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.
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.
For the past few years The Doctor’s Orders have had the privilege of throwing one of the most exciting free parties of the summer thanks to the Royal Festival Hall. ? ?
Taking over the terrace with it’s view of the river Thames and London in all it’s glory, London’s kings of Hip-Hop have thrown the most spectacular parties of the year.
This year is set to be no exception as they invite young and old to join in celebrating 45 years of Hip-Hop with London’s finest.
A combination of DJs, dancers, beatbox performance and workshop and the host will take you chronologically through the day of Kool Herc’s first party back in August 1973 through Hip-Hop’s fledgling years and golden era right up to today’s hottest rap.
With elements to be enjoyed by all ages this is the perfect bank holiday Monday experience for everyone from the ageing b-boy to the fledgling Beastie Boy or Missy Elliot!
& Host Tama
+ performance and workshop by Kimmy Beatbox
Eat Work art invites you to join an annual series of Open Studios events across Netil House, Hackney Downs Studios and Old Paradise Yard. ??????
Open Studios season kicks off with Netil House opening the doors to the iconic building on the edge of London Fields.
For one night only, visit the studios of over 100 residents of Netil House, from Grammy winning music producers to fashion labels, to architect, production companies, jewellery makers and more.
Venture through the studios, chat to our inspiring residents and get stuck into workshops at The Experimental Perfume Club, luxury furniture showroom viewing at Espasso, exclusive sample sales at The Acey and Klements, enjoy live screenings with free popcorn from Powster.
Netil Market will be providing the best tasting street food to enjoy on the sunny terrace with tunes provided by Netil Radio. Enjoy an exceptional selection of live music curated by Noatune Studios and Netil Radio. Afterwards head to Netil360 rooftop to watch the sun go down over East London and party into the night at NT’s Bar.
A packed schedule of exciting outdoor events and entertainment running all summer. The largest free outdoor festival in London. ☀️ ?
With stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, Summer by the River is the perfect place to celebrate all things summer. This year the site will be transformed to take on a vibrant English country garden theme.
The busy programme will ensure there is never a dull moment down by the River. With outdoor cinema and theatre, big screen summer sports (including Wimbledon, Ascot and the cricket), live comedy and music performances, fun family days, fitness classes and a host of events to let your hair down on a Friday, Summer by the River will be the ultimate London experience this summer.
No festival would be complete without a delicious array of food and drink on offer and this year, Summer by the River is joining up with the amazing teams at Flat Iron Square and Look Mum No Hands to offer a constantly changing choice of some of the Capital’s finest street food housed in stunning country garden themed pop-ups.
Monday – Fitness
Tuesday – Film Night, outdoor cinema
Wednesday – Comedy
Thursday – Music
Friday – FriYay!, all singing all dancing interactive events
Saturday – Family Day
Sunday – World Music
2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote for the first time in British parliamentary elections. We celebrate women in the arts with a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop in workshops, pop up talks and street food. ?
Find emerging and established DJs selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions, discover pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and hands-on workshops. Or simply enjoy the space, the music, the views and the delicious food and drink offers.
Music & Visuals Programmed By gal-dem:
See DJs Nabihah Iqbal (formerly Throwing Shade), Lil C, Anz and Tone in the South Tanks. They will be accompanied by ground-breaking visuals made by or starring women of colour from Ifama and focused on black suffragette Ida B. Wells.
Music Programmed by NTS Radio:
See DJs Flo Dill, 239EF and Janie Jones in the Terrace Bar until 11pm.
2017 was the Year of Women: it began with massive women’s marches in the US and ended with a series of high-profile resignations by powerful men over sexual harassment scandals. ? ?
This groundswell of feminism may have erupted in response to current events, but it has also been slowly and steadily growing for decades. Over the past five years, female photographers have actively sought to redefine the manner and styles in which women are visually represented across advertising, film, and other media.
In response to this change, Getty Images has recruited a new generation of image makers and partnered with a number of organizations such as LeanIn.org, Refinery 29, and Muslim Girl to expand and evolve the photographic landscape.
Bruce Nauman’s interest is ‘in what art can be, not just what painting can be,’ and he embraced a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, video, neon and printmaking. ? ? ? ? ?
In the mid-1960s, having first studied mathematics and physics, and then art, Bruce Nauman became involved with the art scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Throughout his career, Nauman has investigated who we are, physically and mentally, using the human body and the space it inhabits. His own body became an important tool and reference point, whether performing in videos, or being cast to form part of a sculpture. Using self-imposed limitations and systems, he exposes the body’s vulnerability, as well as the human potential for violence and our need to communicate.
Words are both the subject and the form of many of Nauman’s works. Through thought-provoking wordplay, his neon pieces and works on paper cast new light on everyday phrases. Sound and the human voice are also significant aspects of his artistic approach, be it using his own voice or employing actors to perform unsettling and humorous scenarios. Disrupting the traditionally quiet space of the gallery, Nauman wants the experience of his work to be: ‘like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. Or better, like getting hit in the back of the neck. You never see it coming; it just knocks you down.’