We were kindly invited down to Ami James and Huey Morgan’s launch party for their latest business venture, Love Hate Social Club London. With the party starting at five, it’s safe to say most people were not still standing by the time we got round to the after-party (…for the party. Yeah.)
Love Hate Social Club will not only function as a tattoo parlour, but will become a creative hub in the heart of Notting Hill. Expect to see exhibitions, live music and more parties. Many amazing artists will be available on rotation, so be sure to get in touch to find out when the artist you want will be in town. The opening week’s roster includes Ross Nagle, Tommy Montoya and Grant Cobb, although a few will be making more regular appearances over the coming months. When making your booking, make sure to include: your email address, a detailed description of the tattoo you want, where you want the tattoo and how big (or small) you want it to be.
Love Hate Social Club can be found at 5 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London, W11 2EE. Visit the official website for further information and booking details. You can also follow the guys on Twitter to see what they’re up to.
Ping! was created by Sing London, the participatory arts organisation whose citywide projects aim to lift the public’s spirit. Previous projects include London’s Street Pianos Project and Talking Rubbish bins. Sing London believe it often takes just a small intervention to generate social interaction and make cities feel happier places to be.
Ping! is supported by National Lottery investment from Sport England, as part of its work to deliver a mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ping! is delivered in partnership with The English Table Tennis Association.
It’s about that time of year again, when the best of the best touchdown in London to find the best B-boys at the moment. This year the UK B-boy Championship Knock Out Jam will take place on 15th October, making way for the World Finals on Sunday 16th October at the o2 Academy, Brixton.
Guaranteed to be a major event on the calendar, the event will be hosted by legends, Crazy Legs and Afrika Islam. French crew, Vagabonds, will be defending their championship title against some of the best in the game including Soul Mavericks (UK), Illusion Exists (Russia) and Jinjo (Korea). Many will also hope to be crowned the new champion of the soloist and popping competition categories.
Tickets are available from TicketWeb here and make sure to check out the BBoy Championships YouTube channel here to witness the level of talent that will be on display in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, here’s a short film by French filmmaker, Siemieniec Tomson, highlighting the phenomenal skills of New York’s dancers.
Yeah, I know this was 2 months ago, but better late than never, right? Thanks so much for inviting us Vice Magazine. Big fun. Big love.
All photos by Sofi Donuts.