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Ferrari: Under the Skin at Design Museum until 15 April 2018

Race through 70 years of passion, glamour and design innovation, with unique behind-the-scenes access to one of the most iconic car brands. 🚘 🏁

In an Italy ravaged by the Second World War, Enzo Ferrari and a small team decided to create the perfect racing machine. The exhibition will explore Ferrari’s powerful personality, the design and manufacturing process, the famous clientele and the future of the luxury car brand.

From the very first Ferrari to Michael Schumacher’s winning Formula One car and the newest hybrid model, the exhibition features rare cars and memorabilia displayed in public for the first time. Discover the Ferrari experience through original hand-drawn sketches, sculpture-like models and engines, alongside films and interviews telling one of the great design stories of all time.

www.designmuseum.org/exhibitions/ferrari-under-the-skin

Location:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Times:
10am – 6pm

Tickets:
From £8.15 book online

Permanent exhibition at Royal Air Force Museum

A unique experience to learn the story of the people who moulded the world of aviation from the daredevil early aviators to wartime heroes and the thousands of ordinary Service men and women who have served in the RAF and whose contribution has shaped the world that we live in today. ✈️ 🛩

With a world-class collection and display of aircraft, integrated with special exhibitions, films, interactives, artwork, engines, missiles, photographs, medals and uniforms and research and education facilities, the Museum takes an innovative approach to telling these stories whilst keeping with tradition.

With over 85 aircraft on site, nowhere else in London enables you to get close to so many historic and groundbreaking aircraft without paying an entrance.

In addition to this the Museum offers a full calendar of free events and exhibitions that not only bring the world beating collection to life but also educate whilst entertaining visitors.

www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london

Location:
RAF Museum London, Grahame, Park Way, London NW9 5LL

Times:
10am – 5pm

Price:
Free entry

The Currency of Communism at British Museum until 18 March 2018

This display looks at the changing roles of currency and exchange in communist states in the century since the 1917 Russian Revolution. 🤑 🤑 🤑

Communism proposes that money has no role in a utopian society. To date though, no communist state has successfully removed money from its economy. In the last 100 years, communism has existed in various forms in dozens of states all around in the world. From eastern Europe to Southeast Asia, this display examines the role of money in communist states, as well as the iconography and imagery associated with it.

Within communist economies, concepts of value and wealth are eroded and distorted, and the national currency becomes just one of various means of exchange. The display features examples of how the value of money has been reduced by communist states. East German coins made from aluminium demonstrate how communist currency was deliberately made to feel light and cheap. Adverts for savings banks from the USSR show how consumer benefits were left out of advertising in favour of information explaining how savings benefit the state.

With the reduced role of currency, communist states introduced different reward systems, starting in Russia in the 1930s. Stalin said people were to be measured ‘by their heroic feats’. A worker who exceeded their factory quota may receive the Order of the Badge of Honour, and a mother who raised nine children would receive the Order of Maternal Glory, First Class. These awards came with monetary bonuses, and allowed recipients access to a better quality of life due to the perks that came with them.

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transition to democracy in the early 1990s had a huge effect on former communist states. With borders and economies suddenly open after many years, new ideas and imagery soon began to circulate, along with new national currencies. Today there are only four states with planned economies – China, Laos, Cuba and Vietnam. Trading relations between them and capitalist countries have become normalised, but concepts of currency and political ideology continue to evolve.

www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/the_currency_of_communism

Location:
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Times:
10am – 5:30pm (Friday until 8:30pm)

Price:
Free entry

Artist Rooms: Bruce Nauman at Tate Modern until 24 July 2018

Bruce Nauman’s interest is ‘in what art can be, not just what painting can be,’ and he embraced a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, video, neon and printmaking. 🔺 🔸 🔹 🔳 🔲

In the mid-1960s, having first studied mathematics and physics, and then art, Bruce Nauman became involved with the art scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Throughout his career, Nauman has investigated who we are, physically and mentally, using the human body and the space it inhabits. His own body became an important tool and reference point, whether performing in videos, or being cast to form part of a sculpture. Using self-imposed limitations and systems, he exposes the body’s vulnerability, as well as the human potential for violence and our need to communicate.

Words are both the subject and the form of many of Nauman’s works. Through thought-provoking wordplay, his neon pieces and works on paper cast new light on everyday phrases. Sound and the human voice are also significant aspects of his artistic approach, be it using his own voice or employing actors to perform unsettling and humorous scenarios. Disrupting the traditionally quiet space of the gallery, Nauman wants the experience of his work to be: ‘like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. Or better, like getting hit in the back of the neck. You never see it coming; it just knocks you down.’

www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/display/bruce-nauman

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
10am – 6pm Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Price:
Free entry

London Remixed Festival at Rich Mix from Friday 2 until Saturday 3 February 2018

Expect remixed sounds from ghetto funk, drum and bass, reggae, anarchic hoedown, latin breaks, brass band hip hop, electro-afro music, balkan beats, folk remix, electro swing, tropical bass, afrobeat and more! 🕺 💃 🎉 🔊 📸

The festival is a celebration of the best emerging musical talent and genres and will offer creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere & music… but without the mud, rain or hassle of camping.

Expect performances from over 25 cutting edge bands and DJs across 4 stages over 2 days, all in one vibrant venue nested in the heart of Shoreditch.

RSVP on Facebook

www.londonremixedfestival.com
www.richmix.org.uk/festivals/london-remixed-festival-2018

Location:
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Times:
Friday 7pm – 1am
Saturday 8pm – 4am

Tickets:
From £7.84 book online

Designs on Britain at Jewish Museum until 15 April 2018

Discover how much of the most iconic British design was produced by immigrants to this country. ✏️

20th century design in the UK was profoundly shaped by the arrival of pioneering Jewish émigré designers from continental Europe. They brought with them a knowledge of modernism and radically transformed the practice and language of British design.

Don’t miss iconic posters for London Underground, the General Post Office and the War Office created by designers including Dorrit Dekk, FHK Henrion and Hans Schleger.

See the classic designs that have been embraced by generations – a ‘70s Raleigh Chopper bike, an early Marble Run toy, and the London Transport bus stop sign.

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/designs

Location:
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Times:
10am – 5pm (Friday 10am – 2pm)

Price:
£8.50 more info

Lumiere across central London from 18 to 21 January 2018

Bigger, brighter and bolder, the Lumiere London light festival returns for a spectacular second edition. 🔻 🔹 🔻 🔹

More than 40 UK and international artists reimagine London’s iconic architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition.

Free to visit and taking place north and south of the river Thames, the UK’s largest light festival extends its reach across the capital. Everyone is invited!

RSVP on Facebook

www.visitlondon.com/lumiere
www.artichoke.uk.com

Location:
King’s Cross, Fitzrovia, West End, Mayfair, Westminster, Victoria, South Bank and Waterloo

Times:
Nightly

Price:
Free for everyone!

Scribbler Valentine’s PlayDate at SAMA Bankside on 10 February 2018

Single women and men, try something different this Valentine’s Day with PlayDate in association with Scribbler. 💏💋🍷🍺

Everyone gets a special Scribbler goody bag, free drink, nibbles, games and entry to the afterparty!

You don’t have to be an artist or especially creative, just take a good sense of humour and willingness to mingle with other single people and the hosts will take care of the rest! The emphasis is on fun, play and interaction.

Retro sweets will be freely available throughout the event from 7pm and of course you will be encouraged to share a loveheart with the person you fancy.

Your entry ticket will also grant you entry to the venue for the rest of the evening until close and you are welcome to stay on and mingle!

There are a limited number of ‘male’, ‘female’ and ‘mixed’ tickets. Mixed tickets are the equivalent of a single male and a single female ticket combined. If certain tickets are sold out please join the waiting list or purchase a mixed ticket and take a single friend.

www.scribbler.com
www.playdatelondon.com
www.samabankside.co.uk

Location:
SAMA Bankside, 3 Robinson Road, London SE1 8BU

Times
7pm until late

Price:
£25 book online

Re:Solutions Festival at Juju’s Bar & Stage until end of January 2018

Bigger and better than the first year, Re:Solutions festival promises a stellar 2018 programme with yoga, dance and fitness classes from the likes of Yogahood, Fat Buddha Yoga and Disco Barre as well many others who will inspire, guide and lend life wisdom. ☮️ 🙏

From lunchtime yoga to swing and cuban dance classes with uplifting live music, the choice is plentiful. Working in collaboration with Urban Temple, this year’s event also sees offerings in unusual and innovative realms, such as Chroma light yoga with intense coloured light settings, Disco Barre and Pilates as well as dynamic Afrofusion, Soca and movement workshops lined up to deliver an all-embracing proposition.

Classes are complemented with speakers and wellness coaches including one of the most successful coaches in the UK, Hari Kalymnios, the author of the ground-breaking and thought-jarring book – ‘The Thought Gym’.

To ensure revellers are nourished from the inside out, the food offering has one mission – to fuel the mindful masses with vital minerals and conscious ingredients, keeping them energised all month long. With the Juju Bean Cafe at the helm, whatever the taste preference and whether the goal is to detox or retox, food will be fresh, tasty, and filled with plenty of goodness. Collaborators include Moju juices, Karma Cola and the vegan, refined-sugar and gluten free Cupcakes and Shhht for guilt-free indulgence.

In addition, there will be mindfulness and meditation workshops and gong baths, headlined by the brilliant Nick Stolerman and Siri Sadhana Kaur. What’s more, the festival’s music offering will work in synergy with the festival goers’ mood with bands and performers all coming together to deliver an awesome atmosphere. From Latino dance tunes to blissfully laid back melodies, to live bands and yoga classes led by Ministry Of Sound DJ’s, the roster of musical talent is set to be utterly impressive.

RSVP on Facebook

www.jujusbarandstage.com/resolutions

Location:
Juju’s Bar & Stage, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

Times:
Various

Price:
Tickets from £25 for three classes, £42 for five classes, and £90 for 10 classes. Book online.

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 at Imperial War Museum until 28 May 2018

See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. The exhibition features more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman. ☣️⚠️☠️💣

The complex issues surrounding the global response to 9/11, the nature of modern warfare and the continuing state of emergency in which we find ourselves have become compelling subject matter for contemporary artists.

Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

Through 50 works of art including film, sculpture, painting, installations, photography and prints, many of which are exhibited publicly in the UK for the first time, this exhibition highlights the crucial role of artists in representing contemporary conflict.

www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/age-of-terror-art-since-911

Location:
IWM London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Times:
10am – 6pm daily

Price:
Adults £15 book online

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