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CircusFest at Roundhouse until Sunday 6 May 2018

CircusFest celebrates the future of circus: daring and diverse, punky and poetic. 🎪🎟

From the spectacular to the intimate, the festival showcases the point where circus collides with theatre, dance, live art, film and even virtual reality.

Always innovating and evolving, circus has come a long way since its beginnings. 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the invention of modern circus, by entertainment entrepreneur Philip Astley. His show was a hit, and a new art form was created.

Founded in 2009, CircusFest is London’s biennial international festival of contemporary circus taking place at the Roundhouse and partner venues across London.

RSVP on Facebook

www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/circusfest-2018

Location:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH

Times:
Various

Price:
Various, book online (book two or more shows and save 15%)

Bingo Academy at The Vaults until 26 May 2018

Go and master the art of bingo at this pop-up subterranean bingo training camp. 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♀️

Brought to you by one of the founders of Rebel Bingo, this new bingo training experience will arm you with the skills necessary to compete in the challenging world of modern bingo.

Once mastered you’ll benefit from the deep sense of personal fulfillment and strong social bonding that bingo can bring.

You’ll be taken through the complex rules, shown advanced dabbing techniques, and compete in a range of actual real-life bingo games to
fully prepare you for any future bingo scenario.

If you like drinking drinks, eating food, and developing essential and fulfilling life skills then THIS IS YOUR DESTINY.

Eat. Drink. Learn. Bingo.

Ashamed of your pathetic bingo skills?
Desperate to play bingo but scared of the competition?

Fear not, the Bingo Academy is there to help you reach your true bingo potential!

April:
Until 28th Thursday – Saturday

May:
2nd – 26th Wednesday – Saturday

www.thevaults.london/bingo-academy

Location:
The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN​

Times:
7pm

Price:
From £5 book online

A Vote for Whom? Friday Late at V&A on Friday 30 March 2018

This year Britain marks 100 years since a qualified group of women in the UK were granted the right to vote. Yet a century later, much work is still needed to include many voices in the fight for equality and enfranchisement. Join us this Friday Late as we take a look at contemporary practices of activism and how democracy exists today. Is it what we always thought it would be? Examine the changing faces of feminism and inclusion, and listen up as storytellers shed light on narratives that are too often left unaccounted. 👭 🗳

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

Location:
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Times:
6:30pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, make sure you arrive early!

Tate Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 30 March 2018

This month’s programme celebrates performance and video pioneer Joan Jonas and her current exhibition at Tate Modern. Tickets for the exhibition are available for just £10 from 18.00 onwards. Expect a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop-in workshops and pop-up talks.

Music Programmed by NTS Radio
In the South Tanks NTS present the UK premiere of SAFE, an audio-visual collaboration between Warp Record’s Darkstar and filmmaker Cieron Magat. The ever eclectic Lukid will close the night, plus enjoy diverse and experimental soundscapes from Silvia Kastel.

In the Terrace Bar, there will be ambient and dubwise selections from Kast, Dr Kruger and Fergus McDonald inspired by Joan Jonas’s musical influences. ​

Drawing Rituals
Take part in experimental group drawing rituals with Art Macabre, inspired by the drawing techniques of Joan Jonas. Work with elongated sticks and repetitive mark-making and become part of a drawing performance as you work.

Make or Break
Memes, masks and mayhem! Join the University of Westminster in Tate Exchange to make, break and remake art in a series of creative chaotic workshops.

(B)older Arts
Have older women become the art world’s darlings? Join Deborah Coughlin in conversation with playwright, author and critic Bonnie Greer about the rise of older women artists and hear how we can learn from their successes at 19.30–20.15.

Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word II
A multi-layered performance film from Joan Jonas. Discover an intricate web of ghost stories, projections, drawings, music and readings, evoking the fragility of nature in a rapidly changing environment.

Unseen Self-Portrait
Join Art Macabre to create a sensory portrait of yourself, inspired by the experimental and performative drawings of Joan Jonas. Use only your senses, intuition and memory to create your unseen self-portrait.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Look out for staff and volunteers from across Tate, who will be sharing their personal insights into works from the collection in just 10 minutes each.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Our visitor experience teams will lead lively conversations around key artworks.

Street Food
Enjoy street food from local food vans and pop up bars all night including Tribeca Deli, Bittenclub and Where The Pancakes Are plus 2-4-1 cocktails all night.

RSVP on Facebook

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Time:
6pm-10pm

Price:
Free entry

The Other Art Fair: presented by Saatchi Art at Victoria House until 25 March 2018

UK’s favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists. Presenting 130 of the best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts. 👩‍🎨 🎨 🖌

Celebrated for its unique visitor experience, The Other Art Fair’s Spring London edition will continue to delight and inspire art lovers with a tightly curated and distinctive programme of fair features that will create a platform for the ‘unexpected’ at the fair.

RSVP on Facebook

www.theotherartfair.com

Location:
Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1A 2QP

Times:
Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Price:
From £8 book online

Concrete Lates: Hayward x Boiler Room at Southbank Centre on Friday 13 April 2018

Celebrate all things Gursky with a set inspired by the artist’s love of techno. 🎵 🎶

Drawing from Gursky’s interest in ‘the way that the world is constituted’, this special late-night event features a forward-thinking line-up of sound artists who share a similar fascination with atoms and the void.

Hear JASSS’s metallic field recordings, drone duo Giant Swan, and Pan Daijing’s ‘near asphyxiating’ interpretation of noise and techno.

The trio of artists are among the most celebrated and progressive young musicians working in experimental electronics today, and make their debut at this Boiler Room event.

Pan Daijing also debuts her original composition for the exhibition, with the soundtrack looped continuously at Hayward Gallery throughout the night.

RSVP on Facebook

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/127430-concrete-lates-hayward-x-boiler-room-2018

Location:
Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XX

Times:
10pm – 2am

Price:
£20 including access to the Hayward x Boiler Room event as well as to the Andreas Gursky exhibition. Book online

Rachel Howard: Repetition is Truth – Via Dolorosa at Newport Street Gallery until 28 May 2018

Religion, repetition, mortality and violence – particularly controlled violence – are enduring themes in Howard’s work. These fourteen, large-scale paintings are accompanied by a small 2005 study of Ali Shallal al-Qaisi, the Iraqi detainee who was photographed being subjected to torture at the hands of American soldiers in Abu Ghraib prison in 2003. When these now-infamous images of Ali Shallal al-Qaisi – hooded and standing on a box in a cruciform position – were released in 2004, Howard took particular note of the box. She explains: ‘The box is almost like a plinth – I was thinking about the cross, the Crucifixion, and how it related to this box as a twenty-first century place of horror, humiliation and human rights atrocities, and I couldn’t help but connect the two.’ As one moves between the Stations, the box variously emerges, or appears almost submerged in the paint, before eventually vanishing. 🖼

In order to create these semi-abstract paintings the artist applied vast swathes of household gloss paint to the canvas. Howard allowed the pigment and varnish to separate in the paint can and then allowed gravity to influence the direction of the medium in its two forms, building layer upon layer of poured paint. The form of each painting was thus determined by a combination of the weight and viscosity of the paint, precision and chance.

www.newportstreetgallery.com/exhibition/rachel-howard-repetition-truth-via-dolorosa

Doors:
Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm

Location:
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ

Price:
Free entry

Mission to Mars: Backyard Cinema at Mercato Metropolitano until April 2018

Prepare yourself for an out-of-this-world immersive cinematic experience like no other! 🚀

‘Mission to Mars’ is set to make your cosmic dreams come true. Voyagers will make their way through intergalactic security before boarding a spacecraft lined with giant bean bags and a space station bar. After a quick jump through hyperspace passengers will get comfy as they are transported to a far away world, where they can enjoy a bespoke cocktail and watch the stars float by from a giant beanbag in the cosmos.

The theme is hosting a huge line up of all time classics and new releases such as: The Fifth Element, Armageddon, Independence Day, E.T., Interstellar, Men in Black, The Martian, Blade Runner, Passengers and Star Wars.

This is not just an average cinema; this is an out-of-this-world celebration of space travel, and science fiction!

www.backyardcinema.co.uk/mission-to-mars

Location:
Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR

Times:
Various times

Price:
Tickets from £17.50 for an adult, £9.50 for under 12s. Date night packages from £74 for two, with snacks, prosecco and blankets included. Book online.

Cinema: Women on Film at House of Vans throughout March 2018

A whole month of films hosted in the 100 seat cinema. Celebrate Women’s month this March with a selection of kick-ass female leads! 🙋‍♀️

03/03/18 – La Via En Rose
09/03/18 – Tangerine
17/03/18 – The Help
18/03/18 – Persepolis
23/03/18 – Frida
24/03/18 – Million Dollar Baby
25/03/18 – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
30/03/18 – 20th Century Women
31/03/18 – Thelma & Louise
01/04/18 – Mustang

www.houseofvanslondon.com/events/calendar/events/house-of-vans-cinema-women-on-film

Location:
House of Vans, Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW

Times:
Thu – Fri 5pm and 7pm
Sat – 3pm and 5:30pm
Sun – 2pm and 4pm

Price:
Free entry! First come first served

Andreas Gursky at Hayward Gallery until 22 April 2018

Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time. 📷

Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that are not just depictions of places or situations, but reflections on the nature of image-making and the limits of human perception. Often taken from a high vantage point, these images make use of a ‘democratic’ perspective that gives equal importance to all elements of his highly detailed scenes.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/andreas-gursky

Location:
Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Times:
11am – 7pm
Closed Tuesdays
Thursdays until 9pm

Price:
£16 book online

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