Saturday, 25 March 2017

The Kite Runner Playhouse Theatre, London Pre-sale now on--tickets from £17.58--book by 27 March

The Kite Runner 
Playhouse Theatre, London 
Pre-sale now on--tickets from £17.58--book by 27 March
Critically acclaimed The Kite Runner soars again in London’s West End. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this moving and powerful story has captivated over 60,000 people at Wyndham’s Theatre and mesmerized audiences across the country. Now, this unforgettable production will be back at the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season.

★★★★★ "the best page-to-stage show since War Horse"--The Stage

★★★★★ "a truly contemporary cultural phenomenon"--Sunday Express

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The Woman in Black Fortune Theatre, London | Until 3 Mar 2018 Exclusive--save up to 50%--tickets from £14.50

The Woman in Black 
Fortune Theatre, London | Until 3 Mar 2018 
Exclusive--save up to 50%--tickets from £14.50
Now celebrating over 27 terrifying years in London’s West End, The Woman in Black is a gripping study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. Adapted from Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story, this spine-chilling tale has enthralled over seven million people since its debut--now is the time to see it.

"A truly nerve-shredding experience"
--The Daily Mail

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British Museum - What's on for families this Easter

The Cinema Museum - TCM events - French Sundaes, Housekeeping, Blinking Buzzards & Last of The Summer Wine Reunion

French Sundaes April 23rd, Housekeeping April 27th,
Blinking Buzzards & Last of The Summer Wine Reunion April 29th
plus All About Piano! at the Institut français
French Sundaes: 9 Mois Ferme, Sunday April 23rd @ 2:30pm
A new season of French cinema – this time looking at a different type of comedy each month. This Sunday it’s the romcom, with a rare UK screening of the excellent 9 Mois Fermé (9 Month Stretch) (2013).
It was nominated for six categories at the 39th César Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Albert Dupontel. It won Best Actress for co-star Sandrine Kiberlain and Best Original Screenplay.  Find out more here
Tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concessions) and can be purchased direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.  Alternatively, you can click below to purchase tickets via Billetto.  If you prefer to purchase on the night, tickets are £10 (£7 concession)
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The Celluloid Sorceress presents: Housekeeping (1987)
Thursday April 27th @ 7:30pm
Housekeeping (1987) was Bill Forsyth’s first American film and is widely considered to be his finest work.
Adapted from Marilynne Robinson’s novel, this story of two young sisters who go to live in Idaho with their unconventional and unpredictable aunt got a limited release and remains difficult to see.
Starring a “spellbinding” Christine Lahti in what Vincent Canby described as “the performance of her film career”, this rare screening from 35mm is a treat for any cinema connoisseur.
Housekeeping was the second of four collaborations with editor Michael Ellis a.c.e. We are delighted that Michael will be joining host Nikki Williams to discuss Housekeeping, his work with Bill Forsyth and other aspects of his 50 year career.
Advance tickets can be purchased direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours. Alternatively, you can click below to purchase tickets via Billetto.  
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The Blinking Buzzards Saturday April 29th @ 4pm
The UK Buster Keaton Society. Quarterly meeting of the society dedicated to the appreciation of the silent comedian. Enjoy an afternoon of hand-picked gems from the great man's life and work, introduced by David Macleod. The meeting runs from 4pm to 7pm. Entry free to members with £10 annual membership available at the door.
Misty Moon Project present: Last Of The Summer Wine Reunion
Saturday April 29th @ 8pm
Last of the Summer Wine was created and written by Roy Clarke and was originally broadcast on the BBC. It premiered as an episode of Comedy Playhouse on 4 January 1973, and the first series of episodes followed on 12 November 1973. From 1983 to 2010, Alan J. W. Bell produced and directed all the show. The BBC confirmed on 2 June 2010 that Last of the Summer Wine would no longer be produced and the 31st series would be its last.
Subsequently, the final episode was broadcast on 29 August 2010. The final line was said by Peter Sallis, the longest serving actor.
Last of the Summer Wine was set and filmed in and around Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England, and centred on a trio of old men and their youthful antics; the membership of the trio changed several times over the years. The original trio consisted of Bill Owen as the scruffy and childlike Compo Simmonite, Peter Sallis as deep-thinking and meek Norman Clegg, and Michael Bates as authoritarian and snobbish Cyril Blamire.
Find out more here
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From 31 March to 2 April, the Institut français brings All About Piano!, a festival celebrating the piano in all its guises. John Sweeney will perform live on the stage of Ciné Lumière, for two Ciné-concerts: La Fille de l’eau (1925), directed by Jean Renoir, and a selection of Buster Keaton shorts.
For more details and to book tickets go to their website.

Celebrate Mother's Day on Regent Street

Mother's Day Gift Guide
Whether she’s a fashionista, craft-lover, keen reader or culinary master, you’re sure to find a present your Mum will love, thanks to our handpicked 'Mother's Day Gift Guide'.
Jo Malone
Mum's the word this 26th March, and what better way to show you care than a day filled with unrivalled premium shopping, beauty, drinking and dining on London’s iconic Regent Street.
Tory Burch
Next week, we welcome the arrival of Tory Burch’s brand new store to 223 Regent Street. The London flagship will be home to its collection of ready-to-wear fashion, alongside shoes, accessories, handbags plus beauty and homewares. Look out for more details on Regent Street Online.
Chocoholics rejoice! Easter is on its way and we’re hunting down the very best sweet treats on offer at Regent Street’s stores, restaurants and bars. Look out for the guide going live in April 2017.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Whitechapel Gallery - What's On: April Talks & Events

Talks & Events 


Influenced by Alicja Kwade's Whitechapel Gallery commission Medium Median, astronomer Marek Kukula and curator Melanie Vandenbrouck will discuss the historical relationship between astronomy and art (Thu 6 April 2017). As a part of the talk series Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography, Rut Blees Luxemburg will discuss her large-scale photographic works concerned with the representation of the city (Thu 13 April 2017).


Maps to the Stars
Thu 6 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs
Prompted by Alicja Kwade’s commission Medium Median (28 Sep 2016 – 25 Jun 2017) this event delves into the relationship between astronomy, art and culture, charting the history of star mapping and the desire to locate ourselves within the universe. More
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Rut Blees Luxemburg
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
The London-based artist and reader in Urban Aesthetics at the Royal College of Art Rut Blees Luxemburg discusses her large-scale photographic works as part of the Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography talk series. More
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Curator's Tour

Q&A: Artists in Conversationwith Nayia Yiakoumaki
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 6.30pm | Free, Booking required
Join a tour of the exhibition Q&A: Artists in Conversation with curator Nayia Yiakoumaki, who will reveal the richness of the interview format and the importance of the artist’s own voice in art history. More
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First Thursdays

First Thursdaysat Whitechapel Gallery
Thu 6 Apr 2017, 6-9pm | Free entry

Visit the Gallery after hours with special events. This week, celebrate the launch of Toby Christian's new book Collar, charting a course between the cities of São Paulo, Glasgow and Marseille and recording a sequence of things Christian has visited, chanced upon or collected. More

Plus: Sample complimentary Paolozzi lagers from Edinburgh Beer Factory.
First ThursdaysArt Bus Tour
Thu 6 Apr 2017, 6-9pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs.

Every First Thursday, the Art Bus Tour visits a changing selection of art spaces, galleries and exhibitions across the East End, with an introduction from an artist or curator at each venue. The April Art Bus Tour will visit Creative Debuts, Hundred Years Gallery and Transition GalleryMore

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Berlin Bodies
Thu 20 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs

Critic and cultural historian Stephen Barber’s new book Berlin Bodies presents an original conception of the corporeality of urban cultures, focusing on Berlin’s scarred strata, manifested in film. The event includes screenings of rarely-seen Berlin films from the 1890s onwards. Followed by a Q&A with Barber. More

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Alia Syed: Recent Works
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs

Making films since 1986, acclaimed artist Alia Syed’s recent works combine her interest in storytelling with a compelling presentation of history as visual narrative. Her unique approach connects different subjective positions in relation to culture, diaspora, and location. Followed by an artist’s Q&A. More

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Coming Soon

Documents of Contemporary Art: 10 Year Anniversary
Fri 5 May 2017, 2-6pm | £12.50/£10.50 concs.
What are the urgent themes of our times? This event celebrates a decade of art and ideas in the iconic book series Documents of Contemporary Art, co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press.

Guest editors Claire Bishop (Participation), Felicity Allen (Education), Gilda Williams (The Gothic) and Richard Noble (Utopia) are joined by series editors Iwona Blazwick and Ian Farr to discuss different approaches to art, publishing and the origin of the anthology.

Further details to be announced.

From our friends

House of Illustration

Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies
Until 14 May 2017
Jo Brocklehurst drew live in fetish clubs, punk squats and on the performance scene of London, Berlin and New York. In this first retrospective, 100 figurative portraits capture the style and subversion of 1970-90s subculture.

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