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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.

Limehouse Social’s first birthday x Gluten Free Festival @ Limehouse Marina / Saturday 29th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11am-5pm

@ Limehouse Marina, Basin Approach, London E14 7LB

Free entry

It’s Limehouse Social’s first birthday and the wonderful people at The Gluten Free Festival are joining! Expect many favourite traders plus loads of celiac friendly food and treats!

Located next to the picturesque Limehouse Basin, Limehouse Social Market is the perfect day out for adults and children of all ages.

Street Food, local craft stalls and farmers market produce are accompanied by a backdrop of music, entertainment and conversation. Past markets have played host to; spoken word, hula hoop classes, live music, face painting, choirs, competitions and a whole list of other activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Canopy Market @ King’s Cross / Friday 28th until Sunday 30th April 2017 (and every last weekend of the month)

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 28 April 12-8pm
Saturday 29 April 11am-6pm
Sunday 30 April 11am-6pm

@ West Handyside Canopy, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA

Free entry

www.kingscross.co.uk/canopy-market

Returning to King’s Cross next week after the success of last year’s pop-up events, and this time it’s here to stay: bigger, better and tastier than before! The market, in collaboration with Real Food Festivals, is located under the restored Victorian West Handyside Canopy and runs for one weekend a month, starting today through this weekend.

You can shop one-off pieces from independent designers, buy artisan produce directly from traders, and sample finger-lickin’ street food, along with craft beer and coffee, all to the tune of live music and DJs.

Music lovers will be able to relax under the canopy, set to the sounds of singer/songwriter Victor Vox, DJ Claire Kalvis and jazz and blues star Dakota Jim.

Food traders include The Charcuterie Board with a selection of their finest cured meats; pioneers of flavour World of Zing; chocoholics heaven Bad Brownie; and hand-selected cheese from Borough Cheese Company. The Greek Larder, Casa Cannoli and Montadito will also each have a stand.

Visitors will shop unique vintage finds at The Hendersons and ethical and beautiful products at Buy Impossible, Lily Cole’s social retail venture; peruse the wares of designer-makers from business incubator Cockpit Arts, and enjoy the artworks from emerging illustrators, handpicked by House of Illustration.

Selfie to Self-Expression @ Saatchi Gallery / until 30th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-6pm, 7 days a week

@ Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY

Free entry

www.saatchigallery.com/selfie

Saatchi Gallery and Huawei have teamed up to present From Selfie to Self-Expression. This will be the world’s first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie from the old masters to the present day, and will celebrate the truly creative potential of a form of expression often derided for its inanity.

The show will also highlight the emerging role of the mobile phone as an artistic medium for self-expression by commissioning ten exciting young British photographers to create new works using Huawei’s newest breakthrough dual lens smartphones co-engineered with Leica.

The American Dream: Pop to the Present @ British Museum / until 18th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

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

Tickets: £17.50 book online

Trace the creative momentum of a superpower in this major new exhibition.

The past six decades have been among the most dynamic and turbulent in US history, from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics. Responding to the changing times, American artists produced prints unprecedented in their scale and ambition.

Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition includes works by the most celebrated American artists. From Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and Julie Mehretu – all boldly experimented with printmaking. Experience this extraordinary history through their eyes.

Taking inspiration from the world around them – billboard advertising, global politics, Hollywood and household objects – American artists created highly original prints to rival their paintings and sculptures. Printmaking brought their work to a much wider and more diverse audience.

The sheer inventiveness and technical ingenuity of their prints reflects America’s power and influence during this period. Many of these works also address the deep divisions in society that continue to resonate with us today – there are as many American dreams as there are Americans.

This exhibition presents the Museum’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary American prints for the first time. These will be shown with important works from museums and private collections around the world.

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