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The American Dream: Pop to the Present @ British Museum / until 18th June 2017 🇺🇸

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

@ British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Tickets: £17.50 book online

Trace the creative momentum of a superpower in this major new exhibition.

The past six decades have been among the most dynamic and turbulent in US history, from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics. Responding to the changing times, American artists produced prints unprecedented in their scale and ambition.

Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition includes works by the most celebrated American artists. From Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and Julie Mehretu – all boldly experimented with printmaking. Experience this extraordinary history through their eyes.

Taking inspiration from the world around them – billboard advertising, global politics, Hollywood and household objects – American artists created highly original prints to rival their paintings and sculptures. Printmaking brought their work to a much wider and more diverse audience.

The sheer inventiveness and technical ingenuity of their prints reflects America’s power and influence during this period. Many of these works also address the deep divisions in society that continue to resonate with us today – there are as many American dreams as there are Americans.

This exhibition presents the Museum’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary American prints for the first time. These will be shown with important works from museums and private collections around the world.

Film4 Summer Screen @ Somerset House 2016 / 4th – 17th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Tickets: £16 single,  £20 double bill, £24 premieres book online

www.somersethouse.org.uk/film

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.

Films:

  • Things To Come (opening premier)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Ex Machina and RoboCop (double bill)
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Walkabout
  • Julieta (centrepiece Premier)
  • Best of Ten by Kubrick: vote for your favourite
  • Jackie Brown
  • Galaxy Quest and The Final Girls (double bill)
  • Funny Face
  • Trainspotting
  • Girlhood
  • Captain Fantastic (closing premier)

Polyphonic Playground @ House of Vans / until Sunday 21st February 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu-Fri 4pm-10pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Sun noon-6pm
Mon-Wed closed

@ House of Vans, Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW

Free entry

www.houseofvanslondon.com

Interactive sound installation by Studio PSK. Originally commissioned by the Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion and developed in collaboration with musician Reeps One, the installation is inspired by the inherent joy of using playgrounds as a child.

Taking the archetypal elements of a playground: swings, slides, climbing frame and combining them with advanced musical engineering, the end result is a landscape of playground activities transformed into a giant musical instrument.

The installation includes a timber framework, built recreating iconic playground pieces to an adult scale. Using conductive paint, tape and yarn to create MIDI triggers out of steps, slides and swings the structure will spring to life & evoke the joy of the playground under the archways of House of Vans London.

Throughout the run, this iteration will be accompanied by an array live performances where musicians will explore the structure as an instrument through experimentation and rehearsals in front of a live audience.

After successful shows at Art Basel Miami & Salone del Mobile – Fashion Space Gallery ,Studio PSK and Reeps One are…

Posted by House of Vans London on Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Tub Tropicana @ Hot Tub Cinema / booking opens Wednesday 19th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Space, 129 – 131 Mare Street, Hackney London E8 3RH

Tickets: around £24

www.hottubcinema.com

The simple but magical formula for truly memorable night out is: great films, amazing spaces, lots of hot tubs and add water.

Don’t just watch films, celebrate them! Dress up, sing, dance, drink, play and most of all enjoy your favourite films, alongside friends old and new. Oh, and did we mention you do all this in a hot tub?

You can book a whole tub to share with six of your nearest and dearest, or you can buy a pair or more tickets to share with others and make a few new friends along the way.

Every tub has one of our delightful tub waiters, to service your every whim, need and desire (within reason).

Films include:
– Pitch Perfect
– Borat
– Bridesmaids
– Lion King
– Dirty Dancing
– Superbad (with
– Free Willy (original)
– Hairspray

Hot Tub Cinema – Indoor Series 2012/13 from Eventide Films on Vimeo.

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