7:00 PM19:00

The Creative Power of the Mind: LAUNCH

Join us for the FREE launch event for 'The Creative Power of the Mind'.
The first talk of the series with the acrylicize founder, James Burke and
Creative Leadership Coach, Elizabeth Lovius.

Everyone is creative - whether they believe it or not.

Why is it that on some days the muse can find us and on others it seems we are stuck with our own version of writers block? The Creative Power of the Mind is a monthly series of talks with Elizabeth Lovius, interviewing a variety of creative guest speakers to find the true source of creative insight.

- How does the creative mind work?
- What are the blocks and limits to creativity?
- Are good ideas rationed and where do they come from?
- Can anyone be creative?
- How can you unlock your creative potential?

Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Coach who helps leaders access creative flow, build relationships and lead real change. She works with the game-changing universal principles of the mind that explain what makes us all tick and how we can easily access our natural resilience and creative flow. Elizabeth is an award winning facilitator, a speaker on the power of the mind and author of the creativity workbook: Facilitating Genius.

Very limited spaces - RSVP amber@studio7shoreditch.com

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7:30 PM19:30



Calling all MC’s and spoken word poets; this is your chance to pick up the mic
and lay down your bars over live Hip Hop breaks. This is Root down. 

Join James Burke (aka Shesh), acrylicize founder / creative director,
artist and drummer for an intimate night of live music with a full open mic policy -
it’s first come first serve so come step up and show us your skills. 

The evening will also feature new Shesh artworks. 

Hosted by spoken word artist Poet Curious

Line Up:

Turntables: Kojak / Vocals: Ella Jean / Bass: Jonny Krantz / Keys: Rob Major / Drums: James Burke
Special DJ set: Missy Marks

Photos by www.heyitsyuni.com

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10:00 AM10:00

Mike Meyer Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop

This one-day intensive workshop will provide you with an introduction to the skills you need to start creating blackboards that look great and, more importantly, sell clients’ goods. Led by Australia’s Cheryl McLean, you’ll be guided through the entire process from preparing a board to making it do its job, taking a practical and fun approach throughout. You’ll be working with a range of materials, by primarily paint pens, to create effective layouts in a variety of lettering styles.

The workshop is suitable for all levels and will be hands-on throughout, with all equipment provided. You’ll be able to take your work away with you, including a finished blackboard, so bring along any projects you’re working on, whether commercial or self-initiated.

The workshop fee is £180 which includes all equipment, lunch, refreshments and VAT at 20%.

“The workshop was amazing, Cheryl did a great job at helping each and everyone present, answering all of our questions, making sure that we all had the chance to develop our skills. It didn’t matter if you were a beginner or not, we all had something new to learn. Definitely recommend it.” – Liana

Acrylicize is running the workshop in partnership with Better Letters.

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7:00 PM19:00

Rich Simmons: Just Be You Tiful

Join us to hear renowned street artist Rich Simmons tell his story and show some of his brand new work in the lead up to his exhibition at Box Galleries on 21st June.

RSVP to amber@acrylicize.com - very limited spaces

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7:00 AM07:00

Mr Bingo: Talking Shit

Join us for an exclusive, intimate evening @ Studio 7 Shoreditch...

Mr Bingo: Talking Shit - 7-8:30pm

Mr Bingo was born in 1979. In 1980 he started drawing. There wasn’t a lot to do in Kent. Mr Bingo is called Mr Bingo because when he was 19 he won £141 at the Gala Bingo. He’s been making it rain ever since.

Over the last fifteen years he has worked with hundreds of clients across a wide range of media; you might have seen his illustrations in TIME, Esquire, QI, The Mighty Boosh, The New York Times and on Channel 4. He is a regular in the New Yorker. In 2011 he began the project Hate Mail on Twitter, where strangers paid him to send a hand-drawn offensive postcard to a name and address of their choice. It sold out within days; since then he has opened it 12 times and it has sold out every time within minutes. In 2012, Penguin Books published a collection of the postcards called Hate Mail. Like much of his work, the project started as ‘a drunk idea’, but ended up being exhibited in galleries and gaining notoriety among the global press.

@mr_bingo / shop.mr-bingo.org.uk


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6:30 PM18:30

The Art Conference: Urban Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Awareness


On the 26th of April, TAC: The Roundtable Edition will curate a much-needed debate concerning the creation of art for the purposes of inspiring environmental awareness and action, bringing together the unique perspective and approach of speakers embedded in global initiatives.

The dramatic changes that lie ahead, and the most pragmatic ways of dealing with the current environmental situation, will be discussed by founder of Human Nature Charlotte Webster, manager of ONCA Lu-Lu Evans, mural artist Louis Masai and director of Moniker Art Fair Tina Ziegler, hosted by TAC’s Doug Gillen, founder of Fifth Wall TV.

The 6th Edition of TAC is part of D&AD's Fringe Programme. D&AD Festival is back for a second year on 25-27 April, bringing you the biggest hive-mind of creative excellence across the industry.

Artwork: Louis Masai, Honey Bee.

Limited available tickets at www.theartconference.com

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7:00 PM19:00

Steve Edge: Shaking Up the Establishment

Guests are invited to join us over drinks to listen to the incredible and unusual life story of artist and designer, Steve Edge - the talk will start at 7pm.

Steve Edge was raised in a hard-working family with two siblings and a pet chimpanzee. His father worked in Smithfield Meat Market, but was also an abstract sculptor and animal trainer. Steve inherited this creativity, and a bag of glitter, magic markers and plastic scissors have been his fundamentals for happiness since he was four years old. 
At 15 he won the European Artist of the Year competition, catching the eye of one of London’s top design agencies who offered him a job as a result. He worked on films including Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark with George Lucas. In 1982 Steve established his own agency, Edge Design. Since then he has worked with some of the best-known names in the country, including Cartier, Dior, Skanska, Fortnum and Mason, Hamleys, Purdey Gun and Rifle Makers, and Essential Living.    


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7:00 PM19:00

An Evening With Aberlour

Acrylicize presents an evening hosted by the UK Aberlour Brand Ambassador, Sinea Weintz. Taste whiskys from across the range & enjoy food pairings, live music and
plenty of discussion.

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7:00 PM19:00

Doodle Man x Live Music

Acrylicize welcomes the Doodle Man in to Studio 7 Shoreditch to spend three days adorning our walls with his signature black and white illustrations. We open the space to guests on the evening of March 2nd, 7-9pm, to enjoy a multi sensory experience involving live music, drinks and to experience the artist completing his visual take-over live. 

Live music from Bastian Creations / Longy / Duke of Wolves

Live art by www.doodleman.co.uk / @mrdoodle

Photos by Yuni

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to Feb 5

Carolina Mizrahi: Eden

Carolina Mizrahi: Eden @ Studio 7 Shoreditch is an immersive exhibition mixing installation, photography and music to create a multi sensory experience.

A room covered in marble and filled with extraordinary installations created from bespoke flower arrangements by Yan Skates and artwork by Carolina Mizrahi; we invite you to experience an exclusive visit in to a contemporary Garden of Eden. Mizrahi’s Eve Collection explores the representation of women across the centuries, proposing a diverse and inclusive representation of women in the 21st century, while challenging ideals of beauty in western society.



Open: Friday 3rd, 9am-6pm / Saturday 4th February, 11am-6pm / Sunday 5th, 12pm-5pm

Address: Studio 7 @ Acrylicize, 1a Old Nichol Street, Shoreditch E2 7HR


Studio 7 is an extension of the Acrylicize studios, and therefore firmly rooted in the world of art & design (www.acrylicize.com) – it was launched with the aim to bring together local creative communities and businesses. We worked closely with Carolina Mizrahi to carefully select a group of collaborators and sponsors who wanted to show their support of this word and get involved with the immersive experience of Eden. Special thanks to our creative collaborators:


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7:00 PM19:00

Miles Khan: Private View & Live Screen Printing

We invite you to join Street Artist and Graphic Designer, Miles Khan, to hear about how he developed his infamous Pill Series that you can now see popping up all over East London. He will also share the story of his struggle to become an established artist. 

You will be the first to see his latest work hanging in our gallery space and witness him screen printing a limited edition new artwork.

Join us for drinks and to celebrate the beginning of the Festive period!

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7:30 PM19:30

Joe Machine: From Crime to Fine Art

We're incredibly excited to have Joe Machine kicking off our series of artists talks in Acrylicize's new event space, Studio 7. Join us to learn about his incredible life story & artwork over some beverages.

Joe Machine has had an extraordinary journey in the last four decades from a child witnessing hard core pornography and sailor knife fights, through petty criminal and youth prison, to a brilliant artist feted by the likes of renowned critic Edward Lucie-Smith, fashionable restauranter Mark Hix's CNB Gallery, and the erudite London Magazine.

His paintings have followed a similar trajectory, always manifesting as honestly and directly as possible his own experiences and concerns. The early work mostly had black backgrounds and showed the grim sexuality and violence he had witnessed in his early years. Subsequently he developed a deep rapport with nature, spending time alone in the woods, and spending hours on meticulous visual renderings of trees and flora.

Joe's most recent project is a series of Britannic Myths, based on stories written by London Magazine editor, Steve O'Brien and shown at the CNB Gallery, part of the Tramshed restaurant in Shoreditch.

Joe's brilliant, original and meticulous technique, allied with his forthrightness, exploration and depth, elevates him to one of the country's leading contemporary artists- Charles Thomson


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7:00 PM19:00

Pure Evil: Fine Art & Forgeries

A 3-part look at art forgery, what Chinese copy villages say about art, and the inspiration behind Pure Evil's infamous ‘Nightmare Series' - told by Pure Evil himself....

Born in the form of Charles Uzzell Edwards, Pure Evil is a child of contemporary London and Silicon Valley era San Francisco. His art of primarily modern icons expresses both biographical signature and western culture critique. His pop culture symbols are spewed, and therefore viewed, along the urban and artistic landscape from Sao Paulo to Sydney. 

www.pureevil.me - @PureEvilGallery


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7:30 PM19:30

When Fine Art Meets Branding

A talk and Q&A session with the Creative & New Business Directors of Acrylicize, as part of Shoreditch Design Triangle.

We welcome you to be the very first to experience our new event space Studio 7 at Acrylicize and learn more about the workings of a unique and fast-growing creative studio. 

Having worked on a breadth of exciting projects ranging from one-off art installations to entire art programs, interior graphics and architectural features internationally, we're ready to spread the word of how our diverse team of creatives work to bring our ideas to life and discuss how we use a blend of fine art, interior design and brand experience to tell a story.

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