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Roof East and Social Fun & Games Club at Stratford open until 30 September 2018

London’s biggest and best adventure playground for grown ups (big kids, really) at Roof East has had a celebratory makeover for 2018 – this year SFG Club has run off to the circus to celebrate 250 years of all things spectacular, and invites you to join it. The Circus originated right here in London town, and what way better way to celebrate this milestone than with this modern Circus playground. Sunsets, Olympic Park views, a round of golf, a swing and a hit, a hip-hop bowl and some street food to gorge on – what could be better? Roll up, Roll up to the Greatest Playground on Earth! 🎪 🌇

The roof is dressed in bell-tents and jugglers, providing the perfect backdrop for at-altitude gaming. A new look Birdies mini-golf set-up, Sluggers batting cages and hip-hop bowls will all be honouring the great art of Circus entertainment this year.

There’s a bar for everyone at Roof East this year – care for a low-cal kombucha cooler? Or perhaps a matcha tea cocktail? Bring on the cocktails (and the clowns!), they have you covered with the Roof East bar which will be serving up some delicious house punches. The SFG Club bar throws it all the way back to the 90’s with Singapore Slings and Alabama Slammers flying all over the shop before landing in your hand – and there’s even a Circus-themed cocktail – The Big Top Spritz – vodka, passionfruit and vanilla topped with prosecco. Watch out for the flaming cocktails being juggled between bartenders, if you’re lucky you might just get one. They fly through the air with the greatest of ease, those daring young bartenders on the flying cocktail trapeze I hear you say!

And supplying the Roof East bar with herbs for the drinks are GrowUp Box, Roof East’s resident educators in all things sustainable food. They produce salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies. The GrowUp Box is definitely worth a visit when you’re done with the Circus! And if it’s food you’re after, you’ve come to the right place – the king of pop ups himself is back. Jimmy Garcia will be offering delicious summery grub including seaside classics like fish and chips, surf and turf and our favourite, halloumi fries.

If gaming ain’t your thing, Roof East will be offering Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes for all levels, put on by yoga enthusiasts Flow East Yoga. Grab tickets for one hour sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

Rooftop Film Club will be screening an epic selection of cinema treats up at Roof East as well this year – just look out for the stripey deck-chairs and a special Circus themed screening of ‘Moulin Rouge’.

Birdies
£9.50 for adults during peak times (Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10pm)
£8 for adults during off-peak times (Tuesday-Friday from 10pm, Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday all day)
£3.50 for little Birdies, aged 16 & under (Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5pm)

De La Bowl
£49 for full lane during peak times (Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5-10pm)
£39 for full lane during off-peak times (Tuesday-Friday from 10pm, Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday all day)

Sluggers
£54 for full batting cage during peak times (Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10pm)
£44 for full batting cage during off-peak times (Tuesday-Saturday from 10pm, Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday all day)

www.roofeast.com

Location:
Roof East, Floors 7 & 8, Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1XE

Times:
Tuesdays – Fridays 5pm – 11pm
Saturdays – Sundays 12pm – 11pm

Price:
Free entry

Arcadia London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park until Sunday 6 May 2018

Arcadia London is an immersive festival, fusing monumental spectacle, high octane performance and thunderous bass into a spellbinding sensory experience. 👀 ☀️

Explore the festival as sun soaked bass rumbles across three stages, barbeques sizzle and cocktails flow.

Spider and show:
The 50 tonne Arcadia Spider is one of the world’s most iconic festival stages. Built from repurposed military hardware, it is the festival’s main arena and the epicenter of the all engulfing Metamorphosis show.

New reactor stage:
Dark from lunchtime, the brand new 360 degree Reactor is an intense, indoor arena that combines vivid geometric lasers, thrilling performance and slamming basslines.

www.arcadialondon.co.uk

Location:
London Way, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2EE

Times:
12pm – 10:30pm (last entry at 6pm)

Price:
From £60 buy online

426㎡ at StolenSpace Gallery until 29 April 2018

A group show featuring the creative talents from skateboarding and beyond. ‘426㎡’ will dissect and explore the ever present relationship between skateboarding and art, giving us an intimate look at it’s DIY nature. 🤟

There is little wonder why so many skateboarders make art. Both outlets serve similar purposes, they offer the access to freedom of expression and can both be solitary activities; the onus is on you to create, nobody else. ‘426㎡’ is a reflection of the community itself. The work conveys a diverse understanding of what it means to make art and how we as skateboarders don’t limit ourselves to any medium or subject matter. From Arran Gregory’s abstract use of geometry to Jon Horner’s playful characters, the art of skateboarding is as multifaceted as the culture that inspires it. ‘426㎡’ will display this diversity of creation in a two week exhibition, showcasing some of the most well respected artists and illustrators from skateboarding and beyond.

Contributing artists; Andrew Pommier, Arran Gregory, Artista, Ben Gore, Blondey McCoy, Chet Childress, D*Face, Darren John, Domas Glatkauskas, Ed Templeton, Eloise Dorr, Fos, Ged Wells, Glen Fox, Goldie, Gregory Conroy, Gaurab Thakali, Haroshi, Jack Pearce, James Jarvis, Jeremy Jones, Jon Horner, Liisa Chisholm, Lucas Beaufort, Luka Pinto, Mark Gonzales, Matthew Bromley, Nick Jensen, Oko, Pontus Alv, Rainyrainforest, Shepard Fairey, Will Sweeney, Zin V.

www.stolenspace.com/portfolio_page/llsb-426m2
www.llsbdonate.com

Location:
StolenSpace Gallery, 17 Osborn Street, London UK E1 6TD

Times:
Monday closed
Tuesday – Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am – 6pm

Entry:
Free

Love Revolution New Year’s Eve at Rich Mix on New Year’s Eve 31 December 2017

A mini festival of pure positive vibes for the annual NYE extravaganza. Kick off 2018 with Conjunto Sabroso, Honeyfeet and The Odd Beats. A declaration of creativity, diversity, harmony and good times! 🎉💃🕺

Heavyweight global beats party producers Movimientos Arriba La Cumbia and Lizard Stage are back with their annual NYE extravaganza! You know the deal – folk, brass, gypsy, Latin, African and Balkan beats over two floors.

This year’s theme? Love Revolution.

Dancing until the early hours, three live bands, and eight DJs over two floors. Plus see Rich Mix transformed with incredible lights and beautiful decorations…

www.richmix.org.uk/events/music/nye-love-revolution

Location:
Rich Mix

Time:
9pm

Tickets:
£20 book online

Winter rooftop (with heating and retractable roof!) at Dalston Roof Park this winter 2017

Opening its winter doors (with roof and heating) for the first time ever, Dalston Roof Park has events throughout winter. It has regenerated itself for the ‘Winter Roof Park’ series where you can expect special events for Christmas and New Year plus parties with special guest DJs, an array of movie nights, screenings and talks. There will also be excellent food and drinks available. The space is dressed with a winter theme with heaters and a cover to stop the cold getting in and keep you toasty! 🎉 🔊 🎅 🙌 ❄️ 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 🍺 🍷

The food selection will include winter warmer goodies, mixing it up at a range of events across winter the team are planning Christmas lunches, special parties alongside incredible cheese dishes plus batches of warming mulled wine.

All profits made at Dalston Roof Park support the work of Bootstrap Company a registered charity. The Bootstrap Fund help to support social ventures and creative companies within the building.

Winter Rooftop Cinema
Every Wednesday welcomes the rooftop cinema screening winter classics with comfy cushions, seating, pillows and duvets keeping all attendees snug and entertained.

Events
Thursdays see a revolving door or guest promoters including food and drink offers!

Friday’s and Saturday’s
There will be a range of events from free entry house night with party starters Rave Culture to a Christmas knees up with Odyssy Records while CTRL Sound will host a winter party with more to be announced.

New Year’s Eve
Join for an intimate sky-high celebration to welcome 2018 in style! View London’s fireworks from above while party purveyors behind Pop on Over parties & Odyssy Records bring the beats. It will be the best rooftop party in London.

www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/about-dalston-roof-park

Location:
Dalston Roof Park, The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Times:
Tue – Thu 5pm – 11pm
Fri 5pm – midnight
Sat 3pm – midnight

Price:
Various, some free and some ticketed. Book online

Locomotive Disco New Year’s Eve at Oslo Hackney on New Year’s Eve 31 December 2017

It’s the end of 2017 and we celebrate at the Loco’ depot Oslo once again; connecting good people with great music. You’ll find their hand-picked special guests and excellent residents playing House, Disco, Funk & Boogie at a state-of-the-art club and bar space, within a converted Victorian railway station. 🎉 🚂 👯 👯‍♂️

Attention all passengers! This Locomotive Disco Express service is now preparing to leave platform 2017. Calling at Harry Wolfman, Jive Talk, and Harrison via Oslo Hackney before reaching the final destination of 2018.

We recommend purchasing a ticket in advance for this service as ticket inspectors will be operating at this station.

RSVP on Facebook

www.oslohackney.com/events

Location:
Oslo Hackney, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London E8 1LL

Times:
9pm – 4am

Price:
From £10 book online

Taste of London – The Festive Edition at Tobacco Dock until November 19 November 2017

The Festive Edition, the little sister to the summer festival, is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season in style.

East London’s stunning Tobacco Dock is transformed into a foodie wonderland brimming with London’s tastiest food, festive tipples, a fantastic chef line-up on the AEG Taste Theatre, masterclasses to get involved with and all the shopping you need to get set for the Christmas season. 🍴 🍤 🧀 🍸 🦐 🍱 🍧

And we’re open! The #tasteoflondon party has started, we’ll see you there 🎅🏻

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www.london.tastefestivals.com

Location:
Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF

Times:
Fri – Sat 11am – 10:30pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

Price:
£15 in advance, book online

Leonor Antunes the frisson of the togetherness at Whitechapel Gallery until 9 April 2018

Straight lines and flat planes morph into looping and twisting volumes and sculptural reliefs in the new commission by Leonor Antunes (b. 1972, Portugal). Weavings, geometric patterns, artisanal techniques and utilitarian designs are sources of inspiration.

Taking its title from British architect Alison Smithson’s description of how young people bring together elements of style to define their identity and social allegiances, Antunes gathers references to overlooked figures in the history of 20th-century architecture, art and design, particularly women. Her commission has been informed by two artists who lived in London — Mary Martin (1907–69, UK) and Lucia Nogueira (1950–98, Brazil). While bothwere known for their sculpture, Martin also created works on paper and weavings and Nogueira made jewellery.

Antunes’s commission features hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist. The sculptures serve as screens or dividers, creating layers and shaping the viewer’s journey through the space. The gallery floor is covered in a geometric pattern, based on a drawing by Martin and made of cork and linoleum. Antunes has also selected examples of jewellery by Brazilian artist Nogueira, which are displayed in sculptural glass displaycases by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel (1923–2005).

www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/leonor-antunes

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

Times:
Tue 11am–6pm
Wed 11am–6pm
Thu 11am–9pm
Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 11am–6pm
Sun 11am–6pm

Price:
Free entry

We Are Robots music production festival at Old Truman Brewery until Sunday 5 November 2017

We Are Robots is an innovative new music festival curated with the consideration of future global music scenes. As well as an exclusive collaboration with our good friends at Rough Trade, We Are Robots will be joining forces with some of the biggest names in the music industry, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of music. 🎧 🎹 🎶

Whether you’re a music maker, industry insider or a music fan, come and experience first-hand the new technology in music creation; discuss and attend talks about current and future practices; learn how to hone your skills through innovation workshops with leading brands and immerse yourself within and interact with installations that challenge the senses, and enjoy our impressive line-up of live musical performances.

www.wearerobots.org.uk
www.dice.fm/festival/we-are-robots

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

Times:
10am-6pm

Price:
Free entry

Halloween events at Night Tales on Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October 2017

This Halloween Night Tales are hosting a series of late parties to celebrate Halloween and tell the tale of a super freaky Japanese horror in true Night Tales style. 🎃 🎶

Open til late all weekend expect enchanting Japanese influenced Halloween decor paired with a special menu of Halloween cocktails, terrace chaser bar, magicians and a line up of some of London’s finest selectors and promoters.

As usual the Night Tales crew will be going all out as they transform the infamous party loft into a super freaky Japanese horror story – expect forests of dark cherry blossom and black roses plus some seriously spooky surprises to make this the most memorable Halloween yet…

Friday 27 October – Likkle More with Daren Nunes (Dogmatik Records) Johnny Hunter and RetroQuest

With an extensive career in underground music spanning over 20 years, NT’s are proud to welcome Dogmatik records boss Daren Nunes to the decks to headline this extra special Halloween Likkle More. Alongside Nunes will be prominent London selectors Johnny Hunter and RetroQuest spinning the best of House, Techno, Hip Hop and Old Skool flavours mixing it up to create one of the best nights in Hackney! Guaranteed crowds for this one so get down early to avoid disappointment.

RSVP on Facebook

Saturday 28 October – Higher Ground Halloween Special with Russ Ryan, Chris P Cuts (NTS) Tim Parker (NTS)

Cirque Du Soul resident and notorious London selector Russ Ryan throws down another one of his celebrated Higher Ground parties at Hackney hedonist haven NT’s for an extra special Halloween fiesta.

Joining Russ on the decks will be two NTS Radio veteran DJ’s; Chris P Cuts and Tim Parker going back to back working the room through Soul to House, Hip Hop, Funk and and everything in-between from doors till close!

RSVP on Facebook

www.ntbar.co.uk/events

Doors:
Friday 6-4am
Saturday 8pm-4am

Location:
Night Tales, 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

Tickets:
Free before 8pm, £5 after

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