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Walthamstow Garden Party at Lloyd Park on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2018

The festival is increasingly powered by the incredible network of local people, groups, organisations and businesses that are at the heart of the event’s continued success. 🎉

The Barbican is a world-class arts and learning organisation in the heart of The City presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. Committed to ‘arts without boundaries’.

At Walthamstow Garden Party, the Barbican continues to build on its history of programming and partnerships with artists and organisations in east London.

www.walthamstowgardenparty.com

Location:
Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 5JW

Times:
Saturday 12pm – 9:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Price:
Free entry, no ticket required!

London Shuffle Club at Shoreditch

The UK’s shuffleboard experts have setup a new permanent home in Shoreditch​. The venue is a colourful space featuring the UK’s first ever open-air shuffleboard terrace and will focus on the classic floor shuffleboard version of the game. 👭 👬

Mouthwatering guest ales and cocktails on rotation and live music complement the most fun, addictive and socially competitive way to spend your days and nights.

Like challenging your friends? Love a drink and enjoy social eats? Then you need shuffleboard in your life…

It’s a hot and popular nightlife trend in places like Brooklyn which originated on the decks of cruise ships in the early 20th century. The easy-to-pick-up, difficult-to-master art of the game is to use your hand (for table top games) or a cue stick (for classic, floor based shuffle) to slide your weighted pucks or ‘biscuits’ down a long, smooth wooden board and onto the top sections of a scoring triangle at the opposite end of your lane.

London Shuffle​ features alley-style lanes with an all new look that is effortlessly fresh and modern. The new 7,000 sq ft venue also offers the first ever open-air shuffleboard lanes on the outside terrace. Outside, you will also find a stylish Airstream offering a carefully curated selection of craft ales, while inside, an easy-to-drink selection of beers will keep you well watered.

For those who want to treat themselves; delicious long, short and slushy cocktails will all be on offer to add to the experience (and challenge of the game!) while tasty pizzas featuring a range of adventurous toppings will also be available to keep you well fuelled for the fun!

www.londonshuffle.com

Location:
London Shuffle Club, 4 Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6AW

Times:
Monday, closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 4pm -11pm
Thursday – Saturday 4pm – 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
£20 for a lane (up to eight people can play), book online

Lee Bul at Hayward Gallery until 19 August 2018

Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape featuring monstrous bodies, futuristic cyborgs, glittering mirrored environments and an exquisitely surreal monumental foil Zeppelin. 👀 😊 🇰🇷

Bringing together more than 100 works from the late 1980s to the present day, this exhibition explores the full range of Lee Bul’s pioneering and thought-provoking practice, from provocative early performances to recent large-scale installations that attempt to get our body and our brain ‘working at the same time, together’.

For the past three decades, Lee Bul has drawn on diverse sources that include science fiction, visionary architecture and personal experience, whilst making use of deliberately clashing materials that range from silk and mother of pearl to fibreglass and silicone. At the core of her most recent work is an investigation into landscape, which for the artist includes the intimate landscape of the body, ideal or fictional landscapes and the physical world that surrounds us.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/lee-bul

Location:
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, 337-338 Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Times:
11am – 7pm every day (Thursday until 9pm)
Closed on Tuesdays

Tickets:
From £13 book online

Katharina Grosse: Prototypes of Imagination at Gagosian until 27 July 2018

Widely known for her spectacular in situ paintings, in which explosive color is rendered directly onto architecture, interiors, and landscapes, Grosse embraces the events and incidents that arise as she works, opening up surfaces and spaces to the countless perceptual possibilities of the medium. Approaching painting as an experience in immersive subjectivity, she uses a spray gun, distancing the artistic act from the hand, and stylizing gesture as a propulsive mark. 🎨

In Prototypes of Imagination, Grosse reveals the ways in which painting catalyzes the unfolding of multiple dimensions on a single surface. Following Wunderbild, the imposing processional installation at the National Gallery in Prague, at the center of the exhibition is a single painting of oceanic scale on loose cloth. Working on huge expanses of flat cloth enables Grosse to execute very large-scale works in the studio in response to specific architectural conditions beyond it, in this case the Britannia Street gallery. This new approach creates a bridge between the studio canvases and the in situ paintings that she has been making over the last decade. In this abstract phantasmagoria, with its aqueous layers of vibrant, pulsating color, Grosse’s painterly gestures, and the inverted chromatic zones arising from her use of stencils of vaguely biomorphic form, assert entirely new spatial and temporal transformations.

Grosse continues this approach in works on stretched canvas, many of which contain rectangular fields that slide and tessellate like the windows and tabs of a browser, or dissolve into each other, creating ghostly organic silhouettes. Spatial tensions rise through shifts in chromatic temperature, and with stencils, folds, and other tools she allows for new patterns to emerge. Using stencils to either filter or completely block out areas of negative space, she creates opaque fields to be interrupted by solid geometries and ambiguous transparencies. The result sometimes recalls photograms wherein individual objects are placed on photosensitive paper to produce images using light alone. Here, paint replaces light, as Grosse saturates the exposed fabric with blazing, spectral mists. Each composition bears intimate traces of its creation, such as the smudges of paint where a stencil has been removed, or showers of drips suddenly severed in their resistance to gravitational pull. Surpassing the limits of pictorial logic, Grosse’s paintings are paradigms of vision; just as forms seem to materialize, their edges effervesce, pulling the viewer into their kaleidoscopic force field.

www.gagosian.com

Location:
Gagosian, 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JD

Times:
Tue – Sat 10am – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

Print! Tearing It Up at Somerset House until 22 August 2018

Explore the history and impact of the British independent magazine scene today in Print! Tearing It Up. This exhibition charts the evolution of polemic and progressive print publications and celebrates the current diverse industry of innovative independent magazines. 📖 📚

Beginning with BLAST, the Vorticist journal produced in June 1914, the exhibition traverses through the pacifist Peace News of 1930s, the biting satire of Private Eye (first published in the 1960s and still Britain’s best-selling current affairs magazine), the seminal feminist magazine founded in the 1970s Spare Rib, the cult-pop phenomenon of The Face in the 1980s and 90s and the D.I.Y zines created by teenage feminist collectives into the new millennium.

www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/print-tearing-it-up

Location:
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Times:
Mon, Tue, Sat and Sun 10am – 6pm
Wed – Fri 11am – 8pm

Tickets:
Free

OPEN STUDIOS series 2018 at Netil House on Thursday 14 June 2018

Eat Work art invites you to join an annual series of Open Studios events across Netil House, Hackney Downs Studios and Old Paradise Yard. 🏢👩🏽‍💼🎵🍺

Open Studios season kicks off with Netil House opening the doors to the iconic building on the edge of London Fields.

For one night only, visit the studios of over 100 residents of Netil House, from Grammy winning music producers to fashion labels, to architect, production companies, jewellery makers and more.

Venture through the studios, chat to our inspiring residents and get stuck into workshops at The Experimental Perfume Club, luxury furniture showroom viewing at Espasso, exclusive sample sales at The Acey and Klements, enjoy live screenings with free popcorn from Powster.

Netil Market will be providing the best tasting street food to enjoy on the sunny terrace with tunes provided by Netil Radio. Enjoy an exceptional selection of live music curated by Noatune Studios and Netil Radio. Afterwards head to Netil360 rooftop to watch the sun go down over East London and party into the night at NT’s Bar.

RSVP on Facebook

www.eatworkart.com/netil-house

Location:
Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

Times:
6pm – 1am

Price:
Free tickets, order online

Maison St-Germain and Henry Holland popup from Friday 15 June until Saturday 16 June 2018

Maison St-Germain returns to London for its second year with an immersive installation by Henry Holland! 🍸 💃

St-Germain, the French elderflower liqueur, in partnership with House of Holland, will bring a flurry of joyful decadence to the heart of the capital with the return of Maison St-Germain.

You will be guided through the Wild Harvest Walkway where the ephemeral story will be brought to life through surprise and delight moments by London florists June in March. You’ll then take a journey through an endless, abstract meadow of 1,000 elderflowers. Emerging into one of two cocktail bars, guests will be able to enjoy the classic St-Germain Spritz, along with a new collection of St-Germain cocktails including Henry’s personalised drink The Free Lane which will combine St-Germain with Grey Goose La Poire, lime juice, rhubarb bitters, grapefruit bitters and finished on the rocks with Pear Sassy Cider.

Maison St-Germain will serve two further exclusive cocktails; Thé Rouge, a mix of St-Germain and BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro, Roobis Tea and a dash of lemon essential oil; and the Brin Vert which combines St-Germain with Oxley gin, Tio pepe, absinthe and celery.

Don’t miss this free curated sensory experience by Henry Holland as well as delicious St-Germain cocktails to celebrate the ephemeral elderflower harvest and honour the 1,000 hand-picked flowers in each bottle!

www.stgermain.fr

Location:
38 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HW

Times:
From 12:30pm – 9:30pm

Price:
Free, get tickets online

Circolombia at Underbelly until 14 July 2018

Circolombia returns to the UK after taking Edinburgh by storm with their critically acclaimed show.

Witness the explosive power of thirteen performers, showcasing mind-boggling circus skills whilst taking terrifying risks live on stage. Coupled with live music and singers, Circolombia delivers world-class, gravity defying performances that you’ll never forget. 🎟 🎪

www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/circolombia

Location:
Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX

Times:
Various times

Price:
Tickets from £21.50 book online

Julie Becker: I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent at ICA until 12 August 2018

I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent is the first survey exhibition devoted to the work of the late Julie Becker (1972–2016). 💷 💷 💷

Embedded in the psychological, cinematic and material geographies of Los Angeles, her home city, Becker produced a legendary, yet underrepresented body of installations, sculpture, drawings, photographs and video. These works speak to the language and mythology of the late 20th century American Dream turned nightmare, drawing from sources as diverse as Stephen King’s The Shining, Disney’s fantasy The Gnome-Mobile, Kay Thompson’s children’s books Eloise and suburban stoner myths espousing the karmic convergence between The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

Within Becker’s drawings and videos of dreamlike scenarios, and architectural spaces realised at actual scale or as models, such shared cultural references collide with an idiosyncratic, and at times, dark aura of childish wonder and projection. Becker once stated, ‘A refrigerator box, in American cities, can be the last refuge of the homeless. They’re also temporary places for children to play in.’ In her work, interior spaces appear psychically charged and provisional, conjuring sites for potential refuge and fantastical escape.

Becker reflected on her own living circumstances while constructing altered narratives around other real and fictional lives. Works such as the installation Researchers, Residents, A Place to Rest (1993–1996) and the open-ended series Whole, reflect the artist’s direct experiences of spaces of precarity, such as a single room occupancy hotel or a dilapidated building caught in the flux of real estate speculation. According to writer and filmmaker Chris Kraus, Researchers, Residents, A Place to Rest combines, ‘a Balzacian zeal to excavate urban archaeology through fiction, and a very post-modern willingness to acknowledge the strange penetrations and crossed subjectivities that occurred in the body and mind of the [artist] herself.’ In Whole, Becker channelled the lingering presence of her Echo Park building’s former inhabitant, who had passed away from an AIDS related illness. This multifaceted project of drawings, sculpture, photographs and video moves between an imagined life and the very real spectre of imminent gentrification and displacement.

Throughout her work, Becker navigated the formations of truth, fiction and myth in both the material and symbolic realm. Considering the present historical moment, where a real estate mogul-cum-reality TV celebrity occupies the position of ‘leader of the free world’, Becker’s singular aesthetic visions unerringly articulate the fantasies and dispossessions underpinning the social imaginary of late-capitalism.

www.ica.art/exhibitions/i-must-create-a-master-piece-to-pay-the-rent

Location:
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Times:
Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday 12pm – 11pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm – 12am

Price:
£1 includes a day membership

The Monster adult bouncy castle at Alexandra Palace from 24 August until 27 August 2018

Let loose your inner child as the ultimate bouncy castle experience is coming to London! At over 300 metres long, The Monster is the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course and hands down the craziest nostalgic bouncy castle experience for adults! 🙌🏾 ☺️

It’s bigger, better and more bonkers than ever before. Run, bounce, dance and jump your way around as you take on 42 ridiculous obstacles including the 18m “Mega Slide”, the juicy “Tunnel of Love” and terrifying “The Bouncy Cage of Doom!”

The fun doesn’t stop there! Enjoy a full day of non-stop partying with Live DJ’s, giant Flamingo and Unicorn Ball Pits, and of course delicious street food, cocktails and craft beers.

This is guaranteed to be one unmissable fun-fest that you won’t forget!

Location:
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Times:
Various

Price:
£23 book online

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