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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

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

London Art Fair at Business Design Centre until 21 January 2018

Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing market. 👩‍🎨 👨‍🎨 🖼

Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside curated spaces Art Projects and Photo50, the Fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th Century to today.

The Fair is an established destination for both museum quality Modern British and contemporary work from leading global names.

Sitting alongside the main Fair will be specially curated contemporary spaces Art Projects and Photo50, featuring the next generation of artists and collectives.

www.londonartfair.co.uk

Location:
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

Times:
Thursday 11am – 9pm
Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 7.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Tickets:
Around £15 book online and get 30% discount compared to buying at the venue!

Manchester International Festival @ various venues in Manchester / 29th June – 16th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues across the city

Tickets: book online

www.mif.co.uk/mif17-events

The world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. The Festival is staged every two years in Manchester, the next edition will take place at venues all over the city.

They bring together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which we stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. We work closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of their projects possible and guarantees that they have a life after each Festival has ended.

They worked widely within communities around Manchester with My Festival, MIF’s creative community. My Festival is a diverse network of creative people who are forging closer connections with MIF – taking part in public projects, connecting the Festival to their communities, and joining our programmes of training activities, workshops and other special events.

MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. They’ve commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists as diverse as Björk, Steve McQueen, Robert Wilson, Wayne McGregor, Damon Albarn, Maxine Peake, The xx, Zaha Hadid Architects, Abida Parveen, Punchdrunk, Elbow and Marina Abramović, among many others!

Info for visiting Manchester.

Brown’s London Art Weekend @ various venues around Mayfair / until Sunday 3rd July 2016

Browns London Art Weekend

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues around Mayfair

Free entry

www.londonartweekend.co.uk

For 150 years Mayfair’s galleries and auction houses have welcomed the world’s greatest art collectors, and this event is the ultimate celebration of this London heartland, rich with art galleries.

Experience the unrivalled quality and diversity of this key art market destination as galleries and auction houses open their doors to the public for this exciting event. With talks, walks, and over 50 exhibitions to see, Brown’s London Art Weekend offers a unique opportunity for art lovers to explore the capital’s greatest private galleries.

Brown’s Hotel, on Albemarle Street, will be the base for the London Art Weekend, offering themed tours and talks with the art experts, and offering a welcoming pitstop where you can indulge in a glass of Ruinart Champagne and an oyster or two in the HIX Mayfair Ruinart and Seafood Bar.

Hackney WickED art festival @ various venues around Hackney Wick and Fish Island / Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August 2014

Hackney WickED art festivalTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Fri 18:00-21:00 (private view)
Sat-Sun noon-18:00

@ Hackney Wick and Fish Island, closest stations Hackney Wick and Stratford

Free

RSVP for the private view by emailing rsvp@hackneywicked.co.uk

www.hackneywicked.co.uk

Over 100 open studios to explore; over 15 exhibitions curated specially for the festival, brand new site-specific artworks and many many live performances and events popping up around the streets and venues of Hackney Wick.

Now in its 6th year established as one of London’s biggest and most creative art events promoting local culture and providing a platform for local emerging artists to showcase their work alongside established names whilst celebrating the creative community from Hackney Wick.

View and download the full festival programme.

Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival @ Somerset House / from 24th April – 5th May 2014

Pick Me Up - Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset HouseTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10:00-18:00 (till 22:00 Thu and Fri)

@ Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, London, WC2R1LA

Tickets:
£10 or £17.50 for a festival pass book online

www.somersethouse.org.uk

Our favourite graphic arts festival is back for its fifth year promising to be packed with more events and the best artists. You’ll be able to browse through quirky studio spaces, shop for affordable art from the best contemporary artists and get involved in many workshops, discussions and events.

Pick Me Up Radio presented by Comms Bureau launches as the exclusive radio station broadcasting live from Somerset House with specially invited DJs, interviews and takeover days throughout the festival.

Pick Me Up Arts Festival 2014

Hackney WickED Art Festival @ Hackney Wick and Fish Island / Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Open:
Fri 18:00-21:00
Sat 12:00-18:00
Sun 12:00-18:00

@ Galleries and studios around Hackney Wick and Fish Island, London E9

Free and no registration needed

www.hackneywicked.co.uk

Now in its 6th year, Hackney WickED remains a dynamic force for promoting local culture – dedicated to providing a platform for artists to showcase their work alongside established and international names.

2013 sees the return of Hackney WickED Art Festival; championing creativity through exhibitions, open studios, performances, fetes, music, workshops, tours, food and more…

To donate to the organisation visit:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/hackney-wicked-art-festival-2013

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