Rompa’s Reggae Shack @ The Rum Kitchen / Thursday 6th February 2014

Rompa’s Reggae Shack at The Rum KitchenTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-01:00

@ The Rum Kitchen, 6-8 All Saints Road, London W11 1HH

Free entry!!!

Rompa’s Reggae Shack heads west for the monthly residency at The Rum Kitchen, Notting Hill.

They’ll be serving the best in rum (over 100 varieties on offer) food, and of course reggae.

Launching early Feb, then the first Thursday of the month (6th March, 3rd April and 1st May). Supplying the best in reggae, dub, ska, steppas, dancehall and dash of jungle.

Happy hour between 6pm-8pm to help get you in the dancing mood.

DJs:
Daddy Nature (Urban Nerds)
Ed West (Reggae Roast)
Will Skillz (Strummervile)
Serocee

Christmas Lates @ London Dungeon / 5th and 12th December 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30 or 18:45

@ London Dungeon, County Hall riverside, London SE1 7BP

Tickets: VIP £27 book online (including a mince pie and poison cocktail!)

www.thedungeons.com

London Dungeon is opening its doors to you for a late evening Christmas VIP experience.

You’ll be taken through the plague-ridden alleys of the middle ages to the Victorian streets of Jack the Ripper. London’s dark past is brought to life by a talented cast of actors in 18 shows! With some stunning special effects thrown in, plus plenty edge of your seat surprises and two exciting thrill rides.

Book ahead for a laugh out loud funny, scream out loud scary journey through ten centuries of London life!

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 80s @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until 16th February 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Daily 10:00–17:30
Fridays 10:00–21:30

@ Victoria And Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Tickets: from £6 book online

www.vam.ac.uk

Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s in a major exhibition at the V&A. Through more than 85 outfits, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s showcases the bold and exciting new looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.

The exhibition traces the emerging theatricality in British fashion as the capital’s vibrant and eclectic club scene influenced a new generation of designers.  Also celebrating iconic styles such as New Romantic and High Camp, and featuring outfits worn by Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery, the exhibition explores how the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear helped reinvent fashion, as reflected in magazines such as i-D and Blitz and venues including Heaven and Taboo.

Doing Something: Yoga Pub Dating @ The Proud Archivist / from Monday 4th November 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-20:30

@ The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London N1 5ET

Tickets: £12 book online

www.doingsomething.co.uk

Doing Something have teamed up with yoga expert Richard Brook, to launch a weekly singles night called Yoga Pub Dating!

The classes are interactive which enables everyone to connect with each other while practicing yoga. After the classes the group relax at the local pub.

Click here to sign up to Doing Something.

Aquariva Launch Party with Cleo Rocos @ Floripa / Wednesday 30th October 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 17:00-02:00

@ Floripa, 91-93 Gt Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HZ

Free entry

www.floripalondon.com

Launching Aquariva, in style with a Day of the Dead themed fiesta! This delightful new tequila brand is the brain child of the one and only, and truly fabulous Cleo Rocos who will be there on the night to show off her product and dance the night away.

It’s the start of Halloween so it’ll feel more Mexican than Mexico itself! Free face painting to get people into the Halloween spirit…

Entertainment will be provided by Floripa’s very own Skeleton Band and DJ Paul Sethi will be on the decks until 2am playing only the best in party tunes.

BLAM! @ Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre / until 16th November 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sat 19:30
Sat 14:30
Sun 14:30

@ Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A 2HT

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.sadlerswells.com
www.blamtheshow.com

To escape their tedious 9-to-5 jobs, four ingenious office workers invent BLAM! – an imaginary game where ordinary life is put through the shredder.

In this hilarious and explosive show, the everyday workplace is transformed into a world populated by aliens, superheroes and classic blockbuster movie villains. With neck-breaking stunts, breathtaking physical feats, exhilarating parkour and heaps of attitude, BLAM! takes you on an extraordinary riotous adventure.

Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art 1600-1900 @ British Museum / until January 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat-Thur 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:30-20:30

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

Tickets: £8 book online

www.britishmuseum.org

An exhibition of erotic Japanese paintings and drawings that venerated the joyful union of the sexes.

Shunga (spring pictures) was an important aspect of Japanese culture dating back to the seventh-century. Many of the images depicted couples making love, and there was often a humorous aspect to the narrative with the unsuspecting couple being surprised in the act.

Shunga was at its most prolific in the eighteenth-century, when artists like Harunobu were churning out as many Shunga paintings as landscapes. While in the nineteenth-century Hokusai, celebrated in the west for his minimal depictions of Japan, was a prolific Shunga painter. This exhibition seeks to reveal, through Shunga pictures, the social and cultural world of Japan through the ages.

Universal Everything and You @ Science Museum / until 7th Feb 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

An ambitious project by the UK based art and design collective sees a large audio visual installation take over the new Media Space gallery.

Made up of two parts – 1000 Hands and Presence – Universal Everything’s interactive digital installation is described as a ‘playful and experimental invention in sounds, drawing and moving image’.

1000 Hands is created by contributions from the public through a smartphone app. In the gallery space it takes the form of a circular projection onto multiple screens, with each one showing an individual artwork generated by app users.

Oblique: Official Launch @ Casa Negra / Saturday 28th September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 13:00-18:00

@ Casa Negra, 54-56 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR

Tickets: from £12:00 book online

www.obliquelondon.com

A Mexican brunch party in ‘The Playroom’, the official launch event takes place at Casa Negra (La Bodega Negra’s little sister), and is London’s freshest and most mysterious spot taking you back to the hidden streets of Mexico. Throughout the experience you will be able to choose from brunch classics with a Mexican twist while trying innovative delicious cocktails.

As with all the events the mission is to get people connecting with each other and there is no better way than through a Mexican brunch!

There are 2 different types of ticket on offer: one offering food and the other only entry.

El Juego Del Oblique:
13:00-15:00: Sit down Mexican brunch
Sit down Mexican brunch. Select a ‘with brunch’ ticket to indulge in the finest Mexican dishes.

15:00-16:30 – Game time: Oblique Snap-chat
The game is simple – find your match.

16:30-18:00 – Volume Up
Turn it up a level and get down and dirty on the dance floor.

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle @ Central London / Saturday 3rd August 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Times: 09:00 – 19:30

@ Central London

Free to enter, no registration needed (just join on the day!)

www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk

This summer’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle offers the opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling around an eight-mile traffic-free circuit in central London.

More than 50,000 riders are expected to take to the streets at this mass-participation celebration of cycling. It will offer a unique opportunity to experience the fun and freedom of cycling through London on an eight-mile traffic-free route that features many of the London’s world-famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace in the west to the Tower of London in the east via the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s. London’s greatest sights will create an inspiring backdrop for a memorable day of cycling.