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House of Horror at Essex from Friday 28 September – Wednesday 31 October 2018

A new and groundbreaking 4D immersive experience featuring a full cast of highly-trained actors ready to twist and turn you through film-grade sets designed by the best, to do their worst. 😱

Decaying in the depths of Brentwood, a blood-soaked path draws you towards a vast, abandoned house. Inside, spirits are awoken and nightmares are realised as you embark on your battle through 12 rooms of sheer torture. These are your darkest fears so prepare to take centre stage in scenes reminiscent of Hollywood’s most terrifying films where you become the victim… are you brave enough to step inside?

Fight your way through each zone of terror as the house throws up a chilling array of physical and psychological challenges. You’ll find yourself exorcising a demon as you witness a possessed girl’s head twist 360 degrees and if you take a wrong turn in the ‘Macabre Maze’, you’ll meet a sinister fate.

With areas including Sci-Fi-Die, Krow Killers, and Medical Madness, you’ll join forces with up to 10 friends to see who can make it out alive! Should you survive the ordeal, you will have the choice to enter the mysterious Room 13, a room so intense, visitors are required to sign a waiver before entering because of the torture endured inside.

Visitors also have the option of receiving a video of the whole experience filmed on a GoPro, have photos taken in a specially themed booth complete with gory props as well as visit the weird and wonderful gift shop. Guests can also revel in the fright of others by spectating live on Fright Vision, while plenty of street food and refreshments will be available to help them level their nerves and bring adrenaline levels back down to normal.

This is the most complete and crazy, unforgettable and unique spooktacular experience in the country… dare you enter the House of Horror?

www.houseofhorror.co.uk

Location:
House of Horror, Warley Gap, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3DP

Times:
Various

Price:
From £25 book online

Streetfest at Gillett Square on Saturday 15 September 2018

Gillett Square, the East London creative hub, is hosting the tenth Streetfest: the UK’s premier urban culture festival, bursting with street art, dance, fashion, sport, food, and of course, music. 🎶 🍔

For ten years Streetfest has pulled together the newest and most iconic talents from London’s vibrant underground culture, and this weekend, there’s to be a huge party to celebrate one decade since its inception.

For one day only, people of all ages can enter the festival for free and see an impressive Selectors Assemble takeover of the main stage, with scene originators from the Plastic People club days and new talents taking to the decks.

Up-and-coming influencers will also be featured on the ‘On The Rise’ stage, which will see nine fantastic new acts handpicked by local music champions Music is Remedy.

Elsewhere, choose the street dance you want to see, as well as the S-K-A-T-E tourna-ment that’s running throughout the day! Make sure you catch the live work of Paint Freaks, who will be turning Gillett Square into a veritable museum of graffiti and murals.

RSVP on Facebook

www.streetfest.net

Location:
Gillett Square, Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN

Times:
1pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, get tickets online

Yuko Mohri at Camden Arts Centre until 16 September 2018

Following her residency at Camden Arts Centre in 2016, Yuko Mohri returns with a new installation that orchestrates relations between electromagnetic force-fields, patterns of light moving through water and a reconfigured Yamaha reed organ from 1934. Developed responsively to the architecture and surrounding environment of the galleries, Mohri’s audio-spatial composition reveals the interconnectedness of man-made and natural processes, inviting non-human agents and chance factors to determine the score. 👐

In this new commission, error, improvisation and feedback figure in an acoustic environment that maps shifting relationships between material things and conceptual propositions. Music and sound are central to Mohri’s practice. Her involvement with the experimental music scene in Japan has included collaborations with Otomo Yoshihide and the internationally acclaimed composer, pianist and electronic musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. As part of Voluta, sound art pioneer Akio Suzuki will perform live in the gallery.

www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/mohri

Location:
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Times:
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Wednesdays until 9pm
Closed Mondays

Price:
Free entry

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at V&A until 4 November 2018

This exhibition presents an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. 🇲🇽

Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-making-her-self-up

Location:
V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum),

Times:
10 am – 5:45 pm

Price:
£15 book online

Smithfield 150 at Smithfield Market on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August 2018

The Culture Mile will take over the markets in Smithfield as well as the surrounding streets, lanes and hidden spaces around Farringdon for a free, fun-filled festival spectacular. 🎉🎈🙋‍♀️🙆‍♂️

Smithfield 150 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets and will showcase the best of London’s vibrant culture and creativity all for free.

Have a cocktail at the Roller Disco, dance at the main stage, be disgusted by London’s gory past with Horrible Histories, watch Stealing Sheep’s all-female percussion procession, invent party drinks with Company Drinks or let little ones chill-out at their own mini-festival hangout as part of London’s biggest birthday party.

Smithfield 150’s extensive programme extends across six festival zones and two stages, a selection of the most exciting talent, music, food and entertainments from across the capital set against a stunning Victorian backdrop.

RSVP on Facebook

www.culturemile.london/festival/smithfield-150

Location:
Smithfield Market, London EC1A 9PS

Times:
11am – 8pm

Price:
Free entry

BP Portrait Award at National Portrait Gallery until 23 September 2018

The most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. 🎨👩‍🎨👨‍🎨🖌

With a first prize of £35,000, and a total prize fund of £74,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. Over the years this has attracted over 40,000 entries from more than 100 countries.

The BP Portrait Award is in its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twenty-ninth year of sponsorship by BP and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar. Since its launch it has been seen for free by over 6 million people.

www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2018/exhibition

Location:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Times:
Daily 10am – 6pm (Fridays until 9pm)

Price:
Free entry

Art St Kitchen open in Westminster

Thanks to Art St Kitchen for inviting us to try their newly relaunched restaurant serving international cuisine. 🍽🍷😋

The restaurant is located in the heart of London near the Palace of Westminster, Westminster, Big Ben and the Thames. Tucked away, the restaurant is based in a modern building near some of London’s most famous classic streets.

We tasted their sharing dishes including salt beef and gherkin croquettes with parsley and mustard, fried squid… All the dishes have familiar ingredients with their own creative twist!

Our meal was the best way to enjoy diverse and international cuisine. We can’t wait to go back!

www.artstkitchen.co.uk

Location:
Art St Kitchen, Art Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4DD

Times:
12pm – 10pm

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern at Fashion and Textile Museum until 23 September 2018

Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel. 🙋‍♀️

Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives.

Highlights include the original paper sketches for the trademark ‘Stem’ graphic, created in the 1990s, which has evolved to feature on everything from mugs and dresses to notebooks and even cars, plus prototypes for her early signature bags and the evolution of the iconic ‘Pear’ and ‘Flower’ designs. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world – how she works, what has inspired her, and why her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world. This exhibition is a must-see opportunity for everyone interested in the changing look of the 21st century environment.

www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/orla-kiely-life-in-pattern

Location:
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Times:
Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am – 6pm
Thursdays 11am – 8pm
Sundays 11am – 5pm

Price:
£9.90 book online

Obby popup at East Village E20

A new pop-up learning hub in Stratford’s East Village is challenging local residents to learn something new, by offering new classes and courses in a range of inspiring skills and activities. 🖌 🎨

The 1,000+ square foot space, located in Stratford, has been launched as an education marketplace that is rethinking the way people learn new things.

Offering a range of inspiring courses and classes from as little as £12 – including everything from Family Pasta Making and a Terrarium Eco-System Masterclass with prosecco, to Yoga and Mindfulness, Beginnings of Photography and Intensive Jewellery Making.

Obby hand-selects London’s finest, independent teachers, inspiring learners to find the best possible class for them – meaning those who book onto the courses will benefit from teaching by some of the capital’s very best.

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www.obby.co.uk

Location:
East Village, 28 Victory Parade, East Village, London E20 1FS

Times:
Various

Price:
From £12 book online

Circa’s Peepshow at Underbelly Festival until 18 August 2018

Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination, Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful. Expect teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials. 🎪 🍹 🎡

Peepshow combines some of the finest acrobatic talent on the planet under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz to create a playfully exhilarating ride into the beautifully bizarre recesses of your mind.

Go to Peepshow and see the world from the other side of the mirror.

www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/peepshow

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

Times:
7pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Price:
From £21.50 book online

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