2015 has seen the weird and wonderful come to London – owl pop-up cafes, a food museum complete with butterfly house, a cereal café, a bar with breathable alcohol, and chemical cocktail cooking, amongst others.
One person making waves in the events industry is Seb Lyall, founder of app Locappy and dubbed ‘one to watch’ by Talent International, Richard Branson and WIRED.
He is also curator of a number of ad hoc innovative events under the Lollipop/ABQ umbrella.
In April 2015 he brought the Annie the Owl pop-up event to Soho, which was a chance for Londoners to meet and learn about six feathered friends, receiving free canapés and smoothies on arrival.
A typical Saturday on Brixton high street provides a buzz unlike anywhere else in the capital, with steel drums competing with the sounds of street preachers, the rumble of traffic and people calling out to each other. If you follow your nose to the smell of cinema-fresh popcorn you’ll find sounds altogether less commonly audible, thanks to Passage Tells, brainchild of Central St Martin’s student Daisuke Nakazawa.
Currently studying Narrative Environments (MA), Daisuke exposes the seldom heard sounds of Brixton’s Reliance Arcade, revealling the stories behind the market holders. A sound piece which takes place in the very landscape in which the sounds are born, Passage Tells offers the chance for participants to experience much more than the naked eye can see...