After Nyne’s Guide to a Freaky, But Fabulous, Halloween

The fog is creeping in and the children of the night are calling – take After Nyne’s hand, and let us guide you through a selection of Halloween events at some of London’s most fabulous clubs.

BARTS’ ANNUAL ‘YELLOWEEN’ PARTYYelloween-2

Be you devil, demon, ghost or ghoul, all are welcomed down to sip on Uncle Barts’ favorite poison – champagne – for the Annual Yelloween Party at Barts this year. Taking place on Thursday 30th October, in association with Veuve Clicquot, and secretly spilling over to Friday 31st October too – for those that have not yet had their fair share of scare…

Fancy dress will be as essential as a crucifix in an exorcism, but if you arrive lacking, fear not, Barts’ resident fancy dress box will be brimming with dead scary delights, from devil horns to witches hats. Then, for those that left their fake blood in the fridge, Aunty Barts will even be hosting a face painting corner that will be taking all and any requests.

Expect frightful fancy dress fever, devilishly dramatic decorations and daring deals on Veuve.

BARTS’ ANNUAL YELLOWEEN PARTY
DATE: Thursday 30th & Friday 31st October 2014
TIME: 6pm – Late
T: 020 7581 3355
W: www.barts-london.com
T: @BartsLondon

BUNGA BUNGA and COCOBANANAS TEAM UP FOR A HALLOWEEN WEEKEND OF HORRORSbunga bunga halloween 2

Keen never to miss out on any type of celebration, from Ferragosto to Carnivale – this year, the Italians and the Brazilians (though neither traditionally celebrating the hallowed holiday in their own country) will be teaming up to bring Battersea a bloodcurdlingly brilliant weekend of fancy dress fun and creepy cocktails.

Dress code is ‘trick or treat on Howie Street’ and all party-goers will be encouraged to ‘Vamp’ it up on both Friday and Saturday.

The summit of this scary adventure will then be the Halloween brunch, to be thrown at Bunga Bunga on Saturday 1st November. Guests can expect to be scared out of their skins, as they are seated in a dimly lit room, all blinds closed, and the music cranked up, for some serious Halloween-a-oke to be hosted by Bunga Bunga’s resident DJ John ‘dragoween’ Sizzle, alongside a soundtrack of horrifying hits, to be enjoyed over a 4 course meal and trembling tumblers of prosecco.

BUNGA BUNGA and COCOBANANA TEAM UP FOR WEEKEND OF HALLOWEEN HORRORS
DATE: Friday 31st October 2014 – Saturday 1st November 2014
TIME: 6.00pm – 2.30am

BUNGA BUNGA HALLOWEEN BRUNCH :
DATE: Saturday 1st November
TIME: 12pm-5.30pm
Price: £38 per head from 11am-1pm, £48 per head after 1pm second sitting

BUNGA BUNGA
37 Battersea Bridge Road,
London,
SW11 3BA
Tel: 020 7095 0360
Website: www.bungabunga-london.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BungaBungaLondn
Email: reservations@bungabunga-london.com

COCOBANANAS
101 Howie Street
London
SW11 3BA

www.cocobananas-london.com
Friday– Saturday, 10.30pm – 2.30am
Free Entry before 11pm
£10 entry from 11pm

HalloweenDISCOPATH at DISCO
This year, in honour of the world’s favourite hallowed holiday, and the decade in which not only DISCO was born, but also in which some of the best and most iconic horror films were ever created, on Friday 31st October, DISCO will be screening a spine-chilling and famously frightening, 70s style cult classic, DISCOPATH!

The night will begin with guests checking in, (Pan Am style of course) before taking their seats for the fabulously retro and truly terrifying interactive film screening. During which, they will be served a selection of blood-chilling beverages, by Duane Lewis’s hunters and victims…

Food from a specially designed Retro Discopathe menu, will also be served before, and during the film, courtesy of Stax Diner, along with an abundance of alcoholic ‘Hard Milkshakes’. A special ‘blow your head off’ Belvedere Vodka cocktail will even be created for the night called ‘Death by DISCO’, that will contain more chocolate than the most successful ‘trick or treat’ trip.

Once the film has come to an end, all those who haven’t run home to hide under the covers, or been killed off by the Discopath, will be welcomed to stay for a Freaky Friday night in Funky Town, as we commit ’Murder On The Dancefloor’ into the early hours. There will be roller skating table service, a deadly dance-off competition, prizes for best costumes and some sinister surprises and ghoulish giveaways to be revealed on the evening…

DISCO is an underground boîte inspired by the 1970s Manhattan disco movement. Guests are greeted at a Pan Am-inspired lounge where air stewardesses issue boarding passes and check personal items into the cloakroom via a conveyor belt.

So hit the haunted cinema and then raise hell like a Discopath on the dance floor till dawn!

DISCOPATH at DISCO
Friday 31st October 2014

Door open: 7.30pm
Fim starts: 8.30pm

Club night starts: 10pm

Tickets: £20 – Earlybird
£25 – O.T.D

DISCO
13 Kingly Court
London
W1B 5PW
www.disco-london.com
Disco-ver more & follow us: @discosoho

80s SLASHER MASH-UP at MAGGIE’Shalloween final
This Halloween will see Maggie’s in Chelsea haunted by timeless classics and terrifying flashbacks, from frighteningly horrifying films such as ‘Lost Boys’, ‘Shining’ and ‘The Thing’!

So if you fancy a Nightmare on the ‘Evil Dead’ Fulham Road you can expect to enter a thrown together film set of rusty wire garlands, gunky sacks of eyeballs, and bloodied hanging knives and axes. There will even be DVD screenings of the best scenes, showing the worst bits from all of the above murderous movies.

Naturally, dress code for this fantasy film fest will be frightful fancy dress -
‘Gremlins’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Hellraisers’ all welcome! The best dressed boy and girl stand to win the club’s top prize of a Maggie’s Fish Bowl filled full of Belvedere Vodka and other potent poisons (worth £295), and of course are of the haunted old school mantra of no effort no entry with apply!

80s SLASHER MASH-UP at MAGGIE S
DATE: From Friday 31st October
TIME: 10:30pm
PRICE: £20

329 Fulham Road,
London,
SW10 9QL

Tel: 020 7352 8512
Website: www.maggies-club.com
Twitter : www.twitter.com/Maggies_Club/
Email: info@maggies-club.com

dr frank2DR FRANKENSTEIN at MR FOGG’S
This Halloween Mr Fogg will be welcoming his dear friend Dr Frankenstein to his hallowed halls hidden on Bruton Lane, for a full week of unorthodox scientific experimental cocktail making and alarming alchemy, from Tuesday 28th November till Saturday 1st November. We’re not sure Mr Fogg has quite realised the twisted treats that lay in store courtesy of the good doctor, but as he is away, he is sure to get a frightful surprise on his return.

Guest can expect bell jars brimming with brain parts and eye balls, bubbling cauldron concoctions, smoke and steam screens, “fogging” up the bar and windows, and even medically miscellaneous misdemeanours, in the form of a spot of eerie entertainment from Frankenstein himself as he sets up his new laboratory.

In keeping with the surgical set the barman too with of course be dressed as Victorian scientists, with a trick or two up the sleeves of their white coats.

So, for a fright from Frankenstein, sample a spot of science at Mr Fogg’s.

DR FRANKENSTEIN at MR FOGG’S
Tuesday 28th October – Saturday 1st November 2014

Mr Fogg’s
15 Bruton Lane
London
W1J 6JD

Tel: 020 7 036 0608

www.mr-foggs.com
greetings@mr-foggs.com
Twitter: @MrFoggLondon

ENJOY A HALLOWEEN FEAST AT THE SHED
The Shed, Notting Hill’s stylish and local restaurant offering superb seasonal and locally foraged cuisine, have created a wickedly delicious menu for the most devilish night of the year, Halloween. So this year forget hiding under the bed and hide inside The Shed instead!

Halloween at The Shed will be the perfect place to indulge your naughty side and taste some of the most mouth-watering Halloween themed dishes including Deviled Beef Heart, Smoked Green Sludge Soup, Raw venison and Black Gnocchi. The menu promises to be full of treats and no tricks.

The Shed Halloween – Friday 31st October 2014
122 Palace Gardens Terrace
London
W8 4RT
Tel: 020 7229 4024
Websites: http://theshed-restaurant.com
Twitter: @theshed_resto

FEND OFF THE VAMPIRES THIS HALLOWEEN AT BOBO SOCIAL
Brand new high-end burger and small plates dining concept, Bobo Social will be celebrating the most terrifying day of the year, Halloween, by creating a very special burger – perfect for keeping those pesky Vampires at bay. Bobo Social will launch their Halloweentastic Burger Kiev loaded with delicious garlic butter, guaranteed to protect you from even the most bloody thirsty vamp. The Kiev Burger will be the most delicious form of protection that anyone could wish for this October 31st. For those wishing to stay away from the garlic there will be an option of a pumpkin burger, a fantastic healthy Halloween alternative. So if you don’t want Dracula to suck your blood, head to Bobo Social this Halloween.

BOBO SOCIAL HALLOWEEN

31st October 2014

Website: http://www.bobosocial.com

Twitter: @BoboSocial

Instagram: @bobosocialcharlottestreet

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobosocial

Opening Hours: Monday 6pm-12am, Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-12am

DEAD DIVAS returns to ARCHER STREET with GLITTER & GUTS

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For the most glamorous and wicked Halloween party this year, head to Archer Street in Soho for an evening of the sweetest agony. Dedicated to the Dead Divas of the last decade, Archer Street dares you to join them as they call upon the spirits of Amy Winehouse, Joan Rivers and Whitney Houston… The stylish cocktail bar will be transformed into a freakish haven of the fallen famous, with blood-stained cocktail dresses, dramatic make-up and toxic martinis.

Fancy dress is of course mandatory, so put on your most torturous stilettos and prepare yourself for a bizarre reunion with the lost souls of the dead divas.

DEAD DIVAS returns to ARCHER STREET
Friday, 31st October
Doors open 6.30
Entry: FREE

3-4 Archer Street, W1D 7AP
T: 020 7734 3342
W: www.archerstreet.co.uk
E: bookings@archerstreet.co.uk
Facebook: Archer Street Cocktail Bar
T & IG: @Archer_Street

winterwellWINTERWELL HALLOWEEN 2014 – THE END IS NIGH
The team behind boutique festival Winterwell are saying goodbye with the ultimate and final Halloween shindig on Saturday 1ST November at The Loft Studios, a rambling and atmospheric old brick warehouse in West London. Winterwell’s legendary Halloween party has been running for seven years and is the perfect way for Winterwell to go out with a bang. The party will be overseen by the grim reaper and feature a hocus pocus line up with an array of music including house, electro, swing, ska, dirty blues and hip hop, pervasive and interactive games and theatre with with a Ghosts of Winterwell Past fancy dress theme in honour of this great festival coming to a close.

From 9pm onwards, the enchanted will arrive at West London’s most impressive party venue which overlooks the iconic St Mary’s Cemetry in Kensal Green, which the ghosts of romantic hero Byron’s wife and sister are said to haunt. The creative team behind Winterwell festival will be creating an authentic Halloween experience for those brave enough to take fate into their hands and dare to try it…

There will be live performances set to wake the dead from spanning three different rooms from acts including London Afrobeat, Sink The Pink and Count Sizzle. Winterwell parties are well loved for their fancy dress themes and their final hurrah will be no exception to the rule with ghostly reminders of Winterwell years gone by including Once Upon A Time At Winterwell, The Roaring 1920s, Outer Space, Hollywood and Roald Dahl.

Josh Ford, the Director of Winterwell Events, has organised music events for over ten years. Other notable Winterwell acts in recent years have included: DJ Yoda, Cornershop, The Nextmen, The Stornerways, Slow Club, Fanfarlo, Animal Kingdom, Metronomy and many more. Josh will continue with his varied event rosta whilst saying a grand farewell to Winterwell.

The End Is Nigh… Winterwell Halloween 2014

Winterwell Halloween Party

Saturday 1st November 2014

9pm-4am

The Loft Studios
77-81 Scrubs Lane
Ke
nsal Green
London
NW10 6QW

W: www.winterwell.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Winterwell

Twitter: www.twitter.com/WinterwellFest

Tickets.

Early bird £20

Normal £25

Line up

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London Afrobeat (10 piece big band)
Sink the Pink – Burlesque
Count Sizzle
Cleen
Mr & Mrs
Konal
Lou Young
Boom Brothers
AGENT LYNCH Burlesque
The Menendez Brothers
Tryptiq
Barnaby Lewis

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Royal Society of Portrait Painters Announces New £15,000 “Conversations” Prize For Portrait Painting

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 14.26.03Aiming to inspire new paintings which depict and encourage interaction, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) is delighted to announce a new art prize, sponsored by Seven Investment Management.

The “Conversations” Prize offers £15,000 to the winning work for a scene of two or more figures interacting, with each other and/or with the viewer, with all shortlisted works exhibited alongside the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London in April 2015.
Robin-Lee Hall, President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters is very excited about the new prize, saying;  “We hope to attract some very interesting works, offering artists the challenges of a complex piece.”

Always seeking to encourage and support artists and widen the appreciation of the art of portraiture, the RP, along with Seven Investment Management, believe The “Conversations” Prize will open eyes to the huge range of styles, media and motivations involved in contemporary portrait painting.

“We are very pleased to be supporting the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and sponsoring The ‘Conversations’ Prize. The team at 7IM and the RP artists both have a huge interest in people’s conversations,” says Justin Urquhart Stewart of 7IM,

From conversations we get to understand people, what drives them and what makes them happy; artists use this insight to express their understanding in a way that connects with the viewer; we use that insight to make sure we manage our clients’ capital to meet their needs. Conversations are at the heart of everything we do, with our clients and for our clients, so it seems very fitting to be sponsoring this prize.”

Online submission is now open.

For more details visit: http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/index.php?pid=164

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Warmth Comes to Sale – Award-Winning Adam Gilmour’s ‘The Beautiful Warmth’ At Waterside Arts Centre

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 12.54.06The Beautiful Warmth is a dark comedy, exploring the relationships between humanity, consumerism, and the desire for professional success. Set in 1989 in the small Lancashire town of Whitworth, the play follows the exploits of the two fireplace salesmen: TK, who’s desperate to save his job by making his first sale; and the smooth-talking Lucky. When tasked with securing the last remaining house in town, the two race against each other to land the most important sale of their lives.

The show was commissioned by Waterside Arts Centre in March this year, where Adam Gilmour won the To The Stage competition run by Creative Industries Trafford. As well as securing a three-night run for the show, Adam also received £3,000 to produce the play. Since being commissioned, Adam has gone on to secure further funding through Arts Council England, and founded his own production company, Check Shirt Theatre Co.

Over the past few months, Adam has been developing the script under the mentorship of award-winning actor and dramaturg Wyllie Longmore.

‘It has been my pleasure in recent years to work with new and emerging playwrights on the development and presentation of their work,’ says Wyllie. ‘I am delighted, on this occasion, to be working with Adam Gilmour, on his brilliant new play The Beautiful Warmth, a dark comedy of great ingenuity and moment.’

The piece will be Waterside Arts Centre’s third theatre commission, coming after Square Peg’s hugely successful The Man Who Woke Up Dead, and Nick Birchill‘s critically-acclaimed White Night, and will also feature in the ‘Waterside 10′ programme, a special series of events celebrating the centre’s tenth birthday.

‘I am thrilled to be working with Adam Gilmour on his first professional production,’ says Sean Gregory, director and theatre development co-ordinator at Sale Waterside Arts Centre. ‘Adam greatly impressed us from his proposal, which was selected from over fifty applicants, to the first scratch performance he showed at our commissioning event. Particularly impressive was Adam’s individual voice and his skill in blending character, comedy and narrative in his pitch. We cannot wait for everyone to see the finished product.’

Adam adds: ‘There can’t be many theatres out there who get behind their artists as much as Waterside do. They’ve worked so hard to support this production and help to make it as good as it can possibly be.’

The Beautiful Warmth runs from 30 October – 1 November at Sale Waterside Arts Centre. Click here for further info: http://watersideartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/1500-the-beautiful-warmth/

Waterside Arts Centre

1 Waterside Plaza,

Sale

M33 7ZF

Tickets & Info 0161 912 5616

www.watersideartscentre.co.uk

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The Fable Welcomes Britain’s Most Famous Bear With Cocktail Named After Him

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 14.57.04He started life in deepest, darkest Peru, but Paddington has arrived in London with the launch of his first feature-length movie on 28th November. To welcome him, The Fable in Farringdon has launched the Paddington’s Pisco Marmalade Fizz – after all, a cocktail is just the ticket after such a long journey – available throughout the month of November.
Served with a mini marmalade sandwich – famously his favourite – the cocktail comes in a coup and is made with Pisco ABA!, lemon, sugar, prosecco and two healthy dollops of marmalade.
It won’t cost Paddy many of his pennies, either, priced at just £7.95. Surrounded by interiors inspired by fairytales and classic stories, Paddington is sure to feel right at home propped up at the bar, cocktail in-paw.
Better still, those looking to follow in Paddington’s footprints can do so by following The Paddington Trail through London, tweeting a picture of one of the 50 bear statues dotted across the capital using @thefablebar with the hashtag #iwantabearhug to redeem the cocktail complimentary at the bar.
One too many, though, and the next day you may feel like a bear with a sore head.

The Fable
52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD
T. 0845 468 0105
 
@thefablebar
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Ambient-Sound Artists PADDOX To Release Brutalist Concrete-Clad Vinyl LP, December 1st

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 16.03.56Oxford based ambient-electronic outfit PADDOX formed in 2014 around ex-Trophy Wife drummer Kit Monteith. With a nod to Cologne’s Kompakt Records, PADDOX delve deep into both techno and lush ambient soundscapes. The latter of which forms the basis of their debut release Aphrodisiaque, a concrete clad 3KG vinyl release.

PADDOX create their own brand of melodically rich, multi-layered pulsating ambience. At times delving into the world of sound-art and drone with the band’s live show experimenting and improvising with underwater singing and live plate-reverb manipulation, seamlessly blended into a pshychedelic and sensual ambience.Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 16.03.10

Debut album Aphrodisiaque is due for release on the 1st of December 2014 through Bear on A Bicycle Records and One Note Forever. The band perceivesAphrodisiaque to be a genre in its own right. Aphrodisiaque is any piece of music sympathetic to an ambient vision of the act of love. The album’s six tracks listed as ‘Aphrodisiaque #001’ through to ‘Aphrodisiaque #006’.

The band have also joined forces with Italian designer Francesco Miniati to create the vinyl’s concrete packaging.

The LP is available to pre-order via the following link: http://www.paddox.bigcartel.com/

PADDOX will perform Aphrodisiaque at an LP launch on Saturday 29 November at the Old Fire Station in Oxford.

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Sixty Years Of Sculpture Celebrated In ‘Past Present’ By Bridget McCrum, Canary Wharf, Until Nov 14th

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 14.49.05One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, is the proud home to celebrated sculptor Bridget McCrum’s new exhibition entitled ‘Past Present’.

Unveiled on the Canary Wharf Estate in the year of her 80th birthday, the exhibition covers all major areas of Bridget’s practice, providing a retrospective insight over the illustrious career of the sculptor; from the early carving of a dog made when she was just sixteen to the impressively large bronzes and stone carvings produced this year.

McCrum’s work is distinguished by her preferred subject matter: the juxtaposition of fauna, notably birds, with ancient artefacts such as tools and ceremonial weapons. The sculptor perceives a synergy between nature and these symbols of early industry, drawing parallels between the primitive tools and the curve of a wing, or a texture worked on very old stones.

The sculptures that Bridget conjures from these influences and interests have great integrity, carrying the mark of her own hand; a facet of her methodology which she considers to be very important in conveying her innate feeling for the natural world.

The largest pieces in the exhibition depict birds, their characteristics and habits. McCrum skilfully renders their qualities whether hunting, resting, flying, watching or singing, at times merging their form with that of a ceremonial axe or a knife perhaps once used for harvesting corn.

The sculptor frequently brings drawing into her sculptures, especially in her carved pieces where, using a power hammer, she creates surface textures that appear to throw the form into greater relief or to indicate a soft area of downy feathers. She possesses a painter’s sensibility for the manipulation of bronze patina, which is demonstrated in this exhibition through the range of richly coloured and tonal variation that she achieves across the surface of both small and large pieces.

The arrival of McCrum’s work will continue the proud tradition of hosting ground-breaking sculptural exhibitions at Canary Wharf, as she joins the ranks of Michael Lyons and Eilis O’Connell who have also recently exhibited on the Estate.

Bridget McCrum’s exhibition proves that progression, innovation and an ability to bring new thinking into one’s work is not solely the preserve of the young. Perhaps these sculptures do not shock, but they can disturb, enlighten, delight and intrigue, providing an insightful glance at the world through the experienced eyes of this widely acclaimed sculptor.

EXHIBITION TOUR

Tuesday 28 October, from 6.30 to 7.15 pm

Curator Ann Elliott tours the exhibition with Bridget McCrum

The tour is free, but please contact Canary Wharf Public Art Office to reserve a place visualart@canarywharf.com

Event details

 Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB

Until 14 November 2014

Monday to Friday 5.30am – midnight

Saturday & Sunday 7am – 11.30pm
FREE

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Gordon Ramsay Group Confirms November Opening Of Heddon Street Kitchen

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 11.31.43After much anticipation, Heddon Street Kitchen, the latest restaurant in Gordon Ramsay’s luxury portfolio, is set to open week commencing 10th November in Regent Street’s Food Quarter, in the heart of one of London’s premier shopping destinations.

From brisk breakfasts and post-shop pit-stops through to lunches, dinners and after-work cocktails, expect a relaxed, modern European menu from head chef Maria Tampakis – who earned her culinary stripes at Bread Street Kitchen and before that spent time at the three Michelin-starred restaurant Jean-Georges in NYC.

A bustling and breathtaking space over two floors, Heddon Street Kitchen is a stylish mix of vintage and modern. A standout feature is the interactive wine-tasting counter where guests can try a wide range of wines by the glass and participate in engaging tastings and food pairings. Alternatively, chill-out at the ice-cream bar, serving a whole host of frozen goodies from alcoholic ice-cream cocktails through to retro old school favourites. There will also be an open kitchen and pass providing a view of the theatre of a busy service, raw bar, pizza oven and private room with full media facilities. An intimate bar and lounge area is an ideal spot for after-work cocktails or pre-dinner drinks whilst the outdoor terrace is perfect for al fresco dining and people watching.

Together with a super-central location, in the heart of Regent Street, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus and Soho, Heddon Street Kitchen is sure to become a favourite with locals, tourists, shoppers and workers alike.

Managing Director Stuart Gillies comments: “We are extremely excited to be opening in the very heart of the West End in what has become one of London’s premier shopping destinations. We have developed Heddon Street Kitchen as an accessible all-day eaterie that will appeal to tourists, workers and shoppers, from breakfast right through to late night suppers and cocktails.”

Cool and casual – drop by any time of the day.

Heddon Street Kitchen

3-9 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BE

020 7592 1212

www.gordonramsay.com/heddon-street

@heddonstreetkitchen

Facebook.com/heddonstreetkitchen

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Evocative Nudes & An Anti-Gallery Gallery: Marc Lagrange at HEIST Until October 30th

The Devil is a womanNotting Hill’s HEIST is currently showing the first ever UK exhibition of works by the Belgian photographer Marc Lagrange, which is on display until 30 October.

The body of works will be presented under the curation of the new Gallery Director, Tyrone Wood, who brings a wealth of artistic experience to this role. Co-founder of Scream Gallery, and a committee member of the Royal Academy, Wood could not be better placed to steer this brave exhibition.

“Traditionally the depiction of women as nudes in art had an air of objectification. What I love about Marc Lagrange’s work is that, although he captures nudes, his women are empowering. Seemingly captured at a different period in history, his images are nonetheless very turn of the century in their depiction of women. These are woman who are strong, confident, empowered and who celebrate being female.’’ – Tyrone Woodeskimo_girl
Lagrange’s photographs are a reminder of the great works of Helmet Newton & Peter Lindbergh. The Belgian photographer has a reputation as one of the most talented in the industry and his distinctive technique sets him apart. He is famous for shooting with large Polaroids, using their texture to create an iconic and cinematic feel to his work. Combining the glamour of classic Hollywood with the sensibility of an Old Master painting, Lagrange’s alluring heroines seem at ease and approachable – yet just tantalisingly out of reach.

Located in a residential property in Notting Hill, HEIST’s offline space offers an immersive art experience for fine art photography lovers. The space combines photography and performance art to create an unforgettable, experiential engagement with the artworks.

The exhibition of Lagrange’s works at HEIST promises to provoke the senses, offering an intriguing exploration of female empowerment. The pieces delve into opulence, femininity and eroticism whilst maintaining a commanding stillness. The exhibition articulates a universal narrative to viewers, made possible within the unique immersive environment of the HEIST anti gallery.

@heist_online

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RED HOT – The Exhibition That Rebranded The Ginger Male Launches Companion Coffee Table Book

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 11.56.21RED HOT, the groundbreaking stills and video exhibition by Thomas Knights has introduced RED HOT 100, a new large scale coffee table book that showcases the hottest red headed guys in the world.The book launched last night at The Conran Shop.

Celebrating red-­‐haired male beauty and challenging negative ginger stereotypes, RED HOT 100 features men from all over the globe, including Olympic gold medallists, actors and top models. Following the explosive success of the initial launch in London in 2013 and its subsequent New York exhibition in Lower Manhattan, RED HOT mania has attracted huge attention from all over the globe, setting social media alight. Featuring on national TV, radio stations and newspapers as well as international magazines, RED HOT is being talked about by everyone from Berlin to Sydney and Montreal to Milan.

Featuring famous faces such as Vampire Diaries actor Daniel Newman and Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Rutherford, RED HOT has been gaining increasing momentum and helping break ground about misconceptions of men with red hair. Thomas Knights, the man behind the concept, is a fashion photographer and music video director who has an impressive portfolio; his work featuring in Vogue Italia, Dazed and Confused, and Marie Claire, as well as working with Marina and the Diamonds, Labrinth, Rosin Murphy and Maya Jane Coles.Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 11.57.01

A natural redhead himself, Knights has experienced personally the negative perceptions that come with being ginger, and, having no red-­‐haired male public role models to persuade him otherwise, he grew up feeling ashamed of his red roots. With RED HOT, Thomas has devised a photography and video concept that re-­‐defines the perceived image of the redheaded male. The men showcased here are masculine, chiselled, cool, and proud of the way that they look. The men featured in RED HOT 100 will be the new icons for what will hopefully be a new positive rebranding of ‘the ginger’.

“We have been conditioned to think ginger men are ugly and weak. I wanted to flip this on its head and present the redheaded male as the ‘ultimate’ alpha male.” Western culture has put the ginger female on a pedestal, leaving their male counterparts outside of the limelight. No other hair colour experiences a gender inequality in the same way. Just a couple of years ago none of the London modelling agencies had any red-­‐haired male models on their books, and red-­‐haired actors were hugely underrepresented in TV and film. However with the popularity of the RED HOT campaign, and celebrity ambassadors like Prince Harry, Damian Lewis and Eddie Redmayne -­‐ public opinion does seem to be changing.

RED HOT is proud to work with The Anti-­‐Bullying Alliance which works to reduce bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn, and The Diana Award, a charity set up as a legacy to Princess Diana to encourage, empower and engage young people from all walks of life.

RED HOT 100 

Hardback priced at £49.99

Available at

www.redhot100.com

www.amazon.com

www.conranshop.co.uk

www.anti-­bullyingalliance.org.uk 

www.diana-­award.co.uk

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Rich Mix, Menier Gallery & RADA Studios Part Of Stunning Programme At GFEST 2014

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 15.48.18This November the UK’s premier festival of LGBTQI arts returns to London with a stellar line up of internationally acclaimed film and cabaret at Rich Mix, Dance at RADA Studios and Art at Menier Gallery, as well as a series of Q&A and panel events across the participating venues.

Highlights of this year’s line-up include an exclusive British screening of Brazil’s controversial 2015 BAFTA submission, The Way He Looks by Daniel Ribeiro; the global premiere of a newly commissioned work by renowned South-Asian dance guru, Justin McCarthy; the London premiere of Brace by acclaimed independent-British filmmaker, Jake Graf; award winning cabaret from Bird La Bird and Mizz Kimberly; and newly commissioned works form the UK’s foremost feminist artist, Sadie Lee, among others.

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival® was founded in 2007 by London-based arts charity, Wise Thoughts, and has since become a major annual event in UK’s cultural calendar and a key commissioning platform for emerging and established LGBTQI artists.

The Myths and Mythology theme seeks to explore the commonly held ideas and misconceptions surrounding LGBTQI communities across the globe. The long-term goal of the festival is provide LGBTQI artists with a platform for expression while developing audiences for LGBTQI among both Gay and Straight audiences.

Niranjan Kamatkar, Artistic Director says, “GFEST 2014 brings together an inspirational line-up of film-makers, artists, and  performance dancers, each united in their aim to dispel the modern  myths and stereotypes surrounding LGBTQI cultures. Working with the commissioned artists to showcase their work at this year’s festival has been truly inspirational. The GFEST platform for expression demonstrates that arts can be used to build bridges between gay and straight communities for generations to come.”

DANCE

19 Nov | 7:00 -8:00pm | FREE (booking required)

PANEL DISCUSSION: EXPLORING LGBT ‘MYTHS & MYTHOLOGY’ THROUGH SOUTH ASIAN DANCE

University of Roehampton | SW15 5PJ

Online Booking: www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

20 Nov | 7.30pm | £15 / £10 (conc.)

DOUBLE BILL: MYTHICAL DANCE – KALI CHANDRASEGARAM & JUSTIN MCCARTHY

RADA Studios

RADA Studios | WC1E 7EX

Online Booking: www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

 

FILM & CABARET at RICH MIX

15 Nov | 12:00-2:30pm | (15) | £9.50 / £5 conc.

DOUBLE BILL: TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE | SONG BY LE ZBOR &

STAND | JONATHAN TAIEB

 

15 Nov | 7.45 pm | Tickets £7/ £5 conc.

GFEST 2014 CABARET: MZZ KIMBERLEY |SH!T THEATRE | BIRD LA BIRD

 

16 Nov | 12:00-2:30pm | (15) | £9.50 / £5 conc.

DOUBLE BILL: BRACE | JAKE GRAF & FAGBUG NATION | ERIN DAVIS

THE SCREENING IS FOLLOWED BY A Q&A JAKE GRAF

 

17 Nov | 12pm | (12A) | £9.50 / £5 conc.

DOUBLE BILL: A LAST FAREWELL | CASPER ANDREAS &

THE WAY HE LOOKS | DANIEL RIBEIRO

 

18 Nov | 8.15-10:45pm | (15) | £9.50 / £5 conc.

DOUBLE BILL:  JUNE | AARON CHAN & THE SECRET PATH | RICHARD MANSFIELD

THE SCREENING IS FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH RICHARD MANSFIELD

Rich Mix | E1 6LA

Online Booking: www.richmix.org.uk

 

ART at MENIER GALLERY

10 – 22 Nov | 11am -6pm daily, Fri late night opening until 8pm, closed Sun | FREE

URBAN MYTHS: SADIE LEE | MATTHEW STRADLING | JOAO TRINIDADE | JENNY WELTON | MATHIAS VEF | GÖKHAN TANRIÖVER |ENZO MARRA

21 Nov | 6:00 – 7:30pm | FREE

PANEL DISCUSSION: LGBT ‘MYTHS AND MYTHOLOGY’ IN ART – PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

Menier Gallery | SE1 1RU

More info: www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/

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