CURRENT EVENTS

 

Exhibitions, launch parties, pop-ups and talks.
Stay up to date with all that's happening at 19 greek street.



FROM PAVEMENT TO PENTHOUSE
A transformational exhibition with artist Markus Friedrich Staab
16-20 March

 

"Everything came crashing down in 2008.
After 20 years of successful composing, a Grammy nomination, gold and platinum status world-wide, I lost my house, my wife, my career, some friends and the comfortable life I knew for a decade.

From the penthouse to the pavement -literally- that’s where I found the discarded objects, which I took home to give them a new value. I transformed and coloured them just like I wanted to transform and colour myself.

I collected small original oil paintings, which I transformed into contemporary work using colourful spray paint, a street artist’s medium."

- Markus Friedrich Staab


Join us.

OPENING TIMES
Friday 17th- Saturday 18th- Monday 20th : 12 - 8pm
Sunday 19: 12-6pm
 
OPENING PARTY
Thursday 16 March
Open bar serving non-alcoholic drinks
18:30 - 9pm
RSVP: hello@19greekstreet.com

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TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Join us for a series of talks and workshops on the topic of transformation.
The schedule is complete, with Meditations, sacred spaces, talks and even workshops on how to unlock prosperity,

 

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Thursday 16 march: 19:30- 20:30
The secret to unlocking transformation
Free talk with Marc Peridis
What is transformation and how do we unlock it for real impact? In this talk, followed by a short meditation, Marc shares knowledge gained during his transformational training as a shaman. 
Joy, abundance and deep connection are closer than you think.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Saturday 18 March: 10:30 am to 13:00
Transformation for prosperity and abundance
Workshop £88 with Rachel Elnaugh
Evolutionary Entrepreneur, former BBCTV Dragons' Den 'Dragon' and co-creator of SourceTV - also an award winning business mentor, speaker and published author - Rachel Elnaugh will be hosting a 2 1/2 hour workshop with key teachings from her latest book 'PROSPERITY', plus plenty of opportunity for you to get input on any business or financial dilemmas you may currently be facing.
Attendance limited to 15.

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Sunday 19 march: 17:00 to 18:00
Advanced shamanic transformation ceremony
Free meditation with Kenneth Ray Stubbs  (Via skype)

Arizona-based shaman Kenneth Ray Stubbs is known worldwide for his practise as the crystal whisperer. His training, The path to shamanic transformation, continues to deeply impact lives far and wide, on a daily basis.
In this meditation ceremony, each participant will be invited to meditate with a selected crystal, experiencing, through Ray's practise, an energetic alignment to the potency of the stone.
The crystals will be available for sale on the day, and the cost of the meditation will be discounted from the crystal.
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Friday 17 March:18:30-20:00
Sacred transformative spaces
Free talk with Marc Peridis
How can we tap into the transformative nature of our space, and why is it important? For thousands of years, civilisations have used sacred principles linked to the universal laws of nature to help transform people's lives. Marc gives an introductory talk about his work designing sacred transformative spaces, and how anyone can begin to transform their life through their home. He will also be sharing some wisdom learned visiting the sacred temples of the Yucatan, with a small selection of images on show.
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Saturday 18 march: 14:00 to 17:00
Transformation through your physical space
Workshop £72 with Marc Peridis

By designing our homes with the principles used to create some of the world’s most sacred sites we can transform our lives and those of others, unlocking joy, abundance and deep connection.   
This 3-hour workshop introduces attendees to principles from various disciplines including Feng Shui, Vastu Shastra and other ancient practises to help turn their homes into a sacred space. Guests will receive guidance on specific issues and dilemmas relating to their homes and will leave the workshop armed with the tools required to make important changes straight away.

The founder of 19 greek street, Marc is also a self-taught interior designer and has been running his own practise for nearly 10 years, overseeing the completion of over 500 projects around the world for clients like Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs and L'Oreal.  His projects, as well as his private home, have been featured in issues of Architectural Digest, Elle Decoration, Bazaar, Vogue and more across the world.
Attendance limited to 15.

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Monday 20 march: 18:30-20:00
Transformational spring equinox meditation
Free meditation with Marc Péridis

The ideal time for a fresh start, the spring equinox is an opportunity to enable change and forge ahead with reimagined plans; to let go of what is no longer needed – unnecessary beliefs, habits, behaviour patterns and attachments – and make space for what is meant for you.

On the day of this year's spring equinox, join Marc 19 greek street’s founder and a trained shaman, for a transformative, meditative process of connection, inner wisdom, intention and letting go, which aims to release the old and welcome the new. 
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An experiential design and art exhibition with bo.lee gallery
24 September - 1 October 2016

OPENING HOURS
Sat-Sun | 11am-7pm
Mon-Fri | 10am-8pm
VERNISSAGE  23 SEPTEMBER6-9PM

A multisensory experience to coincide with London's debut Design Biennale and Design Festival,
19 greek street's Collectors' Club explores our connection with nature, with ourselves and our surroundings. There'll be eight days of design, art, books, tea, meditation and stimulating talks
in a members' club setting open to all.

As more of us ask how we can progress towards a more sustainable and ethical future, design, and art, have key roles to play. Objects and environments that inspire us to pause and enquire have a great power. They engage our emotions and intellect in a way that may spark a change in us, allowing us to connect to the essence of human existence and a new potential for creativity.

Nestled between London’s most influential design festivals and art showcase, Frieze, 19 greek street's ‘open members’ club’ will be spread over five floors and present some of the most innovative designs created in recent years, alongside bo.lee’s art exhibition, titled Petrichor.

19 greek street’s collection celebrates the experimental and the sustainable in design, through the work of a group of pioneering designers focused on inventive processes and ethical ideas.

A feast for the heart and the eye, bo.lee's Petrichor explores the power of nature, and art, to transport us. Conceived to create changes of mood and atmosphere as viewers progress through the gallery, the exhibition takes its name from ‘the smell of the earth after rain’. In this essential moment, free of distractions, we are left with only our sensory reaction to our immediate surroundings and an altered perception of ‘environment’.

The first floor of the Collectors’ Club will host 19 greek street’s fourth Design Café, a tea room designed by creative director Marc Péridis. Demonstrated for the first time in a public space, Péridis’ design philosophy of ‘the sacred art of transformative spaces’ will unite aesthetics, sustainability and spatial energy to support personal growth.

Petrichor artworks curated by bo.lee will be displayed in the Design Café and throughout the townhouse, integrated with a selection of 19 greek street’s designs curated by Rachael Moloney to explore themes of our relationship to nature and our environment.

Complementing the art and design in the Café, Claire de Rouen Books has chosen a unique array of titles for sale or to peruse, while JING will serve its exquisite fine teas and host tea masterclasses, to soothe body and mind. True to 19 greek street tradition, there will also be a series of thought-provoking talks. 

 
 
 


 4 AUGUST | 2-9pm

Babbu the Painter’s first solo show in London explores sexuality and femininity through the lens of 19th-century India and a style of work heavily influenced by Mughal-era art. Encompassing frescoes, miniatures, portraits and photography, the exhibition takes a raw and candid approach to spark dialogue about gender roles, sexuality and stereotypes in South Asian culture.

Part of 19 greek street’s Space for Progress project, this one-day pop-up event is hosted by Binti, a charity whose aim is to promote menstrual dignity through access to sanitary protection and education in India and Africa.

Babneet Lakhesar created the persona of Babbu the Painter as a means of expression and critique. Her work frequently features narrative photography, with self-portraiture a recurring theme. The artist’s main objective is to raise the global profile of South Asian women and present an introspective look into their world.
(email for more info)

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27-30 JUNE 2016 | 11am-7pm

The Keta SoccerHub is a project design developed by Sandlanders Football and Architecture for Humanity, London, which can be adapted for use across Africa. The first SoccerHub is set to be built in Keta, Ghana, where Keta Sandlanders FC (a community-owned club) has a 6.5 acre site ready for use on a site adjacent to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The project design takes into account the needs of a modern African football club and is unique in creating a truly versatile space that will be of benefit to the surrounding community. 

The vision is to create a space that can be used to develop the best athletes in an area in a way that benefits the community as a whole. The designs are sensitive to the local environment and involve the use of local materials, local labour, and innovative techniques such as the building of ‘earthbag’ walls, which dramatically reduce construction time, eliminate costly imported materials, lower costs and produce almost no waste. The space created by the design can be used for education, industry, recreation and of course sport. Asthe SoccerHub will be owned and managed by the community co-operative football club, all its benefits will be reinvested into that community, ensuring that the project is sustainable. 
(email for more info)

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PRIVATE VIEW (INVITE ONLY) 29 JULY | 6-9.30PM
30 JULY | 10am-7pm; 31 JULY | 11am-4pm

As part of 19 greek street’s Space for Progress programme, this collective show brings together 23 international contemporary WITP artists for a pop-up exhibition of works in diverse media, from giclée prints and photography to wire sculpture and painting. As part of its ongoing focus on current events and how artists respond, on 30 July WITP will also be hosting 'The Artists & Brexit', a panel discussion exploring how in the wake of the referendum the historic role of the artist can inform contemporary creativity. All are welcome to attend. For tickets, please visit www.whatisthepoint-art.com/collective-shows/

WITP is a non-profit organisation that supports contemporary artists by exhibiting their works in vibrant and exciting locations, giving them the opportunity for future success in the art world. In all its initiatives, WITP promotes the fair payment of artists, taking no commission on sales.

 


2-3 JULY 2016 | 10am-7pm

Annelaure & Krisztina are the creatives behind AL&K, an award-winning London-based photographic duo. In their first exhibition at 19 greek street, they will present new work depicting the five stages of grief, in their usual fashion-forward style. The five stages of grief are identified as denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, and five women were photographed portraying each phase, creating a collection of 25 images. In addition to their photos, AL&K will present a short film made in collaboration with cinematographer Chris Dodds.

No guidance was given to the subjects about how to show their emotions; they were invited to express themselves freely.  This was paramount to AL&K because they believe everyone grieves so differently: some repress their emotions, while others are more demonstrative. Viewers will be invited to explore their own experiences of grief, or their imagination if they have not suffered a personal loss. Through this work, AL&K want to address the stigma surrounding the public expression of pain and fear.  (email for more info)



2-3 JULY 2016 | 10am-7pm

In a life of overwhelming choices, it pays to read the fine print. Novel Beings presents a collection of ‘still life’  installations that tell the (often hidden) stories behind some of the everyday products we buy. The intention is to show how learning about their true provenance can lead us to make more empowered, positive decisions. Using beauty, fashion and food items, Novel Beings has created a series of visually striking works focused on environmental pollution, cruelty-free production, fair trade and recycling. Accompanying text will encourage the viewer to look past the surface beauty of a product and engage with the real information behind its manufacture. For Novel Beings, this greater understanding is crucial: what could be more important that knowing what we're really putting on our faces, wearing next to our skin or ingesting into our bodies? The idea is to give visitors the opportunity to reflect on their personal values and come up with an action plan for a more sustainable lifestyle and considered consumption.

Novel Beings is a boutique style agency, representing conscious creatives for the fashion, beauty and advertising industries. The agency champions the use of green and sustainably driven fashion and beauty brands, demonstrating that we don't need to compromise ethics for aesthetics.(email for more info)

 

 

20-31 MAY 2016

We were over the moon (no pun intended) about hosting the debut exhibition of 'Three Suns', a body of work by talented British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. Co-hosted by Claire de Rouen Books, the show featured a series of images shot in Louisiana, presented as nine hand prints and one photogram made by Jamie. Look out for news of further exhibitions of Jamie's work at 19 greek street...