Tag: events in london (page 2 of 43)

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

London Clown Festival at various venues from 17 May until 3 June 2018

Returning for its third year bringing the best of UK and International Clowning to the capital. Featuring a program of exciting, inspiring and eclectic mixes of performers who embody the principals of this timeless art form from countries all over the world. 🤡 🤣

Championing the rise of contemporary clowning giving a performance platform to a plethora of talented national and international performers. These talented groups and individuals set about driving people in paroxysms of laughter with the mere twitch of an eyebrow. 2018 will be even more hilarious.

The influence of Clown is found everywhere once you know what to look for, and there is little chance that anyone who loves comedy with a physical edge doesn’t love some part of a clown performance, with performers as diverse as Tommy Cooper, Charlie Chaplin. Buster Keaton. Sasha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat), French and Saunders, Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) and Rik Mayall amongst many that use an often huge degree of clowning in their performances.

RSVP on Facebook

www.londonclownfest.co.uk

Locations:
Mirth, Marvel & Maud, 186 Hoe Street, London E17 4QH
The Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QU
​Farr’s School of Dancing, 17 – 19 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF

Times:
Various

Price:
From £5

Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers at The Photographers’ Gallery until 3 June 2018

Drawn from the extensive personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz, this exhibition of amateur ‘found’ photographs from Europe and the US explores gender non-conformity and cross-dressing. Dating from 1880 onwards, the photos are mostly of unnamed and unknown figures – having been mainly collected from flea markets, garage sales, junk shops and ebay – and as such offer an unauthorised view into the worlds of individuals and groups choosing to defy gender conventions. 📷

Lifshitz’s initial collecting impulse was a fascination with the vernacular documentation of cross-dressing; his criteria to accumulate photographs, which showed men dressing as women and vice versa. As the collection grew, he began to trace both commonalities and differences between the images, which proposed a much more nuanced exploration of cross-dressing culture, not least by offering an opportunity to interrogate the assumptions we make about gender. The exhibition also includes exclusive images of Marie-Pierre Pruvot (born 11 November 1935) the celebrated Algerian-born French transsexual woman who performed under the stage name Bambi, before becoming a teacher, and who was the subject of an award-winning documentary by Lifshitz in 2013.

Brought together, the photographs reflect a range of styles and attitudes from theatrical, defiant, shy, proud, subversive and understated; showing individuals and groups from different classes, professions, genders and nationalities, whose only commonality is that they dared to play with dress codes in front of a camera, even if unable to do so in public.

Sébastien Lifshitz was born 1968 in Paris, France. An avid collector of photographs and an award-winning film director, his films have included Wild Side (2004), featuring a transsexual heroine and Bambi (2013), a documentary about France’s most celebrated transsexual woman.

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/under-cover-secret-history-cross-dressers

Location:
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Times:
Mon – Sat: 10.00 – 18.00
Thu: 10.00 – 20.00
Sun: 11.00 – 18.00

Price:
Free admission before noon every day
£4 (£2.50 concessions) Exhibition Day Pass
£2.50 online booking

Litcoin: Poundland Bandit Meme Exhibition and special guests at Camden Assembly on 25 May 2018

For Summit 2 they venture down the path of ‘high’ culture, showcasing some of the finest contemporary art the world has ever seen. Honoured to welcome the lovechild of Banksy and Mona Lisa: POUNDLAND BANDIT. 💷

Whilst there will be a Poundland Bandit exhibition on the top floor, showcasing the finest memes on T’s and canvas, the first two floors will again consist of full fat riddims with VERY SPECIAL GUESTS spinning the fire nigel tune-age with Poundland hosting the night.

RSVP on Facebook

Location:
Camden Assembly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN

Times:
22:00 – 3:00

Tickets:
£5 book online

Tate Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 27 April 2018

This month’s Uniqlo Tate Lates celebrates creativity in learning, both within the museum and beyond its boundaries. Join us for an eclectic mix of art, music, film, drop-in workshops, pop-up talks and street food. 🎨 🎶

MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY NTS RADIO

DJs Lizza, Organ Tapes and Tommy Gold play the Turbine Hall. Plus hear music in the Terrace Bar until 23.00 from DJs Baadnews, Derrick Gee and Janie Jones.​

PANEL TALK: INDUSTRY CREATIVITIES

19.45–20.30, Starr Auditorium

Broadcaster Gemma Cairney in conversation with Shu Hung, head of Uniqlo’s Global Creative Lab, Tim Hunter, BAFTA’s Director of Learning and New Talent, and Women Who founder Otegha Uwagba. They discuss how creative industry leaders can collaborate with artists and work together to foster creative talent.

Please note this talk will require a free ticket, available to collect from 17.30 on the day from the Level 0 Ticket Desk

SCOTTEE’S CRASH COURSE: HOW TO BE AN ARTIST

Join Scottee for fast-paced, frantic and helpful advice. Short, sharp and brutally honest lectures cover everything from self-promotion to schmoozing 101 to navigating nonsense and nurturing self-care.

ZIP PRESENTS NOBODY’S BUSINESS (CARDS)

A skills swap salon with soulful sounds, hosted by Zezi Ifore. Some of the best creative partnerships happen on the dancefloor, come and meet your next creative collaborator.

UP. DOWN. START. STOP

An audio-visual installation using voice and light boxes that you can contribute to through an open mic. Produced by Shepherd Manyika and Belinda Zhawi and activated by young people.

AUTHOR TALK: ROD JUDKINS

19.30–20.30, Terrace Bookshop

Join Rod Judkins for a discussion about the importance of ideas, inspired by his books The Art of Creative Thinking and Ideas Are Your Only Currency. Alongside short illustrated talks, take part in drawing sessions to inspire unconventional thinking.

Please note this talk will require a free ticket, available to collect from 17.00 on the day from the Terrace Bookshop

CREATIVE LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS

Join teachers, pupils and artists in Tate Exchange to journey through the 5 Creative Habits of Mind, a teaching method that underpins the ground-breaking Lead Creative Schools scheme.

LISTENING LOUNGE: WHERE DOES INSPIRATION COME FROM?

Grab some headphones to hear artists, musicians and writers unravel some of the myths around creativity. Hear how to unlock the powers of invention, jot down ideas or put your feet up and enjoy a Tate podcast.

UNIQLO 10 MINUTE ART TALKS

Look out for staff and volunteers from across Tate, who will be sharing their personal insights into works from the collection in just 10 minutes each.

COLLECTION CONVERSATION

Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Join lively conversations around key artworks.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Time:
6pm – 10pm

Price:
Free entry

Circus – Past, Present & Future at V&A on Friday 27 April 2018

Roll up, roll up! To mark 250 years since London was first dazzled by the circus, join this Friday Late to experience acrobatics and artistry from the Big Top and beyond with this collaboration between Roundhouse CircusFest and the museum. 🎟 🎪

Watch live performances, explore rarely seen archives from the V&A’s Theatre and Performance Collection, and hear from those making an impression on and off the highwire as they push their bodies and their artforms to new limits.

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

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

Location:
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Times:
6:30pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, make sure you arrive early!

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

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