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Monday, February 25 2013

The Book of Mormon @ The Prince of Wales Theatre / Previews from Monday 25th February 2013

TIME AND PLACE

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm (except 21 March, 7pm)
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
(first Wednesday matinee on 6 March 2013)

Prince of Wales Theatre
Coventry St, W1D 6AS

Tickets online / Box office / 0844 482 5115
25 February – 30 March 2013: £27.50 – £57.50
From 1 April 2013: £37.50 – £97
All ticket prices include a £1 theatre restoration levy

From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, comes the highly-anticipated The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album, which follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s a long way from Salt Lake City.

The New York Times hails it as “The best musical of this century. So impeccably produced on every level,” and The Guardian sings its praises it with: “ The most critically acclaimed new musical for years. Fearlessly offensive and it’s smart as hell. Only heavy prayer will get you tickets,” soon-to-be-true as advance tickets are almost sold out.

Get yours whilst you can, performances run until 29th June 2013.

Ticket Lottery: Twenty-one top-price tickets for each performance will be sold through an on-the-day lottery at the theatre for just £20 each. Enter at the box office two-and-a-half hours prior to each performance for up to two tickets. Two hours before curtain, winning names will be drawn at random. For more details and terms click here.

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Saturday, February 23 2013 Review

Review: Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern / until Monday 27th May 2013

To see “Look Mickey” in person, Roy Lichtenstein’s breakthrough painting, is like looking at a lost relic – the root of all things Pop: his early, definitive style and satire already visible in his controlled brushstrokes, comic-book aesthetic and signature hand-painted Benday dots. This is a precursor to the most comprehensive exhibition of Lichtenstein’s work, spanning 13 rooms of the Tate Modern, which include his famed War and Romance works such as Whaam! And Oh, Jeff… I Love You, Too… But…. In spite of their notoriety, these works formed only four years of the artist’s expansive career, and in a wonderful conclusion to this thorough retrospective are presented his large-scale and lesser-known nudes and Chinese landscapes. Conceived towards the end of his life, Lichtenstein’s palette has paled, the tone is serene. There is a lack of speech-bubbles and the scale used is paramount to gently tease the viewer with a hint of quiet honesty that his earlier works exchange for their hugely influential commentary on mass reproduction and the mechanical age.

This remarkable and captivating retrospective is a masterful nod towards Lichtenstein’s oeuvre that changed art forever, showcasing his work contextually through the chronology of his life as well as allowing the viewer to understand the times and influences of his work. Notably the Art about Art room highlights Lichtenstein’s adherance to his formal training, his composition of line, form and colour, seen in his homage to Picasso’s Femme d’Alger and the reproduction of the Vatican’s Laocoön: within this idiom is embedded infinite creative potential to stylise anything. This is emotionalism pre-packaged in accordance with the masked outlines of his work (Plus and Minus VI) and the finite edges of the canvas as comic strip panels (Masterpiece): this is the legacy of one of the central figures of American Pop Art.

 

TIME AND PLACE

Daily from 10am – 6pm,
Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £14, concessions from £6.10 to £12.20, all available here

 

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Fundraising Film and Movie Memorabilia Bazaar @ The Cinema Museum / Saturday 23rd February 2013

TIME AND PLACE

Doors 11am-5pm

@ The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)
SE11 4TH

Tickets £5 available on the door

London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.

This fundraiser features dealers’ tables with stills, posters, books, campaign books and publicity material, equipment, ephemera, DVDs and films, plus a Bring & Buy stall. It will be opened by actress Carol Cleveland of Monty Python fame.

Participate in the Cinema Museum’s local cinema heritage project by telling your stories about lost cinemas in Kennington and Elephant and Castle.

Refreshments will be available throughout the bazaar.

Friday, February 22 2013

Twisted Hearts Club @ Notting Hill Arts Club / Friday 22nd February 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00 – 02:00

@ Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 3JQ

Entry: from £4

www.nottinghillartsclub.com

Turning a club into a carnival, Twisted Hearts Club brings all the fun and madness of many of the world’s carnivals. With a well earned reputation for transforming venues and creating nights of colour and beautiful chaos. Expect bodypaint, air-horns, and a global mash-up of party music from 2Step and dancehall to house and hip-hop via all sorts of Latin, Balkan, Jamaican and tropical sounds from the main Twisted Hearts resident Subculture Sounds and other special guests.

Thursday, February 21 2013

Amazon Adventure @ Horniman Museum / until 24th November 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: daily 10:30 – 17:30

@ Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ

Entry: various book online

www.horniman.ac.uk

This dual language exhibition (English/Spanish) is perfect for families looking for adventure.

Tickets are now available online. You can buy single-entry tickets for Amazon Adventure or annual tickets for unlimited combined entry to Amazon Adventure and the Aquarium.

The adventure begins on board the riverboat, Victoria Amazonica, where your Captain warns you about the river creatures you are about to encounter, including hungry piranhas, giant anacondas and mysterious pink dolphins.

You will also learn about the environmental dangers facing the Amazon today, such as cattle ranching, overfishing and logging, and be introduced to the people who live along its banks.

The exhibition mixes hands-on experiences, including exploring the tummy of a giant catfish and feeling the simulated zap of an electric eel, with multimedia and live fish displays where you can meet a stingray and tank of tetras.

Wednesday, February 20 2013

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern / Thursday 21st February – Monday 27th May 2013

TIME AND PLACE

Daily from 10am – 6pm,
Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Previews on Wednesday 20th February

Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £14, concessions from £6.10 to £12.20, all available here

Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this will be the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is one of the central figures of American Pop Art. In the early 1960s he pioneered a new style of painting, executed by hand but inspired by industrial printing processes. He became renowned for works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots, as an ongoing examination of representation and originality in mass media culture. It will also highlight Lichtenstein’s engagement with art history, revealing his lesser-known responses to Futurism, Surrealism and German Expressionism. In the final years of his life, the artist went on to create a series of huge female nudes and sublime Chinese landscapes, neither of which have previously been shown within the wider context of his oeuvre.

This exhibition will showcase such key paintings as Drowning Girl 1963 (Museum of Modern Art, New York), shown above.
Advance booking is highly recommended.

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Tuesday, February 19 2013

Jester Jacques Workshops: Zine Making @ Box Park Pop Up Shop / Tuesday 19th February 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

17:30

@Upper Deck, Boxpark,
2-4 Bethnal Green Rd,
London
E1 6GY

Entry: £FREE

www.boxpark.co.uk
www.jesterjacquesgallery.co.uk

Jester Jacques Gallery have popped up at East London’s Box Park offering a range of workshops over the month of February.

The first of the three will be:

Zine Making: A Beginner’s Introduction with Russell Taysom and Karen Shidlo

Head down to learn a little bit about zines. With a brief history on the topic, followed by a demonstration by the amazing illustrator Russell Taysom, it is bound to be a fun way to spend your Tuesday evening!

Sunday, February 17 2013

Valentine’s Edible Cinema: Some Like It Hot with Bombay Sapphire @ Aubin Cinema / Sunday 17th February 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Screenings: 15:00 and 18:30

@ Aubin Cinema, 64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DP

Tickets: from £23 book online

www.ediblecinema.co.uk

Edible Cinema, in partnership with Bombay Sapphire, will be showing two screenings of Some Like It Hot at the Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch. Hailed as one of the funniest films of all time, Some Like It Hot is the ultimate ‘Rom Com’, an iconic film peppered with classic one-liners and featuring Marilyn Monroe in one of her finest roles. Valentine’s Edible Cinema is perfect for those who want to treat their loved one to an alternative romantic date or to enjoy with a group of friends.

Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Each guest is supplied with a tray of numbered mystery boxes containing a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film. A number corresponding to a parcel is displayed just before the crucial moment, signalling guests to get stuck in and enjoy the edible treat.

Saturday, February 16 2013

Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs @ London Transport Museum / until October 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Friday: 11:00 – 18:00

@ London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Tickets: £15 (check website for options such as group discounts)

www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Since its first graphic poster commission in 1908, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning outstanding poster designs, becoming a pioneering patron of poster art – a legacy that continues today. Our new blockbuster exhibition Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs, will showcase 150 of the greatest Underground posters ever produced. Supported by Siemens, and forming part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground, the exhibition will feature posters by many famous artists including Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paul Nash, and designs from each decade over the last 100 years. The posters were selected from the Museum’s archive of over 3,300 Underground posters by a panel of experts; the 150 that will appear in the exhibition show the range and depth of the Museum’s collection.

Poster Art 150 is a fitting exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway, as the last major Underground poster retrospective was held in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the Underground. Well-known posters, including the surrealist photographer Man Ray’s ‘Keeps London Going’ pair, will feature alongside lesser-known gems. The exhibition will also offer a rare opportunity to view letter-press posters from the late nineteenth century.

The exhibition focuses on six themes:
Finding your way includes Underground maps and etiquette posters. It also includes posters carrying messages to reassure passengers by showing them what the Underground is like.

Brightest London celebrates nights out and sporting events, showing the brightest side of London.

Capital culture is about cultural encounters, be these at the zoo or galleries and museums.

Away from it all looks at the way London Underground used posters to encourage people to escape, to the country, the suburbs and enjoy other leisure pursuits.

Keeps London going features posters about how the Underground has kept London on the move through its reliability, speed and improvements in technology.

Love your city shows the best of London’s landmarks as featured in Underground posters over the years.

Friday, February 15 2013

Extraordinary Stories @ Design Museum / until January 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00 – 17:45

@ Design Museum, 28 Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Tickets: £12 book online (one ticket three exhibitions)

www.designmuseum.org

Discover key designs that have shaped the modern world and be inspired by this fascinating exhibition of memorable objects from the Design Museum Collection.

Six design stories offer a diverse look at design tracing the history and processes of contemporary design. The show includes furniture, product, fashion, transport and architecture alongside a selection of prototypes, models and specially commissioned films.