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REVEAL Festival @ V&A / from Friday 30th June – Thursday 6th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/reveal

Week-long public festival will include floating Aerocene sculptures, Ron Arad and Zandra Rhodes ‘drawing with light’ on V&A façades, a new dance commission from Julie Cunningham and hip hop from Botis Seva and the National Youth Dance Company Alumni.

REVEAL celebrates the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, the largest architectural project undertaken by the Museum in over 100 years. Designed by Stirling Prize-winning British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A, the Exhibition Road Quarter will create major new spaces that will transform the V&A’s relationship with the public and its neighbouring institutions on Exhibition Road.

The festival will mark the opening of these extraordinary new spaces, bringing together a host of cultural commissions to explore the heritage, modernity and technology of the V&A. Festival contributions from the Museum’s ‘Albertopolis’ neighbours highlight this historic moment for the V&A and the broader South Kensington area, as it enters the next 100 years of its history.

Highlights:

  • Shade by Simon Heijdens
    Simon Heijdens will create an immersive experience of augmented light in The Sainsbury Gallery.
  • Molly Goddard, A/W 2017
    British fashion designer Molly Goddard will showcase highlights of her designs.
  • Nothing is Set in Stone by Mira Calix
    Artist Mira Calix will host a live stream of music, performance art, dance and spoken word.
  • Kairos by Anat Ben-David with Boudicca
    We present the first major public performance of Kairos by artist and musician Anat Ben-David.
  • Julie Cunningham & Company in Double Bill
    A new site-specific dance performance inspired by Yoko Ono’s ‘Dance Pieces’.
  • DesignLab
    View student work as part of a DesignLab project linked to Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion.
  • Friday Late in collaboration with Boiler Room
    Boiler Room present an electric mix of international musicians, DJs and artists.

Beer Mansion @ MC Motors / Friday 12th May and Saturday 13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 5pm to 11pm

@ MC Motors, 28 Miller’s Ave, Dalston, London E8 2DS

Tickets: from £35 book online

www.brooklynbrewerymash.com/london

Fully immersive beer festival unlike any other. Bringing together some of Brooklyn Brewery’s favourite community friends for two days of floor-rattling beats, food, tech, art, games, a pinch of astonishment and of course, beer – the interactive, multi-room experience is a celebration of the wide world of beer and all it touches.

Brooklyn Brewery has created a different kind of beer festival. The usual tropes are here – a ticket to gain entrance, a glass for one’s beer and many tasty hand-crafted beers; but there is no massive white tent, no fluorescent lighting and no vacuous convention centre. Serving some of the brewery’s favourite beers; each room at the Beer Mansion will fit within a unique flavour profile relating to the beer that they’ll be pouring, getting guests to think deeper about what they’ll be drinking and why it tastes like it does.

Crossing the threshold, with beer in hand – guests will choose their own journey through the five rooms of Beer Mansion. Whether they bask in the tropical haven of the Tart of the Tropics room complete with fruit-forward tropical beers, palm trees, and Hawaiian shirts, or are plunging into the gothic, roasty, and toasty Dark Room – everyone welcomed at the Beer Mansion can be sure to encounter plenty of oddity and perhaps even the elusive Brooklyn Brew Master Garrett Oliver, who’ll be flying over from New York especially for the occasion.

Not wanting to keep all the fun to themselves, Brooklyn Brewery has enlisted the help of local brewing friends as well as international sister breweries to serve up their finest beers, including:

40 ft Brewery
Redchurch Brewery
Forest Road Brewing Company
Thornbridge Brewery
Nya Carnegie
EC Dahls

Bringing some bite to the experience, neighbourhood food favourites will also be there – with Voodoo Ray’s serving up slices and quesadilla connoisseurs Killa Dilla adding some Mexican heat; whilst Andrew Clarke (founder of Glandstonbury and currently Chef Director at Brunswick House & the soon to launch Bastien) will be creating all kinds of surprising food and beer combinations.

Eat Your Own Ears present Festival Embassy @ House of St Barnabas / Saturday 6th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 5pm-1am

@ The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ

Tickets: £15 book online

www.hosb.org.uk/festival-embassy-x-eat-your-own-ears

www.eatyourownears.com

An evening of entertainment curated with Eat Your Own Ears, bringing the feel and atmosphere of London’s much loved Field Day festival to the heart of Soho.

Discover dazzling acoustic music in a gothic Chapel and dance in a secret garden to live DJ sets at this magical micro-festival in a historic townhouse in central London.

HoSB believe in paying it forward; for every ticket bought, one will be given to someone who would not be able to afford one themselves, opening access to culture, live music and our home in Soho with social inclusion at its heart.

Pay it forward tickets will be given to people affected by homelessness, who are part of the House’s Employment Academy, the Soho community, or are supported by one of the many charities they work with.

Garden room DJs:
The Invisible
Jagwar Ma
Flamingods
Field Day DJs

The Chapel of St Barnabas live music:
Martin Creed
James Yorkston
Stevie Parker
Plus a special guest!

Secret Garden Party @ Mill Hill Field / 21st to 24th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: till late!

@ Secret Garden Party, Mill Hill Field,  Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2PH

Tickets: £185 weekend tickets book online

www.secretgardenparty.com

Explore the world of Science Fiction and imagine a new garden out of the old.

Using the inspiration of Arthur C Clarke, Azimov, Philip K Dick and Douglas Adams SGP are going to grow our imaginations from childish roots up into something more.

But in selecting the protocols for this mission we looked back not forward.

In 1889 a convention of the ‘gentlemen of the road’ came up with, and ratified by vote, a version of the following, they called it the Hobo Code.

SGP have called it: THE GARDENERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.

Mission protocols:

  • Decide your own life, don’t let another person run or rule you
  • Behave honourably at all times and respect the local law and officials
  • Do not take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation
  • Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for the treatment of other Gardeners
  • Always respect nature, do not leave rubbish where you are playing
  • You are in a community, pitch in and help
  • Try to stay clean
  • If you haven’t come to learn, come to teach
  • When traveling, take your trip respectfully, take no personal chances & cause no problems
  • Do not allow other Gardeners to harm anyone, expose all abusers to authorities
  • People who intentionally cause harm to others are the worst people to infest any society
  • Help all who are lost, and try to induce them to return home
  • Look after your fellow Gardeners whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday
  • Spread love

Brown’s London Art Weekend @ various venues around Mayfair / until Sunday 3rd July 2016

Browns London Art Weekend

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues around Mayfair

Free entry

www.londonartweekend.co.uk

For 150 years Mayfair’s galleries and auction houses have welcomed the world’s greatest art collectors, and this event is the ultimate celebration of this London heartland, rich with art galleries.

Experience the unrivalled quality and diversity of this key art market destination as galleries and auction houses open their doors to the public for this exciting event. With talks, walks, and over 50 exhibitions to see, Brown’s London Art Weekend offers a unique opportunity for art lovers to explore the capital’s greatest private galleries.

Brown’s Hotel, on Albemarle Street, will be the base for the London Art Weekend, offering themed tours and talks with the art experts, and offering a welcoming pitstop where you can indulge in a glass of Ruinart Champagne and an oyster or two in the HIX Mayfair Ruinart and Seafood Bar.

Electric Elephant @ The Garden Tisno festival site in Croatia / 7th until 11th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: all night and day!

@ The Garden, Tisno, Croatia

Tickets: £110 book online

www.electricelephant.co.uk

This year’s line-up boasts a diverse range of sounds across the electronic spectrum, including performances from Ame, Andrew Weatherall, Craig Charles, HVOB, Jacques Renault, Jane Fitz, Kerri Chandler, Laura Jones, Margaret Dygas, Maribou State, Mister Saturday Night, Optimo, Steffi, The Revenge, Todd Terry and many, many more.

The action starts at open-air club Barbarellas as preceeding festival Love International hands over the reigns to Electric Elephant with a joint party featuring Bicep, James Holroyd and Gatto Fritto. Then, from Thursday 7th July to Monday 11th July Electric Elephant takes control of The Garden Tisno with a stellar line-up, twice daily boat parties and a spectacular run of dusk to dawn parties at Barbarellas hosted by partners including A Love From Outer Space, Aus Music, Bicep’s Hot Tub Jamz, Gottwood, Lowlife, Nightmares on Wax, Secretsundaze and many more.

Boat parties feature acts including Andrew Weatherall, Bicep, Bill Brewster, Boo Williams, Nightmares on Wax, Optimo, Mister Saturday Night and more. The final Boat Party tickets, priced at £25, are on sale now. Book your place at www.electricelephant.co.uk/tickets-and-packages/purchase-tickets

1-2-3-4 Festival @ Three Mills Island / 3rd September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: noon

@ Three Mills Island, Three Mill Lane, London E3 3DU

Tickets: around £42.90 book online

www.the1234festival.com

Fusing the freshest in upcoming bands with some of the biggest contemporary artists of the time. Promoter Sean McLusky started the festival back in 2007 with one plan, to bring together the true originators with the new breed of emerging bands, new artists playing alongside the musicians that inspired them, finding the international artists that still resonate with today’s scene while laying the foundations of the future with the bands of today.

1-2-3-4 are also known to organise unique one-off sets, collaborations, reformations and special appearances, so expect the 2016 festival to be full of surprises.

The festivals new park location of Three Mills Island in Bow is completely surrounded by rivers, the site will boast a festival size main stage, big top stages and just added is a “pit party” style new bands stage, with audience surrounding in 360, there will also be secret sessions and surprise guests across the site.

Great bars and the best street food outlets top off the proceedings to make for a unique festival experience in this amazing, landscaped, atmospheric, urban island setting.

THE CRIBS / THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN / SPECTOR / CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS / THE WYTCHES / TOY / GANG OF FOUR / MILK TEETH / TELEGRAM / BO NINGEN / SAINT LEONARD’S HORSES / NANCY PANTS / CLAW MARKS / NO JOY / VIRGIN KIDS / LOVE BUZZARD / PHOBOPHOBES / USA NAILS / NOVA TWINS / TEN FÉ / D/R/U/G/S DJ SET / BLINDERS / CROWS / TEENAGE MOTHERS / PINS / SHAME / THEE MVP’S / STRANGE CAGES / GIANT BURGER / THE LUCID DREAM / SISTERAY / THE WINACHI TRIBE / DJ JIM SCLAVUNOS / SEX CELLS

Latitude Festival @ Henham Park / from 14th July – 17th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: all day until late

Tickets: £205 weekend camping, book online

www.latitudefestival.com

Latitude Festival announces the line up for their 11th Edition. The Maccabees return to Latitude to perform their first ever major festival headline show on Friday night in the Obelisk Arena. The south London five piece climb to the top of the bill to cap a remarkable twelve months that has seen them score their first number one album with the acclaimed ‘Marks To Prove It’ last July, and crowned as Best British Band at last month’s NME Awards.

Saturday welcomes one of Latitude’s most loved bands, The National, back to Henham Park as the first ever act to headline the festival for a second time. Their return to the Obelisk stage will be a UK festival exclusive this year; promising a stellar set drawn from their unparalleled six albums.

British all-time greats, New Order took the world by surprise with the release of ‘Music Complete’ last year; 10 years on from their previous studio offering. With 35 years of genre and era-defining classics to draw upon, New Order are set to provide a spectacular closing performance for Latitude 2016.

Performing: The Maccabees, The National, New Order, Beirut, CHVRCHES, M83, Father John Misty, John Grant, The Lumineers, Courtney Barnett, Daughter, Chet Faker, British Sea Power, Squeeze, Laura Mvula, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Sturgill Simpson, Alif, Grimes, Of Monsters and Men, Miike Snow, Frightened Rabbit, Half Moon Run, MO, Christine and the Queens, Polica, Lapsley, Roots Manuva, Perfume Genius, Oh Wonder, Jamie Woon, Rat Boy, AURORA, Mura Masa, Lucius, Pantha du Prince, Black Mountain, Anna Meredith, Blanck Mass, Bob Moses, Cloves, Drones Club, Hayden James, Highasakite, Holly Macve, Kelly Lee Owens, Lambert, Little Green Cars, Marlon Williams, Money, ProtoMartyr, Suuns, Weaves, Jungle, David Rodigan, Mike Skinner, Murkage and Tonga.

VAULT Festival @ The Vaults / from 27th January until 6th March 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Tickets: free and from £5

www.vaultfestival.com

Vault Festival is returning for six weeks of events, drinks, shows and gigs underground! This year there are three bars and the Suffolk Punch, a brand new restaurant, open to the public.

Trgyve Wakenshaw, The Misfit Analysis and Clout Theatre are amongst the many performers, eight unbelievable spaces within one venue, three stylish bars and an amazing pop-up restaurant will fill the labyrinthine vaults beneath Waterloo Station.

Tickets for theatre performances, comedy, club nights, workshops, family entertainment and events from £5!

Featuring:

  • Perfomances
  • Theatre
  • Bars
  • Pop-up restaurant
  • Club nights
  • Workshops
  • Family entertainment
  • Emerging artists

Being a Man Festival @ Southbank Centre / until Sunday 29th November 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: around £15 for a day pass book online

Being A Man addresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.

This major new festival – now in its second year – is taking over Southbank Centre for three days. You can expect frankness, insight and inspiration, as we look to develop the tools to make change.

From serious, challenging and light-hearted stories and conversations and the mandate to discuss anything and everything about being a man today.

BAM Friday:
Focusing on men in society. We’re inviting key professionals, policy makers and experts to discuss how being a man influences social life. Guests from think tanks and charities, industry, government and community initiatives are discussing topics ranging from suicide rates and parental leave to young offenders and new leadership models.

BAM Saturday and Sunday:
Continues with talks, debates, music, workshops, performances and discussion. Looking at the changing nature of masculinity and the different ways in which men are shaping what the future might look like – for all of us.

Presenting extraordinary contributors and leaders in their fields exploring all facets of masculinity and male identity. Topics include fatherhood, friendship, sport, spirituality, sex and sexuality, education, gender equality, men behind bars, lad culture, violence, the work/life balance, race, class and politics.

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