From a Paloma Wool pop-up in NYC to the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival and art exhibits in LA and London, there’s a lot going on across the globe. Bocca di Lupo is celebrating its 15th birthday in London’s Soho, Nightmares on Wax is celebrating the release of “CLUB EASE,” and V&A East has announced its inaugural exhibition. Keep reading to discover more of what’s going on Around the World.
V&A East Reveals “This Music Is Black: A British Story”
The first major exhibition at the new V&A East location has been announced. Titled “This Music Is Black: A British Story,” the landmark show will explore how Black music has shaped British culture, as well as its global impact. It will celebrate 125 years of Black music in Britain, taking visitors into the heart of music making from carnival to club nights, MC battles, soul and recording studios.
As the museum’s inaugural exhibition, it will draw on the extensive archive of performances in Britain and around the world, from early pioneers such as Janet Kay and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor to the artists of today, such as Nubya Garcia, Jorja Smith and Ezra Collective. As part of the exhibition, V&A East has commissioned a new film by Meeks & Frost, the directorial duo behind Pa Salieu, J Hus and Kojey Radical’s music videos. A teaser is available to watch here, ahead of the full exhibition, which coincides with the museum’s opening in 2025.
Bocca di Lupo celebrates 15 years
Soho’s Trattoria Bocca di Lupo is celebrating its 15th birthday by serving dishes first seen on its menu back when it opened in 2008. Diners will be able to kick off with an autumnal salad of shaved radish, celeriac and pecorino with pomegranate with a splash of truffle oil, available for the opening price of just £4, alongside a host of nostalgic nosh. Guests can raise a glass to fifteen more years of Bocca di Lupo with wines from the opening menu, too. Also on the wine list are some very special vintages from 2008. The event will run throughout November, so if you fancy a mouth-watering blast from the past, you know what to do.
Paloma Wool to present its FW23 pieces at an exclusive NYC pop-up
Paloma Wool is hitting the Big Apple with an exclusive pop-up from November 3 to 26. It will see the brand’s latest pieces presented in an exhibition space designed in collaboration with Paris-based set designer Sati Leonne Faulks. Guests can try on and purchase pieces with the help and assistance of the brand’s Barcelona team of designers and stylists. If you’re in New York in November, this is not one to miss.
Picasso is on display at MoMA
There’s a new Picasso exhibit at MoMA, which is being presented as part of the international Picasso celebration, marking 50 years since his death. For three months during the summer of 1921, Picasso worked out of a garage studio, and this has been recreated for the exhibit, giving viewers a chance to step into the world of Picasso where he would paint such large paintings in such a small space. It is available to view now and will run until February 17. More information is available here.
Nightmares on Wax presents “CLUB EASE”
To celebrate the release of “CLUB EASE,” London-based DJ George Evelyn, better known as Nightmares on Wax, is bringing his infectious dub-rooted electronica to HERE at Outernet – accompanied by Romare, Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy and Zakia – this Saturday. If this has got your two-stepping tootsies twitching – head to Resident Advisor to get your tickets.
Peckham Arches to be transformed into a cosy winter escape
Peckham Arches is ready to welcome guests into its cosy winter oasis under the railway arches of Peckham Rye station. The space is home to a 600-capacity all-weather terrace as well as Skylarking, an intimate festoon-lit bar. Expect kitchen takeovers, weekday supper clubs, DJs, and more, boasting the best Peckham has to offer.
On November 2 the space will be used for a Mixed Feedings Bonfire Night Supper Club, perfect for some Bonfire Night grub. Tickets can be purchased here. Between November 24 and 26, the space will host Wingjam, filling the arches with incredible hot wings to try, and even a hot wings competition, alongside an evening of DJs and live music.
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is back for 2023
From November 8-19, the 27th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival will take place in the Ontario capital. The event will give attendees the chance to watch Asian cinema and enjoy events which feature pan-Asian filmmakers and media artists. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
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