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HUNGER’s weekend guide: PORN, a pug parade and many more

Get clued up about London’s prime events this weekend.

Feast yourself on what London has to offer on this true gem of a weekend, including canine parades, rising stars of the music scene and art to broaden your horizons.

Thursday

Phonica X Dimensions In-Store: London Modular Alliance & re:ni

Thursday is the new Friday this week, there were too many great events to choose from!

If you like records, BYOB and a mid-week dance then look no further. The electronic music festival, Dimensions, is collaborating with Phonica records to instigate a lead-up hype for the festival.

Taking place at Phonica’s record shop, the night will host Phonica’s own selectors set to play at the festival in a few weeks’ time. It is the final year Dimensions will take place at the Croatian fort, Forto Punta Christo, which has been its home since 2012.

The record shop is pretty cosy so make sure you get down early to avoid disappointment.

Find out more info here. 

Price FREE, 20:00 – 22:00

Location: Phonica Records, 51 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7RJ

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London Pug Parade

It’s happened, London is now officially dog-mad. All made pawssible by the canine stealing the show: the pug. Since the little snorting pooch caught influencers attention on social media over six years ago, the pug has become a pup celebrity, fashion accessory, meme and now even has its own tagline ‘pug life’.

You need to bring a canine pal to attend, but there’s always borrowmydoggie.com. 😉

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, 12:00-21:00

Location: London, TBA

4:3 x Southbank Centre: D’Angelo Screening + Afterparty

Boiler Room’s 4:3 is celebrating the Grammy-award winning singer, D’Angelo, by presenting the UK premiere of Devil’s Pie, the highly-anticipated documentary about the disappearance and return of the soul singer.

At the height of his career D’Angelo had two platinum-selling albums, a Grammy and masses of adoring fans; and then all of a sudden, he vanished – not to return to the limelight until 12 years later.

The screening of Devil’s Pie will be held at the Southbank Centre, followed by a Q&A with director Carine Bijlsma, chaired by Women on Docs’ Eloise King. After, the night will then slide into the fourth stage of the evening – Boiler Room’s Concrete Lates invites Ruby Savage, Dego and Ge-Ology to serenade your ears with music inspired by the great D’Angelo.

Purchase tickets here.

Price £12.50, 18:45 – 02:30

Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX

Friday

PORN by PORNCEPTUAL

Bringing London a taste of Berlin’s pure queer hedonism, PORNCEPTUAL is headed for FOLD and transforming the venue into a steamy night of sex-positivity.

PORNCEPTUAL is the Berlin-based porn agitators, presenting pornography as queer, diverse and inclusive: “We aim to prove that pornography as queer, diverse and inclusive. We aim to prove that pornography can be respectful, intimate and artistic while questioning usual pornographic labels. ‘Can art succeed where porn fails – to actually turn us on?’”

Be prepared to broaden your horizons and celebrate visual/performance art while spotlighting freedom of sexual expression.

Purchase tickets here.

Price £16, 22:00 – 06:00

Location: FOLD, Gillian House, Stephenson St, London, E16 4SA

GAZA

An opportunity to watch the poignant documentary exploring the turbulent lives of the ordinary people of Gaza.

Granting a platform to those who don’t often have their voice heard, directors Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell depict a portrait of the everyday Gazan citizen.

Find out more here.

Price £12, 15:20 – n/a

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

Friday

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Unbound Day & Night: Batu, Peverelist, SHYBOI and more

Missing out on the festivals this weekend? Don’t worry, day-to-night parties are just as good, plus you get to sleep in a bed.

SHYBOI – the Brooklyn based DJ of Discoman’s collective of non-male selectors – is making a rare UK appearance, and she is joining The Cause alongside timedance boss Batu, Peverelist, Yak and Lukas Wigflex.

Expect nothing less than ground shaking techno excursions, wobbly swampers and Bristolian bass.

Buy tickets here. 

Price £7.50, 13:00 – 05:00

Location: The Cause, Ashley House Depot, Ashley Rd, London, N17 9LZ

Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project

Where adults become aesthetic kids, the Tate invites you to create your future city using two tonnes of white lego – how minimal.

The event is inspired by Eliasson’s own work, in 2004 the artist staged a similar event and highlighted how the cities created could be recycled each time the work is shown in a new place.

Find out more here.

Price FREE, n/a

Location: Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Perdition presents Gigi FM & Stratton

Get down and dirT in the Waiting Room’s notorious basement, featuring sets from two of the biggest rising stars of London’s underground music scene; Gigi FM and Stratton.

Find out more information here.

Price £5 OTD, 22:00 – 03:00

Location: The Waiting Room, 175 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0LH

Sunday

Peggy Gou presents The Pleasure Gardens

Just Gou it with the princess of dance music herself. Peggy Gou is the unstoppable force DJing her way to the top of the world.

This Sunday she is curating a one-off party at Finsbury Park, the party will recreate classic elements of a Victorian Pleasure Garden (hence the name).

Peggy has invited HAAI, Benji B and Carista to join her play.

Tickets are on the last release so if your keen better be quick qween.

Buy tickets here.

Price £40, 13:00 – 21:30

Location: Finsbury Park, London, N4

Nkisi and Moor Mother: New and Old Sounds

Philadelphia-based artist collective, Black Quantum Futurism (BQF), present a new installation and accompanying a live program of music, performance, spoken word, talks and workshops.

BQF have invited London-based curator, producer, musician and DJ, Nkisi, to perform at the night to explore sounds both ancient and forward-looking.

Nikisi’s recent live performances have been a captivating cross-talk of African rhythms, uncompromising European hard dance tropes, foreboding synth melodies and a relentless, galvanising energy.

Buy tickets here. 

Price £7, 19:00 – n/a

Location: ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH London, United Kingdom

Sensing the Air; Pollution Walking Tour

The Barbican is hosting an extremely timely and poignant workshop on Sunday, which should be shown to every Londoner – The workshop aims to teach you how to understand sensing pollution in the air.

At this moment in time walking in London near a busy road (which is pretty much everywhere), is the equivalent of smoking 20 cigarettes a day. It is also estimated between 28,000 to 36,000 deaths a year in the UK are due to long-term exposure to air pollution. Sorry to be a downer but it’s, unfortunately, a depressing reality which is only going to get worse unless something changes.

Sensing the Air is a good opportunity to fully comprehend the extent of the problem, but also help you become aware of areas that are particularly bad and how to avoid them. The workshop involves a 45-minute walk around the Barbican Centre, from the conservatory to the tunnels led by Nerea Calvillo, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Methodologies from the University of Warwick.

Find out more information and buy tickets here.

Price £7, 11:00 – n/a

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

15 August 2019