Charles Jeffrey, the Glaswegian designer, illustrator and creative, is NOW Gallery’s third fashion commission. Charles’ first solo exhibition, THE COME UP will be an interactive and three-dimensional representation of the Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY brand and cult club night.
Based around Charles’ renowned illustrations, THE COME UP will explore these artworks amplified via new media. Showcased in a three-dimensional format, the exhibition will act as a manifestation of Charles’ mind. Charles’ emotive and vibrant illustrations will be interpreted afresh through large sculptural pieces that will hang from the gallery’s seven-meter ceiling. The sculptures will be a mix of PVC, fibreglass, chicken wire with papier-mache, and electrical tape, varying greatly in size.
As part of the installation, a series of shelves filled with mixed media artistic materials will be the setting of an interactive experience that will invite visitors to open up their alter egos and let creativity take over. Starting with a representation from Charles himself, the installation provides an opportunity for the visiting community to progress the structural artwork until it is complete. This relates back to a signature part of Charles’ illustrative work – repeated faces – as at the end, the installation will become a physical representation and exploration of the realm of identities and many faces who have been welcomed into the gallery to interact with THE COME UP, much like those who attend a LOVERBOY club night.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of Christmas and step back through time to Christmas Past. See authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the museum’s period living rooms, giving an evocative glimpse into how Christmas has been celebrated in English homes over the past 400 years. 🎄 🏠 🎅
Seasonal food and drink will be on the menu in the café and the shop will be full of Christmas decorations and cards, stylish home-wares, gifts and treats.
The gallery pop-up invites you to consume art in ways they never imagined by using the senses to explore each piece of original artwork. 👆 😛
The Flavour Gallery features some of the most awe-inspiring artists of today including Bowie collaborator Terry Pastor, weaving masters London Loom and visual artist Anja Predojevic, who have been commissioned to create interactive artwork that challenges perceptions of what a gallery should be.
The Hoxton Basement plays host to artwork beyond imagination, art that changes colour, diffuses delightful smells and reacts to its audience. With latex-heavy works from artist Tom O’Hare in association with intimate lifestyle brand LELO, The Flavour Gallery will also feature God’s Own Junkyard, a cocktail bar in partnership with Lanique and a gift shop selling unique works exclusive to visitors.
Walk through time and explore artworks from 1545 to the present day.
A chronological display of Britain’s greatest artists, taken from the collection. Instead of designated themes or movements, the display is is arranged by decade, so you can see an array of art made at any one moment.
This year there’s a bigger rink for your skating enjoyment, early morning weekend skate sessions, plus a new food offering with the addition of a kid’s menu. ⛸ ❄️ 👩❤️💋👩 👪 ❤️
Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere as the stunning 1040m² ice rink. Skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace. The open-air ice rink epitomises the very best in festive fun.
Be transported to one of the country’s most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace. Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert.
The perfect way to welcome in the winter with family and friends.
Take in the cultural sights and sounds of HYPER JAPAN, taste some Japanese eats and of course, get your hands on unique Christmas gifts! 🇯🇵 ⛩
Your one-stop experience for all things Japanese in London. Take in the festive atmosphere with family and friends, and share your passion for J-culture!
Learn about Japanese traditional culture, and enjoy live performances from various artists. Savour everything from sake to sushi and sweets. Try crafts or watch martial arts. Learn some Japanese, or get travel advice about your trip to Japan!
Featuring Clapham Common’s first outdoor Ice Rink, Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden, Plonk Golf, a Fairground, a Roller Disco, a Special Family Christmas Show, a Market filled with creations from independent designers and various themed bars. 🎡 🍹 🍺 👪 💋 👩❤️💋👨 ⛸ ❄️
Spiegeltent will host cabaret, bingo, club nights, kids raves, brass bands, Mexican wrestling, choirs and the Mimi & The Mountain Dragon family Christmas show. Expect a completely different festive experience.
Street Feast are curating all the food and drink, showcasing a sensational selection of street food from some of London’s best traders.
Enjoy classic ice skating at London’s most iconic historical landmark as a backdrop – you’re actually in it with views of the River Thames and The Shard! As you glide around the rink, take in the magic and ambience of the castle it really is a unique and unforgettable setting. ⛸ ❄️ 🏰 🇬🇧 👪 👩👧 💑
There’s something for everyone whether you are a novice or an expert, new this year try the early morning sessions – perfect for little skaters and families, leading into picturesque afternoons and bustling evenings.
New for this year, Tower of London Ice Rink has two early morning sessions at 9am and 10am on Saturdays and Sundays and daily from December 18. With little penguin skate aids available to lend a helping hand, they’re great for novices and young children, and they’re open to all ages.
Skate & Prosecco Ticket
Add extra sparkle to the festive skating experience with a glass or fizz. The Tower of London Ice Rink is offering the special ticket which includes an ice skating session and a mini bottle of Prosecco in the Café Bar for £22 – a fabulous idea for a date or mates’ night out and the views are just beautiful.
We Are Family
Skating at Tower of London Ice Rink is a fantastic fun day out for all ages so take all the family and create special festive memories! It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never been on the ice before – the little penguins are there to help! – or you’re an expert, everyone will love it.
There’s a discounted family ticket too, priced £42 for two adults and two children, or one adult and 3 children.
Explore the present and future of architecture, fashion, digital and more. Discover over 60 global projects which have been nominated for this year’s awards.
Now in its 10th year, the exhibition brings together over 60 global projects across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport – featuring film, virtual reality, audio and objects representing the breadth and variety of this year’s designs.
See the original Pussyhat, symbolising women’s solidarity in protest of President Donald Trump’s sexist remarks and the Refugee Nation Flag, created to represent stateless athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Be transported to 1920s France with the help of VR goggles, to explore rooms featuring furniture by Pierre Chareau, the great Art Deco architect.
Nominated by renowned academics, critics and designers, each project has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to design.
The public vote is now open. Explore each category below and cast your vote! A jury of industry experts will decide on the overall award winners in January 2018.
Basquiat shocked with enigmatic paintings focused on subjects as disparate as graffiti, jazz, classicism, his Caribbean heritage and contemporary racial politics. A self-taught artist and former graffitist his rise to fame was meteoritic. The face of underground culture, he performed in the film New York Beat alongside Debbie Harry, collaborated with Andy Warhol, produced murals and installations for hip nightclubs and embarked on a brief romance with Madonna (rumour has it he introduced the fledgling pop star to gallerist Larry Gagosian and foretold her stardom).
Although he is best known for his frenetic canvases, Basquiat also experimented with textiles, music, poetry, photography, film and even drawing in his own blood. In his tragically short life he produced an astounding amount of work that remarkably still remains unrepresented in any UK collection.
The exhibition seeks to affirm his significance as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, while also exploring his position as a key figure of popular culture during this period. The show includes important paintings, film clips and his lesser-known drawings.
Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS