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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 25th June 2017 🏡🇯🇵

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon–Sat: 9am–11pm
Sun: 11am-11pm
Bank Holidays: 12 noon–11pm

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: £14.50 book online

www.barbican.org.uk

Our homes and personalities are intrinsically linked but nowhere more so than in Japanese architecture, where the needs of a building’s residents inform its very construction. The Japanese House welcomes you inside the Moriyama House (2005), designed in Tokyo by Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) and inhabited by Yasuo Moriyama, an enigmatic urban hermit.

Lose track of time weaving in and out of the house’s ten individual, fully-furnished rooms and maze-like gardens. Rabbit chairs, sliding libraries and an ‘outdoor’ cinema are just some of the details that make up Moriyama’s unusual domestic environment.

As well as the full-size recreation of the Moriyama House, the exhibition also features a fantastical and lovingly crafted Japanese teahouse and garden designed by Terunobu Fujimori, featuring traditional Japanese tea ceremonies throughout the exhibition run. Come and watch day turn to night in the gallery space as part of this full sensory experience.

The Japanese House is the centrepiece of the UK’s first major exhibition exploring Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War, a period which has consistently produced some of the most influential and ground-breaking examples of modern and contemporary design.

In the wake of the war, the widespread devastation of Tokyo and other Japanese cities brought an urgent need for new housing, and the single family house became the foremost site for architectural experimentation and debate. Since then, Japanese architects have used their designs to propose radical critiques of society and innovative solutions to changing lifestyles.

Adventures in Moominland @ Southbank Centre / until 20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £13.75 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the life of its author, Tove Jansson.

Created in Finland, the Moomin stories are set in the fictional land of Moominvalley and centre around several oddly-shaped characters, including Moominpappa, Moominmamma, little Moomintroll and their friends.

Join us on an enthralling journey through our wondrous Moominland – clamber through forests, huddle in caves or set sail on the high seas to try and find the Moomin family. Along the way you can learn how Tove Jansson created these unique landscapes, characters and stories, while uncovering some special original drawings.

Zaha Hadid @ Serpentine Sackler Gallery / until 12th February 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am–6pm

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

Free entry

www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/zaha-hadid-early-paintings-and-drawings

On the occasion of the exhibition Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings a series of experimental virtual reality experiences have been specially developed with Zaha Hadid Architects in partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

This installation offers a dynamic and immersive insight into the workings of Hadid’s paintings and will be available to view in the gallery throughout the exhibition.

London Clown Festival @ The Omnitorium / Friday 10th – 19th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Omnitorium, Eade Road, London N4 1DH

Tickets: from £5 advance

www.londonclownfest.co.uk

Comedy and clown influenced contemporary performance exploring what clown is to the modern performer and their audiences.

In recent years there has been upsurge in comedy and theatre of performers who have been influenced by the teachings of Lecoq and Gaulier many of whom have gone on to become celebrated award winning artists. However, Clown remains an enigma to the general public who often have little understanding of the form beyond the stereotypical image of the clown as found in circus performance, red nose, big shoes and squirty flower.

So much so that Clown now has become a somewhat maligned word and performers are reluctant to identify themselves as Clowns.

The influence of Clown is found everywhere once you know what to look for with performers as diverse as Tommy Cooper, Charlie Chaplin Sasha Baron Cohen (famous for Ali G and Borat), French and Saunders and Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) amongst many that use clowning in their performances.

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker @ Somerset House / until 15th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Daily 10:00-18:00 until 21L00 Thursdays
24, 31 December 10:00-16:00
25, 26 December closed
1 January 12:00-18:00

@ Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Tickets: £9 book online

www.somersethouse.org.uk

The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show will chart Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works will exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.

Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival @ Somerset House / from 24th April – 5th May 2014

Pick Me Up - Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset HouseTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10:00-18:00 (till 22:00 Thu and Fri)

@ Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, London, WC2R1LA

Tickets:
£10 or £17.50 for a festival pass book online

www.somersethouse.org.uk

Our favourite graphic arts festival is back for its fifth year promising to be packed with more events and the best artists. You’ll be able to browse through quirky studio spaces, shop for affordable art from the best contemporary artists and get involved in many workshops, discussions and events.

Pick Me Up Radio presented by Comms Bureau launches as the exclusive radio station broadcasting live from Somerset House with specially invited DJs, interviews and takeover days throughout the festival.

Pick Me Up Arts Festival 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp @ Camden Arts Centre / 30th March 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp at Camden Arts CentreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00- 21:00

@ Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Free entry

www.camdenartscentre.org

Silke Otto-Knapp makes paintings of performance and landscape, approaching the canvas as a stage and a site of orchestrated scenarios. Gouache and watercolour are applied in delicate layers, depicting scenes of a fugitive beauty and imbuing the works with an ethereal magic.

In Monday or Tuesday, Otto-Knapp’s subjects are rendered almost entirely in black and silver pigments which appear to bathe the works in moonlight, the source of which at times looms in the distance, ambiguously appearing as a stage instruction or theatrical lighting device. The works bring together the reality of landscape with the pretence of stage design to raise questions around decorative surface, spatial depth and pictorial construction.

The central motif of performance will be expanded in the supporting public programme which includes a new performance in the gallery spaces by LA based dancer-choreographer Flora Weigmann, a salon afternoon featuring dancer Kate Coyne and a dance masterclass led by Nissa Nishikawa.

Alongside the paintings, the exhibition will include new collages and etchings developed during a residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new publication with an essay by Sabeth Buchmann, co-produced with Charlottenborg, Copenhagen where some of the works in the exhibition were shown in 2013.

Vault Festival @ The Vaults, Waterloo / until 8th March 2014

Vault Festival 2014 LogoTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN

Tickets: various

www.thevaultfestival.com

Vault is back at Waterloo’s Leake Street tunnels with performances, live music, discussions and one-off late night events.

– Six week festival
– Free entry on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with music by The Kansas Smitty’s
– Ticketed performances
– Free shows
– Late night parties Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (supported by Time Out Live)

Headline shows:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Cement Garden
Lates

Just Jam and guests @ Barbican Centre / Saturday 1st March 2014

Just Jam and guests at Barbican CentreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30-late

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: £17.50 book online

www.barbican.org.uk

Tim and Barry have never been ones to tow the line. So when The Barbican asked the east London based duo to put on a show, they decided to bring their own brand of originality to Europe’s largest multi-arts venue with a heavy-duty version of Just Jam.

Just Jam is a live music event streamed straight from the underground to the internet. It showcases the grittiest international electronic music backed with contemporary visual art.

The show features a massive 20 metre screen, streaming the event live from the 2,000 people at the venue, to the millions of people tuning in around the world.

Acts including Omar Souleyman, Loefah, Chunky, Big Narstie and Kurupt FM, will have bespoke visual artistry playing live to accompany their performances.

This state-of-the-art multimedia experience will be like no other.

Acts:
Omar Souleyman
RP Boo
Light Bulb
Big Narstie
JME
Preditah
Loefah
Chunky
Kurupt FM (People Just Do Nothing)
Newham Generals
DJ Sticky
Mount Kimbie
Sophie

Cirque Éloize @ Sadler’s Wells: Peacock Theatre / until 19th October 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue – Sun 19:30
Sat and Sun 14:30

@ Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.sadlerswells.com

Cirque Éloize, the leading international contemporary circus company, is
coming to London with iD a dazzling new production which blends circus arts
and urban dance including b-boying, breakdance and hip hop.

Review:
The show will engage you with scenes ranging from romantic dances to intense tricks on hidden trampolines! Each performer seems to have a unique talent to excite and entertain. iD brings together amazing visual effects and a great soundtrack with world class performers.

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