From short films, to a “sleep artist”, and the rebirth of “Britain’s most violent prisoner”, this week is full of unique and intriguing exhibitions. Get your culture hat on!
Jan 10 - Music: The Mick Kemp Blues Experience
Location: Tank Gallery, The Ladywell Tavern
Kick back, relax and embrace the January blues (the good kind!) with Mick Kemp and his blues band, who'll be playing a variety of music styles and inspirations.
Now - Jan 25 - Art: Kurt Jackson: River
Location: The Horniman Museum
Time's running out, so make sure you visit the Horniman Museum to catch their selection of British artist Kurt Jackson's paintings and sculptures of different river projects from the last 30 years.
Jan 10 - Film: London Short Film Festival 2015: Femmes Fantastiques
Location: Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 3
Welcome the start of the London Short Film Festival 2015 with a selection of short dramas filled with feisty femme fatales.
Location: Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)
Renowned Korean artist and filmmaker, Park Chan-kyong and Swedish artist Lina Selander present their works to the UK public for the first time.
Jan 16 – 18 - Performance: Richard Youngs: A Tower Hamlets Trilogy
Iconic musician Richard Youngs will be performing three different sets in three different venues, supported by three different artists. Don't miss them!
Jan 8 – 22 - Exhibition: The Death of Bronson
Location: Apiary Studios
View and celebrate the art and literature of Charles Bronson, who was dubbed “Britain's most violent prisoner” and has been rebirthed as Charles Salvador.
Jan 16 – Feb 16 - Art: Lee Hadwin “Hypnose” exhibition
Location: Rise Gallery
Globally known as the “sleep artist”, Lee Hadwin has the unique ability to draw and paint in his sleep. He is launching his first UK solo exhibition after a successful tour in China.
Jan 15 - Development: Digital Croydon 3
Location: Croydon Conference Centre
Now in its third run, Croydon's only web developer meet-up is back with three great speakers – featuring Kuhan Selvanathan of Vassal Analytics, Alice Bartlett of Government Digital Service and Jamie Knight from the BBC.