Pocket Change: April 2nd to 8th

We’re always on the hunt for interesting links about creativity, cool shit you’ve read on the internet, and creative events in and around London! Let us know what you love!

Events

magculture

Photo via MagCulture

The latest magCulture Meets event is with Jack Self of Real Review. He’ll be chatting about the release of the third issue.

Eve submitted a great piece from a Stack Event that Jack attended. Have a read and then grab your ticket to ask Jack a few q’s yourself.

When: Thursday, April 6th, 6:30pm (doors open)

Where: magCulture shop, 270 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PE

Tickets are £6 (…beer included!)

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Girl on Girl is a book launch and talk at The Photographers’ Gallery. This launch is all about contemporary photography amongst women.

There will be a panel talk hosted by author Charlotte Jansen with a book signing to follow!

 When: Thursday, April 6th, 6pm to 8pm

Where: 16-18 Ramillies Street, Top Floor Gallery (5th Floor), London, W1F 7LW

Free event!

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genesis

Photo via Genesis Cinema

Genesis Cinema is back with (my personal fave) their slam poetry event! It’s three rounds, and if you get there early enough, you may get a chance to be a judge and show your support for all your favorite slammers!

Email poetry@genesis-cinema.co.uk if you feel like signing up to perform!

When: Thursday, April 6th, 7pm

Where: Bar Paragon, Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London, E1 4UJ

It’s always a free event, but you’ve still got to grab a ticket!

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filmbunch

Photo via The Film Bunch

Attention London filmmakers! The Book Club is hosting the London Filmmakers Showcase & Networking event. This event is put on by The Film Bunch. Grab a few friends, buy a few (super) cheap tickets and go meet some creative folks who are out there doin’ it.

When: Saturday, April 8th, 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Where: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

Tickets are £3!

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Slow Art Day is a movement dedicated to being more mindful of the art we look at. Head to your local museum, look at 5 pieces of art, very slowly –  take it all in. Discuss with friends. The idea being that it’s more important to see less and pay more attention, than to rush around looking at everything but seeing nothing.

In a place like London where museums are free, this is a great activity to do with friends this week!

When: Saturday, April 8th

Where: The National Gallery and The Photographers’ Gallery are both participating (check this list for locations outside of London!)

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Links

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Photo via marloesdevries.com

* My favorite discovery of the week has been stumbling upon the blog of Dutch illustrator Marloes De Vries. She has done work for my fave magazine of all time, Flow and has written a great post here entitled, Rejection is Part of the Deal. Have a read, and when you’re done, check out the rest of her blog. She’s got tons of her art and more wise words spread throughout, plus her thoughts on freelancing and working for free.

If you wanna dig around a bit more, I suggest checking out her FAQ page. She mentions working part time jobs until she was 31 years old, so that she could continue to illustrate. Note to self: Keep at it.

Put yourselves in the way of inspiration this week!

– – Brittany Forbes

Disclosure: We don’t get any money if you click on the links we provide (although if someone wants to pay us, that’s cool).We genuinely love the events and links we post and want to share them with as many people as possible. The path to creativity should never be kept a secret!
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