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Game Changers: another way to play @ Somerset House / until 7th May 2017 🃏 ♣️ 👾 🎲 🕹

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)
Wed–Fri 11.00-20.00 (last entry 19.00)

@ Somerset House,  Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Free entry!

www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/game-changers

Discover how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes continue to influence designers making exciting new games today.

A timeline tracing how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes have evolved with a selection of contemporary examples – both physical and digital – will be on show for visitors to try, including:

Four regional variations of Orthogonal/Diagonal, Nova Jiang’s modified chess sets which showed at Now Play This in 2016. Inspired by traditional Bauhaus chess sets, the pieces’ physical shape indicates how they should move.

A playable installation of Zach Gage’s Really Bad Chess, a digital game that recreates chess with a random selection of pieces for each player.

  • Home Turf, by Ed Saperia, a distorted billiards table that combines the normal challenges of billiards with a deliberately difficult shape
  • INKS by State of Play, an on-screen game within a physical pinball-style environment – derived from more traditional forms of billiards and bagatelle
  • Maze, a challenging, two-player table-top maze game by sculptor Alexander Berchert

Junkyard Golf @ Old Truman Brewery / open all year 🍹🍺🏌️🏌️‍♀️😜

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Wed 4pm-11pm
Thu 2pm-11pm
Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
Sun 12pm-10pm

@ The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Tickets: from £9.50 per person (Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun) and £11.50 (Thu, Fri, Sat). Up to 6 people per course and everyone can go at their own pace! Book online.

www.junkyardgolfclub.co.uk/about-ldn

Our favourite Brick Lane drinks and games venue is the gift that keeps giving. They recently upgraded three of their crazy golf courses (nine hole) and now have upgraded bars!

Encounter fighting bear cages, scrapyard slides, creepy clowns, treehouse bars, UV garage section and loads more in the unique space.

Choose to play one of the courses PABLO (Polluted Paradise), BOZO (Circus Freaks), GARY (Scrapyard Challenge) or BRUCE (Old School Movie Mash-Up).

There are four bars, serving banging cocktails, like the Golf Lundgren or Who’s Your Caddy and tasty snacks including hot dogs, nachos and popcorn.

Junkyard Golf Club London may have landed a little less than a year ago but its impact on the city has been huge. The party person’s must-do has welcomed over 200,000 players through the doors, clocking up nearly 250,000 games of twisted, pun-packed crazy golf between them. Celebrity spots at the venue have included Jonathan Ross, Tom Hardy, members of Little Mix and Bastille, Jack Garratt, Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick and more – further evidence that this is the place to be. Not to mention the many many party cocktails coiffed and hotdogs consumed at Junkyard’s home of The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.

New courses:

  • Pablo transports players from a treehouse, past a deep-cave-bear-wrestling-cage via a Rihanna themed forest, obviously. Not to mention a stopover at Rio-On-Sea.
  • Bozo is not for the fainthearted given its circus freak inhabitants. Winner takes all in Junkyard’s dark homage to all things carnival. A Ferris wheel, hall of mirrors and some damn scary clowns – time to run away from the circus.
  • Gary is firmly implanted in Junkyard’s roots, a good old-fashioned scrapyard challenge. Tyre loop-the loops, a salvaged slide, Gary’s UV garage rave and more.

These new kids on the block join the previously installed Blockbuster-themed forth course, Bruce. Nine holes of Oscar-winning proportions skew the plots of legendary movies, move through prison cells, crocodile infested territories and Mount Mordor on a quest for glory.

Six upgraded bar areas. Two ‘bunker’ bars, plus four perfectly placed course-side for mid-game refueling, offer up a full selection of drinks, slushies and party cocktails served in big red house-party style cups. The food offering has been given a fairground spin with salted caramel popcorn and pick n’ mix now available alongside hotdogs and nachos.

After Work Specials Monday and Tuesday @ Bounce ping pong Old Street / every Monday and Tuesday 🏓 🍹

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 4pm-8pm (happy hour) open till midnight!

@ Bounce, 241 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY

Free entry

www.bouncepingpong.com/whats-on/after-work-specials

So it’s 2017 and Bounce are legit using the Fonz to help them get the message out about Mondays and Tuesdays at the Old Street. Why? Coz the Fonz was cool. Sure, he is now a 71 year old man. But he was very cool.

And you know what else is cool? Monday, Tuesday, Happy Days where you can get two cocktails for £10 (plus a tip), not to mention cheerful pricing on beer and wine.

Get the gang or a date for an after work drink and maybe a spot of Ping Pong. It’s what Fonzie would do. If he lived in London and was a bit younger.

Amy Winehouse @ Jewish Museum London / from 16th March until 24th September 2017 💁

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Daily from 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 2pm

@ Jewish Museum London, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB

Tickets: from £6.50 book online

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/amy

Discover the woman behind the music and beyond the hype in this intimate and moving exhibition about a much loved sister.

Get to know the real Amy Winehouse through her personal belongings, from family photographs to fashion. Items on display reflect Amy’s love for her family, London and more.

Originally staged at the museum in 2013 and returning following an international tour, Amy Winehouse: Family Portrait was co-curated with Winehouse’s brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva.

The exhibition is accompanied by a new Amy-themed street art trail which leads to ‘Love Is A Losing Game’ by renowned street artist Pegasus in our Welcome Gallery.

Do Ho Suh: Passage/s @ Victoria Miro / until 18th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Monday by appointment
Sunday, closed

@ Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

Free entry

www.victoria-miro.com

Do Ho Suh meticulously constructs proportionally exact replicas of dwelling places, architectural features, or household appliances from stitched planes of translucent, coloured polyester fabric.

In exquisitely made works, Do Ho Suh explores contemporary arrangements of space and the unstable boundaries of its categorisation along lines of individuality and collectivity, physicality and immateriality, mobility and fixity. Influenced by his peripatetic existence – leaving his native South Korea to study and live in the United States, he has more recently moved between New York, Seoul and London – an enduring theme of the artist’s practice is the connection between the individual and the group across global cultures. The multiplicity of individuality is tested through meditative processes of repetition: whether interlinked along a lattice of fishing nets, amassed into monumental tornado-like forms, absent from ranks of empty uniforms, or present in every yearbook photo taken at the artist’s high school over 60 years, the artist uses the reproduced human figure to explore sensitively, and with spectacular formal effect, the ways in which personal space inherently extends into the collective sphere.

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered @ V&A Museum of Childhood / until 23rd April 2017 🎲

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10.00-17.45

@ V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/moc/exhibitions/gameplan

Are you a Scrabble Champion? A wannabee Chess grandmaster? Or a Monopoly megalomaniac?

Celebrating the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This exhibition includes some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Amie Siegel: Strata @ South London Gallery / until 26th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Wednesdays 11am-9pm

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

Free entry

www.southlondongallery.org/page/amiesiegel

For New York-based artist Amie Siegel’s first solo show in London, the South London Gallery presents recent works which explore the mechanisms through which objects become imbued with meaning. Known for her layered, meticulously constructed works that consider the undercurrents of value systems, cultural ownership and image-making, Siegel works across film, video, photography, performance and installation.

Quarry, 2015, projected at cinematic scale in the SLG’s main gallery, traces the excavation of marble from the deepest underground quarry in the world to its almost inevitable use in the modern luxury apartments of Manhattan skyscrapers. Beautiful, formally rigorous, and pointedly underscored by dramatic orchestral sound, this moving image work draws us into a mesmerising exposé of the multi-layered relationships between art, labour and value.

Fetish, 2016, presented in the first floor galleries, delves further into the stratified relationships between culture, value, and material by focusing on Sigmund Freud’s personal collection of archaeological statues and artefacts. Filmed at the Freud Museum in north London, it portrays the annual nocturnal cleaning of the psychoanalyst’s collection, suggesting an analogy between the careful, almost ritualistic removal of layers of dust from the objects and the intimate excavations and disclosures of analysis, both of which are normally hidden from view.

Proposing a conceptual link between Fetish and Quarry, Siegel presents a new work in the second upstairs gallery – a fragment of pink marble from the lobby of New York City’s Trump Tower. Offered for sale on eBay immediately following the 2016 US election, the marble fragment was purchased by the artist. The fragment’s transformations, from having had a clear use within a building into an apparently functionless piece of rock, and then into a historic relic, are both continued and emphasised through its incorporation into Siegel’s work. Parallel narratives are therefore set in motion, both with the material concerns of Quarry, and the potentially infinite circular conversations around the themes of objecthood and desire explored within Fetish.

London Remixed Festival 2017 @ Rich Mix / Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February 2017 🎉 🎶 👯

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Fri 7pm-1am Sat 8pm-4am

@ Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Tickets: from £9 book online

www.londonremixedfestival.com

Showcasing the best in Latin Grooves, Afrobeats, Tropical Bass, Vintage-Remix, Desert Remix, Balkan Beats, Urban Roots, Acoustic Soundclash and Brass Band Remix!!!

Celebrating the best emerging musical talent and genres and will offer creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere.

Performances from over 25 amazing edge bands and DJs across 4 stages over 2 days, all in one vibrant venue nested in the heart of Shoreditch.

From the people behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La stage, via rocking tents at Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Wilderness, Lovebox, Kendal Calling and Electro Swing Club. They are bringing the most fun indoor festival showcase in London.

Creating the perfect festival experience:

  • Indoor ‘camping areas’ to chill out
  • Fully converted disco lift to navigate between the stages and a silent disco cafe

Continental Drifts, the producers of the most rocking festival stages across the globe, are excited to be back, joining forces once again with their long standing musical partners Movimientos.

This year’s headliners include:

  • Beating Heart + Afriquoi (DJ set)
  • Gypsy Hill ft Koby Israelite
  • The Elephant Sessions from Scotland
  • DJ Cal Jader
  • Loads more!

Gavin Turk: Who What When Where How & Why @ Newport Street Gallery / until 19th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

@ Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ

Free entry

www.newportstreetgallery.com/exhibitions/gavin-turk-who-what-when-where-how-why

The exhibition spans twenty-six years of the artist’s career and features over seventy works. Includes new and previously unexhibited work on display throughout Newport Street’s six gallery spaces.

Since emerging onto the London art scene in the early 90s, Turk has dedicated much of his career to exploring notions of authorship, identity and value. Engaging in the central modernist debate initiated by Marcel Duchamp, Turk’s varied work appropriates both familiar everyday objects and instantly recognisable artworks by towering figures of twentieth-century art such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Giorgio de Chirico.

Turk’s deployment of his own image is similarly central to his oeuvre. Identity Crisis (1994), first shown in the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Young British Artist’ exhibition in 1995, imagines a Hello!magazine cover featuring the artist with his family. Pop (1993), meanwhile,sees a life-sized waxwork of Turk inhabiting the pose of Warhol’s Elvis in the guise of English punk musician Sid Vicious. This complex study of celebrity icons and the commodification of culture was included in the Royal Academy’s seminal ‘Sensation’ show in 1997.

This survey – the first major UK exhibition of the artist’s work to be presented since 2002 – features the iconic Cave, a commemorative blue plaque installation Turk exhibited in his 1991 Royal College of Art degree show. A series of ‘Signature’ works, in which Turk uses his own name as a form of ready-made in order to examine ideas surrounding origin and authenticity, are also included. The signature of the artist, traditionally the valued hallmark of authority and provenance, recurs throughout ‘Who What When Where How and Why’, emerging from the canvases of Turk’s Pollock paintings; the abstract expressionist artist’s paint splatters exchanged for innumerable ‘Gavin Turk’ signatures.

Layers of art historical allusion and ‘recycled’ references inform Turk’s work elsewhere, as in his interpretations of Warhol’s ‘Elvis’ and ‘Disaster’print series, and with Pipe (1991), a liquorice version of the traditionally-male smoking instrument – cast in bronze – that plays on Magritte’s famous The Treachery of Images (1929), whilst simultaneously referencing van Gogh. Influenced by artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Turk’s skillful manipulation of materials is evident throughout the show, for example in his exquisitely-cast bronze rubbish bags, and with the major sculptural work Ariadne (2006–2014). This large-scale bronze playfully casts the classical female figure, reimagined in Giorgio de Chirico’s surreal paintings, as if she is made of crudely carved polystyrene, further debunking the fetishized art historical form.

Rhythm Section @ Canavan’s Peckham Pool Club / New Years Eve 2016 🎆🎉

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00-06:00

@ Canavan’s Peckham Pool Club, 188 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4NF

Tickets: from £20.20 book online

www.facebook.com/wearerhythmsection

It’s that time of year again! Usher in another year of dancing and celebration.

In the midst of all the hysteria, as always, the team are keeping things simple – a dance til 2017 with the finest members of the Rhythm Section family playing all night long. If you have been to their NYE dance before, one will know that it’s a no-strings attached, assured good time with VERY special guests. You won’t be dissapointed.

Take away the ‘mega line-up hidden venue hype’ and provide good vibes and energy ’til the end! Pop a few bottles on the way.

Expect surprises, dress your best and importantly make the most it. A local affair with synergy that only Rhythm Section can offer.

Good times to come, dancing with the best people on the planet, YOU, the Rhythm Section Community. See you on the dance-floor!

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