The weekend in London 24.05

Zoe Leonard: Observation Point

The Camden Arts Centre is currently playing host to the work of New York-born photographer Zoe Leonard. She’s transformed the venue’s Gallery 1 into a camera obscura (a darkened room), affected by the light coming from Gallery 3, using the space to display a series of photographs taken by pointing her camera directly at the sun. Meanwhile, she’s also presenting a collection of found images that she’s picked up here and there – postcards of Niagara Falls from many different angles, for example – raising questions about our individual perception of iconic images.

Until 24th June 
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG
www.camdenartscentre.org

Brains: The Mind As Matter

At the Wellcome Collection this weekend and until June 17, there’ll be an exploration into the mysteries of the human brain – an organ that still throws up mysteries, not just for us mere mortals but also for poindexter scientists. The various methods that have been used to explore the brain and its multitude of biological characteristics are on display alongside real brains, as well as manuscripts, video, photography and more…

Until 17th June
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road London NW1 2BE
www.wellcomecollection.org

Outfit in-store performance at Rough Trade

At Rough Trade, in-store gigs happen quite often. This weekend’s fun and intimate show features Liverpudlian group Outfit and is certainly worth a look. Anyone who picks up their EP ‘Another Night’s Dreams Reach Earth Again‘ before Friday gets a free wristband that gets them into the gig, while any remaining wristbands will be on offer an hour before the lads come on stage. Make sure you get down to Brick Lane for this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kh1uxNKVBM

25th May, 18h30
Rough Trade East, ‘Dray Walk’, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL
www.roughtrade.com

Regulate presents The Official Exit Festival pre-party

In just over a month’s time, Serbia’s second city, Novi Sad, will once again play host to the massive annual Exit Festival. ‘UK bass’ outfit Regulate will be making an appearance at everyone’s favourite eastern European epic gathering, and they’re hosting a pre-party to give us a sneak preview of what to expect. Dubstep Godfather Loefah will be heading up a huge selection of DJs which includes Disclosure, Boddika and Deadboy and a slew of others.

26th May 
Fire, South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall London SW8 1UQ
www.fireclub.co.uk