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Repeat After Me – Oddly Head @ Hang-Up Gallery / until 3rd September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – closed
Tue-Sun 12pm-6pm

@ Hang-Up Gallery, 81 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8A

www.hanguppictures.com/exhibition/oddly-head-repeat-after-me

Inaugural exhibition by London-based artist Oddly Head. Celebrating the brand new collection of bold, succinct and highly topical text-based limited edition screen prints and original mixed media works. 📸

With the June election, a reality TV star in the White House, and increasing political and military tension in more countries than we can remember, Oddly Head’s new body of work shrewdly comments on society’s fragile and daunting state.

Portraying how our compulsion to create an online second self has prevented our ability to make our own decisions with catastrophic results. In his latest series, Oddly Head, the alter ego of artist Tim Fishlock, neatly sums up our worst fears for leaders who abandon politics in favour of infantile populism and who are now at liberty to indulge their appetite for both distraction and destruction.

Highlighted in his new collection of repetitive ’ME’ pieces, the artist discusses our uneasy relationship with technology and how we are being subjugated by our own invention.

“We are trading privacy and intimacy, companionship and love for a public existence and a virtual thumbs up from people we’ve never met. Keenly aware that we’re being judged on our every pronouncement and every picture we post, we have become absurdly self-absorbed. And who spends more time thinking about themselves and their place in the world than the artist…?”

Light relief comes in the form of another new work titled 99 Problems. He has cunningly cast a dropped 99 ice cream in plaster and has been decorating the streets of London with this irreverent artwork.

Brooklyn Brewery – The Anatomy of a Beer @ The Axe / 10th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6pm-late (sessions will be held at 6pm and 8pm)

@ The Axe, 18 Northwold Road, London N16 7HR

Tickets: free entry, first served first served!

www.theaxepub.com
www.brooklynbrewery.com/events/2017/8/10/the-anatomy-of-a-beer-feat-cloaking-device-uk

Beer lovers are invited to try one of the kegs with expertly curated food pairings at a special event.

Guests are able to help the team operate on their very own Brooklyn Brewery corpse in a grown up game of ‘Operation’, removing a selection of offal-based dishes, prepared Yakitori style, and pairing these with a taster of Cloaking Device to emphasise key flavours and characteristics of the beer itself. 🍻🍺

This month sees the release of Brooklyn Brewery’s Cloaking Device in the UK, a rare and unique aged porter created by award-winning brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his barrel-aging team. This limited-edition beer is part of Brooklyn Brewery’s continued experimentation and innovation with beer, known as their ‘quarterly experiments’.

Cloaking Device(ABV 10.5%), stands as a tribute to the porters of the past. A strong porter brewed with the Brettanomyces yeast strain, the beer is aged for nine months in French oak red wine barrels, hand-bottled and re-fermented in the bottle with champagne yeast. The resulting drink is a versatile companion for food including barbecued venison or dry-aged steak and hearty cheese, boasting earthy aromas, a thrilling rush of cacao-like fruitiness, hints of vanilla and pineapple, a touch of acidity, an underlying forest-floor funk and the powerful murmur of French oak barrels. The beautifully dry finish then cuts through and provides the element of surprise to the palate – the true power of Cloaking Device.

Darryl Makes Comics (DMC) @ Hang–Up Gallery / until 25th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12-00-18:00 (closed Mondays)

@ Hang-Up Gallery, 81 Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 8AD

Free entry

www.hanguppictures.com/exhibition/dmc

East London’s Hang-Up Gallery are exclusively launching the new collection of works by Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels from Hip-Hop’s most notorious band, Run-DMC. The Art of DMC is the icon’s inaugural London exhibition and will host the new and unseen collection of ‘Darryl Makes Comics (DMC)’ Fine Art, a body of signed limited edition prints borne out of his love and deep passion for comics.

Darryl McDaniels is best known as the co-founding member of ‘Run DMC’. One of the major pioneers of hip-hop culture and arguably THE hottest rap act of the 1980s and 1990s, they are still loved today by millions around the world.

Comics and their superhero characters have always played a huge part in DMC’s life. In fact, many of the stories and speeches made by his favourite comic characters are the inspiration for his lyrics later created for Run DMC.

“I was a nervous little nerdy kid,” DMC says. “I didn’t want to get up in front of y’all and rhyme but then what gave me confidence out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone.”

DMC, the debut title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s NYC. Featuring collaborations with some of the hottest talent in comics and illustration today, a cool 80’s vibe and authentic street art, DMC is a superhero for those who need one most. The character dons his tracksuit, Adidas trainers and knuckle dusters to defend the city’s marginalised citizens against super villain and super hero alike.

For those in the know, you will delight in the tributes to DMC’s favourite comics you grew up with. For those that aren’t, you’ll gasp at the impact on the wall, the accessibility of the genre, and the fact that this was all started by a Hip-Hop legend millions grew up with.

About the artist:
Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalised citizens against super villain and super hero alike. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most… Darryl Makes Comics (DMC) is an independent comic book imprint created by Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), collaborator and Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda- Rodriguez, and music executive Riggs Morales. Darryl Makes Comics is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. Comics and their superhero characters have always played a huge part in DMC’s life. In fact, many of the stories and speeches made by his favourite comic characters are the inspiration for his lyrics later created for Run DMC.

Beer Mansion @ MC Motors / Friday 12th May and Saturday 13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 5pm to 11pm

@ MC Motors, 28 Miller’s Ave, Dalston, London E8 2DS

Tickets: from £35 book online

www.brooklynbrewerymash.com/london

Fully immersive beer festival unlike any other. Bringing together some of Brooklyn Brewery’s favourite community friends for two days of floor-rattling beats, food, tech, art, games, a pinch of astonishment and of course, beer – the interactive, multi-room experience is a celebration of the wide world of beer and all it touches.

Brooklyn Brewery has created a different kind of beer festival. The usual tropes are here – a ticket to gain entrance, a glass for one’s beer and many tasty hand-crafted beers; but there is no massive white tent, no fluorescent lighting and no vacuous convention centre. Serving some of the brewery’s favourite beers; each room at the Beer Mansion will fit within a unique flavour profile relating to the beer that they’ll be pouring, getting guests to think deeper about what they’ll be drinking and why it tastes like it does.

Crossing the threshold, with beer in hand – guests will choose their own journey through the five rooms of Beer Mansion. Whether they bask in the tropical haven of the Tart of the Tropics room complete with fruit-forward tropical beers, palm trees, and Hawaiian shirts, or are plunging into the gothic, roasty, and toasty Dark Room – everyone welcomed at the Beer Mansion can be sure to encounter plenty of oddity and perhaps even the elusive Brooklyn Brew Master Garrett Oliver, who’ll be flying over from New York especially for the occasion.

Not wanting to keep all the fun to themselves, Brooklyn Brewery has enlisted the help of local brewing friends as well as international sister breweries to serve up their finest beers, including:

40 ft Brewery
Redchurch Brewery
Forest Road Brewing Company
Thornbridge Brewery
Nya Carnegie
EC Dahls

Bringing some bite to the experience, neighbourhood food favourites will also be there – with Voodoo Ray’s serving up slices and quesadilla connoisseurs Killa Dilla adding some Mexican heat; whilst Andrew Clarke (founder of Glandstonbury and currently Chef Director at Brunswick House & the soon to launch Bastien) will be creating all kinds of surprising food and beer combinations.

Stoke Newington Music Festival @ various venues around Stoke Newington / until Sunday 23rd October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues around Stoke Newington

Free entry

www.stokenewingtonmusicfestival.com

Three days of World Class Music from well over a hundred bands and performers in venues right across Stoke Newington.

The vast majority of the gigs are free and there’s a no ticket policy throughout the festival.

With everything from Top Rock Bands to Inspired Classical Spotlight’s and some truly irreverent Spoken Word thrown into the mix, there’s nothing stopping you from checking out all the venues and seeing some of the most talented musicians and wordsmiths playing in London today.

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Little Nan’s Tropical Den @ The Basement at Rio Cinema / until Saturday 17th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Thursday 6pm-12am
Friday 6pm-1:30am
Saturday 6pm-3am

@ The Rio Cinema, The Basement, 107 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London E8 2PB

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.littlenans.co.uk

The multi award winning Little Nan’s Bar, a traveling cocktail bar and High Tea parlour, is spoiling you all with High Tea & cocktails round their East London Summer pop up Little Nan’s Rio Bar, a kitsch haven hidden in the secret vaults of the Rio Cinema in Dalston.

The Rio Cinema is an amazing, Grade II listed, independent Art Deco cinema in the Heart of Dalston. When growing up, Little Nan used to travel through ‘The Pipe’ (Blackwall tunnel) from her home in Deptford and used to sell ice-cream and sweets at the Rio Cinema on Wednesday & Saturday nights. She often spoke about the parties she attended in the basement back in the 1930’s!

Let Grandson Tristan know if its a celebration on booking your visit and his Nan will name a special bespoke cocktail in your honour using all your favourite flavours and spirits. She will also name a cocktail after your hot date if you want to make that extra special impression… Viva Forever!

Along with an extensive cocktail menu there will also be a selection of fine wines, prosecco, spirits and mixers, candy vodka shots, beers and cider available, plus fresh Popcorn is included in the unlimited pic n mix stand.

– Photo booth room with props
– 90’s tunes
– Unlimited pic n mix
– Cinema pop corn
– Bottomless Teapot Cocktails
– Bottomless Prosecco
– Bottomless beer and cider
– Dance floor
– Props
– Film memorabilia
– Kitsch decor
– Free welcome punch
– ‘Back in the Day’ memory lane moments
– Lots of photo opportunities
– Named celebration cocktails

Dalston Music Festival @ Gillett Square and various venues / 9th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 2pm-6am

@ Gillett Square and various venues, London N16 8JN

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.dalstonmusicfestival.com

Back for its second edition, Dalston Music Festival celebrates Hackney’s finest music and culture with an all day, all night party right in the heart of Dalston.

This year Dalston Boys Club, Club Makossa, Arcola Bar and Tipsy are joining the list of participating venues alongside Pond Dalston, Vortex Jazz Club, Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston Jazz Bar and Stamford Works.

ZOMBIE ZOMBIE – NOT WAVING – ROGER ROBINSON & DISRUPT – THE SOUL JAZZ RECORDS SOUNDSYSTEM FEAT. OXMAN – TOMAGA – RUBY RUSHTON – TOM FURSE DJ – DEEK RECORDINGS – ORCHESTRA ELASTIQUE – CHUGGY (EMOTIONAL RESPONSE / RESCUE)- LAURA GROVES – FUMACA PRETA – VANISHING TWIN – NEVER – GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – DJ BULLION & CHARLIE BONES – THOOL… AND MORE…

Abra Kebabra @ Dalston / Saturday 1st August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 15:00-23:00

@ MC Motors, 28 Millers Avenue, Dalston, London E8 2DS

Tickets: £25 (incluiding 5 kebabs, beer and cocktail)

www.rubysdalston.com
www.lucky-chip.co.uk

Bringing together 5 of London’s top BBQ kings to East London’s favourite venue, for a one-off day/night kebab extravaganza.

Set within the warehouse and yard of renowned location space MC Motors in Dalston, Lucky Chip Soundsystem will provide the tunes whilst Ruby’s will be supplying delicious Turkish-themed cocktails. Camden Town Brewery are on top of the beers and there’ll be a dedicated wine bar matching your Burgundy with your beef and your chicken with your Chenin.

Ticket price includes 5 kebabs, a Camden Town beer, Turkish Mojito (Turkitho’s before 6pm). Doors open at 3pm and there’ll be entertainment throughout. The venue is split in two with a large outdoor yard area as well as an extensive warehouse space.

Kebabs on the day will be served up by some of London’s favourite chefs including Carl Clarke (Chick’n Sours), Neil Rankin (Smokehouse), Mangal 1, Berber & Q and Lucky Chip.

For £25 you’ll get:

– Lucky Chip – Lamb shoulder, BBQ sauce, feta, olives, salad and garlic sauce

– Carl Clark – Herb fed Szechuan chicken skewers, spring onions, pickled chilli’s, sesame and pickled watermelon salad

– Neil Rankin – Smoked brisket and fattoush flat bread wrap with chilli and garlic sauce

– Mangal 1 – Lamb kofte wrap, salad, sumac, chilli

– Berber & Q – Chicken thigh shawarma, green chilli ketchup, tahini, bread and butter pickle

– Camden Town beer

– Ruby’s Havana Club Turkitho (before 6pm)

BBQs are lit at 3pm and the music switched on – with loads of entertainment it’ll be a great day-to-evening place to hang out. Doors close at 7pm and event finishes at 11pm.

New bottomless brunch menu launching at Jones & Sons

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm
Fri-noon 3pm/6pm-11pm
Sat 11am-4pm/6pm-11pm
Sun 11am-5pm/6pm-10pm

@ Jones & Sons, 23 – 27 Arcola Street, Dalston, London E8 2DJ

Meal: £30 for a bottomless brunch including cocktails, food, coffee (normal menu also available)

www.jonesandsonsdalston.com

We were enticed to brunch at Jones & Sons in trendy Dalston over the weekend following a busy few days of summer in London, a delectable breakfast and Monmouth coffee seemed like to perfect way to start the day.

From the appetising range we opted for a simple full english (chargrilled!) and challenged the waiter to serve an extra bit of bacon with the avo on toast – which was happily taken care of.

The restaurant sits off Stoke Newington Road nearly opposite the popular Mangal Turkish restaurant, meaning you’re close to the hustle and bustle but sheltered from the mayhem.

Inside we shared the modern shabby chic interior with pleasant families and groups of friends. Staff were all casual, attentive and friendly which ensured the ideal atmosphere for our meal.

Coming back to the food; the bacon was unbelievable. Those little grill streaks on the bacon (see photo below) combined with the chef’s magic touch left us commenting on the taste for the rest of the day, my fresh grapefruit juice was so refreshing I almost finished it in one gulp. Good thing this brunch is bottomless, you’ll be wanting more…

Bottomless brunch costs £30 per person, available weekends and Friday (Sat 11-4, Sun 11-1, Fri 11-3). Normal menu is also available, including £5 avo on toast or £10 full English. Very affordable and supremely delish.

Regulate presents: TOPLESS @ Dalston Roof Park / Saturday 20th June, Saturday 1st August and Saturday 29th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 15:00-late

@ Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Tickets: around £10 book online

New three part series of rooftop events showcasing the finest talent in contemporary house music.

Based on Dalston Roof Gardens, TOPLESS will bring al fresco partying to the masses. Topless is about fun, friends, food and dancing under the sunshine, listening to some of the finest electronic music around.

20th June book online
Features London DJ duo and agency bosses Krankbrother turn up the heat.

1th August book online
Aus music honcho and peacefrog records legend Will Saul headline.

29th August book online
Wolf Music Records will host a label takeover as we kiss goodbye to the warming glow of the gulf stream.

A handful of Londons coolest and most revered residents will help to toast the sunshine proper, featuring the likes of Jack Swift, Dom Chung, Franklin, Cropper, Freizeit and Dan Napier.

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