Tag: shows in London (page 1 of 14)

Harmonics in Space: Fred Butler at NOW Gallery until 29 April 2018

Welcome to Fred Butler’s therapeutic world. For NOW Gallery’s Design Commission Fred has created a joyful destination for healing with light, colour, shape and sound. In this environment she explores chromotherapy and light as an antidote to SAD – seasonal defective disorder – and to our urban living. 🌈 ✨ 🌈

Fred’s on-going interest in wellbeing led her to discover Rudolph Laban’s theory ‘Harmonics in Space’ of how our bodies are formed of polyhedral shapes within the environment. The first and smallest of the polyhedral is the tetrahedron, located at the centre. Vibrations here are closely related to breathing and our intense awareness of being alive. Fred believes that through constant computer work and hunching over devices, this tetrahedron gets blocked. Take this opportunity to stand, breath and expand your chests to recharge the whole body to be responsive.

“We need a balance of all the colour vibrations in sunlight to nourish us energetically”. As with shape Fred believes that colour has a profound affect on our moods, emotions and daily life. This immersive installation will give you the opportunity to step away from the grey of everyday into the full spectrum.

Dip your head into a polyhedral to encounter healing light. These shapes relate in concentric order, and form harmonic structures in the gallery. This environment offers an interplay between the conscious and unconscious levels of the psyche, stimulating the imagination and releasing creativity.

Take time to make origami. We have an exclusive colourful mystic mascot to match your mood. Give yourself creative space to switch off, contemplate and make. Decorate your cosmic creature and keep as a magic memento of your day.

Headphones are available to experience a sonic journey by Natureboy created for the exhibition. He combines live instrumentation, synthesizers and his own voice in a series of rich, reflective and detailed compositions. The contrasting tempos, textures and moods reflect the many facets of Fred Butler’s exploration of the senses. “Music Heals”

This exhibition is about looking after you. It’s inclusiveness addresses Fred’s concern about the future of human nature becoming introverted, isolated and immobile. Let go of instant gratification from constant scrolling and over stimulation which shortens attention span. Enjoy the moment, forget the past, don’t speculate the future be in the NOW.


NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Mon – Fri 10am – 7pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 4pm

Free entry

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery until 13 May 2018

Explorer, collector, activist and conjuror of theatrical environments American artist Mark Dion (b.1961) has travelled through rainforests and rubbish dumps to reveal the wonder and fragility of life on earth. Dion uses specimens – natural and manmade – to make uncanny representations of these environments. His drawings, sculptures and installations draw on the techniques of scientific enquiry and museum display; and on the telling of natural histories. 🌎

We embark on a journey through a sequence of installations created between 2000 and the present. The exhibition begins with The Library for the Birds of London (2018), a new commission continuing a series of aviaries Dion has created since 1993. The roomy sanctuary is a temporary home to 22 zebra finches, which are well-known for being social creatures. Visitors are invited into the aviary, which has an apple tree at its centre, referencing the tree of life. Over 600 books devoted to ornithology, environmentalism, literature and the natural sciences surround the birds. A scholar’s study invites us to unravel intricate drawings and models; while the Bureau for the Centre of the Study for Surrealism and its Legacy displays the strange magic of obsolete things. The muddy banks of the Thames have also yielded their treasures for poetic display in a gigantic cabinet; while The Wonder Workshop displays the ghosts of animals and instruments, many of them extinct and obsolescent. Each immersive environment is also a habitat, evoking the characters that observe, conserve or exploit the natural world.


Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Monday closed
Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-6pm
Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

£12.95 book online

Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK at House of Illustration until 13 May 2018

The UK’s first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea, revealing a style honed over decades in a closed society. 🇰🇵 ✏️

An exhibition of hundreds of everyday objects including food packaging, ticket stubs and stamps, together with hand-painted propaganda posters and comics, giving a extraordinary and rare insight into everyday life in the DPRK.

The exhibition displays the collection of Nicholas Bonner, the foremost expert on North Korean graphic culture, tourism and film, who has led tours to the country for 25 years.


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

10am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)

From £7.50 book online

Red Star Over Russia: A revolution in visual culture 1905-55 at Tate Modern until 18 February 2018

A dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin – seen through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers. 🇷🇺

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life.

The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943–2016). He started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016.

This show is an opportunity to see the rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs collected by King – some bearing traces of state censorship. Including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei, it is a thrilling journey through a momentous period in world history.


Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 10pm

£11.30 book online

Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 26 January 2018

Find emerging and established DJs selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions, discover pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and hands-on workshops. Or simply enjoy the space, the music, the views and the delicious food and drink offers. 🎨 🍷 🔊

Discover new perspectives on the theme of production in collaboration with our Tate Exchange Associates. Enjoy a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop in workshops, pop up talks and street food.

Movement! programmed by Stance Podcast
Stance hosts Movement! taking you on an audio journey through a selection of the freshest music genres. A flash dance studio will feature DJ sets from DJ Sketchy and Emily Dust taking you from South African Gqom to Desi Disco via the west African underground and more. Plus artist Lotte Andersen will be capturing euphoric moving portraits.

Music programmed by NTS Radio
See DJs Liam D, Qendresa and Jamie Burke in the Terrace Bar.

New Generation and Process
New Generation comments on the black British experience, its influence and portrayal in music. Directed by The Rest and narrated by Kojey Radical. Process is a companion film to the debut album of singer-songwriter Sampha. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, it offers a window into Sampha’s world.

18:30–19:30 New Generation with Q&A chaired by artist Mahaneela
20:00–20:40 Process
21:00–21:20 New Generation

Free ticket required for all screenings. Advance tickets have all now gone but an allocation of free tickets will be available on the night. Tickets will be distributed from the Level 0 ticket desk on a first-come-first-served basis from 18.00, with any spare tickets given out from the Level 1 Starr Cinema foyer 15 minutes before each screening starts.

Other activities:
Creative Collision II
Watch dancers, choreographers and composers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance create new work and share their creative process.

Documenting Our Cultures
Celebrate the places and pioneers behind our global creative cultures with Stance Podcast. Watch film screenings from Riz Ahmed and Ewen Spencer and join a zine-making workshop with Young Photographers London.

They Call It Regeneration?!
Be critical and reflective about regeneration and gentrification with the People’s Bureau and their giant pass the parcel.

Roulette Station
Try your luck with BACKLIT Gallery’s human roulette station. Winners get to collaborate with artists and create a vinyl recording in the Booth of Truth.

Cross Polli.Nation
Discover how to dance contact improvisation and experience a live jam with Trinity Laban. Learn basic dance skills and awaken your inner spontaneity! No experience needed.

Dubstep Retrospective
Step into Georgina Cook’s immersive dubstep retrospective programmed by Stance Podcast. A virtual playlist and images will transport you to defunct club nights like FWD>> at Plastic People and DMZ at Mass.

Technological Immersion
Get hands on with Digital Maker Collective to explore the role of technology in the arts. Question and rethink virtual and physical space, artificial intelligence, gaming and movement.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Our visitor experience teams will lead three lively rounds of conversation around key artworks.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Staff and volunteers from across Tate share their personal insights into works from the collection.


Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

6pm – 10pm

Free entry

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 at Imperial War Museum until 28 May 2018

See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. The exhibition features more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman. ☣️⚠️☠️💣

The complex issues surrounding the global response to 9/11, the nature of modern warfare and the continuing state of emergency in which we find ourselves have become compelling subject matter for contemporary artists.

Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

Through 50 works of art including film, sculpture, painting, installations, photography and prints, many of which are exhibited publicly in the UK for the first time, this exhibition highlights the crucial role of artists in representing contemporary conflict.


IWM London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

10am – 6pm daily

Adults £15 book online

London Illustration Fair at OXO Tower Wharf until Sunday 3 December 2017

An annual, artist-led illustration, print and graphic design fair, bringing artists and buyers together in a unique environment.

The fair offers the chance for illustration lovers to meet face to face with favourite artists and discover amazing new artwork from emerging illustrators.

There is something for every pocket from exclusive original pieces to prints and gifts for under ten pounds. 🤑


OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH

Thu 6pm-9pm
Fri 11am-8pm
Sat 11am-8pm
Sun 11am-6pm

From £8 book online

Q After Hours at Quaglino’s on Friday 24 November 2017

A burlesque show with live sets from DJ Scarlett Lapidus. Expect an evening of entertainment that sparkles!

The performance will be courtesy of The It Girls, hugely talented female performers, dancers, musicians, vocalists and DJs. The It Girls’ signature show involves an exciting dance routine consisting of three glamorous dancers, backed by a stunning female DJ, complete with live saxophone and electric violin. Supported by a professional creative team of choreographers and stylists, The It Girls mesmerise audiences with the sexy yet sophisticated beauty of their modern cabaret act.

At 1.30am, DJ Scarlett Lapidus will hit the decks, keeping you dancing till 3am. Scarlett’s DJ music style is heavily influenced by all things disco, combining 90’s/80s remixes, R n’B, old time classic soul and funk right through to Chicago House. With original mixes and vocals on request, she curates every set and sound to bring an event to life. Scarlett has recently been rated in Tatler as one of the female DJ’s to watch.

Enjoy a delicious cocktail from the specially designed menu in partnership with Stolichnaya or take advantage of a bar package available exclusively for the evening.

The It Girls’ signature show involves an exciting dance routine consisting of three glamorous dancers, backed by a stunning female DJ, complete with live saxophone and electric violin.

Supported by a professional creative team of choreographers and stylists, The It Girls mesmerise audiences with the sexy yet sophisticated beauty of their modern cabaret act.

New It Girls Showreel from Young Guns on Vimeo.


Quaglino’s, 16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ

Midnight till late

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Taste of London – The Festive Edition at Tobacco Dock until November 19 November 2017

The Festive Edition, the little sister to the summer festival, is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season in style.

East London’s stunning Tobacco Dock is transformed into a foodie wonderland brimming with London’s tastiest food, festive tipples, a fantastic chef line-up on the AEG Taste Theatre, masterclasses to get involved with and all the shopping you need to get set for the Christmas season. 🍴 🍤 🧀 🍸 🦐 🍱 🍧

And we’re open! The #tasteoflondon party has started, we’ll see you there 🎅🏻

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Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF

Fri – Sat 11am – 10:30pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

£15 in advance, book online

Constella OperaBallet – Sideshows at Lilian Baylis Studio (Sadler’s Wells) 25 and 26 November 2017

An anarchic opera and ballet spectacular featuring dancing bears, mystical palm readers and explosive fire-eaters. Roll up! Roll up! For the most un-hinged circus show in town!

Staring life as a single song, morphing into a song cycle and now in its premiere production of the final and complete two act extravaganza! Throughout its development, Sideshows has been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize and the Philip Bates Prize. In various guises Sideshows has been performed over 60 times across the UK and US, including Constella’s production which has been broadcast twice on BBC Radio 3 to critical acclaim.


Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Saturday 7:45pm
Sunday 2pm and 7:45pm

From £12 book online

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