Things To Look Forward To: AW12

Bringing back ‘
Things To Look Forward To‘ for Autumn, it might be coat weather but don’t let that be a downer because there’s loads of exciting things on in the capital over the next coupla months…

Ice Cream Van Illustrated until Friday
Artist Rebecca Davies is not only one of the coolest people so don’t miss this chance to participate in her The Ice Cream Van project which brings together folk art, rituals and traditions. If you go to Hackney City Farm this week Rebecca will record your story and in exchange she will whip up an illustrated version of your account 48 hours later like the one above. Brilliant.

Image: Flickr

London Transport Canteen 19-23 September
Canteens and London Transport is a combination of two of my favourite things, so this pop-up serving original 50s LT canteen recipes is right up my street. It’s only on for a few days at the Design Junction exhibition at the Old Sorting Office, so hurry!

Givenchy Pre Fall 12, Vintage Advert

Framed! Contemporary Eyewear in Fashion 12 September – 3 November
As weird as it sounds I only really got into sunglasses recently, so this exhibition will more than make up for my years of sunglass ingnorance. Everything sunglasses from pop culture to collections and designers is showcased.

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival
30 September
Pearly Kings elicit the same kind of excitement in me as brass bands, train sets and ice cream vans. It’s something primal that makes me go giddy, so seeing their ‘flagship event’ which starts at Guildhall Yard is something I’ve been looking forward to all summer.

Bicycle Film Festival
4-7 October
Fellow bike lovers will enjoy this series of short films screened at the Barbican, I reckon with the Summer of Cycling we’ve had it will sell out fast. Don’t miss the opening party at Bikeworks.

Lovesick Wellcome Gallery 18 October
Exploring ‘tantalising tales of doomed romance’ this free talk looks at heartbreak and lovesickness in 17th Cent England.

Hollywood Costume at the V&A 20 October to 27 January
Hundreds of costumes from iconic films including Wizard of Oz, Star Wars and Taxi Driver, definitely a good un.

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War Imperial War Museum until 1st Jan
Cecil Beaton is best known for his fashion photographs but the photographer was commissioned to capture the Second World War. This is one of my favourite museums and harks back to my childhood obsession with WWII so I’m definitely going to make a visit.

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