Now in its 11th year, London’s own Lovebox celebrates life, love, diversity, good vibes, creativity and style, all set against the backdrop of the beautiful Victoria Park. Sunday at Lovebox promises another year of flamboyant mayhem and brings you the giants and the hot young things of now, and as part of Time Out's partnership with Lovebox you could win VIP tickets to experience all three days of it, or one of four pairs of runners up tickets for Sunday.
Lil’ Kim joins Goldfrapp, Hurts, and MS MR on the main stage on Sunday, while the many arenas promise a wealth of credibility, fun, performance and beats for London’s adventurous audience, including DJ Harvey, Heidi, Solmun, Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter Paul Kalkbrenner, Andrew Weatherall, Horse Meat Disco, and many more.
Lovebox have teamed up with Smashbox, the only beauty brand born out of a real L.A. based photographic and film studio – the legendary Smashbox Studios. This year, they will be building a bespoke studio at Lovebox to create gorgeous looks and share their studio-tested beauty secrets.
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In case you didn’t know, Scandinavia is cool right now. The food, the fashion, the facial hair – plus the Vikings have invaded the British Museum. All we need next is a healthy economy, a reliable public transport system and a sense of social justice, and London will be indistinguishable from Oslo. Meanwhile in Hackney, there’s yet another Northern European-inspired incursion. Or apparently so: the website claims this bar-restaurant-club draws on ‘a Nordic aesthetic’, although it’s not immediately obvious within. Oslo occupies the previously deserted old Hackney rail station and takes on a bit of a railway theme with its luggage-rack lighting, plus there are industrial stylings that give the whole place a Janet Jackson ‘Rhythm Nation’ video feel. The restaurant part is rather fancy, its food incorporating a few of the forages, pickles, jellies and marinations of New Nordic cooking. The kitchen is regularly given over to guest chefs, and you have to book – it’s always heaving. Eat in the bar and the food is more straightforward. Where once the standard snack in pubs was a toastie, sausage roll or pork pie, now it’s the slider or fried chicken. These are served alongside frankly obscene portions of chips, slathered with the likes of cured bacon fat and bacon salt, or braised oxtail, gravy and cheese. There’s a commendable range of craft beers from the vicinity, including a couple from Five Points Brewing just five minutes up the road at the Downs.Head upstairs and you’ll find a
Venue says: “Join us every Thursday night until late for Soul Soul Soul – a night of vinyl appreciation with DJs playing soul, funk, disco and more.”