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Mandela Trilogy @ Southbank Centre / from 31st August – 3rd September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

A festival celebrating modern Africa and the African diaspora (31 August – 4 September). The extraordinary life story of South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela has been transformed into a musical tribute by Cape Town Opera and Wales Millennium Centre.

The performance follows three key stages of Mandela’s life, each featuring a different singer in the title role alongside a cast and orchestra of over 60 performers. Starting with Mandela’s early years and tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River, the audience is taken on a journey to the heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown and onwards to Mandela’s lengthy incarceration on Robben Island and finally, his freedom.

Each of the three acts features distinctly different music to reflect each stage of Mandela’s life. From authentic Xhosa folk music to upbeat jazz and contemporary opera, the music spans the decades and influences that marked the life of one of the world’s most influential figures.

Rooftop Film Club: Dance Week @ Roof East / from 23rd – 27th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Roof East, Floor 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1XE

Tickets: £15 book online

www.rooftopfilmclub.com/london

Outdoor cinema experts, Rooftop Film Club, have announced the return of Dance Week with a toe-tapping, thigh slapping movie line-up celebrating the silver screen’s most iconic movers and shakers at Roof East, Stratford.

From Baby’s iconic lift to the pelvic thrusts of Magic Mike, Dance Week – starting on Tuesday 23rd August – will encourage guests to cut loose in the aisles before, after and even during the screening helped along by dance instructors from the famous Pineapple Dance Studios.

To help guests channel their inner Tatum prior to the screening, Pineapple Studio’s resident choreographer Kira Bishop will be hosting 30 minute rooftop tutorials tailored to each movie and open to Rooftop Film Club tickets and Bussey Bar guests alike. Kicking off the week is rooftop favourite Dirty Dancing (23rd August), nobody puts Baby in the corner, but how about a rooftop?

Guests will also enjoy a bespoke Dance Week cocktail menu concocted by the Roof East’s unforgettable Spirited Mixers team– featuring flavoursome floor fillers such as the Bellini Elliot and Baby’s Rooftop Rumba.

As the summer heats up kick off your dancing shoes and enjoy a dance-a-long to your favourite dance movie under the stars:

· Tuesday 23rd August – Dirty Dancing – Learn how to Rumba like Swayze
· Wednesday 24th August – Magic Mike – Street dance with a bit extra
· Thursday 25th August – Bring It On – Cheer 101 with spirit fingers
· Friday 26th August – Billy Elliot – Modern Ballet
· Saturday 27th August – Step-Up – Learn how to street dance like Tatum

Spotlight festival @ Seven Dials – Covent Garden / 13th Saturday August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12-7pm

@ Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2

Free (register for a free glass of Prosecco!)

www.sevendials.co.uk/events/spotlight-13-august-2016

A free one-day music, comedy and arts festival.

Seven Dials will be transformed into a traffic-free entertainment hot spot with an impressive line-up of live performances on the open-air stage, plus a series of exciting on-street activities and in-store promotions and offers.

Register for a free glass of Prosecco redeemable on the day from the Prosecco truck on Earlham Street.

To coincide with Spotlight, they’re also giving you the chance to WIN the ultimate weekend in Seven Dials. Don’t miss out, enter!

Edmund Clark: War of Terror @ Imperial War Museum / until next year August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm

@ Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Free entry

www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-london/exhibitions/edmundclark

This thought-provoking exhibition brings together several series of work by artist-photographer Edmund Clark to explore the hidden experiences of state control during the ‘Global War on Terror’.

Looking at issues of security, secrecy, representation and legality, the show focuses on the measures taken by states to protect their citizens from the threat of terrorism, and the far-reaching effects of such methods of control.

The exhibition brings together several series of Clark’s work including images and documents of CIA operated secret prisons or ‘black sites’, photographs from the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay, correspondence from around the world sent to a British detainee in Guantanamo that was transformed by the censorship and intervention of the US military, and the experience of a ‘controlled person’ who was placed in a house in suburban England under the restrictive conditions of a control order – a form of house arrest or detention without trial – introduced in 2005.

An immersive experience, the exhibition uses sound, moving images and large multi-media installations as well as photographs and documents to invoke a sensory engagement with the experiences of observation, detention and disorientation induced by the systems of control Clark explores.

Ron Arad’s Curtain Call @ Roundhouse / until 29th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2016/ron-arads-curtain-call

Internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad, brings his incredible 360˚ installation Curtain Call back to the Roundhouse as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Alongside the installation the Roundhouse will present a series of Curtain Call Live performances – immersive live music gigs.

Curtain Call is brought to you by Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returning for its fifth consecutive year.

The epic floor-to-ceiling artwork made of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring provides a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction. Arad is reinventing the curtain experience for 2016 by inviting brand new collaborators including: Kutiman; Daniel Landau; Marshmallow Laser Feast; Universal Everything and KIMA. Returning from Curtain Call’s critically acclaimed run in 2011: Babis Alexiadis; Mat Collishaw; Ori Gersht; Greenaway & Greenaway; Gabriel & Shira Klasmer; Christian Marclay; Javier Mariscal; SDNA and David Shrigley.

HOLI ONE Colour Festival @ Wembley Park / Saturday 13th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-22:00

@ Wembley Park, Engineers Way, London HA9 0TU

Tickets: from £29 book online

www.holione.com

Thousands of people, dressed in white, come together to share music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation. HOLI ONE brings this unforgettable experience to cities all around the world. We come together to share in music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation.

Mona Hatoum @ Tate Modern / until 21st August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm, Fri and Sat until 10pm

@ Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £14.50 book online

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/mona-hatoum

A comprehensive exploration into 35 years of Hatoum’s work in Britain, from her early performance and video works to her sculpture and large-scale installation.

Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975. Her work creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities, often making the familiar uncanny. Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, she engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.

Pedro Almodóvar season @ BFI / until 5th October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various times

@ BFI Southbank, South Block, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT

Tickets: 3 for £21 book online (use promo code ‘Almodóvar’)

www.bfi.org.uk

The season will include on-stage appearances from directors Pedro Almodóvar and Pablo Berger, actor Rossy de Palma and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

No one makes films quite like Pedro Almodóvar. His remarkable body of work embraces melodrama, screwball comedy, noir and sci-fi, all worked through with a magical imagination that has produced a genre all of its own – it’s what the Cuban writer Guillermo Cabrera Infante termed Almodrama. Almodóvar’s cinema is rightly celebrated for its irreverence and wit, its humour and humanity, and for the plethora of beguiling characters that live on in our imaginations – from Chus Lampreave’s quirky grandmother in What Have I Done to Deserve This? to Carmen Maura’s warm and witty Pepa in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. This is a chance to relive his films anew – tales of transformation and renovation realised with a deftness of touch that Almodóvar has made all his own.

BFI Southbank is running a season dedicated to one of contemporary cinema’s most unique and talented filmmakers Pedro Almodóvar. The season will include an extensive events programme with on-stage appearances from Almodóvar, actor Rossy de Palma and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and more special guests.

Running alongside the Almodóvar film programme will be a series of 13 Spanish films which Almodóvar has personally selected to screen at BFI Southbank, all of which he holds great admiration for, and have been inspirational to him.

Encampment @ Somerset House / until Sunday 7th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10.00-18.00

@ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/encampment

Having set up a theatre of hope in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, Good Chance are at Somerset House as part of the Utopia season with two projects that seek to reinvigorate the dialogue on displacement and asylum and to offer a space to listen, learn and take action towards a better future together.

The Machine To Be Another is an interactive virtual reality experience designed to explore the experience of living in a refugee camp and build understanding of the implications of displacement. Encampment Installation takes over Lancaster Place with an encampment of tents and wooden shelters which people are forced to make their homes in the Calais “Jungle” refugee camp.

BeAnotherLab presents The Machine To Be Another
A series of Embodied Narratives that allow audience members to virtually inhabit the body of another person and experience their perspective of camp life. Hear the stories and step into the shoes of workers, volunteers and refugees around the world to understand more about day to day life in a refugee camp.

Encampment Installation
Walk among the tents and look inside the shelters which people are forced to make their homes in the Calais “Jungle” refugee camp for indefinable lengths of time. Who were the people that made these spaces their homes? Where are they now?

Discorobics and Disco Yoga @ Brixton Beach Boulevard / until end of August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Discorobics on Saturdays at 10am
Discorobics on Saturdays at 10am

@ Brixton Beach Boulevard, Pope’s Road, Brixton, London SW9 8JH

Tickets: £10 per person with a complimentary ‘What a Melon’ juice drink

Head down to Brixton Beach Boulevard to get fit, 80’s Miami style, with disco-fuelled workout classes! Discorobics, a class that mixes disco with aerobics, will be held on Saturday mornings and a more relaxing option of disco yoga will be held on Tuesday evenings.

Discorobics on Saturdays at 10am
6th August
13th August
20th August

Discorobics on Saturdays at 10am
9th August
16th August
23rd August

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