Following her residency at Camden Arts Centre in 2016, Yuko Mohri returns with a new installation that orchestrates relations between electromagnetic force-fields, patterns of light moving through water and a reconfigured Yamaha reed organ from 1934. Developed responsively to the architecture and surrounding environment of the galleries, Mohri’s audio-spatial composition reveals the interconnectedness of man-made and natural processes, inviting non-human agents and chance factors to determine the score. 👐
In this new commission, error, improvisation and feedback figure in an acoustic environment that maps shifting relationships between material things and conceptual propositions. Music and sound are central to Mohri’s practice. Her involvement with the experimental music scene in Japan has included collaborations with Otomo Yoshihide and the internationally acclaimed composer, pianist and electronic musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. As part of Voluta, sound art pioneer Akio Suzuki will perform live in the gallery.
The Culture Mile will take over the markets in Smithfield as well as the surrounding streets, lanes and hidden spaces around Farringdon for a free, fun-filled festival spectacular. 🎉🎈🙋♀️🙆♂️
Smithfield 150 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets and will showcase the best of London’s vibrant culture and creativity all for free.
Have a cocktail at the Roller Disco, dance at the main stage, be disgusted by London’s gory past with Horrible Histories, watch Stealing Sheep’s all-female percussion procession, invent party drinks with Company Drinks or let little ones chill-out at their own mini-festival hangout as part of London’s biggest birthday party.
Smithfield 150’s extensive programme extends across six festival zones and two stages, a selection of the most exciting talent, music, food and entertainments from across the capital set against a stunning Victorian backdrop.
The most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. 🎨👩🎨👨🎨🖌
With a first prize of £35,000, and a total prize fund of £74,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. Over the years this has attracted over 40,000 entries from more than 100 countries.
The BP Portrait Award is in its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twenty-ninth year of sponsorship by BP and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar. Since its launch it has been seen for free by over 6 million people.
Thanks to Art St Kitchen for inviting us to try their newly relaunched restaurant serving international cuisine. 🍽🍷😋
The restaurant is located in the heart of London near the Palace of Westminster, Westminster, Big Ben and the Thames. Tucked away, the restaurant is based in a modern building near some of London’s most famous classic streets.
We tasted their sharing dishes including salt beef and gherkin croquettes with parsley and mustard, fried squid… All the dishes have familiar ingredients with their own creative twist!
Our meal was the best way to enjoy diverse and international cuisine. We can’t wait to go back!
Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel. 🙋♀️
Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives.
Highlights include the original paper sketches for the trademark ‘Stem’ graphic, created in the 1990s, which has evolved to feature on everything from mugs and dresses to notebooks and even cars, plus prototypes for her early signature bags and the evolution of the iconic ‘Pear’ and ‘Flower’ designs. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world – how she works, what has inspired her, and why her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world. This exhibition is a must-see opportunity for everyone interested in the changing look of the 21st century environment.
A new pop-up learning hub in Stratford’s East Village is challenging local residents to learn something new, by offering new classes and courses in a range of inspiring skills and activities. 🖌 🎨
The 1,000+ square foot space, located in Stratford, has been launched as an education marketplace that is rethinking the way people learn new things.
Offering a range of inspiring courses and classes from as little as £12 – including everything from Family Pasta Making and a Terrarium Eco-System Masterclass with prosecco, to Yoga and Mindfulness, Beginnings of Photography and Intensive Jewellery Making.
Obby hand-selects London’s finest, independent teachers, inspiring learners to find the best possible class for them – meaning those who book onto the courses will benefit from teaching by some of the capital’s very best.
Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination, Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful. Expect teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials. 🎪 🍹 🎡
Peepshow combines some of the finest acrobatic talent on the planet under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz to create a playfully exhilarating ride into the beautifully bizarre recesses of your mind.
Go to Peepshow and see the world from the other side of the mirror.
Diving into the gallery’s street-art roots, showcasing an exhibition featuring Banksy’s most iconic images. The powerful show will explore the anonymous artist’s most well-known artworks, including Girl and Balloon, 2006; an artwork that was voted as the nation’s favourite in 2017. 🎨 🖌 🖼
Lazinc’s link to Banksy started with co-founder Steve Lazarides, who met the anonymous artist in 1997 when he took his portrait for Sleaze Nation magazine. Soon after, Steve Lazarides was Banksy’s official photographer and gallerist. Together they staged some of Banksy’s most well-known exhibitions such as Crude Oil, Barely Legal and Turf War. Although the pair parted ways in 2008, Lazinc continue to champion the secondary-market when it comes to Banksy Originals and Prints and this exhibition will be no different.
This will be the first UK exhibition which allows visitors to see Banksy’s work all in one place; from stenciled canvases, to unique paintings, to limited-edition prints and many more. The unique collection will reaffirm how relevant the anonymous artist’s social and political comments are in today’s world, whilst letting art enthusiasts view works they may have never known existed.
A destination to inspire and enable creative self-expression, you can join artists in the transformation of a blank space into a living work of art. 🎨 🍸
Discover mixology as an art form and explore the endless possibilities for creating personal twists on cocktails with Bombay Sapphire.
All ticket proceeds go to Developing Artists, a registered charity working to support the arts in post-conflict nations and deprived communities. Their projects connect people and institutions in some of the world’s most disadvantaged areas with an international network of arts organisations and practitioners.
Developing Artists strengthens underprivileged and marginalised communities by providing constructive outlets for their creative life, and transformative long-term opportunities for self-expression and professional development.