Alec Soth and Bottega Veneta’s “Tokyo Playtime,” a JORDANLUCA sample sale & More 

Alec Soth and Bottega Veneta’s “Tokyo Playtime,” a JORDANLUCA sample sale & More 

by Ollie Cox
6 min

If you’re wondering what’s going on in the world, fear not. We’ve got you covered with loads of art, food, and other cool stuff. The Alec Soth and Bottega Veneta “Tokyo Playtime” exhibition is available to view in Shibuya. JORDANLUCA is throwing a sample sale in Shoreditch, and some of Lauren Halsey’s work is on show in Paris. If you like the sound of that, keep reading to see what’s going on Around the World below. 

JORDANLUCA is throwing a sample sale in Shoreditch 

Summer’s around the corner, and if your wardrobe is looking woeful, fear not. London-meets-Italy menswear label JORDANLUCA is throwing a sample sale in Shoreditch this weekend. If you fancy a bargain and belter clobber galore, head to 146 Shoreditch High Street from Friday, 5–Sunday, April 7. 

Alec Soth and Bottega Veneta are exploring playgrounds in Tokyo 

Remember Bottega Veneta’s banging Summer 24 campaign shot by Alec Soth in a Tokyo playground? Well, now there’s a whole exhibition, shot by Soth and supported by Bottega Veneta in Tokyo, commemorating the playful campaign at Tokyo’s Seeen. In each of the detailed shots, the spirit of playfulness and adventure is front and centre, and now you can get up close and personal with each image. The exhibition exemplifies Bottega Veneta’s dedication to supporting creatives and artisans, extending the world of the luxury House even further. Find out more information here

Songer is touring the UK with his latest mixtape, THE PRICE OF THERAPY

Reading-based artist Songer has released his THE PRICE OF THERAPY mixtape, building on the success of his previous hits, including “Toxic (Freestyle),” which peaked at number 29 in the UK charts. Now, he’s hitting the road to take the project on tour around the UK. Check out the dates below, and get more information here

April 4 – The Academy, Green Room, Dublin 

April 6 – SWX, Bristol

April 9 – O2 Ritz, Manchester

April 11 – O2 Institute, Birmingham

April 13 – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London

June 15 – Stories In The Park July 13 – Electric Bay

August 10 – Boardmasters Festival 

August 11 – Sziget Festival

August 31 – Sundown Festival 

September 28 – Boundary Brighton

There’s a new Lauren Halsey exhibition in Paris

Gagosian will host its first exhibition of works by Lauren Halsey in Paris, the second exhibition in France after “Too Blessed 2 be Stressed” at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Halsey’s work proposes visionary new possibilities for art and architecture reflective of the pride and resilience of her community in South Central Los Angeles. The Paris exhibition features “Foil Works” and “Protruded engravings,” with each body of work collecting and repurposing imagery unique to her community. The exhibition will be on show until May 25, so check it out while you can. 

Lobby Lates is back at One Hundred Shoreditch

Cocktails for a tenner and tunes until late sounds alright, doesn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what One Hundred Shoreditch is doing as part of its Lobby Lates series. Every Thursday from 7 p.m. until late, they will bring the sounds of hip-hop, Afrobeat, Amapiano, Future Beats, and Afro House with some nibbles on offer too. If you’re fancying a proper start to the weekend, make sure to check this one out. 

Hennessy is powering a South London Renaissance

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When you think of Cognac, the chances are you probably think of Hennessy, thanks to its 250-year history, and solid presence in music culture. Now, it has linked with South East London’s newest live music venue and food hub, The Queen of the South, alongside cultural platform Cloud X. Hennessy is proudly committed to supporting and empowering new musical artists and the communities and the “South London renaissance” is just another way the cognac brand is supporting the culture. The festivities will kick off on April 5 with performances from Bawo, ETTA BOND, and cult rap singer Finn Foxell alongside South London Rap collective house of Pharaohs and Tara Lily. If this is a bit of you, find out more here.

Bird House Brewery is opening in Herne Hill

There’s a new brewery and tap house opening in South London, and it’s Bird House Brewery in Herne Hill. Brought to life by the brains behind Peckham Arches and The Hawk’s Nest, the latest banging boozing spot is under a railway arch on Bath Factory Estate, next to Brockwell Park. We already know this will be a solid spot for summer, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

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