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Alcotraz: London’s First Prison Bar

Half of London is behind bars and the other half is leaning on them… As if to prove this, a new immersive and interactive cocktail experience starts doing its time on 28th September for three months: Alcotraz. Named in honour of the notorious Alcatraz prison in the US., ‘Inmates’ dressed in the obligatory orange jumpsuits will smuggle in ingredients for killer cocktails past the warden and, sitting in cells or visitation areas, break all the rules of mixology.

It sounds tremendous fun, and like so many things in wonderful London, a real experience; all the more so for being small (30 inmates at a time). It costs £30, which includes four cocktails. Expect your sentence to last one hour and 45 minutes. See you on the inside…

Alcotraz Penitentiary
212 Brick Lane
E1 6SA

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Posturing: The Female Body in Fashion

The Ground Floor Project, Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion was the first iteration of a three-part partnership with luxury online retailer THE OUTNET.COM. The exhibition brought together diverse photographers, whose images pushed the boundaries of fashion image-making, connected by a shared interest in posture, gesture and pose. The viewer was challenged to consider both the body’s role in the construction of a fashion photograph …

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Art on a Postcard Presents: Secret Auction 2017 for the Hepatitis C Trust

After the success of last year’s auction, which raised over £75,000, The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard Secret Auction returns for its 4th year. Guests at the private view on the 14th November at Unit London, included Sadie Frost, Alan McGee, Charlie Brooks, Dougie Wallace, David Harrison, Benjamin Murphy and Rowan Newton. World renowned …

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Omar Souleyman Releases ‘To Syria, With Love’

SEEN cannot believe that she hasn’t listened to anything by the great Omar Souleyman, before. He started out as a wedding singer in his native Syria before re-locating to Turkey six years ago to escape the civil war. Since then he’s toured the globe, collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, performed at the Nobel Peace Prize …