What? Tim Walker: Story TellerWhere? Somerset House, LondonWhen? Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Tim Walker is arguably one of the most visually striking and imaginative fashion photographers working and influencing the industry today. Extravagant in scale and ambition and instantly recognisable for eye-opening originality, Walker’s photographs dazzle with life, vibrancy, originality and humour. He has photographed the past four collections for Mulberry and you can’t flick through an edition of Vogue, Vanity Fair and W, among many others, without seeing evidence of his creativity.
Walker’s iconic photographs provide the focus of an exhibition at Somerset House. Everything in Walker’s pictures is specially constructed and his photo shoots consistently resemble a film set. They have sweetness to them; yet feel as though they have been teleported directly from a whimsical ideology.
The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events that feature many of Tim Walker’s long-time collaborators and uncover the influences and stories behind his work. Also, as part of the exhibition there will be workshops offering visitors the opportunity to work with some of the set designers and prop builders who have worked with Tim Walker, as well as this there will also be talks and screenings of a series of films curated by Tim Walker.
What? Electric Minds with Jackmaster and Ben UFO (b2b all night)Where? Studio Spaces, East LondonWhen? 10th November
Electric Minds welcomes Numbers’ Jackmaster & Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO for an all night B2B session this Saturday.
As well as being the co-founder of Numbers, Jackmaster is one hell of a DJ. He is a man who lives to play records for people and his eclectic sets skip through everything, embracing guilty pleasures and forgotten classics in the same breath as unreleased dubplate heaters.
Jackmaster will be joined by fellow Numbers’ member Ben UFO, whose commitment to dance music has advanced his reputation in the realms of forward-thinking music. Tonight at Studio Spaces will be a rare opportunity to see these DJ’s play together within such an intimate setting.
What? Red or Dead 30th anniversary exhibitionWhere? The Dray Walk Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, E1 6QLWhen? This weekend, 9-11 November
An exhibition celebrating Red or Dead’s 30th anniversary opens today at The Dray Walk Gallery at the Old Truman Brewary. The exhibition celebrates the anarchic brand and all of its attitude and creativity.
The label, started by Wayne Hemingway and his wife, Geraldine, began with one stall on Saturdays in Camden Market. Soon, there were sixteen stalls – and three Street Style Designer of the Year awards from the British Fashion Council alongside a coveted spot at London Fashion Week. Needless to say that their punk legacy is iconic. The exhibition showcases archive imagery of the playful variety, as well as exploring Red or Dead’s anarchic impact on British fashion during a time of Cool Britannia.
Red or Dead: 30 Years of Eclectic British Fashion runs from 9th-11th November at The Dray Walk Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, E1 6QL
What? No Man’s Land Project: Remembrance Sunday PerformancesWhere? London TubesWhen? 11th November
Directly after the two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday, specially commissioned music and poetry performances will begin at 10 London Underground stations.
The No Man’s Land project has been in development for seven months and explores how European societies of 1912 walked blindly into the Great War of 1914-18, taking much of the world with them.”
Performances will take place at Angel, Charing Cross, Embankment, Green Park, Knightsbridge, London Bridge, Piccadilly, St Paul’s and Waterloo and will last 53 minutes, till midday. The artists will then converge on Waterloo to join the sculptures and see what happens when they all get together.
View the sculptures at Waterloo between 10.30am-2pm. Witness the performances after the two-minute silence at 11.03 until noon. Find out more.