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The Weekend Edit; 25.10.12

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The Weekend Edit; 25.10.12

Events, exhibitions, openings and tips... The Weekend Edit is our weekly what's on guide for the creative epicurean...

It might be the weekend of the witches, but before all that – we’re introducing our own event in The Weekend Edit for the very first time. Exciting…

We Heart & Kopparberg Present ün-establishment

25 October

We Heart & Kopparberg Present ün-establishment

We’re gearing up to bring our Create GB project into the real world for the first time, as we introduce a series of talks and meets with some of the up-and-coming designers we featured this summer. Rosa Middleton will be dissecting one of her intricately detailed multi-narrative illustrations, Son’ Emirali inviting you to share his obsession with a 90 year-old corner shop called Fosters and recent graduate Simon Cheadle will also be talking about his work process; whilst fashion designers Ashleigh Downer and Lisa Watson will be presenting their highly original work.

We Heart & Kopparberg Present ün-establishment, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street London, E1 6PG; Running 25th October, 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Free Event

After Dark Halloween Special

31 October

After Dark Halloween Special

Fancy a cultural Halloween? After Dark is an evening of film, music, performance, installations and spookiness. Taking place in the shadows of the Barbican Foyers, dress to impress and sip blood-red cocktails as you immerse yourself into Oskar Chmioła’s light installation or partake in a sinister séance. You may want to have your portrait taken with a spirit or watch a performance of extremes and contrasts in the ancient art of Japanese bondage? There’s much more too… atmospheric talks and workshops, a poetic dance performance dedicated to the fading glamour of fashion, decadence and women in the spotlight, claustrophobic investigations, stirring music and guests, invisible to the naked eye.

After Dark Halloween Special, Barbican Foyers, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS ; Running 31st October, 7:00pm tip 1:00am. Free event

Sneaking into Fashion; Covent Garden

Photography Manuel Vázquez

Until 28 October

Sneaking into Fashion; Covent Garden

Exploring how trainers have gone from being the footwear of choice for sports persons and, erm, chavs – to ‘must have’ attire for the image-conscious and famous, Sneaking into Fashion – Tracking The Trainers Journey Through Popular Culture – by online store Javari – is an intriguing exhibition showcasing over 40 collectable pairs of sneakers including Mo Farah’s Nike Volts, worn at the Olympics, Onitsuka Tiger Mexico style sported by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, a Vivienne Westwood punk-inspired pair and Mel B’s Buffalo platforms.

Sneaking into Fashion, Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E; Running until 28th October, 9:00am – 7:00pm. Free exhibition

Edible Cinema; Beetlejuice

28 & 31 October

Edible Cinema; Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice, the classic Tim Burton directed ’80s blockbuster – in which a newly-dead couple find their home inhabited by the living dead, and hire a devious bio-exorcist (epically played by Michael Keaton) to ward them off – is the choice for The Aubin‘s first ever Edible Cinema. Rather like a Heston Blumenthal experience, the smell, texture, and way your mouth feels after eating will correspond to what’s happening onscreen and heighten your sensory experience. Collaborating with Soho House, experimental food designers Andrew Stellitano and David Bradley as well as Bombay Sapphire, this really will add a new element to the traditional trip to the flicks…

Edible Cinema; Beetlejuice, The Aubin Cinema, 64-66 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP; Running 28th & 31st October. Ticket prices vary

Inside Out Festival 2012

Nick Wiltshire

Until 28 October

Inside Out Festival 2012

The Inside Out Festival, produced by The Culture Capital Exchange, is your opportunity to get amongst the creative and learning institutions that help make London the cultural hub that it is. Throughout the week, events – there will be over fifty in total – have been taking place at venues such as Somerset House, the National Portrait Gallery, the Barbican Centre, the British Academy and a host of universities, linking the world of higher education and the arts in the UK. With so many more inspirational talks, thought-provoking performances and debates over the next few days, this really is quite the eclectic festival.

Inside Out Festival 2012, Events take place throughout London; Running until 28th October, most events are free

Scarewood Forest; Hallowe'en Festival

26 – 31 October

Scarewood Forest; Hallowe’en Festival

“If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise” and it won’t be a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Scarewood Forest is an experience of two halves, more fairytales, bobbing apples and pumpkin carving by day – best not to give the nippers nightmares – yet come nightfall, petrifying installations of nursery rhymes and their characters take place over three haunted houses, Robin Blood, Blade Marion and their wicked Ferry Men stalk the forest… and bloodcurdling screams will torture you long after you’ve left. Of course, there’s some culinary delights courtesy of Camp and Furnace, coffee from Bold Street, toffee apples and much more…

Scarewood Forest, Shorrocks Hill, The Pinewoods, Lifeboat Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 2EB; Running 26th to 31st October. Tickets, Adults £18.50, Children £14.50 or Family Ticket (two adults and two children) £59.60

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