Meanwhile in Finchley Road was a space to trial ideas, brand a product, work creatively and think a bit differently.
The project is now closed. To find out what happened here please email email@example.com.
Location: O2 Centre, 255 Finchley Road, South Hampstead NW3 6LU
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2012
Meanwhile Space CIC partnered with New Deal of the Mind to open up their next temporary space. The former restaurant was located on the 1st floor of the O2 Centre on Finchley Road in Camden.
The space opened in October 2011 and hosted 12 projects all using the space for very different things.
See pictures of the space here.
What's happened in the space?
27th October 2011, Glitch Karaoke
Glitch Karaoke is an artistic and social experiment that uses telepresent technology and karaoke to bridge cultural, socio-economic, and geographic divides both on a local and international level. Setting up a live online stream between Meanwhile Space Finchley and a gallery space in Liverpool. The event itself will exist in at least two geographic locations and will be available online throughout the duration of the event. Like Meanwhile Space, Glitch Karaoke explores the social possibilities of liminal space through interactivity and collaboration. Where will you sing?
10th November – 20th November, PHANTASMAGORIA
PHANTASMAGORIA is a platform for debate. It breaks the conventional exhibition space and by doing so becomes a forum for discussion on issues of consumerism and capitalism, and the impossibility of escape. Artists and Philosophers interact with the people attending in the new Cathedral of post-post-modern society: the shopping centre.
PHATASMAGORIA is a living structure. It develops and changes daily. It will hold events ranging from the ‘Aesthetics of Terror’ to Jack the Ripper as a first situationist, and the Red Shoes.
10th December, 12-2pm, The Charm School
The art of small talk - charming tips for family gatherings to holiday networking events (coffee/tea and late breakfast treat included)
The festive season is well upon us and that means making a lot of small talk.
Making small talk is truly an art, but it can be rather fun and fruitful with a charming approach. From family gatherings to networking events, small talk is a skill every gentle person needs to possess. Forget the cliche questions and learn how to gently back out of uncomfortable topics.
Come join us at the Charm School to learn a few tips with onsite practice with Dana Gornitzki, Mistress of Manners and Editor of MIEN Magazine.
14th December, 19.00-21.00, The Charm School
DIY looking like a minx for your festive occasions at MIEN Magazine’s Charm School with Lena Weber, Editor of Vintage Guide to London (cocktail included)
It’s that time of the year: parties, parties, parties. And all charming ladies need to look their best!
The Mistress of Manners is delighted to announce that Lena Weber, Editor of Vintage Guide to London will be guiding us through a hair and makeup tutorial. We’ll be duplicating Audrey Hepburn’s look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, all with our own makeup kit and a few extra bits and bobs.
17th – 23rd December, Harry Smiles Pop Up Shop
Harry Smiles bringing a little bit of Vintage into your Xmas, with our beautiful, cheeky & glamorous range of Fashion, Furniture & Homewares.
Join us for daily craft workshops
Every Saturday in January, Premae Skin Care Pop-up
From one kitchen to another, Premae Skincare transitions from humble beginnings first formulated and produced from the owner, Ethical Entrepreneur and Allergies expert, Clare Eluka’s tiny kitchen in Kings Cross to an unused retail kitchen and bar, previously Zuccato’s Kitchen.
After two years of allergen-free formulation development with expansive sourcing of raw ingredients from African co-operatives and a self-contained cruelty-free, allergen-free vegan factory in South Quay, micro enterprise Premae Skincare launched their online store in Dec 1st. Test all the products and relax in a welcoming environment at the Premae Skincare pop up boutique.
Premae Skincare is the first beauty brand to be free from the 8 common allergies (including wheat and lactose) and honours a raw food cold pressed manufacturing process, certified by the Vegan Society and BUAV.
3 February, 18.00 – 23.00, Kingston University, 1st Year
A group of 10 Fine Art students at Kingston University put on a one night only exhibition of their work in the Finchley Road space to experience curating their work and to gather public opinion.
17 February, Hampstead School of Art
Hampstead School of Art, is a Community Art Education Charity. A non selective school which aims to integrate people of all ages and abilities into professional level studio teaching environments. The School receives no funding and has very limited resources for promoting the enormous difference it can make in peoples lives, we will be using the Meanwhile space opportunity to demonstrate silk painting, children’s classes and direct observational drawing to the public, we will also project a film about silk painting. We will also have volunteers who can talk about courses and give out prospectuses.
18-26 February, Mahika Pop-up
London-based start-up MAHIKA works with different upcoming designers and various artisans/crafts-people in India in order to develop hand-made and ethical products.
We work on a range of products for the home and personal accessories, available from a small online store and a market stall every Saturday at the Hampstead Market. This is a great opportunity to sample some of the new range of products.
A % of profits go to an orphanage in India.
8-12 March, Kingston University, 2nd Year
Sculpture & Painting exhibition
14 March, Chelsea Art College
Our idea is to use the space for a group show, of 6 people, for one day, to gain some experience in how to put on a show in a public space, and everything that this requires, including publicity etc. We are particularly interested in the Finchley Road space as it is an unusual setting and would like to show some work that is in a way a response to this space and its surroundings. We would only be using the space directly inside the entrance, up until the end of the bar, and would show a mixture of sculpture, drawing and video if possible.
The exhibition would be viewed by students and staff at the College, and forms an important part of the course.
24 March Gond Art Exhibition
Mahika work with artists in Central India and will be showcasing and exhibiting some specially selected original works of three distinguished Gond Tribal artists. The Gond tribal community is one of central India's largest indigenous communities and their art is an expression of their everyday quest for life. The Gond art rendezvous with the belief that "viewing a good image begets good luck". This inherent belief led the Gonds to decorating their houses and the floors with traditional tattoos and motifs.
Meanwhile In Finchley Road is a place to make things happen, test your ideas, trial your projects, fail and to try again in a visible, creative and supportive environment. It’s a place to work…Continue