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Future of Dating: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 23 February 2018

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

With dating apps ever increasing, finding love is now as much about an algorithm as physical attraction. Join us this Friday Late to swipe, like, and explore the future of dating. What role do data and technology play, and what is at stake in terms of chemistry, privacy and who knows our preferences best? Look at the politics of sex and relationships, and question how we build and sustain them today and into the future. Watch out cupid! 💕


Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

6:30pm – 10pm

Free, make sure you arrive early!

Vault Festival LATES at The Vaults Waterloo until Saturday 17 March 2018

A series of evening events promising to lure festival-goers seeking a further theatrical fix into the small hours a total of eight weekends of specially curated, immersive parties every Friday and Saturday night until March.

With an anti-Valentine’s ball, Mardi Gras spectacular, Burlesque lock in and I ♥ EU Silent Disco on the bill, there’s a LATE for every species of party animal. You can also tuck into fiery fusion Thairitos and indulgent Mac ‘n’ Cheese with a specially curated menu of hearty street food. If you just want a drink there are six bars open every day of the festival.

NeverLand Lates (2nd and 3rd Feb) promises an exhilarating late night journey of discovery into the mystical world of Peter Pan, inviting party-goers to don their best pirate hat or fairy wings as they navigate banquets, food fights, sword fights and lagoons to a soundtrack of live music and circus acts.

The House of Burlesque: Lock In (9th and 10th Feb) welcomes the return of international showgirl Tempest Rose promising “Showgirl Explosions”, mini-burlesque tutorials, bespoke cocktails and a secret speakeasy for the night Time Out dubbed the “Moulin Rouge on Acid”.

The Bleeding Heart Ball (17th Feb) from Shotgun Carousel and Gypsy Disco will be a wild and debaucherous anti-Valentine’s party complete with jaw-dropping circus acts, roaming illusionists, face and body painting and a life drawing salon. A refuge for unrequited lovers, this LATE promises to be an audiovisual feast of gender-bending cabaret and awe-inspiring interactive theatre coupled with the wildest gypsy folk and brass heavy bands blasting out heart wrenching blues and blood-curdling ballads.

FAT TUESDAY (23rd and 24th Feb) sees Shotgun Carousel return to the festival for the fourth year with London’s most gratuitous answer to global Mardi Gras. Revellers will get wild with giant brass sections, circus acts and impromptu parades in this annual celebration of excess. Anything goes costumes and dancing on tables encouraged.

LABYRINTH (2nd and 3rd March) an immersive theatrical circus party from Chivaree Circus, brings to life the Goblin Realm. Adventurers will delve into a world full of mind-boggling aerial performances, stupendous circus feats and intimate encounters as they fight their way to the castle beyond the Goblin City to help #SaveSarah from losing herself in this topsy-turvy domain where nothing is what it seems.

The Final Countdown: I ♥ EU Silent Disco (10th March) will be a white-hot celebration of all things EuroPop as we inch towards the ominous one-year-to-go date for Britain’s departure from the EU. Three channels of continental club bangers including Eurovision hits, indie classics, ABBA favourites and plenty more variety, will add up to a crowd cutting some of the wildest moves around on a dancefloor full of open hearted revellers.

RUCKUS | Underground St Patrick’s Day (17th March) Think Peaky Blinders with twice the craic – travel back to 1919 London to celebrate St Patrick’s Day at RUCKUS. Expect live bands, DJs, game tables and a secret immersive quest for any that want to play. Part underground gangster party, part immersive piss-up, all trouble.


The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN


Ticketed events from £5 book online

Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 26 January 2018

Find emerging and established DJs selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions, discover pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and hands-on workshops. Or simply enjoy the space, the music, the views and the delicious food and drink offers. 🎨 🍷 🔊

Discover new perspectives on the theme of production in collaboration with our Tate Exchange Associates. Enjoy a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop in workshops, pop up talks and street food.

Movement! programmed by Stance Podcast
Stance hosts Movement! taking you on an audio journey through a selection of the freshest music genres. A flash dance studio will feature DJ sets from DJ Sketchy and Emily Dust taking you from South African Gqom to Desi Disco via the west African underground and more. Plus artist Lotte Andersen will be capturing euphoric moving portraits.

Music programmed by NTS Radio
See DJs Liam D, Qendresa and Jamie Burke in the Terrace Bar.

New Generation and Process
New Generation comments on the black British experience, its influence and portrayal in music. Directed by The Rest and narrated by Kojey Radical. Process is a companion film to the debut album of singer-songwriter Sampha. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, it offers a window into Sampha’s world.

18:30–19:30 New Generation with Q&A chaired by artist Mahaneela
20:00–20:40 Process
21:00–21:20 New Generation

Free ticket required for all screenings. Advance tickets have all now gone but an allocation of free tickets will be available on the night. Tickets will be distributed from the Level 0 ticket desk on a first-come-first-served basis from 18.00, with any spare tickets given out from the Level 1 Starr Cinema foyer 15 minutes before each screening starts.

Other activities:
Creative Collision II
Watch dancers, choreographers and composers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance create new work and share their creative process.

Documenting Our Cultures
Celebrate the places and pioneers behind our global creative cultures with Stance Podcast. Watch film screenings from Riz Ahmed and Ewen Spencer and join a zine-making workshop with Young Photographers London.

They Call It Regeneration?!
Be critical and reflective about regeneration and gentrification with the People’s Bureau and their giant pass the parcel.

Roulette Station
Try your luck with BACKLIT Gallery’s human roulette station. Winners get to collaborate with artists and create a vinyl recording in the Booth of Truth.

Cross Polli.Nation
Discover how to dance contact improvisation and experience a live jam with Trinity Laban. Learn basic dance skills and awaken your inner spontaneity! No experience needed.

Dubstep Retrospective
Step into Georgina Cook’s immersive dubstep retrospective programmed by Stance Podcast. A virtual playlist and images will transport you to defunct club nights like FWD>> at Plastic People and DMZ at Mass.

Technological Immersion
Get hands on with Digital Maker Collective to explore the role of technology in the arts. Question and rethink virtual and physical space, artificial intelligence, gaming and movement.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Our visitor experience teams will lead three lively rounds of conversation around key artworks.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Staff and volunteers from across Tate share their personal insights into works from the collection.


Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

6pm – 10pm

Free entry

Smith & Sinclair’s The Flavour Gallery at The Hoxton Basement until 17 December 2017

The gallery pop-up invites you to consume art in ways they never imagined by using the senses to explore each piece of original artwork. 👆 😛

The Flavour Gallery features some of the most awe-inspiring artists of today including Bowie collaborator Terry Pastor, weaving masters London Loom and visual artist Anja Predojevic, who have been commissioned to create interactive artwork that challenges perceptions of what a gallery should be.

The Hoxton Basement plays host to artwork beyond imagination, art that changes colour, diffuses delightful smells and reacts to its audience. With latex-heavy works from artist Tom O’Hare in association with intimate lifestyle brand LELO, The Flavour Gallery will also feature God’s Own Junkyard, a cocktail bar in partnership with Lanique and a gift shop selling unique works exclusive to visitors.


The Hoxton Basement, 12-18 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG

Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 5:30pm and 9:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm and 9:30pm
Friday 5:30pm and 10:30pm
Saturday 2:30pm and 10:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm and 8:30pm

£15 book online

KERB is 5 at King’s Cross West Handyside Canopy on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October 2017

KERB are celebrating 5 years of street food trailblazing with a star-studded birthday bonanza including a two night party, special guest Alumni trading at KERB Gherkin lunch market and the launch of the KERB LIFE podcast.

KERB are bringing back old faces (KERB Alumni) to trade alongside the new (inKERBator graduates) and cook up a never-created-before KERBlaboration-themed £5 dishes at the 5th birthday party – (behold street food titans Bleecker x Bao going head to head with the surprise “Blao”; Vicky’s x BluTop’s ice cream donut toastie and Decatur x Project Sandwich’s NYC Bodega store deli sandwich, to name a few).

Also for the birthday extravaganza, KERB are inviting four KERB Alumni back (Bleecker Burger, Yum Bun, The Ribman and Rola Wala) to guest trade at their KERB Gherkin lunch market alongside releasing the KERB LIFE podcast – a sonic feast exploring the London food scene.

  1. Bleecker x Bao: two of THE BIGGEST street food titans in London go head to head with the “blao” / “bao-urger” surprise
  2. The Ribman x Oh My Dog: “The Rib Dog” heritage breed franks piled high with Ribman’s signature “Holy Fuck” hot sauce smothered meat
  3. Mother Clucker x White Men Can’t Jerk: WMCJ brine, MC floured fried jerk chicken
  4. Decatur x Project Sandwich: The ‘Kings Boulevard Bodega’ NYC deli joint (make-your-own Subway style)
  5. Sheng High x Greedy Khao: (Felix makes a come-back!) to create Thai-Chinese “Khao soi guo tie dumpling” curry soup fusion with Faai and Lee (vegan)
  6. Vicky’s x Blu Top: ice cream donut panini toasties
  7. Taco Dave x Cyprus Kitchen: aka ‘Pita Hombre’ serving Cyprus-Mexican fusion ‘Al Pastor’ pittas with cumin tzatziki, Serrano salsa, pomegranate molasses and fennel slaw
  8. Club Mexicana x Dosa Deli: vegan jackfruit vindaloo burritos
  9. Kimchinary x BBQ Dreamz: Korean – Filipino “Asian Persuasion” feat. bulgogi bavette steak + duck heart skewers
  10. Anna Mae’s x Piadina Project‘: mac ‘n cheese piadinas
  11. Nonna’s x Capish: Neapolitan choc ice station



West Handyside Canopy, Handyside Street, London N1C

£5 book online, limited tickets available on the door after 8:30

Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom @ Mercato Metropolitano / from 25th October 2017


Doors: various

@ Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR

Tickets: from £17 book online (use ‘earlybird’ at checkout for 20% off)


Backyard Cinema present the Snow Kingdom this winter, ticket holders will enter an adventure into the fantasy realm at Backyard Cinema’s permanent home of Mercato Metropolitano in Borough. 🎞 📽

Changing the face of cinema one theme at a time, Backyard Cinema’s Snow kingdom is set in an enchanted castle, deep in the snowy mountains in a magical land. Adventurers will enter through a secret entrance at the foot of the mountain and venture though an ice cave across a frozen lake! Once inside the grand ballroom, relax on giant beanbags and enjoy potion themed cocktails before settling under a blanket to watch a favourite movie.

Escape to a magical castle and enter the immersive world of Backyard Cinema and enjoy the cosiest cinema winter has to offer while feasting on popcorn and indulging on winter warmer cocktails.

Backyard will show a selection of films celebrating wonder, magic, snow & winter as well as some the favourite all time classics. Think Harry Potter, Beauty & the Beast, Titanic, Tangled & The Princess Bride alongside new blockbusters including Baby Driver, Wonder Woman, The Revenant & Guardians of The Galaxy 2.

The World of Anna Sui @ Fashion and Textile Museum / until 1st October 2017


Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm (Thu until 8pm)
Sun 11am – 5pm
Mon closed

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

Tickets: £9.90 book online


Anna Sui is the classic American fashion designer. From Detroit to New York, her signature rock-n-roll romanticism reinvents pop culture for every new generation.

Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Sui has shaped not only the garments, textiles, accessories, beauty and interiors which comprise her design universe, but also the course of fashion history. The World of Anna Sui features over 100 looks from the designer’s archive, presenting a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK.

@annasui's newest fragrance, Fantasia, has just arrived EXCLUSIVELY in the Fashion and Textile Museum Shop! Of this perfume, Anna says "It's all about enchantment. In everything I do, I'm always trying to transport you to exotic faraway places, to beautiful new worlds." And Anna has certainly achieved her goal with this fabulous fragrance. With floral notes at it's heart, a delicious raspberry praline top note and scents of Golden Cypress and Himalayan Cedar Wood, this perfume is an extravaganza of woody freshness. The creation is is spellbinding, modern and playful – much like Anna's clothes! Image: @annasui . . . #museum #fashiontextilemuseum #fashiontextile #annasui #annasuicosmetics #perfume #perfumes #museumshop #fashionexhibition #textiledesign #fashionart #designerfashion #unicorn

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Tate Lates @ Tate Modern / Friday 25th August 2017


Doors: 18:00–22:00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Free entry


This month Uniqlo Tate Lates celebrates ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, a show dubbed one of the ‘must-see art shows of the year’ by NME. The exhibition shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history, starting from 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement. ✊🏾


Music & Visuals Programmed By NTS Radio
See Farai, Lala &ce and James Massiah live, with DJ sets from Bonaventure and Cktrl in the Turbine Hall. Plus see DJ sets from Nonsense, Minimal Effort and Senay in the Terrace Bar until 23.00.

Film Display
Drop in for a free display of four short films commissioned by Tate with support of the Ford Foundation for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Films include ‘Black Mary’ By Kahlil Joseph, ‘Meeting Lorraine’ by Zawe Ashton, ‘The Ancestors Came’ by Cecile Emeke and ‘William T. Williams – A Diamond In A Box’ by Andy Mundy Castle.

Sampha: Process
Catch an exclusive screening of Process at 21.00 in the Starr Cinema. Process is a companion film to the debut album of singer-songwriter Sampha, directed by Kahlil Joseph, the visual storyteller behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

Sampha: Shy Light
Alongside the screening of Process, we launch Shy Light, a new zine by Sampha, created in collaboration with designer Grace Wales Bonner, art director Jamie Andrew Reid, and LA photographic duo Durimel.

Drawing Black Superheroes
Develop your own Black superheroes with character designer Wayne ‘Hard-Wired’ Riley. Take inspiration from historical figures, and learn how to design superhero characters using comic drawing techniques.

From a Creative Case to an Ecology of Care
What does the term ‘diversity’ mean? Join the debate led by The Ecology of Care team and generate a rolling document problematizing its definition. Interrogate policy and have your words amplified and made into badges.

Writing Black Power
Words were a powerful tool in the Black Power movement, from the poetry of Amiri Baraka to the speeches of Malcolm X. Explore the spoken word of the struggle at Bridget Minamore’s drop-in writing session, and hear pop-up readings throughout the evening.

Keeping It Real
Inspired by Black funk, soul and disco album sleeves, create your own album cover with artists Harold Offeh and Eloise Calandre, and watch your work projected live.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Staff and volunteers from across Tate share their personal insights into works from the collection.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Visitor experience teams will lead three lively rounds of conversation around key artworks.

RSVP on Facebook.

Friday Late: Hack. Make. Create. @ V&A / Friday 28th July 2017


Doors: 18.30-22.00

@ V&A, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Free entry


The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

More than the hobbyists’ pursuit, maker communities are disrupting manufacturing. Shared spaces offer a new amalgam of craft, industry and technology, where both tools and knowledge are pooled. Join London’s maker spaces to resist mass production and uncover how hacked machines and open source design are changing the way we make and live. Explore production process and question whether this a sustainable movement?

RSVP on Facebook.

Neverland London @ Beach Fulham / until 3rd October 2017


Wednesday Friday 6pm-11pm
Saturday 12pm-11pm
Sunday 12pm-9:30pm

@ Neverland London, Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, London SW6 2TY

Tickets £5 including BYOB (bring your own drinks) reservations / queue jump, book online


A new venue for alfresco drinking and street food dining with its very own white sandy beach, set within palm trees, pastel painted beach huts, swings and summer cocktails. This affordable drinking experience welcomes people to enjoy the Thameside location with deck chairs and grass seating while covered feasting tables, daybeds and beach huts will be on hand to cater for the British summer.

Featuring a 20 metre beach, pop-up shops, street food traders from the likes of Le Rac Shack, The Duck Truck, Taco Dave along with churros and ice creams for those with a sweet tooth. Visitors can create their own cocktails from the Unleaded Bar or have mixologists compose drinks with the ‘Beach Butler’ service creating bespoke summer sunshine tipples.

Taking you on a journey to paradise as Fulham welcomes the first ever Thameside beach spot. A unique and affordable, alfresco, dining and drinking experience. Dine on long feasting tables under a canopy of flowers or bask in the summer sun in free-to-use deck chairs while soaking up the surrounding beach setting.

Group bookings can hire beach huts or day partybeds with the option of adding a personal ‘Beach Butler’ to create bespoke cocktails from the mixology trolley to complement the “bring your own” offering.

London’s best street food traders will be on hand to help soak up the boozy afternoons surrounded by palm trees, swings, grass and covered seating for all to use.

  • Group bookings of 6 or more have access to a beach hut (£40)
  • Groups of 12 to 25 have access to a day party bed (£60)
  • Petanque courts and beer pong tables are available to hire
  • Private hire bookings available

Find the perfect spot at Neverland London, a romantic alfresco drink for two under the stars, weekend family brunch in the sun, or friends for a party. Eat, drink and listen to music alongside the river Thames offering affordable, alfresco drinking and dining at its best.

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