Tag: events in london (page 1 of 45)

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 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

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

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)

Open House at various venues from 22 to 23 September 2018

Visit London’s most interesting buildings! This year they have over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours in the Open House programme. 🏘 🏙 🏘 🏙

This year’s programme explores how the new London that has been emerging the past 20 years is finally coming to fruition. New buildings, new kinds of buildings, new districts, new approaches to regeneration, women taking a leading role in making London, engineering excellence underpinning the capital’s successful reinvention – these all show how good design can make London a more enjoyable and vibrant city in which to live and work.

www.openhouselondon.org.uk

Location:
Various venues

Times:
Various

Price:
Free

Soho Jazz Jam at Carlisle Street on Saturday 8 September 2018

The Piano Bar Soho, London’s secret jazz club, is opening its doors to the street and host over 30 acts from some of the best jazz clubs in the world.

Those who witnessed the festivities last year will know the jam takes you from jazz through soul and all the way to be-bop.

Grab a drink and come rain or shine enjoy some of the finest jazz musicians as they work their magic. It’s an atmosphere like no other! 🎶 🎷

www.pianobarsoho.com/jam

Location:
Piano Bar Soho, 16 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BT

Times:
3pm – 8pm

Price:
Free, get tickets

Yuko Mohri at Camden Arts Centre until 16 September 2018

Following her residency at Camden Arts Centre in 2016, Yuko Mohri returns with a new installation that orchestrates relations between electromagnetic force-fields, patterns of light moving through water and a reconfigured Yamaha reed organ from 1934. Developed responsively to the architecture and surrounding environment of the galleries, Mohri’s audio-spatial composition reveals the interconnectedness of man-made and natural processes, inviting non-human agents and chance factors to determine the score. 👐

In this new commission, error, improvisation and feedback figure in an acoustic environment that maps shifting relationships between material things and conceptual propositions. Music and sound are central to Mohri’s practice. Her involvement with the experimental music scene in Japan has included collaborations with Otomo Yoshihide and the internationally acclaimed composer, pianist and electronic musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. As part of Voluta, sound art pioneer Akio Suzuki will perform live in the gallery.

www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/mohri

Location:
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Times:
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Wednesdays until 9pm
Closed Mondays

Price:
Free entry

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