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July 2015

Art, Things to do in london

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

July 9, 2015

audrey hepburn at National Portrait gallery

The first few weeks of this are already sold out! so if you want to see Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery book your tickets soon!

I’m heading along for a special viewing next week so keep on eye on the site for my review.

This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of the actress and fashion icon, from her early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will celebrate one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable stars.

 

A selection of more than seventy images will define Hepburn’s iconography, including classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn. Alongside these, an array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and extraordinary archival material will complete her captivating story.

For more information visit: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/hepburn/home.php

When: Running from 2 July to 18th October 2015

Art, Things to do in london

The London Illustration Fair, Psychedelia – 10th – 12th July 2015

July 9, 2015

The London Illustration FairThis festival is for budding illustrators and art lovers alike. The London Illustration Fair is set to launch its fourth event Summer Festival: Psychedelia and you’re in for one hell of a trip!

Spread across 10th – 12th July, Hoxton Arches will be transformed into a psychedelic inspired cosmic universe, showcasing mind altering artworks from creative agencies, collectives, publications, textile designers, visual artists and print studios from around the UK.

Boasting 14 exhibitor stands, the festival will feature the work of Material Gallery, Belly Kids, Pirrip Press, Brothers of the Stripe, Ben Oakley Gallery, East London Printmakers, Not Another Bill, The Flood Gallery, plus many more.
Additional psychic festivities include a ‘print your own magic mushroom’ screen printing workshop with Hello Print Studio, silent Wes Wilson auction, live 2D verses 3D illustration battle between Brothers of the Stripe and Pen Pushers, The London Illustration Fair print shop, street food vendors, live music, DJs and a fully stocked summer bar.

Friday 10th July, 2pm

Tickets:
https://www.ticketabc.com/events/simplesearch/?query=the+london+illustration

How much: £5 General admission / Children under 12 years of age go free
Students get 50% off Friday launch party tickets with promotional code ‘cosmic’

Where:
Hoxton Arches | Arch 402 | London | E2 8HD

When:
Friday 10th July, 2pm – 10pm
Saturday 11th July, 12 – 8pm
Sunday 12th July, 12 – 6pm

Guest Post, London

The enduring history of London with bingo

July 9, 2015

Decades ago bingo, the game chance was invented and since then it went through a lot of transition from being a land based game to a hot shot online gaming segment. But have you ever pondered about the enduring history of London with online bingo? In reality we London is known as the paradise of bingo. Be it virtual bingo or actual bingo clubs, we love playing both!

London is exploding with a huge number of bingo clubs as well as with a plenty of bingo sites. This game has evolved so much since its initiation during 1500s, that it is more of a in-trend game than being grandmother’s bingo. Almost every single night this town roars with the tenacity of playing bingo. There are various bingo events conducted every night in this city of fun and history. The various events like Musical Bingo, Rebel Bingo etc are organized almost every evening:

Musical Bingo operates in a very impressive way as instead of numbers, songs are being played for the players. The participants go crazy for this bingo night as songs can be based on any genre or even it can be completely random.

Rebel Bingo is an epic, as it acts like a shot of caffeine directly poured down your throat. For all the players who love loud music and party but hate following rules will fall in love with this bingo.

Along with all of these there so much in store for the players in this game, that undoubtedly they prefer playing it both offline and online because any moment they can win an stunning chance luring amazing prizes. Talking about online bingo, I got reminded of this very exciting site called New Look Bingo as it completely fits in to the jovial and unique concept of London city.

New Look Bingo offers a very sweet no-deposit bonus to welcome the players along with it they also presents an impressive free play worth £65 on a minimum deposit of £10. They have the collection of ultimate bingo classics like 90-ball and 75-ball bingo all originated in the U.K. Moreover, players get to enjoy a set of high-end slots offered by Microgaming, the world’s leading brand for providing casino software in the whole of gaming industry.

They also holds in an exclusive range of promotions like Bingo your way to cinemas, Bingo stars or slots wizz etc to ensure players with the best bingo experience. I am sure you wouldn’t like to miss out on this fun. So, Sign up to www.newlookbingo.com play, win real cash and plan your next trip to London!

Art, Things to do in london

Hang-Up Gallery’s Summer Exhibition: Dog Days opens 24th July 2015

July 8, 2015

dog days exhibitionThe Hang-Up Gallery’s upcoming Summer Exhibition Dog Days : will be showcasing a unique blend of freshly created artworks from Hang-Up’s leading body of artists.

16 of Hang-Up’s leading body of contemporary and urban artists.

State of the art limited edition prints and original releases in various mediums have been created exclusively for the highly anticipated show that will open 24 July 2015.

Expect to see works from British duo The Connor Brothers, Dutch collaborative Crail Moansburg, Spanish Street Artist David de la Mano and Italian Street Artist RUN, alongside contemporary London based artists Dave White, Delphine Lebourgeois, David Schienmann, Lauren Baker, Magnus Gjoen, Mark Powell and Rosie Emerson.

The show will also feature original works by collage artists Oddly Head and Joe Webb, including the latest print releases from the internationally acclaimed Harland Miller and Takashi Murakami.

DOG DAYS: SUMMER’S HOTTEST ARTISTSjack-kerouac-picture

July 24 – Sep 2015

Private View: Thur 23 July 6 – 9 pm

Things to do in london

Date for your diary – Portman Village Summer Street Party, Marylebone – 9 July 2015

July 6, 2015

The Portman Village Summer Street Party is bringing live music, food, drinks, discounts and much more to the streets of Portman Village, on 9th July, from 5pm to 10pm. You will be able to sample cuisines from around the world on Seymour Place, or take advantage of the exclusive discounts, special offers and late night shopping at the shops on New Quebec Street, all while enjoying some live music and entertainment.portman-street-village-summer-party

Look out for these events during the day:

New Quebec Street

Daisy Green (café): Free frozen yogurt

Suzannah (fashion): Free style consultations, accompanied by summer Prosecco cocktails

Wilbur & Gussie (luxury clutch bags): In-store refreshments and a tempting 15% discount

Paolita (beachwear): Charity raffle, photo-booth and 20% discount in store

The Grazing Goat (public house): Summer bar with drinks priced from £4

La Petite Poissonnerie (fishmonger): Sake, wine and sashimi tastings

Beauty Rose (hair and beauty salon): beauty consultations and hair styling sessions, live music in store, wine and canapés, celebrating their first birthday

Philglas & Swiggot (wine merchants): Fine wine tastings

Eliska Design (interiors): Pimms and snacks in their picnic themed store

James Bernard Floristry: Pimms and a selection of other refreshments

Zayna (Indian restaurant): Delicious Indian nibbles

Exceldent (dental practice): Free dental advice and toothpaste samples

Nigel Rayment (fashion): 10% discount

Alterations Boutique: Michael Jackson impersonator

What: The Portman Village Summer Street Party

When: Thursday 9th July 2015, 5pm – 10pm

Where: Seymour Place and New Quebec Street, Portman Village, Marylebone, London, W1 (Nearest tube station: Marble Arch)

Entry: Free – The Portman Summer Street Party supports the West London Day Centre 

Food, Freebies

Monday Freebie – Free Wagyu Steak at Flat Iron – Denmark Street

July 6, 2015

Wagyu Steak

Everybody loves a freebie, and here’s one that you don’t see very often – free wagyu steak! Flat Iron Denmark Street is celebrating it’s first birthday and to celebrate they are offering free steak to all visiting from 6pm today. Just pay for sides and your drinks.

Wagyu steak is not just any steak, this is 100% grass fed New Zealand Wagyu, BMS 6+. BMWhat? Beef Marbling Score. USDA Prime (top 3% of US beef) scores only 5+; so 6+ is some serious stuff…

So details are:


Wagyu Monday at Flat Iron Denmark Street
When: Today, Monday 6th July from 6pm

Where: Flat Iron, 9 Denmark St

What: Free Wagyu, only pay for any drinks / sides you would like