Its been a little while but we’re back with our tips for the best things to do in London over the next 2 or so weeks. We have clubs, films, music and a host of new film festivals
Peace, Love, Unity – MC FATS Charity Fundraiser @ Great Suffolk Street Warehouse (Friday 10th October)
Over the last 5 years Moondance 4 Life has raised over £30,000 for cancer charities. We have now teamed up with DJ Hype to organise a special show to help MC Fats. Fats is suffering from severe diabetes which has restricted his ability to work. This unique show will be held on Friday 10th October.
3 ARCHES OF DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, OLD SKOOL, BASS
Chase & Status / Pendulum (DJ Set) / DJ Hype / LTJ Bukem / Shy FX / Randall
Mampi Swift / A Sides / Bailey / Crissy Criss / DJ Phantasy / Chef
Congo Natty feat. Rebel MC / Fabio & Grooverider / Micky Finn / Darren Jay / Bryan G
Jumpin Jack Frost / Kenny Ken / Brockie / Eastman with Ruddy Ranks / Funky Flirt /
Squarewave / HLZ / Inter & DTA
Shut Up & Dance / Slipmatt / Billy Daniel Bunter / Uncle Dugs / Skie / Squirrel
Twista & Trix / Ashatack / Spice / Sense / Food Junky / Snypa / Genetic / Dan Rewind
MCs: Fats, AD, Verse, IC3, GQ, Harry Shotta, SP:MC, 2Shy, Eksman, Skibadee, Funsta, Ragga Twins, Det, Fearless, Deeizm, LowQui, Five Alive, Moose, Shockin B, Deefa, Cutter, 3Flow, Fusion
Friday 10th October
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse, 29 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, SE1 0NR
8.30PM – 6AM
Lizzie Finch/Ryan Trecartin Exhibition @ Zabludowicz Collection (2nd October – 21st December)
The first UK solo exhibition by Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, two artists whose collaborative practice is one of the most significant in contemporary art today.
Fitch and Trecartin will push their remarkable exploration of the impact of technology on communication, language and the construction of identity to new extremes. The whole gallery will be turned into a unified space through the application of an internal skin of paint and carpet. Visitors will enter a sealed environment, suggestive of shifted states of experience and perception.
The exhibition is an ambitious and completely new reconfiguration of the installation Priority Innfield. The sculptural theatres are reminiscent of vacant suburban environments such as an empty bedroom or stadium bleachers, combined with details such as a chain-link fence or a pile of sleeping bags. Each space functions as a threshold into Fitch and Trecartin’s universe.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a major new publication, and a programme of live events
2nd October to 21st December (Thursday to Sunday)
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3PT
12pm to 6pm
Mirrorcity @ Hayward Gallery (Tuesday 14th October – Sunday 4th January)
Mirrorcity explores the effect the digital revolution has had on our experiences.
London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. Mirrorcity shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.
The exhibition considers questions specific to our time such as: ‘How can we navigate the space between the digital and the physical?’ and ‘What is the effect of advanced technologies on our lives?’
The engagement, innovation and complexity of the works selected for MIRRORCITY also directly or indirectly reflect the multi-faceted character of London itself.
Presenting artworks in a wide variety of media including painting, film and video, sculpture, drawing, sound and performance, artists in the exhibition are:
Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Anne Hardy, Ursula Mayer, Katrina Palmer, Laure Prouvost, Hannah Sawtell, Lindsay Seers, John Stezaker and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Tuesday 14th October – Sunday 4th January
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
11am – 7pm
BFI London Film Festival @ Various Locations (Wednesday 8th October – Sunday 19th October)
Roll out the red carpet – the London Film Festival is back. 2 weeks and 248 films and all that excitement in the air, talks, Q&As and a whole lot of premieres. Ones to looks out for are The World of Kanako, Fury, and Tokyo Tribe to name a few
BFI London Film Festival
Oxjam Music Festival @ Various Locations (1st October – 31st October)
The Oxjam Music Festival has returned for its 9th year with the aim of creating a network of music-loving people across the UK, all united by a shared goal – to raise money to fight poverty and suffering around the world. This month the nationwide festival takes over a whole host of London venues as well as whole areas with Oxjam takeovers in areas like Camden, Islington, Brixton, Clapham, Notting Hill where one tickets will get you into all the participating venues in that area. Full details can be found here – http://www.wegottickets.com/oxjam/index
1st October to 31st October
Various venues and prices
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam // http://www.wegottickets.com/oxjam/index
Damien Hurst – Schizophrenogenesis @ Paul Stolper Gallery (9th October – 15th November)
Controversial artist Damien Hurst is back with his latest exhibition Schizophrenogenesis. Predominantly based upon the minimalist aesthetic of the medicinal pill, the works on display act as a continuation of Hirst’s life-long investigation into our almost-spiritual relationship with the rigours of science and the pharmaceutical industry.
Sculptures of medicine bottles, pharmaceutical boxes, ampoules, syringes, a scalpel, and drug packaging that all play with concepts of scale – the tallest measuring nearly one and a half metres – combine to form an Alice in Wonderland playground of pharmaceuticals which further Hirst’s enduring exploration of contemporary belief systems; religion, love, art and medicine. The manipulation of scale, is just one of the techniques employed by the artist to analyse the confident aesthetic of the pharmaceutical industry.
9th October – 15th November (open Wednesday to Saturday)
Paul Stolper Gallery, 31 Museum Street, WC1A 1LH
10am to 6am
Ashoka and Arthur Guinness Projects presents Makers of More Summit @ Oval Space (Thursday 16th October)
Over the last 4 years, Arthur Guinness Projects and Ashoka have helped to make a difference to the lives of 20m people through the work of 30 dedicated social entrepreneurs in 12 countries. The “Makers of More Summit” is a unique and interactive experience that will convene social entrepreneurs, leading experts, and hundreds of change makers.
Join us to hear from some of the world’s foremost social entrepreneurs including Tevis Howard of KOMAZA in Kenya, Pamela Chng of Bettr Barista in Singapore, Nayda Fadila Saib of Wansa Jelita in Indonesia, Ken Banks of kiwanja.net & FrontlineSMS in the UK and Joan Webley of Nanook Enterprises in Jamaica.
Guests will also participate in collaborative workshops hosted by MakeSense to develop concrete solutions to solve the world’s most pressing social & environmental problems
Thursday 16th October
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT
4.30pm to 10pm
http://www.changemakers.com/makersofmore // http://www.ovalspace.co.uk // https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/makers-of-more-summit-tickets-12489593711
Hip-Hop vs R&B @ The Jazz Café (Friday 17th October)
The Doctor’s Orders’ Hip-Hop vs R&B parties have fast become one of the most popular nights out in town and now the party returns for a monthly residency at Camden’s legendary Jazz Café. Boasting an incredible line up of residents going back to back in the Hip-Hop vs R&B challenge each month we have Kiss FM’s king of Hip- Hop, Shortee Blitz, joining The Doctor’s Orders resident & best Hip- Hop DJ in the country Mr Thing BBC 1xtra’s Martin 2 Smoove is the new voice of R&B while The Doctor’s Orders resident Russ Ryan will be warming things up month on month with his incredible selection of floor fillers.
As always this will be a great fun night out for guys and gals alike to grab ya mates and get ready to bump and grind!
Friday 17th October
Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG
10.30 pm – 3am
£5 advance / £10 on the door
Asian Movies Meetup Group – Secret Halloween Movie @ Jetlag Bar (Monday 20th October)
The Asian Movies meetup group returns to the Jetlag bar for its monthly free screening. In true Halloween fashion it will be an asian horror movie which will be revealed on the night.
There will also be a DVD swap shop and an Asian themed food and drink available for purchase at the bar.
Monday 20th October
Jetlag Bar, 125 Cleveland Street, W1T 6QB
Manhunter @ The Prince Charles Cinema (Tuesday 21st October)
If you’re a fan of the Hannibal Lector universe and haven’t see Manhunter you’re slipping!!! It’s set pre Clarice Starling and follows FBI profiler Will Graham (played by William Paterson) on the hunt for a serial killer called the Tooth Fairy, with Hannibal played by the great Brian Cox. This 80s classic directed by Michael Mann far surpasses the 2002 movie Red Dragon which was based on the same Thomas Harris book. This is a rare chance to grab a movie great on the big screen
Tuesday 21st October
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
£7.50 / £5
Finding Fela Screening with Q&A on music and politics @ Mildmay Community Centre (Thursday 23rd October)
Part of the Islington Black History Month Festival – Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela’s message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela’s music and message in their struggle for freedom.
There will also be a Q&A with African history and music consultant Kwaku. Kwaku who saw Fela Kuti at shows in Accra, Ghana, and London, where he interviewed the Afrobeat star.
Thursday 23rd October
Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, London N1 8NA
Nostalgia for the Light @ The Forge Music & Arts Venue (Monday 27th October)
This documentary was recently ranked as the 12th best documentary of all time by Sight and Sound magazine, Nostalgia for the Light is a documentary released in 2010 by Patricio Guzmán to address the lasting impacts of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Guzmán focuses on the similarities between astronomers researching humanity’s past, in an astronomical sense, and the struggle of many Chilean women who still search, after decades, for the remnants of their relatives executed during the dictatorship. Patricio Guzmán narrates the documentary himself and the documentary includes interviews and commentary from those affected and from astronomers and archeologists
The film will be followed by a discussion about identity and collective memory after state atrocities) and Alborada Soundsystem DJs and playlists offering Latin and global sounds in the bar area.
Monday 27th October
Forge Music & Arts Venue, 3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
Thats all for now until next time, with more London hints and tips