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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

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

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

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– 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.”

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– 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?

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– 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.

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– – 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

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

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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