To celebrate International Women’s Day and HeForShe Arts Week, join artist Robin-Lee Hall to re-imagine what the Gallery’s Victorian Collection might have looked like if women had been afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts and their achievements recorded in portraiture.
Consider questions of gender identity and representation in your drawings and set about redressing the balance. At 20.15 you will get the opportunity to put your work out and Robin with conduct a friendly Friday critique.
There is a short introduction at 18.30 but feel free to drop in whenever you like. You can stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours. The class is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to accomplished artists.
All materials are provided, so no need to bring anything with you unless you want to work in your own sketchbook or on an iPad.
Every Friday there is a free drop-in drawing activity happening in the Gallery.
Live Music: Luca Luciano and Jose Henrique de Campos
Room 20, Floor 2
Music for clarinet and guitar by Villa-Lobos, Berio, De Falla and Poulenc
This is a true story. Events are told exactly as they happened, apart from the ones that are completely made up.
It’s 1943. Rosa Rauchbach and Horace Greasley are creating a little slice of history, and stealing a lot of chickens along the way.
The Rauchbach Greasley Association Society Club (RGASC, for short) will tell you all about it. They have a shared obsession with their two national heroes, a fierce pride in their country and only 5 members. Not that that’s going to stop them.
Multi award-winning Lost Watch present Flew the Coop, inspired by the true story of Silesian translator Rosa Rauchbach and Horace Greasley, the British prisoner of war who escaped over 200 times to see her.
VAULT Festival returns at its original home beneath Waterloo Station and, for the first time, at satellite venues Network Theatre and Morley College.
Boldly diverse, the programme features a myriad of shows exploring many themes via many more mediums. New bars and a fresh food offering, plus a dazzling array of late night parties!
For all six weeks award-winning company The Flanagan Collective will immerse audiences in decadence and excess at The Great Gatsby, performed across multiple spaces, ensuring every audience a unique experience, and rewarding those who dive deepest into Jay Gatsby’s world. Following on from Jurassic Park, their hit 2016 comedy, Superbolt Theatre return to VAULT with Mars Actually, which features in Proxima V, a new pulse of Space and Sci-Fi-themed events.
Every week there will be premiers for exciting shorts and features, including are dark_net staring Johnny Vegas and Love Comes Later, a London premiere staring Sarita Choudhury (Homeland). Laughs-a-plenty are in store in Adele Is Younger Than Us, giving voice to a generation of frustrated ‘not-quite-Adeles’. Meanwhile the VAULT Comedy Festival also promises a fresh line-up stepping up to the mic.
Food will be provided by Balkano, a kitchen inspired by chef Martin H Shaw’s exploration of Eastern Europe. Shaw has worked for the Conran Group, alongside Tom Aiken and at the award-winning Cake Shop Bakery, Woodbridge. At Balkano he offers up heart-warming dishes including Hungary Hot Potato and Smoky Serb Salsa, plus larger plates such as Chicken or Courgette Souvlaki with Labneh.
Three days of World Class Music from well over a hundred bands and performers in venues right across Stoke Newington.
The vast majority of the gigs are free and there’s a no ticket policy throughout the festival.
With everything from Top Rock Bands to Inspired Classical Spotlight’s and some truly irreverent Spoken Word thrown into the mix, there’s nothing stopping you from checking out all the venues and seeing some of the most talented musicians and wordsmiths playing in London today.
Showcasing the best in underground electronic music from around the world, online channel Just Jam goes to the Barbican stage, with live sets from MCs, DJs and producers paired with psychedelic visuals.
With big names in Bass, House, Grime and more alongside the emerging artists pushing the genres forward, with washed-out imagery mashed up and remixed in time with the music, recreating the electric atmosphere from Just Jam’s modest Dalston studio on a bigger scale.
Founded by Don’tWatchThat.tv’s Tim & Barry in 2009, Just Jam has gained cult status as a hub for cutting-edge talent from the world’s Bass music scenes. First taking over the Barbican Hall in 2014 with a line-up that brought together everyone from Grime kingpins Skepta and JME to Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, this latest live edition of Just Jam promises to be another whirlwind show that’ll have you struggling to stay in your seat.
Outdoor cinema experts, Rooftop Film Club, have announced the return of Dance Week with a toe-tapping, thigh slapping movie line-up celebrating the silver screen’s most iconic movers and shakers at Roof East, Stratford.
From Baby’s iconic lift to the pelvic thrusts of Magic Mike, Dance Week – starting on Tuesday 23rd August – will encourage guests to cut loose in the aisles before, after and even during the screening helped along by dance instructors from the famous Pineapple Dance Studios.
To help guests channel their inner Tatum prior to the screening, Pineapple Studio’s resident choreographer Kira Bishop will be hosting 30 minute rooftop tutorials tailored to each movie and open to Rooftop Film Club tickets and Bussey Bar guests alike. Kicking off the week is rooftop favourite Dirty Dancing (23rd August), nobody puts Baby in the corner, but how about a rooftop?
Guests will also enjoy a bespoke Dance Week cocktail menu concocted by the Roof East’s unforgettable Spirited Mixers team– featuring flavoursome floor fillers such as the Bellini Elliot and Baby’s Rooftop Rumba.
As the summer heats up kick off your dancing shoes and enjoy a dance-a-long to your favourite dance movie under the stars:
· Tuesday 23rd August – Dirty Dancing – Learn how to Rumba like Swayze
· Wednesday 24th August – Magic Mike – Street dance with a bit extra
· Thursday 25th August – Bring It On – Cheer 101 with spirit fingers
· Friday 26th August – Billy Elliot – Modern Ballet
· Saturday 27th August – Step-Up – Learn how to street dance like Tatum
Discover exciting new talent alongside established stars of the art world at the annual Summer Exhibition. With over 1,200 works showcasing everything from watercolour paintings to videos and photography there is something for everyone.
Famous as the world’s largest open submission show, there are certain things the Summer Exhibition delivers on every single year: a panorama of art in all mediums, a remarkable mixture of emerging artists and household names, and more to see and explore than any other exhibition you’re likely to visit this year.
Keep a particular look out for work by some of the art world’s most successful artistic duos – specially invited by Richard Wilson RA – whose work is dispersed throughout. Highlights include a large-scale suspended kite sculpture by Heather and Ivan Morison, sculpture by brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, and an atmospheric photographic installation from Jane and Louise Wilson.
Sizzling new circus show from the creative team behind worldwide smash hits LIMBO and Cantina and the masterminds behind Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour.
Blanc de Blanc serves-up an intoxicating blend of vintage glamour, high-end spectacle and titillating acts to infatuate, illuminate and delight. Bringing together the finest cabaret and acrobatic talent from around the world, be prepared to enter a wild night of big moves, great tunes, huge amounts of skin, and more than a few surprises.
Following a triumphant run at Sydney Opera House, the show promises a thrillingly up-close and seductive evening in the intimacy of the iconic Hippodrome Theatre.
Blanc de Blanc offers heady top notes followed by rich textures, a smooth body and an utterly unexpected finish. For an evening of breathless abandon, you have found the right place!