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#5 From the galleries to the streets…

Inflatable Stonehenge (21st July – 12th Aug) Turner-prize-winning Jeremy Dueller is treating us to a huge inflatable bouncy Stonehenge this weekend (http://sacrilege2012.co.uk/) as part of the London 2012 Festival celebrations. Being the rockstar that it is, this life-sized replica will be touring the city from Greenwich and Clapham to Westminster and Ally Pally. Warning: this thing comes with kids. Shoreditch Festival, Regent’s Canal (21st – 22nd July) Shoreditch will be bursting at the seams this weekend for Shoreditch Festival along Regent’s Canal (http://www.shoreditchfestival.org.uk/). In collaboration with...

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Jess Jones

#4 From the galleries to the streets…

Shard laser show London’s horizon will alight with lasers this evening for the inauguration of the Shard. Regardless of whether you think Sauron’s offspring is easy on the eye or just an eyesore, the 309 metre tall tower promises to be quite the spectacle. Lasers will beam across the city, highlighting landmarks like the Gherkin, St Paul’s and London Eye to the sound of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The party kicks off at 10.15pm so grab yourself a good...

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Jess Jones

#3 From the galleries to the streets…

Tate à Tate A week on from the Jubilee and us common folk are allowed back on the Thames, this time courtesy of Tate à Tate – an alternative river tour between Tate Modern and Britain. It’s site- specific sound artwork themed around the hot topic of BP sponsorship of Tate. Plus the tour is free to download and I’ve been assured that the Tate boat fee is meagre www.tateatate.org. Rooftop Film Club, Queen of Hoxton Having recently seen...

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Jess Jones

#2 From the galleries to the streets…

Guest Contributor: Jess Jones-Berney It’s that time again, our friend Jess (from Handpicked London, LDN & Urbanist) takes a look at her pick of exhibitions, street art and events happening across London, have a great weekend - Repre Out 1st May – 13th May May marks the first exhibition of Repre, a collective of nine up-and-coming artists who have secured the rather lovely St Martin in the Fields for their debut. It’s a really nice mix of contemporary representational art with the...

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Jess Jones

#1 From the galleries to the streets…

Guest Contributor: Jess Jones-Berney Our good friend Jess (from Handpicked London, LDN & Urbanist) takes a look at her pick of exhibitions, street art and events happening across London: Festival! 16 April – 4 June With festival season just around the corner, National Theatre are putting their best welly-ridden foot forward with the new photography exhibition ‘Festival!’ - view here. Think dusky tangerine sunsets at Glastonbury, flamboyant feather headdresses at Rio and people drowning in a sea of red at...

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Jess Jones