STOREYS launch party @ White City / opening Friday 31st July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 5-11pm
Saturday 11am–11pm
Sunday 11am-8pm

@ Television Centre, 56 Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ

www.storeys.london

London’s newest rooftop bar featuring high end street food on top of the former BBC Car Park at Television Centre in White City.

A summer terrace hotspot with striking artwork, UK’s best street food traders and fantastic cocktails in an urban setting.

Spread over two levels with amazing sweeping views of west London from Friday to Sunday.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon @ National Portrait Gallery / until 18th October 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat–Wed 10am–6pm
Thu–Fri 10am–9pm

@ National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Tickets: £9 book online

www.npg.org.uk

This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). From her early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will celebrate one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable stars.

A selection of more than seventy images will define Hepburn’s iconography, including classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn. Alongside these, an array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and extraordinary archival material will complete her captivating story.

Duane Hanson @ Serpentine Galleries / until 13th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

@ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2A

Free entry

www.serpentinegalleries.org

Throughout his forty-year career, Duane Hanson (1925–1996) has made lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans.

Throughout his forty-year career, Hanson created lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society. Reminiscent of the Pop Art movement of the time, his sculptures transform the banalities and trivialities of everyday life into iconographic material. The exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery presents key works from the artist’s oeuvre.

Pop Up Screens Summer Programme @ various venues across London / until late September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various times

@ Various venues

www.popupscreens.co.uk

Amazing programme for everyone with a love of classic films and the great outdoors.

Based at nine of London’s most idyllic settings, including the Greenwich Peninsula, Bishop Park in Fulham and Eltham’s Tudor Barn.

Food is also available from Black Gold (who supply Harrods) and cold beer and fizzy drinks to wash them down with.

Experience movies in fresh air and mystery of a park in the dark, you will never want to sit in a theatre again.

Whether you’re looking for a good scare, a quiet cry or animation that will take your breath away, there will be something in this season of great cinema that will suit you to the ground. Bring friends, bring partners, children, even your mum, dress up if you want, and share films under the sky.

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Richard Prince: New Portraits @ Gagosian Gallery / until 1st August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue–Sat 10-6

@ Gagosian Gallery, 17-19 Davies Street, London W1K 3DE

Free entry

www.gagosian.com

Innovative love it or hate it exhibition showcasing plagiarised works designed to make you think about all the taboo subjects including sexuality, feminism, stereotypes and people’s roles in society.

‘In 1984 I took some portraits. The way I did it was different. The way had nothing to do with the tradition of portraiture. If you wanted me to do your portrait, you would give me at least five photographs that had already been taken of yourself, that were in your possession (you owned them, they were yours), and more importantly . . . you were already happy with. You give me the five you liked and I would pick the one I liked. I would rephotograph the one I liked and that would be your portrait. Simple. Direct. To the point . . .’

New bottomless brunch menu launching at Jones & Sons

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm
Fri-noon 3pm/6pm-11pm
Sat 11am-4pm/6pm-11pm
Sun 11am-5pm/6pm-10pm

@ Jones & Sons, 23 – 27 Arcola Street, Dalston, London E8 2DJ

Meal: £30 for a bottomless brunch including cocktails, food, coffee (normal menu also available)

www.jonesandsonsdalston.com

We were enticed to brunch at Jones & Sons in trendy Dalston over the weekend following a busy few days of summer in London, a delectable breakfast and Monmouth coffee seemed like to perfect way to start the day.

From the appetising range we opted for a simple full english (chargrilled!) and challenged the waiter to serve an extra bit of bacon with the avo on toast – which was happily taken care of.

The restaurant sits off Stoke Newington Road nearly opposite the popular Mangal Turkish restaurant, meaning you’re close to the hustle and bustle but sheltered from the mayhem.

Inside we shared the modern shabby chic interior with pleasant families and groups of friends. Staff were all casual, attentive and friendly which ensured the ideal atmosphere for our meal.

Coming back to the food; the bacon was unbelievable. Those little grill streaks on the bacon (see photo below) combined with the chef’s magic touch left us commenting on the taste for the rest of the day, my fresh grapefruit juice was so refreshing I almost finished it in one gulp. Good thing this brunch is bottomless, you’ll be wanting more…

Bottomless brunch costs £30 per person, available weekends and Friday (Sat 11-4, Sun 11-1, Fri 11-3). Normal menu is also available, including £5 avo on toast or £10 full English. Very affordable and supremely delish.

House of Burlesque: Straight Up @ Wonderground / 24th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00 (duration 90 minutes)

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

Tickets: £16 book online

www.londonwonderground.co.uk

How do you like your Burlesque – sweet, dirty or perfect?

Straight Up is the new show from the UK’s best burlesque production house. Initially dreamed up by international showgirl Tempest Rose.

The show is on for summer featuring sensational combination of traditional skills and jaw dropping new talent. Performances are by the most stunning girls and boys in town and inspired by the nation’s favourite pastime: the demon drink.

You are invited to embrace the bacchanalia and, grab the salt and lemon as Miss Tempest Rose shows you through the contents of her liquor cabinet, mixing up a cocktail of the cheekiest, cleverest, and downright most stunning burlesque in town.

One of Us: shorts @ Fox & Phoenix / Sunday 14th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00–20:30

@ Fox & Phoenix, Unit 2, Tower House, 139 Fonthill Road, London N3 HF

Tickets: £5 on the door or buy online

www.oneofuswchapel.com

Promoting the off kilter, this program will focus on the surreal in all its forms.

Dedicated to breaking the mould and transporting you to the set of George Melies ‘Under The Sea’ for your viewing and end with a surprise guest performance…

Popcorn will be provided by the sponsor Portle Bay Popcorn and drinks from Zig Zag Teas.

The shorts will include:

Edmund Roland ‘LTD’
An ex-salaryman who has lost his way in London is confronted by his past in the shape of a former colleague in an East London squat.

Max Lincoln ‘Thyme’
A story about escape, cooking and thyme.

Fred Rowson ‘Woodhouse’
The Woodhouse Nature Reserve, South East London. It’s a sprawling hectare of knotted ivy and mossy tree stumps. And while its edges are speckled with rusting tins and damp takeaway boxes, its interior is verdant, untouched. There, beyond the padlocked gates some thing, some creature is living.

Noelle Rodrigues ‘Open My Eyes’
The psychological journey of a girl who must confront her traumatic childhood. Emotions and memories resurface with brutal and challenging consequences.

The Last Skeptik- ‘Cheerio’
Taken from The Last Skeptik’s recent e.p entitled ‘I Don’t Even Like You’ the video for ‘Cheerio’ stars comedian / actor Doc Brown unravelling behind a mask in a video exploring the perils of drugs, booze, parties in an attempt to avoid reality.

Ken Petrie ‘Bucket’
After a devastating discovery at a fancy dress party, a young man contemplates suicide before an abandoned baby catches his eye and shakes him from his ill intent. Now, faced with taking care of it until the police arrive, he recruits his former best friend – but things are far from simple.

Simone Smith ‘Red’
A psychological hue which resembles that of blood evoked in the human observer.

Tim Bonner ‘Under A Vest’
As darkness falls across the city, a blonde with a gun investigates a noise – but all is not what it seems…

Mark Brown & Phil Haine ‘Somebody To Love’
‘If you are a psychological horror fan you should seek this out’ – Twisted Central

Ben Garfield ‘The Players’

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Brooklyn vs. London @ Carousel London / from Friday 12th June – Saturday 27th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 10am-7pm

@ Carousel, 1st Floor, 71 Blandford Street, London W1U 8AB

Free entry

www.somethingintheattic.co.uk

Exploring themes of perception and identity through 44 original works created by 14 artists.

7 Brooklyn-based and 7 London-based alongside an amazing commissioned soundtrack.

The show aims to unite an existing community: the Brooklyn Collage Collective with a group of carefully selected London artists who range from a daytime postman to RCA graduates.

Brooklyn:
Mike DeSutter, Lizzie Gill, Daniel Greer, Morgan Lappin, Kieran Madden, Jay Riggio and Sajjad

London:
Anthony Gerace, Adam Hale, Gareth Halliday, Flynn Cameron Jones, Anna Bu Kliewer, Claire Pestaille and Michelle Thompson

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Goodmans X Return of the Rudeboy: Rudeboy Salon @ Hospital Club / Friday 5th – Saturday 6th June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 10:00-22:00
Saturday 10:00-22:00

@ The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ

www.returnoftherudeboy.com
www.goodmans.co.uk

The installation forms the centrepiece of the ‘Rudeboy Salon’ – an exhibition and events space that re-explores the swagger and significance of the 21st century British Rudeboy following the hugely successful ‘Return of the Rudeboy’ exhibition last year, created by prolific music photographer Dean Chalkley and renowned fashion creative director Harris Elliott.

Artist and ‘Rudie’ himself, Andrew Ibi, created, designed and appropriated the art and sound installation with his distinctive hand-drawn artwork. The imposing tower will also play a soundtrack of tunes and spoken dialogue that capture the sound and soul of this urban group.

Collaborating with British electronics brand, Goodmans, the ‘Rudeboy Salon’ will give a an insight into the world of the 21st century Rudeboy with photographs, screenings, a panel discussion and live DJs.

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