Streatham Festival@ Streatham Common
Date: Until Sun July 10th
Where: Streatham Common, Streatham Common, Streatham High Rd, SW16 3HG
A week-long festival at local venues including open-air Shakespeare in the Rookery, jazz at the Hideaway, Klesmer Klub at the South London Synagogue, comedy at the Waterfront, various classical concerts and a Steatham heritage walk. The Big Day Out on Streatham Common (July 2 1-6pm) features live music, a pedal-powered cinema showing Earth themed short films and cartoons, a forest created by Same Sky and workshops in photography and djembe drumming. It’s energetic and colourful, rich and diverse, bringing an exciting array of performances to the area.
RE:DEFINITION @ Hackney Empire Thursday 7th July (ALL AGES)
Price per ticket : £10
Address: Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street , E8 1EJ.
Nearest Station: Hackney Central
Re:Definition, a co-commision by CREATE and the Barbican, is presented by the Stratford based organisation Urban Development. It unites world-class acts with emerging talent from East London, blurring the boundaries between music hall, theatre and revolutionary underground sounds. Line up includes: Kano, Donaeo, Ghetts, Talay Riley, Lovelle, Roxxxan, Mike Hough, Selah, Mpho, Shezar, Scrufizzer, Jay Nortan and more.
Wah Wah 45@ Queen of Hoxton (Friday)
Date: 8th July
Price: Open from 12pm / DJs from 8pm – 2am / £5 before 9pm / £7 After
The independent label are back at home at the Queen to begin another run of exciting bi-monthly events. With a fresh mix of electronic, dub reggae and soul, these guys are bringing the festival spirit to east London. Next week they welcome Resonators who count David Rodigan and Mark Lamarr among their fans. Plus all the way from LA, the DJ’s DJ, Jeremy Sole! There will be a BBQ, cocktails and special performances also.
Fringes: Images from the Street@ Blackline Tattoo parlour
Date: Until July 22nd
Where: Blackline Tattoo Parlour, 80 Atlantic Rd, London, SW9 8PX
A collaboration between 22 international photographers who share an interest in street photography and met via Flikr. Taking place during the London Street Photography Festival, the show, which includes work by Ambra Vernuccio, Maureen Mumford Smith and others, offers a record of everyday life around the world. Each photographer discloses a unique perspective on everyday life and contemporary society, in all seasons, moods and situations.
Olympic Test Event: Modern Pentathalon@ Greenwich Park
Date: 9th and 10th July
Where: Greenwich Park, park Row, SE10 8XJ
The world’s top modern pentathlon athletes will compete in the London 2012 test event – the UPIM World Cup Final. Greenwich Park hosts the riding and combined event, which comprises running and shooting. The fencing and swimming bits take place at Crystal Palace and anyone is welcome to attend for free. The winners here will qualify for London 2012, so it’s a big deal. Men’s finals take place on Saturday, women’s finals on Sunday.
Watch Me Move@ The Barbican Centre
Date: Until September 11th
Where: The Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS
Price: Standard £10 online/£12 on the door
Concessions £7 online/£8 on the door
Secondary school (groups of ten or more) £6
12-17s yrs £6 online/£7 on the door
Under 12s free
An exhibition dedicated to animated imagery produced during the last 150 years. Bringing together industry pioneers, independent film-makers and artists, the exhibition features iconic clips alongside lesser-known works, as well as puppets, stage sets, background paintings, wire-frame visualisations, cel and background images. Artists, film-makers and studios represented include Aardman, Walt Disney, Studio Ghibli, Eadward Muybridge, Lumière Brothers, Len Lye, William Kentridge, Christian Boltanski and Kara Walker. The show’s title comes from the American cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay, who prefaced his short film ‘Little Nemo’ with the invitation to ‘Watch Me Move’, introducing a cast of colourful characters in a playful promenade.
Free Range@ Old Truman Brewery (Wednesday)
Date: Until Sun July 24th
Where: Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
The UK’s largest graduate art and design show is back by popular demand at the Old Truman Brewery! A two-month showcase of work by arts graduates from around the UK, featuring fine art, product design, graphics, illustration, textiles and photography. The institutions exhibiting change each week – see the website if you’re interested in a particular college.