Tag: events in london (page 2 of 43)

Sweatlife lululemon athletica at Tobacco Dock from 23 until 24 June 2018

Sweatlife is back – and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. Taking over the Tobacco Dock in east London for two days of sweaty, stretchy, thought-provoking fun. 🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏾‍♂️

Join for 48 hours of the best workouts the Capital has to offer, yoga with local and globally renowned teachers and inspiring panels with thought leaders from the fitness and wellness community.

Studio partners including Frame, Heartcore, Kobox, Psycle, UN1T, Xtend Barre and Third Space are scheduled to host classes for all levels. Classes will range from Psycle’s ‘Ride Intro’ for first timers who want to learn their ‘tap backs’ from their ‘dips’ to yoga with Kirsty Gallagher, whose uplifting and playful practice based around the yoga goddess Durga will invite guests to find their true inner grit and strength.

For the first time ever, they have designed exclusive Sweatlife prints on two of the most-loved training pieces, the women’s Speed Wunder Tight and the men’s Pace Breaker Short with liner.

www.lululemon.co.uk/sweatlife

Location:
Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF

Times:
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 9am – 4pm

Tickets:
From £30 book online

Maison St-Germain and Henry Holland popup from Friday 15 June until Saturday 16 June 2018

Maison St-Germain returns to London for its second year with an immersive installation by Henry Holland! 🍸 💃

St-Germain, the French elderflower liqueur, in partnership with House of Holland, will bring a flurry of joyful decadence to the heart of the capital with the return of Maison St-Germain.

You will be guided through the Wild Harvest Walkway where the ephemeral story will be brought to life through surprise and delight moments by London florists June in March. You’ll then take a journey through an endless, abstract meadow of 1,000 elderflowers. Emerging into one of two cocktail bars, guests will be able to enjoy the classic St-Germain Spritz, along with a new collection of St-Germain cocktails including Henry’s personalised drink The Free Lane which will combine St-Germain with Grey Goose La Poire, lime juice, rhubarb bitters, grapefruit bitters and finished on the rocks with Pear Sassy Cider.

Maison St-Germain will serve two further exclusive cocktails; Thé Rouge, a mix of St-Germain and BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro, Roobis Tea and a dash of lemon essential oil; and the Brin Vert which combines St-Germain with Oxley gin, Tio pepe, absinthe and celery.

Don’t miss this free curated sensory experience by Henry Holland as well as delicious St-Germain cocktails to celebrate the ephemeral elderflower harvest and honour the 1,000 hand-picked flowers in each bottle!

www.stgermain.fr

Location:
38 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HW

Times:
From 12:30pm – 9:30pm

Price:
Free, get tickets online

Julie Becker: I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent at ICA until 12 August 2018

I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent is the first survey exhibition devoted to the work of the late Julie Becker (1972–2016). 💷 💷 💷

Embedded in the psychological, cinematic and material geographies of Los Angeles, her home city, Becker produced a legendary, yet underrepresented body of installations, sculpture, drawings, photographs and video. These works speak to the language and mythology of the late 20th century American Dream turned nightmare, drawing from sources as diverse as Stephen King’s The Shining, Disney’s fantasy The Gnome-Mobile, Kay Thompson’s children’s books Eloise and suburban stoner myths espousing the karmic convergence between The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

Within Becker’s drawings and videos of dreamlike scenarios, and architectural spaces realised at actual scale or as models, such shared cultural references collide with an idiosyncratic, and at times, dark aura of childish wonder and projection. Becker once stated, ‘A refrigerator box, in American cities, can be the last refuge of the homeless. They’re also temporary places for children to play in.’ In her work, interior spaces appear psychically charged and provisional, conjuring sites for potential refuge and fantastical escape.

Becker reflected on her own living circumstances while constructing altered narratives around other real and fictional lives. Works such as the installation Researchers, Residents, A Place to Rest (1993–1996) and the open-ended series Whole, reflect the artist’s direct experiences of spaces of precarity, such as a single room occupancy hotel or a dilapidated building caught in the flux of real estate speculation. According to writer and filmmaker Chris Kraus, Researchers, Residents, A Place to Rest combines, ‘a Balzacian zeal to excavate urban archaeology through fiction, and a very post-modern willingness to acknowledge the strange penetrations and crossed subjectivities that occurred in the body and mind of the [artist] herself.’ In Whole, Becker channelled the lingering presence of her Echo Park building’s former inhabitant, who had passed away from an AIDS related illness. This multifaceted project of drawings, sculpture, photographs and video moves between an imagined life and the very real spectre of imminent gentrification and displacement.

Throughout her work, Becker navigated the formations of truth, fiction and myth in both the material and symbolic realm. Considering the present historical moment, where a real estate mogul-cum-reality TV celebrity occupies the position of ‘leader of the free world’, Becker’s singular aesthetic visions unerringly articulate the fantasies and dispossessions underpinning the social imaginary of late-capitalism.

www.ica.art/exhibitions/i-must-create-a-master-piece-to-pay-the-rent

Location:
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Times:
Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday 12pm – 11pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm – 12am

Price:
£1 includes a day membership

True Colours – Helen Beard / Sadie Laska / Boo Saville at Newport Street Gallery until 9 September 2018

Bringing together three emerging artists – Helen Beard (b.1971, Birmingham), Sadie Laska (b.1974, West Virginia) and Boo Saville (b.1980, Norwich) – that, despite using paint in very different ways, all share an interest in exploring the possibilities of colour. Featuring over fifty works, the show is the largest exhibition to date for each artist.

Helen Beard uses a vivid rainbow palette to create interlocking arrangements of bright primary colour, which combine to describe explicit sexual encounters. Working from found images, Beard’s work explores themes relating to gender, sexual psychology and eroticism. Situated part way between abstraction and representation, her figures are reduced to concisely defined fields of vibrant colour, on which a myriad of varied brush marks remain visible. Including a number of new works, one of which is a monumental diptych (The Mirror, 2018), each canvas measuring 3226 x 2743mm, the exhibition spans eight years of Beard’s practice.

New York-based artist Sadie Laska creates dreamlike compositions using paint and collage. Evoking the rebellious post-Pop aesthetic of New York, Laska often incorporates recycled waste materials and found objects into her paintings, sometimes reworking parts of earlier canvases entirely. In Untitled (Pepsi Shape), 2017, the canvas is carved up into contrasting areas, which are roughly painted with acrylic. The resulting amorphous shape evokes the distinctive colours of a can of Pepsi. A member of the underground drum-based band I.U.D., Laska’s paintings are filled with a similar improvised expressiveness and irreverent spirit of performance as her music.

The exhibition features a new series of Boo Saville’s colour field paintings, which are shown in dialogue with a number of black and white canvases. Known formerly for her figurative works in oil on canvas, as well as using everyday materials including biro and bleach, Saville has – since 2014 – been producing large-scale abstracts, made up of flawlessly gradating shades. Saville, whose work investigates mortality, applies up to forty layers of paint to achieve this extraordinary effect, erasing any suggestion of her own mark-making in spite of the emotional tenor of the works. The colour fields are inextricably linked to her black and white canvases, the subjects of the latter – sparingly painted so as to retain the appearance of the canvas weave – resulting from internet searches that occur to her whilst working on the abstracts. She notes: “The black and white paintings are purely about the surface of momentary thought and the colour fields are about the depth and vault of emotion and memory layered on top of each other.

www.newportstreetgallery.com/exhibition/true-colours-helen-beard-sadie-laska-boo-saville

Location:
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ

Times:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

Price:
Free entry

The Monster adult bouncy castle at Alexandra Palace from 24 August until 27 August 2018

Let loose your inner child as the ultimate bouncy castle experience is coming to London! At over 300 metres long, The Monster is the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course and hands down the craziest nostalgic bouncy castle experience for adults! 🙌🏾 ☺️

It’s bigger, better and more bonkers than ever before. Run, bounce, dance and jump your way around as you take on 42 ridiculous obstacles including the 18m “Mega Slide”, the juicy “Tunnel of Love” and terrifying “The Bouncy Cage of Doom!”

The fun doesn’t stop there! Enjoy a full day of non-stop partying with Live DJ’s, giant Flamingo and Unicorn Ball Pits, and of course delicious street food, cocktails and craft beers.

This is guaranteed to be one unmissable fun-fest that you won’t forget!

Location:
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Times:
Various

Price:
£23 book online

Summer by the River at London Bridge City until 2 September 2018

A packed schedule of exciting outdoor events and entertainment running all summer. The largest free outdoor festival in London. ☀️ 😎

With stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, Summer by the River is the perfect place to celebrate all things summer. This year the site will be transformed to take on a vibrant English country garden theme.

The busy programme will ensure there is never a dull moment down by the River. With outdoor cinema and theatre, big screen summer sports (including Wimbledon, Ascot and the cricket), live comedy and music performances, fun family days, fitness classes and a host of events to let your hair down on a Friday, Summer by the River will be the ultimate London experience this summer.

No festival would be complete without a delicious array of food and drink on offer and this year, Summer by the River is joining up with the amazing teams at Flat Iron Square and Look Mum No Hands to offer a constantly changing choice of some of the Capital’s finest street food housed in stunning country garden themed pop-ups.

Event themes:
Monday – Fitness
Tuesday – Film Night, outdoor cinema
Wednesday – Comedy
Thursday – Music
Friday – FriYay!, all singing all dancing interactive events
Saturday – Family Day
Sunday – World Music

www.londonbridgecity.co.uk

Location:
London Bridge City, London SE1 2DB

Times:
Various

Price:
Free

Inside Arc at Fashion Space Gallery until 28 July 2018

Archives are usually repositories of objects, not intended for further use, rarely displayed in static exhibitions or museum cases. 👗 👘 👚

The Arc is a working archive, consisting of garments, accessories and other paraphernalia amassed by designer Jennefer Osterhoudt. Many items are by John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, with whom she worked very closely from the beginning of their careers and throughout their time at Givenchy, as an accessories designer in Paris during the 1990s. Created by stylist Nick Royal, this constantly expanding collection is regularly frequented by established designers and stylists who use it for editorial photoshoots and campaigns.

This exhibition highlights the eccentricities and rarities from this archive, pieces that as much embody the processes behind creating elaborate toiles in expensive fabrics as reveal complex and labour-intensive techniques used by high fashion. Various personal items sit aside rare handmade invitations, crafted prototypes and toiles that made it into production and select examples are shown alongside a wall of photographs of her own vast shoe collection.

Showcasing these pieces reveals that an archive can be as much about preserving objects for posterity but as a resource to inform future image-makers as they reinterpret ideas from the not-so-distant past.

www.fashionspacegallery.com/exhibition/inside-arc

Location:
Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ

Times:
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 4pm (during term time)
Sunday closed

Price:
Free entry

I Don’t Have Time for This: Hattie Stewart at Now Gallery until 25 June 2018

Visionary artist/illustrator Hattie Stewart’s very first commission that celebrates the best rising talent in the fields of visual arts and illustration. The gallery invites Stewart into the space to explore her vision as part of its on-going dedication to showcasing one-off experimental art and design. ❤️ 😉

Commissioned by Kaia Charles, NOW Gallery’s Cultural Curator, this new exhibition of Stewart’s work will allow the viewer the opportunity to engage with it like never before. Fully immersive, I Don’t Have Time For This invites viewers to participate intimately with Stewart’s legendary doodle-bombing illustrations, becoming part of an illustrated fantasy world that results in a short and memorable break from reality.

The crux of the exhibition is a bold, escapist, large scale floor- based artwork that invites the viewer to make time. Recline, look up and cross over into Stewart’s fictional universe. Made up of Stewart’s subversive style references; psychedelic art of the 60’s and the comic absurdity of hybrid post-modern classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, this large scale installation features a mix of characters, patterns and galaxies, giving the feeling that the artwork is alive. Through densely packed mirrored illustrative detail, the viewer will be able to float in space, lie in a field of flowers and even ‘fly’.

In recent years Stewart’s notoriety has increased due to her personal project titled ‘doodle-bombing’ where she draws over the covers of influential publications such as Interview, Vogue, i:D and Playboy. Part homage and part satire, this ongoing personal project has formed the basis for most of her commercial projects and endeavours, avoiding a more conventional illustrative style. Stewart’s work is bold and experimental in application and sees her breaking boundaries within the field of illustration.

I Don’t Have Time For This marks the debut of NOW Gallery Young Artist programme, which aims to work with artists who have an unusual approach and standout visual aesthetic, to create a unique vision for the gallery space. As part of the on-going regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula, this programme underpins the area’s commitment to fostering creativity to build a sense of place and community, offering a blank canvas that allows those who visit and settle a chance to imagine, create and build; an opportunity to create a new London.

Since graduating from Kingston University in 2010, Hattie has created a varied portfolio having worked with creatives such as Roman Coppola and for artists like SZA, Ariana Grande and Kylie Minogue. With a vibrant, tongue in cheek visual identity, she is a self-proclaimed ‘professional doodler’ with a unique and playful illustration style that extends itself fluidly through the worlds of advertising, art and fashion. She has worked with varied clients including but not limited to – MTV, Hunter, House of Holland, Nike, Apple Music, Marc by Marc Jacobs, MAC Cosmetics, Pepsi, and Adidas. She also recently launched her very own Doodlebomb sticker book – allowing others to decorate their lives as she does her own.

www.nowgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/3959

Location:
Weekdays 10am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm

Times:
NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Price:
Free entry, book free tickets online

Asterix in Britain: The Life and Work of Rene Goscinny at Jewish Museum until 30 September 2018

An immersive and playful exhibition that explores the unique imagination of the co-creator, with Albert Uderzo, of the Astérix comics. ✏️

René Goscinny’s story, from a childhood in Argentina to a glittering career that began in New York and flourished in Europe, is brought to life through rare original scripts, storyboards, photographs, films, sketches, dressing up stations, games, and more than a little wild boar…

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/asterix

Location:
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Times:
Daily 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 2pm

Price:
£7.50 including entry to other exhibitions

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

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