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London Nights at Museum of London every Friday until 11 November 2018

A dramatic, nocturnal study of the city in this major photography exhibition. Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, London Nights reveals the capital at night. 🌃

The display has over 200 works by 60 photographers, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, some never seen before.

Contributors include: Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tish Murtha and Nick Turpin.

www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/exhibitions/london-nights

Location:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Times:
10am – 6pm

Price:
£10 book online

Instagram pop up shop at Shorts Gardens from Friday 5 October until Saturday 6 October 2018

Instagram is opening a pop-up shop in Covent Garden with six popular UK Instagram brands. Your’ll be able to meet and chat to the founders on both days! A shopping experience like no other!

The six brands are:
Fashion, @RIXO & @neverfullydressed
Skincare, Hæckels @madeinmargate
Jewellery, @carrie_elizabeth_jewellery
Kids clothing, @scampanddude
Gifting, @oh_squirrel

At the exclusive two-day event some of the most exciting fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands on Instagram including RIXO, Never Fully Dressed and Carrie Elizabeth will showcase capsule collections within an achingly-Instagrammable venue.

The full list includes:
Digital-first fashion brand RIXO; started by two best friends Henrietta Rix & Orlagh McCloskey from a London living room, the business has built an army of 121k Instagram fans thanks to its vintage inspired, hand-painted prints and #HumansofRixo movement.

Womenswear brand @neverfullydressed, known for its effortlessly chic prints and cult shapes. Their inclusive approach and refreshing style videos have gained the brand an impressive international following of over 230k Instagrammers.

Skincare and wild fragrance specialist Hæckels, who create unique and innovative products from natural ingredients sourced from the British coastline and have built a 15k-strong Instagram following.

Inspiring kids (and grown ups!) clothing brand @scampanddude which began life when founder Jo was separated from her children undergoing brain surgery. She was inspired to create a brand that helps kids feel stronger when apart from their loved ones. The brand is now stocked in Liberty and Harrods and has just been awarded ‘Kids Brand of the Year’ by Drapers. They have 72.2k followers on Instagram.

@carrie_elizabeth_jewellery founded three years ago by an ex jewellery buyer who saw a gap in the market for affordable, beautiful, demi-fine jewellery using real diamonds and semi-precious stones. They now have a following of 40k.

Handmade stationery and gifting brand @oh_squirrel which was born from founder Katie spotting a gap in the market for tasteful and fun cards and accessories, which quickly grew the brand’s Instagram following to over 15k. The brand – which has been called a “millennial dream” – is now stocked in Fenwicks and Fortnum & Mason.

As well as browsing the rails and sampling products, shoppers will have a chance to hear first-hand from the founders about what it takes to build and manage a business on Instagram.

 

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😬😬😬😬 So excited to be a part of @instagram ‘s LIVE shopping event this weekend!!!!! COME SHOP NFD (and other brands) in Covent Garden 💘💘💘

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Super excited to announce that next Friday & Saturday (5th & 6th) we will be doing a Pop Up Shop – hosted by @instagram in Covent Garden, London 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 If you’re in the city, come down and say hi! I’ll be there personally both days & look forward to meeting you all. We’ll also be joined by other fabulous brands such as @neverfullydressed @rixolondon @scampanddude ~ If that’s not enough to persuade you I don’t know what is! 💥 #popupshop #instagramforbusiness

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OUR BIG NEWS! Guess how we’re launching the new range… at a Pop Up Shop hosted by @instagram in Covent Garden, London next week! Instagram have invited 6 brands along to showcase their ranges, which you can shop on Instagram or in real life at the event. This is a huge privilege and something I could have only dreamed of, so I’m very grateful to @instagramforbusiness for such an incredible opportunity! Come along and see the new range, and hang out with Oh Squirrel and Instagram! Swipe to the second image for all the details. I’m going to do a Live tomorrow night at 8pm to tell you more about it, you’re very welcome to leave any questions below. Now, the big question, can you come?!?

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Location:
Instagram pop up shop, 9 – 11 Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AT

Times:
10am – 7pm

Price:
Free entry

Bingo Academy at The Kitty Hawk from 6th October until 15 December 2018

Following the success of their runs at The Vaults and Mecca Camden earlier this year, Bingo Academy are based in east London for their autumn season to heighten the bingo experience further. 🙋🏽‍♀️ 🙋🏼‍♀️

City-based bar and eatery The Kitty Hawk will be transformed into a bingo training den, where bingo enthusiasts can get food they deserve. Bingo novices and experts alike will have the chance to hone their skills and live out their bingo dreams. They will be taught the complex rules of bingo and shown advanced dabbing techniques while competing in real-life bingo games to win life-changing (if slightly ridiculous) prizes.

The bingo boot camp will be paired with the ultimate bingo-friendly food menu specially curated by The Kitty Hawk’s head chef. The menu includes Kellogg’s Fried Chicken, Crackling with Sour Apple and Kimchi, Sauerkraut and Montgomery Cheddar Nuggets and more. Plus a drinks menu including delectable cocktails, craft beers, wine and prosecco!

Location:
The Kitty Hawk, 13 South Place, London EC2M 7EB

Times:
From 7pm

Price:
From £10 book online

Chubby Cloud at Anya Hindmarch until 16 September 2018

An experiential installation that’s inspired by the cloud motif in the Chubby Collection. Located at Banqueting House in London from visitors will be able to climb on and sink into the world’s largest bean bag under the magnificent Rubens ceiling. ☁️

This event will also include a series of talks, meditations, music and bedtime stories that the public can book into, all taking place on the Chubby Cloud.

As well as attending events, visitors will also be able to enjoy Chubby Cloud inspired cakes in the Chubby Cloud Café and visit the Chubby Cloud shop, which will offer the latest Chubby Collection alongside items available exclusively at the event.

www.anyahindmarch.com/en-GB/chubby-cloud

Location:
Banqueting House, London SW1A 2ER

Times:
Friday 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sunday (sold out)

Price:
£7.50 book online (tickets support Historic Royal Palaces)

Open House at various venues from 22 to 23 September 2018

Visit London’s most interesting buildings! This year they have over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours in the Open House programme. 🏘 🏙 🏘 🏙

This year’s programme explores how the new London that has been emerging the past 20 years is finally coming to fruition. New buildings, new kinds of buildings, new districts, new approaches to regeneration, women taking a leading role in making London, engineering excellence underpinning the capital’s successful reinvention – these all show how good design can make London a more enjoyable and vibrant city in which to live and work.

www.openhouselondon.org.uk

Location:
Various venues

Times:
Various

Price:
Free

Bombay Sapphire CANVAS at N & C Showrooms until Saturday 21 July 2018

A destination to inspire and enable creative self-expression, you can join artists in the transformation of a blank space into a living work of art. 🎨 🍸

Discover mixology as an art form and explore the endless possibilities for creating personal twists on cocktails with Bombay Sapphire.

All ticket proceeds go to Developing Artists, a registered charity working to support the arts in post-conflict nations and deprived communities. Their projects connect people and institutions in some of the world’s most disadvantaged areas with an international network of arts organisations and practitioners.

Developing Artists strengthens underprivileged and marginalised communities by providing constructive outlets for their creative life, and transformative long-term opportunities for self-expression and professional development.

www.bombaysapphire.com

www.developingartists.org.uk

Location:
Bombay Sapphire CANVAS, N & C Showrooms, 3- 10 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PG

Times:
From 7pm

Price:
From £12 book online

Walthamstow Garden Party at Lloyd Park on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2018

The festival is increasingly powered by the incredible network of local people, groups, organisations and businesses that are at the heart of the event’s continued success. 🎉

The Barbican is a world-class arts and learning organisation in the heart of The City presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. Committed to ‘arts without boundaries’.

At Walthamstow Garden Party, the Barbican continues to build on its history of programming and partnerships with artists and organisations in east London.

www.walthamstowgardenparty.com

Location:
Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 5JW

Times:
Saturday 12pm – 9:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Price:
Free entry, no ticket required!

Catfest at Oval Space on Saturday 14 July 2018

A celebration of all things feline, Catfest makes its debut in London, showcasing stylish cat-related products, books and art, cat-themed cocktails, vegan street food, along with meet-greets with feline superstars and inspiring talks from bestselling writers and animal experts. Plus an onsite adoption lounge brought by the beneficiary charity ACE Dog, Cat & Kitten Rescue to help cats in need. 😻

SHOP + PLAY
Festival goers can buy buzz-worthy and hard-to-find cat products and quality food, cat-inspired accessories for people, art and books. Enjoy amazing vegan street food, kitty-themed cocktails and cakes and meet feline superstars.

LEARN + ADOPT
Connect with feline experts and other cat lovers, see cat films and listen to talks from animal experts including BBC’s Big Cats About the House star and bestselling writers Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats) Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey).

www.catfestlondon.com

Location:
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT

Times:
11pm – 6pm

Price:
£20 book online (includes £2 donation to cat and dog support organisations)

Lee Bul at Hayward Gallery until 19 August 2018

Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape featuring monstrous bodies, futuristic cyborgs, glittering mirrored environments and an exquisitely surreal monumental foil Zeppelin. 👀 😊 🇰🇷

Bringing together more than 100 works from the late 1980s to the present day, this exhibition explores the full range of Lee Bul’s pioneering and thought-provoking practice, from provocative early performances to recent large-scale installations that attempt to get our body and our brain ‘working at the same time, together’.

For the past three decades, Lee Bul has drawn on diverse sources that include science fiction, visionary architecture and personal experience, whilst making use of deliberately clashing materials that range from silk and mother of pearl to fibreglass and silicone. At the core of her most recent work is an investigation into landscape, which for the artist includes the intimate landscape of the body, ideal or fictional landscapes and the physical world that surrounds us.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/lee-bul

Location:
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, 337-338 Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Times:
11am – 7pm every day (Thursday until 9pm)
Closed on Tuesdays

Tickets:
From £13 book online

Julie Becker: I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent at ICA until 12 August 2018

I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent is the first survey exhibition devoted to the work of the late Julie Becker (1972–2016). 💷 💷 💷

Embedded in the psychological, cinematic and material geographies of Los Angeles, her home city, Becker produced a legendary, yet underrepresented body of installations, sculpture, drawings, photographs and video. These works speak to the language and mythology of the late 20th century American Dream turned nightmare, drawing from sources as diverse as Stephen King’s The Shining, Disney’s fantasy The Gnome-Mobile, Kay Thompson’s children’s books Eloise and suburban stoner myths espousing the karmic convergence between The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

Within Becker’s drawings and videos of dreamlike scenarios, and architectural spaces realised at actual scale or as models, such shared cultural references collide with an idiosyncratic, and at times, dark aura of childish wonder and projection. Becker once stated, ‘A refrigerator box, in American cities, can be the last refuge of the homeless. They’re also temporary places for children to play in.’ In her work, interior spaces appear psychically charged and provisional, conjuring sites for potential refuge and fantastical escape.

Becker reflected on her own living circumstances while constructing altered narratives around other real and fictional lives. Works such as the installation Researchers, Residents, A Place to Rest (1993–1996) and the open-ended series Whole, reflect the artist’s direct experiences of spaces of precarity, such as a single room occupancy hotel or a dilapidated building caught in the flux of real estate speculation. According to writer and filmmaker Chris Kraus, Researchers, Residents, A Place to Rest combines, ‘a Balzacian zeal to excavate urban archaeology through fiction, and a very post-modern willingness to acknowledge the strange penetrations and crossed subjectivities that occurred in the body and mind of the [artist] herself.’ In Whole, Becker channelled the lingering presence of her Echo Park building’s former inhabitant, who had passed away from an AIDS related illness. This multifaceted project of drawings, sculpture, photographs and video moves between an imagined life and the very real spectre of imminent gentrification and displacement.

Throughout her work, Becker navigated the formations of truth, fiction and myth in both the material and symbolic realm. Considering the present historical moment, where a real estate mogul-cum-reality TV celebrity occupies the position of ‘leader of the free world’, Becker’s singular aesthetic visions unerringly articulate the fantasies and dispossessions underpinning the social imaginary of late-capitalism.

www.ica.art/exhibitions/i-must-create-a-master-piece-to-pay-the-rent

Location:
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Times:
Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday 12pm – 11pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm – 12am

Price:
£1 includes a day membership

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