Sunfall festival is brought to you by the teams behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook. A festival of two halves: party together by day, go your own way by night… 🌝🌚
Village Underground: Mastermix.
Jackmaster / DJ Bone / Denis Sulta / Peggy Gou / Spencer / Jayda G
A new venue for alfresco drinking and street food dining with its very own white sandy beach, set within palm trees, pastel painted beach huts, swings and summer cocktails. This affordable drinking experience welcomes people to enjoy the Thameside location with deck chairs and grass seating while covered feasting tables, daybeds and beach huts will be on hand to cater for the British summer.
Featuring a 20 metre beach, pop-up shops, street food traders from the likes of Le Rac Shack, The Duck Truck, Taco Dave along with churros and ice creams for those with a sweet tooth. Visitors can create their own cocktails from the Unleaded Bar or have mixologists compose drinks with the ‘Beach Butler’ service creating bespoke summer sunshine tipples.
Taking you on a journey to paradise as Fulham welcomes the first ever Thameside beach spot. A unique and affordable, alfresco, dining and drinking experience. Dine on long feasting tables under a canopy of flowers or bask in the summer sun in free-to-use deck chairs while soaking up the surrounding beach setting.
Group bookings can hire beach huts or day partybeds with the option of adding a personal ‘Beach Butler’ to create bespoke cocktails from the mixology trolley to complement the “bring your own” offering.
London’s best street food traders will be on hand to help soak up the boozy afternoons surrounded by palm trees, swings, grass and covered seating for all to use.
Group bookings of 6 or more have access to a beach hut (£40)
Groups of 12 to 25 have access to a day party bed (£60)
Petanque courts and beer pong tables are available to hire
Private hire bookings available
Find the perfect spot at Neverland London, a romantic alfresco drink for two under the stars, weekend family brunch in the sun, or friends for a party. Eat, drink and listen to music alongside the river Thames offering affordable, alfresco drinking and dining at its best.
Straight from the sold out run at Vault Festival where it was awarded Pick Of The Year, Skin a Cat is a bracingly candid account of sex and shame, gut-wrenching and side-splitting by turns, this is a truly alternative coming of age story about going all the way.
Every teenager thinks they’re the only one not having sex. But for Alana, it may well be true. She really wants to, but luck is clearly not on her side. Soon she can’t help wondering: Is it this tricky for everyone else? Because no one ever said it was going to be this complicated. ?
The show follows Alana on an awkward sexual odyssey with a kaleidoscope of off-kilter characters: from getting her first period at nine years old and freaking out her frantic mother, to watching bad porn at a house party with her best friend’s boyfriend, to a painful examination by an overly cheery gynaecologist – all in the pursuit of losing her virginity and finally becoming a woman, whatever that means…
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
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!
New paintings, pumpkin sculptures and mirror rooms, all made especially for this exhibition. This is Yayoi Kusama’s most extensive exhibition at the gallery to date and it’s the first time mirror rooms have gone on view in London since Kusama’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012.
Yayoi Kusama’s lifelong exploration of the self’s relationship to the infinite cosmos has given rise to a highly influential career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style. For the exhibition at the Wharf Road galleries, she has created three mirror rooms: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, Chandelier of Grief and Where the Lights in My Heart Go, all of which place the viewer within a universe of varying proliferating reflections.
New paintings displayed alongside these immersive rooms continue an enduring preoccupation with multiplying polka dots and dense scalloped ‘infinity net’ patterns – Kusama’s obsessive repetition of these forms on canvas, which she has described as a form of active self-obliteration, responds to hallucinations first experienced in childhood. The pumpkin, another motif that she has returned to throughout her career, is also present in the form of new mirror polished sculptures.
Victoria Miro Mayfair will present new paintings from the important ongoing series My Eternal Soul, which Kusama first began in 2009. Each is a flatly painted monochrome field that abounds with imagery including eyes, faces in profile, and other more indeterminate forms, often in pulsating combinations of colour. Joyfully improvisatory, fluid and highly instinctual, they testify to the indefatigable, paradoxical drive to expression that has unified Kusama’s constantly evolving oeuvre over seven decades.
Yayoi Kusama has developed a practice which, though it shares affiliations with Surrealism, Minimalism, Pop art, the Zero and Nul movements, Eccentric Abstraction and Feminist art, resists any singular classification. Born in Matsumoto City, Japan in 1929, she studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York in the late 1950s, and by the mid-1960s had become well known in the avant-garde world for her provocative happenings and exhibitions. Since this time, Kusama’s extraordinary artistic endeavours have spanned painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, performance, film, printmaking, installation, and environmental art as well as literature, fashion (most notably in her 2012 collaboration with Louis Vuitton), and product design.
Yayoi Kusama has just been selected as one of TIME Magazine’s World’s 100 Most Influential People. She was recently named the world’s most popular artist by various news outlets, based on figures reported by The Art Newspaper for global museum attendance. Her exhibitions were consistently the most visited worldwide last year, with three museum tours simultaneously traveling through Asia, Central and South America and Scandinavia all drawing record-breaking attendances.
Yayoi Kusama is currently the subject of a museum tour throughout Northern Europe, from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, (2015-2016) to Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2016); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (opening June 2016) and Helsinki Art Museum (2016-2017). In Infinity, is the first major retrospective to account for Kusama’s interest in fashion and design. It also includes several important early works that have never been exhibited before.
Multi-decade exploration of the relationship between Modernism and its manifestations in the contemporary. In the exhibition—comprised of two new bodies of work and a monumental bronze—Coventry disabuses Modernism of its utopian promise, locating its residue in the debris of the social landscape.
Keith Coventry (b. 1958, Burnley, United Kingdom) was born in Burnley in 1958 and lives and works in London. He attended Brighton Polytechnic 1978– 81 and Chelsea School of Art London 1981– 82. He was featured in the seminal exhibition Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1997 and in 2006, he received a mid-career retrospective at Glasgow’s Tramway (Art Centre). He was also a co-founder and curator of City Racing, an influential not-for-profit gallery in Kennington, South London from 1988-98.
His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Europe and is included in collections worldwide, including the British Council; Tate Modern; Arts Council of England; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2010 Coventry was awarded the John Moores Painting Prize.His work will be included in Double Act: Art and Comedy, an exhibition presented at The MAC Belfast in May 2016.
Experience classic films with live orchestral accompaniment in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall. Absolutely unique venue to enjoy classics unlike anything else.
Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October
£33.10 to £68.80 book online
Maximus Decimus Meridius will have his vengeance again, accompanied by an on-stage orchestra, as Gladiator Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall due to staggering popular demand.
Ridley Scott’s legendary swords-and-sandals epic is coming back to the iconic London venue – its auditorium famously based on a Roman amphitheatre – following four incredible, sold-out shows in 2014.
The event will see Gladiator screened in high definition on a 20m screen, as Hans Zimmer’s stirring score is performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and English Chamber Choir, with guest vocalist Lisa Gerrard, who features on the original soundtrack. Conducted by Justin Freer.
Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe as a vengeful former general doing vivid battle with a corrupt emperor’s son, is one of the most acclaimed films of recent years, winning five Oscars including Best Picture, as Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard’s memorable music scooped Best Original Score at the Golden Globes.
Independence Day Live
Thursday 22 September
£33.10 to £73.90 book online
Aliens will invade one of London’s most iconic buildings this year to the unforgettable accompaniment of a classic David Arnold score, when explosive 1996 action blockbuster Independence Day is screened at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by a live orchestra.
This 20th anniversary event will kick off with a pre-show talk from composer David Arnold, discussing his work scoring Independence Day, Sherlock, five 007 films and the London 2012 closing ceremony, before the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Dodd, take to the stage to provide live orchestral accompaniment to the movie on the big screen above.
Independence Day, directed by Roland Emmerich, is a thrilling, all-action movie which follows a bunch of disparate Americans banding together to see off a terrifying alien invasion.
Friday 14 October
£33.10 to £73.90 book online
Winner of eight Academy Awards, four BAFTAs and four Golden Globes, Amadeus – the most acclaimed film ever made about classical music, will be brought to vivid life at the Royal Albert Hall.
This remarkable screening of the film will feature live music performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who recorded the original film soundtrack, and the Philharmonia Chorus, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.
Amadeus (1984), directed by Miloš Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and written by Sir Peter Schaffer, tells the scintillating story of the rivalry between vindictive composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), and petulant genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). The film was named one of the American Film Institute’s best 100 movies of the century, and remains one of the most beloved movies of all time.
Sunday 6 November
3:00pm and 7:30pm
£28.00 to £68.80 book online
James Cameron’s 1986 science-fiction action horror film Aliens will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special screening at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by James Horner’s score performed in full by live orchestra.
Aliens, starring Sigourney Weaver, is a stand-alone sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979). Nominated for seven Oscars, and having won two, the film is recognised as one of the greatest action movies ever.
The original and beloved 1986 theatrical cut will be screened while the memorable score, composed by celebrated composer James Horner, will be performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
Wednesday 28 December
2:00pm and 7:00pm
£28.00 to 68.80 book online
Director Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott.
Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score, performed live and in full by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen!
Barbican has commissioned the award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi to create a new body of work for The Curve.
For his first major London commission, Qureshi presents Where the Shadows are so Deep, a series of exquisite miniature paintings, drawing upon The Curve as a motif in this tradition. Beginning with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend. Hung at varying heights along the dramatic 90-metre span of the space, these delicate, jewel-like paintings lure the visitor in, demanding an altogether different kind of looking.