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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.

Darryl Makes Comics (DMC) @ Hang–Up Gallery / until 25th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12-00-18:00 (closed Mondays)

@ Hang-Up Gallery, 81 Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 8AD

Free entry

www.hanguppictures.com/exhibition/dmc

East London’s Hang-Up Gallery are exclusively launching the new collection of works by Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels from Hip-Hop’s most notorious band, Run-DMC. The Art of DMC is the icon’s inaugural London exhibition and will host the new and unseen collection of ‘Darryl Makes Comics (DMC)’ Fine Art, a body of signed limited edition prints borne out of his love and deep passion for comics.

Darryl McDaniels is best known as the co-founding member of ‘Run DMC’. One of the major pioneers of hip-hop culture and arguably THE hottest rap act of the 1980s and 1990s, they are still loved today by millions around the world.

Comics and their superhero characters have always played a huge part in DMC’s life. In fact, many of the stories and speeches made by his favourite comic characters are the inspiration for his lyrics later created for Run DMC.

“I was a nervous little nerdy kid,” DMC says. “I didn’t want to get up in front of y’all and rhyme but then what gave me confidence out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone.”

DMC, the debut title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s NYC. Featuring collaborations with some of the hottest talent in comics and illustration today, a cool 80’s vibe and authentic street art, DMC is a superhero for those who need one most. The character dons his tracksuit, Adidas trainers and knuckle dusters to defend the city’s marginalised citizens against super villain and super hero alike.

For those in the know, you will delight in the tributes to DMC’s favourite comics you grew up with. For those that aren’t, you’ll gasp at the impact on the wall, the accessibility of the genre, and the fact that this was all started by a Hip-Hop legend millions grew up with.

About the artist:
Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalised citizens against super villain and super hero alike. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most… Darryl Makes Comics (DMC) is an independent comic book imprint created by Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), collaborator and Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda- Rodriguez, and music executive Riggs Morales. Darryl Makes Comics is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. Comics and their superhero characters have always played a huge part in DMC’s life. In fact, many of the stories and speeches made by his favourite comic characters are the inspiration for his lyrics later created for Run DMC.

Kitsuné Summer Day & Night Party @ The Brewhouse / Saturday 10th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 14:00 – 02:00

@ The Brewhouse, 369 & 370 Helmsley Place, London E8 3SB

Tickets: from £16.30 book online

Join the sun soaked outdoor Courtyard and 2 indoor club rooms, a intimate hidden venue 5mins from London Fields Overground station.

Get a day ticket and enjoy an all day session of sunset sounds nu disco, house, good time party classics an all day BBQ, cool drinks and the sunset until 9:30pm.

For night ticket holders the party start’s at 10pm as they move into venue arch 1 for Just Kiddin and Salute till 2am.

Day & Night tickets holders have access to both parties last entry is 1130pm.

RSVP on Facebook.

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

Make the Future Live @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park / Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Times: various

@ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Tickets: free but make sure you book online

www.makethefuture.shell

Make the Future Live is about bright ideas for a lower-carbon energy future.

Here’s the challenge: Globally, we are using more energy than ever before. But we need innovative thinking to make that energy go further, and find cleaner energy solutions for a lower-carbon world. Great ideas come from conversation, collaboration, partnerships; great minds coming together.

That’s why they’re inviting you to Make the Future Live. Get involved, feel inspired, and help make the future.

Friday late: (from 6pm-10pm) for adults only!
Catering especially for over 18s, this unique event offers something different for those looking for Friday night fun.

Visitors will be treated to an exclusive live podcast recording on stage by Intelligence Squared, debating how London could become the world’s first carbon neutral city. Joining them are special guests; former Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury and comedic genius and all round entertaining guy, Richard Ayoade. Winning combination!

Guests can fill up on food and drinks served by local, independent food stalls and explore the festival after hours, with virtual reality experiences and some of the latest inventions that could change the way we live in the future.

www.makethefuture.shell/lates

Beer Mansion @ MC Motors / Friday 12th May and Saturday 13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 5pm to 11pm

@ MC Motors, 28 Miller’s Ave, Dalston, London E8 2DS

Tickets: from £35 book online

www.brooklynbrewerymash.com/london

Fully immersive beer festival unlike any other. Bringing together some of Brooklyn Brewery’s favourite community friends for two days of floor-rattling beats, food, tech, art, games, a pinch of astonishment and of course, beer – the interactive, multi-room experience is a celebration of the wide world of beer and all it touches.

Brooklyn Brewery has created a different kind of beer festival. The usual tropes are here – a ticket to gain entrance, a glass for one’s beer and many tasty hand-crafted beers; but there is no massive white tent, no fluorescent lighting and no vacuous convention centre. Serving some of the brewery’s favourite beers; each room at the Beer Mansion will fit within a unique flavour profile relating to the beer that they’ll be pouring, getting guests to think deeper about what they’ll be drinking and why it tastes like it does.

Crossing the threshold, with beer in hand – guests will choose their own journey through the five rooms of Beer Mansion. Whether they bask in the tropical haven of the Tart of the Tropics room complete with fruit-forward tropical beers, palm trees, and Hawaiian shirts, or are plunging into the gothic, roasty, and toasty Dark Room – everyone welcomed at the Beer Mansion can be sure to encounter plenty of oddity and perhaps even the elusive Brooklyn Brew Master Garrett Oliver, who’ll be flying over from New York especially for the occasion.

Not wanting to keep all the fun to themselves, Brooklyn Brewery has enlisted the help of local brewing friends as well as international sister breweries to serve up their finest beers, including:

40 ft Brewery
Redchurch Brewery
Forest Road Brewing Company
Thornbridge Brewery
Nya Carnegie
EC Dahls

Bringing some bite to the experience, neighbourhood food favourites will also be there – with Voodoo Ray’s serving up slices and quesadilla connoisseurs Killa Dilla adding some Mexican heat; whilst Andrew Clarke (founder of Glandstonbury and currently Chef Director at Brunswick House & the soon to launch Bastien) will be creating all kinds of surprising food and beer combinations.

Balance Festival @ Old Truman Brewery / Friday 12th until Sunday 14th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-7pm

@ The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Tickets: from £24 book online

www.balance-festival.com

Balance brings together well-travelled foodies, world-class fitness trainers, awe-inspiring yogis, and real people who share a common vision — to achieve a better self. There’s no better way to welcome the summer than with an event that celebrates the good stuff in life.

Sweat:
Be introduced to a whole host of London’s best fitness offerings, from Another Space, Equinox and Barry’s Bootcamp to Boom Cycle, F45, Xtend Barre and Triyoga. Discover new workouts with taster sessions, or go all out with a Balance signature collision-style workout, paring two different instructors from completely different disciplines to create a workout perfectly choreographed to a live DJ set.

Learn:
Master the art of healthy cooking in the Live Cooking Theatre. Expect plant-based workshops from Bettina Campolucci of Bettina’s Kitchen, learn all there is to know about fermented foods with Irena Macri of Eat Drink Paleo, or find out how to use turmeric three ways with The Flexi Foodie, Julie Montagu. Join the ultimate Fitness Feast hosted by Zanna Van Dijk, and also featuring Healthy Chef Steph, The Food Medic, and Clean Eating Alice.
The Fitness Line-Up

Mind:
Forget what you thought you knew about meditation and get over your barriers with mindfulness. Learn how best to live in the moment and enjoy a more fulfilling life balance, with guided practice from the likes of Vedic Meditation expert Will Williams and inspirational talks on everything from body image to self-empowerment with experts such as global yogi and wellness warrior Michael James Wong and motivational speaker Jody Shield.

Music:
Whether it’s drum and bass that gets your heart racing, or soulful melodies that help you find your flow, the diverse music line-up at Balance Festival has a set for every session. They’ve got everything from old-school rock-n-roll, to R&B, deep house, techno, and ska. Work up a sweat or relax and chill out to the best tunes around.

Eat:
Mouth-watering menus designed by some of the UK’s best chefs and healthy restaurants. Discover the medicinal properties of wholefoods with Dale Pinnock ‘The Medicinal Chef’ and savour healthy food-to-go with Stephanie Johnson’s Pollen + Grace. The avo-crazy are in for a treat with Avo Kitchen, solely serving gourmet variations of avocado on toast. For the particularly ravenous, you can’t beat a good burger – healthy and hearty from the BGR Shop.

Drink:
Premium protein brand Neat Nutrition will be providing post workout replenishment in their Refuel Café. You can also pull up a stool at the deliciously different dairy free MXLK Bar, and Ozone Coffee Roasters will be sharing their insights on the best nut milk pairings for your coffee. Fancy something harder? Balance Festival has got you covered, with bars dedicated to some of the finer things in life: prosecco and oysters and the best in artisan gin. After all, a little of what you fancy…

Limehouse Social’s first birthday x Gluten Free Festival @ Limehouse Marina / Saturday 29th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11am-5pm

@ Limehouse Marina, Basin Approach, London E14 7LB

Free entry

It’s Limehouse Social’s first birthday and the wonderful people at The Gluten Free Festival are joining! Expect many favourite traders plus loads of celiac friendly food and treats!

Located next to the picturesque Limehouse Basin, Limehouse Social Market is the perfect day out for adults and children of all ages.

Street Food, local craft stalls and farmers market produce are accompanied by a backdrop of music, entertainment and conversation. Past markets have played host to; spoken word, hula hoop classes, live music, face painting, choirs, competitions and a whole list of other activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.

London Clown Festival @ Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre / from 11th – 21st May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, The Broadway, Crouch End, London E8 9JJ

Tickets: from £7.50 book online

www.londonclownfest.co.uk

The festival returns and will be located in the Art Deco splendour of Hornsey Town Hall to bring a multitude of shows to four venues within the building.

Featuring highly acclaimed artists, alongside up and coming new talent from across the globe. London Clown Festival will maintain its founding principles remaining a celebration of physical comedy and clown influenced contemporary performance, exploring various forms of clowning and sharing the joy, exhilaration and surprise with a wide breadth of audiences both young and old and to help to explore the image of Clown in the public consciousness, igniting a new passion in audiences.

Lightheaded, whimsical, anarchic, dark and political performers all find a home within the festival. The court jester spoke the truth to the King without punishment or penalty and this subversive performance tradition continues.

In its inaugural year in 2016, London Clown Festival, the first of its kind in London, set out to celebrate the rise of modern clowning, bringing amazing physical performers who could make people laugh with a twitch of their eyebrows into one place.

Highlights of the 2017 festival include Red Bastard, Natalie Palamides: Laid (co-devised and directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Dr Brown) Zach & Viggo: Dream Team (Winners – Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award and Best Comedy Brighton Fringe) Jamie Wood: I Am A Tree (Total Theatre Award for Innovation Nominee) Twisted Loaf Are Off Yeast (Funny Women Award winners) and many more, including workshops yet to be announced.

Clowning has been growing in popularity and its reputation changing over the last few years, with a number of high profile and award winning performers coming to the forefront of the comedy industry, moving away from stereotypes of red noses and squirty flowers and towards the sophisticated silliness of physical comedy at its greatest.

Last year the festival recognised the upsurge of comedy and theatre performers who have been influenced by the teachings of legendary physical performance trainers Lecoq and Gaulier and many of these students have gone on to become celebrated award winning artists. However, Clown remains somewhat of an enigma to the general public who still sometimes think only of the stereotypical image of the clown as found in circus performance, complete with big shoes and painted faces. Or of course as the figures of fear as seen the spate of scary clown sightings on the UK streets last year.

Junkyard Golf @ Old Truman Brewery / open all year

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Wed 4pm-11pm
Thu 2pm-11pm
Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
Sun 12pm-10pm

@ The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Tickets: from £9.50 per person (Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun) and £11.50 (Thu, Fri, Sat). Up to 6 people per course and everyone can go at their own pace! Book online.

www.junkyardgolfclub.co.uk/about-ldn

Our favourite Brick Lane drinks and games venue is the gift that keeps giving. They recently upgraded three of their crazy golf courses (nine hole) and now have upgraded bars!

Encounter fighting bear cages, scrapyard slides, creepy clowns, treehouse bars, UV garage section and loads more in the unique space.

Choose to play one of the courses PABLO (Polluted Paradise), BOZO (Circus Freaks), GARY (Scrapyard Challenge) or BRUCE (Old School Movie Mash-Up).

There are four bars, serving banging cocktails, like the Golf Lundgren or Who’s Your Caddy and tasty snacks including hot dogs, nachos and popcorn.

Junkyard Golf Club London may have landed a little less than a year ago but its impact on the city has been huge. The party person’s must-do has welcomed over 200,000 players through the doors, clocking up nearly 250,000 games of twisted, pun-packed crazy golf between them. Celebrity spots at the venue have included Jonathan Ross, Tom Hardy, members of Little Mix and Bastille, Jack Garratt, Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick and more – further evidence that this is the place to be. Not to mention the many many party cocktails coiffed and hotdogs consumed at Junkyard’s home of The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.

New courses:

  • Pablo transports players from a treehouse, past a deep-cave-bear-wrestling-cage via a Rihanna themed forest, obviously. Not to mention a stopover at Rio-On-Sea.
  • Bozo is not for the fainthearted given its circus freak inhabitants. Winner takes all in Junkyard’s dark homage to all things carnival. A Ferris wheel, hall of mirrors and some damn scary clowns – time to run away from the circus.
  • Gary is firmly implanted in Junkyard’s roots, a good old-fashioned scrapyard challenge. Tyre loop-the loops, a salvaged slide, Gary’s UV garage rave and more.

These new kids on the block join the previously installed Blockbuster-themed forth course, Bruce. Nine holes of Oscar-winning proportions skew the plots of legendary movies, move through prison cells, crocodile infested territories and Mount Mordor on a quest for glory.

Six upgraded bar areas. Two ‘bunker’ bars, plus four perfectly placed course-side for mid-game refueling, offer up a full selection of drinks, slushies and party cocktails served in big red house-party style cups. The food offering has been given a fairground spin with salted caramel popcorn and pick n’ mix now available alongside hotdogs and nachos.

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