January 23, 2015
Unity Culture Club: On Your Radar – 23.01.15
Presenting our 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. TASCHEN JANUARY SUPER SALE
Probably London’s best sale! The place to be for the culturally curious, a fanatic range of fashion, film, art, architecture and erotica titles at unbelievable discounts. You can also win $10,000 worth of TASCHEN books by using the hashtag #TASCHENsalefie. The one with the most likes win the prize. Simple! Sale ends Sunday.
– WHERE ? WHEN: TASCHEN Store London, Duke Of York Square, Chelsea – until Sunday
2. STAND-UP SLAM
New spoken word trends continue to gather pace. This night pitches stand-up comedians against poetry stars in a live battle. Features the rapping teacher Mark Grist and slam champion Amy Mcallister.
– WHERE / WHEN: Hackney Picturehouse – on Thursday January 29th
3. SEX WORKERS OPERA
Breaking through stigma and stereotypes, Sex Workers’ Opera is unique multimedia production written and performed by sex workers and their allies. Fuses opera, hip hop, projections and poetry – critics have hailed the show’s unflinchingly honest, upliftingly human insight into the lives of sex workers around the world.
– WHERE/WHEN: The Arcola Theatre, Dalston – until Friday January 30th
4. LONDON’S SMALLEST ART GALLERY
Budvar has teamed up with Zigfrid on Hoxton Square to showcase London’s smallest art gallery. Images are inspired by East London, street art & gentrification.
– WHERE / WHEN: Zigfrid’s, Hoxton Square, Shoreditch – from January 27th
5. ART MACABRE
A life-drawing class with a difference! Art Macabre invites people to immerse themselves in a world of medieval monsters, fantastical beasts and macabre history through sketching nude and costumed models. Explore the darker side of life drawing at these theatrical, dynamic drawing salons. Create your own fantastical creature sketches, inspired by the myths of Middle Ages.
– WHERE/WHEN: The Book Club, Shoreditch – on January 24th
6. LONDON ART FAIR
Back for it’s 27th year! One of the capital’s longest running arts events – and is bigger than ever, with more 128 galleries and artists taking part.
WHERE / WHEN: Business Design Centre, Angel, Islington – January 21st to 25th
7. INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
A seven-day celebration of small music venues around the UK, and a nod to the people that run them week-in week-out. Next week is an attempt to preserve this important cultural heritage against a backdrop of closures, gentrification and change.
WHERE / WHEN: Around London – from January 26th onwards