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Lambeth Country Show 2017 @ Brockwell Park / until Sunday 16th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-20:00

@ Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ

Free entry

Back for a 43rd year boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 170,000 people attending in 2016, the show is now one of the biggest public events in the UK.

Roots Reggae Day is back again for 2017. Expect a whole host of international and legendary talent of reggae, dub and ska throughout the day.

Bugle
His love for dancehall and reggae music began from an early age, while he was going to primary school. He did not got
his break until 2000 when he met with fellow dancehall artiste Oniel Bryan popular known as Elephant man. This led to him started writing songs for Elephant man. In 2001 he was featured on his “Good To Go” Tour. Bugle was also featured on BET’s 106 and Park and Appearance 2002 MTV Awards in Japan.

Queen Omega
Hailing from San Fernando in Trinidad. Encouraged by her mother (to whom she pays moving tribute on “Mama”), she began entering local talent shows from the age of nine, writing her own calypsos and even rapping on national television. Now under the management of Graeme Sealy and Trini Productions; Queen Omega continues to tour the Caribbean and Europe and has performed on many of the largest Reggae festival stages such as; Reggae Rising (USA), SNWMF (USA), JaSound (France), African Music Festival (Germany) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Mafia & Fluxy
Blood brothers and masters of drums and bass guitar. They are known as the Sly and Robbie of the UK. With 30 years in the business producing music for every jamaican legendary name, they have toured and produced music for artists like Luciano, Gregory Issacs, John holt, Horace Andy, Beres Hammond, Taurus Rily to mention a few. Mafia and Fluxy are the nicest guys and the Talent of reggae music backing up many of our star names on LCS Roots day.

Michael Prophet
Prophet is a legendary Jamaican performer from 1977 now resident in the UK and has energy that excels. His 1980 album ‘Serious Reasoning’ was released by Island Records in the UK, establishing his reputation internationally. Michael Prophet thrives on live stage performance and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Abacush
Hailing from South london were the 80’s girlpower band in reggae.
They have a strong roots sound with soul. Abacush have reformed for 2017 and bring their joyful vibes to Lambeth Country Show.

Christopher Ellis
Son of the late great Alton Ellis, one of the rock steady heroes of reggae music. Alton had a record shop in Brixton for many years, was based in the UK and toured worldwide. His son Christopher sounds remarkably like his father, and is also a great vocal artist. See him live with his own Ellis brand of reggae and playing tribute to his father.

Teshay Makeda
Coming from a musical background, Teshay Makeda has been singing since the age of seven. She started showcasing with The Twelve Tribes of Israel and she was part of the school choir. At the age of ten, she joined Vocal Zones Productions where she was vocally trained really improving her performance ability. These foundations have moulded Teshay into the artist that she is today.

General Roots
Fresh to the UK reggae scene, but are offer the finest dub and heavyweight lovers rock. The band tour internationally with artists like Hollie Cook and they are masters of their craft and will kick off the Main Stage.

RSVP on Facebook.

Friday Late x Boiler Room @ V&A / Friday 30th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–22:00

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

Free entry, arrive early before it gets to a one-in-one-out policy!

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

As the opening event of REVEAL, a week-long festival celebrating the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, V&A Friday Late teams up with the online music broadcasting platform Boiler Room to present a dynamic programme of experimental sounds. We invite you to explore what happens when the digital and physical collide. Step into pixel-rich interfaces to question the freedom of online broadcasting, and join global link-ups live from New York and Tokyo.

RSVP on Facebook.

House & Garden Festival @ Kensington Olympia / until Saturday 24th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm

@ Kensington Olympia, Olympia Grand, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Tickets: £20 on the door, more info

www.houseandgardenfestival.com

Bringing together three leading lifestyle events: Spirit of Summer, HOUSE and GROW London, to create the ultimate celebration of summer and stylish living. It offers a wondrous and eclectic treasure trove of 550 beautiful garden, interior and lifestyle brands to explore and shop! all hand- selected by their expert team and approved by House & Garden.

Grow London
Bursting with ideas on how to transform your outside space, this area features everything from garden design and fabulous outdoor furniture, to sculptures, plants, flowers, pots, accessories and tools.

Spirit of summer
An eclectic mix of independent boutiques and designer makers selling an unrivalled collection of lifestyle products and special pieces not found on the high street. This tantalising array includes summer accessories, fashion, jewellery and children’s clothing, as well as original gifts and a collection of the country’s finest artisan food & drink producers.

House
The perfect place for design inspiration and to source beautiful interior products to suit any style and budget. Featuring furniture, fabrics, cushions, bespoke lampshades, rugs, beautiful prints and ceramics, lighting, wallpapers and paints and accessories.

Fabulous inspiration for you, your garden and your home
As well as showcasing a hand-selected treasure trove of interior, garden and lifestyle brands to buy or be inspired by. ‘Style Rooms’ and ‘Decorated Spaces’, will be styled by designers using their favourite pieces from the huge array of products available at the Festival. The event will also offer inspiration alongside beautiful feature gardens jam-packed with ideas for visitors to steal for their own gardens.

Dine and socialise
Guests will also be able to enjoy the Mosimann’s pop-up restaurant and two Louis Roederer Champagne bars.

Free talks and workshops
The House & Garden editorial team including Hatta Byng will be hosting free talks across the event, with a timetable offering all-round interior and design inspiration showcasing the industry’s leading experts, offering specialist insight, key design tips and practical advice.

RSVP on Facebook.

Sunfall 2017: a new festival for London @ Brockwell Park / Saturday 12th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00 – 22:00

@ Sunfall, Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ

Tickets: from £55 book online

www.sunfall.co.uk

Sunfall festival is brought to you by the teams behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook. A festival of two halves: party together by day, go your own way by night… 🌝🌚

Village Underground: Mastermix.
Jackmaster / DJ Bone / Denis Sulta / Peggy Gou / Spencer / Jayda G

Jazz Cafe: Worldwide.
Gilles Peterson / Romare (dj set) / Yussef Kamaal

Brixton Electric: Dimensions.
Larry Heard aka Mr Finger (live) / Amp Fiddler (live) / Palms Trax / HAAi / Dimensions Soundsystem

Corsica Studios: Make Me.
Ben UFO / Helena Hauff / Call Super / Shanti Celeste / A Made Up Sound / Make Me DJs

Brixton Jamm: Outlook x Southbound.
DBridge / Special Request / 4Hero b2b Stretch / Randall b2b Doc Scott / Om Unit / Commix / MCs DRS & GQ

Bloc: Giegling.
Konstantin / Kettenkarussell / Leafer Legov

Phonox: Horse Meat Disco.
Move D / Horse Meat Disco

Bianca Road BrewCo: Rhythm Section.
Beautiful Swimmers /Bradley Zero

MangleE8: Floating Points
Floating Points (DJ set) / Jon Rust

XOYO: Co-Op Presents
Madlib / Henry Wu / K15 / Moses Boyd / Marcman / IG Culture / Alex Phountzi / Eric Lau / Gilla / + more

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ELCAF (East London Comic Arts Festival) @ Round Chapel and School Rooms / 16th – 18th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-19:00

@ Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, London E5 0LY and School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Road, London E5 0PU

Tickets: £5 book online

www.elcaf.co.uk/about

Founded by Nobrow in 2012, ELCAF began as a small one day festival designed to showcase some of the most exciting works in comics and illustration.

From its conception in 2012, ELCAF has grown to become one of the leading festivals of its kind in the UK. Attracting over 3,000 visitors annually, ELCAF continues to spotlight emerging talent and celebrate the dynamic community of individual artists and collectives that are pushing the boundaries in their creative fields.

There has been an exciting growth in the field of comics and illustration, mediums which have moved from the peripheries into the mainstream focus. ELCAF is not only a platform for practitioners to have their work seen, but is a celebration of the art. Each year, ELCAF invites a selection of guest artists from across the world to deliver a programme of the highest calibre which include talks, exhibitions, masterclasses, and workshops for all ages.

Make the Future Live @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park / Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Times: various

@ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Tickets: free but make sure you book online

www.makethefuture.shell

Make the Future Live is about bright ideas for a lower-carbon energy future.

Here’s the challenge: Globally, we are using more energy than ever before. But we need innovative thinking to make that energy go further, and find cleaner energy solutions for a lower-carbon world. Great ideas come from conversation, collaboration, partnerships; great minds coming together.

That’s why they’re inviting you to Make the Future Live. Get involved, feel inspired, and help make the future.

Friday late: (from 6pm-10pm) for adults only!
Catering especially for over 18s, this unique event offers something different for those looking for Friday night fun.

Visitors will be treated to an exclusive live podcast recording on stage by Intelligence Squared, debating how London could become the world’s first carbon neutral city. Joining them are special guests; former Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury and comedic genius and all round entertaining guy, Richard Ayoade. Winning combination!

Guests can fill up on food and drinks served by local, independent food stalls and explore the festival after hours, with virtual reality experiences and some of the latest inventions that could change the way we live in the future.

www.makethefuture.shell/lates

Block Universe @ various venues / from 29th May to 4th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues including the Royal Academy of Arts and Somerset House, as well as unique locations across the capital

Tickets: various book online

www.blockuniverse.co.uk

Block Universe, London’s international performance art festival, is back for the third year running, from 29 May to 4 June 2017, with a programme of newly commissioned performances, UK premieres, talks and workshops.

Week long festival presenting work by some of the most exciting UK-based and international artists working in performance art today:
Eglė Budvytytė
Işıl Eğrikavuk
Liz Magic Laser
Nicole Bachmann
Rory Pilgrim
Stina Nyberg
Will Rawls
Young In Hong
Zadie Xa
Collaboration between Kim Coleman, Zoë Poluch and Cara Tolmie

In post-Brexit Britain, this year’s festival theme will explore ideas surrounding political bodies, both personal and public, addressing identity politics and notions of nationhood set against a changing socio-political landscape. Looking at networked communities and the power of collective voices, Block Universe will champion work that questions the status quo in divisive times.

With four UK premieres and five site-specific commissions in noteworthy settings across central London, the works include: choreography modelled on the Gwangju uprising taking place in the public square of the Royal Academy of Arts courtyard by Young In Hong; Stina Nyberg’s choreographic work questioning Swedish physical ideals from the 1920s through a visually described performance; Rory Pilgrim’s collaboration with a youth group exploring sci-fi robotic support systems of care set in a Quaker Hall; and Isil Egrikavuk’s performative dinner exploring parallels between Pluto’s demotion from our solar system with the UK’s exit from the EU, amongst others.

Listings on Facebook.

London Craft Week @ various venues in central London / until Sunday 7th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues in central London

www.londoncraftweek.com/programme

The third edition of London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital. This annual event showcases the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery.

The curated programme brings together over 230 events from all corners of the globe fusing making, design, fashion, art, luxury, food, culture and shopping.

From the V&A to The Shard and RADA to The House of Lords, hidden studios to Mayfair stores and bustling workshops to Michelin starred restaurants, London Craft Week is spread across the capital’s iconic buildings, influential institutions and off-the-beaten track side streets, many of which are not normally open to the public. Likewise, the programme spans a broad spectrum from unknown makers to celebrated masters, famous designers, brands and galleries. Emerging and established makers and artists such as Tom Raffield, Bill Amberg, Felicity Aylieff, Julian Stair and Grayson Perry feature alongside luxury brands including: Founding Partner Vacheron Constantin, Princess Yachts, Rolls Royce, Mulberry and Georg Jensen.

Museums and galleries include the V&A, Geffrye Museum, British Museum and Wallace Collection and fashion designers include Vivienne Westwood, Mary Katrantzou and Hussein Chalayan. International content includes wood carvers from Japan, artisans from Korea, wood block printers from China, designer-makers from Hong Kong, ceramists from Taiwan, umbrella and cufflink makers from France, porcelain painters from Germany, glass artists from Sweden, furniture makers from Denmark and a guitar maker from Spain.

The Great Escape Festival @ Brighton / 18th – 20th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues in Brighton

Tickets: from £35 book online

www.greatescapefestival.com

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!

London Remixed Festival 2017 @ Rich Mix / Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February 2017 ? ? ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Fri 7pm-1am Sat 8pm-4am

@ Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Tickets: from £9 book online

www.londonremixedfestival.com

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.

This year’s headliners include:

  • Beating Heart + Afriquoi (DJ set)
  • Gypsy Hill ft Koby Israelite
  • The Elephant Sessions from Scotland
  • DJ Cal Jader
  • Loads more!

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