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Stop Press: 20 January

Today's news: science meets fashion, Tracey Emin gets a bird's eye view and it's all kicking off in Shoreditch

Written by . Published on January 20th 2012.

Stop Press: 20 January

Up on the Roof
After the success of last year’s Rooftop Film Club, the Queen of Hoxton have launched Wigwambam!, a pop-up bar overlooking the Shoreditch skyline. As unwelcoming as a rooftop in January sounds, there's no need to fear; braziers on the decking, an open fire inside the wigwam itself and a mammoth display of candles make this a well-heated dream. Great if you’re looking to mix up your usual weekend drink (or if you just want to save on your heating bill.)

Radio Gaga
Shoreditch favourite, the Strongroom bar, are launching their very own radio station to run for the 28 days of February. Strongroom Alive hopes to become the voice of Shoreditch and like creative communities, drawing on the bar’s impressive 25-year knowledge of music. Shows will be hosted with a little help from the area's labels, magazines, galleries and promoters, including Vice, 1234 Festival, Dazed and Confused and Clash Music.

2012 The Science Guy
Former Dazed and Confused fashion and music journalist, Chris Hatherill, has swapped Rick Owens and Warpaint for test tubes and algebra. His new project Super/Collider aims to fuse science with popular culture, retaining the aesthetic of a fashion magazine, but content that appeals to the nerd in us all. www.super-collider.com

It’s All So Quiet in Battersea
Following in the tip-toing footsteps of The Artist, a silent movie version of Homer's Odyssey premiers in The Paper Cinema, Battersea next month. The unique adaptation of the epic tale features hand-drawn puppets projected on to a white screen, set to the sounds of assorted keys and a bird box guitar. A special preview performance at Edinburgh Fringe 2011 received rave reviews.

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?
Shoreditch artist, Tracey Emin is working with British Airways on a new design called The Dove. The project will transform aircrafts into peaceful doves in celebration of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Mens-File-Magazine-Issue1-2-Selectism-0 Just For Men
Popping-up at 47 Lamb's Conduit Street, Russell Square is Men's File, a magazine obsessed with heritage clothing for men (aka anything plaid, and/or that has placket, bell or whistle inspired by). Think unhealthy obsessions with motorcycles, monocles and a slight nod to skate culture, all chosen by tasteful founder, Nick Clements. Open for only two weeks, so just enough time to get your Chris Eubank on.



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