Morning people! Another Monday, another list of things to hit up in your spare time this week. Highlights include the London Art Fair which is kickoff on Wednesday at the Business Design Centre; and if you’re a B-Ball fan, NY Knicks will be taking on the Detroit Pistons at the O2 Arena on Thursday. All the details after the break.
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Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour @ Somerset House
Ending 27th January 2013
The extensive showcase will illustrate how photographers working in Europe and North America adopted and adapted the master’s ethos famously known as ‘the decisive moment’ to their work in colour. Though they often departed from the concept in significant ways, something of that challenge remained: how to seize something that happens and capture it in the very moment that it takes place.
KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
London Art Fair 2013 takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, N1 from 16-20 January. The Fair features over 100 galleries presenting the great names of 20th century Modern British art and exceptional contemporary work.
Basketball fan? Why not go and watch the Knicks v Pistons at the O2. It’s that time of the year where the NBA teams come over for their annual game in England.
Once again, the London Ice Sculpting Festival is set to make a spectacular return to Canary Wharf from 11 – 13 January 2013. Creating magnificent sculptures from glistening blocks of ice, the Festival will feature teams from around the globe. In a nod to NASA’s ongoing Mars mission they will carve to the themes: The Wonders Of The Universe and Infinity. The annual Festival is FREE and visitors have the chance to see highly talented sculptors from the UK, USA, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Latvia, Belgium and Portugal as they compete to be crowned the 2013 Champions.
Rest Is Noise @ Southbank Centre
Ending 9th June 2013
In 2007 Alex Ross wrote the seminal book The Rest Is Noise – listening to the Twentieth Century. Throughout 2013 we bring the book alive, with nearly 100 concerts, performances, films, talks and debates. We take you on a chronological journey through the most important music of the 20th century and dramatise the century’s massive political and social upheavals. The London Philharmonic Orchestra, with over 30 concerts, is the backbone of this festival, which reveals the stories behind the rich, exhilarating and sometimes controversial compositions that have changed the way we listen forever. Check out the festival listing.
The London Bike Show @ Excel
17 -20th January 2013
The 2013 London Bike Show takes place 17 – 20 January at ExCeL, London alongside The Outdoors Show, The Active Travel Show and the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. With one ticket giving you access in to all four shows, there’s even more to see and do representing excellent value for money and a fantastic day out!