Concerts in the gardens next week

Next week, the London Wall Place Partnership are hosting their second music festival celebrating the great musicians based in the City of London.  Taking place from 10th-13th June, the four-day series of concerts includes world class performances by the London Symphony Orchestra and musicians from Guildhall School of Music & Drama set amongst beautiful, lush gardens in the middle of the Square Mile. Guests are invited to bring picnic hampers and blankets and find a space on the lawn while enjoying outstanding acts by the London Symphony Orchestra’s virtuoso Wind Ensemble (music by … [Read more...]

Brighton’s cult ‘wavey’ artist

Brighton's cult 'wavey' artist comes to London for her debut show at The Book Club: WWWWaves  (FREE ENTRY - running until Sept 1st) Launching with a private view this Thursday 6th June, Brighton based artist Lois O’Hara brings her signature colourful waves to London with first solo exhibition at The Book Club in Shoreditch.  Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s book The Waves, the exhibition will see Lois paint fluid, dripping shapes and patterns directly onto the ceiling, walls and floor, also using the flowing prose from Woolf’s iconic novel. There will also be prints displayed on the walls and … [Read more...]

Open Farm Sunday 9 June

Open Farm Sunday free entry to 300+ farms Sunday 9 June About 350 farms across England, Scotland and Wales will open their gates to the public for various activities. To find out if your local farm is participating, use this Farm Finder – it lists all the info for each farm's event, including opening times. Our closest farm is: Spitalfields City Farm, E1 5AR Time of event: 12noon - 4pm Address: Buxton Street, Greater London, E1 5AR, United Kingdom Event cost: Free Highlights: Sheep; Pigs; Poultry; Other livestock; Potatoes; Vegetables; Salads; Fruit; Environmental … [Read more...]

Barbican Gin

special edition Barbican London Dry Gin Barbican collaborates with East London Liquor Company to launch a special edition Barbican London Dry Gin UPDATE - World Gin Day Tasting Event 8th June at the Barbican Shop 4-7pm The Barbican has announced a collaboration with East London Liquor Company to launch a special edition Barbican London Dry Gin, which will be available to buy in the Barbican Shop and drink in the centre’s bars from 6 March 2019. The gin has been distilled using the finest 100% British wheat spirit infused with lemon & grapefruit peel, coriander, angelica … [Read more...]

Sound Unbound this weekend

The weekend-long classical music festival takes place 18-19 May and, for the first time, will be completely free. The festival features over 100 short performances in a relaxed festival atmosphere where informality is key. The concerts represent a myriad of different musical styles from across the ages and are performed by artists for whom the boundaries between classical music and contemporary, experimental and pop music have been blurred – or never existed in the first place. A Culture Mile event programmed by the Barbican, the festival will this year also explore unexpected spaces across … [Read more...]

Van Gogh & Japan

In cinemas nationwide from 4 June 2019 EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, the award-winning series that explores the biographies of history’s most revered artists, concludes its sixth season with Van Gogh & Japan, in cinemas nationwide from 4 June.  Van Gogh & Japan journeys from the critically acclaimed exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, to the beauty of Provence, and the enigma of Japan itself. Featuring Van Gogh’s personal letters and written accounts by friends and contemporaries this moving film reveals the story of Van Gogh’s deep connection to Japanese art, despite never … [Read more...]

Pretty Muddy pop-up spa

Race for Life has teamed up with The London School of Beauty & Make Up 18-19 Long Lane EC1A 9PL on Thursday May 23rd 12-6pm and Friday May 24th 12-7pm, creating a ‘Pretty Muddy pop-up spa’ to celebrate the season of Pretty Muddy events. No appointment slots will be given, and treatments will be allocated to visitors on a first come, first served basis. Visitors will have a taste of the prettier side of mud in a relaxing spa environment, unlike the usual muddy mayhem of the charity’s Pretty Muddy obstacle courses, which sees participants climb, crawl and slide their way through mud to … [Read more...]

‘Up for Grabs’ at CULT VISION

CULT VISION X Smith.Matthias X Amelia Graham: Interactive Window Display. CULT VISION offers a curated collection of original eyewear and a programme of installations by artists, designers and creatives. To coincide with the upcoming London Craft Week and Clerkenwell Design Week, our in-house creative technologists have designed a retro claw grabber to be be part of an interactive window display: ‘Up for Grabs’! Visitors are invited to test their skill at operating the retro claw grabber between the 1st of May – 1st of July 2019 at the Cult Vision store in Clerkenwell. Prizes to be … [Read more...]

If you love hats…

Unveiled – The Craft of Millinery Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 May London Craft Week returns to the capital for its fifth edition from 8-12 May 2019 and a stroke of luck gifted me an invitation to view an exhibition at The Artworkers Guild in Holborn featuring the diverse skills of some of our best milliners.  The focus is on their designs and skills, to give an insight into the particular workings and craftsmanship of each. Curated by leading milliners and Brothers of the Guild, Rachel Trevor Morgan, Edwina Ibbotson and Noel Stewart, the exhibition draws on their experience and knowledge to … [Read more...]

Garden waste trial – Barbican

The City of London Recycling Team ran a garden waste trial last year which came to an end in October 2018. We would like to thank residents for participating in this trial. At present, there is no garden waste collection. A new waste collection contract started at the beginning of April 2019 and we will use this opportunity to explore options to potentially provide a garden waste collection when practicable to do so. We will update you of the outcome in due course. If you have any garden waste you would like to dispose of, this can be taken to Tower Hamlets Reuse and Recycling Centre, … [Read more...]