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Summer Exhibition 2017 @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £14 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2017

Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition ☀️😎 represents the art being made today. Expect to find a panorama of art in all media, from painting, printmaking, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and performance art.

Almost 250 years ago, the RA’s founding members agreed to hold an “Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Designs … open to all Artists”, to help finance the training of young artists in the Royal Academy Schools. Now, nearly 250 years later, ahead of our big anniversary in 2018, Royal Academician Eileen Cooper, explores themes of discovery and new talent from her unique position as Keeper of the Royal Academy – the Academician who is responsible for supporting and guiding the students.

Cooper takes on the mantle of coordinating the largest open submission exhibition in the world, hanging over 1,200 works by artists established and lesser-known in the space of just eight days. Don’t miss work by internationally renowned artists Rosemarie Trockel, Julian Schnabel, Hassan Hajjaj, Secundino Hernández, Isaac Julien, Tomoaki Suzuki, Mark Wallinger and Sean Scully RA, as well as submissions by new Royal Academicians including Gilbert & George and David Adjaye. Other highlights include Yinka Shonibare RA’s six metre high colourful wind sculpture in the RA Courtyard, and Farshid Moussavi RA’s unique focus on construction coordination drawings in the Architecture Gallery.

REVEAL Festival @ V&A / from Friday 30th June – Thursday 6th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/reveal

Week-long public festival will include floating Aerocene sculptures, Ron Arad and Zandra Rhodes ‘drawing with light’ on V&A façades, a new dance commission from Julie Cunningham and hip hop from Botis Seva and the National Youth Dance Company Alumni.

REVEAL celebrates the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, the largest architectural project undertaken by the Museum in over 100 years. Designed by Stirling Prize-winning British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A, the Exhibition Road Quarter will create major new spaces that will transform the V&A’s relationship with the public and its neighbouring institutions on Exhibition Road.

The festival will mark the opening of these extraordinary new spaces, bringing together a host of cultural commissions to explore the heritage, modernity and technology of the V&A. Festival contributions from the Museum’s ‘Albertopolis’ neighbours highlight this historic moment for the V&A and the broader South Kensington area, as it enters the next 100 years of its history.

Highlights:

  • Shade by Simon Heijdens
    Simon Heijdens will create an immersive experience of augmented light in The Sainsbury Gallery.
  • Molly Goddard, A/W 2017
    British fashion designer Molly Goddard will showcase highlights of her designs.
  • Nothing is Set in Stone by Mira Calix
    Artist Mira Calix will host a live stream of music, performance art, dance and spoken word.
  • Kairos by Anat Ben-David with Boudicca
    We present the first major public performance of Kairos by artist and musician Anat Ben-David.
  • Julie Cunningham & Company in Double Bill
    A new site-specific dance performance inspired by Yoko Ono’s ‘Dance Pieces’.
  • DesignLab
    View student work as part of a DesignLab project linked to Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion.
  • Friday Late in collaboration with Boiler Room
    Boiler Room present an electric mix of international musicians, DJs and artists.

Stanley’s Film Club and The BRIT School present: La La Land @ St John the Evangelist / Saturday 1st July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
7pm
Performances 8pm
Film 9pm

@ St John the Evangelist, Sylvan Road, London SE19 2RX

Tickets: £20 includes a glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic punch before 8pm book online

www.stanleysfilmclub.com
www.brit.croydon.sch.uk

Stanley’s Film Club are teaming up with The BRIT School to present an immersive screening of Damian Chazelle’s award-winning La La Land! The event will take place in the grand setting of St John the Evangelist church in Upper Norwood. 🎞

Cinema-goers will be treated to a pre-show party, with live pop-up performances from Year 12 musical theatre students training at The BRIT School.

There will be a licensed bar and food by Dinerette, a mobile 1950s style American Diner who will be serving up some cinema favourites including hot dogs, popcorn, burgers and shakes.

You are invited to dress for the occasion, and those arriving before 8pm will receive a free glass of bubbly or non-alcoholic punch.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land is a story about a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, both struggling to make ends meet in a city famous for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. The Hollywood hopefuls are drawn together by a hunger to succeed doing what they love, and so ensues a tale of passion, heartbreak and self discovery. The film won in a number of categories in this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Music Score.

The film is a homage to the classic musical and famously wears its influences on its sleeve. In the same vein, this event will pay tribute to some of the classic musicals from the 20th Century, with well known numbers being performed by the students.

Sunfall 2017: a new festival for London @ Brockwell Park / Saturday 12th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00 – 22:00

@ Sunfall, Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ

Tickets: from £55 book online

www.sunfall.co.uk

Sunfall festival is brought to you by the teams behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook. A festival of two halves: party together by day, go your own way by night… 🌝🌚

Village Underground: Mastermix.
Jackmaster / DJ Bone / Denis Sulta / Peggy Gou / Spencer / Jayda G

Jazz Cafe: Worldwide.
Gilles Peterson / Romare (dj set) / Yussef Kamaal

Brixton Electric: Dimensions.
Larry Heard aka Mr Finger (live) / Amp Fiddler (live) / Palms Trax / HAAi / Dimensions Soundsystem

Corsica Studios: Make Me.
Ben UFO / Helena Hauff / Call Super / Shanti Celeste / A Made Up Sound / Make Me DJs

Brixton Jamm: Outlook x Southbound.
DBridge / Special Request / 4Hero b2b Stretch / Randall b2b Doc Scott / Om Unit / Commix / MCs DRS & GQ

Bloc: Giegling.
Konstantin / Kettenkarussell / Leafer Legov

Phonox: Horse Meat Disco.
Move D / Horse Meat Disco

Bianca Road BrewCo: Rhythm Section.
Beautiful Swimmers /Bradley Zero

MangleE8: Floating Points
Floating Points (DJ set) / Jon Rust

XOYO: Co-Op Presents
Madlib / Henry Wu / K15 / Moses Boyd / Marcman / IG Culture / Alex Phountzi / Eric Lau / Gilla / + more

RSVP on Facebook.

ELCAF (East London Comic Arts Festival) @ Round Chapel and School Rooms / 16th – 18th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-19:00

@ Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, London E5 0LY and School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Road, London E5 0PU

Tickets: £5 book online

www.elcaf.co.uk/about

Founded by Nobrow in 2012, ELCAF began as a small one day festival designed to showcase some of the most exciting works in comics and illustration.

From its conception in 2012, ELCAF has grown to become one of the leading festivals of its kind in the UK. Attracting over 3,000 visitors annually, ELCAF continues to spotlight emerging talent and celebrate the dynamic community of individual artists and collectives that are pushing the boundaries in their creative fields.

There has been an exciting growth in the field of comics and illustration, mediums which have moved from the peripheries into the mainstream focus. ELCAF is not only a platform for practitioners to have their work seen, but is a celebration of the art. Each year, ELCAF invites a selection of guest artists from across the world to deliver a programme of the highest calibre which include talks, exhibitions, masterclasses, and workshops for all ages.

Live Music Brunch – Jazz Dynamos Quartet @ Royal Albert Hall / Sunday 2nd July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:30am (brunch served) music from 12:00pm

@ Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Tickets: £31.50 book online

www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/live-music-brunch-jazz-dynamos-quartet

Spend a lazy weekend listening to music by exceptional musicians from the London jazz scene and renowned world music artists at a delicious Live Music Brunch. 🎷

Jazz Dynamos Quartet perform music from the last 80 years, including the great American songbook – often transforming these and other, less celebrated songs, by mixing classic jazz and swing with bossa, samba, and contemporary pop music – occasionally all at the same time!

With several sold out shows at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club over the last couple of years, plus performances for both British and Hollywood Royalty, their unique and eclectic mix is proving increasingly popular.

Live Music Brunch takes place in the Hall’s Verdi restaurant, which offers casual dining and great music within one of London’s most iconic settings. Your ticket includes a welcome drink, main course and dessert, served with tea or coffee, all accompanied by great live music.

Sci-fi Sundays @ Barbican / until 20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS (cinemas 1 and 2)

Tickets: various book online

www.barbican.org.uk/film

Barbican Cinema screens 🎞 a series of cult science fiction films from around the world this summer entitled Sci-Fi Sundays.

Delve into dystopia with this season of sci-fi classics including the hugely influential Ikarie XB-1, Soylent Green and George Lucas’ directorial debut THX 1138.

The season will sit alongside the public programme of talks, debates and concerts making up the Barbican’s major exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, running in the Curve within the centre.

Stoke Newington Literary Festival @ various venues / until Sunday 4th 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues around Stoke Newington

Tickets: many events are free or cheap (around £3), £70 weekend ticket (all events) book online

www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com

Originally setup in 2010 to celebrate the area’s radical and literary history. From the non-conformists who gathered around Newington Green in the 17th century to the diverse community that exists today.

Stoke Newington has long been a melting pot of new ideas, artistic endeavour and off-centre thinking and the programming is directly inspired by the mavericks and rabble-rousers – Mary Wollstonecraft, Reverend Richard Price, Edgar Allan Poe, Daniel Defoe, Anna Laetitia Barbauld & many more – who helped shape the world we know.

Venues:
Clissold House
The Old Church
Town Hall
Library Gallery
Abney Public Hall
Abney Park Cemetery
Mascara Bar
St Paul’s Church Hall
William Patten School
Unitarian Chapel
Ryan’s Bar
The Prince

Cat and Mouse @ Village Underground / Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7pm-8:45pm

@ Village Underground, 4 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ

Tickets: £13.20 book online

www.villageunderground.co.uk/events/cat-mouse

A theatrical animation experience, involving an animated cat and mouse and a band of dogs. Expect: live music, theatrical devices, crazy cartoons, high octane action, fun and frolics, extreme violence, moments of edification, sadomasochism, the face machine, skeletons, dogs, dancing, and more! 🐱🐭

Featuring the the animations of Paul Bill Barritt (1927) with live music by Officer Pup, courtesy of composer and Edinburgh Fringe winner, Laurence Owen and band plus, we introduce Miss Lesley Ewen as The Law.

The cultural history of anthropomorphised animals is long and deep, as long and deep as the river of imagination itself. We see ourselves reflected back at ourselves within those furry beings. Cat and Mouse is one such development.

Taking its germ from the great peddler of anthropomorphised cat and mouse chaos Mr. George Herriman, it proceeds in a zigzag line through the gamut of human idiocy from art to war, from technology to industry, from civilisation to love all via the shenanigans of various humanimals mostly of the rodent/feline variety with some notably canine overseers holding court over the proceedings.

Sticking within the traditions of artistic purveyance there will be visuals in the form of animations, sets and costume, there will be live music and there will be storytelling. A theatrical animation experience unlike anything seen before, alike to everything seen once upon a time, long ago…

Last Days of Shoreditch @ Old Street / until 27th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu 17:00 – 11:30
Fri 17:00 – 00:00
Sat: 15:00 – 00:00

@ Last Days of Shoreditch Rivera, 288 Old Street, London EC1V 9LA

Tickets: free entry to most events but advance tickets strongly recommended! Book online

www.lastdaysofshoreditch.co.uk

Arriving in the heart of East London this with a sensational summer programme of beats, bars and beach life.

A collaboration between culture veterans RED Gallery (Old Street) and Rob Star (Eastern Electrics / mulletover / Star pubs), kick back every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a massive selection of global talent, expect cocktails, craft beer bars alongside mouthwatering food stalls as well as a mezzanine restaurant and terrace bar from Ben Spalding and his Puzzle Project team.

The Shoreditch Riviera will have its own urban beach overlooked by palm trees and decking, alongside karaoke room powered by Lucky Voice and private spaces available to hire making it the ideal spot for summer hedonism.

RSVP on Facebook.

Events coming up:
Friday 9th June
The Date
Stuart Patterson, Tim Keenoy with special guest Martin Lodge

Thursday 22nd June
Sugo DJs

Friday 23rd June
Size Doesn’t Matter
Si Kurrage, Mr Shiver, Mastomic Vs Mucho Souls, Alan Aka Arscott , Ket Sha and Stuart Tolliday

Saturday 1st July
Arts House
Artwork plus guests

Friday 7th July
Soundcrash
Special guests

Saturday 8th July
Art’s House
Artwork plus guests

Saturday 22nd July
Art’s House
Artwork plus guests

Thursday 3rd August
The Diaz Brothers presents DitchCoteque
Bon Bradbury (for PBR Streetgang)

Saturday 5th August
Maribou State pre party
Maribou State plus guests

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