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Thursday, October 23 2014

New viral video by Relish ‘London’s new wireless broadband service’

In the video participants were asked to try and call their own landline number from memory and offered £50 cash if they could.

Relish’s 4G wireless network for central London means that you can get online without needing to wait for a broadband installation guy, long contracts or unwanted landlines.

www.relish.net

Research commissioned by Relish reveals the death of the ‘home phone’
- Nearly half of Londoners only keep their home phone so they can access the internet
- Almost 40% of Londoners don’t know their own home phone number
- 56% don’t know how much they’re paying for their landline each month
- Over half ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ use their home phone to make calls
- 65% of adults admit that landlines are a thing of the past

This post has been promoted by Relish.

Wednesday, October 22 2014

Secret Walls x London @ Corbet Place / Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-23:00

@ Corbet Place, Ely’s Yard, Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

Tickets: £6 book online

After 10 years spilling paint Worldwide, Secret Walls returns to the Motherland. The first night in a series of live art antics to follow over the next few months.

12 select artists will compete in the hope of qualifying for the latest London series.

Paint’ll be spillin, Beatboxers spittin, DJ’s droppin and Crowds screaming

Monday, October 20 2014

K-Way @ Old Spitalfields Market / open every day

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

@ K-Way, Old Spitalfields Market, 117 Commercial Street, London E1 6BG

www.k-way.co.uk

The new two-floor 870sq ft store has opened near Shoreditch and Spitalfields Market just in time for winter.

Friday, October 10 2014

ARTCRANK @ Granary Square / Friday 10th – Saturday 11th October 2014

ARTCRANK at Granary SquareTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Opening party Friday 10th October 18:00
Exhibition Friday 10th October 13:00-23:00
Exhibition Saturday 11th October 2014 12:00-18:00

@ Granary Square, King’s Cross, Stable Street, London

Free entry

www.artcrank.com

Featuring hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by UK artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for £35 each.

Brooks England will display limited-edition saddles, and PEDaL ED will roll out their tasteful and innovative cycling threads for the style-conscious cyclist.

Look Mum No Hands! will be serving up fine craft ales, nibbles, and tasty coffee.

Wednesday, October 8 2014

Lawrence Weiner: All In Due Course @ South London Gallery / 23rd November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-18:00
Except Wednesdays 11:00-21:00

@ South London Gallery (SLG), 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

Free entry

www.southlondongallery.org

Acclaimed American artist and reluctant pioneer of conceptual art Lawrence Weiner returns to the gallery with a solo exhibition presenting a series of recent sculptures that can be seen across the main and first floor galleries, and continue outdoors, running along the expansive Victorian brick wall of the SLG’s Fox Garden.

Visitors to the exhibition can venture further; beyond the gallery to an off-site work on the façade of the semi-derelict former Peckham Road Fire Station, located diagonally opposite the SLG.

Tuesday, September 9 2014

Nothing Compares to Havanna @ Kettners / Wednesday 10th- 13th September 2014

CocktailTIME AND PLACE:

18:00 – 23.30

@ Kettner’s
29 Romilly St,
London
W1D 5HP

Tickets: £18.00
Buy Tickets Here

www.havana-club.com
www.kettners.com
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Authentic Cuban rum Havana Club is teaming up with legendary Soho restaurant Kettner’s to launch ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ – a journey through the story and production of Havana Club, Cuban cocktails and Cuban Music. This immersive experience will run for a limited period only – from the 10th – 13th September.

Spread over the entire second floor of the renowned London restaurant; this informative and fun adventure will allow rum enthusiasts and novices alike to enjoy and learn more about Havana Club. There will also be an opportunity to learn about how the rum is made and get a flavour for Cuban culture, along with a specially designed Cuban tasting menu, created by Kettner’s head chef Yosef Edri.

photoThe journey will start with a brief history on the origins of rum and a master class on how to make an authentic Cuban mojito. The next stage of the experience will delve into how Havana Club rum is produced and offer the chance to sample sugarcane, molasses and aguardiente; key elements illustrating the rum production process. ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ will then finish with a Havana Club rum tasting session, led by Meimi Sanchez, International and UK Brand ambassador for Havana Club. She will pair some of the brand’s most iconic rums, such as Havana Club Selección de Maestros, one of the higher styles of Cuban rum with a selection of chocolates.

If you want to win entries just tweet your Personal Havana Club Custom Cocktail and we will pick the best. Be as imaginative as possible.

Tweet us @InformedLondon
with #HavanaKettners

Floating Cinema @ St Katharine Docks / Wednesday 10th – Sunday 14th September 2014

Floating Cinema at St Katharine DocksTIME AND PLACE:

Open:

@ Central Basin, St Katharine Docks, 50 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LA

www.floatingcinema.info
www.skdocks.co.uk

Join Floating Cinema in residence in historic St Katharine Docks for five days of screenings, workshops and talks as part of Totally Thames, in partnership with Museum of London Docklands.

Highlights include
Thursday 11th
On-board screenings: archival shorts about London’s wateways, docks, canal and rivers

Friday 12th
Andrew Kötting (with Iain Sinclair) Swandown

Saturday 13th
On-board screenings and talks

Floating Cinema runs until 21st September.

Monday, September 1 2014

Poeticat: Smash the Floor Tour @ venues across London / September 2014

Poeticat Smash the Tour at venues across LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Venues across London

Tickets: various

www.poeticat.co.uk

Poeticat are crashing through London to promote their EP Smash the Floor with the 10 date Smash the Tour.

With roots in London and Lisbon, Poeticat is an energetic and unique rock band infusing elements of progressive, experimental and psychedelic music with a punk attitude. They are here to play music to jump up and down to, and explode guitar riffs in your face with all the class of a 3 year old dancing to Metallica.

3 Sep – The Macbeth, Hoxton
4 Sep – The Victoria, Dalston
5 Sep – Fighting Cocks, Kingston
6 Sep – Pipeline – Shoreditch
12 Sep – Scream Lounge, Croydon
13 Sep – 12 Bar, Soho
17 Sep – Shacklewell Arms, Shoreditch
24 Sep – Hootannany, Brixton
25 Sep – The New Cross Inn, New Cross
27 Sep – The Finsbury, Hackney

Thursday, August 21 2014

An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition @ Wellcome Collection / until 12th October 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon closed including bank holidays
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-20:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

www.wellcomecollection.org

Explore the idiosyncratic A to Z illustrated with a curious combination of Henry Wellcome’s weird and wonderful collection of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and some equally intriguing contemporary artworks.

Watch the birth of the first test-tube baby (B for Birthdays), listen to Florence Nightingale speak (V for Voice) and sneak a peek at porcelain fruit showing sexual foreplay (X for X-rated).

Friday, August 8 2014

1984 @ Playhouse Theatre / until 23rd August 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 19:30
Wed and Sat matinee 14:30

@ Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5DE

Tickets: from £19.84 book online

www.1984theplay.co.uk
www.playhousetheatrelondon.com

Due to unprecedented demand, the production has been extended until 23 August 2014 (previously 19th July 2014).

George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most influential novels in recent history, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control.  Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality.

Filtering the spirit and the ambition of the novel through the lens of contemporary culture, this radical new staging explores surveillance culture, identity and how thinking you can fly might actually be the first step to flying.