LONDONIST | 23 June 2017

Signe Pierce’s exhibition Faux Realities at Annka Kultys Gallery was included in Londonist’s Things To Do Today in London: Friday 23 June, 2017.

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 23 June 2017

By Tabish Khan

Things to do

UNDER THE TRACKS: Photographer Ted Kinsey has been photographing London’s many railway arches for years, not because of their architecture, but for what occupies them. From cinemas, to swimming pools, churches and even an aerial trapeze gym, witness a photographic record of the arches as they are today. The Underdog Gallery (London Bridge), free, just turn up, 23-25 June

CATHEDRAL OF THE PINES: For the first time, The Photographers’ Gallery has devoted all three gallery spaces to one artist. Cathedral of the Pines exhibits Gregory Crewdson’s exploration of human relations with natural environments. The Photographers’ Gallery, free until noon, £4 thereafter, just turn up, until 8 October

COOKIE DOUGH: We walk past this one of a kind pop-up on the way home from work, and it’s hard not to get drawn in. Today is your last chance to get your hands on some edible cookie dough, and with flavours like Unicorn Food and Nutting Better — you’ll regret it if you don’t. Old Street station, just turn up, 8am-8pm

DESIGN CAPITAL: We live in a global capital of built environment expertise, with an architecture sector alone recently valued at £1.7bn. As we negotiate our exit from the EU, a panel discusses how we can protect our legacy and ensure our continued global status. New London Architecture, free, book ahead,8.30am-9.30am

STREET GYM: Join this free physical urban adventure as you exercise up against architectural features, gradients and street furniture. You might never see the city in the same way again. Bulthaup (Clerkenwell Road), free, book ahead, 12.30pm-1.15pm

MIDSUMMER FEST: Celebrate Midsummer’s Eve at Aquavit in St James’s Market. Live music, pop-up bar, food stands; all your favourite London festival entertainment in one place for a magical evening — as long as Puck doesn’t turn up to cause mischief. Aquavit, free, book ahead, 5pm-10pm

ZOO NIGHTS: It’s adults only as London Zoo stays open late for an evening of entertainment, and a chance to see the animals as you wouldn’t normally. At dusk, they’re more lively than in the daytime. Once they’re in bed, take part in quizzes and games, or tuck into dinner at the street food market. ZSL London Zoo (Regent’s Park), £17.50, book ahead, 6pm-10pm

SIXTY MINUTES: Tables turn on veteran political commentator Andrew Marr, as this time he’s the one being asked the tough questions. With a string of high profile roles at the BBC, The Economist and The Independent, he’s certainly one to learn from. China Exchange, £10, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm

MR SPEAKER: The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, joins political commentator Steve Richards for a conversation about his political career. Why did he choose to be a Speaker rather than pursue a party political career? How much further does the Commons need to modernise? There will also be a chance to put your own questions to Bercow. Kings Place, £14.50-£29.50, book ahead, 7pm

LUCHA LIBRE: Iconic masked wrestling superheroes battle it out in this acrobatic, mythical, and often dangerous world of Mexican wrestling. Prepare to be transported from York Hall to a Mexican arena, and witness spectacular high-flying manoeuvres from this stellar lineup. York Hall, from £20, book ahead, 7pm

WOMEN IN POLITICS: The UK just elected a record number of female MPs to the House of Commons. Harriet Harman talks to Kirsty Lang about how the role of women in politics is changing, and what the future holds for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. Kings Place, £15, book ahead, 9.30pm

Art review: vivid photography

Fluorescent lights, escalators in Vegas, a flower in a puddle. All glow in bright neon colours in a photography exhibition designed for the Instagram generation. Beauty is found in consumerism and its byproducts. Signe Pierce: Faux Realities at Annka Kultys, 472 Hackney Road, E2 9EQ. Until 1 July, free. ★★★★☆ (Wednesday-Saturday)

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