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The Weekend Edit; 28.3.13

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The Weekend Edit; 28.3.13

Events, exhibitions, openings and tips... The Weekend Edit is our weekly what's on guide for the creative epicurean...

So, this is it – as with Stuff Crush on Tuesday, this is the end of the road for The Weekend Edit in its current guise. What of the new guise? Well, that’s a secret, of course. But rest assured, we have many exciting things in the pipeline – we’re just taking March off from regular features in order to finely tune the forthcoming updates. Enjoy, it’s been emotional…

Kinetica Art Fair

Until 3 March

Kinetica Art Fair

It’s art, Jim, but not as we know it. A major staple of London’s art fair circuit, Kinetica Art Fair is a celebration of all that moves in the art world. Highlights include Christiann Zwanniken’s exoskeleton hybrid of mananimal-machine and Remi Brun’s galloping life-sized horse, made from light – a fusion of technologies, media, art and science is set to overwhelm your senses once more this weekend.

Kinetica Art Fair, Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS; Running until 3rd March

The Penthouse presents: Open House

Rosanne Robertson – untitled

1 March

The Penthouse presents: Open House

The influx of art spaces in Manchester’s Northern Quarter continues apace with The Penthouse, a new non-profit “artist-led space to get your hands and heads dirty with art”. Promoting art at its most primitive is an honourable thing, the immediacy of modern culture often has little time for the roots of creativity; the making, the doing, the thinking. A selection of Penthouse artists will be showing and performing at the space between 6pm and 9pm tomorrow evening, expect experimental and abstract sound and visual installation and bucket loads of unrestrained creative thinking. Inspiring.

The Penthouse presents: Open House, Hilton House, 26-28 Hilton Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1EH; Running 1st March 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Gathering Things; Roland Hicks

Roland Hicks
Swinhanlon, 2012
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Eleven, London
40 x 40 in / 102 x 102 cm

Until 23 March

The Gathering Things; Roland Hicks

London-based artist Roland Hicks sees the beauty in the mundane, his hyperreal paintings and sculptures of jumbled stationery odds and sods are things of peculiar charm. Just opened at Belgravia’s Eleven gallery, The Gathering Things represents the artist’s latest works, and is a must-see for anyone that’s spent hours daydreaming at a humdrum office desk.

The Gathering Things; Roland Hicks, Eleven, 11 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX; Running until 23rd March

All Star Lanes; Manchester

Opening 1 March

All Star Lanes; Manchester

This is a load of ARSE. No, no, come back… ARSE is a an acronym for those in the bowling know: Angle, Release, Speed, Equipment – the key to bagging yourself a Turkey Buzzard, apparently. Whether you take your bowling seriously or not, All Star Lanes rescued the American ‘sport’ from its out-of-town dead end in 2006, and haven’t looked back. Replacing chavs, arcade machines and Carling in plastic glasses with cocktails, home-made grub and a hip soundtrack; the ten pin revolution finally hits the north this weekend, opening up at Manchester’s The Great Northern.

All Star Lanes, The Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN; Opens 1st March

Harvest E8; Dalston

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Harvest E8; Dalston

“Elevate your shopping experience” boasts East London’s “largest and newest” organic and sustainable foods store, Harvest E8. Celebrating all that’s artisan and honest, the Dalston outlet won’t be winning design awards any time soon, but it’s what’s inside that counts; and in this instance, that’s an awful lot of goodness. Fruits, meat, veg, super-foods… it’s like a home countries farm shop just landed on Kingsland Road – drop by their Little Green Shoots Bar and Oasis Café too, for plenty more wholesome splendidness.

Harvest E8; Dalston, 130-132 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2NS; Opening 1st March

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