September 2017 Sunday
The Classic Car Bootsale
The Classic Car Boot Sale has roared into Kings Cross for a weekend of retro rifling and iconic automobiles. It’s a car boot sale, but not as you know it. The finest collection of vintage fashion, accessories, homewares, designer makers, collectables and vinyl record traders operating from the boots of their vintage vehicles alongside a show stopping exhibit of over 100 classic vehicles spanning Mustangs, Chevrolets and VW vans, parked alongside food wagons and live entertainment. It's a wonderfully fun day out for both car enthusiasts and bargain hunters alike. There’'ll be rare car, bus, commercial vehicle and historic bike displays, mod and rocker ride outs, impromptu musical performances, roaming street theatre, live music and DJs spinning a vinyl only selection of 40s to 80s tunes atop an open-air Routemaster bus. classiccarbootsale.co.uk
September 2017 Saturday
One Bar Electric Memoir
Today’s the last day you can catch Harland Miller’s latest exhibition at the White Cube at Mason’s Yard. Drop everything, you’d be mad to miss it. ‘One Bar Electric Memoir’ includes two series of paintings that continue and expand Miller’s investigation into the relationship between viewer, text and image. The first series of large-scale works draws on Miller’s extensive archive of psychology and social science books, which date from the 1960s and ‘70s. In the second series of fictional book cover paintings, Miller depicts the outlines of letters in a range of typefaces and colours, intersected or layered over each other to create short, enigmatic words such as ‘Up’ or ‘If’. With their bold, saturated colours, these paintings reference American abstraction and, in particular, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha’s use of vernacular signage and motifs.In both series of paintings the artist continues to use his own name as author. While the presence of Miller’s name alludes to the actual authorship of both image and text, fact and fiction become blurred, allowing for the artist’s deadpan humour to provoke, question and draw attention to the context and content of each work.