Royal Academy Late: California Soul + Drink

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Royal Academy Of Arts, Piccadilly


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Royal Academy Late: California Soul + Drink

London gets its own blast of California cool

This is some event – street art murals, skaters, martinis, meditation and smooth West Coast rock all under one roof. It all creates such a strong sense of Californian culture that it'll transport you to the other side of the pond. DJs and live performances will keep the vibes going for hours, while on the arty side of things watch as renowned street artist Darren John creates a Venice Beach-inspired mural, and explore RA's Burlington House as it's transformed into a Beverly Hills mansion. For the more literary types, check out the talks by skater and filmmaker Winstan Whitter on the emergence of skateboarding in California, and the journey from the Z-boys in the '70s through to the current street skate scene at London's South Bank Undercroft. Brilliant stuff. Tickets include one free rum punch drink. Dress code: guests are encouraged to wear denim – think flares, dungarees or Levi's 501s. By purchasing these tickets you agree to sharing your email address with the Royal Academy.

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