Festival for new music, bigger and more diverse than ever in 2017.
Showcasing 450 emerging artists from all over the world in 30+ walkable venues across the city. It’s the first place to discover your new favourite artist and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.
TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. We run a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.
The Alternative Escape, the Spotlight Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add to the festivities and make the weekend in Brighton one not to miss!
Showcasing the best in Latin Grooves, Afrobeats, Tropical Bass, Vintage-Remix, Desert Remix, Balkan Beats, Urban Roots, Acoustic Soundclash and Brass Band Remix!!!
Celebrating the best emerging musical talent and genres and will offer creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere.
Performances from over 25 amazing edge bands and DJs across 4 stages over 2 days, all in one vibrant venue nested in the heart of Shoreditch.
From the people behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La stage, via rocking tents at Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Wilderness, Lovebox, Kendal Calling and Electro Swing Club. They are bringing the most fun indoor festival showcase in London.
Creating the perfect festival experience:
Indoor ‘camping areas’ to chill out
Fully converted disco lift to navigate between the stages and a silent disco cafe
Continental Drifts, the producers of the most rocking festival stages across the globe, are excited to be back, joining forces once again with their long standing musical partners Movimientos.
Revel in some of the most interesting, most transgressive moments in cinema, as we explore the trashier side of celluloid.
From famously grubby origins as a fairground attraction, film is looking pretty respectable these days: there are reviews in broadsheet newspapers, directors recast as ‘auteurs’ and the pomp and circumstance of international festivals.
But for all this, the movies have never been entirely co-opted into official ‘high-culture’. Part art form, part mass entertainment, they have always had a trashier side, and this has made it one of the great pleasures of cinema-going across the years. If we stick with only ‘good films’ and ‘acceptable’ content, well, we’re missing out on some of the greatest moments in all cinema.
In this spirit, Barbican invites you to revel in some of the most interesting, most transgressive moments committed to celluloid, carefully curated by our team.
Featuring work by Catherine Breillat, Werner Herzog, Douglas Sirk and ‘Pope of Trash’ John Waters, among many others, this season of arthouse shockers, exploitation classics, ‘failed art movies’ and outrageous melodrama feature questionable morals, shocking endings, a bit of nudity and a whole bunch of raised-eyebrow moments.
These ground-breaking, thought-provoking and spectacular films and events will showcase talent and stimulate new collaborations and ideas between filmmakers and creative leaders.
Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best film festivals. Introducing the finest new British and international films. LFF is a compelling combination of red carpet glamour and friendly audiences.
Selection of London themed films:
A United Kingdom (European premier) tickets still available
Powerful testament to the defiant and enduring love story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the government of the time.
Thursday 6th October 11:30 Odeon Leicester Square
Tuesday 11th October 21:00 Curzon Mayfair Cinema
Their Finest (European premier) tickets still available
Danish director Lone Scherfig’s (The Riot Club, An Education, LFF2009) fascination with British manners continues to find new register in this delectable comedic drama, her fifth film set in the UK.
Thursday 13th October 2016 19:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Friday 14th October 2016 11:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Saturday 15th October 2016 13:00 Cine Lumber
A Moving Image (European premier) tickets still available
If Spike Lee made a film about community relations in Brixton, it might have started at the Brixton Riots in 1981 and ended with the destruction of the Brixton branch of estate agent Foxtons – the ultimate signifier of ‘bougie’ invasion – at the Reclaim Brixton march in April 2015.
Saturday 8th October 2016 18:30 Vue West End Cinema
Friday 14th October 2016 18:30 Ritzy Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 18:00 Hackney Picturehouse
City of Tiny Lights (European premier) tickets still available
Working from Patrick Neate’s adaptation of his own novel, Pete Travis (Dredd, Omagh) delivers a taut, hard-boiled crime thriller set in contemporary multicultural London.
Thursday 13th October 2016 21:00 Picturehouse Central
Friday 14th October 2016 14:00 Odeon Leicester Square
White Colour Black (world premier) tickets still available
Where are you from? No, but where are you really from?’ This question will be familiar to any person of colour, a member of the global diaspora. It’s a question at the heart of Joseph a. Adesunloye’s striking debut, which follows Leke (Dudley O’Shaughnessy), a mixed heritage man living in London.
Saturday 15th October 2016 20:45 Vue West End Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 21:00 Ritzy Cinema
Ethel & Ernest (European premier) tickets still available
Ethel is a lady’s maid with aspirations to better herself when she falls in love with and marries Ernest, a milkman. Living with their son Raymond in 1940s London puts them in the firing line as the Blitz takes hold of the city. Raymond is eventually evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside and we follow Ethel and Ernest through their everyday lives as they cope with the war. Their love and sense of family holds them tightly together as they witness events such as the VE day celebrations, the horror of Hiroshima and the creation of the Welfare State.
Saturday 15th October 2016 15:15 Curzon Mayfair Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 18:00 Haymarket Cinema
London Town (European premier) tickets still available
Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) is a bright-eyed teenager attempting to juggle too many suburban familial responsibilities following the departure of his free-spirited mother. When his broken-hearted father is injured at work and Shay finds himself under even more pressure, he decides it’s time to reconnect with his estranged mother. Along the way, he falls for striking, confident punk girl Vivian (Nell Williams) and together they experience that white hot epiphany when a new kind of music sparks teenagers on a profound, life-changing level.
Tuesday 11th October 2016 18:30 Haymarket Cinema
Thursday 13th October 2016 15:15 Vue West End Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 20:15 Hackney Picturehouse
The Man from Mo’Wax (European premier) tickets still available
Almost ten years in the making, The Man From Mo’Wax tells the remarkable story of James Lavelle, one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in contemporary British culture. Drawing upon meticulous research and exclusive access to personal home footage, debut director Matthew Jones assembles archive footage, stills and original interviews to chart Lavelle’s phenomenal rise. It includes his establishing Mo’Wax as one of the UK’s most significant independent record labels and redefining what it means to be a DJ, to creating super band UNKLE with DJ Shadow.
Friday 14th October 2016 20:45 Vue West End Cinema
Saturday 15th October 2016 17:45 Hackney Picturehouse
The Ghoul (world premier) tickets still available
A British indie crime film of great style and ingenuity, executive produced by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe. Low budget Brit thriller, The Ghoul is an atmospheric slow-burn crime film more interested in psychology and the occult than in solving crimes. Tom Meeten’s detective Chris is called to investigate a mysterious, possible double murder. Discovering clues in the house of a shadowy suspect, he goes undercover as a patient to see the suspect’s psychotherapist. But our understanding of Chris is quickly turned on its head as we get inside his, with Meeten excelling in portraying his character’s complex duality.
Friday 14th October 2016 21:00 Haymarket Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 15:00 Picturehouse Central
Uncover the stories of the Great Fire of London with Great Fire 350, a series of events across the City of London and beyond.
At the centre of the Great Fire 350 commemorations, London’s Burning reimagines the Great Fire of 1666 through the vision of contemporary artists, writers and thinkers. London’s Burning is a festival of arts and ideas.
Experience spectacular installations, talks and events until 4th September, all brought to you by Artichoke.
Taking place on the sun-kissed golden sands of Zeebrugge Beach in Belgium, WECANDANCE festival showcases an exceptional line-up of quality underground music across 4 main stages.
Food is a also big part of the #WCD16 experience. Visitors will be able to choose from a wide range of signature dishes developed by many of Belgium’s leading restaurants and chefs, inspired by this year’s festival theme of Space.
WECANDANCE are delighted to welcome celebrated chefs Sergio Herman and Nick Bril, who will close their doors of their Michelin-starred restuarant The Jane in Antwerp and move their entire staff to WECANDANCE for two days to deliver a tasteud-tingling menu, joined by drinks specialists and master mixologists Pure C.
Fifteen additional food partners are confirmed for this year’s Food Market, including Balls & Glory, Blend, blvd., Capriani, Carcasse, Chyl, Essence, Jean Sur Mer, Mondada, NXT Door, Oesterput, Romain Roquette and Sander Jan Be.
The festival theme for this year’s edition of WECANDANCE is SPACE! The festival site will be transformed into an an interplanetary playground and guests are encouraged to come along in their finest futuristic space-inspired outfits.Think sheer materials, glistening metallics, transparent plastics and splashes of eye-blinding white and silver.
Oval Space, 32 The Oval, London E2 9DT
The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN
St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD
Space Gallery Courtyard and Carpark, Warburton Street, London E8 3RH
Netil House Rooftop, 1 West Gate Street, London E8 3RL
London Fields Brewhouse, 365-366 Warburton St, London E8 3RR
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London E9 6NU
Returning for its fourth year following the success of three sell-out events. The East London festival will take place across different warehouse venues, art spaces, courtyards rooftops, churches and outdoor areas in London Fields.
Music isn’t the only offering from VISIONS. Following the success of last year’s Craft Beer and Street Food Festival it will be returning featuring London’s finest traders: Mamas Jerk Station, Hot Mess, The Cheese Truck, Motherclucker, Oh My Dog craft beer and more. VISIONS Craft Beer and Street Food Festival will be located in the gardens of St John’s Hackney Church and will be open to the public to enjoy, as well as VISONS ticket holders. Ticket holders will also be able to enjoy the food stalls of Netil Market right next to Netil House Rooftop.
The Space Studios outdoor courtyard will feature creative outlets including Home Brew where you can sign up for beer brewing classes and watch a live brew, Old Habbits Tattoo shop, owned and run by Liam Sparks who will be offering VISIONS customers exclusive custom designs for just £50 only available only at the festival. Black Wax Records will have classic and new releases available to buy and Positive Press will be exhibiting work as well as running a live screen printing workshop to show you budding printers how it’s done.