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The IKEA House Party at Soho popup until Saturday 21 October 2017

IKEA are celebrating 30 years of The Wonderful Everyday in style. This month they are hosting The IKEA House Party, an immersive experience that explores how British lives, tastes and styles have changed through the decades. 🏡

Set over four floors in a central London space, visitors can enjoy a taste of life at home in the 80s, 90s and 00’s – and even a look ahead to what the next 30 years might bring.

The celebration continues in your local IKEA store this half term. Experience an immersive ‘4 decades in 4 minutes’ virtual reality tour of our homes over the last 30 years.

www.ikea.com/gb/en/ikea/campaigns/30-year-anniversary

Doors:
12:00 – 18:00

Location:
19 Greek Street, London W1D 4DT

Price:
Free entry

Summer Screenprints Film Poster Exhibition @ Somerset House / until 23rd August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:00)
Wed–Fri 11:00-20:00 (last entry 19:00)

From 10-23rd August open 10:00-18:00 and additionally from 18:30–21:00 for Film4 Summer Screen ticket holders

@ Somerset House, West Wing Galleries, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Free entry

www.printclublondon.com/summer-screenprints-film-poster-exhibition
www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/summer-screen-prints

Somerset House and Print Club London are collaborating on the fifth edition of the Summer Screen Prints exhibition, which brings limited-edition film prints to Somerset House throughout August. 🎬📽🎞

This year’s display will be the most extensive to date, with 20 original, screen-printed film poster artworks inspired by the Film4 Summer Screen programme.

Emerging, international artists respond to a moment, theme, character or quote from their favourite film in the season, including Joe Cruz, whose colourful and intimate work captures a pivotal moment in this year’s ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winner Moonlight, while Hattie Stewart‘s bold and striking reimagining of Cruel Intentions bares the malice of the cult film’s protagonist.

This free exhibition, open each day across the season, will enable you to buy the original, affordable works at Somerset House and on the Print Club London website for £60. With effortless acess to the exhibition from the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, film-goers will be able to enjoy special late openings ahead of each film screening.

Thursday 10th August – Premiere: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Friday 11th August – Victoria
Saturday 12th August – Donnie Darko + The Omen
Sunday 13th August – The Philadelphia Story
Monday 14th August – Moonlight
Tuesday 15th August – All The President’s Men
Wednesday 16th August – Premiere: The Square
Thursday 17th August – Bhaji on the Beach
Friday 18th August – In Bruges
Saturday 19th August – Jaws + Deliverance
Sunday 20th August – My Neighbour Totoro
Monday 21st August – Cruel Intentions
Tuesday 22nd August – Blow-up
Wednesday 23rd August – Premiere: Patti Cake$

Fevered Sleep: Men & Girls Dance @ The Place / from Thursday 13th – Saturday 22nd April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7.30pm (Sat 22 Apr 2.30pm)

@ The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.theplace.org.uk/whats-on/fevered-sleep
www.menandgirlsdance.com

Brings together two very different groups of performers: men who dance professionally and girls who dance for fun.

At times playful, at times provocative, Men & Girls Dance celebrates the rights of adults and children to be together and to dance together. It’s a joyful celebration of tenderness, empathy and love.

Co-commissioned by The Place, this critically acclaimed production arrives for a limited London run after a hugely successful national tour.

VAULT Festival @ The Vaults / from January 25th – March 5th 2017 ? ? ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: times vary

@ The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.vaultfestival.com

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.

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.

Soundscapes: Listening to Paintings – Jamie xx @ National Gallery / until 6th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: daily 10am–6pm (Fridays until 9pm)

@ The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

www.nationalgallery.org.uk

‘Soundscapes’ has commissioned musicians and sound artists to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece of music or sound art in response. Immersive and site-specific, the experience encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound.

Artists:
Jamie xx, DJ, music producer, and member of Mercury Prize-winning band, The xx. His producer credits include collaborations with Drake, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys as well as ‘We’re New Here’, his reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s last studio album. Jamie’s debut solo album ‘In Colour’ was released in June. Jamie’s chosen painting is Van Rysselberghe’s Coastal Scene (about 1892).

Nico Muhly is a composer of chamber, orchestral, and sacred music, as well as opera and ballet. His work includes commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, New York City Ballet, St John’s College, Cambridge, and Wigmore Hall. Muhly’s chosen painting is The Wilton Diptych (about 1395–9).

Susan Philipsz OBE is a Turner Prize-winning sound artist. Known for her installations that explore the relationship between sound and architecture, she has been presented at institutions across the world from MoMA to the Sydney Biennale. Philipsz’s chosen painting is Holbein’s Ambassadors (1533).

Gabriel Yared is an Oscar-winning film composer, whose work includes the scores for ‘Betty Blue’ (1986), ‘The English Patient’ (1996), ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ (1999), and ‘Cold Mountain’ (2003). Yared’s chosen painting is Cézanne’s Bathers (about 1894–1905).

Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. He won BAFTA Awards for David Attenborough’s ‘Life’ and ‘Frozen Planet’ BBC series, and has worked on other major film, radio, and TV projects. Watson’s chosen painting is Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele (1905).

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are internationally renowned installation and sound artists. Based in Grindrod, Canada, the duo incorporates audio tracks with installations to create three-dimensional spaces with sound. Cardiff and Miller’s chosen painting is Antonello da Messina’s Saint Jerome in his Study (about 1475).

The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity-Waste @ Somerset House / until 10th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10.00-18.00

@ Somerset House, East Wing Galleries, East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Free entry

www.somersethouse.org.uk

The Syngenta Photography Award is a celebration of artistic skill and outstanding photography which aims to draw attention to, and stimulate dialogue around, key global challenges. This year’s award invited professional and amateur photographers from all over the world to submit applications responding to the theme of ‘Scarcity-Waste’.

In the past 50 years, our demands on the natural world have doubled. Many of us are barely aware of the fragility of the resources we depend upon for our survival. While resource scarcity is evident everywhere, it sits alongside enormous waste. As nearly one billion people go to bed hungry worldwide, others are wasting over half of the food they buy. The award called for photographs that tell stories about scarcity and waste and the tensions and relationships between them. Photographers, whatever their approach, were invited to interpret this theme to spark dialogue about our changing planet.

Alfie Brown: Divorced From Reality (and my wife) @ Soho Theatre / from Tuesday 2nd December – Saturday 6th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:30

@ Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE

Tickets: £10 book online

www.sohotheatre.com

Alfie Brown’s fourth hour long show is another screaming, pretentious, crusading monstrosity. It’s all about divorce (his), Bipolar disorder (his) and reality (?)

What is right? What is real? Morals are taught, accepted and then regurgitated. It seems bizarre that we don’t ask questions, it seems weird that when we do, people tell us we’re mad. I’m not mad, you’re not mad, society has Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy. Another 55 mins of bombastic diatribe (see?) from Alfie (him).

MIRRORCITY @ Hayward Gallery / 4th January 2015

MIRRORCITY at Hayward GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm

@ Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: £12 book online

mirrorcity.southbankcentre.co.uk

London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

JG Ballard believed that reality had already exceeded the visions conjured by science fiction by the end of the 20th century. Drawing on the digital era we now live in, the artists in MIRRORCITY respond to and address this new perception of the world.

Artists have always created alternative realities but recently they have been exploring where the digital and the physical space crossover and fold into each other.

The exhibition considers questions specific to our time such as: ‘How can we navigate the space between the digital and the physical?’ and ‘What is the effect of advanced technologies on our lives?’

The engagement, innovation and complexity of the works selected for MIRRORCITY also directly or indirectly reflect the multi-faceted character of London itself.

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