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Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 at Imperial War Museum until 28 May 2018

See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. The exhibition features more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman. ☣️⚠️☠️💣

The complex issues surrounding the global response to 9/11, the nature of modern warfare and the continuing state of emergency in which we find ourselves have become compelling subject matter for contemporary artists.

Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

Through 50 works of art including film, sculpture, painting, installations, photography and prints, many of which are exhibited publicly in the UK for the first time, this exhibition highlights the crucial role of artists in representing contemporary conflict.

www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/age-of-terror-art-since-911

Location:
IWM London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Times:
10am – 6pm daily

Price:
Adults £15 book online

Dan Colen: Sweet Liberty at Newport Street Gallery until 21 January 2017

Colen’s first major London solo show spans over fifteen years and features new works, including large-scale installations.

Colen emerged onto the New York art scene in the early 2000s alongside artists such as Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Brilliantly witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, his art presents a portrait of contemporary America and is, in part, an investigation into the act of producing and looking at art.

Alongside significant early works such as Me, Jesus and the Children (2001–2003) – a photorealist painting of the artist’s chest, overlaid with cartoon cherubs and floating speech bubbles – the exhibition features paintings from Colen’s long-running ‘Gum’ and ‘Trash’ series. In the ‘Gum’ paintings, spots of brightly coloured chewing gum – usually only seen in the mouths of others or stuck to the soles of shoes – are layered onto the canvas as paint. The ‘Trash’ works incorporate rubbish and discarded ephemera, the kind you would often encounter piled up in the street. Referencing Arte Povera, Abstract Expressionism and action painting, the trash is mixed with paint and used as an unwieldy brush to form shapes based on Raphael’s exalted Madonna and Child paintings. With their irreverent borrowing from art history and disruptive combination of abstraction and figuration, they are paintings about painting, paintings about belief.

The exhibition features four installations, in which Colen continues to appropriate and subvert imagery from the globalised mass media and American subcultures. In these installations, Colen’s examinations of masculinity and individuality are brought to the fore. The bloated, spent machismo of the American Dream is laid bare to reveal a deep-seated existential unease.

www.newportstreetgallery.com/exhibition/dan-colen-sweet-liberty

Doors:
Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm

Location:
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ

Price:
Free entry

Bounce Ping Pong New Year’s Eve Parties at Old Street and Farringdon on New Year’s Eve 31 December 2017

Celebrate the new year with loads of games, drinks and entertainment at London’s best ping pong venues. 🏓 🍹 🍸 🍺 🎉

NYE Wonderball Party (Old Street)
2017 has seen some big moments – Taylor Swift wrote a song NOT about an ex-bf, Theresa May took a naughty walk through a field of wheat, and most importantly, Bounce launched the game-changing, immersive WONDERBALL.

No bloody idea what Wonderball is? Well read on! It’s a whole new way of playing Ping Pong that turns your table into a MASSIVE computer game. And if you already know and/or love Wonderball, then we’ll see you at our NYE party.

Can you imagine playing Hit Machine, Odd Bod Squad, and Hexogasm all night long, bathed in UV light, pink balls flying at your face, dancing into the New Year with Shoreditch’s best party anthems? Well imagine no more, because now you can. Plus there’s classic Ping Pong tables, you know, just to mix it up a little.

NYE Pre-Apocalyptic Ping Pong Party (Farringdon)
With Trump and Kim Jong-Un escalating their playground insults to button pushing extremes, join us for what won’t be but it might be but it won’t be, LAST EVER NYE party!!

With that in mind, it’s probably worth going nuts this NYE at Bounce, cutting loose and doing exactly what the hell you want to do. Want to bat Ping Pong balls at your boyfriend’s new nose job? Do it. Want to kiss your best friend’s girlfriend? It would be rude not to.

And, we’ve got UV lights, Wonderball and Games Gurus to make sure the night goes with a real BANG. Plus if it all goes wrong when the clock strikes midnight, we’re essentially in a well stocked bunker so y’all be safe.

www.bouncepingpong.com

Location:
Old Street, 241 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY

Farringdon, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

Times:
8pm – 3am

Price:
Old Street, from £20 book online

Farringdon, from £15 book online

Winter rooftop (with heating and retractable roof!) at Dalston Roof Park this winter 2017

Opening its winter doors (with roof and heating) for the first time ever, Dalston Roof Park has events throughout winter. It has regenerated itself for the ‘Winter Roof Park’ series where you can expect special events for Christmas and New Year plus parties with special guest DJs, an array of movie nights, screenings and talks. There will also be excellent food and drinks available. The space is dressed with a winter theme with heaters and a cover to stop the cold getting in and keep you toasty! 🎉 🔊 🎅 🙌 ❄️ 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 🍺 🍷

The food selection will include winter warmer goodies, mixing it up at a range of events across winter the team are planning Christmas lunches, special parties alongside incredible cheese dishes plus batches of warming mulled wine.

All profits made at Dalston Roof Park support the work of Bootstrap Company a registered charity. The Bootstrap Fund help to support social ventures and creative companies within the building.

Winter Rooftop Cinema
Every Wednesday welcomes the rooftop cinema screening winter classics with comfy cushions, seating, pillows and duvets keeping all attendees snug and entertained.

Events
Thursdays see a revolving door or guest promoters including food and drink offers!

Friday’s and Saturday’s
There will be a range of events from free entry house night with party starters Rave Culture to a Christmas knees up with Odyssy Records while CTRL Sound will host a winter party with more to be announced.

New Year’s Eve
Join for an intimate sky-high celebration to welcome 2018 in style! View London’s fireworks from above while party purveyors behind Pop on Over parties & Odyssy Records bring the beats. It will be the best rooftop party in London.

www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/about-dalston-roof-park

Location:
Dalston Roof Park, The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Times:
Tue – Thu 5pm – 11pm
Fri 5pm – midnight
Sat 3pm – midnight

Price:
Various, some free and some ticketed. Book online

Locomotive Disco New Year’s Eve at Oslo Hackney on New Year’s Eve 31 December 2017

It’s the end of 2017 and we celebrate at the Loco’ depot Oslo once again; connecting good people with great music. You’ll find their hand-picked special guests and excellent residents playing House, Disco, Funk & Boogie at a state-of-the-art club and bar space, within a converted Victorian railway station. 🎉 🚂 👯 👯‍♂️

Attention all passengers! This Locomotive Disco Express service is now preparing to leave platform 2017. Calling at Harry Wolfman, Jive Talk, and Harrison via Oslo Hackney before reaching the final destination of 2018.

We recommend purchasing a ticket in advance for this service as ticket inspectors will be operating at this station.

RSVP on Facebook

www.oslohackney.com/events

Location:
Oslo Hackney, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London E8 1LL

Times:
9pm – 4am

Price:
From £10 book online

Satanic Flea Market – Anti Christmas Fayr at Bethnal Green Working Mens Club on Sunday 10 December 2017

It’s that time of the year, when Krampus returns to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been really bad. Prepare yourself, we have everything you need! From curses, spells, witchy clothing, bespoke Satanic artifacts and collectibles, demonic handicrafts, artworks, protective amulets and bones. There is something for all misbehaving creatures! 🎄 ☠️ 😈

RSVP on Facebook

Including:

  • Original art, posters and prints
  • Witchy Vintage Fashions & accessories
  • Comix and Zines
  • Occult books
  • Human Remains
  • Vinyl records
  • Tarot cards and Tarot Readings
  • VHS tapes and DVDs
  • Ceramics and voodoo bottles
  • Badges and accessories
  • Bric-A-Brac
  • Toys
  • And more!

www.workersplaytime.net

Time:
12pm – 6pm

Location:
Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB

Price:
£4 entry

The Come Up by Charles Jeffrey at NOW Gallery until 11 February 2018

Charles Jeffrey, the Glaswegian designer, illustrator and creative, is NOW Gallery’s third fashion commission. Charles’ first solo exhibition, THE COME UP will be an interactive and three-dimensional representation of the Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY brand and cult club night.

Based around Charles’ renowned illustrations, THE COME UP will explore these artworks amplified via new media. Showcased in a three-dimensional format, the exhibition will act as a manifestation of Charles’ mind. Charles’ emotive and vibrant illustrations will be interpreted afresh through large sculptural pieces that will hang from the gallery’s seven-meter ceiling. The sculptures will be a mix of PVC, fibreglass, chicken wire with papier-mache, and electrical tape, varying greatly in size.

As part of the installation, a series of shelves filled with mixed media artistic materials will be the setting of an interactive experience that will invite visitors to open up their alter egos and let creativity take over. Starting with a representation from Charles himself, the installation provides an opportunity for the visiting community to progress the structural artwork until it is complete. This relates back to a signature part of Charles’ illustrative work – repeated faces – as at the end, the installation will become a physical representation and exploration of the realm of identities and many faces who have been welcomed into the gallery to interact with THE COME UP, much like those who attend a LOVERBOY club night.

www.nowgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/the-come-up/

Location:
NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Times:
Mon – Fri 10am – 7pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 4pm

Price:
Free entry

McCain’s Roastaurant speciality roast restaurant at Old Truman Brewery until 10 December 2017

McCain is throwing out the roast dinner rulebook and opening the doors to its own speciality restaurant Roastaurant is celebrating the diversity of one of tour nation’s favourite meals. 😛 🍴 🙋

McCain has conducted research and found out that unconventional versions of the Sunday dinner stalwart are on the rise, the Roastaurant is designed for people to enjoy their perfect Roast combination and ultimately help settle the Great Roast Debate! Get a roast dinner with a choice of over 100,000 possible roast combinations in a pick ‘n’ mix style menu which have been based off the research findings.

Featuring a unique ‘gravy microbrewery’, similar to a craft ale tap room, and a giant six metre squared roast potato platter filled with thousands of McCain Roasts, the Roastaurant is set to bring the ultimate roast dinner debate experience to London.

To accommodate all roast dinner habits, no matter how quirky they may be, the menu will feature a much broader choice of items on offer then what you’d usually expect to see on a roast dinner plate. Whether it’s pigeon with onion rings covered in chocolate gravy, 0r beef brisket accompanied with a fried egg and a side of charred pineapple, the McCain Roastaurant will be dishing up a whole host of exploratory roast combinations.

www.mccain.co.uk/products

Location:
Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Times:
Fri 8 December 1pm, 3pm, 7pm and 9pm
Sat 9 December 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 7pm and 9pm
Sun 10 December 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

Price:
An incredible good value £7.50 for a full roast experience, book online

Smith & Sinclair’s The Flavour Gallery at The Hoxton Basement until 17 December 2017

The gallery pop-up invites you to consume art in ways they never imagined by using the senses to explore each piece of original artwork. 👆 😛

The Flavour Gallery features some of the most awe-inspiring artists of today including Bowie collaborator Terry Pastor, weaving masters London Loom and visual artist Anja Predojevic, who have been commissioned to create interactive artwork that challenges perceptions of what a gallery should be.

The Hoxton Basement plays host to artwork beyond imagination, art that changes colour, diffuses delightful smells and reacts to its audience. With latex-heavy works from artist Tom O’Hare in association with intimate lifestyle brand LELO, The Flavour Gallery will also feature God’s Own Junkyard, a cocktail bar in partnership with Lanique and a gift shop selling unique works exclusive to visitors.

www.smithandsinclair.com/theflavourgallery

Location:
The Hoxton Basement, 12-18 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG

Times:
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 5:30pm and 9:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm and 9:30pm
Friday 5:30pm and 10:30pm
Saturday 2:30pm and 10:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm and 8:30pm

Price:
£15 book online

#ShardLights at The Shard on Monday 4 December 2017

Counting down to the start of 2018, The Shard will illuminate the London skyline from dusk till dawn with Western Europe’s highest light show. 📷

Launching 4 December at 7:20pm, the display will include an array of visual effects including gradients, patterns and sparkles in the top 20 storeys of the building, with a special launch display on opening night and to finish on New Year’s Eve.

Take time out of your busy evening to look up at the spire and enjoy the show!

www.the-shard.com/shardlights

Time:
7:20pm

Location:
The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG (and visible all over London!)

Price:
Free to watch of course!

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