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Friday, 19 June 2009

Pick of the Week - 19.06.2009

A short one this week, but nonetheless, there's some good stuff going on. Get yourself down to a carpark flea market, a sixth form art show, a lively latin night, or witness the power of nature with some outdoor art. All worth seeing...

Exhibition - Chosen by Lisa
Leyton Sixth Form College End of Year Exhibition
Essex Road E10 6EQ, 26th June, free refreshments from 4:30pm-7:30pm

Yesss, this is next Friday... but it's being recommended this week to make sure you don't make plans for Friday evening first. Three of our bloggers teach or study at Leyton Sixth Form College and we've been working our rear ends off to make a great show for you. See fledgling talent in fine art, graphic design, photography, fashion, 3D design, media and more and take advantage of the free booze offered from 4:30 onwards. This is the talent of the future, grab the chance to see it now, and be the first in know.

Market – Chosen by Holly
Hackney Wick Flea Market, Oslo House Carpark, Felstead Street, Hackney Wick
21st June 10am-6pm
There is no train service that day, take busses 26, 30, 236, 276, 388, 488

This is the second Hackney Wick Flea Market organised by VinylPimp, following the roaring success of the one on Bank Holiday Saturday. Got one of those Japanese rice bowl that no longer fits the theme of your contemporary kitchen, or want to get rid of that lovely old Dutch bike that you're giving up in all the hype of fixed gear madness? Set up a stall (all you need is an old sheet, a little stool and a trolly worth of goods), pay a fiver, and make a fortune! The £5 set up fee for sellers is used to pay for public loos and advertising, so it’s strictly non-profit for the organisers (hopefully as a seller you’ll be raking in the cash though!) There’s going to be a soundsystem by the lovely Chilli Sound too, playing tunes from 50's to now, so a browse in the sunshine looks like the ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Exhibition - Chosen by Joanne
Radical Nature - Art and Architecture for a changing planet 1969-2009
Barbican Art Gallery 19 June - 18 October

The beauty and wonder of nature have provided inspiration for artists and architects for centuries. Since the 1960s, the increasingly evident degradation of the natural world and the effects of climate change have brought a new urgency to their responses. Radical Nature is the first exhibition to bring together key figures across different generations who have created utopian works and inspiring solutions for our ever-changing planet. Radical Nature draws on ideas that have emerged out of Land Art, environmental activism, experimental architecture and utopianism. This is the kind of inspiration we all need if we're going to tackle the ever-more urgent issue of climate change.

Exhibition – Chosen by Holly
Free Range Art & Design Degree Shows
Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
Until 20th July 2009, Free.

This is the 9th annual Free Range event – Europe’s largest graduate art and design show – at The Old Truman Brewery, London. Over the eight week period, thousands of students from the UK’s top art and design colleges will exhibit their work, giving you the perfect opportunity to talent scout for the next Tracey Emin or Rankin. Free Range was set up to showcase the works of budding designers and artists to both the public and potential employers alike, giving students the best opportunity to promote their work. Each year the show has increased in size and popularity, making it a destination point for thousands of Londoners and lovers of visual arts. Over 150,000 people visited the show last year. It’s free entry, and there’s such a diverse range of work on offer that you’re sure to find something that interests you. Themes change each week – this week it's photography - go and have a look!

Event – Chosen by Rosalie
Movimientos Live, Notting Hill Arts Club, 23 June
Featuring OnCartel, Nebula Starway, Monsalve, Lokandes, The Peronists, with Cal Jader and Aex Alfaro on Decks
Plus film screening, poetry and performance art.
7pm - 2am; £5

Fast becoming the essential Latin alternative night Movimientos Live continues apace with the most diverse selection of Latin acts from the UK and International guests plus the ultimate dancefloor shakedown with DJs playing classic Latin rhythms alongside the freshest urban & electronic beats. This month Movimientos celebrates the Andean Inti-Raymi Sun God festival with a very special performance from the Afro-Andino group Lokandes featuring some of London's top Latin musicians. More cosmic Latin sounds come in the form of Nebula Starway's fusion of funky dance rhythms with Brazilian drums and Berimbau. The line up also features OnCartel who combine consummate Jazz musicianship with some serious Latin and Bossa grooves, plus a debut show from Venezuela's Raul Monsalve and band playing some hot Afro-Latin Funk.

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