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Art Exhibition - Erkka Nissinen

For his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, Erkka Nissinen presents nine new ink drawings, in which he trains his characteristically absurdist humour on the subject of surveillance and shame. The setting for these works is a series of bare, windowless rooms, all of which seem to belong to the same sprawling, Kafka-esque facility. 

Here, men indulge in various kinks (urophagia, autofellatio, disappearing up to their necks in the rectum of a pig), observed either by anonymous, silhouetted onlookers, or their own horrified wives and kids. In other images, these men become subject to seemingly arbitrary arrest, interrogation, and cartoonish punishments. 

Carnaby Celebrates Bees' Needs Week

The week long ‘Carnabee’ takeover is in support of Defra’s campaign to raise awareness of bees and other pollinators – and importantly, what we can do to help them thrive. Bees are responsible for 80% of the pollination that occurs in the world and play an integral part of pollinating plants, food crops and sustaining the entire food chain. Pretty important stuff.

Carnaby is already home to over 1,000 flower window boxes with pollinating flowers and in addition to this, homes around 30,000 bees in hives across the Carnaby roof tops.

Celebrated All-Natural Italian Gelataria Opens First London Store

Grom, the authentic Italian gelateria, which serves 100% natural gelato in an array of delicious flavours, has opened its first UK shop on London's Piccadilly.
Grom has gained a cult international following thanks to its daring and creative ‘Flavour of the Month’ offering alongside an array of traditional favourites. There’s no need to panic - the likes of stracciatella, fior di latte, and pistachio are all firmly on the menu, alongside the ever-popular classic lemon sorbet. 

Regent Street Celebrates 250 Years of Art

To mark the momentous 250th year of The Royal Academy of Arts (RA), the RA’s highly regarded annual Summer Exhibition will spill out on to Regent Street and beyond this summer. Four noted artists and Royal Academicians - Rose Wylie, Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker and Joe Tilson - have been set the task of decorating the streets to celebrate art and culture in London. 

An installation of over 200 flags will be displayed throughout the summer, making it the most expansive Summer Exhibition in the RA’s 250 year history. 

Masterpiece London - 2018

Masterpiece London has established itself as the world's leading cross-collecting fair, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day. This unmissable event at the height of London's summer season provides an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale from 160 international exhibitors. 

This year’s edition showcases rare and important Impressionist and Modernist paintings; compelling presentations celebrating British art and design; exquisite jewellery; art and objects from antiquity as well as contemporary work by artists including Marina Abramović, Ibrahim El Salahi, Chiharu Shiota and Rob & Nick Carter. The Royal Bank of Canada returns as the Fair’s principal sponsor for the fifth successive year.

Fashion Designer - Arela

Finnish brand Arela, run by Maija Arela and her daughters Anni and Viivi, is a label committed to the design of contemporary classics – timeless pieces that lend themselves to the creation of a sleek, fuss free look.  

Clean silhouettes and a neutral colour palette of monochrome, navy, nudes and dusky pinks make for staple and elegant basics – pieces which can be dressed either up or down, and that work perfectly paired with each other.  

British Fashion Gem - Amanda Wakeley

Amanda Wakeley is the iconic London-based luxury fashion label. Founded in 1990, the brand captures the essence of Amanda’s European lifestyle and is reflected in her aesthetic vision of clean lines, impeccable cut, fit and effortlessly sexy glamour. She is an established favourite of some of the most stylish women in the world, beginning with the late Diana, Princess of Wales and more recently seen on Amber Heard, Zoe Saldana, Katherine Heigl, Scarlett Johansson and the eternally chic Angelina Jolie. 

'Soho Music Month' Event

Highlighting some of the best in established and emerging talent that London has to offer, you can expect a hot line up of free live music, workshops and live broadcasting. 

Head down to the free-entry Soho Music Month hub and exhibition space, ‘PLATFORM LDN’ at 3 Carnaby Street for a variety of free events; think a Reprezent Radio residency with live broadcasts, a panel event with GRM Daily, and exclusive book signings with legendary DJ Jumping Jack Frost and BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s DJ Target, to name a few. 

Get on your dancing shoes. Every Thursday evening throughout the month of June, you can join in for ‘The Newburgh Quarter Sessions’, a series of free outdoor gigs dedicated to showcasing the diversity of the London music scene. You can join under ‘The Plug’ on Foubert’s Place in the Newburgh Quarter from 5-9pm for the hottest new upcoming talent and sunshine.

Make it British Live!

Taking place at The Old Truman Brewery in East London on 23 and 24 May 2018, "Make it British Live!" is an annual business to business show, with over 200 exhibitors. Exhibitors range from garment manufacturers to sample makerstextile mills to trimmings, fabric printers to machinery providers. 
If you are looking to manufacture a product in the UK, you will find all of the suppliers here that you need. If you want to discover new and exciting British-made brands with  ready-made collections, you can find everything from handbags to gifts, as well as menswear, womenswear, and childrenwear labels. It is the only place to find totally British suppliers all under one roof!

New Restaurant Opening - INKO NITO

The wait is over. A brand new restaurant has landed in Carnaby, straight from L.A, INKO NITO, the new casual dining hotshop, combining laid-back dining with innovative flavours that you have to try.
The new concept from creator and co-founder of Zuma restaurants, ROKA, Oblix and Florida’s ETARU Rainer Becker is the place to go for bold sharing plates ideal for dynamic dining. Think dishes cooked over an open robata grill including Beef Cheek, spicy Korean miso and picked daikon with butter lettuce or Bone marrow, smoked soy, garlic toast and shallot.