DOC’N’ROLL FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrating five years of bringing together music and cinema, Doc’n’Roll returns with what’s probably its most diverse and exciting programme yet. We’re really looking forward to Our Most Brilliant Friends, the documentary detailing Slow Club’s last ever tour. But that’s just one of many riches that include such treats as Rudeboy – the story of Trojan Records, an exploration of gender in the DIY scene in So, Which Band Is Your Boyfriend In….? and Doc’n’Roll Shorts which includes a feature on Tony Allen and afrobeat we definitely don’t want to miss.
The Hayward Gallery celebrates its 50th anniversary with a vast exhibition, Space Shifters, that’ll tease and play with your perception and understanding of space. With brand new commissions inspired by the surroundings, and other works from the past 50 years, there’s going to be plenty to wonder at. Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, Blue is a highlight, and Richard Wilson’s 20:50 – a perfectly still oil-filled room – is simply one of our favourite ever installations.
ON NOW UNTIL JANUARY 6TH
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CHRISTMAS AT KEW
Sometimes, just sometimes, we need a break from the hustle’n’bustle of city life, time amongst nature, a chance to be dazzled by twinkling lights that welcome fuzzy Christmas feelings. Luckily Kew Gardens have put together their most impressive winter display yet, so we can wander, find Insta gold and feel good about ourselves.
CHEESEBURGERS AND COLD WAR STEVE AT THE SOCIAL
They’ve got a new burger on the menu, and they’ve got a Cold War Steve exhibition plastered all over their wooden walls. Which pretty much makes The Social the place to be right now. The burger, from those champs Sonic Sandwich / BurgerShack, is a triumph of burger simplicity. Not to indulge in hyperbole, but it’s pretty much the perfect cheeseburger. And Cold War Steve? If you’ve not seen his mind- blowing collages all over Twitter, then get to Little Portland Street now and marvel at his astonishing take on global events, all told through the travels of Phil Mitchell. Yes, really.