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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

House of Horror at Essex from Friday 28 September – Wednesday 31 October 2018

A new and groundbreaking 4D immersive experience featuring a full cast of highly-trained actors ready to twist and turn you through film-grade sets designed by the best, to do their worst. 😱

Decaying in the depths of Brentwood, a blood-soaked path draws you towards a vast, abandoned house. Inside, spirits are awoken and nightmares are realised as you embark on your battle through 12 rooms of sheer torture. These are your darkest fears so prepare to take centre stage in scenes reminiscent of Hollywood’s most terrifying films where you become the victim… are you brave enough to step inside?

Fight your way through each zone of terror as the house throws up a chilling array of physical and psychological challenges. You’ll find yourself exorcising a demon as you witness a possessed girl’s head twist 360 degrees and if you take a wrong turn in the ‘Macabre Maze’, you’ll meet a sinister fate.

With areas including Sci-Fi-Die, Krow Killers, and Medical Madness, you’ll join forces with up to 10 friends to see who can make it out alive! Should you survive the ordeal, you will have the choice to enter the mysterious Room 13, a room so intense, visitors are required to sign a waiver before entering because of the torture endured inside.

Visitors also have the option of receiving a video of the whole experience filmed on a GoPro, have photos taken in a specially themed booth complete with gory props as well as visit the weird and wonderful gift shop. Guests can also revel in the fright of others by spectating live on Fright Vision, while plenty of street food and refreshments will be available to help them level their nerves and bring adrenaline levels back down to normal.

This is the most complete and crazy, unforgettable and unique spooktacular experience in the country… dare you enter the House of Horror?

www.houseofhorror.co.uk

Location:
House of Horror, Warley Gap, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3DP

Times:
Various

Price:
From £25 book online

London Design Festival at various locations until Sunday 23 September 2018

Celebrating and promoting London as the design capital of the world. The Festival returns to venues and institutions across the city! 🙋🏽‍♂️ 🙋‍♀️

The festival’s vision is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. In 2017, the festival welcomed a record-breaking 450,000 individual visitors from over 75 countries. These visitors contributed to an overall 991,000 visits to London Design Festival events with 150,000 people passing through Broadgate each day having the opportunity to see Landmark Project Villa Walala.

www.londondesignfestival.com

Location:
Various

Times:
Various (many locations are open all day and night)

Price:
Free

Chubby Cloud at Anya Hindmarch until 16 September 2018

An experiential installation that’s inspired by the cloud motif in the Chubby Collection. Located at Banqueting House in London from visitors will be able to climb on and sink into the world’s largest bean bag under the magnificent Rubens ceiling. ☁️

This event will also include a series of talks, meditations, music and bedtime stories that the public can book into, all taking place on the Chubby Cloud.

As well as attending events, visitors will also be able to enjoy Chubby Cloud inspired cakes in the Chubby Cloud Café and visit the Chubby Cloud shop, which will offer the latest Chubby Collection alongside items available exclusively at the event.

www.anyahindmarch.com/en-GB/chubby-cloud

Location:
Banqueting House, London SW1A 2ER

Times:
Friday 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sunday (sold out)

Price:
£7.50 book online (tickets support Historic Royal Palaces)

Streetfest at Gillett Square on Saturday 15 September 2018

Gillett Square, the East London creative hub, is hosting the tenth Streetfest: the UK’s premier urban culture festival, bursting with street art, dance, fashion, sport, food, and of course, music. 🎶 🍔

For ten years Streetfest has pulled together the newest and most iconic talents from London’s vibrant underground culture, and this weekend, there’s to be a huge party to celebrate one decade since its inception.

For one day only, people of all ages can enter the festival for free and see an impressive Selectors Assemble takeover of the main stage, with scene originators from the Plastic People club days and new talents taking to the decks.

Up-and-coming influencers will also be featured on the ‘On The Rise’ stage, which will see nine fantastic new acts handpicked by local music champions Music is Remedy.

Elsewhere, choose the street dance you want to see, as well as the S-K-A-T-E tourna-ment that’s running throughout the day! Make sure you catch the live work of Paint Freaks, who will be turning Gillett Square into a veritable museum of graffiti and murals.

RSVP on Facebook

www.streetfest.net

Location:
Gillett Square, Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN

Times:
1pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, get tickets online

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