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45 Years of Hip-Hop at Southbank Terrace on Monday 27 August 2018

For the past few years The Doctor’s Orders have had the privilege of throwing one of the most exciting free parties of the summer thanks to the Royal Festival Hall. 🔊 😁

Taking over the terrace with it’s view of the river Thames and London in all it’s glory, London’s kings of Hip-Hop have thrown the most spectacular parties of the year.

This year is set to be no exception as they invite young and old to join in celebrating 45 years of Hip-Hop with London’s finest.

A combination of DJs, dancers, beatbox performance and workshop and the host will take you chronologically through the day of Kool Herc’s first party back in August 1973 through Hip-Hop’s fledgling years and golden era right up to today’s hottest rap.

With elements to be enjoyed by all ages this is the perfect bank holiday Monday experience for everyone from the ageing b-boy to the fledgling Beastie Boy or Missy Elliot!

DJs:
Spin Doctor
DJ Cable
Russ Ryan
Sarah Harrison
Deejay LoK
Ralphonze 90
& Host Tama
+ performance and workshop by Kimmy Beatbox

RSVP on Facebook

www.thedoctorsorders.com/45years

Location:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Times:
12pm – 6pm

Tickets:
Free entry

BP Portrait Award at National Portrait Gallery until 23 September 2018

The most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. 🎨👩‍🎨👨‍🎨🖌

With a first prize of £35,000, and a total prize fund of £74,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. Over the years this has attracted over 40,000 entries from more than 100 countries.

The BP Portrait Award is in its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twenty-ninth year of sponsorship by BP and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar. Since its launch it has been seen for free by over 6 million people.

www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2018/exhibition

Location:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Times:
Daily 10am – 6pm (Fridays until 9pm)

Price:
Free entry

Art St Kitchen open in Westminster

Thanks to Art St Kitchen for inviting us to try their newly relaunched restaurant serving international cuisine. 🍽🍷😋

The restaurant is located in the heart of London near the Palace of Westminster, Westminster, Big Ben and the Thames. Tucked away, the restaurant is based in a modern building near some of London’s most famous classic streets.

We tasted their sharing dishes including salt beef and gherkin croquettes with parsley and mustard, fried squid… All the dishes have familiar ingredients with their own creative twist!

Our meal was the best way to enjoy diverse and international cuisine. We can’t wait to go back!

www.artstkitchen.co.uk

Location:
Art St Kitchen, Art Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4DD

Times:
12pm – 10pm

Super Sharp Reloaded: RETURN II JUNGLE at Selfridges until Thursday 6 September 2018

Saul Milton and Tory Turk present Super Sharp Reloaded, the second instalment of RETURN II JUNGLE. 🔊🔊🔊

Held at Selfridges on the 3rd floor in the Designer Studio, the latest instalment comprises of a static installation inspired by British music and fashion of the golden years of Jungle music from the mid-late 90’s.

Initiated by Saul Milton’s extensive Moschino Collection – the unique display will explore the way in which the Jungle era played host to the appropriation of Italian high fashion labels.

Drawing on Jungle music whilst also transporting it into the present day, and re-vamping the genre for the modern-day music fan, the installation will be accompanied by a specially curated soundtrack by Saul featuring audio quotes from jungle artists such as Navigator, Uncle Dugs and renowned writer Brian Belle-Fortune.

There will also be a specially created film by Tom Archer, featuring rare footage by Garry Clarke from his archive of junglists and ravers at popular club nights such as One Nation and at venues like Sanctuary.

www.selfridges.com
www.fashionspacegallery.com/exhibition/super-sharp-reloaded

Location:
Selfridges, Designer Studio, Floor 3, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB

Times:
Monday 9.30 – 22.00
Tuesday 9.30 – 22.00
Wednesday 9.30 – 22.00
Thursday 9.30 – 22.00
Friday 9.30 – 22.00
Saturday 9.30 – 22.00
Sunday 11.30 – 18.00

Price:
Free entry

PILAU restaurants

Spice up your lunchbreak and elevate your evenings! Pilau has the freshest flavours and best combos, earning a reputation for serving up some of London’s best Indian street food. 🇮🇳 😋

Your meal starts with your perfect base of a soft flour tortilla, warmly spiced rice or a fresh and crunchy salad. It’s then piled high with your choice of banging butter chicken, tender slow-cooked lamb in a rich bone marrow sauceor tomato and coconut paneer. Complete your creation with special slaw, pickled ginger, red onion, shoestring bhaji or fresh chillies and top it all off with a dollop of mint & coriander yoghurt or mango & apricot chutney.

Lates
When the clocks hit 5, the lights at the Goodge Street restaurant dim as oil burners flicker on tables, the music takes a smooth turn and the restaurant gets ready for dinner. Staying true to their fast casual experience, customers can now order at the counter and it’ll be brought to the table.

You’ll be served up a choice of Paneer or Butter Chicken all accompanied with black dhal, warm bread, lime pickled onions and salad. You can also choose to bolt on a beer and make the meal a tenner.

Feed yourself – feed a child project
Their project donates a meal to a child in India from every meal bought. The commitment to combatting food poverty in Indian communities has seen them donate thousands of meals already.

Founded in 2015, PILAU is a celebration of both our love for Indian culture and passion for London’s restaurant scene, resulting in the ultimate fast-casual dining experience. Offering fresh, authentic, good-quality Indian food in an accessible and contemporary format, PILAU’s two London eateries are perfectly positioned in Soho and Fitzrovia to solve the eternal question of picking something healthy, and most importantly, tasty for lunch. PILAU is also available via Deliveroo and Uber Eats and via City Pantry, making it the perfect option when considering an inspiring lunch for a crowd!

www.pilaurestaurant.co.uk

Locations:
34 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2QL
22 Noel Street, Soho, London W1F 8GS

Times:
Monday – Tuesday 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 9pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern at Fashion and Textile Museum until 23 September 2018

Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel. 🙋‍♀️

Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives.

Highlights include the original paper sketches for the trademark ‘Stem’ graphic, created in the 1990s, which has evolved to feature on everything from mugs and dresses to notebooks and even cars, plus prototypes for her early signature bags and the evolution of the iconic ‘Pear’ and ‘Flower’ designs. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world – how she works, what has inspired her, and why her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world. This exhibition is a must-see opportunity for everyone interested in the changing look of the 21st century environment.

www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/orla-kiely-life-in-pattern

Location:
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Times:
Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am – 6pm
Thursdays 11am – 8pm
Sundays 11am – 5pm

Price:
£9.90 book online

Nøtel: Lawrence Lek & Kode9 at arebyte Gallery until 1 September 2018

Nøtel is an immersive, two-chapter, multimedia installation by London-based artist Lawrence Lek created in collaboration with electronic musician Kode9 (Steve Goodman). The project installation transforms the gallery into a marketing suite for the fictional Nøtel Corporation, advertising future plans for a global expansion of the hotel chain. The exhibition uses similar conventions of property marketing, including a video trailer and virtual reality, to conjure an image of a future luxury hotel as if it will be developed on site. 🌍 🌎 🌏

Set in a future London, where elite society no longer requires permanent housing but rather stays in temporary accommodation, Nøtel speculates on critical issues surrounding the newly-regenerated areas of the capital, including London City Island, where the exhibition’s first iteration is situated. Nøtel uses speculative architecture as a tool to imagine the future of these developments, and to address ideas around the politics of labour and an automated workforce, juxtaposed with notions of alienation and belonging.

Nøtel proposes a globalised, standardised way of living. Its alternative approach would alleviate the overpopulation of cities and the struggles of obtaining property, promoting an economic model which saves money by replacing humans with AI to complete menial tasks. Nøtel exposes the fine line between cost-efficiency and hyper-luxury – after checking in at the Nøtel, residents are left alone, broaching the question of hypothetical social-realism and what luxurious lifestyle means for future generations.

The site-specific installation relates to the rapid transformation of a post-industrial area into a new vision of urban living. The project was co-commissioned with Stroom Den Haag in the Netherlands, integrating ideas about European globalisation and the city’s political culture of international justice and conflict mediation, as well as its cyber security industry. The project will relocate to Stroom in September 2018. In this iteration, Nøtel is upgraded with militarised architectural features and high-tech surveillance, referring to the billion-euro industry under the moniker of Hague Security Delta – a think-tank, consultancy and interest group connecting governments to commercial tech corporations, weapons manufacturers and cyber agencies – at once representing the official future vision for the region and remaining completely invisible in the city’s architecture.

The project continues Lek’s exploration of architectural visualisation as a means to explore the critical and aesthetic issues surrounding urban development. The installation enables visitors to reflect on how digital rendering can manipulate the public’s perception of space.

CEØ statement: “Nøtel Corporation is proud to present our first virtual reality advertisement for the Nøtel, our flagship range of zerø-star™* hotels that embody the concept of fully-automated luxury. Designed by world-leading architects to accommodate today’s global nomads, you can rest assured that your secrecy and security is of the utmost importance. Why not indulge in the intelligent sound system at the piano bar, or bathe in the glow of our thermal spa?”

www.arebyte.com/lawrence-lek

Location:
Java House, 7 Botanic Square, London City Island, E14 0LG

Times:
Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

Leelee Kimmel: Wormhole at Simon Lee until 30 August 2018

A solo exhibition by New York-based artist Leelee Kimmel, her first in the UK. In her latest work, Kimmel presents a series of large-scale abstract paintings that are confrontational in both colour and dimension, exploring themes of creation and destruction. The immersive element of her work is further developed through sculptural pieces and a five-minute Virtual Reality work that invites total submergence into the deep space of Kimmel’s creative world. 🤓

The large-format paintings feature graphic shapes clustered in thick multilayered pools of bright acrylic paint, which weave across fields of solid white or black. The paintings are imbued with a restless energy and freedom that is intrinsically linked with how the artist creates her works. The resulting compositions deliberately move in and out of representation, sensuous and strict, gloss and matte, tangled and full. The complex patch-work of imagery, consisting of crosshatch and opposing vector-like lines and patterns as well as interrupting biomorphic forms, has an otherworldly quality. Forceful and nervous lines are reminiscent of artists such as Basquiat and Twombly, while the uncanny worlds and dreamlike atmospheres created by the artist emerge into a sort of mutant realism.

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www.simonleegallery.com

Location:
Simon Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT

Times:
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

Obby popup at East Village E20

A new pop-up learning hub in Stratford’s East Village is challenging local residents to learn something new, by offering new classes and courses in a range of inspiring skills and activities. 🖌 🎨

The 1,000+ square foot space, located in Stratford, has been launched as an education marketplace that is rethinking the way people learn new things.

Offering a range of inspiring courses and classes from as little as £12 – including everything from Family Pasta Making and a Terrarium Eco-System Masterclass with prosecco, to Yoga and Mindfulness, Beginnings of Photography and Intensive Jewellery Making.

Obby hand-selects London’s finest, independent teachers, inspiring learners to find the best possible class for them – meaning those who book onto the courses will benefit from teaching by some of the capital’s very best.

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www.obby.co.uk

Location:
East Village, 28 Victory Parade, East Village, London E20 1FS

Times:
Various

Price:
From £12 book online

T20 Blast at Lord’s this summer

Lord’s Cricket Ground is the place to be this summer, as Vitality Blast games on Thursday nights remain throughout August. 🏏

Known for its fast pace, big hits and fantastic atmosphere, a T20 game at the Home of Cricket is the perfect event for sports fans, as well as those looking for a night out to enjoy with friends and family.

An array of international stars are set to grace the hallowed Lord’s turf, including the likes of England’s Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan, plus Middlesex’s overseas signings Dwayne Bravo and Ashton Agar.

Located a stone’s throw away from St John’s Wood Station, Lord’s Cricket Ground is just ten minutes from central London and twenty minutes from Canary Wharf on the Jubilee line, making it an easy and convenient destination for an after-work night out.

Thursday 2 August
Middlesex v Sussex Sharks

Thursday 16 August
Middlesex v Essex Eagles

www.lords.org/visiting/vitality-blast-at-lords

Location:
Lord’s, St John’s Wood Road, London NW8 8QN

Times:
6:15pm

Price:
£25 adults book online

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