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.
Taking over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery with 9 thematic galleries, EXHIBITIONISM combines over 500 original Stones’ artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the band’s fascinating fifty year history.
From never before seen dressing room and backstage paraphernalia to rare instruments; original stage designs, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and video footage; personal diaries; poster and album cover artwork; and unique wraparound cinematic experiences that celebrate every aspect of their Careers. Centre stage is the musical heritage that took them from a London blues band in the early 1960s to inspirational cultural icons.
The Rolling Stones have shaped popular culture, often in their own image, and this exhibition will offer a unique perspective that only the band’s own archive can provide. Collaborations and work by a vast array of artists, designers, musicians and writers will be included – from Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, and Ossie Clark to Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese.
Each summer, The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court hosts London’s most beautiful open-air cinema; Film4 Summer Screen. A highlight of the city’s summer calendar.
A prestigious programme of classic and contemporary films will be presented in the spectacular surroundings of Somerset House.
The line-up includes a 20th anniversary screening of Trainspotting and a total of three UK premieres, including Things to Come starring Isabelle Huppert. They will feature on London’s largest outdoor screen, projected digitally and on 35mm film in full surround sound.
Also there will be special on-stage introductions from the stars at selected screenings and sundown DJ sets before the films begin.
Jose Cuervo, the oldest and best selling tequila brand in the world, is taking its Mexican spirit to the beach for Brighton Big Screen. Guests of the much-loved open-air cinema event, will be able to enjoy refreshing frozen margaritas on the beachfront at Jose Cuervo’s very own tequila beach bar.
Situated on Brighton Beach next to the famous Pier and the Wheel, Brighton’s Big Screen is bigger and better than ever this year with a full array of pop-up restaurants and a contemporary beach bar.
Jose Cuervo’s tequila beach bar will feature Jose Cuervo’s new rustic blue and yellow branding and will serve a summery selection of Jose Cuervo cocktails including the I Heart Paloma, Coconut Crusher and the brand’s signature frozen margarita, the Cuervo Slushie.
The Brighton Big Screen schedule is packed with blockbuster and classic movies. A gigantic 40sqm, 8mm screen will showcase three movies a day; with highlights including Pulp Fiction, Quadrophenia, Alien, and Sweeny Todd to name a few.
From the English seaside to the Côte d’Azur and California, Riviera Style celebrates fashion at its most fun. With swimsuits and sarongs, brightly patterned beach cover-ups, boat neck Bretons and beach pyjamas, palazzo pants and playsuits, bikinis and burkinis, the exhibition features over 100 years of clothes for leisure. Riviera Style brings together a diverse range of clothing worn in and by the sea. A key feature of the items selected is the importance of fabric, from early examples to produce the perfect fabric that didn’t bag or sag when wet, to more recent technical developments designed to improve fit and increase speed in the water.
Our oceans are changing and coral reefs tell us how. Coral reefs are home to almost a quarter of all marine species. In this new exhibition you will meet the inhabitants of these richly diverse habitats, and find out why reefs are so important and how their future is being secured.
Encounter 250 strange and beautiful specimens from our collections including the gigantic Turbinaria coral, the venomous blue-ringed octopus and coral collected by Charles Darwin.
Take a virtual reef dive, see live sea coral and fish in our aquarium and enjoy spectacular underwater photography.
Great music, cold Budweiser and a thrilling cook-off between the competition finalists, judged by top chef, Neil Rankin.
Summer soundtrack provided by DJ Dom Chung. Well known for his impeccable mixing and vast record collection, Dom is one of the youngest people ever to do a Radio One guest mix at only 18 years old. He has his own Ministry of Sound “International” Radio show with over half a million listeners, and is sure to get people on their feet with his infectious electronic house.
Food will be in full flow courtesy of legendary BBQ restaurant, Bodean’s, including their famous burgers, nachos, ribs and pulled pork. The cook-off to crown Budweiser’s King of BBQs will then be judged by top Smokehouse chef Neil Rankin, and Bodean’s Executive Chef, Richard Coates, as well as Budweiser themselves, to see who has the grill skills to win the title.
Get down to Budweiser’s unmissable tribute to the greatest summertime combination – beer and BBQ.
Over the past 15 years the Serpentine Pavilion has become an international site for architectural experimentation, presenting inspirational temporary structures by some of the world’s greatest architects. A much-anticipated landmark in London each summer, the Pavilion is one of the top-ten most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world.
Spanish architects selgascano designed the 15thSerpentine Pavilion. The award-winning studio, headed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano, is the first Spanish architecture practice to be asked to design the temporary Pavilion on the Serpentine’s lawn in London’s Kensington Gardens. In keeping with the criteria of the scheme, this is the studio’s first new structure in the UK. The Pavilion is an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) woven through and wrapped like webbing.
You can enter and exit the Pavilion at a various points, passing through a ‘secret corridor’ between the outer and inner layer of the structure and into the Pavilion’s brilliant, stained glass-effect interior.