Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d Group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings are a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences fused with European approaches to abstraction. Many of her abstract works are monumental and demand attention.
Zeid’s reputation as an artist was cemented in the 1950s when she was living between London and Paris and exhibiting extensively internationally. The artist also began experimenting with painting on turkey and chicken bones, which she later cast in polyester resin panels evocative of stained-glass windows. In the later years of her life she unexpectedly returned to figurative painting, creating stylised portraits of her friends and family.
Indulge in Zeid’s obsession with line and dazzling colour in this exhibition. Rediscover one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century in this first major retrospective.
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the life of its author, Tove Jansson.
Created in Finland, the Moomin stories are set in the fictional land of Moominvalley and centre around several oddly-shaped characters, including Moominpappa, Moominmamma, little Moomintroll and their friends.
Join us on an enthralling journey through our wondrous Moominland – clamber through forests, huddle in caves or set sail on the high seas to try and find the Moomin family. Along the way you can learn how Tove Jansson created these unique landscapes, characters and stories, while uncovering some special original drawings.
See the best in journalistic photography in this renowned exhibition.
Since 1955, World Press Photo has invited press photographers of the world to participate in the premier annual international competition in press photography.
The World Press Photo of the Year competition honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.
This year, 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images and the jury gave prizes in eight categories to 41 photographers from 21 countries.
Be moved and inspired by the images from these talented photographers, in this exhibition of the finalists’ work.
Foil Arms and Hog are at the Southbank festival for with their most critically acclaimed show. With over 4 million hits on YouTube, five exclusives on american comedy website Funny or Die and an endorsement from Rowan Atkinson, they are one of Ireland’s finest comedy prospects.
Individually, Foil Arms and Hog are Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan and Conor McKenna. Each as talented as the next and as a group, they are stars of Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show, regularly appear on comedy website Funny Or Die, appeared on BBC R4’s Sketchorama and count amongst their fans, John Bishop, Rowan Atkinson and Tommy Tiernan.
A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic story, wonder.land is a coming-of-age adventure that explores the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives.
Aly is struggling with all the pressures of being a teenager: family, school, friends and her own insecurities. Then she discovers wonder.land – a mysterious online world where, perhaps, she can create a whole new life. The web becomes her looking-glass – but will Aly see who she really is?
Combining live theatre and digital technology in dazzling new ways, wonder.land is brought to life on stage by an extraordinary creative team. With stunning sets, costumes, video projection and lighting, and a score by Blur’s Damon Albarn, this is a musical like no other: an Alice for the online generation.
Whaaam! Pop! Kapow! This is pop art, but not as you know it.
Tate Modern is ready to tell a global story of pop art, breaking new ground along the way, and revealing a different side to the artistic and cultural phenomenon.
From Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East, this explosive exhibition connects the dots between art produced around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, showing how different cultures and countries responded to the movement.
Politics, the body, domestic revolution, consumption, public protest, and folk – all will be explored and laid bare in eye-popping Technicolor and across many media, from canvas to car bonnets and pinball machines.
The exhibition will reveal how pop was never just a celebration of western consumer culture, but was often a subversive international language of protest – a language that is more relevant today than ever.
The bascules of Tower Bridge will raise to allow ARC Gloria to pass in to the Upper Pool – her masts fully dressed with her crew.
Join the crowds celebrating Colombia Day on Potters Fields Park (as part of The Riverside Festival) with stalls selling delicious traditional dishes, Tall Ship themed workshops for children, Colombian music and dance.
There are around 150,000 people of Colombian descent living in London, and there may well be a few of them here. The ARC Gloria, the official flagship of the Colombian Navy, will hoist the national flag, while on dry land there will be music, dancing and delicious native food.