamique Bar we thought we was going to a Hawaiian themed shack. This was far from the case, the venue reminded us of a spruced up Yates.


We sat in the back which was really really RED, it was comfortable and was a great place to chill. The music had us thinking otherwise, wanting to bounce up, ready to party the night away.

We ordered a round of their famous Mojitos which I have to say were really good (try the cucumber mojito, flaming passion fruit and strawberry madness). Food was also ordered however this did not result to be on par to the cocktails, the phad thai was extremely bland and the steak was given well done when ordered medium rare. Service was really slow and at times the order was forgotten.

The majority of the drinks especially the mojitos were prepared well its a shame the food didn’t match.
The prices are what you would expect of a west end bar. It’s definitely worth visiting during happy hour every day 17:00 – 20:00

Kamique is a great place to grab a few drinks before going out, lively with a vibrant place out back to relax after a hard days work.

Saturday, February 16 2013

Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs @ London Transport Museum / until October 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Friday: 11:00 – 18:00

@ London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Tickets: £15 (check website for options such as group discounts)

www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Since its first graphic poster commission in 1908, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning outstanding poster designs, becoming a pioneering patron of poster art – a legacy that continues today. Our new blockbuster exhibition Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs, will showcase 150 of the greatest Underground posters ever produced. Supported by Siemens, and forming part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground, the exhibition will feature posters by many famous artists including Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paul Nash, and designs from each decade over the last 100 years. The posters were selected from the Museum’s archive of over 3,300 Underground posters by a panel of experts; the 150 that will appear in the exhibition show the range and depth of the Museum’s collection.

Poster Art 150 is a fitting exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway, as the last major Underground poster retrospective was held in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the Underground. Well-known posters, including the surrealist photographer Man Ray’s ‘Keeps London Going’ pair, will feature alongside lesser-known gems. The exhibition will also offer a rare opportunity to view letter-press posters from the late nineteenth century.

The exhibition focuses on six themes:
Finding your way includes Underground maps and etiquette posters. It also includes posters carrying messages to reassure passengers by showing them what the Underground is like.

Brightest London celebrates nights out and sporting events, showing the brightest side of London.

Capital culture is about cultural encounters, be these at the zoo or galleries and museums.

Away from it all looks at the way London Underground used posters to encourage people to escape, to the country, the suburbs and enjoy other leisure pursuits.

Keeps London going features posters about how the Underground has kept London on the move through its reliability, speed and improvements in technology.

Love your city shows the best of London’s landmarks as featured in Underground posters over the years.

Wednesday, February 13 2013

Lindt Big Egg Hunt @ Covent Garden and cities across the UK / until Monday 1st April 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: displayed in public

@ London (Covent Garden), Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow

Get your Covent Garden Hunt Map here

www.thebigegghunt.co.uk
www.actionforchildren.org.uk

101 giant Easter eggs, each a work of original art, will be hidden in cities across the country as a part of the Lindt Big Egg Hunt. The scavenge for eggs will start in London’s Covent Garden, hop over to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and head back to London in time for Easter.

Visit Covent Garden and collect a Hunt Book from one of the many Eggsperts who will be able to help you with any questions and point you in the right direction of the eggs you just can’t find.

The eggstravaganza will give you a chance to help the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children transform their lives.

The Tour:
London, Covent Garden
Tuesday 12th February – Sunday 17th February

Birmingham, Victoria Square
Tuesday 19th February – Monday 25th February

Liverpool, Paradise Street
Wednesday 27th February – Tuesday 5th March

Manchester,Exchange Square
Thursday 7th March – Wednesday 13th March

Glasgow, St. Enoch Square
Friday 15th March – Wednesday 20th March

London, Covent Garden
Friday 22nd March – Monday 1st April

Sunday, June 17 2012

Celebrate London Collections: Men In Seven Dials @ Covent Garden / Until Wednesday 20th July 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Throughout day

Sevendials.co.uk
Seven Dials Facebook Page

For the first time ever, menswear will have its own fashion week in London as ‘London Collections: Men’ arrives in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden, a hub for men’s fashion brands.

Running from 15th to 17th June, ‘London Collections: Men’ is a development of the Men’s day at London Fashion Week and will emphasise both the creative and commercial importance of Britain’s brands and emerging talent as well as the rich cultural landscape that contributes to the inspiration and success of this area.

As London’s brightest menswear stars, British heritage brands and international names showcase their acclaimed collections at the exclusive Hospital Club on Endell Street, shoppers can experience a taste of the fashion action at the ‘Seven Dials Presents’ pop up shop showcasing designers including Noel Stewart, Martine Rose, Alex Mattsson and Astrid Anderson from 14th – 20th June at 15 Shorts Gardens in Seven Dials.

From the 15th – 19th June, British menswear brand TOBEFRANK will unveil their SS13 Collection to the public at a new pop up shop at 1 -3 Shelton Street, Seven Dials. Created by up and coming designer Frances Frank, the collection brings together a strong, bright colour palate and a versatile, inter-changeable menswear line appealing to the modern gentleman.

Nearby the recently renovated Mercer Street Hotel on Monmouth Street will be the official hotel for London Collections guests and male shoppers wanting to absorb the fashion atmosphere can indulge in a specially created Gentleman’s three-course menu and cocktail at the hotel’s Dial Bar and restaurant. Start the meal with a signature gentleman’s cocktail such as an Orchard Old Fashioned and a Hemingway daiquiri, followed by dishes such as seared calves liver with onion and thyme puree, rib eyed steak served with chips and peppercorn sauce, and bitter chocolate tart with kumquat marmalade and cream – for £33.50.

Whilst in Seven Dials, shop for a diverse range of men’s styles and looks at the independent boutiques, heritage brands, British labels and grooming salons in the area. For heritage inspired fashion head to Fred Perry’s concept store on Earlham Street, which stocks limited edition and collaboration apparel and accessories or nearby Topman General Store for brands including Levi’s Vintage, leathers from Fleet Ilya, underwear from Under, knitwear from John Smedley and Pendleton shirts.

For authentic British menswear, visit Baracuta on Shorts Gardens – creator of the original G9 Harrington jacket as worn by Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra. Nearby on Monmouth Street is independent brand Albam, the British modern crafted clothing company renowned for their style of simple, honest products created with great fabrics and neighboring Wolsey established in Britain in 1755, showcasing an array of wardrobe staples each reworking iconic vintage styles.

Stop off at Unconditional+, a style-savvy destination for cutting-edge, luxury basics in their standalone store on Monmouth Street or discover an original, vintage look at The Vintage Showroom – housed in the former FW Collins & Sons Ironmongers, specialising in vintage denim and work wear apparel. Alternatively for fast-paced fashion, denim styles and wardrobe staples, visit the likes of Urban Outfitters, Diesel, Pepe Jeans, and American Apparel, along with Office Shoes, Superga and Toms for footwear.

For premium male grooming, Murdock, the official hair stylists for Mr Start’s London Collections show at The Hospital Club, has a flagship barber shop on Monmouth Street offering traditional wet shaves, beard trims, hair-cuts and shoe polishes for the modern gentleman. Whilst in store, discover luxury accessories range including ties, handkerchiefs and leather overnight bags. The Nickel Spa on Shorts Gardens also offers an array of relaxing and maintenance treatments for men only.

Monday, April 9 2012

David David presents: ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ @ David David Gallery / Until 16th April 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12pm – 6pm (Daily)

@ David David Gallery
3 Earlham St
Covent Garden
London, WC2H  9LL

Entry: £Free

www.daviddavid.co.uk

Epic designer David Saunders, main brain behind the David David brand has since September 2011 got his very own store in the heart of London’s fashion boutique mecca – Covent Garden. The shop has got a black minimal bespoke interior to complement the signature David David pieces that are scattered all around the store.

This month will see the opening of a new gallery space located at the basement of the shop where David will curate a series of shows with artists he knows and admires.

First up is an artist  from London called Toby Boundy who will showcase his exhibition called ‘Smoke Gets In To Your Eyes’. The paintings in the exhibition all exist at a human scale that relates directly to the viewers body.

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Tuesday, March 6 2012

Win £40 shop credit with Shoparazzi for Super Superficial

TIME AND PLACE:

Open:
Mon – Sat: 11:00 – 19:00
Sun: 12:00 – 17:00

@ Super Superficial (Covent Garden), 22 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LN

@ Super Superficial (Carnaby Street) 17 Fouberts Place, London,
W1F 7QD

Free entry (read below for comp details)

www.shoparazzi.com
www.supersuperficial.com

Super Superficial is a boutique shop in two central London locations selling t-shirts designed by over 50 talented artists.
The designs range from playful to mildly subversive with an underlying social commentary.

Competition:

We have £40 shop credit (for use within 3 months at either of the two London stores). To win all you have to do is answer this simple question. Where are Super Superficial’s two London shops?

Send your answers to competitions@informedlondon.com and place Shoparazzi in the subject line.

Competition closes on Sunday 11th March 2012 midnight.

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Annual AMP Conference – ‘How To Survive In A Digital World’ @ London School of Economics / Tuesday 6th March 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12.30pm – 18.30pm
+ Networking After-Party

@ New Theatre,
London School of Economics
Houghton St
London, WC2A 2AE

Entry: £Free

www.lsesu-amp.com

The Advertising, Marketing & PR Society is proud to present the very first AMP conference – How to Survive in a Digital World. The conference aims to explore how the exponential development of technology is changing the world we live in and how it will continue to shape our future, highlighting how digital technologies have changed the way we consume media, purchase products and interact with each other.

The conference is not only for individuals interested in the advertising, marketing and PR industries, but for anyone that wants to gain an advantage in an increasingly unstable job market. Graduates who can communicate and leverage an understanding of the digital landscape will posses a strong advantage over ‘traditional’ candidates, no matter their choice of industry.

Speakers: Christian Gladwell (Human Digital), Adrian Kaye (Iprospect), Matt Roberts (Neoco), Luke Robert Mason (Philter Phactory), Lee Provoost (Dachis Group).

Networking after-party with nibbles to follow at Foundation Bar starts @ 8pm, Covent Garden. Free entry and free drink for AMP Society members / £3 on door for non-members

For additional information, full agenda and registration please go to: http://www.lsesu-amp.com/events/conference/

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Monday, March 5 2012

Super Superficial Flash Sale with Shoparazzi @ Super Superficial / Monday 5th March 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Open:
Mon – Sat: 11:00 – 19:00
Sun: 12:00 – 17:00

@ Super Superficial (Covent Garden), 22 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LN

@ Super Superficial (Carnaby Street) 17 Fouberts Place, London, W1F 7QD

Free entry (read below for details on how to get the discount)

www.shoparazzi.com
www.supersuperficial.com

Super Superficial is a boutique shop in two central London locations selling t-shirts designed by over 50 talented artists.

The designs range from playful to mildly subversive with an underlying social commentary.

Get £40 store credit for only £20. You don’t have to spend the credit right away – you can keep hold of it and use it at any time in the next 3 months. Store credit can only be used in-store (not online).

Buy the store credit on the Shoparazzi website: www.shoparazzi.com

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Wednesday, February 1 2012

Everyday Portrait Exhibition @ SUDA / Until Sunday 26th 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Sunday – Wednesday
12pm – 10.30pm
Thursday – Saturday
12pm – 11pm

@SUDA Thai Cafe Restaurant
St Martin’s Courtyard,
off Upper St. Martin’s Lane,
Covent Garden,
London WC2E 9AB

Entry: £Free
Why not try a one of their tasty drinks.
Lemongrass and Ginger Ice Tea.

www.oat-chaiyasith.com
www.suda-thai.com

Thai Restaurant SUDA will be showcasing a selection of works from award-winning photographer and columnist Oat Chaiyasith, official photographer to the Thai royal family. The highlight of the collection on display at SUDA in Covent Garden will be ‘365 faces’, Chaiyasith’s personal, interactive project which involved shooting a different person every day for a year. 364 images will be on display, and SUDA customers can add their faces to the 365th space, making them part of the project. www.oat-chaiyasith.com

Sunday, January 8 2012

Sense and the City @ The London Transport Museum / Sunday 8th January 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 10:00 – 18:00

@ London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Entry: around £10

www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Always on your smart phone, or still asking a policeman? Sense and the City: smart, connected and on the move, which runs until 18 March 2012, explores how emerging technologies are changing the way we access and experience London and compares this with past visions of the future.

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