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The Weekend Edit; 11.10.12

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The Weekend Edit; 11.10.12

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As one of the world’s major art fairs waltzes into the capital, and the hangover from London Cocktail Week is still to start, it’s typically an art and booze affair this week – with the country’s second city (that’s Manchester, not Birmingham… OK?) getting in on the act too. Here’s to another week of culturally significant shenanigans…

Frieze London

Szwajcer Dedobbeleer

Until 14 October

Frieze London

One of the world’s most celebrated contemporary art fairs is back for its tenth edition. Frieze London will give you the opportunity to view and buy art from over 1,000 leading artists, and this year’s exhibitors include 175 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries – from a diverse range of countries. Located in Regent’s Park, a bespoke pavilion has been designed by architects Carmody Groarke where, amongst perusing art, you can drop in on talks and even Frieze Film. The beautiful and very English Sculpture Park is only a few minutes walk from Regent’s Park and with free access, includes works by Peter Liversidge, Damián Ortega and Sam Falls. Wanna splash some serious cash? Frieze Masters is, aptly, where you’ll find the masterpieces.

Frieze London, south of Regent’s Park with the entrance off Park Square West; Running until 14th October. Ticket prices vary, open 12:00pm to 7:00pm Thursday – Saturday and 12:00pm to 6:00pm Sunday

Moniker Art Fair 2012

Remi Rough, Megaro Hotel, Kings Cross

until 14 October

Moniker Art Fair 2012

Focusing their attention this year to designated artist project spaces, which will allow artists to show works and ideas outside of their everyday practice, the Moniker Art Fair 2012 is the non-conformist’s contemporary art fair in London this weekend. Located in Shoreditch’s Village Underground – a great space for collectors and art fans to view the art – expect to see works from Remi Rough – spray can king – as well as Luke Chueh and Nancy Fouts, then take part in street art tours, watch live collaborative mural painting and pop-in to some workshops too.

Moniker Art Fair 2012, Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ; Running until 14th October, Thursday 7:00pm – 9:00pm £10 including catalogue, Friday & Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm and Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm; Free admission

The Manchester Weekender 2012

David Shrigley, Untitled (2012),
Acrylic on paper, 75 x 56cm,
Copyright and courtesy the Artist

Until 14 October

The Manchester Weekender 2012

Returning for a third year, The Manchester Weekender is an exciting array of performance art, pop-up cinema, exhibitions, theatre, talks and so much more. With over 80 events – almost half are free – Manchester proudly shows off its arts and culture credentials as well as a host of rather impressive venues too. Coinciding with Macclesfield born David Shrigley‘s exhibiton How Are You Feeling showing at The Cornerhouse Gallery, the artist himself will be giving a one-off performance on Saturday, whilst other highlights include Hockney to Hogarth; A Rake’s Progress at the Whitworth Art Gallery and The Flaneur’s Guide to the Northern Quarter – a ‘strolling’ tour of architecture, street art, and NQ Tribes… perhaps poking a tongue-in-cheek finger at the northern equivalents of the “Shoreditch twat”.

The Manchester Weekender 2012, at a variety of venues throughout Manchester. Admission prices vary, many events are free

Ping Pong Club; Kraak, Manchester

Launches tonight

Ping Pong Club; Kraak, Manchester

After having a vision at Dr Pong’s in Berlin a couple of years ago, Manchester Ping Pong Club was born. Since then they’ve been on the move, hosting nights at Roadhouse and Islington Mill in Manchester as well as taking part in the Pongress at Atelierhof Kreuzberg in Berlin; and more recently at last weekend’s Indy Man Beer Con. Although they’ve had a nice long 10 month break, tonight they’re back launching their solo nights at gallery cum exhibition space – Kraak – and to celebrate, as well as all night ping pong, there will be DJ sets from Up the Racket and Crisps & Coke and if like many others around the country, you’ve well and truly caught the ping pong bug, they can make you your very own custom made bat

Ping Pong Club, Kraak, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB; Launch night runs 11th October, 8:00pm til late. Entry £4.00

London Film Festival 2012

Frankenweenie

Until 21 October

London Film Festival 2012

The 56th BFI London Film Festival is underway and what a programme it has; premieres, short films, works from established names as well as lesser known, and a touch of glitz and glamour from the red carpet. Venues throughout London will be showing screenings with the BFI Southbank having the majority. Tim Burton opened the festival last night with the European Premiere of Frankenweenie his first animated film since Corpse Bride in 2005, and if that hasn’t whet your appetite – with categories such as love, laugh, thrill and family – there’s sure to be more than enough for even the biggest film buffs out there…

London Film Festival 2012, at venues across London; Running until 21st october. Ticket prices vary depending on event and location

Hendrick's Unusually Literary Banquet

tonight

Hendrick’s Unusually Literary Banquet

For those of you who’ve been putting in a good show at London Cocktail Week thus far, you’re bound to already have on your radar the Unusually Literary Banquet hosted by Hendrick’s at Upstairs at The Ten Bells. Combining gin and great food, forty lucky diners (of which we are one) will be treated to a 4-course banquet reflecting the change in season – think game and autumnal fruits – paired with a number of novel libations created by Hendrick’s British ambassador; Duncan McRae. We can’t wait…

Hendrick’s Unusually Literary Banquet, Upstair at The Ten Bells, 84 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY; Running 11th October, 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Tickets £60.00

RumFest; The Rum Experience

13 & 14 October

RumFest; The Rum Experience

Just saying the word Rumfest, I immediately think carnival; exotic costumes, lots of flesh on show, salsa and samba to sway those hips to… Rumfest 2012 is without a doubt, set to provide all of these and more. The industry’s top blenders, distillers and mixologists will take you on journey of rum-discovery whilst the Tropical Food Market will give you the chance to sample the Tropic’s finest delicacies and cuisine; The Caymanas Rum Cakes sound particularly mouthwateringly good. So get yourself over to the London ExCel Exhibition Centre, grab a tipple and enjoy…

RumFest; The Rum Experience, London ExCel Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL; Running 13th and 14th October, 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Tickets £25.00 Saturday, £20.00 Sunday

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