This week's guide to what's going on in Kingston and beyond.

By Niya Sinckler 

Listings Monday February 13 – Sunday February 19


By Niya Sinckler


Monday 13 February 2012


Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of Imagination.


Baroque themed works influenced by past generations of architects, artists and writers are on display through drawings, photographs and a mini series of film interviews to highlight Hawksmoor’s achievement. Location:  RoyalAcademyofArts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD. Closest tube: Piccadilly Circus. 10am-6pm. Free admission.  http://www.royalacademy.org.uk


Live Music @ The Duke of York.


Have a pint and listen to local bands, starting at 8pm. Close to Surbiton Station located on Victoria Road.


Tuesday 14 February 2012


Damien Hirst. The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011.


Connect with your special someone by exploring the artwork and get lost in the dots at The Gagosian Gallery on 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JD. Hours: 10am-6pm. http://www.gagosian.com/


Dancing @ Barcadia.


Resident DJ Daryll Griggs will be playing tunes for the Traffic Light Party. Wear the right colors to have a good time: I’m taken (red), I’m tempted (yellow) and I’m yours (green). There’s free entry all night with 2-4-1 cocktails and other drinks until 3am at Barcadia. Address: 167 Clarence Street KT1 1QT. http://www.barcadiakingston.com/Barcadia_Club_%26_Late_Night_Bar_in_Kingston/Events.html


Wednesday 15 February 2012


Art In Mind.


At the Brick Lane Gallery, emerging artists are showcasing their latest works from a variety of artistic backgrounds from installations to prints to broaden their exposure. Address: 196 BRICK LANE, E1 6SA. Contact: 020 7729 9721. www.thebricklanegallery.com


Thursday 16 February 2012


New Slang @ Hippodrome.


The Canadian phenomenon, Lights makes her debut of genre-fusing electro and rock from 9pm until 2am. Other indie hits to be played include Friendly Fires to Mumford And Sons and M83. Tickets priced at £4, available from: http:www.banquetrecords.com/shows


Hip Hop Karaoke.


For an alternative night out in Central, if you fancy performing your rap freestyles and winning free pints and prizes, this is for you. Admission free at the Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD Closest tube: Oxford Circus. 6pm-1am. http://www.thesocial.com/


The Dead Famous @ Camden Barfly.


London based band, The Dead Famous are currently in the studio getting ready for their debut gig. Doors open at 7pm till 10pm. Check out the band here:http://www.thedeadfamous.co.uk/Tickets are £6.50, purchase here: http://bnds.in/tCBeQa.


Friday 17 February 2012


Comedy Night @ The Royal Oak Pub.


In aid of the local community theater, Barton Green Theatre, the headliner act will be Kingston University’s own Lewis Ryan, a third year Geography student. The pub is just up New Malden High Street.


Live UV Painting @ Hanaford’s.


BrownBear Studios presents a night of live bass, drum & bass, acoustic, electronic acts, Dubstep and garage music at Kingston Hill’s Hanaford’s SU Bar. Free entry to hear artists: Brownbear/Lifestyle / Will Hatton / MC DSP & MC Kainess / Eric.S B2B Menik from 7pm to 1am.


Live Modestep DJ set.


The line-up includes Union, DW B2B MEM, Dirty Jemz, Sai (Wobblesquad), Concrete Disco and Nursery of Naughtiness (live). From 9pm-4pm, only £7. Visit the website:http://www.ilovethenest.com/or purchase tickets here:  https://ilovethenest.ticketabc.com/events/modestep-union/


Saturday 18 February 2012


Museum of Richmond.


Explore the history of Richmond-upon-Thames through various collections. Admission free. Contact: 020 8332 1141. Website: www.museumofrichmond.comOpen 11am-5pm.


Performance: Sucking on words.


A sonic poetry night celebrating a collection of writers will be performed by Rob Lavers and Simon Morris at The Whitechapel Gallery. Price: £7. Closest tube: Aldgate East. http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/


Sunday 19 February 2012


Salsa Classes.


Lessons for beginners, intermediates, improved and advanced dances at the Kingston Dance Studio from 8pm-10pm. £8 per person from 8pm till late. Location: Next to Kingston station on Canbury Park Road, KT2 5ED. http://www.mundolatinouk.com/

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