Tag: central london (page 1 of 5)

Bedlam: the asylum and beyond @ Wellcome Collection / until Sunday 15th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon closed
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-22:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

www.wellcomecollection.org/bedlam

Follow the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it.

Today asylums have largely been consigned to history but mental illness is more prevalent than ever, as our culture teems with therapeutic possibilities: from prescription medications and clinical treatment to complementary medicines, online support, and spiritual and creative practices. Against this background, the exhibition interrogates the original ideal that the asylum represented – a place of refuge, sanctuary and care – and asks whether and how it could be reclaimed.

Taking Bethlem Royal Hospital as a starting point, ‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’ juxtaposes historical material and medical records with individual testimonies and works by artists such as David Beales, Richard Dadd, Dora García, Eva Kotátková, Madlove: A Designer Asylum, Shana Moulton, Erica Scourti, Javier Téllez and Adolf Wölfli, whose works reflect or reimagine the institution, as both a physical and a virtual space.

Straight Outta Camden @ Camden Assembly / New Year’s Eve 31st December 2016 🎉💸

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-04:00

@ Camden Assembly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London NW1 8AN

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.camdenassembly.com/events/straight-outta-camden-new-years-eve-special

The residents will be taking you through to 2017 fuelled by turn up tunes, party hip-hop and R&B classics.

Get down & turn up to the sounds of….

A$AP Rocky $ Anderson Paak $ Beyonce $ Chance the Rapper $ Chief Keef $ Desiigner $ Dizzee Rascal $ Drake $ Dr Dre $ Earl Sweatshirt $ Father $ iLoveMakonnen $ Joey Badass $ Kanye West $ Kehlani $ Kendrick Lamar $ Lil Kim $ N.W.A. $ OutKast $ Pharoahe Monch $ Princess Nokia $ Rick Ross $ Rihanna $ ScHoolboy Q $ Section Boys $ Skepta $ Snoop Dogg $ The Notorious B.I.G. $ The Weeknd $ Tommy Genesis $ Travi$ Scott $ Tyler The Creator $ Vince Staple $ Wiley $ Young Thug

NoFit State Circus: BIANCO @ Big Top Southbank Centre / until 22nd January 2017 🎪

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday–Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2:30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

@ Southbank Centre, Big Top, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £25 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on

Marvel at a dramatic live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State. An immersive promenade show directed by Firenza Guidi, it takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience, with a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band.

World Press Photo @ Southbank Centre / until 21st November 2016 🌍 📸

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 11pm

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Free entry

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson

See the best in journalistic photography in this renowned exhibition.

Since 1955, World Press Photo has invited press photographers of the world to participate in the premier annual international competition in press photography.

The World Press Photo of the Year competition honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.

This year, 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images and the jury gave prizes in eight categories to 41 photographers from 21 countries.

Be moved and inspired by the images from these talented photographers, in this exhibition of the finalists’ work.

Loud Tate: SHIFT @ Tate Britain / Saturday 12th November 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-18:00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Free entry

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/special-event/bp-loud-tate-shift

A free day of art, music and performance inspired by art on display at Tate Britain.

Featuring artist-led workshops, music, performance curated by Tate Collective London. This year’s theme explores shifts and emerging transitions in identity politics, gender and race inspired by artwork on display in the gallery.

SHIFT kicks off with a set from talented DJ and radio host A.G. the DJ whose origins are firmly rooted in UK Grime. Join one of Radar Radio’s most fearsome selectors, self-taught DJ, model and presenter Snoochie Shy for a special set as she takes over the UK underground music scene one step at a time. Raising the bar for female rappers, catch special guest artist Nadia Rose’s headline performance, bringing her magic and rhymes to the historic Room 1840. Relax with Brixton-based House of Pharaohs collective and hear them share their life stories in a Q+A followed by a special live performance.

RSVP on Facebook

Lineup:
12.00–17.30 Badgemaking Octagon
12.00–17.30 Drawing Booth Room 1540
12.00–17.30 Jack Sachs Taylor Digital Studio
12.00–17.30 Jerkcurb Clore Studio
12.30–14.00 A.G the DJ Room 1840
14.00–15.00 Snoochie Shy Room 1840
15.00–15.45 House of Pharaohs Room 1840
16.00–16.45 gal-dem Room 1840
17.00-17.30 Nadia Rose Room 1840

Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 29th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat-Thu 10am-6pm
Fri 10am-10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £10.50 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/james-ensor-luc-tuymans

Despite spending his whole professional life in the Belgian seaside town of Ostend, James Ensor was very successful in his lifetime and exerted considerable influence on the development of Expressionism. An innovator and an outsider, he rebelled against the conservative art teachings of the late 19th century academy in Brussels, drawn instead to the avant-garde salons where his radical creative vision could thrive.

Ensor’s childhood spent among the fantastical treasures of his family’s curiosity shop offers a clue as to how the seeds of this wild imagination were sown. The imagery of masks and carnivals runs through much of his work, from vibrant colours and flamboyant costumes to an ever-present sense of drama and satire.

We invited the artist Luc Tuymans, a fellow Belgian and admirer of Ensor, to curate this unique exhibition. Taking a personal view, Tuymans looks back at Ensor’s singular career through a selection of his most bizarrely brilliant and gloriously surreal creations.

The BFG in Pictures @ House of Illustration / until 2nd October 2016 ✏️

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00am-6:00pm

@ House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Tickets: £7 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/the-bfg-in-pictures

The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG.

The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, contains 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG which have never been exhibited in public before.

The illustrations were included in first designs but were not used when the book was published for the first time in 1982. They provide a unique insight into the character development of one of the most iconic characters in children’s literature.

These unpublished illustrations are exhibited alongside the final illustrations for the book, providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustrator, and a glimpse of a BFG that might have been…

Mandela Trilogy @ Southbank Centre / from 31st August – 3rd September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

A festival celebrating modern Africa and the African diaspora (31 August – 4 September). The extraordinary life story of South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela has been transformed into a musical tribute by Cape Town Opera and Wales Millennium Centre.

The performance follows three key stages of Mandela’s life, each featuring a different singer in the title role alongside a cast and orchestra of over 60 performers. Starting with Mandela’s early years and tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River, the audience is taken on a journey to the heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown and onwards to Mandela’s lengthy incarceration on Robben Island and finally, his freedom.

Each of the three acts features distinctly different music to reflect each stage of Mandela’s life. From authentic Xhosa folk music to upbeat jazz and contemporary opera, the music spans the decades and influences that marked the life of one of the world’s most influential figures.

Ron Arad’s Curtain Call @ Roundhouse / until 29th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2016/ron-arads-curtain-call

Internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad, brings his incredible 360˚ installation Curtain Call back to the Roundhouse as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Alongside the installation the Roundhouse will present a series of Curtain Call Live performances – immersive live music gigs.

Curtain Call is brought to you by Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returning for its fifth consecutive year.

The epic floor-to-ceiling artwork made of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring provides a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction. Arad is reinventing the curtain experience for 2016 by inviting brand new collaborators including: Kutiman; Daniel Landau; Marshmallow Laser Feast; Universal Everything and KIMA. Returning from Curtain Call’s critically acclaimed run in 2011: Babis Alexiadis; Mat Collishaw; Ori Gersht; Greenaway & Greenaway; Gabriel & Shira Klasmer; Christian Marclay; Javier Mariscal; SDNA and David Shrigley.

🔊 Detroit: Techno City @ ICA / until 25th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Closed on Mondays
11am – 6pm (Thursday 11am – 9pm)

@ ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Entry £1 day membership

www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/detroit-techno-city

A studied look at the evolution and subsequent dispersion of Detroit Techno music. This term, coined in the 1980s, reflects the musical and social influences that informed early experiments in merging the sounds of synth-pop and disco with funk to create this distinct music genre.

For the first time in the UK, this exhibition charts a timeline of Detroit Techno music from its 1970s origins, continuing through to the early 1990s. The genre has its origins in the disco parties of Ken Collier with influence from local radio stations and DJs, such as Electrifying Mojo and The Wizard (aka Jeff Mills).

It explores how a generation was inspired to create a new kind of electronic music that was evidenced in the formative UK compilation Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit (10 Records, 1988). Using inexpensive analogue technology such as the Roland TR-808 and 909, DJs and producers including Juan Atkins, Blake Baxter, Eddie Fowlkes, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson formed this seminal music genre.

Although the music failed to gain mainstream audiences in the US, it became a phenomenon in Europe. This success established Detroit Techno as a new strand of music which absorbed European tastes and influences. This introduced a second wave of DJs and producers to the sound including Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin and Kenny Larkin.

The display concludes with a focus on Underground Resistance, a collection of DJs and artists including Mike Banks, John Collins, Robert Hood and Jeff Mills (until his departure in 1992). Their collective ambition was to challenge the commercial mainstream entertainment industry and re-establish Detroit techno music’s authenticity with an emphasis on the city as a source of inspiration.

To accompany the exhibition the ICA presents a season of online programmes featuring Detroit artists from the past and present on NTS Radio.

Older posts

© 2017 InFormed London

We specialise in good times Back up to the top ↑