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Winterland at Neverland Fulham open all winter 2018

Fulham’s first Thameside beach has had a retro ski chalet makeover – including a large heated winter lodge, hunting lodges, fondue and schnitzel, mountain scenes, feasting tables, gondolas and chairlifts, bauble filled igloos, karaoke, curling, DJs and much more. 🎿 ☃️

South West London’s most magical heated outdoor drinking, dining and entertainment destination. Winterland welcomes people to make the most of the yuletide season, with fur lined sofas, heated hunting lodges, retro gondolas and chairlifts, bauble filled igloos and firepits, a shimmering retro room, multiple bars, a private rose gold room for 40 guests, festive food from Jimmy’s Lodge, and much more.

As well as an incredible location for après-work dinner and drinks, Winterland will welcome down London’s hottest DJs and live musicians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for a mountaintop class party. And to keep guests entertained in between tunes, there’ll be a snowclad adult playground complete with neon-lit curling lanes and beer pong, putting pong table tennis and karaoke for all of those instagram filled moments.

Upon arrival guests will be greeted by Winterland’s very own ski resort staff to collect boarding tickets and embark on a journey to the Alps, where a festive world of warmth and merriness awaits – as well as a complimentary mulled wine on arrival.

Find the perfect spot for you – a romantic hut to snuggle up in, weekend family brunch spot in the Alps, or a party hotspot. Eat, drink, play games and listen to music alongside the river Thames offering affordable and heated outdoor drinking and dining at its best.

Entry starts at £5, giving access to any of the free seating from feasting tables to furry sofas. Limited tickets can be purchased on the door or jump the queue by pre-booking tickets. Don’t forget to pre-order your fondue after you’ve selected your ticket.

www.winterlandlondon.com

Times:
6pm – 11pm Thursday and Friday
12pm – 11pm Saturday
12pm – 8pm Sunday

Place:
Winterland, Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, London SW6 2TY

Price:
From £5 book online

Lonely Planet’s Best in travel 2019

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 outlines the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value places to visit in the coming year, as well as the 10 best New Openings, Places to Stay, Food Experiences and Attractions for Kids. 🌏

Each year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel lists start with nominations from Lonely Planet’s vast community of editors, researchers, locals and influencers, and are then decided upon and ranked by a panel of judges. The outcome is an eclectic list of destinations with unique, compelling and topical reasons to visit in the year ahead.

Top 10 Best New Food Experiences in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019:

Mil, Cusco, Peru
Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mihara Tofuten, Bangkok, Thailand
Laura, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
‘Dine in the Dome’, The Summerhouse, Singapore
Salt at Paul Cluver, Grabouw, South Africa
The Fishmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jordan Food Week, Amman, Jordan
Moss Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Civilisations Supperclub, London

www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel

Bass Culture 70/50 at Ambika P3 until 22 November 2018

UK’s largest ever Jamaican music exhibition highlights Windrush generation’s impact on Britain. Marking 70 years since Windrush and 50 years of reggae. Features first ever catwalk inspired by Jamaican music and mini film festival. 🇯🇲 🎶

The exhibition features previously unseen artwork, specially commissioned film, top industry speakers, UK reggae label pop-up showcases, live performances, 10 years of Natty, and over 70 hours of individual testimonies, linking – for the first time – the memories and experiences of black British musicians, industry practitioners, academics and audiences.

There will also be an opportunity to witness two exhibition exclusives. The first, a ‘Rude Boy Catwalk’, invites attendees to come dressed as they were when they first experienced a gig influenced by Jamaican music, be it ska or reggae, jungle or grime. Taking place on 9 November, the collaborative catwalk will be the first of its kind to reflect on five decades of fashion inspired by these genres. The second will be a mini film festival that will premiere ‘Bass Culture’, a 60-minute documentary mapping the impact of Jamaican music from a youth perspective.
The exhibition is staged by Bass Culture Research, a three-year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project set up to explore the impact of Jamaican music in the UK. The project made headlines last year after issuing The Grime Report, which led to the withdrawal of Form 696, a controversial risk assessment form criticised for being discriminatory and targeting genres such as grime.

While Jamaican music has been fundamental to the development of multicultural Britain, its influence has arguably never been recognised. Following recent moves to ramp up police stop and search powers, together with claims that Jamaican-influenced genres such as drill are fuelling gang wars, marginalisation and discrimination risks being on the rise again. Bass Culture 70/50 seeks to challenge these negative interpretations and rather recognise the impact of Jamaican culture on not only the musical canon but on British culture and identity itself.

www.basscultureduk.com

Location:
Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

Times:
Various

Price:
Free entry, register to get tickets

Scrabble immersive pop-up at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) on Sunday 28 October 2018

Examining the past, present and future of Scrabble through amazing immersive experiences in each giant 3D Scrabble tile! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

What innovation Scrabble can look forward to in the next 70 years? The pop-up introduces a specially-designed one-off, futuristic Space Edition Scrabble, made from meteoritic rock and magnetic tiles to defy gravity. The space board contains 5 grams of meteorite, with a total weight of 180g. With the use of magnetic materials inserted, it will be displayed in the experience “floating” as it would in anti-gravity space.

At the International Space Station, astronauts are encouraged to practice little habits and activities that remind them of home. Psychologists recognise such behaviour as being fundamental to maintaining an astronaut’s mental health and peace of mind. Playing Scrabble is one of the most popular of these spacetime activities, but there’s just one problem: no gravity.

The pop-up is just one piece on the board of 70th celebrations, that include a cultural film that brings together the UK’s brightest and most interesting young wordsmiths – rappers, poets and writers – to explore the evolution of language and words through the lens of Scrabble!

You can purchase the special edition 70th Anniversary Scrabble board online and in Westfield London (Shepherds Bush) at The Entertainer, Argos outside the centre and online.

Location:
Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherds Bush, London W12 7GF

Times:
12pm to 8pm

Price:
Free entry

South London Soul Train Halloween Special at CLF Art Cafe / Bussey Building on Saturday 27 October 2018

Time for the annual scarylicous soul train special, a three floor, four room club night mashup! As it’s Halloween go dressed to impress and scare the funk out of everyone! 🎃 👻

The South London Soul Train, as always, all floors will be taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.

Level 1
The South London Soul Train with Jazzheadchronic, Afro Cluster (live) and Keith Lawrence.

Level 2 (room 1)
Bump & Hustle Music with Paul Trouble Anderson, Ricky Morrison, Johnny Reckless

Level 2 (room 2)
Disco Freaks, Basement / Rye Wax – Main Squeeze with Mo Fingers, DJ Bobafatt.

www.clfartcafe.org

Location:
CLF Art Cafe / Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Times:
10pm – 5am

Price:
From £14.60 book online

Rachel Maclean at Zabludowicz Collection until 16 December 2018

Rachel Maclean has rapidly established herself as one of the most distinctive creative voices in the UK. Creating baroque, hyper-real worlds using green-screen video and computer animation, and playing many of the extravagantly costumed characters herself, Maclean spins razor-sharp fables that combine comedy and horror. Her work offers a powerful critique of contemporary society and its underlying fears and desires. 💭

Maclean first exhibited at the Zabludowicz Collection in 2014 with a solo exhibition as part of our Invites programme, and now returns for the 2018 Annual Commission show. At its centre is I’m Terribly Sorry, a new Zabludowicz Collection commission in virtual reality, the artist’s first piece in the medium, made in collaboration with Werkflow. An interactive experience set in a dystopian urban British landscape of manic tourist merchandise, it reflects on societal unease and misunderstanding in a culture of voracious documentation, self-performance and voyeurism.

www.zabludowiczcollection.com/exhibitions/view/rachel-maclean

Location:
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT

Times:
Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm

Price:
Free entry

London Gaming Market at The Royal National Hotel on Sunday 21 October 2018

The ONLY dedicated gaming market in London is back for its fourth year! 👾 🕹

Brought to you by experienced games expo organisers Replay Events, the London Gaming Market is the first event of its kind held in the heart of London. Celebrating all things gaming, offering a crossover event for fans of both Tabletop and Video games alike.

So if gaming is your passion you are sure to find unique, nostalgic and rare items from the fantastic vendors!

Whether you’re a veteran market attendee or new to the show, join for a fantastic day of gaming and shopping!

RSVP on Facebook

www.londongamingmarket.com

Location:
The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0AP

Times:
11am – 4pm

Price:
£5 early entry from 11am, £2 after 12pm (tickets available at the door, no presale)

London Nights at Museum of London every Friday until 11 November 2018

A dramatic, nocturnal study of the city in this major photography exhibition. Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, London Nights reveals the capital at night. 🌃

The display has over 200 works by 60 photographers, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, some never seen before.

Contributors include: Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tish Murtha and Nick Turpin.

www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/exhibitions/london-nights

Location:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Times:
10am – 6pm

Price:
£10 book online

Renzo Piano at Royal Academy of Arts until 20 January 2019

From The Shard in London to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the buildings of Renzo Piano have enriched cities across the globe. We reveal the vision and invention behind his pioneering work, showing how architecture can touch the human spirit. 🏙 🌆

United by a characteristic sense of lightness, and an interplay between tradition and invention, function and context, Piano’s buildings soar in the public imagination as they do in our skylines. Counting the New York Times Building and the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa among his creations, he has cemented his place as one of the greatest architects of our times.

This illuminating exhibition follows Piano’s career, from the influence of his Genoese heritage and his rise to acclaim alongside friend and collaborator Richard Rogers, to current projects still in the making. Focusing on 16 key buildings, it explores how the Renzo Piano Building Workshop designs buildings “piece by piece”, making deft use of form, material and engineering to achieve a precise and yet poetic elegance.

Marvel in rarely seen drawings, models, photography, signature full-scale maquettes and a new film by Thomas Riedelsheimer that show how inspiring architecture is made. At the heart of the exhibition is an imagined ‘Island’, a specially designed sculptural installation which brings together nearly 100 of Piano’s projects.

Designed and curated in close collaboration with Piano himself, join us for the first exhibition in London to put the spotlight on Piano in 30 years.

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/renzo-piano

Time:
Daily 10am – 6pm (Friday 10pm)

Place:
The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

Tickets:
£12 book online

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt at V&A until 24 February 2019

This exhibition provides a unique insight into the design process behind a selection of groundbreaking contemporary videogames. Design work, including concept art and prototypes, feature alongside large-scale immersive installations and interactives. 🕹 👾

Exploring the medium since the mid-2000s, when major technological advancements, such as increased access to broadband, social media, smart phones and newly available means of making, profoundly changed the way videogames are designed, discussed and played. This change has opened the door to new voices and ideas, allowing the medium to break beyond its perceived boundaries and aspire to new horizons.

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/videogames

Location:
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Times:
10am – 5:45pm (Fridays until 10pm)

Price:
£18 book online

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