October 16, 2015

Unity Culture Club: On Your Radar – 16.10.15

Here’s your weekly co. mailer, featuring a host of handpicked recommendations from the left-field of London’s arts and culture world.

Lock down your aerials…

1. EAST END MARKET TOUR

Here at Unity we work just around the corner from the wonderful Leather Lane – and we’re really proud of our city’s incredible market heritage.

This Sunday, there’s a special guided tour of the East End’s many markets. It offers the chance to explore one of London’s oldest street markets – Petticoat Lane, and explore many hidden corners of the East End of London.

The tour offers the chance to learn the rich history of London’s markets, and take in their atmospheric surroundings along the way.

WHERE? Around East London
WHEN? 18th October
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2. FABRIC’S SIXTEENTH

When you say Farringdon to people of a certain age, they immediately think of the legendary Fabric nightclub.

This weekend, Unity’s near neighbour Fabric, is celebrating its sixteenth year with a huge extravaganza of a party. Friday sees Kurupt FM Champagne Steam Rooms soundsystem and Oneman. And the Saturday looks epic, with a huge line-up of progressive electronic music talent – Marcel Dettmann, Ricardo Villallobos and more on the decks.

And good news for those who really want to party hard. The club is open until Monday morning at 5am – though for one weekend only you get a re-entry wristband.

WHERE? Fabric, Farringdon, London
WHEN? 16th to 18th October
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3. ART FAIR CAPITAL

It’s a huge week for the UK’s art and creative scene as Frieze Art Fair rolls into town. But at Unity, we like to keep an eye on some of the new artists and breaking trends at some of our more alternative art fairs.

Moniker Art Fair is an event to watch, as it returns for its sixth year at the Old Truman Brewery. The fair is now firmly established, with deep roots embedded in urban culture.

Moniker Art Fair will again be venue sharing with London’s leading artist-led fair, The Other Art Fair, in what will be a showcase of independent and established talent all under one roof in East London’s iconic Old Truman Brewery. Both events will attract more than 14,000 visitors, a definite highlight of London’s Art Week.

WHERE? The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London
WHEN? October 15th to 18th
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4. KINETICA, AT THE HOSPITAL CLUB

Another art week highlight is Kinetica Museum’s residency at the Hospital Club with a three-month festival called ‘Gravity’. Throughout the building more than 50 works will be showcased, an out-of-this-world extravaganza of cosmic art.

The exhibition focuses on forces in nature and an insight into the cosmic realms, highlighting radical new thinking within the fields of art, science and imagination with no bounds. The show celebrates 100-years of Einstein’s discovery of the Theory of Relativity, the theory that explains the Origins of the Universe.

There are interesting partners lined up, including The Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics. The Centre will include artists presentations and a panel discussion on the future of art, with a line-up of eminent artists and thinkers.

WHERE? The Hospital Club, Covent Garden
WHEN? 14th October until 14th December
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5. CREATING MORE SUSTAINABLE CITIES

The Unity team are obsessed with understanding our cities – how they work and how we can make them better. That’s why we were thrilled to learn about the CityLab conference coming to Kings Cross next week.

The summit brings together mayors, urban scholars, architects, city leaders and innovators to address problems facing metropolitan areas. CityLab will feature presentations, field trips, tutorials and roundtable conversations among these leading minds to advance bold, scalable ideas and solutions to transform cities throughout the world.

It’s a chance for London to showcase its breakthrough ideas from both public and private sectors. Throughout the event it will explore income inequality, safety, mobility and the factors that make our cities so liveable.

WHERE? Around London
WHEN? October 18th and 19th
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6. OF RIDERS AND RUNNING HORSES

Performed at night on a Farringdon rooftop, Of Riders and Running Horses draws us into an exhilarating and visceral dance show unlike any other.

The performance hopes to conjure up a new kind of old dance to animate forgotten city spaces. Created by Still House for six female dancers and a live band, the performers dance to an insistent rhythm, reminding us of the exhilarating power that comes from moving together.

It is the latest show from creative genius, theatre-maker and choreographer Dan Canham. The show has been co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella, and has already been performed in Birmingham and Cambridge and called “a thing of total joy” by critics.

WHERE? Rooftop NCP Car Park, Farringdon, London
WHEN? Until October 18th
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