Zifer Clock Exhange
A Zifer Clock Exchange between St. Petersburg and London recently happened! Juliet from Ziferburg in St. Petersburg is taking home our clock 'Fanny' in exchange for a small clock with no name - can you help us, we can't really tell wether it has pointy legs or horns? See the video of Sasha and Juliet exchanging zifer clocks below: Check out our selection of clocks next time you visit us on Old Street 388 and 'take your time' ;) Btw, did you know that 'ziferblat' means 'clock face' in English?
Meet our Guests: Artist Rodrigo Troitiño
“Challenges makes me happy. The challenges I set for myself, moving to London and start over again for example. They make me feel like I still have a long journey in front of me. And of course producing art makes me happy as well as satisfying my basic needs: eat good food, drink what like to drink etc. and listening to good music; classical music, old jazz and gypsy swing among many others." The words come from Brazilian artist, Rodrigo Troitiño, who is currently exhibiting his art project The Unknown Good Feelings Portraits at Ziferblat London. The art project consists of talking to participants for 20 minutes during which Troitiño draws inspired by the conversation. Troitiño just moved to London and with him this peculiar interactive art project using hatching technique
Meet our Guests: Clara Gonzalez Camín
“Ziferblat is not just a place where really wonderful people meet. If you come, you're bound to have really great experiences. It doesn’t matter if you have social anxiety, you don’t need an excuse to come here. It's a great way for everyone to get out of their comfort zone without even realizing. At Ziferblat, it feels so natural to talk to people, like you’re not taking that big step. You can speak freely and be yourself” Clara is one of our most active volunteers and guests. She has been in London for 2 months and been a regular at Ziferblat almost since the beginning of her stay. Clara comes all the way from Madrid to London for a 3-months internship at Prowl Magazine. Ziferblat's Mille met up with Clara to hear more about her internship and the guide she recently
Welcoming our new loyalty cards!
Well hello there friends old and new, we’ve got an exciting change at Ziferblat London that we’re thrilled to tell you about. We love to reward people that come to visit us with more time to see your lovely faces. It’s super simple; come see us for 5 full hours, split over any time period you like and get your sixth for free. You’ll have chance to slurp up coffee, devour biscuits and play the piano for an hour every five for zero pounds, no moolah, нет денег! Don't forget to pop your email on the back of you card to claim your free hour once your cards full. We love catching up with our members, even when we haven’t seen you in a while.
What you’ve been saying about us
We regularly get such kind comments from you lovely people! Here's a few of my favourites. Loved the ambience and the openness of the idea! Perfect for office work, chit chat, catch up etc. also learned how to make a good coffee. Owners were extremely nice. highly recommended! - Zeeshan - April 2015 Ziferblat is much more than a "pay-as-you-go-cafe". That´s how is been described all around the media in the last weeks. The truth is that you don´t really come to Ziferblat for the coffee. You come for the great atmosphere and the peaceful feeling that you get from the kitchen blue walls and the lovely vintage decoration. Ziferblat allows you to disconnect from the busy life outside their walls. Despite the fact you pay 3p per minute -and a lovely vintage clock will be ticking on
Mad Hatter Tea Party – Saturday April 25th
"Why, then today is MY unbirthday too! A very merry unbirthday to you!" If you know Alice in Wonderland you'll get the idea. Wear fancy-dress (optional, but you know you want to), get your face painted, drink lovely tea and play 10-minutes games with other mad-hatters, Play our games: Lego challenge - Work as a team to build a scene, vehicle or building, as cool as you can. Voted best at the end gets a prize of free time in Ziferblat! New Faces - use magazines and collage to create the face of the person to the left of you at the table - you get to keep your portrait take home and remember us bye Royals - fast paced card game for four players, winners get prizes! Musical Chairs - the classic childhood game, win free time to be a kid again in our secret tree-house Jigsaw
We’re in Artifact Magazine!
We’re in the press again. Our delightful friends over at Artifact Magazine have written about us! They came for ‘the unlimited wifi, coffee, tea and biscuits’ and they stayed for ‘a feeling of community’. You can see what else they had to say on their site. Feature Image by Fleur de-Boer
Elliott Morris Acoustic Night
"Elliott Morris, 25, singer and songwriter from Lincolnshire who played a gig at the café, said that Ziferblat is “a unique space, bursting with character. Just walking in puts a huge grin on my face”." Last Monday we had Elliott and special guests come in to play an acoustic night for us. It was a really intimate little gig, we sat in big comfy arm chairs while we listened to him play by candle light. Following this we're going to have an acoustic night once a month that you're invited to. Check out our events calendar for upcoming dates & details on future performers. You can also see the full article that East London Lines wrote about us, and quoted Elliott in, here.
Blog from VIA
VIA wrote about us back in October, but we just stumbled across it after someone tweeted it to us this week :) It sounds like they had a lot of fun too. We’re really glad you enjoyed your day, ‘friendly and kooky’ seems like a pretty accurate way to describe our team here, you’re welcome back any time! If you want to check out the whole article its here http://www.viaouragency.com/2014/10/29/ziferblat-pay-per-minute-cafe-london/
60 Seconds and Connections by Ola Bola & Gobs
BIG NEWS! New and wonderful exhibition at Ziferblat from 18th September to 15th October! 60 seconds by Ola Bola and Connections by Gobs are two new mixed media installations at Ziferblat, London’s social co-working Space which explores alternative payment models and work structures. Ziferblat’s is a self organised collaborative space which charges it guests only for time – everything else is free. Time costs 5p a minute. Inspired by Ziferblat’s collaborative working style Ola Bola and Gobs will be combining their skills in design and technology, to assist each other in achieving their desired outcomes for this joint exhibition, which brings together interactive projection, sculpture and lighting design. 60 Seconds, by Spatial Designer Ola Bola, uses light and sculpture to create
Avant Garde exhibition
Brand new Russian Avant Garde exhibition opens tomorrow by QED Rarities. Up until the 19th August, all images are for sale. (And for those with tighter purse strings there are some stunning A4 prints for only £6. Steal!)
Ziferblat in the Spring…
Hello everyone! Spring is coming and we at Ziferblat are preparing for what will be happening in the next couple of months. We still live at 388 Old Street, and we are meeting new and wonderful people every day who are coming to Ziferblat for the first time. Come by and say hello - We are open from 9-11pm!
This is Sofya, one of the main Ziferblat co-founders. On this pic she sweeps the floor while careless grown-ups are making a board-game at our Christmas party. P.S.: We are going to try the game at our New Year Party! Join our homie celebration.
Christmas in Ziferlat
One thing we know for sure - this will be a cozy Christmas with home atmosphere, tea, coffee, deserts etc. Let's discuss what it should look like here. It will last whole day from 1 pm till 11 pm but main part will begin at 4pm. December 25th from 4 to 11 pm.
Hey guys! Coldest winter is approaching. We have to prepare. We should warm ourselves. Let's drink tea, coffee and other things together in an intimate atmosphere of cosiness, music, books and nice conversations. We will tell you a few words about Ziferblat. There still won't be extra-charge except free-dontation. Please bring your best friends, some food for everybody. We will be very glad to see you all! 13 december at 6 pm P.S.: And yes, we now got the christmas tree. So if you have spare decorations please bring them...or even come to handmake them with us!