Art & Culture / Music

HUNGER’s weekend guide: bargain hunter edition

Because we all know London is an absolute piss-take of a city when it comes to money.

Happy Thursyay! We’ve all made it through those sticky mid-week blues and nearly out the other side i.e. Friday night. For this weekend’s guide, HUNGER has decided to dedicate all of our fantastic events listings to be on minimal costs, because our purses are definitely feeling the squeeze after summer, as well as the general stretch of living in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

All the events chosen are either £5 and under, or free to attend, but this doesn’t mean we’ve had to sacrifice quality for the price drop – with the current shit show that is British politics hitting the fan, we understand everyone needs some well-deserved time to let down their Brexit related worries.

Thursday

NTS WIP Showcase 2019

 

A cool start to your weekend, NTS’s Work in Progress (WIP) programme in collaboration with Carhartt WIP is celebrating its one-year anniversary taking place at every beam_me_up_soft_boi’s favourite joint – Corsica Studios.

The night features all of the 8 artists NTS’s WIP chose to work with a year ago, featuring some of underground music’s biggest rising stars, the full roster is: re:ni, Aya, Lucinda Chua, Crystallmess, AZADI.mp3, Lecx Stacy, LA Timpa and Contour.

Entry is free, simply RSVP at rsvp@ntslive.co.uk

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, 20:00 – 03:00

Location: Corsica Studios, 5 Farrell Court; Elephant & Castle; London SE17 1LB

The Most Powerful Woman In The Universe 

 

Curated by Kelly-Anne Davitt, The Most Powerful Woman In The Universe is an empowering punk, pop show spotlighting contemporary women artists.

The show features eight-strong contemporary women artists, all diverse in practice and at varying stages in their career. Throughout the exhibition, there is a strong, fierce, feminist theme running throughout the work.

Find out more here.

Price FREE, 18:00 – 21:00

Location: Gallery 46, Ashfield Street, London, E1 2AJ

Friday

Maria de Lima: Diaries

 

Diaries is an exhibition based on poo, and no, we’re not joking. Maria de Lima uses a female-centred narrative and symptoms of ‘digestive imbalance’ to address political issues.

Probably as fine ‘art’ as it can get, but don’t let mental images of stool-based matter put you off – this is a genuinely interesting exhibition in perception and thought process.

De Lima’s practice locates the female body in the relation to the production of physical construction: recurring motifs readjust in various media spanning painting, video, print and sculpture as if in translation, mirroring language as a colonising lens underneath which meaning morphs and shifts. Where language fails, she finds the female body in symptomatic unease and mines the inherent potential of the body as a site for protest.

Find out more information on the exhibition here. 

Price FREE, 18:00 – 21:00

Location: 96 Chalton Street, Camden, NW1 1HJ

Nightflight: 80’s, Synth-Pop, Italo, Disco

 

A journey into your favourite (and not so guilty) 80’s pleasures. 🕺🏽

Mick’s Garage is hosting a cosmic storm of sultry Italo classics, legendary synth-pop hits and disco bangers.

Tickets are free before 11pm and after £5.

Find out more information here.

Price FREE/£5, 21:30 – 02:30

Location: Mick’s Garage, Queens Yard, London, E9 5EN

A Magic Realist Afrabia

 

The newly opened exhibition which presents the magical realist world of emerging British Sudanese artist, Ranya Elnayal.

Taking place at P21, this is the artist’s first solo exhibition, with an architect’s eye and armed with magical realism, Elnayal reimagines London’s Church Street into a Magical Realist Afrabia.

A Magic Realist Afrabia is a series of digital prints exploring themes of multicultural identities, hybridity, and the third space. Focusing on the struggle of describing the Sudanese identity to Westerners, Elnayal puts forward magic realism as a direct approach. Drawing on Sudanese author Tayeb Salih’s ‘Season of Migration to the North’, Elnayal depicts the novel’s main protagonist – Mustafa Saeed – in his travels from Sudan to the West and his struggle with his contradicting, complex, and evolving ethnic and cultural identity.

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, September 6 – 21

Location: 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD

Saturday

Geoff Dunbar: Art into Animation

 

The animator behind childhood favourites Rupert the Bear and The World of Peter Rabbit to adult favourites; such as Paul McCartney’s music video for The Frog, Geoff Dunbar has been at the unprecedented centre of the animation evolution from its beginnings.

For the first time, The Barbican presents his work, all made during the golden age of animation, before CGI and digital imagery. Throughout the exhibition, you discover how each work has been hand-crafted and photographed frame by frame to create motion effects.

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, 9:30 – 16:00

Location: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

UNIT B1 – Saturday 7th September Private Boat / Island Party

 

You won’t have experienced a party like it in London, notorious warehouse ravers UNIT B1 are celebrating their first birthday with a new adventure – a private party boat to a secret island location for sunset/sunrise sessions.

Expect your audio and visual experience to be taken to the next level, a rave cave, b2b from the nawty-iest selectors, fancy dress, bare-all hedonism and general debauchery.

As a strictly underground and private event, you need to sign up to be selected for tickets – for every lucky person you’re only allowed a plus one.

This is UNIT B1‘s first-ever non-warehouse event, which might be their first and last. So, don’t sleep.

Find out more information on the Facebook page here.

Price: n/a, 19:00 – 07:00

Location: n/a

Amygdala

 

An extremely poignant and powerful exhibition, which we recommend anyone to attend if they are unsure on where they stand about the anti-abortion laws in the Republic of Ireland.

A presentation of the work of Jenny Mcllhatton and Gordon Stabbins, Jenny’s work chronicles 2 years in the fight for reproductive rights, in the Republic of Ireland and her home Northern Ireland. A self-taught artist, Jenny uses textile methods traditionally seen as ‘women’s work’ to deal with contemporary issues of inequality.

Gordon, a photographer, work featured are a presentation of lyrical nudes which beautifully complement Jenny’s powerful work.

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, n/a

Location: 1 York Way, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AS

Sunday

Little Nan’s Deptford Carless Carboot  

 

“Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes you want sell in the yard?
Are you a designer wanting to sell your creations?
Recently moved into a new flat and in serious need of downsizing?
Getting Married and want to sell off all your ex’s stuff?
Are you saving for holiday and need some dollars?
Or do you need to sell that bag of hats and a box of sex toys you bought from Deptford Market when you were still up from the night before and you thought it was hilarious?”

Everyone loves a good ol’ carboot sale and this is the last one of 2019 in Deptford! So make sure you get down to Costa Del Deptford to grab the best bargains South East London has to offer – plus there’s food, lager and Aperol Spritz’s.

Pretty sure that was gentrification summed up in a sentence, but Little Nan’s Carless Carboot sale is truly a welcoming opportunity for all, on any budgets, to buy clothes, household items and anything else in-between, all while helping the local community and those who have stalls at the carboot sale.

Find out more information here. 

Price FREE, 12:00 – 16:00

Location: Little Nan’s Bar, Arch 14, 4 Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX London

Pingers w/ Al Wootton, Mica Coca and more!

 

Turn your all-nighter into an all-dayer? (It’s in the name)

Pingers is an event you might want to call in sick for Monday morning, Rye Wax is hosting a whole day into evening keeping the weekend alive.

Expect Al Wootton’s staple dark dub, DJ Ping’s hard-core gabba and old-school techno remixes alongside the other ‘deejays’ due to play.

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, 13:00 – 23:00

Location: Rye Wax, 133 Rye Lane, SE15, London

Murmurations LAST DAY

 

And finally, a polar opposite to the last event, Murmurations; a group exhibition of multidisciplinary graduate artwork, film screenings and live performances.

‘Murmurations’ presents works by a group of emerging artists and recent graduates from different universities including the University of the Arts London, Goldsmiths and Slade School of Fine Art. The exhibition intends to play upon the idea of a murmuration; a community and a collective, building upon our shared experiences and values. Welcoming a range of mediums including film, sculpture, painting, photography, performance, sound and installation. The objective is to create, provide and expand a support network for artists post-university, through an ongoing series of exhibitions and events.

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, 12:00 – 18:00

Location: 3-5 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ

Hope you all have great weekends with minimal damage to the bank account!

5 September 2019