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Dalí / Duchamp at Royal Academy of Arts until 3 January 2018

Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists. 👨‍🎨 🎨

On the surface, these two great 20th-century artists could hardly be more dissimilar, but Dalí and Duchamp maintained a lasting bond of friendship and mutual admiration throughout their careers.

What fuelled this seemingly unlikely friendship was deeper than their shared artistic interests – amongst them eroticism, language, optics and games. More fundamentally, the two men were united by a combination of humour and scepticism which led both, in different ways, to challenge conventional views of art and life.

This original exhibition brings together around 80 works, including some of Dalí’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s groundbreaking assemblages and readymades. It will also showcase the less familiar: photographs by Dalí, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.

Presented as a conversation taking place through art, this focused exploration offers fresh ways of looking at two figures, radically revising their familiar places in art history. Through the lens of their intriguing friendship, visitors will gain a new perspective on two equally inventive, intelligent and irreverent minds. The exhibition is curated by Dawn Ades and William Jeffett, with Sarah Lea and Desiree de Chair.

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/dali-duchamp

Location:
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Times:
Mon – Thu and Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

Price:
From £15 book online

World Press Photo Exhibition at Southbank Centre until 20 November 2017

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.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/123175-world-press-photo-2017

Location:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Green side foyers, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX

Times:
10am – 11pm

Price:
Free entry

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.

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/constella-operaballet-sideshows

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

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

Prices:
From £12 book online

Rum N Riddim at Boxpark Croydon on Saturday 25 November 2017

Fresh from a sell out carnival stint, the event will see a tantalising line-up of cutting edge acts from the full spectrum of dancehall, grime, garage and jungle, culminating in an unmissable show. Some of the biggest names in the business including Shy FX, D Double E, Donae’o, Crazy Cousinz, Benny Page & Sweetie Irie and more will take to the Boxpark stage, bringing a taste Jamaican heat to Croydon. 🔊

Founded in 2016 by legendary producer Benny Page and manager Hal Hudson, the night was set up as a home for real lovers of Jamaican music right from its roots in the carnival, inspired dancehall and reggae anthems that were on rotation on sound systems around the country, with a huge mix of bass-heavy electronic sounds thrown in for good measure. Previous shows have seen the like of Congo Natty, Gyptian, Frisco, AJ Tracy, Toddla T, Logan Sama and many more perfrom to sell out crowds throughout the UK.

The undisputed king of DnB Shy FX will be taking the reins for the Boxpark Croydon exclusive, bringing his inimitable Digital Soundboy rhythms to eager crowds. D Double E, widely seen as one of the greatest UK MCs to have graced the mic will perform, as well as London collective Crazy Cousinz, Benny Page & Sweetie Irie and many more.

www.boxpark.co.uk/events/rum-n-riddim

Location:
Boxpark Croydon, 99 George Street, London, Croydon CR0 1LD

Times:
2pm -11pm

Price:
From £22 book online

We Are Robots music production festival at Old Truman Brewery until Sunday 5 November 2017

We Are Robots is an innovative new music festival curated with the consideration of future global music scenes. As well as an exclusive collaboration with our good friends at Rough Trade, We Are Robots will be joining forces with some of the biggest names in the music industry, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of music. 🎧 🎹 🎶

Whether you’re a music maker, industry insider or a music fan, come and experience first-hand the new technology in music creation; discuss and attend talks about current and future practices; learn how to hone your skills through innovation workshops with leading brands and immerse yourself within and interact with installations that challenge the senses, and enjoy our impressive line-up of live musical performances.

www.wearerobots.org.uk
www.dice.fm/festival/we-are-robots

Location:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Times:
10am-6pm

Price:
Free entry

Seth Price Circa 1981 at ICA until 7 January 2018

Seth Price Circa 1981 is a survey exhibition of film and video works by the American artist Seth Price (born 1973, East Jerusalem) stretching from the early 2000s to the present day. 📷 📹

It spans the entire Institute of Contemporary Arts building, with works shown in the Cinema, Bookstore, Lower and Upper Galleries, Canteen.

www.ica.art/whats-on/seth-price-circa-1981

Location:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, SW1Y 5AH

Times:
Tue – Sun, 11am – 11pm (Thu until 9pm)

Price:
£1 for a day membership

Poster Girls a century of art and design at London Transport Museum

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have made to poster design over the last one hundred years. With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition attempts to recognise some of these forgotten design heroines and reveal the hidden stories behind their work. 💁

Poster Girls – a century of art and design will feature some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known individuals who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.

Starting in the early 1900s the exhibition will take a broadly chronological approach, moving through the decades to contemporary times, unearthing how each era influenced the artists’ stylistic approach and highlighting the role played by London Transport in commissioning female talent.

www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions

Doors:
10:00 – 18:00

Location:
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Price:
£17.50 various discounts available, book online (includes entry to the museum)

Food Tech Village at Borough Market from 2 – 4 November 2017

Farmed algae omega-3, ‘wonky veg’ hummus and organic face masks made of unwanted hemp husks. These are just some of the exciting and innovative sustainable products available to try at Borough Market during this year’s London Food Tech Week. 😋

UK’s first Food Tech Village pop-up at the Market Hall showcasing some of the world’s most cutting-edge Food Tech companies.

You will get the chance to taste innovative food and drink and experience the technology of the future for themselves, some of which has never been seen – or eaten – before in this country.

Including:
Simris Alg, The world cannot cope with current levels of mass production in terms of animal products. Based in Sweden, Simris Alg is developing a pioneering solution to this issue: the production of omega-3 from farmed algae as a premium alternative to fish oil.

ChicP, Recognising that 40% of British crops are rejected because of their shape or size, ChicP is a raw vegetable hummus company that is dedicated to producing delicious dips using so-called ‘wonky veg’.

Fresh Check, Revolutionising the way we understand infection by making bacterial contamination visible with a simple colour change from blue to orange. Its products include; Fresh Check Spray, an easy solution for detecting dangerous contaminants like bacteria and bleach, and Smart Use-By Date, which provides an easy on-the-spot guide to the safety of your food. If the label is blue you are good to go but if it is orange you know youcan throw the food away.

Optiat, This beauty company gives a new lease of life to ingredients that would otherwise be discarded. The product range includes organic face masks made from unloved hemp husks and body scrubs consisting of coffee grounds.

www.yfood.com/london-food-tech-week

www.boroughmarket.org.uk/events/food-tech-village

Times:
All day

Location:
Borough Market, Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL

Price:
Free entry

Power UP at Science Museum / until Tuesday 31 October 2017

Back by popular demand for a second year. Filling the museum to the brim with retro games and 180 consoles to give everyone the chance to Power UP and game on. 🎮 👾

This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event will feature the best video games and consoles from the past four decades. From Pong to Pac-Man and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone—whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just to get competitive.

Play against friends and family with multiplayer showdowns, relive your childhood favourites and test out some of the latest virtual reality experiences at this ultimate gaming extravaganza.

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/power-up

Times:
Open daily 10.00–18.00
School holidays 10.00–19.00

Location:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Tickets:
From £8 for a session, book online

Halloween events at Night Tales on Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October 2017

This Halloween Night Tales are hosting a series of late parties to celebrate Halloween and tell the tale of a super freaky Japanese horror in true Night Tales style. 🎃 🎶

Open til late all weekend expect enchanting Japanese influenced Halloween decor paired with a special menu of Halloween cocktails, terrace chaser bar, magicians and a line up of some of London’s finest selectors and promoters.

As usual the Night Tales crew will be going all out as they transform the infamous party loft into a super freaky Japanese horror story – expect forests of dark cherry blossom and black roses plus some seriously spooky surprises to make this the most memorable Halloween yet…

Friday 27 October – Likkle More with Daren Nunes (Dogmatik Records) Johnny Hunter and RetroQuest

With an extensive career in underground music spanning over 20 years, NT’s are proud to welcome Dogmatik records boss Daren Nunes to the decks to headline this extra special Halloween Likkle More. Alongside Nunes will be prominent London selectors Johnny Hunter and RetroQuest spinning the best of House, Techno, Hip Hop and Old Skool flavours mixing it up to create one of the best nights in Hackney! Guaranteed crowds for this one so get down early to avoid disappointment.

RSVP on Facebook

Saturday 28 October – Higher Ground Halloween Special with Russ Ryan, Chris P Cuts (NTS) Tim Parker (NTS)

Cirque Du Soul resident and notorious London selector Russ Ryan throws down another one of his celebrated Higher Ground parties at Hackney hedonist haven NT’s for an extra special Halloween fiesta.

Joining Russ on the decks will be two NTS Radio veteran DJ’s; Chris P Cuts and Tim Parker going back to back working the room through Soul to House, Hip Hop, Funk and and everything in-between from doors till close!

RSVP on Facebook

www.ntbar.co.uk/events

Doors:
Friday 6-4am
Saturday 8pm-4am

Location:
Night Tales, 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

Tickets:
Free before 8pm, £5 after

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