Amazing rare chance to get close to incredible animals and to watch the process Andrew McGibbon takes to create his signature animal photography. The fascinating 90 minute event includes the photo shoot and a Q&A session.
Andrew works mainly as a commercial and fine art photographer, he also dedicates his time to shooting for non-profit organisations including Battersea Dog’s and Cat’s Home.
To celebrate Halloween the Creepy Crawly Cavern will also be open. Included in the ticket price and running throughout the day offering hands on interaction with snakes, spiders, worms and other terrifying creatures. A chance to appreciate their beauty or face phobias!
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth widely considered to be world’s foremost documentary photographer. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see the journey his photographs make from the printed page to the exhibition wall.
Newport Street Gallery presents exhibitions of work from Damien Hirst’s art collection. Exhibitions vary between solo and group shows and admission to the gallery is free.
Located in Vauxhall, south London, within a renovated Victorian scenery-painting studio.
John Hoyland (1934–2011) is one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. Renowned for his intuitive manipulation of colour, form, line and space, Hoyland emerged at the forefront of the abstract movement in Britain in the early 1960s, and remained an energetic and innovative force within the field, until his death in 2011.
Newport Street Gallery is now open to the public. Admission is free and the gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm. pic.twitter.com/WcWQvnyDNV
One off cultural exchange featuring French and UK DJs playing back-to-back.
Red Bull Music Academy kicks off in Paris this October and in anticipation London is hosting a special event called Departure Lounge prepping UK Academy participants Corey K, Emma-Jean Thackray, and Hyroglifics for their onward journey to RBMA Paris.
Weekend festival that taking classical music away from tradition.
Have a pint and live tweet the concert, or go all night with a Nonclassical DJ set and our Classical Overnighter.
The Weekender is the chance for people who are curious about the power, magic and relevance of classical music to connect with it in a new way, with an unparalleled variety of music and an emphasis on informality.
Featuring over 64 taster concerts across a single weekend, we showcase the fresh face of classical music, with a mixture of established artists and rising stars chosen for their commitment to connecting with first-time audiences.
Access to sessions is available for all wristband holders, on a first come first served basis.
Durham’s work explores the relationship between forms and concepts. He combines words within his sculptures and drawings to conjure images and uses images to convey ideas. His sculptural constructions are often combined with disparate elements, such as written messages, photographs, words, drawings and objects. The core of Durham’s work is his ability to explore the intrinsic qualities of the materials he uses, at times fused with the agility of wordplay and, above all, irony.
In the 1950s, Durham worked extensively with wood, in the 1960s he started combining it with other materials, investigating the inherent qualities of the mediums he selected. In the 1980s, his experimentations evolved from object-based artworks to sculptural assemblages. Durham started using everyday objects including a range of materials from wood to PVC piping, metal screws and TV screens, which would become central to his practice in the following decades. Though Durham is wary of iconic representation in his work, in the late 1980s and early 1990s he began experiments on the relationship between culture and man made objects through his extensive use of installations.
At the heart of Durham’s practice is a continuous exploration and production of hybrid and seemingly fragmented installations that invite the viewer to reconstitute or reconstruct the underlying signs embedded in his works. His work addresses the political and cultural forces, e.g. the forces of colonialism that constructs our contemporary discourses and challenges our understanding of authenticity in art. Since Durham moved to Europe in the early 1990s, his works often, but not exclusively, challenge the idea of architecture, monumental works and narration of national identities by deconstructing those stereotypes and prejudices on which the Western culture is based.
The Embassy of Ecuador presents the fourth “Stories from Ecuador” series of free film screenings from 8th-11th October 2015 in London
A punk ballad from Ecuador’s disenchanted youth, the insights of a Swedish explorer in Ecuador at the beginning of the 20th century, teen trauma and a coming out, a father and son’s road trip on the Central American highways, as well as Ecuador’s 2014 Oscar candidate for Best Foreign Film, and Mark Donne’s controversial Brit doc about the 22- year old battle between a community of indigenous people and an American oil corporation accused of pollution in Ecuador, make up some of the tales featured in the fourth edition of “Stories from Ecuador”a series of free screenings of award-winning films from Ecuador taking place 8th-11th October at the Bolivar Hall in London.
The short film The Afectados will precede each screening.
All films will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles
Silence in Dreamland (Silencio en la tierra de los sueños) Tito Molina, 2013, 94 min
Thursday 8th October, 7 pm
Ecuadorian submission for the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in this old lady’s house. She makes routine her best friend and faith her shelter. Only in her dreams does she run away from those four walls to a timeless magic land where the sea speaks without using words. Her days go by like this, between real life and dreams, until a street dog comes to her door.
No Autumn, No Spring (Sin Otono, Sin Primavera) Ivan MoraManzano, 2012, 116 min.
Friday 9th October, 7 pm
No Autumn, No Spring is a portrait of Guayaquil’s erratic, disenchanted middle class youth and their hedonistic pursuit of happiness. It’s a punk ballad told by the point of views of nine characters. Three stories of love, loss and rock n’ roll.
20th century Ecuador is narrated through the works of the Swedish explorer Rolf Blomberg: his books and films, his pictures and drawings are the archive materials used to compose this documentary. Blomberg arrived to Ecuador in 1934 to study the Galapagos Islands but fate brought him back many times until he made Quito his headquarters. He explored Ecuador like few others and created a complex and exiting work that allows us to reconstruct a particular portrait of the country.
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Eighty-seven (Ochentaysiete) Anahí Hoeneisen – Daniel Andrade, 2015, 87 min
Saturday 10th October, 7.30 pm
Fifteen years have passed since the last time that Pablo, Andrés, Juan and Carolina were together. Their lives no longer revolve around the abandoned house in Quito, used as shelter for their teenage antics. It was 1987 when they embarked on the adventure of a “free” lifestyle that came to an abrupt end, changing everyone and everything forever. What seems at first only a mere reunion of old buddies slowly becomes an attempt to reset life with the broken pieces of a previous one.
When Tito, an albino loner, decides to travel one thousand kilometres through the verdant Central American highways that connect Panama and Costa Rica are in order to compete in a bowling tournament; his stubborn father insists in coming along and supporting his son for the first time in decades. The road will remind them of the reasons why they have been disconnected from each other for so many years.
During the carnival holiday, sixteen-year-old Juan Pablo travels to his family’s country house in the Andes, where his uncle -a corrupt banker involved in the 1999 bank crisis scandal- is taking refuge with his wife and kids. Juan Pablo meets Juano, an intriguing young boy from a town nearby with whom he will discover a different and liberating world. While his family and his country are in crisis, his friendship turns into a fragile romance. Juan Pablo will have to take a path of his own.
The Afectados is an artist documentary from UK director Mark Donne journeying to the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon to meet victims of colossal Chevron-Texaco pollution. Hollywood icon Julie Christie poignantly narrates Pablo Neruda’s “United Fruit Co” poem to a spellbinding field recorded sound score from Oscar nominated Banksy collaborator James Carey Connell and Babyshambles’ Drew McConnell.
Bounce Farringdon managed to save 350 death defying revellers last year, after it was announced that the same magnified UV rays used in the venue repelled the Zombie species, with prolonged exposure potentially causing their cells to explode!
Bio scientists have warned that almost like clockwork, a horde of Zombies will be returning to London on Halloween and with limited options to guarantee safety from the Zombie Apocalypse, signing up to the guest list is the only option to improve your chance of survival.
Free entry and enough stockpiled food and drink to keep all alive all night. After 11pm all ping pong tables will be free to play on with no booking necessary!
UV face painters will be onsite to make you look luminous in the UV Bunker – and for those who’ve made an extra effort, there will be special gory cocktail prizes for the best Halloween UV outfit.
There will also be gruesome Games Gurus gliding around, handing out tips and tricks on ping pong and how to stay alive…
Ryan Gander returns for a third time to Lisson Gallery with Fieldwork, an exhibition of interlinking new works by the artist, each offering a glimpse of the inspirations that feed his practice.
Encompassing everything including a kitchen sink, the exhibition presents an individuated encyclopaedia that includes a year’s worth of skies, the clothes of absentee statues, a tent, a helium balloon, the artist’s phone number and a pebble beach. As ever with Gander’s art, the forms convened in Fieldwork are elliptic and opaque, starting stories for the viewer to invent or complete.
Occupying the entire back gallery, the titular work Fieldwork 2015 opens a window onto the revolving touchstones of Gander’s art. Objects from the artist’s collection – each seemingly found but on closer inspection uniquely crafted (for instance, a National Trust sign protecting ‘Culturefield’, Gander’s imaginary artistic utopia) – rotate round the room on a vast, walled-off conveyer belt. Views of these items gliding past momentarily (a baseball bat covered in nails, a pair of dead pigeons, a chocolate bar swoosh…) are granted via an aperture in the gallery’s wall, creating a memory game of strange associations and a prism of connections (a chess set, a tortured teddy bear, a dead chick served on a plate with a napkin signed by Picasso…) through which to consider the rest of the exhibition.