When we relaunched the site last year we added ‘What’s On This Week‘, a panel at the top of the website where we have been recommending top things for you to get up to each day of the week. These have included, gigs, exhibitions, launch parties and other special events- so every week from now on I’ll write a post with more information on each event! See what’s on this week after the break.
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Bauhaus: Art as Life will feature a rich array of painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and installation. Exemplar works from such Bauhaus Masters as Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Hannes Meyer, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Gunta Stölzl, will be presented alongside works by lesser-known Bauhaus artists and students.
Following on from last year’s successful BBC TWO Summer Exhibition Culture Show Special, the Royal Academy of Arts is delighted to be working with the BBC once more. The vibrant gallery provide a backdrop to a selection of paintings whose main concern is colour. Gallery III, the grandest space in Burlington House, is curated by Tess Jaray RA. Containing a large quantity of smaller paintings, the gallery demonstrates that work of a more modest scale can be as powerful as larger work.
Live Music event
Line up: Kyra, Nick Brewer, Maiday, Camouflage Children, Twizzle and Reuben
Doors: 7pm, first act from 8:15pm
Currently at the Yard Theatre, you can choose from two of shows every week- each costing £6 a ticket or if you’re really in the theatre mood you can catch two films for £10 (in one evening). This week’s films are:
Hands Across The Sea
Our friends over at We Are S.M.E are hosting another night at East Village this week, make sure you get down there! Entry is free before 9pm and £6 after 10pm. As ever, there will be mixtapes and S.M.E t-shirt.
The Barbican will be become a multisensory arena where the audience will gain insight into the creation and development of Bond style over five decades. The ‘Making Of’ style experience will also include insight into tailoring and costumes, set and production design, cars, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics, exotic locations, stunts and props.
A new exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps opens on Friday 18 May 2012. Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography will draw on the Museum’s outstanding map collection to explore the themes of journeys, identity and publicity. The exhibition will be the largest of its kind and will include previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists including Simon Patterson, Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood, Claire Brewster, and Agnes Poitevin-Navarre.