February 19, 2016

Unity Culture Club: On Your Radar – 19.2.16

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. LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY

Always a treat for the insatiably curious, South Kensington’s Science Museum Lates is throwing open its doors for a late night session with a difference.

This month’s adults-only after-hours theme night looks particularly interesting. Dedicated to exploring the science behind sexuality, the event questions why we are attracted to the people we are – and how this shapes our identity and the way we see the world around us.

Spread across several floors, you’ll have the opportunity to flit between playing with food, discussions about technology and love, speed dating with a twist, and even enjoy a special gin bar.

If these aren’t enough, there are also the regular Lates highlights of live music, the Punk Science comedy show and one of the quirkiest silent discos in town.

WHERE? The Science Museum, South Kensington
WHEN? February 24th
Find out more

2. THE EPIC STORY OF AMERICAN ROOTS

This weekend, the BFI are introducing us to the story of American music and the machine that revolutionised its sound.

The American Epic trilogy is the tale of how and why American roots music came to be recorded in the 1920s, going back to a time before digital, tape, or even vinyl, were used to record sound.

The three captivating 60-minute films, all narrated by Robert Redford, recount how the recording machine was used to capture and shape American music, eventually going on to conquer the world.

All of its many styles, from Gospel to Hawaiian, and Mississippi Blues to Kentucky coal-mining songs, are covered and represented by their greatest figures: Charley Patton, The Carter Family, the Memphis Jug Band, Joe Falcon, Elder Burch, and others.

Their stories are told by surviving relatives and largely unseen archive footage of them and the landscapes reflected by their music.

WHERE? Where? BFI, Southbank, Waterloo
WHEN? February 20th
Find out more

3. PUNK DOC CINEMA

This weekend sees The Regent Street Cinema hosting a documentary celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the birth of the ultimate cultural movement – Punk Rock.

Featuring classic documentaries, new documentaries, and some rarely seen favourites, this festival is the perfect way to explore the stories of some iconic bands and people.

Our pick has to be Who Killed Nancy – an engrossing film devoted to investigating the death of Nancy Spungen in 1978. Others films include: The Filth and the Fury; Revenge of the Mekons; Derailed Sense: A Film About Vic Godard and Subway Sect; Basically, Johnny Mopen; and Anarchy: The McLaren Westwood gang.

WHERE? Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street
WHEN? February 19th – 21st
Find out more

4. GET A TASTE FOR LONDON’S MEDIEVAL WINE

Step back in time with Unreal City Audio this weekend and explore the sights, sounds and tastes of late medieval London on this immersive wine-tasting tour.

Led by acclaimed historian and broadcaster Dr Matthew Green, who will be helped by actors and minstrels on the way, the tour will bring historical London to life.

You’ll have the chance to sample fine wine at City taverns and meet notable characters from the medieval wine industry. The tour takes people from ancient Roman walls, to Cheapside, Vintry and beyond to the port at Queenhithe, completing your journey overlooking the Thames with a view of medieval London.

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the medieval city and imagine London’s boozy past.

WHERE? By the Church of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
WHEN? February 20th
Find out more

5. NEVERENDED STREET ART SHOW

The LondonNewcastle Project space in Shoreditch has some stellar programming. We’re particularly excited about EndoftheLine Productions’ new show, Neverended – a retrospective exhibition showcasing over 200 pieces by internationally acclaimed graffiti and street artists.

This collection provides a snapshot of the last ten years of East London’s graffiti, street art and hip hop community, and includes work by some of the city’s (and the world’s!) most influential urban artists such as Will Barras, Faile, Tizer, 45RPM and others.

Immerse yourself in the world of street art, music and film with their series of pop up events held in the exhibition space – from life drawing classes and live talks, to pop up feasts and music showcases, there’s a lot to choose from.

You can also pick up some limited edition prints by many of the featured artists from their pop-up shop, which will be running for the duration of the show.

WHERE? Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street
WHEN? Until February 24th
Find out more

6. JOIN THE DOTS ON… GENERATION Z

In case you missed it, it’s just one week to go until our breakfast trends briefing on Generation Z.

We are hosting the brand manager-only trends briefing on British youth on Thursday (25th February) at our Hatton Wall offices. We’ll be joined by Jo Burford from Twitter, Charlie Gardiner-Hill from The Tab and youth marketing experts Brett Booth to find out what really matters to young people in 2016.

The session will offer the chance to discover the best way to connect with this sceptical and savvy audience, and keep your business culturally relevant to this new generation.

Tickets are almost gone, more information is here

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1. LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY

Always a treat for the insatiably curious, South Kensington’s Science Museum Lates is throwing open its doors for a late night session with a difference.

This month’s adults-only after-hours theme night looks particularly interesting. Dedicated to exploring the science behind sexuality, the event questions why we are attracted to the people we are – and how this shapes our identity and the way we see the world around us.

Spread across several floors, you’ll have the opportunity to flit between playing with food, discussions about technology and love, speed dating with a twist, and even enjoy a special gin bar.

If these aren’t enough, there are also the regular Lates highlights of live music, the Punk Science comedy show and one of the quirkiest silent discos in town.

WHERE? The Science Museum, South Kensington
WHEN? February 24th
Find out more

2. THE EPIC STORY OF AMERICAN ROOTS

This weekend, the BFI are introducing us to the story of American music and the machine that revolutionised its sound.

The American Epic trilogy is the tale of how and why American roots music came to be recorded in the 1920s, going back to a time before digital, tape, or even vinyl, were used to record sound.

The three captivating 60-minute films, all narrated by Robert Redford, recount how the recording machine was used to capture and shape American music, eventually going on to conquer the world.

All of its many styles, from Gospel to Hawaiian, and Mississippi Blues to Kentucky coal-mining songs, are covered and represented by their greatest figures: Charley Patton, The Carter Family, the Memphis Jug Band, Joe Falcon, Elder Burch, and others.

Their stories are told by surviving relatives and largely unseen archive footage of them and the landscapes reflected by their music.

WHERE? Where? BFI, Southbank, Waterloo
WHEN? February 20th
Find out more

3. PUNK DOC CINEMA

This weekend sees The Regent Street Cinema hosting a documentary celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the birth of the ultimate cultural movement – Punk Rock.

Featuring classic documentaries, new documentaries, and some rarely seen favourites, this festival is the perfect way to explore the stories of some iconic bands and people.

Our pick has to be Who Killed Nancy – an engrossing film devoted to investigating the death of Nancy Spungen in 1978. Others films include: The Filth and the Fury; Revenge of the Mekons; Derailed Sense: A Film About Vic Godard and Subway Sect; Basically, Johnny Mopen; and Anarchy: The McLaren Westwood gang.

WHERE? Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street
WHEN? February 19th – 21st
Find out more

4. GET A TASTE FOR LONDON’S MEDIEVAL WINE

Step back in time with Unreal City Audio this weekend and explore the sights, sounds and tastes of late medieval London on this immersive wine-tasting tour.

Led by acclaimed historian and broadcaster Dr Matthew Green, who will be helped by actors and minstrels on the way, the tour will bring historical London to life.

You’ll have the chance to sample fine wine at City taverns and meet notable characters from the medieval wine industry. The tour takes people from ancient Roman walls, to Cheapside, Vintry and beyond to the port at Queenhithe, completing your journey overlooking the Thames with a view of medieval London.

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the medieval city and imagine London’s boozy past.

WHERE? By the Church of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
WHEN? February 20th
Find out more

5. NEVERENDED STREET ART SHOW

The LondonNewcastle Project space in Shoreditch has some stellar programming. We’re particularly excited about EndoftheLine Productions’ new show, Neverended – a retrospective exhibition showcasing over 200 pieces by internationally acclaimed graffiti and street artists.

This collection provides a snapshot of the last ten years of East London’s graffiti, street art and hip hop community, and includes work by some of the city’s (and the world’s!) most influential urban artists such as Will Barras, Faile, Tizer, 45RPM and others.

Immerse yourself in the world of street art, music and film with their series of pop up events held in the exhibition space – from life drawing classes and live talks, to pop up feasts and music showcases, there’s a lot to choose from.

You can also pick up some limited edition prints by many of the featured artists from their pop-up shop, which will be running for the duration of the show.

WHERE? Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street
WHEN? Until February 24th
Find out more

6. JOIN THE DOTS ON… GENERATION Z

In case you missed it, it’s just one week to go until our breakfast trends briefing on Generation Z.

We are hosting the brand manager-only trends briefing on British youth on Thursday (25th February) at our Hatton Wall offices. We’ll be joined by Jo Burford from Twitter, Charlie Gardiner-Hill from The Tab and youth marketing experts Brett Booth to find out what really matters to young people in 2016.

The session will offer the chance to discover the best way to connect with this sceptical and savvy audience, and keep your business culturally relevant to this new generation.

Tickets are almost gone, more information is here

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