Duane Hanson @ Serpentine Galleries / until 13th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

@ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2A

Free entry

www.serpentinegalleries.org

Throughout his forty-year career, Duane Hanson (1925–1996) has made lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans.

Throughout his forty-year career, Hanson created lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society. Reminiscent of the Pop Art movement of the time, his sculptures transform the banalities and trivialities of everyday life into iconographic material. The exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery presents key works from the artist’s oeuvre.

Frame: dance fitness and yoga @ Shoreditch and Queen’s Park / all year

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@
Shoreditch,
29 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY

Frame Queen’s Park,
27 Beethoven Street, London W10 4LG

www.moveyourframe.com
blog.moveyourframe.com

Prices: from around £9 per class

Trendy fitness studio based in east and west London, host to a wide range of classes to ensure you’ll never get bored. Also running many pop-up events and international retreats.

Make sure you check out their useful and entertaining blog and collaboration with Whistles.

Bloomberg Summer – Utopia: Live Lates @ Roundhouse / from Thursday 6th until 23rd August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Tickets:
£15 book online
‘Pay what you like’ Tuesdays

www.roundhouse.org.uk

Bloomberg Summer returns with Utopia, a new installation by Penny Woolcock in collaboration with Block9. The festival dedicated to introducing you to innovative culture. A series of evening events will run alongside the installation. Each event will be based around a different provocation, intertwined with the themes from the installation.

The nights examine issues including gender, inequality, wealth, inheritance and art revolution. The programme includes performance, cabaret, spoken word, dance, live music, hip hop, DJs and exciting collaborations!

Wednesday 5th August

Featuring Russell Brand, Mr Gee and guests.

Thursday 6th August

Featuring David Hoyle, Paul Evans, Andie Macario and DJ Honey Dijon.

The sensational anti-drag queen David Hoyle will bring a very special performance that promises to be polemic, provocative and highly funny, Circus Director Paul Evans will premiere a brand new circus ariel piece Don’t Mention The F Word plus performance artist Andie Macario takes to the stage.

Wednesday 12th August

Featuring Arlene Phillips, Tommy Franzen, ZooNation and Alison Jackson.

Money, inheritance and celebrity are put in the spotlight in this mash-up of dance, spoken word and live art.

Thursday 13th August

Featuring Awate, Akala, Amy True and DJ set by Micachu.

London’s finest hip hop artists take to the stage exploding with thoughts, critiques, and a fusion of music, poetry and speech as they put inequality in the spotlight.

Wednesday 19th August

Featuring Owen Jones, GREEDS, Anthony Anaxagorou and Syriza London.

An evening of utopian propositions, ideas and performances programmed in partnership with think-tank Compass featuring an arousing line-up of artists and speakers.

Thursday 20th August

Featuring Penny Woolcock, Charlotte Church, Zimbo, Malik Sankara and Fancy Chance.

A clash of art forms with Penny Woolcock in an evening of art revolution, celebrating the ideals and themes of the installation. Penny will be joined by singer, songwriter and anti-cuts campaigner Charlotte Church, spectacular neo-burlesque performer and clown Fancy Chance, performance poet Malik Sankara and One Mile Away’s Zimbo, who will be performing accompanied by classical string musicians.

Balé de Rua: Baila Brazil @ Royal Festival Hall / from 5th to 15th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30 or 14:30

@ Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £16.75 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Brazil’s celebration of dance and percussion is coming to London with Balé de Rua’s. B-Boys, Sambistas, Capoeiristas, musicians and singers -will take you on  on a musical journey.

The majority of the company’s members grew up in the favelas of Uberlandia in Brazil. Since being discovered in 2002, they have performed to more than 500,000 people in 13 different countries, and work with over 300 young people every year in the favelas.

Budweiser’s Ultimate Summer BBQ @ Dalston Roof Park / Wednesday 22nd July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-23:00

@ Dalston Roof Park, The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Free entry, book online!

www.eventbrite.co.uk

Great music, cold Budweiser and a thrilling cook-off between the competition finalists, judged by top chef, Neil Rankin.

Summer soundtrack provided by DJ Dom Chung. Well known for his impeccable mixing and vast record collection, Dom is one of the youngest people ever to do a Radio One guest mix at only 18 years old. He has his own Ministry of Sound “International” Radio show with over half a million listeners, and is sure to get people on their feet with his infectious electronic house.

Food will be in full flow courtesy of legendary BBQ restaurant, Bodean’s, including their famous burgers, nachos, ribs and pulled pork. The cook-off to crown Budweiser’s King of BBQs will then be judged by top Smokehouse chef Neil Rankin, and Bodean’s Executive Chef, Richard Coates, as well as Budweiser themselves, to see who has the grill skills to win the title.

Get down to Budweiser’s unmissable tribute to the greatest summertime combination – beer and BBQ.

Soundscapes: Listening to Paintings – Jamie xx @ National Gallery / until 6th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: daily 10am–6pm (Fridays until 9pm)

@ The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

www.nationalgallery.org.uk

‘Soundscapes’ has commissioned musicians and sound artists to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece of music or sound art in response. Immersive and site-specific, the experience encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound.

Artists:
Jamie xx, DJ, music producer, and member of Mercury Prize-winning band, The xx. His producer credits include collaborations with Drake, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys as well as ‘We’re New Here’, his reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s last studio album. Jamie’s debut solo album ‘In Colour’ was released in June. Jamie’s chosen painting is Van Rysselberghe’s Coastal Scene (about 1892).

Nico Muhly is a composer of chamber, orchestral, and sacred music, as well as opera and ballet. His work includes commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, New York City Ballet, St John’s College, Cambridge, and Wigmore Hall. Muhly’s chosen painting is The Wilton Diptych (about 1395–9).

Susan Philipsz OBE is a Turner Prize-winning sound artist. Known for her installations that explore the relationship between sound and architecture, she has been presented at institutions across the world from MoMA to the Sydney Biennale. Philipsz’s chosen painting is Holbein’s Ambassadors (1533).

Gabriel Yared is an Oscar-winning film composer, whose work includes the scores for ‘Betty Blue’ (1986), ‘The English Patient’ (1996), ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ (1999), and ‘Cold Mountain’ (2003). Yared’s chosen painting is Cézanne’s Bathers (about 1894–1905).

Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. He won BAFTA Awards for David Attenborough’s ‘Life’ and ‘Frozen Planet’ BBC series, and has worked on other major film, radio, and TV projects. Watson’s chosen painting is Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele (1905).

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are internationally renowned installation and sound artists. Based in Grindrod, Canada, the duo incorporates audio tracks with installations to create three-dimensional spaces with sound. Cardiff and Miller’s chosen painting is Antonello da Messina’s Saint Jerome in his Study (about 1475).

The London Illustration Fair @ Hoxton Arches / from Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 2pm–10pm
Saturday 12–8pm
Sunday 12–6pm

@ Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, London E2 8HD

Tickets: £5 general admission (students get 50% off Friday launch party tickets with promotional code ‘cosmic’)

www.thelondonillustrationfair.co.uk

Back with their fourth event Summer Festival: Psychedelia. A psychedelic inspired cosmic universe, showcasing mind altering artworks from creative agencies, collectives, publications, textile designers, visual artists and print studios from around the UK.

Line-up and activities:
14 exhibitor stands, including Material Gallery, Belly Kids, Pirrip Press, Brothers of the Stripe, Ben Oakley Gallery, East London Printmakers, Not Another Bill, The Flood Gallery and many more.

A featured wall, exhibiting exclusive prints from a selection of handpicked artists. Keep you eyes peeled for the likes of Steve Thomas, Paul Blow, Saskia Pomeroy, Supermundane and Pâté. But hurry, each print is in an edition of 20 so once it’s sold, it’s gone for good!

‘Print your own Magic Mushroom’ screen printing workshop with Hello Print Studio, silent Wes Wilson auction, The London Illustration Fair print shop, street food vendors, live music, DJs and a fully stocked summer bar.

Signage tomfoolery! @hoxton_arches

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The Trial @ Young Vic / until 22nd August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.youngvic.org

Rory Kinnear stars in this classic, timeless tale of ordinary terror by Franz Kafka.

Josef K’s 35th birthday begins with a knock on his door from three sinister agents. They’re from an unidentified agency, here to arrest him for unidentified crimes.

But this is no birthday prank – this is life or death.

So begins K’s dark descent into a waking nightmare of bizarre humiliations and compulsive procedures.

Abra Kebabra @ Dalston / Saturday 1st August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 15:00-23:00

@ MC Motors, 28 Millers Avenue, Dalston, London E8 2DS

Tickets: £25 (incluiding 5 kebabs, beer and cocktail)

www.rubysdalston.com
www.lucky-chip.co.uk

Bringing together 5 of London’s top BBQ kings to East London’s favourite venue, for a one-off day/night kebab extravaganza.

Set within the warehouse and yard of renowned location space MC Motors in Dalston, Lucky Chip Soundsystem will provide the tunes whilst Ruby’s will be supplying delicious Turkish-themed cocktails. Camden Town Brewery are on top of the beers and there’ll be a dedicated wine bar matching your Burgundy with your beef and your chicken with your Chenin.

Ticket price includes 5 kebabs, a Camden Town beer, Turkish Mojito (Turkitho’s before 6pm). Doors open at 3pm and there’ll be entertainment throughout. The venue is split in two with a large outdoor yard area as well as an extensive warehouse space.

Kebabs on the day will be served up by some of London’s favourite chefs including Carl Clarke (Chick’n Sours), Neil Rankin (Smokehouse), Mangal 1, Berber & Q and Lucky Chip.

For £25 you’ll get:

– Lucky Chip – Lamb shoulder, BBQ sauce, feta, olives, salad and garlic sauce

– Carl Clark – Herb fed Szechuan chicken skewers, spring onions, pickled chilli’s, sesame and pickled watermelon salad

– Neil Rankin – Smoked brisket and fattoush flat bread wrap with chilli and garlic sauce

– Mangal 1 – Lamb kofte wrap, salad, sumac, chilli

– Berber & Q – Chicken thigh shawarma, green chilli ketchup, tahini, bread and butter pickle

– Camden Town beer

– Ruby’s Havana Club Turkitho (before 6pm)

BBQs are lit at 3pm and the music switched on – with loads of entertainment it’ll be a great day-to-evening place to hang out. Doors close at 7pm and event finishes at 11pm.

wonder.land @ Palace Theatre (Manchester) / until 12th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT

Tickets: from around £20

Travel from London to Manchester: from around £30 return

www.wonder.land

Welcome to wonder.land, where you can be exactly who you want to be.

A brand new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini.

Aly, 12, loves this extraordinary virtual world. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, wonder.land lets her escape from her parents, from teachers, from herself.

Online, Aly becomes Alice: brave, beautiful and in control. But some of the people she meets — the weird Dum and Dee, the creepy Cheshire Cat, the terrifying Red Queen — seem strangely familiar.

As hard as Aly tries to keep them apart, real life and wonder.land begin to collide in ever more curious and dangerous ways.

wonder.land is designed by Rae Smith, with projections by 59 Productions and lighting by Paule Constable, the design team behind War Horse.