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The Little Orchestra present Eroica @ Oval Space / Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2017 🎶🎻

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7pm (last admission 8pm, concert 8:30pm)

@ Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.thelittleorchestra.com

A voyage of discovery of one of the all-time great symphonies, Beethoven’s era-defining Eroica. Forged as a powerful expression of the human and spiritual ideals he held close to his heart, Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony tells the story of the hero and his journey towards fulfillment.

Enter the transformed world of a heroically inspired Oval Space where you’ll greeted by the friendly team. Unwind from the stresses of your week; catch up with friends, enjoy a drink from the bar (including a delicious Eroica-inspired cocktail) and a bite to eat on the terrace; explore the space before getting comfortable for the concert, with drink in hand.

In an intimate and beautiful setting, on a comfy sofa if you feel like treating yourself and a friend, this is a wonderful opportunity to get close to the full sound of Beethoven’s orchestra and experience the struggle, anguish, and triumph of his epic portrayal of heroism through music. Nicholas, the conductor, will set the scene with his friendly introductions, sharing some of the stories and ideas behind the music.

After the final resounding chord of the symphony has died away, the bar reopens and the evening becomes social – a little party you are warmly invited to… To help set the mood, there will be some suitably cool live jazz, which we will be announcing nearer the time. Enjoy the atmosphere, relax with friends and meet the young, talented musicians who play in the orchestra, as well as Nicholas and the team.

Times:
7pm – Arrive and explore
8pm – Last admission to venue
8:30pm – The Concert: Eroica
9:45pm – Mix and mingle
12:00am – Carriages…

Eduardo Paolozzi @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 14th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm (Thu until 9pm)

@ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Tickets: £11.95 book online

www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/eduardo-paolozzi

Exhibition about one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th century. Considered the ‘godfather of Pop Art’, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention, from the 1950s through to the Swinging Sixties and advent of ‘Cool Britannia’ in the 1990s.

This major Eduardo Paolozzi retrospective spans five decades and features over 250 works; from the artist’s post-War bronzes, revolutionary screen-prints and collages, to his bold textiles and fashion designs.

Alongside Paolozzi’s early brutalist concrete sculptures, highlights include material from his groundbreaking performance lecture Bunk! (1952), his large-scale Whitworth Tapestry (1967) and the iconic sculpture Diana as an Engine (1963).

V&A Friday Late: Gal Dem @ Stratford / Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2017 🙅

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 18.30-22.00
Saturday 11.00-16.00

@ Stratford Arts Centre, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, London E15 1BX

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

www.stratford-circus.com/news/v-a-friday-late-comes-to-stratford-circus-arts-centre-this-month

This February the team behind gal-dem are back again for an expanded Friday Late. In this second collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the online magazine formed of 70 women of colour share their take on the world through the lens of film. Step into Hollywood’s iconic posters to challenge #OscarsSoWhite, perfect your Thumka and partake in a Bollywood dance off, and learn how to shoot a film on your mobile.

All events are free, unless stated otherwise, and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early because when it’s full there will be a ‘one in, one out’ policy!

This V&A Friday Late is presented in partnership with Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Events will be held at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Stratford Picturehouse and Gerry’s Kitchen as part of the V&A’s programme of events with communities across East London.

RSVP on Facebook
www.facebook.com/events/187123065105792

Good Day art exhibition @ Stour Space / until Friday 3rd February 2017 🤛🏽

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 9am-5pm daily

@ Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 2PA

Free entry

www.stourspace.co.uk/portfolio/good-day-january-2017

January 20th 2017 is the day that President-elect Trump takes office. Unbeknownst to many, January 20th also happens to be the day Ice Cube rapped about in his seminal song It Was A Good Day.

A group of artists are celebrating Ice Cube and his positive song with an exhibition dedicated to It Was A Good Day.

It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube was released in 1992, and using the song’s lyrics and historic events—like the debut date of Yo! MTV Raps and results of games between the Lakers and Sonics—Donovan Strain from Murk Avenue concluded that Ice Cube’s “good day” was Jan. 20, 1992.

Artwork by:
Gary Alford
Uslan Cevet
Daniel Cree
Josh Earle
Andrew Goss
Anna Hanlon
Darren John
Dan Jose
Jane Kenny
Chris Mackenzie-Gray
Alan Merrick
Kyle Nielsen
Claudine O’Sullivan
Silvia Ospina
Patrick Schmidt
Donovan Strain
Coby Walsh

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered @ V&A Museum of Childhood / until 23rd April 2017 🎲

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10.00-17.45

@ V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/moc/exhibitions/gameplan

Are you a Scrabble Champion? A wannabee Chess grandmaster? Or a Monopoly megalomaniac?

Celebrating the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This exhibition includes some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

A World To Win: Posters Of Protest And Revolution @ William Morris Gallery / until 15th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-5.45pm (Fri 10pm)

@ William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP

www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on

An exhibition looking at a century of posters agitating for political change. From the Suffragette campaigns of the early twentieth century, to the Arab Spring, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise.

Presenting around seventy posters drawn from the national poster collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Showcasing the work of diverse artists, graphic designers and print collectives it will include new acquisitions gathered from recent outbursts of protest in the UK, Russia and the Middle East.

Making or displaying a poster is in itself a means of taking political action, while for many social and political movements posters have represented an important form of cultural output. The show will feature posters made by the Atelier Populaire during the student protests in Paris in 1968, as well as examples from the Russian, Chinese and Cuban Revolutions.

The exhibition will also host artist Ruth Ewan’s ‘A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World’, an on-going collection of over 2000 idealistic or political songs collated by Ewan and disseminated via a CD jukebox.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Time Run: The Celestial Chain @ London Fields / from 24th November 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Time Run, 9-15 Helmsley Place, London Fields, London E8 3SB

Tickets: from £30 per person (games are 90 minutes) book online

www.time-run.com

The Celestial Chain spearheads a new generation in Time Run’s evolving model of elevating traditional live gaming experiences. Running concurrently with the critically and publicly acclaimed Lance of Longinus, this ground-breaking, interactive experience allows Time Runners to travel through multiple fast-paced time zones.

An exemplary scoring system will enable teams to chart their achievements against other Runners and offers the opportunity to return time and again to beat previous scores. The new format of the game boasts the capability to allow larger groups to compete; in just over two hours, seven teams will be able complete the experience. With a set amount of time in each time period, The Celestial Chain is a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled quest which immerses teams in more beautifully crafted worlds than ever before and offers a number of possible endings to the quest for a truly indulgent experience of pure escapism and action adventure.

Behind an apparently unremarkable warehouse door in London Fields, time traveler Luna Fox and her robotic companion, Babbage, are once again recruiting Time Runners as they battle with an ancient force bent on revenge. A rogue goddess, once imprisoned, has broken free of her shackles – the titular Celestial Chain – and is moving freely through time; wreaking havoc and leaving a trail of devastation in her wake. Time Runners must journey from the distant past to the far-flung future, gathering lost and concealed artefacts to bind the goddess once again; or risk the end of the world as we know it.

Time Run is at the forefront of the new generation of live gaming experiences, developing the phenomenon by combining intricately planned game design with high-end technology and impressive production values. Created by a team of expert game designers, production specialists and live event organisers, Time Run is perfect for thrill-seekers and families, novices and experienced gamers alike. Time Runners can enjoy the new mission in teams of 3-4 people, and have one hour to complete their quest by piecing together the story, solving puzzles and finding hidden clues. For those who succeed, the dream of being an action adventure hero can become a reality.

Stoke Newington Music Festival @ various venues around Stoke Newington / until Sunday 23rd October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues around Stoke Newington

Free entry

www.stokenewingtonmusicfestival.com

Three days of World Class Music from well over a hundred bands and performers in venues right across Stoke Newington.

The vast majority of the gigs are free and there’s a no ticket policy throughout the festival.

With everything from Top Rock Bands to Inspired Classical Spotlight’s and some truly irreverent Spoken Word thrown into the mix, there’s nothing stopping you from checking out all the venues and seeing some of the most talented musicians and wordsmiths playing in London today.

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The Other Air Fair and Moniker Art Fair @ Old Truman Brewery / until Sunday 9th October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 12pm-9pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

@ The Old Truman Brewery, 85 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Tickets: £8 book online The Other Art Fair or Moniker Art Fair (includes entry to The Other Art Fair, Crossroads and Moniker Art Fair)

www.theotherartfair.com
www.monikerartfair.com

The Other Art Fair and Moniker Art Fair share the Old Truman Brewery to showcase art available to buy direct from emerging and undiscovered artists.

The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, presents 130 of the best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.

Moniker Air Fair is London’s event for contemporary art with its roots embedded in urban culture.

Both fairs showcase independent and established talent in one space and tickets allow access to both fairs!

Monkey Shoulder whisky pop up cafe bar @ London Cocktail Week / from Monday 3rd October until Sunday 9th October 2016 🐒

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon 17:00-21:30
Tues-Sat 12-21:30
Sun 12-7pm

@ Cocktail Week Village, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW

Tickets: £10 all week festival pass. Book online

www.monkeyshoulder.com
drinkup.london/cocktailweek

The winner of Monkey Shoulder’s Ultimate Bartender Championship for the second year running – cocktail connoisseur Dave White – will be swapping his usual cocktail repertoire in favour of brewing up a batch of café- inspired favourites as he opens his own pop-up bar in the London Cocktail Week village this October.

Complete with a retro gaming station, the cosy and welcoming space is part of Dave’s winning prize package and has been stocked and promoted by Monkey Shoulder whisky. The pop up could net him up to £13,000 in takings which he’s able to keep as part of his reward for beating over 120 of the best bartenders in the UK to the top spot on the leader board.

Dave and his team will be mixing up a menu of mouth-watering Monkey Shoulder cocktails including Coffee & Donuts – a blend of Monkey Shoulder whisky, a donut infusion, cold brew coffee and caramel – and Tea & Cake which includes Monkey Shoulder, earl grey, camomile, agave nectar and deep-fried whisky. The menu also features twists on traditional frappés and classic teas.

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