Our October event highlights 2019
The art of Paul Gauguin isn't exactly unknown (to say the least), yet there's never been an exhibition exclusively of his portraiture - until now.
This spin-off from the beloved stripper comedy that made Channing Tatum a household name is co-directed by the man himself (alongside choreographer Alison Faulk). The deal is… well, we're not totally sure what the deal is, but it's billed as ‘a 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular’, which we're guessing means ‘stripping’.
Lucian Freud isn't especially known for his self-portraits, but it turns out he did quite a few of them - enough to fill an exhibition, anyhow. Freud's images of himself are sharply observant and, taken as a set, capture the effects of age with precision and poignancy.
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Go on, say it. 'Who?' Helene Schjerbeck, that's who and, hopefully come 2019 you'll never need to ask again. Helene Schjerbeck might not be that well known outside her native Finland, but her paintings cry out for greater recognition.
This show –a night of eating, drinking and Abba songs set in a taverna on the same Greek island as Ulvaeus’s smash hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ – has now claimed a corner of the O2; not super atmospheric, but by all accounts no expense is being spared in making it as convincing as possible.
London is not the kind of city that turns down a party. So, we're giving Oktoberfest one big, warm wilkommen with plenty of big frothing Steins of beer, platters of Wurst, fetching leiderhosen getups and oompah bands playing the trumpet like they don't give a schnitzel.
What is it? ‘Museums at Night’ is a series of seriously special after-hours events at some of London’s best galleries, museums and attractions.
Why go? If the mention of a museum visit makes you think of stuffy exhibitions and school trips, think again.
If you're going to celebrate Halloween (Saturday October 31 2015) this year, we suggest you go all out. Head down to your local costume shop and prepare to scare at one of the capital's best Halloween parties. Plan your fancy dress in advance, however – a pink bunny suit just won't cut it at this time of year.
Catch this major new exhibition of Antony Gormley sculptures that should provide a neat overview of his career to date, showing how his best-known and most-recent works developed out of his earlier practice.
See new art from Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey. We know a sum total of zilch about this latest work, but his previous output has been about everything from dance subcultures to semi-invented memories.
William Blake didn't think much of London when he was alive, but here's something that might help put a smile on the face of the average downtrodden Londoner: a major retrospective ofthe man who wrote 'The Tyger's idiosyncratic artworks.
Artist Nam June Paik spent his life predicting how technology would soon be influencing our lives. This Tate show brings together works made across five-decades by the artist credited with inventing video art.
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