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Q After Hours at Quaglino’s on Friday 24 November 2017

A burlesque show with live sets from DJ Scarlett Lapidus. Expect an evening of entertainment that sparkles!

The performance will be courtesy of The It Girls, hugely talented female performers, dancers, musicians, vocalists and DJs. The It Girls’ signature show involves an exciting dance routine consisting of three glamorous dancers, backed by a stunning female DJ, complete with live saxophone and electric violin. Supported by a professional creative team of choreographers and stylists, The It Girls mesmerise audiences with the sexy yet sophisticated beauty of their modern cabaret act.

At 1.30am, DJ Scarlett Lapidus will hit the decks, keeping you dancing till 3am. Scarlett’s DJ music style is heavily influenced by all things disco, combining 90’s/80s remixes, R n’B, old time classic soul and funk right through to Chicago House. With original mixes and vocals on request, she curates every set and sound to bring an event to life. Scarlett has recently been rated in Tatler as one of the female DJ’s to watch.

Enjoy a delicious cocktail from the specially designed menu in partnership with Stolichnaya or take advantage of a bar package available exclusively for the evening.

The It Girls’ signature show involves an exciting dance routine consisting of three glamorous dancers, backed by a stunning female DJ, complete with live saxophone and electric violin.

Supported by a professional creative team of choreographers and stylists, The It Girls mesmerise audiences with the sexy yet sophisticated beauty of their modern cabaret act.

New It Girls Showreel from Young Guns on Vimeo.

www.quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk/whats-on-mayfair/events/burlesque-q-after-hours

Location:
Quaglino’s, 16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ

Time:
Midnight till late

Price:
Book at table

Free burgers at Dirty South from 20 – 24 November 2017

To celebrate the launch of Dirty South, a new restaurant and bar launching in Lewisham, Other Side Fried will take over the kitchen to offer Londoners the chance to get their hands on #100FREEBURGERS every day for a week. 🆓 🍔

Dirty South is a laid-back pub and restaurant located in the heart of Lewisham. Originally an iconic music venue that closed in 2011 following the London riots, Dirty South has re-opened for business and is dedicated to bringing quality food and drink to Lee High Road, seven days a week. The Dirty South Bar offers a selection of craft beers, fine wines and tempting cocktails.

Chicken street food favourites Other Side Fried will be the first in a series of rotating local street food stars to take up a residency with Dirty South. The fried chicken Kings will take over Dirty South, bringing their dirty done proper fried chicken.

The menu includes:

  • BUFFALO BURGER – Fried chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, lettuce, pickles
  • HONEY BUTTER – Fried chicken, smoked honey butter, bacon, lettuce, pickles
  • O.S.F BURGER – Fried chicken, bacon, American cheese, O.S.F. sauce, pickled onions, lettuce
  • VEG BURGER – Fried celeriac, Cheese and chive sauce, fried egg, lettuce and pickles
  • DIRTY FRIES – Ranch dressing, parmesan, bacon, hot sauce

www.dirtysouth.co.uk

Location:
Dirty South, 162 Lee High Road, London SE13 5PR

Times:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun 12pm – 11pm
Thu, Fri, Sat 12pm – 1:30am
Free burgers available from 5pm – 10pm

Entry:
To sign up visit www.dirtysouth.co.uk/100freeburgers and claim a voucher for a free burger!

Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) available online until 24 November 2017

200 hours of content will be streamed during the three weeks, including live studio discussions, animations, pre-recorded videos and roundtable debates with leading thinkers.

Contributors will share what they think is in store for the future of the economy. While watching you can chip in with your thoughts and questions, or you can even choose to run an event of your own – the stage can be yours!

Accessing the DIF is simple: all you need is a computer or mobile and an internet connection.

www.thinkdif.co

Location:
Online through www.thinkdif.co

Times:
Various

Price:
Free to watch and get involved

Beazley Designs of the Year at Design Museum until 28 January 2018

Explore the present and future of architecture, fashion, digital and more. Discover over 60 global projects which have been nominated for this year’s awards.

Now in its 10th year, the exhibition brings together over 60 global projects across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport – featuring film, virtual reality, audio and objects representing the breadth and variety of this year’s designs.

See the original Pussyhat, symbolising women’s solidarity in protest of President Donald Trump’s sexist remarks and the Refugee Nation Flag, created to represent stateless athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Be transported to 1920s France with the help of VR goggles, to explore rooms featuring furniture by Pierre Chareau, the great Art Deco architect.

Nominated by renowned academics, critics and designers, each project has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to design.

The public vote is now open. Explore each category below and cast your vote! A jury of industry experts will decide on the overall award winners in January 2018.

www.designmuseum.org/exhibitions/beazley-designs-of-the-year

Location:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG

Times:
10am – 6pm

Price:
£9 book online

Taste of London – The Festive Edition at Tobacco Dock until November 19 November 2017

The Festive Edition, the little sister to the summer festival, is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season in style.

East London’s stunning Tobacco Dock is transformed into a foodie wonderland brimming with London’s tastiest food, festive tipples, a fantastic chef line-up on the AEG Taste Theatre, masterclasses to get involved with and all the shopping you need to get set for the Christmas season. 🍴 🍤 🧀 🍸 🦐 🍱 🍧

And we’re open! The #tasteoflondon party has started, we’ll see you there 🎅🏻

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www.london.tastefestivals.com

Location:
Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF

Times:
Fri – Sat 11am – 10:30pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

Price:
£15 in advance, book online

Basquiat: Boom for Real at Barbican Art Gallery until 28 January 2018

Basquiat shocked with enigmatic paintings focused on subjects as disparate as graffiti, jazz, classicism, his Caribbean heritage and contemporary racial politics. A self-taught artist and former graffitist his rise to fame was meteoritic. The face of underground culture, he performed in the film New York Beat alongside Debbie Harry, collaborated with Andy Warhol, produced murals and installations for hip nightclubs and embarked on a brief romance with Madonna (rumour has it he introduced the fledgling pop star to gallerist Larry Gagosian and foretold her stardom).

Although he is best known for his frenetic canvases, Basquiat also experimented with textiles, music, poetry, photography, film and even drawing in his own blood. In his tragically short life he produced an astounding amount of work that remarkably still remains unrepresented in any UK collection.

The exhibition seeks to affirm his significance as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, while also exploring his position as a key figure of popular culture during this period. The show includes important paintings, film clips and his lesser-known drawings.

Location:
Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Times:
Thu – Sat 10am – 10pm
Sun – Wed 10am – 6pm

Price:
£16 book online

Leonor Antunes the frisson of the togetherness at Whitechapel Gallery until 9 April 2018

Straight lines and flat planes morph into looping and twisting volumes and sculptural reliefs in the new commission by Leonor Antunes (b. 1972, Portugal). Weavings, geometric patterns, artisanal techniques and utilitarian designs are sources of inspiration.

Taking its title from British architect Alison Smithson’s description of how young people bring together elements of style to define their identity and social allegiances, Antunes gathers references to overlooked figures in the history of 20th-century architecture, art and design, particularly women. Her commission has been informed by two artists who lived in London — Mary Martin (1907–69, UK) and Lucia Nogueira (1950–98, Brazil). While bothwere known for their sculpture, Martin also created works on paper and weavings and Nogueira made jewellery.

Antunes’s commission features hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist. The sculptures serve as screens or dividers, creating layers and shaping the viewer’s journey through the space. The gallery floor is covered in a geometric pattern, based on a drawing by Martin and made of cork and linoleum. Antunes has also selected examples of jewellery by Brazilian artist Nogueira, which are displayed in sculptural glass displaycases by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel (1923–2005).

www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/leonor-antunes

Location:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Times:
Tue 11am–6pm
Wed 11am–6pm
Thu 11am–9pm
Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 11am–6pm
Sun 11am–6pm

Price:
Free entry

Chroma at House of Vans from 29 November until 17 December 2017

In collaboration with award winning design and creative collective Studio PSK will be transforming the Tunnel One gallery space into an immersive light and play installation. 🔸🔻🔹▫️▪️

The entire exhibition – from the specially commissioned artworks, to the objects within it – use the same shade of red, green and blue. Lighting in the space is controlled by a bespoke musical score; when flooded with the changing red, green and blue light, an analogue ‘stop frame animation’ effect is created – making static images appear to move.

www.houseofvanslondon.com/events/calendar/events/house-of-vans-presents-chroma

Location:
The Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8SW

Times:
Thu – Fri 4pm – 10pm
Sat 10am – 8pm
Sun 12pm – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

The Glass Room pop-up until Sunday 12 November 2017

A disruptive tech store with nothing for sale. Instead, it challenges you to reconsider the technologies you use every day, how much they reveal about you, and what choices you can make in our quantified society. 💻 📱

The Glass Room is a pop-up tech store with a twist. At first glance, it offers the latest in shiny digital consumer products, such as the newest tablet, fitness tracker or facial recognition software. But as you go inside, you’ll find there is nothing for sale.

Instead, as you look closer at the ‘products’ on display, you’ll see that they are playfully and provocatively selected to turn the technologies we all use on their head. The artworks, design pieces, and ‘Ingenius’ staff welcome you to take a look behind the screens into the hidden world of what happens to your data. Dig deeper into how much we reveal about ourselves!

www.theglassroom.org

Location:
The Glass Room, 69-71 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0NE

Times:
12pm – 8pm

Price:
Free entry

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.

www.winterlandlondon.com

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

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

Prices:
From £5 book online

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