April 24, 2015
Unity Culture Club: On Your Radar – 24.04.15
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. TIME RUN LONDON
“Locked Room” gaming was one of the biggest talking points in immersive experiences in New York in 2014, and now it has arrived in London.
Always loved Crystal Maze as a youngster? Then Time Run is probably the next best thing. It is an exhilarating live-gaming experience for groups of three-to-five people. The Unity team were among the first to try this experience out, check out our blog for a review going up soon.
WHERE? A secret location in London Fields
WHEN? April 23rd to August 2nd
2. BUY ART FROM A VENDING MACHINE IN A PUB
The inaugural Vending Machine Art Gallery will showcase 40 artists in East London this summer – all taking place at The Fox on Kingsland Road. Highlights include work from Jeremy Banx, cartoonist for the FT; Petro, the fine artist and graffiti writer who’s just exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery; and Katie Brooks, a taxidermist who’s currently part of the Barbican Magnificent Collections exhibition.
There will be a run of just 50 prints for each work, with prices ranging between £5 and £20.
WHERE? The Fox, Kingsland Road, Dalston
WHEN? May 7th to June 11th
3. FREE FILM FESTIVAL IN SOUTH EAST LONDON
South East London’s hip hotspots, New Cross and Deptford, are hosting ten days of free films. Screenings to catch include a bike-powered screening of the classic Wizard of Oz on Telegraph Hill and a special screening of ‘Love & Basketball’, Gina Price-Blythewood’s ass-kicking reminder of the obstacles faced by young women. The film takes love, sport & sexual politics seriously, and is screening at The Amersham Arms.
WHERE? Around New Cross & Deptford
WHEN? April 24th to May 3rd
4. PASSAGE TELLS, BRIXTON MARKET AUDIO STORYTELLING
A new site-specific sound installation comes to a special pocket of Brixton – telling the untold stories of the people who live and work in the area.
Within a passage in Reliance Arcade, audience members will be asked to wear headphones for an audio experience that uncovers tales about the residents, and the history of the area through a series of interviews and conversations.
WHERE? Reliance Arcade, Brixton Market
WHEN? April 24th to May 2nd
5. FREE RANGE SHOWS
Excitement is building ahead of the UK’s biggest creative graduate showcase event at The Old Truman Brewery this summer. Unity is delighted to be working with Free Range – celebrating the very best of the new fashion, design, photography, art, interior design and architecture talent.
For many of the young people involved it is the first opportunity to display their work outside of a university environment, with the exposure from Free Range Shows allowing them to really develop their careers. Stay tuned for a series of exciting case studies and profiles across the UK media this summer!
WHERE? The Old Truman Brewery
WHEN? June 5th onwards