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Late: Flux gender fluidity theme at Tate Britain on Friday 1 December 2017

The perfect opportunity for the curiously minded to explore the gallery after hours. Take your friends, check out an amazing mix of artworks, have a drink and a bite to eat. It’s free to get in, a great atmosphere with a relaxed immersive mix of sound and visuals, hands-on making activities and intriguing discussion all curated exclusively by 15−25 year olds from Tate Collective London.

Explore and question how gender constructs influence our everyday lives. The last Late at Tate Britain of the year explores the theme of gender fluidity. Come how you feel – femme, masc, a bit of both, or neither. Join a packed evening of sound, visuals and discussion, all inspired by the Tate collection.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/late/late-tate-britain/flux

Location:
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Times:
18:00–21:30

Price:
Free entry, arrive early

Summer Jazz Weekenders with Jazz FM @ Peninsula Gardens / 12th-13th and 19th-20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1pm-5pm

@ Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Free for everyone!

www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/whats-on/jazz-on-the-peninsula

Visit this new London jazz festival and discover top UK contemporary bands to excite and challenge your musical self. Summer Jazz Weekenders takes place in Greenwich Peninsula’s beautiful outdoor amphitheatre in Peninsula Gardens. Two bands a day for four days of music over two weekends. 🎶🎷

Summer Jazz Weekenders is in association with Jazz FM and will also feature MI-SOUL Radio DJs, live contemporary circus performances by Upswing, Ping Pong fun with Pongathon, an area of workshops, food and relaxation for families by MOTHERBRUNCH, artist workshops with Honeyscribe and street food by Craft London.

UK jazz today experiments and takes risks, drawing on an eclectic mix of musical influences from hiphop, folk, electronic music, rock, soul and music from all over the world. Experience the diversity of the modern UK jazz scene through a mixture of established and fresh musicians with a variety of musical and cultural influences.

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.

RHS Summer Urban Garden Show @ RHS Lawrence Hall / until Friday 13th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-21:00

@ RHS Lawrence Hall, London SW1P 2QD

Free entry!

www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/rhs-summer-urban-garden-show

Offering inspirational planting ideas for the smallest urban plots, balconies and interiors. Some of the country’s best growers will be selling an exotic mix of plants including unusual edibles, succulents and an array of tropical houseplants.

This year there is an immersive experience, which will place visitors into a plant-filled tropical paradise with inspirational displays. The Urban Room Set installations will demonstrate cutting-edge indoor planting design for the home and any interior space. A central Indoor Pond, along with an exhibition of specially commissioned plant pot designs by Central St Martins students will be on display. There’ll also be a Virtual Reality RHS experience, and images on display from the RHS Photographic Competition 2017.

Expert advice

Whatever your level of plant knowledge may be, there will be plenty of experts on hand to advise on suitable plants for your space, as well as providing essential care tips to keep them healthy. In addition, some of London’s hottest new horticultural brands will be offering exclusive and unique collections of pots and accessories to help you create your own impressive display.

Seminars and talks

Featuring seminars from leading landscape designers Nigel Dunnett and Cleve West, who will each be presenting their own views on the importance of planting in urban environments. There will also be talks from experts on the subjects of urban gardening including RHS Big Ideas Small Spaces author Tony Wood and Telegraph gardening columnist Alice Vincent.

There will be free curated tours of our Lindley Library, which will include a visit to the Gardeners’ World at 50 exhibit. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the programme and provides an in-depth look at its influence upon gardening trends since the 1960s.

We will also be tempting the senses with a range of street food providing a fabulous variety of catering for every taste, including exclusively plant-based options!

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.

May Day Festival @ Pop Brixton / Sunday 30th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00 – 11:45

@ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ

Free entry

www.popbrixton.org/events/may-day-festival

For the second year, Pop is celebrating the best bank holiday of the year (and the official start of summer) with an all day celebration.

Craft workshops will let guests create their own flower crowns, free festival face-painting will be on offer to all, and live music and DJs will be performing through the day and night.

To get you ready for the spring spirit, there will be craft workshops by InBloom.Studio – Everlasting Flower Styling and Workshops to let guests create their own flower crowns and free festival face-painting by StarlightBoutique will be on offer to all.

Buds & Bees floral stylists will be around from 12-5pm with the freshest seasonal flowers combined with eye catching exotics you can buy, including bee-friendly flower seeds!

Soundtracking your night we’ll have live music and DJs will be performing through the day and night, including Babilondon, Coffeepot Drive and more!

RSVP on Facebook.

Ai Weiwei: Fondation @ Lisson Gallery / until 7th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday-Friday 10am–6pm
Saturday 11am–5pm

@ Lisson Gallery, 27 & 52 Bell Street, London NW1 5BU

www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/ai-weiwei-fondation

In his third exhibition with Lisson Gallery London, following his acclaimed exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2015, Ai Weiwei returns to the UK with two installations that promote discussion and dialogue. The works illustrate Ai’s standing as one of the most important contemporary artists working today but also his use of social media and new technology to advocate for social and political justice.

Ai Weiwei’s immersive work Fondation (2015) made its debut as part of ‘Brève histoire de l’avenir (A Brief History of the Future)’ at the Louvre in Paris last year and was recently on view as part of the group exhibition ‘The Silent Echo’, the first contemporary art exhibition to be held at the sprawling archaeological site of Baalbek in Lebanon. On display for the first time in the UK at Lisson Gallery, Fondation makes use of stone foundations from centuries-old Chinese halls, from which column bases have been extracted and assembled in a monumental grid-like formation that sprawls over eight metres of gallery space.

Intended as a contemporary equivalent to the Greek agora, a public place of assembly and discussion, visitors are invited to sit upon the bases of the pillars and reflect on the future. The historical aesthetic of the work is also a metaphor for Ai Weiwei’s use of social media as a platform to engage international audiences on salient issues irrespective of time and place. The installation will be used as an actual site for dialogue and debate as part of a performative discussion with leading artists, curators and activists, which will be streamed live on 8 December. The work also references an ongoing motif in the artist’s work, the lamentation of destruction in the name of progress, which is evident in his new series of cast-iron root and branches on display at Lisson Gallery New York from 5 November until 23 December 2016.

Fondation is shown alongside 258 Fake (2011), an installation of 12 monitors that displays a slideshow of 7,677 photographs. In many ways, the work represents Ai Weiwei’s first foray into the world of social media. Drawing largely on images from his blog, which was shut down by authorities in 2009, the work depicts life at Ai Weiwei’s studio between 2003 and 2011, from the mundane to the extraordinary, the inane to the deadly serious. With the sheer number and quick rotation of images – each monitor changes every three seconds – one’s experience of the work can never be the same. Whether images of a wide-eyed cat or pictures of the rubble from Sichuan’s devastating earthquake in 2008, the unique presentation of the work and speed of distribution reflect both the immediacy and transient experience of social media, while simultaneously questioning the validity of knowledge generated through digital photography and the internet.

Locomotive Disco @ Oslo Hackney / Saturdays 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 9.00pm—4.00am

@ Oslo, 1A Amhurst Road, Hackney, London E8 1LL

Entry: free before 10pm £5 after (RSVP online for free entry before 11pm)

www.oslohackney.com/events/locomotive-disco

The train keeps rolling through Hackney every Saturday, connecting good people with great music.

Find guests and residents playing House, Disco, Funk & Boogie at a state-of-the-art club and bar space within a converted Victorian station building.

Previous guests and residents include: Olugbenga (Metronomy), Jack Savidge (Friendly Fires), Medlar (Wolf Music), DEBONAIR (NTS), The Menendez Brothers, Dorsia, Danglo, SlothBoogie, Orlando Boom, Stamp The Wax, High Fashion Technique, Stevie Wonderland DJs, Crucial & Fresh, Flamingo Pier, Lancelot, Cassio Kohl, Swoose, Harrison and more!

Red Bull Music Academy presents Departure Lounge @ The Arch Gallery / Thursday 22nd October 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:00-midnight

@ The Arch Gallery, 289 Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9HA

Free entry (first come first served)

www.redbullmusicacademy.com

One off cultural exchange featuring French and UK DJs playing back-to-back.

Red Bull Music Academy kicks off in Paris this October and in anticipation London is hosting a special event called Departure Lounge prepping UK Academy participants Corey K, Emma-Jean Thackray, and Hyroglifics for their onward journey to RBMA Paris.

Disobedient Objects @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until 1st February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Daily 10:00–17:30
Friday 10:00–21:30

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), The Porter Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change.

It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

Disobedient Objects focuses on the period from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges.

On display are arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murders.

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