Tag: shows in London (page 1 of 12)

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan @ House of Illustration / until 10th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

@ House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Tickets: from £7.50 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/anime-architecture-backgrounds-of-japan

This is the UK’s first ever exhibition of architectural backdrops from classic anime films. It features over 100 exquisite technical drawings and watercolour illustrations from some of the most influential productions in the genre’s 1990s heyday, including Production I.G’s artwork for Ghost in the Shell. 🎨

The artists were tasked with creating a universe for the director. Their fictional worlds reflected real-life concerns over ruthless urban development and erosion of identity, mirroring the films’ narratives and giving the backgrounds a crucial role to play. Their work has had a defining influence on the style of anime we think of as typical today.

The show includes Hiromasa Ogura’s watercolour paintings for Ghost in the Shell, an anime epic that informed pioneering sci-fi works such as The Matrix and Avatar. Inspired by Asia’s emerging megacities and based on photographs of Hong Kong, Ogura’s work depicts the striking contrast between a derelict Chinese town and looming, faceless skyscrapers.

Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 13th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11am-8pm (Fri 9pm)

@ Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: from £12.50 book online

Straight from a two-year residency at MoMA, New York, American artist and choreographer, Trajal Harrell, comes to the Barbican for a major performance exhibition.

The Art Gallery has been transformed into an immersive space, where eighteen dancers, including Harrell himself, showcase 14 of his innovative and playful works. Visitors are able to weave through these live performances making their own route through the gallery space.

The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to experience Harrell’s entire body of work from 1999 through to the present day in one place and at one time. Emotional and exhilarating, the performances explore ideas around the body, gender, race, sexuality and culture.

Jungle Book @ Underbelly Festival Southbank / until August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Thu 3pm, Fri-Sun 12.45pm & 3pm

@ Underbelly Festival Southbank, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £11.50 book online

www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/the-jungle-book
www.mettatheatre.co.uk/productions/jungle-book

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family. Mowgli is finding her way in the urban jungle. With a beat-loving bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera and a skateboarding Wolf crew, this heart-warming coming of age story will astonish and amaze. 🌴🐒

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family.

Mowgli is finding her way in the urban jungle. With a beat-loving bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera and a skateboarding Wolf crew, this heart-warming coming of age story will astonish and amaze.

Choreographed by Kendra J Horsburgh (BirdGang Dance Company, Into the Hoods, Sadler’s Wells and Blaze, International Tour) and featuring jaw-dropping tricks from an extraordinary cast of international performers, this is a show for everyone from 8 to 108.

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$

Friday Late: Hack. Make. Create. @ V&A / Friday 28th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18.30-22.00

@ V&A, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

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.

More than the hobbyists’ pursuit, maker communities are disrupting manufacturing. Shared spaces offer a new amalgam of craft, industry and technology, where both tools and knowledge are pooled. Join London’s maker spaces to resist mass production and uncover how hacked machines and open source design are changing the way we make and live. Explore production process and question whether this a sustainable movement?

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Grimeborn @ Arcola Theatre / until September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL

Tickets: from £10 with an Arcola Passport

www.arcolatheatre.com/grimeborn

Bold new versions of classic operas. Rarely-seen and long-forgotten works. Brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. Whether it’s your first or your latest opera experience, you’ll be right at home at Grimeborn 2017.

 

THE MARRIAGE OF KIM K book online

The Kardashian musical 💋.
The Mozart opera 🎻.
At the same time 😍.

 

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN book online

Once upon a time, deep in the woods, a man caught a vixen… This humorous, life-affirming celebration of nature comes to Grimeborn with a brand new chamber arrangement.

 

HE SILKEN LADDER & A HUSBAND AT THE DOOR book online

A double bill about mistaken identities, mismatched lovers, narrow escapes and unexpected undergarments.

 

UNE EDUCATION MANQUÉE book online

A deliciously madcap and witty 45-minute French operetta about two teenaged newly-wed aristocrats.

 

DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED book online

Janáček’s song-cycle is updated as the video-diary of an asylum centre worker. A dramatic tale of cross-cultural love, identity and indecision from the acclaimed Shadwell Opera.

 

PORGY & BESS book online

For their latest outing to Grimeborn, Basement Orchestra contront Gershwin’s masterpiece, telling the story with key details and extracts, live singers and dazzling musicianship.

 

OPERA MOUSE book online

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Don’t miss this Sunday morning spectacular for young children and adults alike.

 

ARMIDE book online

Armide falls for her nemesis will she pick love, or vengeance? Ensemble OrQuesta brings this thrilling tale of desire, betrayal and magic from the crusades into the present.

 

V book online

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night , V is a devised musical by young people aged 14-25 from Arcola’s award-winning Creative Engagement department.

 

SAMSON AND DELILAH book online

The source of Samson’s power is a secret – but when Delilah decides to root it out, her discovery threatens to change the course of history forever. A new production from WhatsOnStage award-winner Aylin Bozok (Werther, Pelléas et Mélisande).

 

COLLISION book online

Part absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, Collision is a Dada-esque piece with new cabaret and jazz influenced music. How would you spend your world’s end weekend?

 

IL LETTO book online

Told by Puccini’s wife Elvira Bonturi, Il Letto is a tale about the destructive tensions between real life and opera, heroines and muses.

 

FUN AT THE FESTIVAL book online

A real treat for opera and new writing lovers, these three little gems make for a fun-filled evening at the festival.

 

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY book online

The multi-award-winning, five-star production returns to London. In Chicago, 1924, two college kids sign a contract in blood. Can they carry out the perfect crime?

 

Lambeth Country Show 2017 @ Brockwell Park / until Sunday 16th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-20:00

@ Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ

Free entry

Back for a 43rd year boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 170,000 people attending in 2016, the show is now one of the biggest public events in the UK.

Roots Reggae Day is back again for 2017. Expect a whole host of international and legendary talent of reggae, dub and ska throughout the day.

Bugle
His love for dancehall and reggae music began from an early age, while he was going to primary school. He did not got
his break until 2000 when he met with fellow dancehall artiste Oniel Bryan popular known as Elephant man. This led to him started writing songs for Elephant man. In 2001 he was featured on his “Good To Go” Tour. Bugle was also featured on BET’s 106 and Park and Appearance 2002 MTV Awards in Japan.

Queen Omega
Hailing from San Fernando in Trinidad. Encouraged by her mother (to whom she pays moving tribute on “Mama”), she began entering local talent shows from the age of nine, writing her own calypsos and even rapping on national television. Now under the management of Graeme Sealy and Trini Productions; Queen Omega continues to tour the Caribbean and Europe and has performed on many of the largest Reggae festival stages such as; Reggae Rising (USA), SNWMF (USA), JaSound (France), African Music Festival (Germany) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Mafia & Fluxy
Blood brothers and masters of drums and bass guitar. They are known as the Sly and Robbie of the UK. With 30 years in the business producing music for every jamaican legendary name, they have toured and produced music for artists like Luciano, Gregory Issacs, John holt, Horace Andy, Beres Hammond, Taurus Rily to mention a few. Mafia and Fluxy are the nicest guys and the Talent of reggae music backing up many of our star names on LCS Roots day.

Michael Prophet
Prophet is a legendary Jamaican performer from 1977 now resident in the UK and has energy that excels. His 1980 album ‘Serious Reasoning’ was released by Island Records in the UK, establishing his reputation internationally. Michael Prophet thrives on live stage performance and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Abacush
Hailing from South london were the 80’s girlpower band in reggae.
They have a strong roots sound with soul. Abacush have reformed for 2017 and bring their joyful vibes to Lambeth Country Show.

Christopher Ellis
Son of the late great Alton Ellis, one of the rock steady heroes of reggae music. Alton had a record shop in Brixton for many years, was based in the UK and toured worldwide. His son Christopher sounds remarkably like his father, and is also a great vocal artist. See him live with his own Ellis brand of reggae and playing tribute to his father.

Teshay Makeda
Coming from a musical background, Teshay Makeda has been singing since the age of seven. She started showcasing with The Twelve Tribes of Israel and she was part of the school choir. At the age of ten, she joined Vocal Zones Productions where she was vocally trained really improving her performance ability. These foundations have moulded Teshay into the artist that she is today.

General Roots
Fresh to the UK reggae scene, but are offer the finest dub and heavyweight lovers rock. The band tour internationally with artists like Hollie Cook and they are masters of their craft and will kick off the Main Stage.

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Dreamers Awake @ White Cube Bermondsey / 17th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

@ White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Free entry

www.whitecube.com

A group show at White Cube Bermondsey which explores the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than fifty women artists. The exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present day and includes work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists. 🚺

Woman has a powerful presence in Surrealism. She is the object of masculine desire and fantasy; a harpy, goddess or sphinx; a mystery or threat. Often, she appears decapitated, distorted, trussed up. Fearsome or fetishized, she is always the ‘other’. From today’s perspective, gender politics can seem the unlikely blind spot of a movement that declared war on patriarchal society, convention and conformity.

Nonetheless, from its earliest days female artists have been drawn to Surrealism’s emphasis on personal and artistic freedoms and to the creative potential that the exploration of the unconscious offered. By focusing on the work of women artists, ‘Dreamers Awake’ hopes to show how, through art foregrounding bodily experience, the symbolic woman of Surrealism is refigured as a creative, sentient, thinking being.

Repossessed by its owner, the fragmented, headless body of Surrealism becomes a vehicle for irony, resistance, humour and self-expression. Ranging beyond those who might identify themselves as Surrealists, the show traces the influence of the movement where artists delve into the unconscious; create alternative realities; invent fetishistic objects, such as Mona Hatoum’s Jardin Public (1993), that subvert the objectification of the female form, or, in the spirit of Claude Cahun’s iconic black and white self-portraits from the 1930s, play with gender identity as a fluid construct.

The exhibition features works by women associated with the Surrealist movement – including Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Lee Miller, Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini – who until recently, were often characterised simply as muses, models or mistresses. Works by Francesca Woodman, Hannah Wilke, Louise Bourgeois, Rosemarie Trockel, Kiki Smith, Paloma Varga Weisz, Mona Hatoum, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, among others, testify to the far-reaching influence of Surrealism through the intervening decades. Surrealism meets punk in the work of Linder, and infuses the separate cultural heritages of Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman and Japanese painter Tomoko Kashiki.

Today, one hundred years since Apollinaire coined the term ‘surrealisme’, the unconscious mind is familiar territory, and the word ‘surreal’ itself debased to the point of meaninglessness. But in a world preoccupied with the politics of identity, in which the advances of previous generations must be continually defended, we see the continued – even renewed – relevance of surrealist ideas and strategies to a generation of emerging artists, including Sascha Braunig, Jordan Kasey, Loie Hollowell, Kelly Akashi, and Caitlin Keogh.

First Fridays @ Wellcome Collection / Friday 6th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00–21:00

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

www.wellcomecollection.org/visit-us/stay-later-first-fridays

Explore the free exhibitions out of hours. Play eye-opening games in the Reading Room, handle intriguing objects and take a tour of the exhibition, or just have a glass of wine and catch up with friends to make your Friday night a little bit different. 🍸 👫 👭

Prefer visiting exhibitions when it’s a bit more relaxed?
Too busy at the weekends to visit?
Looking for somewhere special to start your weekend?

First Fridays are for you!

Grab a bite to eat with the special evening menu upstairs in Wellcome Kitchen, catch up over a cocktail and enjoy an alternative Friday night away from the standing-room-only pubs.

Plan your night….
– Ambient soundscapes with live DJ set from Antique Beat
– ‘A museum of modern nature’ open all night long (well, until 22.00)
– Cocktails, dinner and small dishes in our cafe and restaurant
– Conversation starters in ‘Medicine Man’ and ‘Medicine Now’
– Activities and ideas in our ‘Reading Room’

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Summer get together @ Skip Garden (King’s Cross) / Wednesday 28th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-23:00

@ Skip Garden, Tapper walk, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AQ

Tickets: £16.52 book online

www.thestarfishproject.org.uk

Summer Get Together to stand in Solidarity with Refugees across the World. 🌍

The Starfish Project are throwing open the Skip Garden gates for an evening of music and food, while raising funds for The Starfish Project. With live music from Loco Ironico, fresh veggie food lovingly prepared by our chefs and volunteers as part of a Disco Chop, a cracking camp fire, and inspiring stories of resilience, friendship and hope from refugees and those who work with them.

Every penny raised will go straight to The Starfish Project, which supports grassroots projects in Greece and Northern France to provide nutritious meals for refugees fleeing war and persecution.

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