February 16, 2015

Unity Culture Club: On Your Radar – 13.02.15

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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. THE OBSERVATORY
A different perspective on immersive theatre: The Observatory fuses digital interactivity and manipulation of taste – the story is told via wireless headphones, breathtaking projections and ‘a cocktail of human essences’. The show promises to tune the audience into mind–altering frequencies, stimulating the production of valuable and rare neurochemicals required to feel humanity – a daring new theatrical production that sits between digital and the real world.
– WHERE: The Vault Festival, Waterloo
– WHEN:Feb 18th to 22nd
– LINK: http://runhoratio.com/

2. BREAKING BAD CHARACTER PORTRAITS
Pioneering British illustrator Ralph Steadman (who worked closely with gonzo journalist icon Hunter S Thompson) presents an exhibition of character portraits inspired by the iconic TV show Breaking Bad.
– WHERE: 71a Gallery, Shoreditch, London
– WHEN: Until Sunday
– LINK: www.71alondon.com

3. ALL MEN MUST DINE
A pop-up Game Of Thrones diner comes to London, to celebrate the release of the fourth series of Game of Thrones on DVD. The Wandering Chef has created a carefully curated pop-up banquet, spread over three evenings – with Games of Thrones inspired food, drinks and staff.
– WHERE: Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street
– WHEN: February 13th to 15th
– LINK: http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/game-of-thrones-pop-up-restaurant-all-men-must-dine-to-hit-london-1201423823/

4. ANATOMICAL WHISKY TASTING
The world’s first anatomical whisky tasting experiment, matching the liquor to people. A 30-year-old single malt to be sampled off a 30-year-old person (literally, licked!) and a 50-year-old dram drank off a 50-year-old person. There is a science behind drinking from the body’s natural contours too: the heat of the host’s body will raise the temperature of the whisky, helping to showcase the flavours as the performers tell the compelling story of their life – informing our understanding of the ageing process.
– WHERE: Ace Hotel, Shoreditch
– WHEN: Saturday February 14th
– LINK: http://bompasandparr.com/news/view/anatomical-whisky-tasting

5. LOVE RATS TAXIDERMY WORKSHOP
Finally, looking for something “different” for Valentine’s Day? A beginners taxidermy class will take people through the process, from skinning to mounting for a special Valentine’s Day class. Participants will be taught traditional wrapping techniques and everything you need to know to preserve your new mantlepiece mate. A ticket includes an ethically-sourced and disease-free rat, all materials, instruction and refreshments.
– WHERE: Brown Bread Taxidermy, Harringay
– WHEN: Saturday February 14th
– LINK: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-rats-taxidermy-workshop-tickets-15626585538