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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

Instagram pop up shop at Shorts Gardens from Friday 5 October until Saturday 6 October 2018

Instagram is opening a pop-up shop in Covent Garden with six popular UK Instagram brands. Your’ll be able to meet and chat to the founders on both days! A shopping experience like no other!

The six brands are:
Fashion, @RIXO & @neverfullydressed
Skincare, Hæckels @madeinmargate
Jewellery, @carrie_elizabeth_jewellery
Kids clothing, @scampanddude
Gifting, @oh_squirrel

At the exclusive two-day event some of the most exciting fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands on Instagram including RIXO, Never Fully Dressed and Carrie Elizabeth will showcase capsule collections within an achingly-Instagrammable venue.

The full list includes:
Digital-first fashion brand RIXO; started by two best friends Henrietta Rix & Orlagh McCloskey from a London living room, the business has built an army of 121k Instagram fans thanks to its vintage inspired, hand-painted prints and #HumansofRixo movement.

Womenswear brand @neverfullydressed, known for its effortlessly chic prints and cult shapes. Their inclusive approach and refreshing style videos have gained the brand an impressive international following of over 230k Instagrammers.

Skincare and wild fragrance specialist Hæckels, who create unique and innovative products from natural ingredients sourced from the British coastline and have built a 15k-strong Instagram following.

Inspiring kids (and grown ups!) clothing brand @scampanddude which began life when founder Jo was separated from her children undergoing brain surgery. She was inspired to create a brand that helps kids feel stronger when apart from their loved ones. The brand is now stocked in Liberty and Harrods and has just been awarded ‘Kids Brand of the Year’ by Drapers. They have 72.2k followers on Instagram.

@carrie_elizabeth_jewellery founded three years ago by an ex jewellery buyer who saw a gap in the market for affordable, beautiful, demi-fine jewellery using real diamonds and semi-precious stones. They now have a following of 40k.

Handmade stationery and gifting brand @oh_squirrel which was born from founder Katie spotting a gap in the market for tasteful and fun cards and accessories, which quickly grew the brand’s Instagram following to over 15k. The brand – which has been called a “millennial dream” – is now stocked in Fenwicks and Fortnum & Mason.

As well as browsing the rails and sampling products, shoppers will have a chance to hear first-hand from the founders about what it takes to build and manage a business on Instagram.

 

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😬😬😬😬 So excited to be a part of @instagram ‘s LIVE shopping event this weekend!!!!! COME SHOP NFD (and other brands) in Covent Garden 💘💘💘

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Super excited to announce that next Friday & Saturday (5th & 6th) we will be doing a Pop Up Shop – hosted by @instagram in Covent Garden, London 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 If you’re in the city, come down and say hi! I’ll be there personally both days & look forward to meeting you all. We’ll also be joined by other fabulous brands such as @neverfullydressed @rixolondon @scampanddude ~ If that’s not enough to persuade you I don’t know what is! 💥 #popupshop #instagramforbusiness

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OUR BIG NEWS! Guess how we’re launching the new range… at a Pop Up Shop hosted by @instagram in Covent Garden, London next week! Instagram have invited 6 brands along to showcase their ranges, which you can shop on Instagram or in real life at the event. This is a huge privilege and something I could have only dreamed of, so I’m very grateful to @instagramforbusiness for such an incredible opportunity! Come along and see the new range, and hang out with Oh Squirrel and Instagram! Swipe to the second image for all the details. I’m going to do a Live tomorrow night at 8pm to tell you more about it, you’re very welcome to leave any questions below. Now, the big question, can you come?!?

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Location:
Instagram pop up shop, 9 – 11 Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AT

Times:
10am – 7pm

Price:
Free entry

Brixton Disco Festival at Electric Brixton on Saturday 13 October 2018

Following the inaugural sold out Brixton Disco Festival back in April, the disco extravaganza is back for a one-off special event, at the iconic Electric Brixton this October. Revellers can again expect high levels of production & stage spectacles to compliment an unmissable night of Disco! 🎉 🎶

Featuring two of the biggest disco DJs on the planet, Dimitri From Paris and Late Nite Tuff Guy will be heading things up, supported by Pablo Contraband and a takeover of Room 2 by one of London’s finest disco collectives, Stevie Wonderland.

Disco doyen Dimitri From Paris is one of the most prolific disco producers and DJs of our time, having created numerous masterpiece across his career. Where other DJs shy away from defining their sound for fear of being pigeon-holed, Dimitri has no qualms about being known as a ‘disco king’.

Late Nite Tuff Guy is a new breed of disco vigilante, peddling the most credible of disco edits and accruing some serious acclaim from an illustrious roll call of industry people in the know. Greg Wilson, Jackmaster and Dimitri from Paris have been regularly playing a handful of LNTG tracks in any given set and their ongoing support is testament to the quality of his work.

www.brixtondiscofestival.com

Location:
Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, London SW2 1RJ

Times:
10 pm – 5 am

Price:
From £27.50 book online

Martine Syms: Grand Calme at Sadie Coles until 20 October 2018

+ (1|The world is crumbling and depressing, how can I feel happy about anything.)
– It will be like the first warm day after a brutal winter and you greet the sun on your face.

Close my eyes and pretend I don’t exist.

I want to “cultivate a sense of privilege.”

+ (2|Kanye sliders.)
– I’m That Bitch. I did some cocaine and was worried I kept taking

too much in the rotation.

When I don’t work I start to slip away.

– Vaporizer or bong?

+ (@Vaporizer)
– I want to get rid of the interface the phone and just talk without having to dial.

+ (@Bong)

– I forget what else happened, great parties, lots of shrooms, saving one hit for the weekend. I went to this one meeting totally high. It was the perfect use of drugs.

+ *

* == 1 => {@ question1}
* == 2 => {@ question2}

– + question1

– – I hate how someone can just insert themselves into your life. Suddenly you’re thinking about them and wondering what they’re doing, wanting to chat, share things.

– + question2

– – It seems like I have to fight for little scraps while everyone else gets the whole world and by everyone else I just mean white people.

– ^buttons (“My horoscope is like bitch CALM DE FUCK DOWN.”,”Last week I texted My Husband about grabbing lunch or dinner. He didn’t respond for about ten minutes then asked ‘Do you want to go to Mexico…?'”)

www.sadiecoles.com/artists/44-martine-syms

Location:
Sadie Coles HQ, 62 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QN

Times:
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

Vegtoberfest at Fest Camden on Saturday 7 October 2018

The UK’s first vegan Oktoberfest celebration. The Bavarian themed beer festival will couple the merry traditions of Oktoberfest with vegan friendly beers, wines and street food. 😛 👏 🌱

Oktoberfest is a beer festival first and foremost and Vegtoberfest is just that. Vegan-friendly Bavarian beers will sit alongside a handful of local vegan craft ales, while vegan wines, mulled wine and hot and cold cocktails will also be available.

It wouldn’t be an Oktoberfest celebration without Bratwurst so Vegtoberfest will serve a range of vegan Bratwurst and sausages with all the usual trimmings at the Brat Grill. Vegtoberfest will also make use of Fest Roof Garden’s wood-fired pizza oven where a selection of vegan pizzas with Bavarian themes will be served.

Fest Camden’s main room will be transformed into a Bavarian beer hall where guests can enjoy their ‘steins’ while live music, comedy and DJs will provide the entertainment on stage. Guests will enjoy food and drink from the roof garden with views over Camden Stables Market!

www.vegtoberfest.co.uk

Location:
Fest Camden, Camden Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London NW1 8AH

Times:
12 midday – 10pm

Price:
From £10 book online

Bingo Academy at The Kitty Hawk from 6th October until 15 December 2018

Following the success of their runs at The Vaults and Mecca Camden earlier this year, Bingo Academy are based in east London for their autumn season to heighten the bingo experience further. 🙋🏽‍♀️ 🙋🏼‍♀️

City-based bar and eatery The Kitty Hawk will be transformed into a bingo training den, where bingo enthusiasts can get food they deserve. Bingo novices and experts alike will have the chance to hone their skills and live out their bingo dreams. They will be taught the complex rules of bingo and shown advanced dabbing techniques while competing in real-life bingo games to win life-changing (if slightly ridiculous) prizes.

The bingo boot camp will be paired with the ultimate bingo-friendly food menu specially curated by The Kitty Hawk’s head chef. The menu includes Kellogg’s Fried Chicken, Crackling with Sour Apple and Kimchi, Sauerkraut and Montgomery Cheddar Nuggets and more. Plus a drinks menu including delectable cocktails, craft beers, wine and prosecco!

Location:
The Kitty Hawk, 13 South Place, London EC2M 7EB

Times:
From 7pm

Price:
From £10 book online

Deptford X festival from 21 September – 30 September 2018

Since 1999 Deptford X has brought an annual art extravaganza to the unique setting of Deptford, combining work by invited artists with that of the area’s diverse creative communities. Since 2016, a revitalised programme has focused on commissioning cutting-edge work by emerging artists and a radically open, artist-centred approach. 👌🏽

At its heart are two programmes which together give the festival its unique character:

  • Platform, a set of five commissions for emerging artists in public spaces
  • Fringe, an expansive open programme of independent projects

Deptford X will also present a commissioned Special Project and a range of tours, talks and learning activities.

Festival programmes will take place over 10 days in a wide range of public sites and spaces; many projects will engage audiences in active and unexpected ways.

www.deptfordx.org

Location:
Around Deptford, start your visit at the home, St Paul’s House, 1 Market Yard, London SE8 4BX

Times:
Various

Price:
Free

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