With Shoreditch firmly established as probably the hottest, trendiest part of London, there’s always a great deal going on. Unique experiences are an everyday thing in Shoreditch and July is no exception.
Whatever your tastes or preferences, there’s sure to be something going on that appeals, from exhibitions to outdoor movies. So, with this in mind, let’s dive in!
Kokeshi: Form Tohoku with Love
A pop-up exhibition and shop from the author of hit book ‘Kokeshi: From Tohoku with Love’, this event runs until the 28th of July and will be a unique, engaging experience. Even better, the exhibition is only a very short walk from M by Montcalm Shoreditch.
The idea of the exhibition is to display traditional Kokeshi Japanese dolls – which feature prominently in author Manami Okazaki’s book – all hand-made in the rural Tohoku region of Japan.
The author will also be on-site on the 28th July, ready to take questions and generally make themselves available to attendees. It’s a different type of exhibition, and one that is emblematic of the global pull Shoreditch has for artists in every field.
One of Shoreditch’s most beloved institutions, Electric Cinema offers a movie going experience in a plush, relaxed style.
The venue prioritises comfort over numbers and you won’t be suffering from a numb behind after taking in a move at Electric Cinema. You have your own armchair – replete with cushions – and all the leg room you need for a truly relaxing Movie Going experience. And it’s only a short hop from your room at M by Montcalm Shoreditch.
The idea is to create an environment that feels like watching a film at home, but with a giant screen and all the amenities you need right on hand. Sunday the 29th of July will see a screening of the Beatles classic ‘Yellow Submarine’, so grab a ticket and settle in for some psychedelic, amazingly sound tracked sixties goodness. It’s an awesome, different way of going to the cinema and you might not want to go back to hard multiplex seating afterwards.
Held at the Espacio Gallery, Angel Cake is a feature exhibition that displays the work of emerging artists from the West Dean College of Arts.
It’s a chance to see some amazing work and catch artists before they develop their names and become more well-known. The array of talent on display is always mind-boggling and the 2018 show – running from the 25th to the 29th of July – will be no exception. And it’ll only take you ten-minutes to get to the gallery from M by Montcalm Shoreditch.
It’s a chance to see a huge range of works, covering print, installations, film, ceramics and much, much more. West Dean is well-known for its arts programme, with many former students going on to exhibit their work internationally. You’ll find some work that pushes the boundaries and some that is more classically-inspired, and it’s a window into the top-class artists of tomorrow.