NYC, Day 6…Initially planned to post something about SoHo, but ended up going to Le Poisson Rouge on Bleeker Street for an event organised by Alternative Apparel instead. As it so happens, a guy I was interviewing was taking part in a competition put on by AA, and Thursday night was the grand finale. He didn’t win, but it was a nice lil soiree nonetheless :-)
10:00 am • 6 August 2010 • 1 note
NYC, Day 5…What a Wednesday; the heat was practically unbearable (I changed clothes x 3) but what better way to enjoy a balmy evening than with a free concert in the upper West Side? The Lincoln Center Out of Doors event featured Joses James (can someone say phwoarrrrr?), the Robert Glasper Experiment, Bilal (*blush*) and Q-Tip, who to my added delight, wrapped up his guest spot with an impromptu performance of Electric Relaxation - and as you can imagine, the crowd went INSANE! Big, big show. (Now if they could just do the whole thing again in LDN…)
10:00 am • 5 August 2010 • 3 notes
Notting Hill Carnival is a month away and I’m not going to be there! Why? Because the Cultural Exposé is going to NEW YAAAWWWWK! So I do hope you guys will eat some Jerk Chicken for me :-)
6:00 am • 26 July 2010
All roads led to The Creators Project (a collaboration with Vice Magazine and Intel) last Saturday. It was MASSIVE!
10:17 am • 19 July 2010
016: The Creators Project
Last weekend was just…wow. Spent most of Saturday at Victoria House for the Creators Project – a collaboration with Vice magazine and Intel to showcase, celebrate and support independent artists and creatives around the globe… I’m talking serious boundary-pushers!
(Felix Thorn’s Art Assault)
When I first heard about the event, I thought it sounded intriguing and didn’t hesitate to run a competition – and after checking out all the multi-media installations, artwork, discussions and workshops - as well as party rooms and live performances – I can honestly say I have experienced a whole new level of cool.
Highlights for me were playing Jetpack Basketball by Mark Essen, the free photobooth,the film short I’m Here by Spike Jonze, Jammer’s Music Masterclass (hosted by VBS’s Eddy Moretti), the performance by Mark Ronson and the Business Intl, and just the people who attended – funky, creative types with great dress sense and no shame when it comes to free drink and dance music lol!
The Creators Project will be heading to Brazil (August 14) and South Korea (August 28) before wrapping up with a 3-day event in China on September 17. For more information, visit www.thecreatorsproject.com
(Photo galleries to follow!!!)
10:00 am • 19 July 2010
Wednesday night at Fabric for the Fatima + Bilal + Benji gig. Can I just say though - Fabric is COLOSSAL!? Stumbled upon the VIP section at one point!
7:24 am • 16 July 2010
COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to The Creators Project extravaganza feat. Mark Ronson, Kele (Bloc Party), Filthy Dukes et al!
(Picture courtesy of Vice)
Calling all art lovers, culture vultures and creative types! It’s a new month and I fancied giving something away, as a ‘lil token of appreciation for your support :-) I managed to get a pair of tickets to giveaway for The Creators Project event on July 17th! It’ll feature live music (from the above mentioned artists) as well as exclusive screenings and exhibits from Spike Jonze, Nick Zinner, United Visual Artists and many more.
It’s going to be a LIVELY night and tickets are INVITE ONLY and only a select few can cop ‘em, so to win the tickets, all you have to do is send a e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you should get the tickets and put “The Creators Project competition” in the subject line. Simples.
The competition closes on July 12th and the lucky winner will be chosen amongst the best entries.
About The Creators Project
The Creators Project is a collaboration between VICE and Intel, and began its five-city tour in New York on 26 June. The London event is on 17 July and features live music by Mark Ronson, Kele (Bloc Party), Filthy Dukes, Hudson Mohawke, and more. It also includes interactive art installations by UVA & Radical Friend, amongst many others. Registration for free attendance open now at TheCreatorsProject.com. It will be followed by Sao Paolo (14 Aug), Seoul (28 Aug) and Beijing (17 - 19 Sept).
10:00 am • 1 July 2010 • 1 note
Somewhere you should go…Let’s Talk film club
About a month ago I received a Facebook invite from a friend who asked if I’d join her at a film club in central London called “Let’s Talk” - a informal night of socialising which would involve watching a film with a group of people and talking about it afterwards, all for a couple of quid. The aim of the night was also to support independent black cinema, and seeing as it all sounded simple enough, I agreed (as I do with most new experiences these days!)
The first thing I noticed was that it wasn’t your typical venue for a screening, given that it was held at Bar 19:20, and it was important to get there sort of early-ish to get good seats, otherwise you’d be stuck with those backless poof chairs which never do anyone any favours, really.
Minor qualms aside, we settled in with some drinks and bar food and the night kicked off with the film Why Did I Get Married?, followed by a debate about some of the film’s themes, which in this case, revolved around relationships. The good thing about the discussion was that you had the option of texting or e-mailing your views in (what would we do without Smartphones, huh???) and even if you had nothing to say, the array of opinions flying about were entertaining enough to just listen - especially as the two hosts did well to manage the proceedings and play Devil’s Advocate when necessary.
Overall, it was a pretty insightful evening - and I enjoyed it so much I’m off to this month’s event tonight! Film on show: 500 Years Later.
10:00 am • 24 May 2010