Siro-A, Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group and one of the biggest sensations to hit our shores for years.
Siro-A perfectly fuse modern technology with mime, breath-taking optical illusions, movement and comedy all set to a pulsating electro beat. This visually stunning show performed to 30,000 people at the Shanghai Expo and won the Spirit of the Fringe award at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival. Spectacular family entertainment fusing video mapping, laser lights and on stage DJ’s to create entertainment for the next generation.
Now for the first time Siro-A bring their physical extravaganza to London to the main house of the Leicester Square Theatre.
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.
Get yours whilst you can, performances run until 29th June 2013, with month-long previews from February 25th.
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.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-nominated film, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly features in this years Classic Film Season at one of London’s finest independent cinemas.
Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.
Book in advance or arrive early to avoid disappointment and/or queues – the Classics Season screenings are always very popular.
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.
The exhibition’s title, ‘mindfuck’, is a slang term that may be used as both a noun and verb, situation and action. It can mean to brainwash or manipulate someone, or describe a distressing situation or incomprehensible event.
A ‘mindfucker’ is anyone who makes a living by playing with the heads of a clientele, be it a guru, a psychoanalyst, a prostitute, or an artist.
Hum + Buzz take over the Peckham Palais with another line up specially curated by label bosses Ikonika and Optimum.
Top of the bill is Bok Bok, an artist who’s left an indelible mark on the London club scene. With the L-Vis 1990, he runs the influential Night Slugs label and clubnight. As a producer and DJ, Bok Bok’s sound remains at the cutting edge of underground club culture, simultaneously referencing the sonic heritage of 8 bar grime and classic Chicago house music. He also designs the majority of Hum + Buzz artwork, making it fitting that he should come through and bless the decks at their sophomore party.
Shy One takes the low slung framework of UK Funky and infuses it with her own fizzing synths and off-key melodies. Her unique sound caught the attention of Scratcha DVA, who released her debut album Bedknobs and Boomkicks on his label late last year. The album is a tightly infectious package bubbling with ideas, and acts as strong calling card for the young London based producer.
Finally there is Morgan Zarate, the brains behind the dazzling Hookid and Broken Heart Collector EPs for Hyperdub. The former Spacek producer uses his roots in soul and hip hop to craft infectiously psychedelic R&B cuts, and his DJ sets are not to be missed.
Support on the night comes from Ikonika and Optimum, as well as the LDN DC residents. See you on the dance floor.
Lineup Bok Bok feat. Kelela Ikonika
Zombies: the word alone is enough to get the pulse racing, but what makes them so terrifying? On a dark winter’s night at the Science Museum, you can explore the murky but fascinating world of consciousness and uncover the inner workings of the zombie psyche. From mind-altering drugs to the innate impulses we all feel, prepare to walk the line between human and zombie in surprising and theatrical ways. Bring your brain – and guard it carefully.
There’ll also be prizes for the best-dressed zombies, so get creating your costumes!
COME ONE, COME ALL forone day only the Frightened Rabbit Gallery will feature prints of all the FR artwork as well as the objects used to create it. There will also be photos from their Highlands tour documentary as well as the filmed documentaries projected throughout the day.
It’ll open at 1pm & as a extra cherry on this proverbial cake Frightened Rabbit will be play an acoustic set from around 7pm. Don’t miss this.
Here’s another acoustic video of the band playing in a van with Rainn Wilson, because really I like it: