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Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan @ House of Illustration / until 10th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

@ House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Tickets: from £7.50 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/anime-architecture-backgrounds-of-japan

This is the UK’s first ever exhibition of architectural backdrops from classic anime films. It features over 100 exquisite technical drawings and watercolour illustrations from some of the most influential productions in the genre’s 1990s heyday, including Production I.G’s artwork for Ghost in the Shell. 🎨

The artists were tasked with creating a universe for the director. Their fictional worlds reflected real-life concerns over ruthless urban development and erosion of identity, mirroring the films’ narratives and giving the backgrounds a crucial role to play. Their work has had a defining influence on the style of anime we think of as typical today.

The show includes Hiromasa Ogura’s watercolour paintings for Ghost in the Shell, an anime epic that informed pioneering sci-fi works such as The Matrix and Avatar. Inspired by Asia’s emerging megacities and based on photographs of Hong Kong, Ogura’s work depicts the striking contrast between a derelict Chinese town and looming, faceless skyscrapers.

We Are Now festival @ Rich Mix / from Friday 1st until Saturday 2nd September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 18:00 – midnight
Saturday 14:00 – 01:00

@ Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Tickets: individual shows from £5, weekend tickets £55 book online

www.wearenowfestival.com
www.richmix.org.uk/festivals/we-are-now-festival

Exploring the creative use of technology in performing arts to create sensory experiences. The two day event will host a dynamic programme of boundary pushing theatre, interactive installations, 1-1 virtual reality performance, interactive audio theatre and a late night show harnessing the sonic capabilities of the Tesla Coil.

Performing over the course of the weekend will be the likes of Circa69, XFRMR by Robbie Thomson, Silvia Mercuriali, Tit4Twat Theatre, Produced Moon and exhibits from graduates of Digital Art Computing at Goldsmiths.

RSVP on Facebook.

Yoga @ Neverland London / Saturdays and Sundays through July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Saturday 10.45am – 11.45pm
Sunday 10.45am – 11.45pm

@ Neverland London, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 2TY

From £25 including drinks and snacks, book online. Yoga mats not included!

www.neverlandlondon.com/yoga

An exclusive run of outdoor beach yoga classes with Thames views comes to Fulham this July with entry included to Neverland London. 🙏

Neverland London takes guests on a journey to paradise as Fulham welcomes London’s only Thameside beach yoga class, harnessing the unique surrounding and scenic location of Albert Wharf to create a truly mesmerising yoga experience rarely seen in the capital.

Taking place every Saturday and Sunday including a 60 minute Hatha flow yoga session for all levels, Green Lady Sparkling Tea refreshment, plus vegan and gluten free Ape Snacks and entry into Neverland London.

Yoga attendees are welcome to stay and enjoy the refreshing surroundings of Neverland London once finished. This limited run of sessions is one not to be missed for any yoga devotee.

Set on a sandy beach, surrounded with palm trees, beach huts and the sounds of The River Thames flowing past, this unique offering brings the revitalising effects of yoga to an outdoor environment designed to reset the mind and stimulate the senses.

This Hatha flow yoga class will be taught by a select few teachers, led by Sonia P Yoga and Stretch and the City. Sessions will be dynamic yet restorative leaving the body and mind feeling relaxed, blissful and ready for a day in urban paradise. It’s time to experience yoga in a totally unique location and get stretchy in the sand!

Neverland London, is a BYOB alfresco drinking and street food dining experience. This affordable class welcomes people to enjoy the Thameside location with deck chairs and grass seating while covered feasting tables, daybeds and beach huts will be on hand to cater for the British summer. Eat, drink and listen to music alongside the river Thames offering affordable, alfresco drinking and dining at its best.

Neverland opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 6pm -11pm
Saturday 12pm – 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 9pm

Dalston Beer Day @ 40FT Brewery / Saturday 24th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00–21:00

@ 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP

Free entry. We can say cheers to that! 🍻

www.40ftbrewery.com

Dalston Beer day is an all day beer festival to celebrate fantastic beer and the great brewing community in London and beyond. Food provided by Ozone Coffee.

Lineup:
Pressure Drop Brewing
Mondo Brewing
Moncada Brewery
The White Hag Irish Brewing Co.
Unity Brewing Co
Brewheadz
London Brewing Co.
Fuller’s Frontier
London Brewin Co.
Verdant Brewing Co.

RSVP on Facebook.

Summer Exhibition 2017 @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £14 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2017

Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition ☀️😎 represents the art being made today. Expect to find a panorama of art in all media, from painting, printmaking, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and performance art.

Almost 250 years ago, the RA’s founding members agreed to hold an “Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Designs … open to all Artists”, to help finance the training of young artists in the Royal Academy Schools. Now, nearly 250 years later, ahead of our big anniversary in 2018, Royal Academician Eileen Cooper, explores themes of discovery and new talent from her unique position as Keeper of the Royal Academy – the Academician who is responsible for supporting and guiding the students.

Cooper takes on the mantle of coordinating the largest open submission exhibition in the world, hanging over 1,200 works by artists established and lesser-known in the space of just eight days. Don’t miss work by internationally renowned artists Rosemarie Trockel, Julian Schnabel, Hassan Hajjaj, Secundino Hernández, Isaac Julien, Tomoaki Suzuki, Mark Wallinger and Sean Scully RA, as well as submissions by new Royal Academicians including Gilbert & George and David Adjaye. Other highlights include Yinka Shonibare RA’s six metre high colourful wind sculpture in the RA Courtyard, and Farshid Moussavi RA’s unique focus on construction coordination drawings in the Architecture Gallery.

Live Music Brunch – Jazz Dynamos Quartet @ Royal Albert Hall / Sunday 2nd July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:30am (brunch served) music from 12:00pm

@ Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Tickets: £31.50 book online

www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/live-music-brunch-jazz-dynamos-quartet

Spend a lazy weekend listening to music by exceptional musicians from the London jazz scene and renowned world music artists at a delicious Live Music Brunch. 🎷

Jazz Dynamos Quartet perform music from the last 80 years, including the great American songbook – often transforming these and other, less celebrated songs, by mixing classic jazz and swing with bossa, samba, and contemporary pop music – occasionally all at the same time!

With several sold out shows at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club over the last couple of years, plus performances for both British and Hollywood Royalty, their unique and eclectic mix is proving increasingly popular.

Live Music Brunch takes place in the Hall’s Verdi restaurant, which offers casual dining and great music within one of London’s most iconic settings. Your ticket includes a welcome drink, main course and dessert, served with tea or coffee, all accompanied by great live music.

Sci-fi Sundays @ Barbican / until 20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS (cinemas 1 and 2)

Tickets: various book online

www.barbican.org.uk/film

Barbican Cinema screens 🎞 a series of cult science fiction films from around the world this summer entitled Sci-Fi Sundays.

Delve into dystopia with this season of sci-fi classics including the hugely influential Ikarie XB-1, Soylent Green and George Lucas’ directorial debut THX 1138.

The season will sit alongside the public programme of talks, debates and concerts making up the Barbican’s major exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, running in the Curve within the centre.

Stoke Newington Literary Festival @ various venues / until Sunday 4th 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues around Stoke Newington

Tickets: many events are free or cheap (around £3), £70 weekend ticket (all events) book online

www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com

Originally setup in 2010 to celebrate the area’s radical and literary history. From the non-conformists who gathered around Newington Green in the 17th century to the diverse community that exists today.

Stoke Newington has long been a melting pot of new ideas, artistic endeavour and off-centre thinking and the programming is directly inspired by the mavericks and rabble-rousers – Mary Wollstonecraft, Reverend Richard Price, Edgar Allan Poe, Daniel Defoe, Anna Laetitia Barbauld & many more – who helped shape the world we know.

Venues:
Clissold House
The Old Church
Town Hall
Library Gallery
Abney Public Hall
Abney Park Cemetery
Mascara Bar
St Paul’s Church Hall
William Patten School
Unitarian Chapel
Ryan’s Bar
The Prince

Make the Future Live @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park / Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Times: various

@ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Tickets: free but make sure you book online

www.makethefuture.shell

Make the Future Live is about bright ideas for a lower-carbon energy future.

Here’s the challenge: Globally, we are using more energy than ever before. But we need innovative thinking to make that energy go further, and find cleaner energy solutions for a lower-carbon world. Great ideas come from conversation, collaboration, partnerships; great minds coming together.

That’s why they’re inviting you to Make the Future Live. Get involved, feel inspired, and help make the future.

Friday late: (from 6pm-10pm) for adults only!
Catering especially for over 18s, this unique event offers something different for those looking for Friday night fun.

Visitors will be treated to an exclusive live podcast recording on stage by Intelligence Squared, debating how London could become the world’s first carbon neutral city. Joining them are special guests; former Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury and comedic genius and all round entertaining guy, Richard Ayoade. Winning combination!

Guests can fill up on food and drinks served by local, independent food stalls and explore the festival after hours, with virtual reality experiences and some of the latest inventions that could change the way we live in the future.

www.makethefuture.shell/lates

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.

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