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Sense of Space at Broadgate until 18 May 2018

This spring, activate your senses and rescue your mind. As the weather warms up and blue skies return to the city, meander, marvel and move in art at Exchange Square in Broadgate. 📸💁‍♀️

At the heart of spring is our free, engaging and multi-sensory Sense Of Space art pop-up installation comprising four very different rooms designed to engage the senses and transport you from the hustle of the city.

Featuring the joyous work of Mr Doodle, human-activated art, an ode to a Japanese blossom garden and a tranquil Zen room – this is set to be one of London’s most unmissable events. Surrounding the Sense Of Space pop-up is Supermundane’s iconic graphics welcoming visitors to Exchange Square.

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Events:

5 April-18 May Sense Of Space at Exchange Square

5 April-18 May The Art Bar at Exchange Square

5, 6 & 7 April Enter the wonderful world of Mr Doodle

10 & 11 April Meet the amazing Supermundane

10, 17 & 24 April, 1 and 8 May  Morning yoga with Annie Clarke

18 & 25 April, 2, 9 and 16 May  Silent Nights cinema

Until 25 May Hornby Tantra | Collaborative Works III : Proposals

www.broadgate.co.uk/SenseOfSpace

Location:
Broadgate, Exchange Square, 1-2 Exchange Arcade, London EC2M 3WA

Times:
Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm
12 – 6pm Sunday

Tickets:
Free

Bingo Academy at The Vaults until 26 May 2018

Go and master the art of bingo at this pop-up subterranean bingo training camp. 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♀️

Brought to you by one of the founders of Rebel Bingo, this new bingo training experience will arm you with the skills necessary to compete in the challenging world of modern bingo.

Once mastered you’ll benefit from the deep sense of personal fulfillment and strong social bonding that bingo can bring.

You’ll be taken through the complex rules, shown advanced dabbing techniques, and compete in a range of actual real-life bingo games to
fully prepare you for any future bingo scenario.

If you like drinking drinks, eating food, and developing essential and fulfilling life skills then THIS IS YOUR DESTINY.

Eat. Drink. Learn. Bingo.

Ashamed of your pathetic bingo skills?
Desperate to play bingo but scared of the competition?

Fear not, the Bingo Academy is there to help you reach your true bingo potential!

April:
Until 28th Thursday – Saturday

May:
2nd – 26th Wednesday – Saturday

www.thevaults.london/bingo-academy

Location:
The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN​

Times:
7pm

Price:
From £5 book online

Ted Baker: Colour By Numbers at Old Street pop-up until Friday 4 May 2018

In the beating heart of East London, Ted Baker is bringing his latest Colour By Numbers collection to life with an immersive pop-up experience.

Situated inside the bustling Old Street Station complex, which is home to a thriving community of pop-up shops, established retail businesses and lively cafes and bars.

Complementing this energetic environment is a full schedule of events and activity including restorative yoga classes and enlightening discussion events with fashion influencers Freddie Harrell and Megan Ellaby, as well as partnerships with independent food and drink businesses, including local coffee house Shoreditch Grind.

Celebrating simple silhouettes and considered colourways, Ted’s Colour By Numbers curated collection for women reworks timeless patterns in a directional approach unlike anything the brand has created before.

Using contemporary art galleries as its starting point, the pop-up employs a clean, monochrome colour scheme with translucent opalescent panels laid out in a graphic zigzag pattern. This thoroughly modern use of materials and shapes creates a fresh, serene backdrop for the vibrant new Colour by Numbers collection, and as with an actual art gallery, allows the dynamic feel and quirky detail of each piece to shine and be appreciated in full.

Wednesdays, Yoga with Chromayoga
– Multi-sensory yoga experience combining light and colour therapy techniques
– Blue (for boosting productivity) and Yellow (with twists to open posture) yoga sessions from 7:30am

www.chromayoga.co.uk/blue
www.chromayoga.co.uk/yellow

Thursdays, Ted’s Beauty Spot
– Walk-in nail appointments offering shellac and polish

Thursday 12 April Freddie Harrell Styling Event
– Fashion Influencer Freddie Harrell to host in-store styling event

Thursday 3 May – Megan Ellaby Styling Event
– Fashion Influencer Megan Ellaby to host in-store styling event

www.tedbaker.com/uk/Edited/Colour-By-Numbers
www.tedbaker.com/blog/uk/teds-popped-old-street

Location:
Pop-up, Unit 3, Old Street Station, London EC1Y 1BE

Times:
Mon – Fri 8am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
Free

Julius Caesar at Bridge Theatre until 15 April 2018

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. 🎖

Bridge Theatre’s auditorium is transformed for Nicholas Hytner’s promenade staging of Shakespeare’s political thriller.

You can choose from two ways of experiencing the production: sit in-the-round and look onto the arena, or become part of the action and join the crowd of hundreds that stand amongst the street party greeting Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome, the congress that witnesses his murder and the civil war that erupts in the wake of his assassination.

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, leaders of the coup, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony, who brings Rome back under control after the conspirators’ defeat.

www.bridgetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/julius-caesar

Location:
Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London SE1 2SG

Times:
Tuesday to Saturday 7:45pm
Wednesday and Saturday 2:30pm
Sunday 3pm

Price:
Tickets from £15 book online

Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18 at Design Museum until 12 August 2018

Public engagement with politics has changed dramatically since 2008. Discover how graphic design and technology have played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times. 🆘

www.designmuseum.org/exhibitions/hope-to-nope-graphics-and-politics-2008-18

Location:
The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Times:
10am – 6pm

Tickets:
£12 book online

Marianna Simnett and Ericka Beckman at Zabludowicz Collection until 8 July 2018

British artist Marianna Simnett creates fable-like film, performance, sound and light installations that examine the sense of intimacy yet anxious unfamiliarity we experience with our own bodies. She particularly focuses on the means we deploy to control these bodies, both technological and cultural. The exhibition presents a group of recent work from the Zabludowicz Collection: three films The Udder (2014), Blood (2015), and Blue Roses (2016) – installed as a trilogy for the first time – alongside a sound and light installation Faint with Light (2016).

Simnett’s films unfold from multiple, occasionally impossible perspectives (from within dreams or personifying internal organs), reflecting the fluidity of our identities as they are embodied and performed. Consistently working with untrained actors, many of the individuals Simnett meets through her research become collaborators, performing heightened versions of themselves within the films. Her works often provoke a visceral reaction, featuring unflinching depictions of many commonplace phobias such as needles, cockroaches, blood, and of medical procedures which the artist has herself undergone. They present the body as both monstrous and clinical, combining scientific description with the cathartic fantasy of musicals and horror genres. Simnett writes songs, performed by her cast, that lend an air of innocence and lightness to her densely layered storytelling.

Simnett’s works seek to create in-between states that defy and threaten easy categorisation by the patriarchal social structures that govern our bodies and identities. It’s an approach that throws into doubt binary categories such as innocence and cruelty, purity and contamination, desire and revulsion, and even life and death.

Marianna Simnett opens alongside a solo exhibition by American artist Ericka Beckman. The exhibitions continue the Collection’s 2018 focus on artists’ film and video examining ideas of embodiment and performance of identity in relation to technology. Beckman and Simnett have each established unique approaches to storytelling that draw upon fairy tale archetypes and their works share an interest in how gender is constructed and its relationship to mechanisms of desire and capitalist consumption. Their works reflect the impact of new technologies – robotics, virtual reality, bio-medical – on both the built environment and subjectivity. In addition, both artists have developed distinctive uses of sound in their work as a pre-linguistic tool for communication. They utilise tropes of the musical, from the abstract repetitions and rhythms of playground chants and nursery rhymes, to the cathartic effect of song as a narrative device.

In her first major solo exhibition in the UK, Zabludowicz Collection is pleased to present four seminal works from the Collection by American artist Ericka Beckman that span over 30 years of genre-defying filmmaking. Beckman’s work consistently treats film as a performance medium, and draws on the pioneering energy of her years at CalArts and the do-it-yourself sensibilities of New York’s Downtown Scene in the late 1970s and early 80s. It also astutely anticipates the social and cultural impact of video gaming and online networks over recent decades. Shot on 16mm, with all the animation and visual effects being constructed in camera through multiple exposures, Beckman’s films create narratives using the pedagogic and competitive structures of games. They playfully reveal the conditions of gender and identity formation in relation to labour, leisure, architecture and capital.

Ericka Beckman opens alongside a solo exhibition by British artist Marianna Simnett. The exhibitions continue the Collection’s 2018 focus on artists’ film and video and examining ideas of embodiment and performance of identity in relation to technology. Beckman and Simnett have each established unique approaches to storytelling that draw upon fairy tale archetypes and their works share an interest in how gender is constructed and its relationship to mechanisms of desire and capitalist consumption. Their works reflect the impact of new technologies – robotics, virtual reality, bio-medical – on both the built environment and subjectivity. In addition, both artists have developed distinctive uses of sound in their work as a pre-linguistic tool for communication. They utilise tropes of the musical from the abstract repetitions and rhythms of playground chants and nursery rhymes, to the cathartic effect of song as a narrative device.

www.zabludowiczcollection.com/exhibitions/view/marianna-simnett

Location:
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT

Times:
Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm

Tickets:
Free entry

A Vote for Whom? Friday Late at V&A on Friday 30 March 2018

This year Britain marks 100 years since a qualified group of women in the UK were granted the right to vote. Yet a century later, much work is still needed to include many voices in the fight for equality and enfranchisement. Join us this Friday Late as we take a look at contemporary practices of activism and how democracy exists today. Is it what we always thought it would be? Examine the changing faces of feminism and inclusion, and listen up as storytellers shed light on narratives that are too often left unaccounted. 👭 🗳

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

Location:
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Times:
6:30pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, make sure you arrive early!

Tate Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 30 March 2018

This month’s programme celebrates performance and video pioneer Joan Jonas and her current exhibition at Tate Modern. Tickets for the exhibition are available for just £10 from 18.00 onwards. Expect a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop-in workshops and pop-up talks.

Music Programmed by NTS Radio
In the South Tanks NTS present the UK premiere of SAFE, an audio-visual collaboration between Warp Record’s Darkstar and filmmaker Cieron Magat. The ever eclectic Lukid will close the night, plus enjoy diverse and experimental soundscapes from Silvia Kastel.

In the Terrace Bar, there will be ambient and dubwise selections from Kast, Dr Kruger and Fergus McDonald inspired by Joan Jonas’s musical influences. ​

Drawing Rituals
Take part in experimental group drawing rituals with Art Macabre, inspired by the drawing techniques of Joan Jonas. Work with elongated sticks and repetitive mark-making and become part of a drawing performance as you work.

Make or Break
Memes, masks and mayhem! Join the University of Westminster in Tate Exchange to make, break and remake art in a series of creative chaotic workshops.

(B)older Arts
Have older women become the art world’s darlings? Join Deborah Coughlin in conversation with playwright, author and critic Bonnie Greer about the rise of older women artists and hear how we can learn from their successes at 19.30–20.15.

Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word II
A multi-layered performance film from Joan Jonas. Discover an intricate web of ghost stories, projections, drawings, music and readings, evoking the fragility of nature in a rapidly changing environment.

Unseen Self-Portrait
Join Art Macabre to create a sensory portrait of yourself, inspired by the experimental and performative drawings of Joan Jonas. Use only your senses, intuition and memory to create your unseen self-portrait.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Look out for staff and volunteers from across Tate, who will be sharing their personal insights into works from the collection in just 10 minutes each.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Our visitor experience teams will lead lively conversations around key artworks.

Street Food
Enjoy street food from local food vans and pop up bars all night including Tribeca Deli, Bittenclub and Where The Pancakes Are plus 2-4-1 cocktails all night.

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www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Time:
6pm-10pm

Price:
Free entry

Isle of Dogs the exhibition at The Store until 5 April 2018

The hand-crafted sets of Wes Anderson’s dystopian film Isle of Dogs giving you a chance to explore his vision of Japan in 20 years time. 🇯🇵 🌆

Anderson’s fictional city, Megasaki, along with its autocratic puppet mayor, Kobayashi, a man with a vendetta against dogs. In the stop-motion animation, Kobayashi exiles all canines to Trash Island – on show in all its rubbish-laden glory – where they form clans and fight for food. Meanwhile the mayor’s 12-year-old nephew embarks on a mission to save his beloved dog Spot and turn around the fortunes of all his furry friends.

17 original sets take over the ground floor of The Store. These meticulously crafted visions of Japanese culture are a model architecture-lover’s dream – the towering metropolis has been created in extraordinary detail, down to pot plants and the requisite red lanterns. There’s even a wood-panelled bar, stocked with medically enhanced sake. Meanwhile, you can almost spell the festering rubbish on Trash Island.

Food (Japanese Ramen) and drink will be available to purchase from the ‘Noodle Bar’ from midday. Sake cocktails and bar snacks available during late night openings on Thursday/Friday.

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www.thespaces.com/2018/03/22/inside-the-insane-sets-of-wes-andersons-isle-of-dogs

Location:
The Store, 180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA

Times:
11am – 7pm Saturday – Wednesday
11am – 10pm Thursday and Friday

Price:
Free entry

The Other Art Fair: presented by Saatchi Art at Victoria House until 25 March 2018

UK’s favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists. Presenting 130 of the best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts. 👩‍🎨 🎨 🖌

Celebrated for its unique visitor experience, The Other Art Fair’s Spring London edition will continue to delight and inspire art lovers with a tightly curated and distinctive programme of fair features that will create a platform for the ‘unexpected’ at the fair.

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www.theotherartfair.com

Location:
Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1A 2QP

Times:
Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Price:
From £8 book online

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