Where do you tend to find out about cultural events or activities? Is there anything you feel you’ve missed out on because you weren’t aware of it in advance?
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I do have information from its source and get tickets in advance because of subscriptions. Not problems at all.
The London Region Arts Club LRAC linked to the Open University
Time Out, social media and newsletter subscriptions.
BBC Radio 4. Guardian. Emails from arts organisations. We searches
I have joined a number of cultural clubs and societies and receive information from them of upcoming events. I also hear of events from 'Eventbrite' and some other similar contacts. I realize that there are many other events which might interest me about which I never hear.
Libraries, emails, word of mouth, tube/bus adverts
Mainly email newsletters re cultural events, live music, theatre, exhibitions etc, but also through news media, TV, word of mouth
Word of mouth; Facebook; leaflets/mailings
Where do we tend to find about "cultural" events or activities in London?
There mere fact that the word "culture" does not start with capital letter in Gov. official web-page already concerns us!
But let's answer your gulfy question - its EVERYWHERE.
Yep, we all see your shameless, hypocrisy EVERYWHERE !
Here you are:
...and a lot more...
Not to mention what phone booths look like on Oxford Street...
BrotHELL my friend, brotHELL !
On local art centres mailing list, otherwise its online or word of mouth
Direct e-newsletters from artists and organisations, The Guardian reviews and Saturday listings, Facebook, Twitter, sometimes Time Out or venue websites
Mostly direct from the organisations (all kinds); sometimes in advance from The Stage, Tower Hamplets Council email or Mayor of London culture email - but often not far enough ahead to fit in.
Subscription based info via email
regular visitor to museums galleries .. arts venues etc
Thanks everyone for sharing how you find out about cultural events or activities.
Do you prefer to visit cultural activities in central London or closer to home?
The stuff I like tends to be on the other side of the river, sadly. I always seem to spend hours travelling, and I live in good of new venues popping up in the SouthEast
I am fortunate enough to live in central London, but my location does not determine what cultural events I go to. I went to the Hanwell Hootie (Ealing, west London) on Saturday and am going to the Picasso exhib at the Tate on the 25th. I wEmt on a tour of country houses in Norfolk last month. WHAT is on decides whether or not I attend, not where it is.
I hear about things through the newspapers, emails (from, eg the British Museum, London Southbank, etc.) and friends; I usually miss things because I either leave it too late or because they sell out before I try to buy a ticket (eg exhibitions)
Timeout, seetickets and social media
Mostly Twitter. Occasionally emails from places I have been before, sometimes emails from organisations (e.g. BBC for free tickets to recordings etc).
Listings guides, email newsletters, local press and Time Out
I find out from the website Londonist and timeout
I often struggle to find out what events are taking place in the middle of London. Often so many events, protests take place on weekends and I never know about them until I arrive. This is particularly irritating when I am driving in to Central London as without this information I cannot plan my journey in advance.
i follow TFL traffic news on twitter but this only has live information and nothing about forthcoming events
Often Time Out can be a useful source of information
I find it hard to find out of all cultural activities, especially plays, movies etc.. I subscribe to a Theatre news email newsletter, but it's mostly about special offers and musicals, it tends to miss out plays. Likewise for films, especially fringe films, I receive newsletters from Curzon cinema, but that's about it. Paris has a very good newsletter sent twice a month about all cultural events, and there's nothing comparable in London. I have copied the link to the Paris one below, it is very comprehensive https://www.offi.fr/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaig...
TV adverts, Metro, Evening Standard, posters on the underground, leaflets through my door, membership of related societies & organisations, word of mouth, websites, on-line ads, cookies advertising events, advertising at venues.
Through newspapers and direct email
Direct subscription from places like the National Theatre, from ticket agents and from theatre companies like Delfinont Macintosh, from membership of the British Museum and V&A, from friends and word of mouth.
Do you know about JAZZLONDONLIVE, a listings site covering London and the south east, which is a website (www.jazzlondonlive.com) a mobile app and a printable pdf? We have been running it for 2 years, and it has attracted a userbase approaching 100,000, with around 25,000 hits per month. We would love to be involved in the Cultural Strategy consultation.
Thanks for sharing. To get involved in the Culture Strategy consultation as an organisation, have a look on this page.