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Giorgio Griffa: A Continuous Becoming at Camden Arts Centre until 8 April 2018

Abstract painter Giorgio Griffa, closely linked to the Arte Povera movement, first became known in the 1960s as part of an Italian generation of artists who sought to radically redefine painting. 🎨

Believing in the ‘intelligence of painting’, Griffa allows the essential elements of his process, such as the type or width of the brush, the colour or dilution of the paint and the nature of the canvas, whether linen, cotton, hemp or jute, to influence and form the work. Griffa’s approach is performative and time-based – often working horizontally on the floor, his rhythmic, formal gestures soak into the unprimed and unstretched material. Griffa’s minimal and primordial marks extend from his fascination with quantum energy, time-space mathematics, the golden ratio and the memory of visual experience since time immemorial. Suggesting the ongoing and organic life of the painting, lines and brushstrokes are deliberately cut short and the canvas is never filled; never a finished or complete object, but a process viewed in the moment.


Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesdays 10:00am – 9:00pm
Closed Mondays

Free entry

Bounce Ping Pong New Year’s Eve Parties at Old Street and Farringdon on New Year’s Eve 31 December 2017

Celebrate the new year with loads of games, drinks and entertainment at London’s best ping pong venues. 🏓 🍹 🍸 🍺 🎉

NYE Wonderball Party (Old Street)
2017 has seen some big moments – Taylor Swift wrote a song NOT about an ex-bf, Theresa May took a naughty walk through a field of wheat, and most importantly, Bounce launched the game-changing, immersive WONDERBALL.

No bloody idea what Wonderball is? Well read on! It’s a whole new way of playing Ping Pong that turns your table into a MASSIVE computer game. And if you already know and/or love Wonderball, then we’ll see you at our NYE party.

Can you imagine playing Hit Machine, Odd Bod Squad, and Hexogasm all night long, bathed in UV light, pink balls flying at your face, dancing into the New Year with Shoreditch’s best party anthems? Well imagine no more, because now you can. Plus there’s classic Ping Pong tables, you know, just to mix it up a little.

NYE Pre-Apocalyptic Ping Pong Party (Farringdon)
With Trump and Kim Jong-Un escalating their playground insults to button pushing extremes, join us for what won’t be but it might be but it won’t be, LAST EVER NYE party!!

With that in mind, it’s probably worth going nuts this NYE at Bounce, cutting loose and doing exactly what the hell you want to do. Want to bat Ping Pong balls at your boyfriend’s new nose job? Do it. Want to kiss your best friend’s girlfriend? It would be rude not to.

And, we’ve got UV lights, Wonderball and Games Gurus to make sure the night goes with a real BANG. Plus if it all goes wrong when the clock strikes midnight, we’re essentially in a well stocked bunker so y’all be safe.


Old Street, 241 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY

Farringdon, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

8pm – 3am

Old Street, from £20 book online

Farringdon, from £15 book online

#ShardLights at The Shard on Monday 4 December 2017

Counting down to the start of 2018, The Shard will illuminate the London skyline from dusk till dawn with Western Europe’s highest light show. 📷

Launching 4 December at 7:20pm, the display will include an array of visual effects including gradients, patterns and sparkles in the top 20 storeys of the building, with a special launch display on opening night and to finish on New Year’s Eve.

Take time out of your busy evening to look up at the spire and enjoy the show!



The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG (and visible all over London!)

Free to watch of course!

Tower Skate ice skating at Tower Hill until 2 January 2018

Enjoy classic ice skating at London’s most iconic historical landmark as a backdrop – you’re actually in it with views of the River Thames and The Shard! As you glide around the rink, take in the magic and ambience of the castle it really is a unique and unforgettable setting. ⛸ ❄️ 🏰 🇬🇧 👪 👩‍👧 💑

There’s something for everyone whether you are a novice or an expert, new this year try the early morning sessions – perfect for little skaters and families, leading into picturesque afternoons and bustling evenings.

Early Birds
New for this year, Tower of London Ice Rink has two early morning sessions at 9am and 10am on Saturdays and Sundays and daily from December 18. With little penguin skate aids available to lend a helping hand, they’re great for novices and young children, and they’re open to all ages.

Skate & Prosecco Ticket
Add extra sparkle to the festive skating experience with a glass or fizz. The Tower of London Ice Rink is offering the special ticket which includes an ice skating session and a mini bottle of Prosecco in the Café Bar for £22 – a fabulous idea for a date or mates’ night out and the views are just beautiful.

We Are Family
Skating at Tower of London Ice Rink is a fantastic fun day out for all ages so take all the family and create special festive memories! It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never been on the ice before – the little penguins are there to help! – or you’re an expert, everyone will love it.

Family Ticket
There’s a discounted family ticket too, priced £42 for two adults and two children, or one adult and 3 children.


Tower Hill, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB


From £12.50 book online

Winterland Fulham until 22 December 2017

Escape the cold, dark and damp winter days and step through into a wondrous world of warmth and festive merriness. ❄️ 🍺 🍷

Feast on Jimmy Garcia’s mouth-watering fondues, steak frites and raclette burgers. Lounge on fur lined sofas, sip mulled wine and watch your mates try their hand at curling, mini golf or ping pong. Hide out in a cosy winter lodge within the enchanted forest or go on an adventure to find your magical riverside igloo.

Winterland is situated by the river Thames in Fulham and comprises two bars, an enclosed and heated pergola with feasting tables, a heated stretch tent with cosy fur-lined sofas and neon-lit curling lanes, an enchanted woodland with heated winter lodges, riverside igloos and games for all to enjoy.


Neverland London, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY

Wednesday – Friday: 6pm -11pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

From £5 book online

Seth Price Circa 1981 at ICA until 7 January 2018

Seth Price Circa 1981 is a survey exhibition of film and video works by the American artist Seth Price (born 1973, East Jerusalem) stretching from the early 2000s to the present day. 📷 📹

It spans the entire Institute of Contemporary Arts building, with works shown in the Cinema, Bookstore, Lower and Upper Galleries, Canteen.


Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, SW1Y 5AH

Tue – Sun, 11am – 11pm (Thu until 9pm)

£1 for a day membership

Poster Girls a century of art and design at London Transport Museum

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have made to poster design over the last one hundred years. With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition attempts to recognise some of these forgotten design heroines and reveal the hidden stories behind their work. 💁

Poster Girls – a century of art and design will feature some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known individuals who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.

Starting in the early 1900s the exhibition will take a broadly chronological approach, moving through the decades to contemporary times, unearthing how each era influenced the artists’ stylistic approach and highlighting the role played by London Transport in commissioning female talent.


10:00 – 18:00

London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

£17.50 various discounts available, book online (includes entry to the museum)

MADbrunch Halloween party at Madison on Saturday 28 October 2017

Ultimate Halloween party where you are invited to dress to kill for Madison’s all day brunch party where things get a little weird and the insane come out to play.

Set to be an event to remember, the stellar line up of entertainment includes stilt walkers, creepy magicians and twisted contortionists alongside the very best tunes from Madison’s resident DJs and very special guest DJ – Maya Jama.

Special spooky themed cocktails created by Madison’s bar team will be served on the famed rooftop terrace with spectacular views across the City of London skyline, alongside treats including pumpkin risotto served in witches’ hat, smoked salmon, quail egg, devilled hollandaise; mini werewolf burger, tuna tartare and jicama ghosts; cherry bakewell tart with blood jelly and chocolate mummies.

Richie Tune 12:00 – 15:30
Maya Jama 15:30 – 17:00
Event finishes 18:00



Madison, 1 New Change, St Paul’s, London EC4M 9AF

£25 including a welcome drink (12pm – 2pm) canapés and bites, book online

Halloween Cluedo at Library (private members club) on Saturday 28 October 2017

Four rooms of music, six murder weapons, and all your favourite characters from the board game Cluedo will be gathering for an epic Halloween party. Dress as your favourite Cluedo character or come in your most outrageous Halloween attire and prepare for a night where dancing, singing and murder will combine in a brilliantly fun Cluedo experience, hosted by the marvellously mischievous, Bang Bang. 🎃 🤡

Guests will be let loose to explore and discover the interactive shenanigans hosted by each of the Cluedo characters over the three floors of Library. Each space will be devoted to party madness but at some point the scene will turn deadly with a murder played out in magnificent Cluedo style. Will it be Professor Plum in the Basement with the Candlestick? Or Miss Scarlett in the Boardroom with the Lead Piping? It’s up to you to be in the right place at the right time in order to crack the case!

Arrive between 7pm and 9pm for a free welcome cocktail and to gain Bang Bang’s inside tips on how to best play the game. From there, the night will go into full swing with the main game going through to 2am so don’t be late – or it just might be your funeral…

Dare you discover the secrets at LIBRARY?

6 Characters
6 Weapons
6 Hours

Dance, sing and party your way through the Cluedo Mystery.

Dress as your favourite Cluedo character or ghoulish Halloween attire.


9pm – 3am (dinner 7pm)

Library, 112 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BD

Dinner and party £59 including 3-course meal and welcome cocktail, book online
Party £29 including welcome cocktail, book online

Zhongguo 2185 curated by Victor Wang 王宗孚 at Sadie Coles until 4 November 2017

Zhongguo 2185 (China 2185) is an exhibition of ten young artists from China, whose works address the shifting cultural contexts of China – past, present, and future – while also moving far beyond those social and geographical confines. 🇨🇳

The exhibition draws its title from Liu Cixin’s 1989 ‘critical utopian’ Science Fiction novel, ‘Zhongguo 2185’, which was written during the rapid socio-political reforms of the 1980s, and remains unpublished to this day – circulating only on the internet. The exhibition harnesses the ‘critical openness’ that early Chinese Science Fiction utilised and advocated in the face of authoritarian rule. It gestures towards potential futures while also constructing a critical vision of the past and present.

Curated by Victor Wang 王宗孚, Zhongguo 2185 examines a new lexicon of Chinese contemporary art – presenting a cross- section of work that complicates and disrupts the premise of a unified visual form and national aesthetic that has often been attached to Chinese ‘contemporaneity’. Bringing together new, existing and site-specific commissions and artworks, this exhibition – comprised solely of artists born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76 – uses the literary mode of Science Fiction (often deployed as a guise for political and personal concerns) as an entry point for exploring the frameworks that underpin contemporary art in China, and its current accelerated production.

Lu Yang, Power of Will, 2016 in our group show Zhongguo 2185 curated by Victor Wang #luyang #zhongguo @viktorwang @societeberlin

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Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 6pm

Sadie Coles, 62 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QN


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