Creative weekend in London
London is one of the most creative cities in the world, there's inspiration practically crawling out of the cobbles. You never know what you might see on the streets of London, but to help you get going we've put together some of the top creative things going on in the big smoke at the minute (we know it's January and raining, but we promise it's worth it)...
Alternative London street art tour
There's inspiration splashed all over the streets of Shoreditch, and Alternative London run street-art tours around the ever-changing walls of east London. The tour includes an insight into east London history, as well as the history and culture of graffiti and street art. (Take a look here). Our studio is in the heart of Shoreditch which means hello Instagram. Follow us and share your Shoreditch shots! @HuddleCreative
The World of Charles and Ray Eames
Venture into the world of the most influential designers of the 20th century. From personal letters, photographs, drawings and artwork, to their products, models, multi-media installations and furniture. The World of Charles and Ray Eames includes not only the designs for which they are best known, but provides an insight into the lives of the two experimenters who approached design as a way of life. Take a look here.
Art and Alcohol
An intriguing look into art that has captured Britain's gluttony for booze is currently on at TATE Britain. Alcohol, in all its forms, has wormed its way into our literature and our art – something which this sobering exhibition is shining a spotlight on. Pour yourself a glass of wine, and take a look here at the details!
Alfred Hitchcock Mosaics
Calling all Hitchcock fans: Alfred Hitchcock was born at 517 High Road, Leytonstone, in the east of London on 13th August 1899 (but you already knew that). To mark 100 years since this event, 17 mosaics were installed in the entrance corridors of Leytonstone tube station. Go check out the Hitchcock mosaics installed in the entrance corridors of Leytonstone tube station! Have a sneak preview here.
Wolf Suschitzky's London
The Photographer's Gallery: "The Print Sales Gallery presents 'Wolf Suschitzky’s London', an exhibition of street photography by the celebrated cinematographer and documentarian. Showcasing iconic images of Charing Cross Road, vintage prints and previously unseen work, the show focuses on historic depictions of 1930s and 40s London and the artist’s enduring fascination with his adopted city. A skilled photojournalist, Suschitzky’s often candid photographs are admired for their spontaneity and quiet intensity." Plan your weekend inspiration here!
Back to the future: six decades of art and technology
A major exhibition bringing together over 100 works to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day. The exhibition features new and rarely seen multimedia works, together with film, painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. Check out the details here!
Expand your mind at The School of Life
Situated near Russell Square, The School of Life offers lectures and events devoted to philosophy, literature, psychology, and the visual arts, with an aim to promote “ideas that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind”. A great way to remedy the rat-race blues and meet people in the process. Book a class here!
V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green
The Museum of Childhood is an excellent hub to explore, full of some inspiring examples of vintage packaging and branding. Based in Bethnal Green in the East End of London, there are four main galleries to discover, including the Moving Toys gallery, the Creativity gallery, the Childhood galleries and the Front Room gallery. Take a trip back to childhood for some extra inspiration. Get the details here.
Go get your inspiration fix this weekend and Tweet @HuddleCreative to fill us in on your London Adventures!