Speedo is running 10,000 free swim sessions at leisure centres across the country. With the help of qualified instructors you’ll discover the tips you need to refine your front crawl, fire up your fitness and take your swimming to the next level.
Dive In swim fitness sessions are running in London at sites including London Fields, Charlton Lido, Clapham, Greenwich, Crystal Palace, Kensington, Oasis LC and more.
Along with expert training advice, the sessions include instruction on how to use a variety of different training aids, such as flippers and power paddles!
Did you know?
Two thirds of London’s swimmers (68%) are unable to swim front crawl for more than four lengths (100m)
1 in 3 adults (34%) are not confident in the water*
Dive In was launched in response to new research from Speedo, which revealed that only a third of Londoners can swim more than four lengths (100m) of front crawl proficiently, even though 65% of British adults recognise swimming as the best for a full body workout.
Featuring paintings and studies selected from all periods of her career, from 1961 to 2014, the show will be installed throughout the three floors of the gallery, making it the artist’s first major survey in London since her 2003 retrospective at Tate Britain.
“Bridget Riley is undoubtedly one of the world’s most significant artists working today and her influence on present and future generations cannot be underestimated,” says David Zwirner. “I am honoured to be able to show such a definitive selection of her stripe work in my London gallery.”
For this exhibition, the Rio de Janeiro-based Nepomuceno expands her characteristically dynamic approach to form, using traditional methods of rope weaving and straw braiding as well as techniques of her own design.
The works in TRANS extend the artist’s interest in biomorphic and organic development, and emphasise the interconnectedness of the individual object and its environment.
For four weeks, HTC are hosting a public pop-up skatepark next to Selfridges on Oxford Street. It’s the UK’s largest indoor free skatepark and everyone from newbies to experienced skaters have the chance to skate.
Free lessons are available including equipment. To book a lesson visit Selfridges’ website.
The park features two distinctive areas, the first replicating London’s famous skating spots, including the Big Ben Gap and Moorgate Handrail. The second area is a nod towards a Selfridges’ shop floor, with obstacles inspired by shoeboxes, magazines and baseball caps.
Silke Otto-Knapp makes paintings of performance and landscape, approaching the canvas as a stage and a site of orchestrated scenarios. Gouache and watercolour are applied in delicate layers, depicting scenes of a fugitive beauty and imbuing the works with an ethereal magic.
In Monday or Tuesday, Otto-Knapp’s subjects are rendered almost entirely in black and silver pigments which appear to bathe the works in moonlight, the source of which at times looms in the distance, ambiguously appearing as a stage instruction or theatrical lighting device. The works bring together the reality of landscape with the pretence of stage design to raise questions around decorative surface, spatial depth and pictorial construction.
The central motif of performance will be expanded in the supporting public programme which includes a new performance in the gallery spaces by LA based dancer-choreographer Flora Weigmann, a salon afternoon featuring dancer Kate Coyne and a dance masterclass led by Nissa Nishikawa.
Alongside the paintings, the exhibition will include new collages and etchings developed during a residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new publication with an essay by Sabeth Buchmann, co-produced with Charlottenborg, Copenhagen where some of the works in the exhibition were shown in 2013.
Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, explores how mental health conditions have been diagnosed and treated over the past 250 years.
Divided into four episodes between 1780 and 2014, this exhibition looks at key breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of the mind and the tools and methods of treatment that have been developed, from Mesmerism to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) bringing visitors up to date with the latest cutting edge research and its applications.
Bringing together psychology, other related sciences, medicine and human stories, the exhibition is illustrated through a rich array of historical and contemporary objects, artworks and archive images.
‘Bookbed’ invites you to explore the library in the context of twenty-first century technologies. With a giant bed as its centrepiece, the exhibition will provide a platform to share your experiences of learning and self-education.
Ruth Beale’s practice includes performance, drawing, video work and the collection and the collection and re-presentation of archive material.
IdeasTap Takeover: Love is a five day multidisciplinary arts festival coinciding with Valentine’s Day week.
The festival offers an alternative to the usual mush with a lineup of original theatre, screening of short films, live performance, scratch events and creative workshops from an impressive selection of new and established artists.