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.
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.
Brazil’s celebration of dance and percussion is coming to London with Balé de Rua’s. B-Boys, Sambistas, Capoeiristas, musicians and singers -will take you on on a musical journey.
The majority of the company’s members grew up in the favelas of Uberlandia in Brazil. Since being discovered in 2002, they have performed to more than 500,000 people in 13 different countries, and work with over 300 young people every year in the favelas.
Frenetic but friendly. Captivating but casual. Audacious but awkward. Prodigal UK circus company Barely Methodical Troupe fuse their inner frats with a dazzling tour-de-force of cutting edge circus prowess and physical theatre mayhem.
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An incredible circus and music performance act that will keep you on the edge of your seat with excitement and some very unexpected rude surprises.
Expect everything from somersaults to weird scenes with animals. This is an must-see show bursting with energy and rhythm, you won’t know what to be most impressed with.
The performers must be some of the most multi-talented artists to have ever reached London! Get your tickets, or better still grab a booth for all your mates. Guaranteed to be the most exciting show you’ll see this summer.
How do you like your Burlesque – sweet, dirty or perfect?
Straight Up is the new show from the UK’s best burlesque production house. Initially dreamed up by international showgirl Tempest Rose.
The show is on for summer featuring sensational combination of traditional skills and jaw dropping new talent. Performances are by the most stunning girls and boys in town and inspired by the nation’s favourite pastime: the demon drink.
You are invited to embrace the bacchanalia and, grab the salt and lemon as Miss Tempest Rose shows you through the contents of her liquor cabinet, mixing up a cocktail of the cheekiest, cleverest, and downright most stunning burlesque in town.
Designed by the world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, this exhibition brings together exclusive interviews, an immersive multimedia journey and unique historic pieces of clothing to form the most wide-ranging presentation of modern fashion ever to be shown in the UK. Discover how women from Dame Vivienne Westwood to Natalie Massenet and Princess Diana to Anne Hidalgo have used fashion as an important tool of self-expression and empowerment to build reputation, attract attention and assert authority.