Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Urban Africa: A Photographic Survey by David Adjaye

When: 31st March- 05 September 2010
Where: Design Museum

Please note this exhibition will be closed on 13 April, but is open at all other times.

Exhibition tickets available in advance from Ticketweb
Free Gallery Tours
Sunday 20 June + Sunday 15 August - 1.30pm
Free 30 minute gallery tour led by a Design Museum curator or design specialist.
No need to pre-book, but places are limited.

Details as follows:

Large-scale projections of photographs taken in African cities by architect David Adjaye as part of his ongoing research into new patterns of urbanism, which addresses the scant existing documentation of the built environment in Africa.

One of the leading architects of his generation, David Adjaye has stepped out of his regular line of work to photograph and document key cities in Africa as part of an ongoing project to study new patterns of urbanism. Often regarded as a continent defined by underdevelopment, poverty, war and tourism, through this exhibition Adjaye presents Africa in a different light, examining the buildings and places which have a special resonance with his preoccupations as an architect.

This detailed survey will reveal a unique snapshot of life in Africa today, documenting the nature of urban life in a developing continent, a unique geo-cultural survey profiling the African city in a global context.

Share your images of African

David Adjaye talking about his project 'Bus Shelter' which featured in the Design Museum exhibition Super Contemporary in June 2009.


Brit Insurance designs of the year 2010 DESIGN MUSEUM

When:  On now till 31st October
Where: Design Museum

Details as follows:
Now in their third year, the Brit Insurance Designs Awards, "the Oscars of the design world," showcase the most innovative and forward thinking designs from around the world. Last year's winner, the unofficial Barack Obama poster campaign by Shepard Fairey, demonstrated the power that design can have at a grass-root level.

Due to the overwhelming demand the exhibition has been extended and will now run through to 31 October 2010.


Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi

Category Winners

Brit Insurance Architecture Award

Monterrey Housing, Mexico - ELEMENTAL, Chile

Brit Insurance Fashion Award

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer ’10 and Spring/Summer ’10 Catwalk Presentation, Alexander McQueen

Brit Insurance Furniture Award

Grassworks, Netherlands - Jair Straschnow

Brit Insurance Graphics Award

The Newspaper Club, UK - Ben Terrett, Russell Davies and Tom Taylor

Brit Insurance Interactive Award

The EyeWriter, USA - Developed by members of Free Art and Technology (F.A.T), openFrameworks, Graffiti Research Lab,The Ebeling Group and Tony Quan

Brit Insurance Product Award

Folding Plug, UK - Min-Kyu Choi

Brit Insurance Transport Award

E430 Electric Aircraft, China - Yuneec Int

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2009 - The Movie from Design Museum on Vimeo.


Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Performing Arts: Ambassadors Dance Open Classes

When: Wednesday 31st March
Where: 709 Old Kent Road
Clash: Akilah Live // Hip Hop Raw

Details as follows:

Start:6:30 // Finish: 9pm

The Ambassadors have been wowing crowds with the choreography and mime skills. Now they are opening their dance classes to the public. If you have a passion for dance then make your way down to South London for a taste.

Location: 709 Old Kent Road, SE15 1JZ
Price: £5


Lifestyle Clash: Erykah Badu 'Window Seat' [video]

Everyone has been talking about Erykah Badu's latest video and rightly so. It's a great video! Window Seat is the first single to be released off her highly anticipated album 'New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh. We have been hearing some GREAT thing about this album and it's in stores today so make sure to get your copy!


Fashion: American Apparel Weekend Rummage Sale

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Monday, 29 March 2010

Clash Of The Week: Joleon @ Yoyo's

When: Thursday 1st April
Where: YoYo's - The Notting Hill Arts club
Clash: Rum Punch

Details as follows:

Start: 8pm // Finish: Late

Come and hear the classics from Joleon's debut album 'Melloe Defiance'. As well as the new Summer Sound for 2010 with his full live band. There will also be performances by Chantelle Nandi and Erico Delves. What a better way to spend the entry into a long weekend? There's not work the next day so make sure to make your way down there.

Price: £5 before 11pm


Friday, 26 March 2010

Lunch time Special | Chocolate Festival

Outdoor festival at the Southbank Centre featuring chocolatiers and chocolate companies. Pastry chefs from restaurants including the Festival Hall's Skylon will be creating treats using Valrhona chocolate (Fri 2-7pm), as well as chocolate sculptures (viewable Fri-Sun 10am-11pm at the RFH Festival Riverside Level 1 entrance). Exhibitors hosting stalls include William Curley, Rococo and Hotel Chocolat.


Tonight | V&A Friday Late | Playgrounds

When: Friday 26th March 2010
Where: V&A Museum
Clash:  Hip Hop Raw Workshop

Start: // Finish 18:30-22:00

Tonight the V&A is filled with social games and playful experiences, as we team up with Hide&Seek to explore the collision of art, theatre and game design. Grab your dice and get ready to sneak, scurry, plot, plan and play the night away.

Children must be supervised at all times.

Please note that some games contain physical activity and the need to access levels using stairs. If you have any particular access requirements please ask a member of staff for assistance.

All events are free and drop-in, unless stipulated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at this event.

Details as follows:

Grand Entrance


Step into Playlab's special photo booth and become part of the rolling animation. Grab a bingo score card and search the museum to find the real-life owners of the printed face parts. Keep your eyes peeled on the screen as the faces unscramble for the winners.

Matt the Hat

Grand Entrance


Matt the Hat plays party polka, electric swing and everything in between, so ruffle your feathers and don your top hats for a tip-top set.

Pass the Impossibly Large Parcel

Grand Entrance


Join 815agency as they fill the Grand Entrance with the ultimate spectacle inspired by the traditional tea party game. When the DJ stops you are invited en masse to undress a layer of this ridiculously large parcel, again and again, until the papery delights of its innards are revealed.

Wedlock by the Spinner, facilitated by Tin Horse Theatre

18.40, 19:40 and 20:40 (Running time approximately 50 minutes)

A theatrical race against time, through challenges of bravery and wit, where those of you chosen are striving to bring two people together. Failure will mean disaster for us all.

Places are limited. Free tickets will be available from the Information Desk in the Grand Entrance from 18.00. Please meet at the Meeting Point in the Grand Entrance.


When: Sunday 28 March 2010

Where: Royal Albert Hall
Start: 5.45pm // Finish late
Tickets £50.00 - £75.00

Details as follows:

Roger Daltrey has worked tirelessly year on year to secure the best line-up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Previous music acts include The Who, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, The Cure, Madness, Duffy, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Keane, Razorlight, Franz Ferdinand, Jools Holland, Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs. In addition to music’s biggest stars, Teenage Cancer Trust’s shows have played host to the cream of British comedy, including Ricky Gervais, Peter Kay, Little Britain, Horne and Corden, Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Russell Brand and Noel Fielding.

JLS, Britain's favourite new boyband in a generation, were runners-up in the fifth series of The X Factor.
Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan 'JB' Gill, and Oritsé Williams signed to Epic Records at the beginning of 2009 and enjoyed continued chart success throughout the year. Their debut single Beat Again went to number-one in the UK Singles Chart selling over 100,000 copies in its first week of release. Their second single Everybody in Love topped the UK Singles Chart, selling over 120,000 copies in its first week. The band's eponymous debut album was released on 9 November 2009 and has since gone triple Platinum, with sales of over 900,000 in the UK alone.

JLS won Best Newcomers and Best Song (Beat Again) at the 2009 MOBO Awards and are nominated for three Brit Awards.


London's Best Dance Crew Month 3 Semi Finals

When: Saturday 27th March
Where: Fairfield Halls, CONCERT HALL

Start: // Finish Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets £10 - V.I.P £20-£30

To book tickets: 0208 688 9291

Details as follows:

London’s Best Dance Crew provides a platform for the younger generation of dancers and performers all around London to develop and excel.

The aim is to give them the opportunity and help needed to turn their talent into life skills that they can use for the future, including: career, media and business development advice and workshops as well as having fun the whole way through.

Line up

Crews left in the Semi Finals:

Retalitation - Justin Timberlake

Ruthless - Jay Z

Definitives - Lady Gaga

Trilogy - Beyonce

Masquerade - Britney Spears

Special Guests

Shola Ama
Status - Got to Dance Semi Finals

Boy Blue - Pied Piper

Rodrigo Moratto - Whatever Whatever


Take your homies....The Blind Side

This weekend The Blind Side is showing nationwide and with rave reviews don't be the only one left who hasn't seen it.

Sandra Bullock stars in this amazing true life account of a troubled teenager that she takes into her family. This isn't a chick flick it's for everyone and is fast becoming some of my male friends favourite film. I think its the message of hope and the fact that life is what you do to help others.

Watch the trailer below.


Thursday, 25 March 2010

We are Clash Diaries

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Performing Arts: Akilah LIVE

When: Wednesday 31st March 2010
Where: The Flea Pit, 49 Columbia Road, Shorditch, London E2 7RG
Clash: Ambassadors dance class // Hip Hop Raw

Details as follows:


Akilah Live is a monthly performance night merging visual media, dance, theatre, music, spoken word, and everything in between. This time around they are bring back some of the their favourite acts from the past nine months.

Start: 7pm // Finish: 10:30pm
Price: £5 all night

Gambit ace is a talented Mc, freestlyer and actor from the group RODIUM and theatre company Theatre De Cunt. At times he is also a producer and co-producer. He has performed at Brixton academy.

A'cappella / Acousmatic / Tape music / Experimental - Paper Horse creates songs that grow and build in front of your very ears. It's the sort of music that sends you away with the thought that you were a part of something being created, and all you've done is stood there open mouthed.

Their influences are untraceable but one thing is sure, they are very refreshing. For a duo, with only a guitar, the sound is big and unexpected. Constance voice is something I thought was sadly extinct after 1969 but I was wrong;to the sound of her voice you
will melt.

Spoken word artist


Our aim is to provide talented unknowns across all these mediums, the opportunity to showcase their talents to an audience passionate for creativity in a relaxed environment.

Founder Zinzi Minott:
“My aim is to use this event to educate myself to an extremely high professional standard at Laban Dance School which I know has the experience to facilitate this so I can pursue a career in helping others fulfil their artistic potential”

Within the coming months Akilah live will take the next step and be transformed into the Akilah Foundation.

Come down and join us!


Dance Workshop: Hip Hop Raw

When: Friday, March 26, 2010 /  Wednesday, March 31
Where:  Pineapple Dance Studio

Details as follows:
Hip Hop Raw workshops in the making, put attending to book your place

Workshop 1
Friday 26th March 7-9.30pm
x2 routines (All)

Workshop 2
Wed 31st March 6-9pm
x2 routines (All)

Or Both for £35

Enhance your skills, have fun!

Further Information Will only be sent to ATTENDING MEMBERS!!


Friday, 12 March 2010

Performing Arts: Writer's Block - 2nd Birthday celebration

When: Wednesday 14th April
Where: Cargo

Details as follows:

Start:8pm // Finish: Late

Writer's Block is back again and this time it's their 2nd birthday celebration at Cargo. The team have stretched the boat out and have got an all round line up. Headlining this great event is Jesse Boykins III. This will be the Brooklyn rapper's first time performing in the UK and we are excited about his live band and hearing tracks from his previous two albums Doppmine and The Beauty Created.

Support acts include:
P.I.P (Joshua Idehen, Inua Ellams & Mus Okongwo)
The Illersapiens
Deanna Rodger
Kersha Bailey

After Party DJ set from:
DJ Snips (Doctors Orders)

Location: Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3A

For Tickets, visit:


Lifestyle Clash: New Lady Gaga and Beyonce video 'Telephone'

We couldn't resist! Everyone is going crazy over this new Lady Gaga and Beyonce video so we just had to post it up. What do you think?


Lifestyle Clash: Your life up to this point

Live your life without regrets! Everything up to this point has made you into the person you are!


Performing Arts: UK Soul Jam + Lenny Henry

When: Sunday 28th March 
Where: Jazz Cafe London

Details as follows:

Start:7pm // Finish:1am

UK Soul Jam is back again but this time around they have Britain's funny man Lenny Henry for a live performance at Jazz Cafe London. Henry will be supported by a whole cast of great singers and choirs. UK Soul Jam is a celebration of UK SOUL in an Open Mic - Jam Session, Showcase & DJ Session featuring the best of London's Soul talent at Jazz Cafe.

On the night:

UK TV Icon Lenny Henry - a house hold name to millions in the UK will take to the UKSoulJam stage to sing SOUL music. Lenny's love of Soul music has carried him through his over 35 years in show biz be it as a comedian, actor, TV presenter, script writer, producer or singer. Lenny will be mentored by non other than UKSoul Legend OMAR for this performance.. & yes Omar will be in the house too on this occasion.

UKSoulJam welcomes back UKSoul & Reggae pioneer Noel Mckoy. Noel has a very distinguished music career stretching right back to early hits as a Lovers Rock artist in the 70's through to his pioneering family Street Soul band The Mckoys. The artists Noel's worked with inc. a who's who of Soul & Dance names from Stevie Wonder, Incognito, Eric Roberson, JTQ to name a few. In the last few months Noel has released a new album in France.

To celebrate Easter this Palm Sunday we welcome the first of our Gospel choirs in our UKGospel focus choir double bill - fittingly the local based Camden United Gospel Choir, part of the We Sing organisation will take to the UKSoulJam stage for their debut.

Continuing our UK Gospel Choir focus to celebrate Easter this Palm Sunday we welcome The East London Soul Singers Choir bringing their brand of Choral Soul & Gospel live & direct from East London.

a nice mix of Neo Soul, credible R&B & classic Jazz singing of the like Amy Winehouse might enjoy..
Maria is most definitely one to watch - be in the house to see her full live band before she surely blows up to bigger things.

Resident DJs:
Paul Aaaron (Keep The Faith / Groove Lineage)
DJ Kay (Keep The Faith / UKSoulJam)

Resident Band:
Harlano & The CKB

Hosted By:
Harlano, Adeola & Paul Aaaron

Tickets: £8 Advance, £10 Door, (Upstairs Balcony Restaurant Table Seats with £16.50 Set Menu)
Buy your ticket here


Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Performing Arts: Adlib

When: 14th March 2010
Where: FYM FYG Bar

Details as follows:

Start:7:30pm // Finish:11:30pm

Adlib is a great performing arts event that showcases great talent from different industries. It's a great way to enjoy your Sunday evening. This month includes host Simply Andy who is an all round entertainer and will leave you in stitches as you leave the premises. Also Obenewa who is an amazing singer will be performing. Everyone has got this MC on their lips; P Money will also be doing their thing too. To get your sides splitting there is Jags ( the hottest new comedian all the way form Canada) and Sam The Funny Joker (who is a brand new comic)



Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Biggie we Salute You


Blaze Street Dance Sensation

When: 11th March - 28th March 2010
Where: Sadler's wells

Start //Finish:
Tue - Sat at 7.30pm

Sat Mats at 2.30pm
Sun at 4pm

£10- £36

Group Discounts

Groups 8+ 20% off stalls seats for most performances.
Details as follows:

Brand new street dance sensation Blaze makes its world premiere. Mixing nightclub vibes with West End production values, combined with the raw impact of a music gig, Blaze is a high-energy theatrical show of non-stop dance from some of the world's hottest DJs, B-Boys and streetdancers with choreography by Chris Baldock, Ryan Chappell, Lyle Beniga, Mike Song and Kenny Wormald.

The cast of 12 world-class dancers includes Tommy Franzén and Lizzie Gough (both finalists from the BBC's So You Think You Can Dance), Peter Francis, Rowen Hawkins, Carlos Neto, Ross Sands, Marion Gallet, Jomecia Oosterwolde, Caramel, Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, Stephanie Nguyen (Lil' Steph), Uwkeli Roach (Quails), three breakers - Jeffery Mccann (Machine), Fabiano Carvalho Lopes (Neguin), Ereson Catipon (Mouse) - plus Carl Gilkey (DJ Hazze, MC).

Directed by top West End director and choreographer Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia!, Sister Act), with stunning set designs by Es Devlin (set designer for Kanye West, Mika, Take That, Pet Shop Boys and the upcoming Lady Gaga tour).



Monday, 8 March 2010

Alice In Wonderland

Orginal trailer and now......

Watch Alice In Wonderland nationwide now and the trailer here.


International Womens day Event: RichMix in conversation.....

When: 8th March 2010
Where: Rich Mix

Start: // Finish 7.30pm

Venue 2 


Click to book tickets online or call our Box Office on 020 7613 7498
Details as follows:

To celebrate International Women’s Day, a panel of leading female writers will be talking about their work. Guests include Diana Evans, author of the award-winning '26a', and winner of the Orange Prize for New Writers, and Bernardine Evaristo, author of four novels including 'Blonde Roots', which was chosen as the winner by the inaugural Orange Prize Youth Panel. The two novelists will talk about the themes of travel and migration in their writing in this special event chaired by Daneet Steffens, editor of Mslexia.