For the past few years The Doctor’s Orders have had the privilege of throwing one of the most exciting free parties of the summer thanks to the Royal Festival Hall. 🔊 😁
Taking over the terrace with it’s view of the river Thames and London in all it’s glory, London’s kings of Hip-Hop have thrown the most spectacular parties of the year.
This year is set to be no exception as they invite young and old to join in celebrating 45 years of Hip-Hop with London’s finest.
A combination of DJs, dancers, beatbox performance and workshop and the host will take you chronologically through the day of Kool Herc’s first party back in August 1973 through Hip-Hop’s fledgling years and golden era right up to today’s hottest rap.
With elements to be enjoyed by all ages this is the perfect bank holiday Monday experience for everyone from the ageing b-boy to the fledgling Beastie Boy or Missy Elliot!
& Host Tama
+ performance and workshop by Kimmy Beatbox
Circolombia returns to the UK after taking Edinburgh by storm with their critically acclaimed show.
Witness the explosive power of thirteen performers, showcasing mind-boggling circus skills whilst taking terrifying risks live on stage. Coupled with live music and singers, Circolombia delivers world-class, gravity defying performances that you’ll never forget. 🎟 🎪
Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time. 📷
Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that are not just depictions of places or situations, but reflections on the nature of image-making and the limits of human perception. Often taken from a high vantage point, these images make use of a ‘democratic’ perspective that gives equal importance to all elements of his highly detailed scenes.
Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d Group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings are a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences fused with European approaches to abstraction. Many of her abstract works are monumental and demand attention.
Zeid’s reputation as an artist was cemented in the 1950s when she was living between London and Paris and exhibiting extensively internationally. The artist also began experimenting with painting on turkey and chicken bones, which she later cast in polyester resin panels evocative of stained-glass windows. In the later years of her life she unexpectedly returned to figurative painting, creating stylised portraits of her friends and family.
Indulge in Zeid’s obsession with line and dazzling colour in this exhibition. Rediscover one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century in this first major retrospective.
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.
Foil Arms and Hog are at the Southbank festival for with their most critically acclaimed show. With over 4 million hits on YouTube, five exclusives on american comedy website Funny or Die and an endorsement from Rowan Atkinson, they are one of Ireland’s finest comedy prospects.
Individually, Foil Arms and Hog are Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan and Conor McKenna. Each as talented as the next and as a group, they are stars of Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show, regularly appear on comedy website Funny Or Die, appeared on BBC R4’s Sketchorama and count amongst their fans, John Bishop, Rowan Atkinson and Tommy Tiernan.