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London Clown Festival at various venues from 17 May until 3 June 2018

Returning for its third year bringing the best of UK and International Clowning to the capital. Featuring a program of exciting, inspiring and eclectic mixes of performers who embody the principals of this timeless art form from countries all over the world. 🤡 🤣

Championing the rise of contemporary clowning giving a performance platform to a plethora of talented national and international performers. These talented groups and individuals set about driving people in paroxysms of laughter with the mere twitch of an eyebrow. 2018 will be even more hilarious.

The influence of Clown is found everywhere once you know what to look for, and there is little chance that anyone who loves comedy with a physical edge doesn’t love some part of a clown performance, with performers as diverse as Tommy Cooper, Charlie Chaplin. Buster Keaton. Sasha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat), French and Saunders, Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) and Rik Mayall amongst many that use an often huge degree of clowning in their performances.

RSVP on Facebook

www.londonclownfest.co.uk

Locations:
Mirth, Marvel & Maud, 186 Hoe Street, London E17 4QH
The Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QU
​Farr’s School of Dancing, 17 – 19 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF

Times:
Various

Price:
From £5

Magali Reus: As mist, description at South London Gallery until 27 May 2018

London-based Dutch artist Magali Reus’s first major institutional solo exhibition in London comprises an entirely new body of work, framed by architectural interventions designed specifically for the South London Gallery’s main space. 🇳🇱

Magali Reus creates sculptural forms, often made in series. Her works are subtly suggestive of familiar machines or apparatus whose function and identity remains intentionally ambiguous. At the SLG, a new body of meticulously produced sculptures is presented in spatial chapters and designed to appear in a state of transition – frozen in progress, caught mid-function, or in a state of restoration, ruin or abandonment. Images and their representative materials are seen to move transformed between different chemical states. Visual elements are reproduced, layered and repeated in works that are individually crafted using complex casting, moulding and weaving techniques, pitting the aggressive emptiness of manufacture against the slow diligence of handiwork.

"The elaborate, meticulous and profound approach to materials in this exhibition gives Magali Reus the distinct aesthetic that earned her a nomination for the forthcoming Hepworth Sculpture Prize." Pick up a copy of this month's Art Monthly to read Cherry Smyth's review of Magali Reus at the SLG, the exhibition continues until 27 May. . Delve deeper into the exhibition at a talk by critic and curator Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith on 9 May. Visit our website to find out more. . #magalireus #artmonthly #review #newreview #exhibition #londonexhibition #sculpture #sculptor #southlondongallery #freeexhibition #curatortalk #critictalk #hepworthsculptureprize #peckham #camberwell #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #artist

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www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/magali-reus-mist-description

Address:
South London Gallery, 65–67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

Times:
Monday closed
Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-9pm
Thursday 11am-6pm
Friday 11am-6pm (until 9pm to last Friday of the month)
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

Price:
Free entry

Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers at The Photographers’ Gallery until 3 June 2018

Drawn from the extensive personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz, this exhibition of amateur ‘found’ photographs from Europe and the US explores gender non-conformity and cross-dressing. Dating from 1880 onwards, the photos are mostly of unnamed and unknown figures – having been mainly collected from flea markets, garage sales, junk shops and ebay – and as such offer an unauthorised view into the worlds of individuals and groups choosing to defy gender conventions. 📷

Lifshitz’s initial collecting impulse was a fascination with the vernacular documentation of cross-dressing; his criteria to accumulate photographs, which showed men dressing as women and vice versa. As the collection grew, he began to trace both commonalities and differences between the images, which proposed a much more nuanced exploration of cross-dressing culture, not least by offering an opportunity to interrogate the assumptions we make about gender. The exhibition also includes exclusive images of Marie-Pierre Pruvot (born 11 November 1935) the celebrated Algerian-born French transsexual woman who performed under the stage name Bambi, before becoming a teacher, and who was the subject of an award-winning documentary by Lifshitz in 2013.

Brought together, the photographs reflect a range of styles and attitudes from theatrical, defiant, shy, proud, subversive and understated; showing individuals and groups from different classes, professions, genders and nationalities, whose only commonality is that they dared to play with dress codes in front of a camera, even if unable to do so in public.

Sébastien Lifshitz was born 1968 in Paris, France. An avid collector of photographs and an award-winning film director, his films have included Wild Side (2004), featuring a transsexual heroine and Bambi (2013), a documentary about France’s most celebrated transsexual woman.

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/under-cover-secret-history-cross-dressers

Location:
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Times:
Mon – Sat: 10.00 – 18.00
Thu: 10.00 – 20.00
Sun: 11.00 – 18.00

Price:
Free admission before noon every day
£4 (£2.50 concessions) Exhibition Day Pass
£2.50 online booking

Circus – Past, Present & Future at V&A on Friday 27 April 2018

Roll up, roll up! To mark 250 years since London was first dazzled by the circus, join this Friday Late to experience acrobatics and artistry from the Big Top and beyond with this collaboration between Roundhouse CircusFest and the museum. 🎟 🎪

Watch live performances, explore rarely seen archives from the V&A’s Theatre and Performance Collection, and hear from those making an impression on and off the highwire as they push their bodies and their artforms to new limits.

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!

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

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