Pick of the Line 27/10/11 – 3/11/11

Thursday – Mathias Poledna / Florian Pumhösl exhibition @ Raven Row

Friday – Hackney Picturehouse opening

Saturday – Stour Space Designers Market

Sunday –Guilherme Zauith exhibition @ 33 Chatsworth Road

Monday – Submotion Orchestra @ Xoyo

Tuesday – Hello Bear, Beware Wolf, Dear Red Sea and Loose Talk Cost Lives @ 93 Feet East

Wednesday – Alela Diane gig @ Village UndergroundThursday – Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition @ Rochelle SchoolThursday

pic: Marcus J. Leith

This Thursday explore the world of art at the exhibition of Mathias Poledna and Florian Pumhösl. See their expansive new work: a 35 mm film for Raven Row’s ground floor and a series of glass paintings for its upper galleries. The exhibition is first to present their distinct but related practices in a two-person show. It promises an evening of avant-garde, abstract visual language and diverse manifestations of modernity in painting and film form.

Where: Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS

When: until 20 November, 11am – 6pm

Book: info@ravenrow.org

pic: Facebook


Looks like Rio won’t be the only cinema for art-house film fans in Hackney anymore, as a new independent Hackney Picturehouse opens its doors on Friday! Be one of the first visitors to step into the new Picturehouse, and see such movies as We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Help, Don Giovanni and other. If movies aren’t enough to convince you – the cinema is the first venue to serve London Fields Brewery beer…

Where: 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE London, United Kingdom

When: Friday, first showing at 12:30pm

Nearest tube: Hackney Central

Designer Market, pic: Facebook


Stour Space Designers Market is a place to find most unique little things. A platform for creative independent makers, artists, enterprises to sell and promote their work, the market will be packed with innovative designs where you’ll be able to find, in the words of the organisers, ‘fancy treats, snazzy gifts, eclectic music and belly warming delights’. What’s not to like?

Where: 7 Roach Road, E3 2PA London

When: Saturday, 12:00 – 18:00

Guilherme Zauith photography

Guilherme Zauith, a photojournalist from Sao Paulo, succeeded in capturing the communal living and the spirit of Clapton Road neighbourhood in his photography project. Graduate in Social Communication, as well as Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, he relocated to London and has been photographing people in and around their homes and work, representing interesting places and honest individuals. See the exhibition before it closes on 1 November. And, if you’re heading there on Sunday, pop in to a beautiful Chatsworth Road market on your way there! (open every Sunday from 11am to 4pm)

Where: 33 Chatsworth Rd, E5 0LH

When: until 1 November

Submotion Orchestra, pic: Facebook


Submotion Orchestra is definitely an intriguing musical phenomenon. Drawing upon dubstep, soul, ambient electronic, jazz and dub, it promises a unique evening of both delicate and heavy music. Combination of earth-shattering bass and drums and soft sounds of keyboard is said to go especially well with Ruby Wood’s vocals. The band will share the stage with Planas, who will be presenting material from his forthcoming album ‘The Long Game’, and international DJ, composer and producer Ruckspin. Sounds like a night you shouldn’t miss!

Where: Xoyo, Main Floor, Shoreditch,

When: Monday, doors open 8pm

Tickets: £8

Book: http://bit.ly/rz0X9N

Hello Bear, pic: Facebook


Be part of this quirky indie evening at 93 Live with 4 unique acts! While relatively new band ‘Hello Bear’ write music that can not only be enjoyed but related to, ‘Dead Red Sea’ will present a number of fast and unnerving tracks. While the organisers promise some shouting, energetic sets and lots of noise… We think it’s an evening worth attention. After all, odd music is good music.

Where: 93 Feet East,  150 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

When: Tuesday, 7:30 – 11pm

Entry: free!

Alela Diane, pic: Chloe Richard


Fan of folk? You don’t have to be to enjoy this gig. Yet if you are – then it’s probably a night you won’t forget. Alela Diane, a young and vocally-blessed explorer of psych-folk, will be performing at the Village Underground Wednesday night. She first appeared in Soho basement folk club a few years ago – but was never forgotten by the British public. Her latest album, released in February, was hailed by The Guardian as ‘one of this year’s lovelier albums’. Book your tickets now and see if you agree with that!

Where: Village Underground, Shoreditch, E2

When: Wednesday, 7pm

Tickets: from £14.50

Book: http://bit.ly/nD9RWF

by: Anna Kirk-Smith, pic: Facebook


Many of us hardly find time to think about ourselves in fast-paced London, so thinking about critically endangered species of birds is probably the last thing we’d do. But what about combining some environmental enlightenment with art? A major new multimedia exhibition will open in London this Wednesday, aiming to throw light on the increasing loss of bird species across the world. Ghosts of Gone Birds, created by Ceri Levy, best known for his documentary Bananaz (about the band Gorillaz) and creative director Chris Aldhous, will highlight the issues of bird-extinction along with BirdLife International. The exhibition will help raise funds for a preventing extinction programme, so all you need to do is attend!

When: 2 – 23 November

Where: Rochelle School, Shoreditch, London, E2

Admission: free to all!

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