Much Ado About Nothing @ Bridewell Theatre bar / Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Bridewell Theatre bar, Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ

Tickets: £10 book online

www.sbf.org.uk

A unique setting for a tale of confusion, romance and disguises in which soldiers returning from the Middle-East to discover that all is fair in love and war. Especially when love needs a little push…

The bar environment emphasises the soldiers priorities of having a cold beer and catching up or in some cases, making up with those left behind.

This modern and energetic production places the audience amongst the action of Shakespeare’s finest comedy, as they sit in the bar, sharing the same space as the characters while the story unfolds before them.

The pub setting, mutually familiar to performers and audience alike, creates immediacy, truth and relevance. At the same time, it dismantles any pre-conceptions of elitism or loftiness.

Mac Conner: A New York Life @ House of Illustration / until 28th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm

@ House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Tickets: £7 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk

Featuring over 70 original works by McCauley ‘Mac’ Conner, one of the defining illustrators of America’s golden age of advertising.

This is the first time the work of one of New York’s original ‘Mad Men’ has been the subject of a major exhibition in the UK.

In the 1940s – 1960s, Conner’s captivating advertising and editorial illustrations graced the pages of major magazines and helped shape the image of postwar America. One of the influential group of commercial artists at the heart of Manhattan’s thriving advertising and publishing scene, Conner’s hand-painted illustrations capture the style and spirit of a pivotal era in American history.

Mac Conner: A New York Life will present Conner’s published work alongside reference photos and preliminary designs, a selection of fiction stories accompanied by illustrations from Conner and his contemporaries, advertising tearsheets for major clients such as Ford, United Airlines and AT&T, correspondence letters with editors and art directors and more – presenting a window on the dynamic world of the illustrators who created the look of a generation.

The Generation of Z: Apocalypse @ Dept W / until 5th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Performances:
Tue 6:30pm, 8pm
Wed-Fri 6:30pm, 8pm, 9:30pm
Sat 4pm, 6:30pm, 8pm, 9:30pm
Sun 2:30pm, 4:30pm 6:30pm

@ Dept W, 69-89, Mile End Road, London E1 4TT

Tickets: from £39 book online

www.thegenerationofz.com

It is 2015. London has fallen. The deadly Z virus is transforming the global population into a rabid horde of the infected. With societal structure collapsing, humanity is faced with a desperate battle for survival.

An immersive live experience that puts you squarely into the dark heart of a zombie massacre. With chaos unfolding around you, prepare to be thrust into your very own action movie where your choices directly influence the show’s narrative and outcome. Forget sitting down; this is multimedia storytelling on steroids, with no fourth wall and no interval. Every choice is life or death and survival is in your hands.

The world of The Generation of Z: Apocalypse unfolds within a purpose-built, labyrinthian venue in Dept W on Mile End Road in Whitechapel. The former Wickhams department store is an iconic building in the heart of East London, with its basement spanning over 25,000 square feet. It is here that audiences must attempt to navigate their way through our apocalyptic wasteland.

WARNING:
This is a promenade performance containing moments of extreme shock and tension, realistic depictions of gore and violence, and loud noises. Not suitable for those under 16 years old.

Classic Car Bootsale @ Southbank / Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 10am – 6pm

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: £4 buy on the door (under 12s are free)

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Vintage traders sell assorted goodies from the boots of classic vehicles alongside the river Thames.

Vintage-lovers need look no further for a veritable treasure trove for collectors and petrol heads alike. Expect a vintage shopper’s cornucopia with clothing, accessories, household goods, memorabilia and vinyl records.

Browse an impressive selection of classic cars, buses, campervans and bikes, with a rare chance to view Back to the Future’s time-travelling Delorean and Niki Lauda’s Ferrari team van as shown in the film Rush.

The market also features street food and craft beer served from vintage vans, a mobile cocktail bar and DJs playing out of an open-air Routemaster bus, impromptu musical performances, sideshows and street theatre.

Get there early to see the arrival of 150 classic Vespas, expected between 12 noon and 2pm on both days. Plus the first 400 through the door on Saturday will get a free ticket to the evening’s Classic Car Boot Sale After Party at Topolski Bar and Café.

Slinakachu: Miniaturesque @ Andipa Gallery / Friday 13th March until 11th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am to 6.00pm

@ Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London, SW3 2JL, UK

Free entry

www.andipa.com

Shot in London during different seasons over the past year, Slinkachu’s new body of work draws upon our desire to seek out and recreate the natural world amongst the urban metropolis.

His miniature people, photographed on the streets of London and then left in situ – or “abandoned” – by the artist, explore the hidden enclaves of the wild within our city. Slinkachu captures idyllic glades and green pastures, in reality weeds and moss that appear through cracks in the concrete, and comment on our modern society’s detachment from nature.

The new works employ irony, humour and a healthy dose of reality; despite their fantastical situations, the miniature figures we observe are not so dissimilar to ourselves, living in the shadows between the real and artificial.

Land of Kings @ Various venues in E8 and N16 / Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: midday-6am

@ Various venues in London E8 and N16

Tickets:
From £25 book online
Afterparty £5 book online

www.landofkings.co.uk

Dalston’s homegrown, multi-venue music and arts festival returns for its sixth year.

Sixteen hours of music, art, food and film. With a hoard of fresh faces, plus some familiar friends, this year’s roster of talent criss-crosses the breadth of Hackney’s effulgent creative heart, with a programme taking you across the neighbourhood from midday through till the dew-filled early hours.

Lineup:
2 Bears, Waze & Odyssey, Tom Vek (solo/AV show), Koreless, Nathan Fake, Boxed In, Psychemagik, Juce, Moxie, Public Information DJs, My Panda Shall Fly, Bugged Out, Krankbrother, Moshi Moshi, Deep Throat and more…

East and West Cemetery @ Highgate Cemetery / open most of the year

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
East cemetery
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm last admission 3:30pm
Weekends 11am-4pm last admission 3:30pm

West cemetery
Mon-Fri one tour daily at 1:45pm (booking essential)
Weekend tours every half hour from 11am-3pm (tickets sold on the day, you cannot book)

@ Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, London N6 6PJ (Archway Tube)

Tickets:
East cemetery
£4

West cemetery
£12 book online

www.highgatecemetery.org

Highgate Cemetery has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. It is a place of peace and contemplation where a romantic profusion of trees, memorials and wildlife flourish.

With over 170,000 people in 53,000 graves, Highgate Cemetery is a place to remember the people who have gone before us and to celebrate their achievements.

East cemetery:
The most famous resident of Highgate Cemetery East is Karl Marx, whose monument attracts comrades and others from all over the world.

West cemetery:
Nowhere captures better than Highgate Cemetery West the special atmosphere of the Victorian cemetery. Visit by guided tour only.

Come Out The Dance @ Dance Tunnel / Thursday 5th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10pm-late

@ Dance Tunnel, 95 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB

Tickets: free before 11pm, £3 before 12am, £5 after

Come Out The Dance is the new Dancehall focused monthly in collaboration with Charlie Dark (Run Dem Sound).

They will be joining the dots between Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats, Bass and everything in between no matter what era you prefer they’ve got all corners of the dance covered.

They will go back to back with Charlie Dark bringing you the signature World Carnival sound on the mighty Dance Tunnel Soundsystem.

The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Row Di Boat are not only encouraged but guaranteed.

Fête Hard or Go Home!

This Comedian – Idil Sukan @ Embassy Tea Gallery / until Sunday 8th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12pm-7pm

@ Embassy Tea Gallery, 195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN

Free entry

www.embassyteagallery.co.uk

An exhibition of photographs of comedians from the last decade: A retrospective of Idil Sukan’s creative work in the comedy industry. One of the best known and prolific photographers working in comedy, her work appears across comedy festivals, billboards, the press and has been collected by the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition will also include a selection of her publicity and poster designs for dozens of comedy shows she has worked on over the years.

Some 200 of Idil’s photographs of live performance will be exhibited including much-loved comedians such as Eddie Izzard, Clive Anderson and Paul Merton; actors who appear in comedy sitcoms and films, including Patrick Stewart, Olivia Colman and Peter Capaldi; and recent breakthrough artists such as Bridget Christie, Daniel Rigby, Alice Lowe and The Penny Dreadfuls.

The exhibition will also include never-before-seen-images from around the comedy world and Idil’s famous behind-the-scenes photographs of The Muppets.

The Oblique Carnival @ Floripa / Saturday 30th January 2015

The Oblique CarnivalTime and Place:

12:00 – 18:00

@ Floripa
91-93 Great Eastern Street,
London
EC2A 3HZ

Entry: Tickets Start from £15
Buy Tickets Here

www.obliquelondon.com

London’s lifestyle brand that focuses on giving you a great time in London brings you The Oblique Carnival.

A brunch party full of tasty food, vibrant music, games and great value drinks.
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There will be a special oblique hour with special offers on drinks.

It might be 4 degrees outside but Oblique will heat you up and take you to warmer climes.

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