Mate, what a miserable start to the week, I think it’s safe to say that any form of summer that we had is well and truly over. You might be planning on heading home straight after work to be in bed, but there’s still stuff going on in London. Highlights include the Natural History Museum’s ‘Wild Planet’ exhibition, which I have seen and can confirm that it’s worth seeing. Saturday night XOYO host the next bout of ‘Livin’ Proof’. More info after the break.
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Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s @ Barbican
Open until 13th January 2012
This major photography exhibition surveys the medium from an international perspective, and includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century. Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s brings together over 400 works, some rarely seen, others recently discovered and many shown in the UK for the first time.
Spirit Of Soul | Open Mic @ Troy Bar
Fancy some souful sounds and jazzy beats, head down to Troy Bar just off Hoxton for open Mic night. They also serve jerk chicken…
The Busy Body @ Southwark Playhouse
Until 6th October 2012
One of the most popular plays of its day, The Busy Body is a brilliantly witty and fast-paced comedy packed with memorable characters. As the spirited heroine Miranda engages in a battle of wits with her lover, the romantic Isabinda plots to escape her arranged marriage to a wealthy Spaniard. Meanwhile the hapless ‘busy body’ Marplot tries his utmost to help his friends, but his valiant efforts only succeed in leading them closer towards disaster…
Wild Planet @ The Natural History Museum
Open until 30th September 2012
Marvel at our spectacular installation of award-winning wildlife photographs in the lovely outdoors setting of the Museum’s front lawn. From intimate animal portraits to breathtaking bird behaviour and landscapes, these inspiring images are sure to enhance your appreciation of the natural world and nature photography.
Thomas Schutte’s Faces & Figures @ The Serpentine gallery
Until 18th November 2012
Artist Thomas Schütte showcases key sculptural, photographic and painted portraits at the Serpentine Gallery. Although the artist has returned to portraiture throughout his career, this is the first exhibition dedicated entirely to these pioneering works. Key pieces from the artist’s most famous series are presented together with new work made especially for the Serpentine.
Livin’ Proof @ XOYO
9pm – 3am | £7
Notorious London Hip-Hop promoters Livin’ Proof hold up tonight bringing their unmatchable party to XOYO. DJ Snips, Kahlil, DJ Rags, Budgie, Harmony – Hosted by Last Skeptik. In room 2: Faze Miyake, DJ Cable, Motive, DJ CWD + More
Distorting Views Exhibition @ Brick Lane Gallery
28th – 30th September
Mexican street artist Ciler collabs with London street artist Cityzen Kane for Distorting Views; where you’ll have the chance to watch the talented duo create a one-off mural, as well as view some of their other bodies of work.