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Notting Hill Carnival workshops (including costume making) @ Mangrove HQ / Tuesday 22nd August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6.30pm – 7.30p

@ West London

Tickets: free, sign up online

www.redbull.com/gb-en/notting-hill-carnival-rbma-workshops

A trio of carnival workshops in collaboration with Notting Hill legends Mangrove.

The tutorials at Mangrove’s West London HQ will pre-empt Red Bull Music Academy’s return to carnival after a two-year hiatus, with an open-to-all Sound System party and a bespoke carnival float (again, produced alongside Mangrove) for the official parades. 🎉🔊

Mangrove are one of the world’s most prominent and well-respected steel bands. Participants in Notting Hill Carnival for over 30 years, their professional carnival team includes a crew of drummers, choreographers, dancers and seamstresses. It’s these carnival experts who’ll be on hand to introduce workshop-goers to the skills that go into their masterly carnival creations.

This carnival experience will be split into three individual classes.

  • First up, attendees will watch the 60-man Mangrove band rehearse for their anticipated Steel Band performance before getting the chance to jump onto the drums themselves.
  • The second workshop will be an opportunity to gain an insight into the skills needed to produce a Mangrove-made carnival costume. The tutorial will be a step-by-step journey as to how they produce their trademark sequin and feather apparel.
  • Finally, Mangrove’s chief choreographers Sunshine and Nadiva will guide wannabe carnival dancers through a traditional carnival routine.

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan @ House of Illustration / until 10th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

@ House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Tickets: from £7.50 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/anime-architecture-backgrounds-of-japan

This is the UK’s first ever exhibition of architectural backdrops from classic anime films. It features over 100 exquisite technical drawings and watercolour illustrations from some of the most influential productions in the genre’s 1990s heyday, including Production I.G’s artwork for Ghost in the Shell. 🎨

The artists were tasked with creating a universe for the director. Their fictional worlds reflected real-life concerns over ruthless urban development and erosion of identity, mirroring the films’ narratives and giving the backgrounds a crucial role to play. Their work has had a defining influence on the style of anime we think of as typical today.

The show includes Hiromasa Ogura’s watercolour paintings for Ghost in the Shell, an anime epic that informed pioneering sci-fi works such as The Matrix and Avatar. Inspired by Asia’s emerging megacities and based on photographs of Hong Kong, Ogura’s work depicts the striking contrast between a derelict Chinese town and looming, faceless skyscrapers.

Repeat After Me – Oddly Head @ Hang-Up Gallery / until 3rd September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – closed
Tue-Sun 12pm-6pm

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

www.hanguppictures.com/exhibition/oddly-head-repeat-after-me

Inaugural exhibition by London-based artist Oddly Head. Celebrating the brand new collection of bold, succinct and highly topical text-based limited edition screen prints and original mixed media works. 📸

With the June election, a reality TV star in the White House, and increasing political and military tension in more countries than we can remember, Oddly Head’s new body of work shrewdly comments on society’s fragile and daunting state.

Portraying how our compulsion to create an online second self has prevented our ability to make our own decisions with catastrophic results. In his latest series, Oddly Head, the alter ego of artist Tim Fishlock, neatly sums up our worst fears for leaders who abandon politics in favour of infantile populism and who are now at liberty to indulge their appetite for both distraction and destruction.

Highlighted in his new collection of repetitive ’ME’ pieces, the artist discusses our uneasy relationship with technology and how we are being subjugated by our own invention.

“We are trading privacy and intimacy, companionship and love for a public existence and a virtual thumbs up from people we’ve never met. Keenly aware that we’re being judged on our every pronouncement and every picture we post, we have become absurdly self-absorbed. And who spends more time thinking about themselves and their place in the world than the artist…?”

Light relief comes in the form of another new work titled 99 Problems. He has cunningly cast a dropped 99 ice cream in plaster and has been decorating the streets of London with this irreverent artwork.

Mary’s Living Giving for Save the Children @ Liberty / until Sunday 27th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 11:30am-6pm

@ Liberty London, Regent Street, Carnaby, London W1B 5AH

www.libertylondon.com/uk/liberty-life
www.savethechildren.org.uk/2017/08/liberty-mary-portas-living-giving

For two weeks only, Mary’s Living Giving for Save the Children is hosting an exclusive pop-up shop in iconic department store, Liberty London. 👜👛🛍

Located in Liberty London’s Disappearing Store, the pop-up will be packed with pieces kindly donated by luxury brands, retailers and direct from some of the biggest names in fashion, all curated in a vintage treasure trove on Liberty London’s fourth floor.

The collection boasts amazing donations from fashion royalty including Poppy Delevingne and Katharine Hamnett, incredible vintage Chloe pieces and brand new items from Smythson, Alexander McQueen and Philip Lim. With prices from £30 to £250, shoppers will be able to get your hands on a range of one-off bargains whilst raising money for Save the Children in the process.

Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 13th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11am-8pm (Fri 9pm)

@ Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: from £12.50 book online

Straight from a two-year residency at MoMA, New York, American artist and choreographer, Trajal Harrell, comes to the Barbican for a major performance exhibition.

The Art Gallery has been transformed into an immersive space, where eighteen dancers, including Harrell himself, showcase 14 of his innovative and playful works. Visitors are able to weave through these live performances making their own route through the gallery space.

The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to experience Harrell’s entire body of work from 1999 through to the present day in one place and at one time. Emotional and exhilarating, the performances explore ideas around the body, gender, race, sexuality and culture.

Brooklyn Brewery – The Anatomy of a Beer @ The Axe / 10th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6pm-late (sessions will be held at 6pm and 8pm)

@ The Axe, 18 Northwold Road, London N16 7HR

Tickets: free entry, first served first served!

www.theaxepub.com
www.brooklynbrewery.com/events/2017/8/10/the-anatomy-of-a-beer-feat-cloaking-device-uk

Beer lovers are invited to try one of the kegs with expertly curated food pairings at a special event.

Guests are able to help the team operate on their very own Brooklyn Brewery corpse in a grown up game of ‘Operation’, removing a selection of offal-based dishes, prepared Yakitori style, and pairing these with a taster of Cloaking Device to emphasise key flavours and characteristics of the beer itself. 🍻🍺

This month sees the release of Brooklyn Brewery’s Cloaking Device in the UK, a rare and unique aged porter created by award-winning brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his barrel-aging team. This limited-edition beer is part of Brooklyn Brewery’s continued experimentation and innovation with beer, known as their ‘quarterly experiments’.

Cloaking Device(ABV 10.5%), stands as a tribute to the porters of the past. A strong porter brewed with the Brettanomyces yeast strain, the beer is aged for nine months in French oak red wine barrels, hand-bottled and re-fermented in the bottle with champagne yeast. The resulting drink is a versatile companion for food including barbecued venison or dry-aged steak and hearty cheese, boasting earthy aromas, a thrilling rush of cacao-like fruitiness, hints of vanilla and pineapple, a touch of acidity, an underlying forest-floor funk and the powerful murmur of French oak barrels. The beautifully dry finish then cuts through and provides the element of surprise to the palate – the true power of Cloaking Device.

Jungle Book @ Underbelly Festival Southbank / until August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Thu 3pm, Fri-Sun 12.45pm & 3pm

@ Underbelly Festival Southbank, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £11.50 book online

www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/the-jungle-book
www.mettatheatre.co.uk/productions/jungle-book

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family. Mowgli is finding her way in the urban jungle. With a beat-loving bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera and a skateboarding Wolf crew, this heart-warming coming of age story will astonish and amaze. 🌴🐒

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family.

Mowgli is finding her way in the urban jungle. With a beat-loving bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera and a skateboarding Wolf crew, this heart-warming coming of age story will astonish and amaze.

Choreographed by Kendra J Horsburgh (BirdGang Dance Company, Into the Hoods, Sadler’s Wells and Blaze, International Tour) and featuring jaw-dropping tricks from an extraordinary cast of international performers, this is a show for everyone from 8 to 108.

Jamaica House @ indigo at The O2 / until 13th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The O2, indigo at The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: various, book online

www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/jamaica-house
www.robomagiclive.com

Commemorating Usain Bolt’s last competitive races at the IAAF games, Robomagic is hosting Jamaica House 2017 at Indigo O2. This unique event will celebrate both the Jamaican way of life and the accomplishments of the nation’s people. It is being produced on behalf of the Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

The event is showcasing Jamaican artists old and new, as well as UK artistes of Jamaican descent, along with acts from far and wide influenced by Jamaican music. Performances from incredible talent such as Freddie McGregor, Ziggy Marley, Luciano, OMI, Nesbeth, Protoje, Krishane, Stylo G, The Skints, Nadia Rose, Yungen and Melissa Steel, to name a few, will be held across the nine days.

The IAAF World Championships will be screened live on the big screens at the event, so nobody will miss out on the excitement of watching Usain Bolt’s final races. The Jamaica House concerts have been created to provide visitors with the chance to catch the races live each evening during the event and grab mouth-watering and traditional Jamaican food and drink including jerk chicken, patties from Port Royal Patties, tasty Appleton Rum cocktails and Red Stripe beer.

The motto for the Island of Jamaica is ‘Out of many, one people’ and this series of shows absolutely highlights the diversity and excitement of the island’s music scene. Jamaica has traditionally punched above its weight in terms of influence and culture, and these performances at Indigo at The O2 will illustrate just why the island’s musical heritage is still unrivalled.

Sunday 6th August
Nesbeth, Twinkle Brothers, Natty, Gideon Family, Jah Shaka

Monday 7th August
Krishane, Kiko Bun, Melissa Steel, Da Beatfreaks, Nabiha, Moves, Afro B, DJ P Montana, Mackareo, Finesse Forever

Tuesday 8th August
Praise and Worship, Gospel Night

Wednesday 9th August
Steel Pulse / The Skints, Adrian Sherwood

Thursday 10th August
Yungen, Nadia Rose, Abra Cadabra, Belly Squad, Lisa Mercedez, Special guest: Kojo Funds

Friday 11th August
Ziggy Marley, Jesse Royal

Saturday 12th August
OMI, Chris Martin, Jah 9, Capital Letters, Reggae Regulars

Sunday 13th August
Protoje, Stylo G, Cadenza, Prynce Mini

Summer Screenprints Film Poster Exhibition @ Somerset House / until 23rd August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:00)
Wed–Fri 11:00-20:00 (last entry 19:00)

From 10-23rd August open 10:00-18:00 and additionally from 18:30–21:00 for Film4 Summer Screen ticket holders

@ Somerset House, West Wing Galleries, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Free entry

www.printclublondon.com/summer-screenprints-film-poster-exhibition
www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/summer-screen-prints

Somerset House and Print Club London are collaborating on the fifth edition of the Summer Screen Prints exhibition, which brings limited-edition film prints to Somerset House throughout August. 🎬📽🎞

This year’s display will be the most extensive to date, with 20 original, screen-printed film poster artworks inspired by the Film4 Summer Screen programme.

Emerging, international artists respond to a moment, theme, character or quote from their favourite film in the season, including Joe Cruz, whose colourful and intimate work captures a pivotal moment in this year’s ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winner Moonlight, while Hattie Stewart‘s bold and striking reimagining of Cruel Intentions bares the malice of the cult film’s protagonist.

This free exhibition, open each day across the season, will enable you to buy the original, affordable works at Somerset House and on the Print Club London website for £60. With effortless acess to the exhibition from the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, film-goers will be able to enjoy special late openings ahead of each film screening.

Thursday 10th August – Premiere: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Friday 11th August – Victoria
Saturday 12th August – Donnie Darko + The Omen
Sunday 13th August – The Philadelphia Story
Monday 14th August – Moonlight
Tuesday 15th August – All The President’s Men
Wednesday 16th August – Premiere: The Square
Thursday 17th August – Bhaji on the Beach
Friday 18th August – In Bruges
Saturday 19th August – Jaws + Deliverance
Sunday 20th August – My Neighbour Totoro
Monday 21st August – Cruel Intentions
Tuesday 22nd August – Blow-up
Wednesday 23rd August – Premiere: Patti Cake$

BLOOD: Life Uncut @ Science Gallery London / until 1st November 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Boland House, St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT

Free entry

london.sciencegallery.com/blood/london/exhibition-overview

An exhibition and event series that demonstrates the captivating power of blood to expose, shock and bring people together. 🅰️🅱️🅾️🆎

The season launches on 27 July with a series of events and installations at various sites around London Bridge and concludes with an exhibition – on view from 12 October – 1 November – at the Copeland Gallery in Peckham, alongside a programme of performances and workshops.

The season will feature a range of international artists including Jordan Eagles, Katharine Dowson, Live Art Development Agency, Chris Milk and poet Sabrina Mahfouz. New collaborations between artists and scientists tackle issues which are often invisible, offering fresh perspectives on menstruation, Ebola, sickle cell anaemia, blood donation, forensics and blood typing.

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