// DIGITAL REVOLUTION at the BARBICAN
Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
The exhibition traces the history of digital technology and digital art, starting with videogames, synth music and computing in the 70s and 80s, through to a look at contemporary interactive arts, film VFX, creative coding and even wearable tech. It’s the first gallery of its kind where digital is treated as a medium in itself. As a result it brings together a wide variety of digital art forms and we find new relationships and make new associations between seemingly disparate forms.
Highly interactive, highly informative; Digital Revolution is accessible to just about everyone, from keen gamers and long time electronic music fans to technophobes and your grandparents.
Digital Revolution is running until 14th September 2014.
// SKYLIGHT at WYNDHAMS THEATRE
Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DA,
Starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, you’ve done seriously well if you’ve managed to get a ticket to this and you’ll have done even better if you get your hands on one now. This revival, directed by Stephen Daldry, of David Hare’s award winning 1995 play has had a hugely positive reception and is almost entirely sold out. Expect thought provoking drama with politics and passion at its heart and enthralling performances from Mulligan and Nighy.
Skylight is running until the 23rd of August
Get the last few tickets here:
// LIMA FLORAL
14 Garrick St, Covent Garden, WC2E 9BJ
Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant Lima just opened a second space in Covent Garden, Lima Floral. Serving dishes that are new to the Lima menu, with a focus on rare Peruvian herbs and ingredients, expect unfamiliar foods and exotic flavours. Of course there’s a pisco bar for those who want to linger for drinks. The Piqueos Menu is perfect for Pre-Theatre Dining and the Ceviche as you’d expect is excellent.
Lima Floral opened on the 23rd of July
+44 207 240 5778
// RADIO BAR at ME HOTEL
336-337 The Strand, WC2R 1HA
In London there are now quite a few rooftop bars all the way from Dalston to Peckham and it felt right to have one on here for August. What clinched it for Radio Bar was the view. At Radio Bar you can take in a 270° panoramic view of London with Oxo Tower, the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, the Eye, St Paul’s, the Gherkin, One Canada Square and the Shard all easy to see.
Yeah the drinks are probably over priced and the dress code sucks ‘Trendy and Casual – no sportswear or sports trainers’ but its worth a visit just for that view, which is easily the best of any bar in London.
Monday – Wednesday: 12:00 – 01:00
Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 – 02:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 00:00
//JACKMASTER at XOYO
32-37 Cowper St, London EC2A 4AP
Jackmaster, Radio 1 resident, Numbers founder and purveyor of ridiculously bouncy house and techno is playing 13 consecutive Saturdays across July, August and September at XOYO and bringing along some friends too. This August you can catch the likes of Axel Boman, Moodyman, Joy Orbison and Artwork alongside Jackmaster himself. Running from 9pm to 4am every Saturday, expect a great atmosphere, on point music and a lot of fun.
Tickets here: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/index.html
Early Bird – £6.00
General admission – £13.50