Bike Portraits is an exciting project directed by UEL Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Kat Jungnickel, initiated as part of a sociology project exploring cycling cultures in the UK.
Kat creates her portraits by repiecing together up to 40 images of her subject collage style to create the finished product, an edgy panoramic view, showing her subject (and her feet!) from where she is standing. The picture below was taken by Kat of me last Autumn in London Fields. Soulful and personal, each portrait is a unique personal account of her subject capturing the free spirit at the heart of every cyclist.
The exhibition includes 25 pieces of artwork and is on show in five different bicycle-y venues in Hackney including Look Mum No Hands and London Fields Cycles until the 17th of August.
For more information click here.
Truly sad to be missing this. Do ride by Look Mum No Hands tomorrow if you are in town for a chance to see an exhibition of Jeff Parr’s graphic interpretations of cycling in acrylic on canvas.
Friday May 6th // 6.30-10PM // Look Ma No Hands, 49 Old Street, London
Join us for a Malawi style party to celebrate the launch of Mission Malawi at Look Mum No Hands, 49 Old Street, 21 April from 6.30PM . Mission Malawi is a 400km ride through Malawi and benefits HIV/AIDS victims. Riders get to see where the money they raised is going and visit projects that MM funds.
Find out more about Mission Malawi
and get into the spirit with a Malawi Gin & Tonic on April 21st. There will be music and a bite to eat. More information on the Facebook event page here. Look forward to seeing you all there.
Tonight from 6.30pm Look Mum No Hands! will be hosting the launch party for Cyclepedia. Come join us and the host of Resonance FM’s ‘ The Bike Show’ Jack Thurston and Michael Embacher as they discuss their favorite bicycles in the collection. The event is free and open to the public, so come down and bring a friend! Check out the event page for more information.
Cafe by day bar by night, Look Mum no Hands looks set to become London’s premire cycling hub with an impressive calender of book launches, film screenings, exhibitions, maintenance classes, and bike jumbles already lined up.
Situated at 49 Old Street, London, Look Mum no Hands has a relaxed vibe with outdoor seating and ample secure bike parking. The cafes large selection of home made cakes and locally sourced food and drinks make it the perfect venue to lunch with friends or unwind with a glass of organic wine in the evening (it’s open until 10PM Mon-Sun).
Free WiFi and staff who know how to make a proper flat white means it may also quickly become my new office!