LCC recommends: Things to do in London in June
We’ve rounded up top things to do this month as recommended by LCC students, staff and our local community.
Exhibitions to visit
What To Do With A Million Years – Juno Calypso
Presenting her second solo show at TJ Boulting, Juno Calypso is known for her iconic photographic series of self-portraits in ‘The Honeymoon Suite.’ For this new body of work, Calypso discovered a surreal and unique location in an underground house in Nevada, USA. “Juno is an LCC Alumna, her work is amazing – the show looks great!” recommends Skye Reid, LCC Senior Marketing Coordinator (secondment).
Find out more about What To Do With A Million Years – Juno Calypso
The Future Starts Here
Victoria and Albert Museum
From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition brings together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future. “I’m looking forward to seeing The Future Starts Here at V&A. The human relationship with technology is constantly evolving and I appreciate that museums are addressing this subject, inviting viewers to question current realities. Plus, the exhibition design looks ace and it was installed by one of our LCC Degree Show suppliers” recommends Weronika Rafa, LCC Graphic Designer.
Find out more about The Future Starts Here
Events to visit
Doing Day: Futureproof
Siobhan Davies Studios
Can we prepare for the future by embracing movement, dance and vibration? Join dance artist Lucy Suggate to actively participate in this workshop at Siobhan Davies Studios to explore dance and choreography. No previous experience required to take part. Sunday 17 June – booking essential.
For more information and to book Doing Day: Futureproof
The Guinea Pig Club
The Guinea Pig Club is one of the most beloved new material comedy nights in London.“I’ve been to The Guinea Pig Club new material comedy night a few times recently. It’s every Tuesday on a boat near Embankment and it’s where London’s comedians test out material ahead of weekend shows. Great for some hit and miss mid-week lols.” recommends Holly Townsend, Internal Communications Executive.
Find out more about The Guinea Pig Club
Places to go
Imad’s Choose Love Kitchen
A new pop-up kitchen, which has opened in Shoreditch, is aiming to raise funds for a children’s hospital in Syria. It is being run by Syrian refugee Imad Alarnab together with charity Help Refugees. “I love this clever way of encouraging and designing donation to save this hospital. In early 2016, Hope Hospital became the first ever crowdfunded hospital, providing incubators for new born babies, treatments for pregnant and post-natal women and lifesaving surgical operations to those injured in the conflict. It remains the only pediatric hospital in the Aleppo region, serving a community of over 250,000 people. However, the charity warns, in a month, if funds aren’t raised, the hospital will be forced to close,” recommends Sarah Temple, Course Director, Diploma in Professional Studies at LCC.
Find out more about Imad’s Choose Love Kitchen
Tenderbooks is a space for independent and publishing artists. Located in Cecil Court WC2, publication launches, readings and happenings take place weekly. “It’s a small bookshop specialising in art publishing and artists’ books. It has a small exhibition space downstairs and a regularly changing window exhibition, book launches, events and performances. It’s my favourite place in London” recommends Theresa Wilkie, Head of Academic Support at LCC.
Jamyang Buddhist Centre
Jamyang has a small cafe situated in the garden of an old Courthouse at the heart of Elephant and Castle. “Delicious vegan cafe in a gorgeous garden, with unique accommodation in the form of old police holding cells at a super low price” recommends Lisa Hall, Digital Web and Analytics Coordinator at LCC.
Discover Jamyang Buddist Centre
German Kraft Beer – Wednesdays DJ Student Night
Felix Bollen, a third year student on LCC’s BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design course, who undertook the Diploma in Professional Studies, turned his passion for brewing and drinking beer into a viable business, German Kraft beer. “Felix is one of our most enterprising students, running a business and completing his degree in design. It is the best night out, a few minutes’ walk from LCC and a great venue for a student end of year celebration. I’m not a great beer drinker but it’s like nectar” recommends Sarah Temple, Course Director, Diploma in Professional Studies at LCC.
Image Credit: Juno Calypso – What To Do With a Million Years
- Visit LCC events page to see what’s on at the College.