MUST DO: late March


FeltActs in Peckham, a new online resource for south London designers, and the last weekend of an exhibition in Battersea Park



PERFORMANCE: FeltActs

‘I Don’t Have A Line’ is a striking contemporary dance piece being premiered in Peckham by the FeltActs collective. Check out the trailer above for more evidence.

A multi-faceted piece that combines live performance and film, with music specifically created in tandem with the choreography, video and costume, it’s being produced by talented young artists from Berlin who had previously lived and studied in South East London.

The premise is that dancers are repeatedly heckled by their choreographers and teachers (and inevitably by themselves) before the audience even has the chance to pass judgement. Sound intriguing? It kicks off 8pm, Sunday 29 March, Bosse & Baum, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN.

TALK: Pump House Gallery

Pump House:
First Humans at Battersea Park’s Pump House Gallery. Photo: PR
The First Humans exhibition has seen the leafy Battersea Park gallery filled with primitive-looking artefacts and primeval geology, the twist being that everything was newly made by the artists. Next weekend it comes to an end with a talk: the Value of Looking Back sees artist Jack Strange in conversation with archaeologist Helen Wickstead and it should be a lively affair between two speakers involved in quite differing occupations. Saturday 28 March, 2-3pm. Free. The First Humans ends 29 March. Opening times: Wed – Sun 11am – 4pm. Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park SW11 4NJ

SHOP: LOIS

An emphasis on local talent: Lois, now online only. Photo here.
An emphasis on local talent: Lois, now online only. Photo from here.
Online shop LOIS launches on Monday in Peckham. After a year and a bit as a bricks and mortar outlet at on Choumert Road, they’ve decided to close and relaunch as a web resource instead. “The cost of the rent meant I couldn’t do anything other than run the shop on a breaking-even basis,” says owner Helen. “But I wanted to get involved with the creative side of the products sold, and have the freedom to be able to go out and meet the designers, visit craft fairs and generally have a bit more flexibility – which you don’t get working six days a week.”

The aim from now is to show off the people behind the products, as well as the methods by which they are made. Each designer has their own profile on the site, with a short film showing exactly how they make their products. And starting this summer, a series of workshops will teach customers techniques they’ve seen online. Nice. LOIS will be at the Designers/ Makers market at Spitalfields this Saturday 21 March, or pop by the launch on Monday 30 March (10.30am-12.30pm) at Cafe Viva, 44 Choumert Road, Peckham, London SE15 4SE


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  • shop_lois

    belowtheriver FeltActs PumpHouseGal thanks so much for the mention! Local support means so much to us! #loiscreatives

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