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Sunday, April 20 2014

Groove Control @ Queen of Hoxton / Easter Sunday 20th April 2014

Groove Control at Queen of HoxtonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 14:00-late

@ Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX

Some tickets available on the door


Groove Control brings together Garage and Disco for a not so serious Easter Sunday. Welcoming Garage legends Artful Dodger and Sunship to start the summer with a bang!

Basement: (Garage, Bass, Hip Hop)
Artful Dodger
Total Garage DJs

Boogiebar: (Disco, Funk, Edits, House)
Larry Sun (Boogie Nights)
Ed Word (Boogie Nights)
Naked Jake & Cordz
The London Disco Society
Soul Foolish

Friday, April 18 2014

Movimientos presents: Bank Holiday Friday Fiesta @ Passing Clouds / Friday 18th April 2014

Movimientos presents - Bank Holiday Friday Fiesta at Passing CloudsTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-03:00

@ Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston, London E8 4AA

Tickets: £5 before 23:00 £10 after


La Sra Tomasa
Gypsy / Balkan / Salsa / Fusion
One of the freshest new talents causing a stir on the Barcelona scene, La Senora Tomasa experiment with traditional Latin styles like Timba, Salsa, and Guaguancó, mashed up with floor-filling Rumba Catalane, Reggae, Funk and Hip Hop. Combining a Mestizo vibe with Electronic explorations, this is set to be a special performance full of strength and vitality.

Gypsy Butter
Flamenco / Latin / Jazz / Gypsy
Gypsy Butter are an eclectic mix of flamenco, jazz, Latin, and gypsy music with upbeat and contagious rhythms that are guaranteed to get the crowd jumping. Expect powerful sax and driving guitar riffs complemented by whimsical vocals, accordion, and big Cuban bass lines.

Dub Across Borders
Deep Dub / Latin folk
Deep dub explorations with a healthy dose of Colombian flavour. Dub Across Borders is a melting pot for musical ideas and creativity, with a strong anchor in the dub genre, though the music incorporates folkloric instruments and rhythms in a contemporary context. Colombian percussion, African voices and the big echoes of Jamaican dub are some of the key ingredients.

DJ OGT (Agro-Rumba / Catalonia)
Rumba/ Cumbia / Tropical Beats
Adding some extra Catalan spice is the main man DJ OGT – hailing from Reus, Catalonia his?reputation is growing fast with?his intoxicating mix of Spanish Rumba with Cumbia, Electro-Latin and Tropical Beats.

Movimientos’ DJ Cal Jader
DJ Jung Girl (Hoxton FM / African Queen)

Thursday, April 17 2014

Win a pair of tickets for Up at The O2


Open: day and evenings

@ The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: from £26 book online


Dare to experience something new this Easter break with an invigorating trip up one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Up at The O2 is a day out with a difference and offers adventurous spirits an unforgettable and exhilarating 90-minute climb. The unique journey to the peak of the world-renowned entertainment venue rewards visitors with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views across the capital, where climbers can take in the sights of all the famous landmarks London has to offer including the city, the Gherkin and the River Thames.

Win a pair of tickets for anytime this summer. To enter email competitions@informedlondon.com and tell us what landmark you want to see from the top of The O2. Please include your name and phone number and check requirements below. Winners will be selected 30/04/14 good luck!

- Min age 10 years old
- Min height 1.2m
- Not weigh more than 21 stone/130kg/286lbs
- Max waist measurement 125cm
- Max upper thigh measurement 75cm
- At least one adult climber for every two climbers aged under 18

Tuesday, April 15 2014

Contemporary Art Society: The Best Is Not Too Good For You @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 1st June 2014

Contemporary Art Society - The Best Is Not Too Good For You at Whitechapel GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Tue-Sun 11:00- 18:00 (Thu until 21:00)

@ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Free entry


Taking its title from a 17th century posset pot, the exhibition considers the notion of value in relation to fine and applied art.

Drawn from the collections of Contemporary Art Society member museums across the Midlands, the display includes a number of pots and prints including Picasso plates of faces, Grayson Perry’s sktaebording-themed Designer Rebellion, a screenprint by Andy Warhol and a fabric tea table by Jann Haworth.

Monday, April 14 2014

Late Night Jazz @ Royal Albert Hall / from May – July 2014


Doors: 21:45

@ Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Tickets: around £14


The Royal Albert Hall’s intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the relaxed setting of the Elgar Room.

The series is part of a wide range of events to enjoy outside the main auditorium.

Basin Street Brawlers
Sarah Gillespie: The Life of Bessie Smith

Hailey Tuck: An American in Paris
Balagan Café Band

Vimala Rowe and Harry Sankey
Fresh Dixie Project

Saturday, April 12 2014

Wasted Chic: fresh and affordable fashion pop-up sale @ McQueen – Shoreditch / Saturday 12th April 2014


Doors: 12:30-17:00

@ Wasted Chic, 55-61 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4AA


Fashion by up-and-coming designers, all sold at incredibly affordable prices- nothing is over £100 and many items are under £50.

This is your chance to discover unique bargains that would otherwise be hard to find! Several stylists will be selling desirable second-hand wardrobe pieces, so you will undoubtedly be leaving with a treasure.

To add to the fun DJs Belle & Bex, Chloe Fontaine & Colby B plus cocktail specials and the Brits 2014 makeover team on hand to give you a head start on your Saturday night.

Friday, April 11 2014

Real Food Market @ Southbank Centre / until Sunday 13th April 2014


Fri 12:00-20:00
Sat 11:00-20:00
Sun 12:00-18.00

@ Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


Bringing you an amazing range of great produce and the rising stars of London’s street food scene, each trader has been carefully selected based on their commitment to producing the very best, sustainably and ethically produced food and drink. At the Real Food Market, for three days each week, you can buy fresh, high quality, great value food and drink direct from over 40 producers who rear, grow and make your food; supporting small producers and independent traders.

Wednesday, April 9 2014

Men in Pants @ De Morgan Centre / until 26th April 2014

Men in Pants at De Morgan CentreTIME AND PLACE:

Tue-Fri 12:00-16:00
Sat 11:00-17:00

@ De Morgan Centre, 38 West Hill, Wandsworth, London SW18 1RX

Tickets: £4 (admission to Men in Pants is included in the admission charge to the centre)


This exhibition of Evelyn De Morgan’s highly celebrated drawings and sketches explores her time at the Slade School of Fine Art and sheds new light on the experiences of female Victorian artists.

Evelyn De Morgan began her artistic career at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she was able to develop her interest in drawing the human body, winning prizes for her life drawing.

The Slade was the first school in Britain to offer female students the opportunity to attend classes in life drawing alongside the traditional practice of drawing from classical sculptures. While the male life models were partially covered to make the classes acceptable to female students, this remained a bold innovation in art training, attracting much criticism.

Tuesday, April 8 2014

Apples & Pears x Baba Gs @ Apples & Pears / from Thursday 10th April 2014

Baba Gs logo Apples and Pears logoTIME AND PLACE:

Tue-Thu 17:00-midnight
Fri-Sat 17:00-01:00
Sun 17:00-midnight

@ Apples & Pears, 26 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD (the Aldgate East end of Brick Lane)


Baba G’s is starting a residency at Apples & Pears on Brick Lane. Their popular spicy burgers, with a custom made apple and pear chutney, will be available Thursday to Saturday evenings. Their delicious range will include fish and vegetable options and bespoke apples and pears cocktails.

Win two meals and cocktails by choosing a brilliant name for their new cocktail created especially for the event. It contains Pink Pigeon Rum, yogurt, passion fruit, homemade garam masala syrup, cardamom bitters, orange bitters and salt. To win enter your idea at the bar or through Twitter www.twitter.com/applespearsbar including the hashtag #eattweetbogof

Saturday, April 5 2014

Pen & Ink pop-up illustration gallery @ One By One store / Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014 (extended to Sunday 13th)


Doors: 11:00-19:00

@ One By One store, 70 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 8TA

Free entry


Project Platform in association with somewhereto_ are putting on Pen & Ink a pop-up gallery exhibiting a collection of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming contemporary illustrators.

Pen & Ink is a creative programme lead by Laura Frood and Misha Meghna who are helping young people curate their own events in interesting spaces.

Forrest Hu
Ashton Springer
Mitika Suri
Sam Hugh
Matt Fern
Flo Main
Jordan Pryke
Stephanie Kane
Performance by DOPExBROKE