from kate moss to skate kitchen: the best things to watch, see and do this week
Get your indispensable gui-De to leisure action, with our culture highlights of the week.
Photography Mario Sorrenti
Photography: Mario Sorrenti
Mario Sorrenti shares 50 never-before-published portraits of Kate Moss in new a book, fittingly titled Kate, this week. The pictures, taken in the early 90s, would go on to inspire the infamous Calvin Klein Obsession campaign and, this Friday, the photographer discusses the work at a special event at London’s National Portrait Gallery. “In the early 90s, Mario Sorrenti and Kate Moss were young, beautiful and in love,” i-D Editor-in-Chief Holly Shackleton writes in the latest issue of i-D. See the images and read our full interview with the photographer here.
14 September, National Portrait Gallery, London.
Event: House of Vans London presents ‘Girls Skate Night’
A VIP screening of Crystal Moselle's very good Skate Kitchen is taking place with introductions from Crystal and the cast at London’s House of Vans on Thursday. Starring the real-life members of an all-girl skate crew based in New York, guests can expect access to the skatepark from 6pm (girls only!), skate instructors and complementary Skate Kitchen themed food and cocktails on a first come, first served basis. It’s free too.
13 September, House of Vans, London.
Grime big boy Justin Clarke -- better known as Ghetts -- releases new album, Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament, on Friday and, to celebrate, he’s throwing his very own exhibition. Showcasing bespoke art for each track on the album, alongside memorabilia from across his career, it’s a chance to gain an insight into a diverse and culturally relevant artist. Like that big David Bowie thing at the V&A, but make it grime.
14 September, Kachette, London.
Music: Take Note
The ever illuminating Take Note returns to London for another round of conferring this weekend. The capital's first music conference for young people, it promises a day full of inspiring talks and masterclasses, as well as the opportunity for the next generation to receive one-on-one advice from industry specialists through its mentoring scheme. If you want to know who’ll be shaping the music industry in the future, get yourself down to Second Home on Saturday.
15 September, Second Home, London.
Party: Sink the Pink Street Party
We’ve been banging on about Sink the Pink for years now. The much loved collective and club night -- that’s rounded-up everyone from the superfreaks to the superfabulous to create a New Romantic community not seen since the days of The Blitz Club -- is throwing a tenth anniversary party to celebrate a Decade of Drag. “Come celebrate with us in true street party style with all the Sink the Pink family,” they say. “Just keep on eye on nana, she loves a sherry in the sun!" Don’t we all, lads. Don’t we all.
15-16 September, Finsbury Park, London.
Art: Salon 63 and From Nope to Hope
In art, a new group show will see 13 artists in collaboration with 10 hair and beauty salons along the number 63 bus route, while 40 artists who withdrew their work from London’s Design Museum in opposition to an arms industry event are putting on their own exhibition in Brixton. The latter will see work by Jeremy Deller, Milton Glaser, Guerrilla Girls and Shepard Fairey displayed as part of the London Design Festival, while the first is available to visit by hopping on and off the bus anytime on Sunday. Lovely stuff.
Salon 63 takes place along London’s 63 bus route this Sunday, while From Nope to Hope is happening at Brixton Recreation Centre between 15-23 September.
Video: Yussef Dayes X Alfa Mist (Live at Abbey Road)
And finally, this week’s must watch comes in the shape of this special recording of Love Is The Message by Alfa Mist and i-D approved jazzer Yussef Dayes live at London’s legendary Abbey Road studios. Dig the ice cool Mansur Brown on guitar and Rocco Palladino on bass too.
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