Win the ultimate running experience for you and a friend! Nike Women’s 10K

This summer, London will be one of 20 cities around the world to host a race as part of the Nike Women’s Race Series – the world’s largest race series for women, which will unite female runners and enable them to experience and celebrate the power of sport.

Win entry to the now sold out event and £50 to spend at LifeStyleSports.com

Simply enter your details on LifeStyleSports.com to be in with a chance of winning! Terms and conditions apply.

Winners will be announced on June 13th. Good luck!

Just opened: yoga and pilates studio @ The Refinery E9, Hackney

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Refinery E9, 2 Collent Street, The Basement, The Ceramic Works, London E9 6SG

www.therefinerye9.com

Hosting yoga, pilates, other health services and complementing products as well as training in specific forms of energy, health and fitness work​outs.

Whether you enjoy a particular form of exercise, or would prefer a holistic approach to your health, at the Refinery they provide the tools for you to manage your “well–being” network.

The Refinery offers 3500 square feet of expertly designed indoor fitness area with fitness studios, wifi- connected lounge area and comfortable male and female changing rooms.

There are three studios in total offering a whole range of holistic as well as cardiovascular/respiratory endurance exercise methods, which will aim to increase your stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed and agility helping you feel connected and healthy.

Yoga @ Trip Space Projects / ongoing

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: all week

@ TripSpace Projects, Arches 339-340, Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

Around £10 per class

www.tripspace.co.uk

Trip Space Projects is a cultural centre focusing on progressive forms of dance, movement, music, and physical theatre with an overarching vision of social engagement. We are situated in two converted railway arches in Acton Mews, just off the Regents Canal in Haggerston Hackney.

The beautiful TripStudio, in addition to hosting regular nights of cutting edge and experimental performances, offers a full schedule of yoga and dance classes. The regular workshops and festivals, led by top European practitioners, are extremely popular with people of all skills and experience.

Key classes:

Yoga and Sound Bath
An hour of restorative Hatha Yoga followed by a blissful Sound Bath. An opportunity to connect to your mind and body while balancing your energy levels. These sessions are an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulating the glandular system and observing the emotional landscape.

Budokon
An innovative style of yoga fresh from the US with a focus on both physical agility and fitness and inner wellbeing and peace. The style relies upon the utilisation of ‘instinct’ to bind the separate aspects of yoga, martial arts and meditation into a fluid movement that is distinct from the sum of it parts.

Yoga and Light
Combining a light performance with a physical Asana practice. Artists Somang will create live fluid imagery to add a visual element to the meditation part of the practice. The wonderful exploration will unite disciplines with sensitive and intrigue.

Women Fashion Power @ Design Museum / until 26th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 5.45pm

@ Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Tickets: £13 (entry to the museum, three exhibitions) book online

www.designmuseum.org

Designed by the world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, this exhibition brings together exclusive interviews, an immersive multimedia journey and unique historic pieces of clothing to form the most wide-ranging presentation of modern fashion ever to be shown in the UK. Discover how women from Dame Vivienne Westwood to Natalie Massenet and Princess Diana to Anne Hidalgo have used fashion as an important tool of self-expression and empowerment to build reputation, attract attention and assert authority.

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…