The weekend in London 15.03

Getty Images Gallery presents East

This weekend is your last chance to catch an insightful retrospective on east London from the Getty Images Gallery. The gallery presents a collection of photographs that document life in the east end as it was in in the olden days, a subject that finds itself particularly relevant today, with so much of the east end undergoing massive a makeover, thanks to this summer’s Olympic games. Definitely worth a look.

Until 18th March
Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford
www.gettyimagesgallery.com

Jo Syz: Peripheries – British Landscapes

Now for something completely different: more photography, but this time from Jo Syz, who’ll be exhibiting at the brand new Great Eastern Bear gallery in Shoreditch. Jo’s work explores the boundaries between public, military and state space. She managed to get pictures of military bases, training areas and industrial lots by working out how to access them from public byways and paths, using Ordnance Survey maps to root out these very public rights-of-way.

Until mid-April
The Great Eastern Bear Gallery , 8a Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3NT
www.greateasternbear.com

Needwant, Bonar Bradberry and Burnski

Two stalwarts of the thriving Leeds scene get together for this soiree at east London’s Basing House. Burnski produces quality deep house grooves, while Bonar Bradberry injects plenty of funk into his productions. Needwant are fast carving out a strong reputation for themselves, with celebrated releases through their record label and their parties, too. Their last shindig saw appearances from Italian house prodigy Nicholas alongside legend Robert Owens.

17th March, 10h00-04h00
Basing House, 25 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 8AA
www.basinghouse.co.uk

Breakestra

Their name might conjure up images of some kind of elaborate dubstep orchestra that thrashes out the beats in an elegant, sublime manner. Yet that image couldn’t be further from reality: Breakestra is actually a live funk band. Now funk is an adorable form of music, and it’s very hard to find anyone who doesn’t like a bit of funk every now and then – and this promises to be a fun-filled night so make sure you get down to the Jazz Café to catch Miles Tackett and co.

17th March, 19h00
Jazz Café, 5 Parkway Camden, London NW1 7PG
www.breakestra.com