First Thursdays, organised by Time Out, are East London’s monthly fiesta of late night gallery and studio openings, talks and events, seeing arty types get their mitts on as much culture/ free beer as they can handle in an ‘E’ postcode.
A definite highlight of tonight’s sojourn looks set to be The Mill Co.’s collaboration with Monotype. The show runs until 24 November, and features work from over 30 Mill Co. artists. The typographical brief tasked artists to choose from three Monotype fonts – Akko, Neue Haas Grotesk and Rotis II – and redraw, illustrate and generally tinker with them as they saw fit.
Over at The Book Club, the people behind Stack, which brings together independent magazines for subscribers, [http://www.stackmagazines.com] is hosting the Printout event alongside MagCulture. Independent magazine publishers will be giving talks, and inquisitive guests will also have the opportunity to peruse the Printout library.
The amazing Wapping Project space is an industrial looking behemoth – and all the more beautiful for it. The former power station was last used in its former role in 1977, and reopened in 2000 to host exhibitions, performances and events.
From tonight until 9 November, the space will play host to Emily Richardson’s Undiscovered Landscapes, which sees five international female film makers explore the psychogeography of the landscape of the family, self, home and place. Tonight, the brilliant Iain Sinclair will be participating in a talk with Richardson about ‘the grit of being a Londoner’, with a particular focus on Hackney.
Over at the more glamorous space of the Rich Mix Cinema, just off Shoreditch High Street, the Photomonth Photo-Open Party will celebrate the midpoint of the Photomonth East London Project, which runs until 30 November. Over 100 galleries and venues in the area are showing work by established and emerging photographers, with images on show this evening from the five finalists in the Photomonth Youth Photography Award.
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