From The Staves in Roundhouse and Urban Street Fest in Shoreditch Euro Car Parks to the British fashion awards at the Coliseum and Public Service Boadcasting in O2 Acadeny Brixton, here’s this month’s best gigs to see, coolest exhibitions to visit and places to eat.
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents: Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso UFO – Corsica Studies – Sunday, November 1
The Japanese psychedelic band who hold claim to over 70 studio albums under more than 10 different band names bring the noise to Corsica Studios in support of their most recent album – Benzaiten. A stand-in-amazement type of gig sure to be an event to behold.
Skinny Girl Diet – Old Blue Last – Wednesday, November 4
Recently releasing their new E.P. Reclaim your Life, this power trio bring social commentary and fuzzy grunge to the modern era. With a large amount of attention coming towards the act, Communion have given them a headline slot at the always-chaotic Old Blue Last.
Deerhunter – 02 Sheperds Bush Empire – Saturday, November 7
With one of the highest rated albums released in 2015, Deerhunter are set to turn Shepherds Bush into a frenzy. Their seventh studio album, the intriguingly brilliant Fading Frontier, is an instantaneous breakthrough for the the Georgia indie rock outfit.
The Staves – The Roundhouse – Monday, November 9
In support of their new album, If I Was, the Staveley-Taylor sisters have the honour of bringing their blues-influenced folk to the Roundhouse. A venue that is acoustically designed to bring acts of this sound to their most excellent, it is an overdue date for The Staves. Prepare yourselves for singalong celebration a la Neutral Milk Hotel.
Public Service Broadcasting // 02 Academy Brixton // Sunday 29th November
The progressive London duo released The Race For Space earlier this year to immaculate reviews. The second album earned the gentleman the Vanguard breakthrough award at the most recent Progressive Awards and it’s no wonder they’ve gone on to headline venues like 02 Academy Brixton, so be prepared for something special.
ART & FASHION
British Fashion Awards 2016, The London Coliseum
The annual celebration of innovation and aspiring creativity known as the British fashion awards will take place on November 23 at The London Coliseum. Among the newly come nominees this year are Charlotte Simone, known for her fluffy designs, and Moly Goddard, whose witty and whimsical designs have been part of the British Council Showrooms in Paris for the past couple of seasons.
Pleasant surprise is the nominations for French emerging designer Faustine Steinmetz and winner of the LVMH prize, Thomas Tait. The ceremony will also see Karl Lagerfeld given the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award.
Liberty in fashion, Design Museum
To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the department store the Design Museum invites you to explore the influence of Orientalism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco on fashion through 150 garments.
Famed for it’s innovative pattern designs and ground breaking collaborations with brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Cacharel, Liberty has become an internationally recognised trendsetter after developing in house fabric production following the import practice of exotic ornaments and fabrics from Japan and India. The exhibition will be open until February 28, 2016.
Digital Disturbances, LCF
Influenced by digital technologies and their influence on modern culture and art, “Digital disturbances” explores the blend between virtual and material platforms. The exhibition presents the innovative concepts of seven young artists who illustrate their unique perspective on fashion and style through design installations.
Artists include avant-garde Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga and his brand ANREALAGE, POSTmatter, and Moscow-based CSM graduate designer Tigran Avetisyan. The exhibition would be on until December 12 at London College of Fashion.
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
From geta shoes worn by geishas in Japan in the 1920s to Vivienne Westwood’s “Sex” collection “spiky shoes”, the exhibition “Shoes: pleasure and pain” at the V&A presents the cultural and transformative impact of shoes from ancient times to modernity.
With more than 200 historical examples of the development in shoe technology, this collection emphasises on the extremes of footwear production. The exhibition is open until January 31, 2016.
The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern
The global face of pop art and the irony in the representation of western consumerism are major points of the exhibition “The World goes Pop” at the V&A.
This counter-culture influenced by Dada movement is the predecessor of postmodernism and its international interpretation is a matter of subject to the exhibition.
From Roy Lichtenstein to Russian duo Komar and Melamid, this collection goes through the legacy of pop art as an act of protest across different media channels in the 1960s and 1970s. The World Goes Pop is on at Tate Modern until January 24, 2016.
Urban Food Fest – Euro Car Parks, Shoreditch – Saturday, October 31 to Saturday, December 19
This gathering of the most innovative of food revolutions takes place every Saturday throughout November running up until Christmas from midday to midnight. A celebration of all that is street food, Urban Food Fest is as much a day of entertainment as it is a showcase of brilliant food with Music and merchandise on offer throughout the proceedings.
Taste Of London – Tobacco Dock – November 19-22
This four-day winter themed festival has seen huge success in past years and is sure to bring something for everyone. Playing host to some of London’s top chefs this is a food event for those who truly appreciate the culinary art. This isn’t just another street food pop-up, this is the real deal.
Feast London – Shepherds Bush Yard – November 5 to December 23
Feast is a plethora of food movements. Playing host to experimental London restaurants such as HIX and Ramsay this seasonal event claims to bring restaurant level food to street level prices. Occurring over almost two months there’s plenty of time to make it the Shepherds Bush Yard and delve into what’s on offer.
Featured image by Fashion Space Gallery
Words by Max Gayler & Desislava Todorova