Head over to Brew Club to create your own unique craft beer. Brew Club have the space and the equipment to make brewing easy.
The beginners classes are perfect for craft beer enthusiasts. You will spend the day learning how to brew one of the tried and tested recipes and then a few weeks later you’ll be able to share and enjoy your handmade beer with friends.
The gift packages give you the opportunity to try out the increasingly popular hobby of beer brewing, without the need to invest in expensive equipment or take over the entire kitchen for a day! And with their temperature-controlled fermentation room you avoid having buckets of beer hanging around in your flat for weeks waiting to be bottled.
German-made digital Braumeisters with a 20litre capacity. Good for around 40 bottles of beer (500ml each).
Each brew station has:
Large sink, with hoses for cleaning
Measuring jugs and spoons
Water additions (salts, carbonate reduction solution etc)
Fermentation vessel and airlocks
For bottling, the work stations also have:
A bottle draining tree
Bottling buckets and wands
A capper and bottle caps
Come and learn how to brew with us. Brew your own using our equipment and then bottle it a few weeks later
Now in its third year, back bigger and still independent, featuring a series of gigs around the UK.
This year’s Ambassadors are Mercury Prize Shortlisted Artist Wolf Alice who are taking over from Frank Turner (2015) and Colin Greenwood (2014).
Artists performing over the week include Everything Everything, Matthew E. White, Mallory Knox, Childhood, Misty Miller, Beans on Toast, Eliza and the Bear, Saffron (Republica) Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Georgia, Get Inuit and Edwyn Collins who is following up his involvement last year. As well as playing live, he is also curating the week at Hebden Bridge Trades Club.
Other curating partners include Rob da Bank and Sunday Best, BBC Introducing, PIAS, Domino Records and The Joe Strumner Foundation with a DJ set from Shikari Sound System. More artists will be announced across social media in the coming weeks.
229 The Venue
93 Feet East
Aces & Eights
The Dublin Castle
Elgar Room at Royal Albert Hall
The Good Ship
Half Moon Putney
New Cross Inn
The Silver Bullet
The Workshop @ Roadtrip
World’s End Finsbury Park
Zigfrid Von Underbelly
After the standout success of the Toddla T Sound at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, Toddla will be bringing his unique take on the world famous London street party indoors with all the colour and energy of summer but in winter!
Toddla is renowned for his eclectic curation and regularly features globally renowned artists across his events and BBC Radio 1 show.
Building on the success of his incendiary Toddla T Takeover parties he will deliver all of this in a special Winter Carnival this December.
Toddla T & special guests
Tone N Twerk
The Soca Police
Featuring a wider range of practitioners and creative businesses than ever before, The London Illustration Fair 2015 will bring together 50 emerging illustrators, graphic designers and print makers from around the UK.
Spread across four-floors, the fair will showcase the work of 20 young talents, selected by an esteemed judging panel made up of some of the leading figures in the illustration and graphic arts.
Exhibiting alongside the artist-led stands will be a selection of the UK’s finest publishing houses, illustration collectives, creative agencies, galleries, print studios, designers and crafty businesses.
Additional festivities include immersive installations, one-off murals, artist-led talks, interactive drawing workshops, DJs and a fully stocked festive bar.
From exclusive one-off pieces, to prints and crafty must-haves, The London Illustration Fair 2015 offers something for every pocket. Whether you are an aspiring scribbler or family Christmas shopper, the fair’s relaxed and interactive ethos makes The London Illustration Fair 2015 the coolest creative hangout this winter!
It’s a year since the magical light impresario and neon artist Chris Bracey so very sadly passed away from prostate cancer. 12 months on, his presence still acutely felt at Gods Own Junkyard in Walthamstow, Bracey’s remaining family of neon makers officially showcase their own work for the very first time at Lights of Soho.
At a time when development plans outlined by Soho Estates race ahead and £10 cocktail tipples are named after famous prostitutes, Linda explains that for this show, the family has reflected on their own interpretations on the area. Each member has created work that riffs on the iconography of Soho itself as well as a trajectory of Gods Own Junkyard’s relationship with this particular stretch over the last six decades. Linda explains, “Soho was where Chris’ career started and Dick, his father worked here too. They both loved the area, my sons grew-up working here and the grandchildren have grown-up hearing edited versions of Soho.” She reminisces on the palpable frisson of energy and naughtiness missing today. The red lights, pieces of cardboard advertising ‘Models Upstairs’, or ‘Photographers Studio’, lights blazing with ‘Peep Show’, and half-naked girls peeking out of doors, most of them are restaurants and tapas bars now.
Chris Bracey inherited the family business from his father, Dick (Bracey), who he worked alongside for over three decades, evolving the Gods Own Junkyard brand and forging a dazzling career as a neon artist as well as working on iconic films such as Bladerunner and Eyes Wide Shut, a few movie classics among so many others during his 40 years in neon. Dick Bracey was a former coalminer from the Welsh valleys, who moved to London after World War Two where he found work as an electrician after learning the trade in the Royal Navy. In 1952, Dick Bracey started Electro Signs producing neon, fairground and amusement arcade signage. After many years in the family business, Chris and Linda finally realized a long held dream and started Gods Own Junkyard in 2005 and opened their studio of artworks to the public in 2009.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading competition to celebrate and promote the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.
The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. Alongside informal images of friends and family, this year’s exhibition also features revealing portraits of famous faces, including actor Benedict Cumberbatch and the President of the United States Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama.
New for 2015, previously unseen prints from a recent body of work by the award-winning South African photographer Pieter Hugo will be exhibited as part of the inaugural In Focus display.
An entirely new sculptural installation in direct response to the main gallery space. It represents the latest step in her practice which she approaches as a continuous process of reconfiguring earlier works into fresh iterations, combined with entirely new sculptures made from materials accumulated in her studio. Here, however, for the first time all the components in the exhibition have been newly made, but in an evolution of thought that is inextricably linked with her previous methodology.
Djordjadze spends time in the spaces she works, absorbing their particular character then subtly transforming them into installations which defy definitive categorisation, hinting at domestic and functional potential but ultimately remaining resolutely sculptural. Using materials she has found in and around the South London Gallery building – planks of wood, an old staircase, floorboards, sheets of plexi-glass, plaster and paint – supplemented by others inspired by the material and atmospheric qualities of the space observed in the course of making the work, Djordjadze has created an installation which gently but thoroughly infiltrates our reading and negotiation of the room.
A low, broad structure spans the entire 20 metre length of the gallery, inspired by traditional village dwellings in West Georgia, in which raised wooden platforms indicate a place of domestic activity. The whiteness of the space is injected with subtle shots of colour in the form of ink-stained wooden beams, a subtle inquiry into painterly composition which simultaneously meddles with our expectations of materials, function and form.
When disaster strikes, the Bounce UV Bunker will be the safest place to shelter during the impending Zombie attack.
The Bounce bunker will offer:
– Free ping pong after 11pm (with no booking necessary!)
– Room for 350 fortunate people in the UV ping pong bunker
– Free entry
– Stockpiled food, drink and blood
– Gruesome Games Gurus
– UV face painters
– Special gory cocktail prizes for the best outfit
– DJ Christian Laing will be playing a-pop-alypse set
The venue for the Rugby World Cup will move from England to Japan, where the tournament is due to be held in 2019.
Creative artists, craftspeople, chefs, sporting figures and other people representing the best of Japan will be gathering in London at the end of October to convey the values of the nation to a worldwide audience.
Presentations involving various topics will be given by many illustrious individuals who very rarely come together on the same stage.
Inviting you to immerse yourself in the essence of Japan in London this autumn, taking in a feast of live art, Japanese cuisine and Sake, and a whole range of other Japanese treats.
Days and times:
Sat 24th October, Cultural food 11:30am ~ 3:30pm
Sun 25th October, Technology with heart 1:00pm ~ 4:00pm
Mon 26th October, Timeless creation 1:00pm ~ 3:00pm
Tue 27th October, Social innovation 12:00am ~ 19:30pm
Wed 28th October, Sport for Tomorrow 1:00pm ~ 3:00pm
Thu 29th October, Visit Japan 4:00pm ~ 6:00pm