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The Weekend Edit; 15.12.11

our new weekly guide to what you should be doing with your weekend...

The Weekend Edit; 15.12.11

Exhibitions, installations, pop-up shops and a winter's summer bar...

We’ve been promising some exciting new features since we relaunched last month, and here’s the first. The Weekend Edit is our exclusive weekly guide to the weekend, and week ahead’s most exciting pop-ups, art happenings, events, gigs and more. Stay tuned and enjoy the ride; here’s your first serving of We Heart’s Weekend Edit…

The Weekend Edit; 15/12/11

Until 18 December

CIRCUS

For 5 days over the festive period, Shoreditch’s atmospheric Tramshed venue will play host to some of British design and fashion’s most exciting newcomers. A Christmas bakery and café, Bloody Mary bar, spicy cider and mulled wine stand along with a breathtaking nitrogen ice cream and hot chocolate food experience, courtesy of food/art virtuosos Blanch and Shock, will join this carefully curated selection of stalls from emerging names in fashion, homewares, ceramics, jewellery, art – and even taxidermy – in making this a festive pop-up to remember…

CIRCUS at The Tramshed, Shoreditch; 14th – 18th December 2011, 10am – 8pm

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Until 25 December

New Windows on Willesden Green

This December, the windows of 25 independent shops in North West London’s Willesden Green are being transformed into a very different kind of advent calendar. Emerging designers, architects and creatives have been working with the local shopkeepers – that include bakeries, barbers, bookstores, pharmacies and a gift-shop – to offer a very creative form of regeneration. There’s an absolute plethora of creative events surrounding this project, and stay tuned for a full feature once all windows are complete…

Willesden Windows‘ window animations will be installed along Walm Lane and the High Road marking the 25 days leading up to Christmas. In addition a series of events will be held on 17-18 December 2011

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17 December – 15 January

Studio 180: Bottom Less

This weekend sees a curious exhibition at Studio 180‘s equally curious converted Georgian terrace. Still and moving imagery, installation and performance art from a selection of up and coming artists can be navigated via the map provided upon entry; this weekend is the only time that all artists and performers will be in the space together, so if you’re looking for something a little different, this is it…

Bottom Less is being hosted by Studio 180, 180 Lambeth Road, SE1 7JY. Open; 11:00am-7:00pm 17th-18th December 2011 and by appointment; 19th December 2011- 15th January 2012

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Until 22 December

Ryan McGinley: Wandering Comma

If hipsters took over the world, and the streets were full of malnourished, naked kids with homemade tattoos and skateboards; Ryan McGinley would be the overlord. He’s pretty much the king of cool, and where Terry Richardson kinda looks like a creepy uncle playing with a camera just to take photos of naked youths, McGinley seems to the eternal ‘cool older brother’. His style has progressed from snapshots of vomiting naked kids to epic, otherworldly landscapes… with naked kids; and as such he’s got both the art and fashion worlds watching his every move; you’ve got a week left to catch his latest move at London’s Alison Jacques Gallery.

Ryan McGinley: Wandering Comma, runs 24th November – 22nd December at Alison Jacques Gallery, 16-18 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LN

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15 December – 17 December

The ‘Corona Extra Summer’ Pop-Up Beer Garden

Whilst all other pop-up bars seem to be about warming up with hot cocktails, Mexican beer Corona are bringing a bit of sunshine to London with a “summer in winter” beer garden. So, if you prefer flip flops to fair isles, then get down to the Southbank over the next few nights…

The ‘Corona Extra Summer’ pop-up beer garden will be open from Thursday 15th December to Saturday 17th December on Riverside Walkway at London’s Southbank, between 1pm and 9pm each day.

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15 December – 17 December

Snowbombing Gets Its Skates On

The snow season’s biggest festival, Austria’s Snowbombing, is having itself a little pre-season warmup this weekend at Somerset House’s iconic central London skating rink, Skate.

Snowbombing Gets Its Skates On at Somerset House; Thursday 15th, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th December

Head over to The Brief for more iconic ice skating locations

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Until 22 December

Deck The Halls

Pretty much the New York equivalent of the aforementioned Shoreditch pop-up CIRCUS, The Old School on Nolita’s Prince Street plays host to Deck The Halls. Bands, DJs and artists will join the city’s most exciting new talents in design, food, fashion, homewares, toys and more for a celebration of cutting-edge creativity and retail…

Deck the Halls, NYC, 12 Days of Shopping runs between 10th and 22nd December at The Old School, 32 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

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15 December – 24 December

The Robin Collective x Pinkberry at Westfield Stratford City

Celebrating the launch of their new store in Westfield Stratford City, US frozen yoghurt brand Pinkberry – forever immortalised as Oscar’s last meal on Curb Your Enthusiasm – have collaborated with food ‘architects’ The Robin Collective on a trio of limited edition toppings; Christmas Tree, Santa’s Beard and Partridge in a Pear Tree…

Celebrating the launch of their new store in Westfield Stratford City on the 15th; The three Limited Edition toppings will be available exclusively at the Pinkberry store, Westfield Stratford from the 15th – 24th December, as long as stocks last.

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Throughout Winter

Citroën’s Nordic Jumper

10kg wool and 2kg thread makes an awful lot of PR stunt don’t cha know? Sure, it’s big brand PR, and sure it’s little cheesy, but it raised a little smile, and isn’t that what Christmas is about?

Throughout the Netherlands this winter.

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