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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.

The American Dream: Pop to the Present @ British Museum / until 18th June 2017 🇺🇸

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

@ British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Tickets: £17.50 book online

Trace the creative momentum of a superpower in this major new exhibition.

The past six decades have been among the most dynamic and turbulent in US history, from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics. Responding to the changing times, American artists produced prints unprecedented in their scale and ambition.

Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition includes works by the most celebrated American artists. From Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and Julie Mehretu – all boldly experimented with printmaking. Experience this extraordinary history through their eyes.

Taking inspiration from the world around them – billboard advertising, global politics, Hollywood and household objects – American artists created highly original prints to rival their paintings and sculptures. Printmaking brought their work to a much wider and more diverse audience.

The sheer inventiveness and technical ingenuity of their prints reflects America’s power and influence during this period. Many of these works also address the deep divisions in society that continue to resonate with us today – there are as many American dreams as there are Americans.

This exhibition presents the Museum’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary American prints for the first time. These will be shown with important works from museums and private collections around the world.

Magic Lantern Festival @ Chiswick House Gardens / until 26th February 2017 🏮

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Open every day during February school half term holidays 5pm to 10pm

@ Chiswick House Gardens, Dukes Avenue Entrance, London W4 2QN

Tickets: from £16.50 book online (discount code ‘final20’)

www.magicallantern.uk
www.chgt.org.uk

In 2017 the Magical Lantern returns to where it all began, with a celebration of lanterns and Chinese culture.

The Magical Lantern Festival London is back for a second year with all new, bigger, brighter and more spectacular lanterns! The Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Illuminating outdoor installations of beautifully sculpted lanterns taking various forms.

The festival celebrates Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017 and the cultural significance surrounding this extraordinary event. The theme for this year’s festival is: ‘Explore The Silk Road’. Visitors will discover magnificent life-sized and oversized lantern scenes, which represent and highlight this significant route of trade and culture from Europe to Ancient China. The Silk Road Festival journey begins with a 15-metre wide lantern of London’s Houses of Parliament. Visitors continue their tour by exploring lanterns related to the Silk Road representing Europe, Central Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China.

The entertainment area adds another dimension to the experience with an international range of food and beverage vendors, festival merchandise, a 30-metre synthetic ice-rink, 3D lantern photo opportunities, virtual reality gaming experience, Chinese bamboo lantern riddles and a mini funfair and games.

Teller on Mapplethorpe @ Alison Jacques Gallery / until 7th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

@ Alison Jacques Gallery, 16-18 Berners Street, London W1T 3LN

Free entry

www.alisonjacquesgallery.com

To coincide with what would have been the 70th birthday of the iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Alison Jacques has invited acclaimed UK-based, German-born photographer Juergen Teller to curate an exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work. Teller worked in collaboration with The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York to make his selection.

Considered ​one​ of the most important photographers of ​the 20th century, ​Robert Mapplethorpe is currently the subject of a major touring retrospective The Perfect Medium, which opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles ​in 2016. ​The exhibition is currently ​on view ​at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada ​(until 22 January 2017)​​ and will travel to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (October 2017 – February 2018). Mapplethorpe is also the subject of a recently released, Emmy nominated, HBO documentary Look at the Pictures (2016).

​Juergen Teller is one of a few artists who, since Mapplethorpe, has been able to operate successfully both in the art world and the world of commercial fashion photography.​ ​Alison Jacques, who has represented Robert Mapplethorpe in the UK ​since 1999, said: “Provocative and subversive, making images which are the antithesis of conventional fashion photography, ​Juergen Teller was the only choice to curate this special exhibition of Robert’s work. There are obvious parallels between these ​two ​artists and I ​believe Juergen​’s eye​ will bring ​a new reading of Robert’s work.”

​With the permission of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Teller has enlarged two images, each over 4 metres in scale, which, pasted directly onto the gallery’s walls will provide a backdrop to the entire show. One wall will show Mapplethorpe’s first partner David Croland wearing a gag and the other features the model Marty Gibson from Mapplethorpe’s later work posing nude on a beach.

Teller’s selection of 48 images exposes works within Mapplethorpe’s archive that have rarely been exhibited before and span Mapplethorpe’s entire career, ranging from the unique Polaroids of the early 1970s to his iconic medium of silver gelatin photographs from the mid-70s through to the late 80s.

Still life features as a prominent theme with unusual subjects including a spoon full of coffee, a set of antique silverware, two coconuts, a television set, and prickly unopened seedpods on a plate. Teller has also chosen a number of images depicting animals, a subject matter that Mapplethorpe is not famously associated with, including a hanging bat, plate of frogs, reclining dog, kitten on a sofa, and horses.

Human subjects include some of Mapplethorpe’s key female muses such as Lisa Lyon, but also lesser-known personalities including Cookie Mueller, Lisa Marie Smith and Susan Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri, as a small child. Well-known people in Mapplethorpe’s life are represented including Patti Smith, David Croland and Sam Wagstaff. Teller has also responded to his own German heritage and selected lesser-known portraits of German figures of the time, such as Hans Gert and the photojournalist Gisele Freund. The image of Gert was the first that Tom Baril worked on for Mapplethorpe from his Bond Street Darkroom. Baril continued to be Mapplethorpe’s exclusive printer for over 15 years.

Sexually-explicit images also feature in the exhibition but by interrelating these to a more romantic view of Mapplethorpe’s work, Teller has brought out the essential mission of Mapplethorpe’s work: a life-long quest for perfection of form whatever the subject matter may be.

Robert Mapplethorpe (b. New York, USA, 1946; d. Boston, USA, 1989) mounted over 50 solo exhibitions during his lifetime, including numerous museum shows in the USA, Europe and Japan. Since his death he has continued to be the subject of major institutional exhibitions. In recent years the Tate, in conjunction with other UK museums, acquired 64 works by Mapplethorpe through the Artists Rooms Art Fund and The d’Offay Donation, which culminated in an exhibition at Tate Modern in 2014.

Juergen Teller (b. 1964, Erlangen, Germany) moved to London in 1986, two years after graduating from Munich’s Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie. Since the late 1980s, his photographic works have gained critical acclaim and been featured in an array of influential international publications such as Vogue, W Magazine, I-D and Purple. With his unique photographic sensibility, Teller manages to strike a rare balance between creativity and commercialism, blurring the boundaries of art and advertising, and creating world-class images for collaborators such as Marc Jacobs, Céline, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood. Teller’s solo exhibition Woo! at the ICA in London in 2013 was the most well-attended exhibition in the ICA’s history, and in 2016 he ha​d a major solo museum exhibition in Germany, Enjoy ​Your Life at Kunsthalle Bonn.

Loud Tate: SHIFT @ Tate Britain / Saturday 12th November 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-18:00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Free entry

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/special-event/bp-loud-tate-shift

A free day of art, music and performance inspired by art on display at Tate Britain.

Featuring artist-led workshops, music, performance curated by Tate Collective London. This year’s theme explores shifts and emerging transitions in identity politics, gender and race inspired by artwork on display in the gallery.

SHIFT kicks off with a set from talented DJ and radio host A.G. the DJ whose origins are firmly rooted in UK Grime. Join one of Radar Radio’s most fearsome selectors, self-taught DJ, model and presenter Snoochie Shy for a special set as she takes over the UK underground music scene one step at a time. Raising the bar for female rappers, catch special guest artist Nadia Rose’s headline performance, bringing her magic and rhymes to the historic Room 1840. Relax with Brixton-based House of Pharaohs collective and hear them share their life stories in a Q+A followed by a special live performance.

RSVP on Facebook

Lineup:
12.00–17.30 Badgemaking Octagon
12.00–17.30 Drawing Booth Room 1540
12.00–17.30 Jack Sachs Taylor Digital Studio
12.00–17.30 Jerkcurb Clore Studio
12.30–14.00 A.G the DJ Room 1840
14.00–15.00 Snoochie Shy Room 1840
15.00–15.45 House of Pharaohs Room 1840
16.00–16.45 gal-dem Room 1840
17.00-17.30 Nadia Rose Room 1840

Friday Late Spectacular: Body Language @ Wellcome Collection / Friday 4th November 2016 👀👅👣👄👃

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-23:00

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

www.wellcomecollection.org/bodylanguage

From dance as activism to British Sign Language, interaction with robots to political posturing: what do languages of the body reveal or conceal about the experience of inhabiting one?

Programme highlights

Workshops & activities!
– Zine workshop with Collective Creativity artists
– Voguing mini-ball
– Social robotics
– Body to Brain (science of high-fives to face-palms)
– Performance workshop on the language of healthcare with Josh Bitelli

Talks!
– ‘Speaking Without Words’ with autism expert Phoebe Caldwell
– ‘Fat Activism’ with author and activist Charlotte Cooper
– ‘Body Language and rhetoric’ with physiologist Harry Witchel

Cocktails!
– Flirtini (vodka, Prosecco, pinapple juice)
– Bramble (gin, Creme de Mure, lemon juice)

Wellcome Kitchen offer!
– 2 glasses of wine with bruschetta £11
– Full dinner menu available

Vinery London @ The Lumberjack Cafe / Saturday 22nd October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-22:30

@ The Lumberjack Cafe, 70 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8QZ

Tickets: £5.90 book online

Rent a glass and drink exquisite wine in Peckham’s latest hipster wine popup.

The venue follows the Berlin style ‘honest bar’ concept where at the end of your night drinks are priced at whatever you like. That’s right, you set the price…

The bar was created by wine fans Charlotte, Claudia and Leeston. A group of creatives based in London.

RSVP on Facebook

Just Jam @ Barbican / Saturday 8th October 2016 🎶

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:00

@ Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: around £15 book online

www.barbican.org.uk/music
www.dontwatchthat.tv/channels/just-jam

Showcasing the best in underground electronic music from around the world, online channel Just Jam goes to the Barbican stage, with live sets from MCs, DJs and producers paired with psychedelic visuals.

With big names in Bass, House, Grime and more alongside the emerging artists pushing the genres forward, with washed-out imagery mashed up and remixed in time with the music, recreating the electric atmosphere from Just Jam’s modest Dalston studio on a bigger scale.

Founded by Don’tWatchThat.tv’s Tim & Barry in 2009, Just Jam has gained cult status as a hub for cutting-edge talent from the world’s Bass music scenes. First taking over the Barbican Hall in 2014 with a line-up that brought together everyone from Grime kingpins Skepta and JME to Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, this latest live edition of Just Jam promises to be another whirlwind show that’ll have you struggling to stay in your seat.

Street Feast @ Dalston Yard / every Friday and Saturday summer 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: noon till late

@ Hartnell Street, London E8 3DU

Free before 7pm, £3 after

www.streetfeast.com/where/dalston-yard

The International Capital of Street Food is open every Fri/Sat with 16 fantastic traders, 12 brilliant bars and unrivalled vibes.

Afropunk @ Alexandra Palace / 24th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: till late!

@ Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Tickets: £60.50 book online

www.afropunkfest.com/london
www.alexandrapalace.com/whats-on/afropunk

POWER TO THE PARTY! For over 13 years, AFROPUNK has been defining culture in the music world; a triumph of multicultur-alism and diversity for people of all races, genders, and tastes. Now with AFROPUNK events in BROOKLYN, ATLANTA and PARIS, the team can reveal it’s first UK edition, taking place at Alexandra Palace September 24th, 2016.

The festival celebrates multiculturalism and diversity announces a fresh bill of talent, with one of the most iconic performing artists of all time headlining: Grace Jones. Joining Grace are Laura Mvula, Kwabs, The Noisettes, Loyle Carner, Goldlink, Joe Kay, The Whooligan, Hannah Faith, Eden Hagos, MNEK, Lady Leshurr, Skinny Girl Diet, Jorja Smith, Big Joanie, Nova Twins, The Connectors, Mikel Ameen and more across the day. On top of this, there’ll be the SpinThrift Market hosting traders who make bespoke goods, crafts, and textiles, plus a curated food truck rally, pop up restaurants, arts and more.

An icon at the heart of the art, fashion and music worlds across four decades, Grace Jones will headline the first AFROPUNK London with a cosmic performance. Since the seventies Grace has carved her path as a true creator. Birmingham signer / songwriter Laura Mvula joins, her rich tones set for a soul-searching show. Neo-soul comes from South-London boy Kwabs, and energetic indie-punk from The Noisettes reunion. Rising star Loyle Carner adds a thoughtful, unplugged element, whilst rapper Goldlink’s electronic-infused hip-hop sounds make a welcome US addition.

Soulection members Joe Kay, The Whooligan, Hannah Faith and Eden Hagos all step up to represent eclectic hip-hop beats, plus super-producer and London local MNEK will bring a twist of all things electronic to Alexandra Palace. One of the leading lights in the MC game, female rapper Lady Leshurr brings bars for days, then punk spirit shines through on Stage Three with Skinny Girl Diet, Big Joanie, Nova Twins and the The Connectors plugging in across the day. Also announced are emerging London songstress Jorja Smith, and rap protege Mikel Ameen. All this on top of the already massive bill, including SZA, Akala – B.A.D, Dreadzone Riddim Section – Don Letts, Benjamin Booker, GAIKA, Ho99o9, Purple Ferdinand, NTS Radio + more.

AFROPUNK’s message is about “POWER TO THE PARTY,” encompassing education, political awareness and self-empowerment. Respect, breaking down stereotypes, and celebrating individuality are key to the AFROPUNK ethos, and it’s a ‘safe space / no hate’ zone for creativity. London’s first edition will welcome souls from all cultures and backgrounds for a day of positive energy and next-level entertainment. Get a feel for the AFROPUNK spirit by checking the video here.

Power to the Party means trusting the friction, the transference of great capacity to the free spirit, belief in the high-heeled spark of the assembly, and the group mind’s ability to choose a glorious path. This isn’t about getting elected, or being protected; it’s about staking a claim. Join the party and feel its power.

A special homecoming for Hackney born AFROPUNK founder Matthew Morgan, London’s edition is one that’ll be significant for the festival organisers. On top of the music across the day, Alexandra Palace will play host to a vibrant space filled with artists, designers, exhibitions and food vendors, who’ll host a full agenda of extra activities. Attendees are encouraged to jump in and become a part of the AFROPUNK community through on-site pop-ups, art and stalls – it’s about creating an extended family of AFROPUNK with a united voice to be heard and celebrated. Partners for the UK’s first year include pioneering radio station NTS Radio, CRACK and a special stage partner TBA. On-site arts, stalls, food, DJ sets and more to be announced.

Full line-up:
Grace Jones
Laura Mvula
WORD SOUND POWER feat Akala, B.A.D/Dreadzone & Don Letts
SZA
Kwabs
Benjamin Booke
The Noisettes
Loyle Carner
Goldlink
NTS Radio
Soulection
Joe Kay
The Whooligan
Hannah Faith
Eden Hagos
MNEK
Lady Leshurr

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