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The Garage to reopen under new management

After a tempestuous few years for London’s night time economy, it seems the climate could finally be changing for music venues.

As Village Underground revealed on Monday that it had been granted a new 15 year lease on its premises, iconic Islington music venue The Garage also announced it would be relaunching in February.

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RIP Mark Fisher

Writer, cultural theorist and music critic Mark Fisher has died. His long-running blog, k-punk, examined pop culture with theoretical rigour, an entertaining and illuminating look at the world we live in.

He wrote beautifully on sound, underground culture, mental health, and radical politics, and was a contributor to Wire, Sight & Sound, The Guardian, as well as a lecturer in the Department of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths.

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Job: Barbican/Iniva Curatorial Traineeship

An opportunity for a curator beginning their career in the visual arts to work with one of the UK’s most adored cultural venues.

Barbican and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) are launching a joint curatorial traineeship programme, which is an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into working for two arts organisations of different scale with separate programmes, where you will acquire practical skills to support your qualifications and inform future career choices.

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All hail the newly released Blade Runner 2049 footage

We may be about to enter the dump months of January and February for actual cinema releases, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get seriously stoked for films still almost a year from release date away.

And, you know, a Blade Runner follow-up isn’t just any old reboot. The 1982 release performed wonderfully mediocrely at the box office, leaving it in prime position to become a firm cult classic and touchstone of 1980s tech noir.

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Fancy working in a tube train in the sky?

There’s never a normal day at the office when you’re sat in a discontinued tube carriage atop a converted Victorian warehouse in the middle of Shoreditch. Village Underground is on the hunt for two to four new tenants for their working spaces.

They’re currently accepting applications for emerging artists, creative professionals and businesses that will benefit from our affordable rent and being part of our creative community. Village Underground is also keen to maintain a diversity of backgrounds and disciplines.

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Book Launch: Ben Rivers ‘Ways of Worldmaking’

Ways of Worldmaking is the first comprehensive monograph on British experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers. Often following people who have in some way separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides Rivers with a starting point for creating oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds.

This book has been designed by åbäke and published by Mousse Publishing in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, Kunstverein in Hamburg, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and La Triennale di Milano.

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The Gloryville Effect is going global

Everyone’s favourite early morning ravers are taking it to the next level!

A few years ago people would struggle to say ‘early morning sober raves’ with a straight face. Now it doesn’t matter what their reaction is. Morning Gloryville are intent on taking their work worldwide, taking magic and healing experiences to the next level.

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Nonclassical Battle of the Bands 2017

Taking a concept usually associated with school events and School of Rock and applying it to new art music, renegade contemporary classical promoters Nonclassical host the latest edition of their Battle of the Bands – and they’re taking applications to participate.

To apply to take part, check out the link below and fill out the form therein. Selected applicants will perform at the event on 11 January.

There will be prizes: first prize includes a bottle of Champagne and a track on the next Nonclassical compilation, plus extra goodies for runners up.

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