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Richard Tuttle: The Critical Edge @ Pace Gallery / until 13 May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tues-Sat 10-6

@ Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET

Free entry

www.pacegallery.com/exhibitions/12860/the-critical-edge

An exhibition of recent works in fabric by Richard Tuttle. First presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 2016, the exhibition follows two other major exhibitions of Tuttle’s work. In 2014, The Whitechapel Gallery surveyed the artist’s career from the 1960s to today and Tate Modern commissioned Tuttle’s largest textile sculpture to date for its iconic Turbine Hall.

Richard Tuttle (b. 1941, Rahway, New Jersey) is one of the most significant artists working today. Since the mid-1960s, he has created an extraordinarily varied body of work that eludes historical or stylistic categorization. Tuttle’s work exists in the space between painting, sculpture, poetry, assemblage, and drawing. He draws beauty out of humble materials, reflecting the fragility of the world in his poetic works. Without a specific reference point, his investigations of line, volume, color, texture, shape, and form are imbued with a sense of spirituality and informed by a deep intellectual curiosity. Language, spatial relationship, and scale are also central concerns for the artist, who maintains an acute awareness for the viewer’s aesthetic experience. Tuttle was the Artist in Residence at the Getty Research Institute from September 2012–June 2013. The artist lives and works in Mount Desert, Maine; Abiquiu, New Mexico and New York City.

Alice’s Adventures Underground @ The Vaults / until 23rd September 2017 🐰

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD

Tickets: from £31.50 book online (special under 26 year old tickets available for £25!)

www.alice-underground.com

Following the sell-out run in 2015 at the Vaults deep under Waterloo Station, Les Enfants Terribles’ and ebp bring their Olivier award nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground back in April!

Tumble down the rabbit hole and make a series of choices in a theatrical adventure like no other, with more to explore than ever before!

Meet some of Wonderlands famous and curious inhabitants. Take tea at the biggest un-birthday party with the maddest of Hatters; let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither or join the underground movement to rise against the fearsome Queen of Hearts.

Tatterdemailion @ Wilton’s Music Hall / from 11th-13th May 2017 😜

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7:30pm

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

Tickets: from £10.50 (20% when you book to see Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium on the same night)

www.flabbergasttheatre.co.uk
www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/299-tatterdemalion

From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-hour, one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy and mime.

Hilarious, absurd and often magical, this show juxtaposes themes of loneliness and belonging with joy and exhilaration. Pathos, dark humour and Victorian aesthetics combine to create a wonderful and mysterious backdrop to a poetic and surreal journey (with more than a little silliness thrown in).

Tatterdemalion is a one man show performed by Flabbergast founder and Amused Moose Laugh Off Finalist, Henry Maynard. Featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime, aaudiences are invited to join our hero for a silent expedition as they witness one man’s quest for a friend. Pathos, dark humour and Victorian aesthetics combine to create a wonderful and mysterious backdrop to a surreal and poetic journey with more than a little silliness thrown in.

If you like this, check out Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium.

Flabbergast Theatre: Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium @ Wiltons Music Hall / 9th – 13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
9th – 10th 7:30pm
11th – 13th 9pm

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

Tickets: from £10.50 book online (20% off when you book to see Tatterdemalion on the same night)

www.flabbergasttheatre.co.uk
www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/298-boris-sergey-s-astonishing-freakatorium

Created by War Horse, Blind Summit and Handspring puppeteer, Henry Maynard and his highly skilled team of expert puppeteers who have been working together in sweaty and physically compromising conditions since 2010, Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium is an improvised crossover cabaret featuring tabletop puppetry and character comedy for discerningly twisted adult audiences!

Following sell out runs at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringes and gathering three awards, 10 five star reviews (and counting), puppetry’s Balkan bad boys Boris & Sergey; simply the greatest vaudevillian double act ever conceived for the small stage, are back in London with freak show cabaret like no other.

Starring a variety of puppet characters, Boris & Sergey follow the tragic story of Pierre le Petit Tête Gustav and his wildly deranged tap dancing companion Juan Tamino. Audiences must hold on to their hats as they delve into a titillation filled world of the macabre. Boris & Sergey recreate traditional scenes of geeking, feats of incredible fortitude, endeavours of unimaginable physical endurance with formidable artistry, all whilst beguiling with their roughish wit and erudite jocularity.

If you like this, check out Tatterdemailion.

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!

Win two tickets: Love Carnival – Movimientos and Jukebox Baloo @ Bussey Building / Friday 20th January 2017 💞 🎉

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00-05:00

@ Bussey Building (CLF Art Cafe), 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Tickets: £8 book online

www.clfartcafe.org

The Love Carnival familia Selecta Madmax, DJ Cal Jader & MC Fedzilla will be bring the hypest Tropical Bass, Global Beats, Carnival Vibes, and Dancehall Riddims.

To enter the competition email competitions@informedlondon.com by midday on Wednesday. Good luck!

Plus mind-blowing visuals from Oddscene, immersive interactive fun, colourful characters and vibrant decor.

Their first party of 2017. Get ready for a Tropical injection to blast away those Winter chills!

Pablo Villierezz aka Panther Panther is an AV artist and DJ from Mexican origin, playing delightful electronica from Latin America. His unique blend of Electro-Cumbia and Digital Folkloric sounds, takes you on a retro-futuristic journey into space and beyond! With releases on Tropical Twista Records & Le Ronca Records, Villierezz is showing the world the intersection between the Tropical Bass vibe and that Bristol Sound.

There’ll also be a little live treat from London’s freshest Bloco, Casa Da Cachaça the breaks come thick and fast from these 10 drummers led by mestre Fred Turuka.

Ru Robinson is rightly recognised as one of the key players in Bristols vibrant Tropical scene. His broad collection of global music is lovingly selected for the dance floor, with focus on the diverse sounds of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, often delving into the irresistible influences of Funk, Dancehall and Swing.

Lineup:
Panther Panther!
Ru Robinson
Casa Da Cachaça (Live)
MC Fedzilla / DJ Cal Jader / Selecta Mad Max
Oddscene (Visuals)

Launch week @ Camden Assembly / from 15th – 25th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Camden Assembly 49 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN

Tickets: book online

www.camdenassembly.com

New lively and unpretentious music venue in Camden from the team behind XOYO. The launch week has an epic lineup!

The Chalk Farm Road venue has 400 capacity, a top of the range sound system and is set to become a new home for emerging and established performers.

Featuring:

  • Weekend club nights
  • Monday student nights
  • Tuesday pub quiz

Lucky Chip take up residence in the kitchen. Recognised as one of the best burgers in London. The venue will sit in the epicentre of Camden’s resurgence and redevelopment. Voodoo Rays and KERB street market are set to open in the area!

Launch week:

  • Thursday 15th September AJ Tracey & Dave, Yxng Bane, Seb Chew
  • Friday 16th September GRIP: Pub Rave with The 2 Bears
  • Saturday 17th September MikeQ, Teki Latex, L-Vis 1990, Rushmore
  • Sunday 18th September Soweto Kinch (live), Andrew Ashong (live), Binker & Moses (live) and Laura Misch
  • Monday 19th September Tropical: student night launch party
  • Tuesday 20th September Lucky Chip launch party (sold out)
  • Wednesday 21st September Valerio Tricoli (live), Skyh1, Hex
  • Thursday 22nd September D Double E, Abra Cadabra, YGG
  •  Friday 23rd September Spector (live), Faris Badwan DJ set
  • Saturday 24th September BBC AZN Network Takeover with Venus X, Mr. Charizma, Manara, 2 Shin, Sweyn J
  • Sunday 25th September Temples (live) and special guests

Alex Katz: Quick Light @ Serpentine Gallery / until 11th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm (closed Mondays)

@ Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Free entry

www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/alex-katz-quick-light

The Serpentine presents the work of renowned American painter Alex Katz (b. 1927, Brooklyn, New York). This exhibition brings together Katz’s extraordinarily productive output of recent years alongside works from across his career in an installation that responds and relates to the unique context of the Serpentine Gallery.

Coming of age as an artist in 1950s New York, Katz developed his unique approach to contemporary representational painting during the height of Abstract Expressionism.

Over the five and a half decades since his first exhibition in 1954, Katz has produced a celebrated body of work, including paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints. Establishing himself as a pre-eminent painter of modern life, he was influenced by films, billboard advertising, music, poetry and his close circle of friends and family. His portraits and landscapes are characterised by their flatness of colour and fluidity of line, reinventing both genres within the context of abstract painting and contemporary image-making.

The Serpentine exhibition takes landscape as its focus, bringing together Katz’s extraordinarily productive output of recent years alongside select works from the past two decades. Katz’s landscape paintings exemplify his life-long quest to capture the present tense in paint. Regardless of their scale, Katz describes these paintings as ‘environmental’ in the way in which they envelop the viewer. Defined by temporal qualities of light, times of the day and the changing of the seasons, these paintings respond and relate to the unique context of the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. The exhibition will also include a recent series of portraits.

Katz draws parallels between his approach to painting and his interest in poetry, both equally concerned with stripping away unnecessary detail to leave only the essential information. This relationship between language and the painting process is echoed in the work of painter, poet and filmmaker Etel Adnan, showing in parallel at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, whose landscapes are similarly defined by their bold colour and simplified form that is nevertheless rooted in keen observation of the world around her.

Dalston Music Festival @ Gillett Square and various venues / 9th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 2pm-6am

@ Gillett Square and various venues, London N16 8JN

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.dalstonmusicfestival.com

Back for its second edition, Dalston Music Festival celebrates Hackney’s finest music and culture with an all day, all night party right in the heart of Dalston.

This year Dalston Boys Club, Club Makossa, Arcola Bar and Tipsy are joining the list of participating venues alongside Pond Dalston, Vortex Jazz Club, Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston Jazz Bar and Stamford Works.

ZOMBIE ZOMBIE – NOT WAVING – ROGER ROBINSON & DISRUPT – THE SOUL JAZZ RECORDS SOUNDSYSTEM FEAT. OXMAN – TOMAGA – RUBY RUSHTON – TOM FURSE DJ – DEEK RECORDINGS – ORCHESTRA ELASTIQUE – CHUGGY (EMOTIONAL RESPONSE / RESCUE)- LAURA GROVES – FUMACA PRETA – VANISHING TWIN – NEVER – GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – DJ BULLION & CHARLIE BONES – THOOL… AND MORE…

London Clown Festival @ The Omnitorium / Friday 10th – 19th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Omnitorium, Eade Road, London N4 1DH

Tickets: from £5 advance

www.londonclownfest.co.uk

Comedy and clown influenced contemporary performance exploring what clown is to the modern performer and their audiences.

In recent years there has been upsurge in comedy and theatre of performers who have been influenced by the teachings of Lecoq and Gaulier many of whom have gone on to become celebrated award winning artists. However, Clown remains an enigma to the general public who often have little understanding of the form beyond the stereotypical image of the clown as found in circus performance, red nose, big shoes and squirty flower.

So much so that Clown now has become a somewhat maligned word and performers are reluctant to identify themselves as Clowns.

The influence of Clown is found everywhere once you know what to look for with performers as diverse as Tommy Cooper, Charlie Chaplin Sasha Baron Cohen (famous for Ali G and Borat), French and Saunders and Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) amongst many that use clowning in their performances.

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