This Comedian – Idil Sukan @ Embassy Tea Gallery / until Sunday 8th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12pm-7pm

@ Embassy Tea Gallery, 195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN

Free entry

www.embassyteagallery.co.uk

An exhibition of photographs of comedians from the last decade: A retrospective of Idil Sukan’s creative work in the comedy industry. One of the best known and prolific photographers working in comedy, her work appears across comedy festivals, billboards, the press and has been collected by the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition will also include a selection of her publicity and poster designs for dozens of comedy shows she has worked on over the years.

Some 200 of Idil’s photographs of live performance will be exhibited including much-loved comedians such as Eddie Izzard, Clive Anderson and Paul Merton; actors who appear in comedy sitcoms and films, including Patrick Stewart, Olivia Colman and Peter Capaldi; and recent breakthrough artists such as Bridget Christie, Daniel Rigby, Alice Lowe and The Penny Dreadfuls.

The exhibition will also include never-before-seen-images from around the comedy world and Idil’s famous behind-the-scenes photographs of The Muppets.

Cravings: Can your food control you? @ Science Museum / open until the end of 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10.00-18.00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Free entry

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

What drives your desires for the foods you love? Is it the colour of your spoon, the food your mum ate while pregnant, the trillions of bacteria that dine with you, or the little known ‘second brain’ in your gut?

From the flavours you learned to love in the womb, to the very next bite you take, your appetite has been shaped by food. Through personal stories, fascinating objects and cutting-edge science and technology, explore how food affects your body, brain and eating habits.

Lates @ Natural History Museum / Friday 27th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: until 22:00

@ Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Tickets: free and paid exhibitions

www.nhm.ac.uk

Explore the galleries after hours and take in highlights including the new Stegosaurus specimen in the Earth Hall.

It’s free to attend Lates, but you need to book tickets for the exhibitions and special events.

Includes:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Bigger Picture: Faking It

Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour @ various venues / Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues

Tickets: from free to £17.50 find out more

www.redbullmusicacademy.com
www.rbmaradio.com

Over four weekends Red Bull Music Academy are hosting a unique programme of special shows, intimate lectures and one-off events showcasing everything from the best of hip-hop to the leaders of the UK underground dance scene.

There are a dizzying number of events, from club nights and shows to lectures and workshops, alongside daytime raves, live radio broadcasts and more.

Featuring:
A$AP Rocky, Seth Troxler, Danny Brown, Goat, DJ Koze, Wolf + Lamb, Julio Bashmore, Congo Natty and Omar-S and many more diverse acts.

Dates and cities:
London (April 8-12)
Glasgow (March 26-29)
Bristol (April 2-6)
Manchester (April 16-19)

Cîroc Winter Pop Up Bar @ The Parlour / Till End of February

Time and Place:

Wednesdays – Fridays
16:00 – 20:00

@ The Parlour: The Park Pavilion,
Canary Wharf Group,
40 Canada Square,
E14 5FW

CÎROC Vodka has launched the perfect outdoor experience, a Winter Pop Up Bar at The Parlour, in celebration of the new year and the coming winter months.

Open Wednesday to Fridays from 4pm – 8pm, The Parlour bar acts as the perfect setting for the Pop Up, allowing guests to sit under the outdoor heaters and relax under furs and blankets whilst sipping on a CÎROC Vodka cocktail.

On offer are four exclusive CÎROC Vodka cocktails; Cirocky Balboa, Parlour Games, Cirocolada and Cirocing Around, a winter warming cocktail served in a thermos mug.

The Pop Up will be open for a limited time (open until the end of February), and is the ideal environment to enjoy an exclusive and limited CÎROC Vodka serve.

Alternatively, why not create your very own CÎROC Vodka cocktail…

CÎROCING AROUND
(served warm)

Iimage001ngredients:
CÎROC Amaretti Vodka
CÎROC Red Berry
Apple Juice
Gingerbread Syrup
Fresh Lemon Juice
Pinch of cinnamon

Method:
Add the ingredients over a low heat and stir until combined. Serve warm in a thermos mug

 

PARLOUR GAMES

Ingredients:image002
CÎROC Peach Vodka
Elderflower
Fresh Mint
Lemon Juice
Topped with Prosecco

Method:
Shake all ingredients together in an ice filled glass. Strain into a coupe cocktail glass and top with Prosecco

 

CÎROCKY BALBOA

Ingredimage003ients:
CÎROC Vodka
Grand Marnier
Apple Juice
Fresh Lime Juice
Topped with Soda

Method:
Add all ingredients together in an ice filled glass and stir. Top with soda for a long serve

CÎROCOLADA

Ingredients:image004
CÎROC Coconut
Pineapple Juice
Fresh Lemon Juice
Egg White

Method:
Shake all ingredients together in an ice filled glass. Strain into a coupe cocktail glass

Game @ Almeida Theatre / until Saturday 4th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7pm and 9.30pm

@ Almeida Theatre Islington, London N1 1TA

Tickets: from £18 book online

www.almeida.co.uk

In a housing crisis, a young couple are offered a home of their own. But at what price?

The world premiere of this provocative new play by Mike Bartlett invites us to spy on a family as they embark upon a dangerous new way to live.

Game audiences will see the Almeida auditorium radically transformed in a production that offers an unnervingly intimate viewing experience.

The production reunites writer Mike Bartlett (Earthquakes in London, Cock, King Charles III) with acclaimed director-designer duo Sacha Wares and Miriam Buether (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, generations).

Made in China: A Doug Fishbone Project @ Dulwich Picture Gallery / until 26th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Weekends 11am – 5pm

@ Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD

Tickets: £6 book online

www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Can you tell the difference between an Old Master painting and a contemporary replica?

Working with conceptual artist Doug Fishbone you are encouraged to take a closer look at their Permanent Collection. One of theur works has been replaced by a replica painting sourced from an artists’ workshop in China and hung in the frame belonging to the original. For three months the identity of the work will remain concealed. Test your discerning eye and tell them which painting you think it is.

Many Old Master painters, from Titian to Rubens, encouraged the copying of their work either in their workshops by apprentices or by independent copyists. There are several examples in Dulwich’s collection including workshop paintings such as Venus and Adonis and copies painted from the original by artists visiting the Gallery such as Constable’s copy of Ruisdael’s Windmills. Today, famous paintings are being reproduced in the millions with China dominating this export market.

Until 26th April you are invited to find the replicated painting, which hangs in place of the original in the permanent display of 270 works. Winning answers will be entered into a draw to win one of five print-on-demand reproductions of chosen works in the Gallery’s collection. The answer will be revealed on 28 April when original and replica will hang side by side. Go and compare the two.

Human Rights Human Wrongs @ Photographers’ Gallery / until 6th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – Sat 10.00 – 18.00
Thu 10.00 – 20.00
Sun 11.30 – 18.00

@ The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Streeet, London W1F 7LW

Free entry

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Human Rights Human Wrongs features more than 200 original press prints, drawn from the prestigious Black Star collection of twentieth century photoreportage.

The exhibition explores what role such images play in helping us understand the case for human rights, and further addresses the legacy of how photographs have historically functioned in raising awareness of international conflict.

The exhibition spans a time frame from 1945 until the early 90s and examines the major political upheavals, conflict, war and struggles against racism and colonisation that became especially urgent following World War II. It seeks to present these events in a global context rather than as isolated incidents, moving away from didactic perspectives on history.

Mark Sealy Interview: HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS from The Photographers' Gallery on Vimeo.

Chinese New Year @ Central London, Chinatown and West End / Sunday 22nd February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Central London, Chinatown and West End

www.visitlondon.com

Celebrate Chinese New Year in London – the biggest festivities outside Asia at the festival in Chinatown and the West End.

Tony Oursler: template/variant/friend/stranger @ Lisson Gallery / until 7th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm

@ Lisson Gallery, 29 Bell Street, London NW1 5DA

Free entry

www.lissongallery.com

The first new work centres around the Oursler’s fascination with the evolution of identity via techniques of facial recognition technology.

He explores the nuanced ramifications of these tools increasing ubiquity in daily life. His interest in the face as the locus of communication and identity, through features, movement and expression, is central to these works.

A series of seven imposing photographic visages looms over the spectator in the main gallery, all but one punctured by video screens of eyes or mouths. One of part of the installation is an endlessly shifting projection of 150 algorithmically produced Eigen faces, revealing the beautiful yet distinctly non-human qualities of biometric analysis.

One of the artist’s intentions is to “invite the viewer to glimpse themselves from another perspective, that of the machines we have recently created”. Each of these giant portrait heads bears the network of marks or nodes associated with different facial recognition systems, used by border controls, law enforcement agencies and even ATM machines.

The images, staggered maze-like throughout the space in the manner of theatrical props, present themselves as potential police mug shots, closed-circuit camera stills or anonymous faces in the crowd, albeit magnified in scale and distorted by their mediation through surveillance technology.

Tony Oursler's new work is about facial recognition systems and the impact of surveillance technology on our rapidly evolving definition of identity. In the exhibition Tony Oursler – template/variant/friend/stranger, an installation titled GEN is an endlessly shifting projection of 150 algorithmically produced Eigen faces, revealing the beautiful yet distinctly non-human qualities of biometric analysis. One of the artist’s intentions is to “invite the viewer to glimpse themselves from another perspective, that of the machines we have recently created”. But at the moment even the most advanced facial recognition technology can be thwarted by even small alterations to the appearance of a face. Obscuring key features, shadows, movement, applying markings or makeup which disrupts the symmetry of your features or even looking down make it difficult for a facial recognition system to identify you. In this portion of the film 'Dazzle' makeup is applied to a face as anti-face-recognition camo that protects against being identified. #noIDselfie #antiselfie @TonyOursler #TonyOursler #LissonGallery #facialrecognition #facialrecognitionsoftware #facialrecognitiontechnology #patternrecognition#profiling #privacy #CCTV #identity #ID #biometrics #surveillance #artificialintelligence #AI #antiselfie #Cameras #Algorithms #Faces #Makeup #Facerecognition #Patterns #Technology

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