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Hamilton Gallery

Image by Fashionindie.com

Image by Fashionindie.com

One of the more cool things about studying Architecture, is the constant demand to visit spaces in and around Central London, as well as exhibitions galleries and talks. For our latest project, we are using the Hamilton Gallery in Carlos Place.

Currently showing ‘Something for Everyone’ a group exhibition of unseen work at the Gallery (ending January 16th), is it an extraordinary space. On immediate entrance you are at the top of a dual stair, set about a third above the floor of the first space,requiring you to descend into the space. Lit from above by a partial Skylight on the hip of the roof, a small corridor/Information area leads into another smaller space, this time entirely roofed in a triple peaked glass roof.

Here the overhead view is stunning, as the surrounding buildings range from two to six storeys, and the Gallery being of two heights – but both of one level is strikingly overlooked, yet welcomes this gaze in the use of the glazed roof over the main display space.

I really liked Mayfair Lady 5 by Miles Aldridge – It is a stunning Photograph and I’m really feeling the blue thing at the moment but to be frank nothing in particular tickled my fancy. Hopefully when I return for the ‘Maastricht 2010’ Exhbit in March, Although most of my tastes are contemporary and innovative designs, I have a great love for the Classics.

NYE Sorted?

“Seductive Alchemy is back with another NYE party! Happy Noir Eve is a hark back to the old Victorian era, where Zeppelins hover across the London Skyline, and clockwork servants scuttle around in the basement.”

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This is another one of our concept events, and we’ve got an amazing line-up:

Richard Stark – Opera singer
Andrew Hubbard -Violinist
Steph West – Harpist
Firecat Masquerade – Fire spining
Etheric Chemistry – Alchemists
Madame De’la Cartomancer – Tarot
Pettigrew and Jones – Match-making service
Lord Frobisher-Pilbeam – Lord of the manor
Lady Frobisher-Pilbeam – Hostess for the evening
Doktor Von Science – Personal Physician & Alchemist

DJs
Ms C DJ (Chloe Thomas)
Shane Watcha
DJ Darlo
Clint Lee
Ben Jurassik

And a whole lot more…

Early bird tickets: £10

Ticket site
Discount code: alchemist

Website for details

SORTED!

Shoppers delight tonight !

calm_down

Time: 19:45 – 22:00
Location: Opposite the Band Stand/ Public loos on Serpentine Rod
Hyde Park!

Route

Hungry Elephant in the City

Caught on Lens: Wandsworth

Caught on Lens: Wandsworth

December 1936: An elephant stops a tram on Grays Inn Road, London, to cadge an apple from the driver.

Cute … innit? ;-)

Via: telegraph

THE Labour Party

I have been dismally disappointed by the Labour Part ever since I can remember. It started when they stole my parents from me for most of my Childhood on the promise of a bright and better Country.

Then John Smith Died.

Then came the Joker…

And it got worse and worse and worse… until finally about 5 years ago I realised that they are a bunch of Tories wearing red ties. But anyway, enough about me, I just like to complain and do nothing.

Check these guys out THE Labour party.

June 5th 2009
Time 10:00 pm – 7:00 am
Title The Death and Astonishing Resurrection of THE Labour Party

Location London & Brighton pub, 139 Queens Road, Peckham, London SE15 2ND

Speaker Mister Mayhem

Phone Contact 07 769 695 359

Topic / Issue Race & Class

Sponsor The Government of the Dead

Map and Directions

Facebook Event

Waking Walbrook

Free event. Booking required.

“If there were water…
If there were only water amongst the rock…
If there were the sound of water only
TS Eliot, The Wasteland
The Walbrook River was one of the largest and most important rivers in London. A Roman river, the Walbrook takes us back to ancient London, when south of the river was a group of islands, and much of what we now understand as this city was more marsh than land.
The Walbrook has been lost for over 5 centuries. With the help of a dowser, artist Amy Sharrocks has re-mapped this river, and is attempting to reclaim this great body of water with a huge public walk along its course.”

Amy Sharrocks has re-mapped the ancient buried Walbrook River from its source in Islington its mouth at the River Thames. Participents are asked to wear blue and be llosely tied at the waist, the idea being that this will be a process of re remembering the boy of water using a body of blue people!!!

A lovely Idea, I really hope they get a good turn out…

Details:
Artsadmin | Toynbee Studios | 28 Commercial Street | London | E1 6AB
Box office 020 7650 2350 | Online booking
Tel 020 7247 5102 | Fax 020 7247 5103 | Textphone 020 7247 5182 | admin@artsadmin.co.uk

Just Pose Right for It

McDonald’s installed an interesting LED screen at Piccadilly Circus… see for yourself.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjVYVQOOJA8[/youtube]

Just pose rightly for it ;)

Happy posing.

News Courtesy: Patrick Semaan

Anarchy Conference 2009

home-img3I like Anarchy. Its good. Its doing something at least for what you believe in and from what I have experienced there can be a whole lot of fun involved if you’re not taking it all incredibly seriously…

So with that I bring to you the Anarchist Movement Conference 2009. Take a look at the call to the Movement

“The anarchist ideals of mutual aid, solidarity and the desire to live as equals have been echoed throughout our history, in every country, by women and men, regardless of race or ethnicity. We have a proud history, this conference is both about recognizing where we have come from and organizing where we want to go. Be a part of it!”

Register

6th-7th June 2009
Queen Mary and Westfield College
London
E1 4NS
http://www.conference09.org.uk

Awesome remix of those lame `spy-on-your-neighbours` posters

LOVE IT!!!

London imposes de-facto 9PM curfew on under-16s

BoingBoing has a great posting from London resident Cory Doctorow here.

Basically, if you’re under 16,  in a public place after 9pm, and a police officer decides they don’t like the look of you and your mates, they can tell you to go away. Even if you are doing absolutely nothing wrong.

London and the UK’s inexplicable slide into a half-arsed, amateurish Orwellian future continues.

I can’t wait to vote in the next General Election.

Actually – can we skip that and proceed straight to the revolution?

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