New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London. Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. The show will feature four immersive zones covering Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. For four days this September, New Scientist Live will be like no other place on earth.
Taking over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery with 9 thematic galleries, EXHIBITIONISM combines over 500 original Stones’ artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the band’s fascinating fifty year history.
From never before seen dressing room and backstage paraphernalia to rare instruments; original stage designs, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and video footage; personal diaries; poster and album cover artwork; and unique wraparound cinematic experiences that celebrate every aspect of their Careers. Centre stage is the musical heritage that took them from a London blues band in the early 1960s to inspirational cultural icons.
The Rolling Stones have shaped popular culture, often in their own image, and this exhibition will offer a unique perspective that only the band’s own archive can provide. Collaborations and work by a vast array of artists, designers, musicians and writers will be included – from Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, and Ossie Clark to Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese.
David Hockney returns to the RA with a remarkable new body of work. Embracing portraiture with a renewed creative vigour, he offers an intimate snapshot of the LA art world and the people who have crossed his path over the last two years.
After his monumental landscape exhibition burst to life in our Main Galleries in 2012, Hockney turned away from painting and from his Yorkshire home, returning to Los Angeles. Slowly he began to return to the quiet contemplation of portraiture, beginning with a depiction of his studio manager. Over the months that followed, he became absorbed by the genre and invited sitters from all areas of his life into his studio.
His subjects – all friends, family and acquaintances – include office staff, fellow artists, curators and gallerists such as John Baldessari and Larry Gagosian. Each work is the same size, showing his sitter in the same chair, against the same vivid blue background and all were painted in the same time frame of three days. Yet Hockney’s virtuoso paint handling allows their differing personalities to leap off the canvas with warmth and immediacy.
Telling the stories of modern day pioneers, Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution celebrates the everyday innovators around Europe who are taking science into their own hands, with astounding results.
Seven real-life case studies are explored through a combination of objects, images and films, giving you the chance to hear from the DIY scientists themselves about the motivations, methods and applications of their research.
From measuring air pollution in London to the search for new antibiotics in Amsterdam, these ambitious amateurs are having a huge impact and driving real change through their research.
From the creators of the smash-hit dance sensation Havana Rakatan comes Vamos Cuba!, the spectacular new summer show from acclaimed Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra.
The show is set in the crazy chaos of Havana airport, where families are parted, lovers reunited, and time flies when you’re having fun. In a place of new beginnings and old romances, where reality calls and dreams take flight, we experience the joys and vibrancy of Cuban life with all the passion and humour that embodies the Cuban spirit.
Vamos Cuba! is an exuberant mix of traditional and modern dance styles including salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha and reggaeton, with a live band led by Julito Padron, a DJ and a cast of the hottest dancers Cuba has to offer.
Go early and experience the Rumba Rum Bar, or join one of the free salsa classes and celebrate Cuban culture in a riotous evening of live music and dance guaranteed to get your summer sizzling!
On Sunday there is an all-day free party at the Southbank Centre as part of the annual Festival of Love Opening Party celebrations. Taking place at the iconic spot of the Riverside Terrace just outside The Royal Festival Hall and overlooking the River Thames, this promises to be one of the most standout and unique dance events in London this year.
Secretsundaze duo James & Giles will play all day from 2-9pm and promise to touch on ambient, jazz, soul and disco, before moving towards their most commonly associated house and techno sounds as the day progresses. The pairing of Secretsundaze playing all day long in their 15th year and the incredible setting of the Southbank makes this an unmissable day which is open to secretsundaze fans & house music lovers of all ages.
Summer tour dates:
08.07 Electric Elephant, Tisno
10.07 Southbank Centre, London
16.07 The Pickle Factory, London
17.07 La Terrrazza, Barcelona
22.07 Colour, Bucharest
23.07 Zoo Project, Ibiza
30.07 Patterns, Brighton
02.08 Obonjan, Šibenik
13.08 Red Market, London
13.08 The Pickle Factory, London
15.08 Jibli Festival, Pantelleria
28.08 Birthday Party, Oval Space, London
04.09 Atlas Festival, Marrakech
Taking place on the sun-kissed golden sands of Zeebrugge Beach in Belgium, WECANDANCE festival showcases an exceptional line-up of quality underground music across 4 main stages.
Food is a also big part of the #WCD16 experience. Visitors will be able to choose from a wide range of signature dishes developed by many of Belgium’s leading restaurants and chefs, inspired by this year’s festival theme of Space.
WECANDANCE are delighted to welcome celebrated chefs Sergio Herman and Nick Bril, who will close their doors of their Michelin-starred restuarant The Jane in Antwerp and move their entire staff to WECANDANCE for two days to deliver a tasteud-tingling menu, joined by drinks specialists and master mixologists Pure C.
Fifteen additional food partners are confirmed for this year’s Food Market, including Balls & Glory, Blend, blvd., Capriani, Carcasse, Chyl, Essence, Jean Sur Mer, Mondada, NXT Door, Oesterput, Romain Roquette and Sander Jan Be.
The festival theme for this year’s edition of WECANDANCE is SPACE! The festival site will be transformed into an an interplanetary playground and guests are encouraged to come along in their finest futuristic space-inspired outfits.Think sheer materials, glistening metallics, transparent plastics and splashes of eye-blinding white and silver.
London’s iconic Regent Street will be transformed into a spectacular display of transport designs on Sunday 3 July during a free festival presented by Transport for London and London Transport Museum.
The festival will celebrate the designs that have kept London on the move from Victorian times to the present, and will give you a peek at what might come in the future.
The festival will stretch all the way from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus.
• Heritage vehicles
• London by Design exhibition
• Kids Zone
• Moquette Land
• Tube and London Overground station design
• Modern vehicles
• Cycle Zone
• TfL 2040 – artists sketch the transport of the future
• The ticketing revolution
• A sensory cinema
• Virtual Reality headsets
• Transport in the digital age talks
• London Transport Museum Shop
For 150 years Mayfair’s galleries and auction houses have welcomed the world’s greatest art collectors, and this event is the ultimate celebration of this London heartland, rich with art galleries.
Experience the unrivalled quality and diversity of this key art market destination as galleries and auction houses open their doors to the public for this exciting event. With talks, walks, and over 50 exhibitions to see, Brown’s London Art Weekend offers a unique opportunity for art lovers to explore the capital’s greatest private galleries.
Brown’s Hotel, on Albemarle Street, will be the base for the London Art Weekend, offering themed tours and talks with the art experts, and offering a welcoming pitstop where you can indulge in a glass of Ruinart Champagne and an oyster or two in the HIX Mayfair Ruinart and Seafood Bar.