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Picturing Forgotten London at London Metropolitan Archives until Wednesday 31 October 2018

London is a restless city, ever changing and evolving. Cranes and building sites crowd the landscape as new buildings rise. Yet traces of our forgotten past peep through on almost every street, whether intentionally preserved or incidentally left behind. Our exhibition uncovers London’s lost buildings, places that were once the toast of the capital or an important part of everyday life, left behind by successive generations of Londoners. Drawings, engravings, photographs, maps and films sit alongside contemporary recollections and bring together a surprising record of the capital, from the 1500s to the twentieth century. 📷 🗺

Picturing Forgotten London will take you on a journey of discovery through the capital’s past. Meet us at the shot tower next to Waterloo Bridge and travel across the river to The Devil’s Acre, a notorious neighbourhood next to the Palace of Westminster. In the East End we’ll visit the gothic magnificence of Columbia Market in Bethnal Green and encounter London’s first Chinatown in Limehouse. In the west we’ll shop at the Soho Bazaar and ride on the Great Wheel in Earl’s Court, before a night of entertainment at Wyld’s Monster Globe in Leicester Square.

From coaching inns to horse markets, riverside mansions to ragged schools, images created by a wide variety of artists, antiquarians and organisations will appear together for the first time to tell the story of London’s forgotten buildings.

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/news-events/Pages/picturing-forgotten-london

Location:
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB

Times:
Various check online for details

Price:
Free entry

Print! Tearing It Up at Somerset House until 22 August 2018

Explore the history and impact of the British independent magazine scene today in Print! Tearing It Up. This exhibition charts the evolution of polemic and progressive print publications and celebrates the current diverse industry of innovative independent magazines. 📖 📚

Beginning with BLAST, the Vorticist journal produced in June 1914, the exhibition traverses through the pacifist Peace News of 1930s, the biting satire of Private Eye (first published in the 1960s and still Britain’s best-selling current affairs magazine), the seminal feminist magazine founded in the 1970s Spare Rib, the cult-pop phenomenon of The Face in the 1980s and 90s and the D.I.Y zines created by teenage feminist collectives into the new millennium.

www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/print-tearing-it-up

Location:
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Times:
Mon, Tue, Sat and Sun 10am – 6pm
Wed – Fri 11am – 8pm

Tickets:
Free

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

OPEN STUDIOS series 2018 at Netil House on Thursday 14 June 2018

Eat Work art invites you to join an annual series of Open Studios events across Netil House, Hackney Downs Studios and Old Paradise Yard. 🏢👩🏽‍💼🎵🍺

Open Studios season kicks off with Netil House opening the doors to the iconic building on the edge of London Fields.

For one night only, visit the studios of over 100 residents of Netil House, from Grammy winning music producers to fashion labels, to architect, production companies, jewellery makers and more.

Venture through the studios, chat to our inspiring residents and get stuck into workshops at The Experimental Perfume Club, luxury furniture showroom viewing at Espasso, exclusive sample sales at The Acey and Klements, enjoy live screenings with free popcorn from Powster.

Netil Market will be providing the best tasting street food to enjoy on the sunny terrace with tunes provided by Netil Radio. Enjoy an exceptional selection of live music curated by Noatune Studios and Netil Radio. Afterwards head to Netil360 rooftop to watch the sun go down over East London and party into the night at NT’s Bar.

RSVP on Facebook

www.eatworkart.com/netil-house

Location:
Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

Times:
6pm – 1am

Price:
Free tickets, order 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

Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art at Tate Modern until 14 October 2018

For the first time, Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art. 📷 🔳 🔲 ◼️

Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.

Key photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, right up to exciting new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, made especially for the exhibition.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/shape-light

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00 – 18.00
Friday to Saturday 10.00 – 22.00

Tickets:
£18 book online

Offprint at Tate Modern from Friday 18 until Sunday 20 May 2018

Returning for its fourth edition at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Offprint London will bring together 120 independent and experimental publishers in the fields of contemporary art, photography and graphic design from around the world. 🌍 📚

Produced by Luma since 2015, Offprint is an itinerant project held periodically in London, Paris, Milan, and Arles for independent, experimental publishers working in the fields of contemporary art, photography, graphic design, architecture, humanities and visual culture.

Each year, Offprint also organizes two fairs, Offprint Paris and Offprint London, and a series of travelling libraries. In acknowledgement of the high quality and unique publishing practices that currently proliferate in the arts, Offprint seeks to make their work more visible and available to a wider dedicated audience.

“Since its inception in 2010, Offprint’s aim has been to support independent publishing with a focus on art and design, whilst respecting the editorial, economic and institutional diversity of practices in the field. In 2018, Offprint will further enhance its commitment by providing independent publishers with a set of critical tools (publications and training sessions) reflecting current trends and changes in the publishing world.” Yannick Bouillis (Founder, Offprint).

Throughout the weekend, Tate Modern, in collaboration with Photoworks, will facilitate a program of workshops and performances.

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www.offprint.org

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
Friday 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

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

Street League Skateboarding at Copper Box Arena on Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May 2018

SLS is headed to London for the first time ever. Watch Nyah Huston, Shane O’neill Louie Lopez and more skate the Pro Open. 🤘

The world’s most prestigious skateboarding competition will make its London debut inside the Box That Rocks – kicking off with the opening event of this prestigious tour is a major coup for London, as SLS and World Skate prepare street skateboarding for its inaugural appearance in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

As well as showcasing the world’s best street skaters, the SLS Pro Open London will shine the spotlight on the capital’s rich street skating scene! 2017 SLS World Champion Nyjah Huston (USA) and top contender Shane O’Neill (Australia) are among the big names set to intermix with an exciting group of up-and-coming athletes that will compete in London over the bank holiday weekend.

The athletes will battle for pride and prize in a custom-built concrete skate plaza, designed to inspire innovative tricks and take skateboarding to new heights. The competition features an exciting easy-to-follow format, anchored by instant scoring, resulting in down to the last trick ‘buzzer-beater’ moments that appeal to both die-hard fans and new spectators alike.

Saturday 26 May:
11am – Outdoor SLS Partners Expo
12pm – Men Qualifier Heats 30 skaters – 5 heats of 6
5:15pm – Women Prelim Heats 12 skaters – 2 Heats of 6
7:30pm – Women’s Final 8 skaters

Sunday 27 May:
11:30am – Outdoor SLS Partners Expo
12:30pm – Men Prelim Heats 42 skaters – 7 Heats of 6
7:30pm – Men’s Final 8 skaters

www.streetleague.com

Location:
The Copper Box, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB

Times:
Various

Price:
Book online

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

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