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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Stray London Underground cat gets Isle of Wight habitat


Ruby, nee Jubilee

Jubilee was popular among staff at Acton Town tube station

A stray cat named Jubilee after being discovered in a London Underground station has been given a new home.
The cat enjoyed being pampered by Tube staff while she kept them company during their shifts at Acton Town.
She was eventually taken to the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Berkshire.
A Battersea spokesperson said it was "not every day" a cat found in the London Underground was brought to them.
New owner Lisa Blackmoor, who runs a livery yard in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, said: "She meets me every morning and sits on the stable doors when I come to feed the horses - she follows me everywhere.
"She's doing a great job of catching mice and is even the boss of my three Jack Russell terriers."

‘Shaken Not Stirred’ Secret Cocktail Party Entry£24 instead of up to £55 for entry to a 'Shaken Not Stirred' party inc. 4 cocktails and VIP transfer between 3 clubs with The Vault, London


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‘Shaken Not Stirred’ Secret Cocktail Party Entry£24 instead of up to £55 for entry to a 'Shaken Not Stirred' party inc. 4 cocktails and VIP transfer between 3 clubs with The Vault, London 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Serpentine Galleries - Leon Golub, Pascale Marthine Tayou; book now: spring talks and screenings


SERPENTINE GALLERIES
SPRING EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
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PRIVATE VIEW 4 MARCH
LEON GOLUB:
BITE YOUR TONGUE
4 MARCH - 17 MAY
PRIVATE VIEW: 4 MARCH, 6:30-9PM
FREE
Golub’s works are profoundly psychological and frequently return to themes of oppression, violence and the misuse of power. This survey exhibition highlights key aspects of the American figurative painter’s oeuvre from the 1950s until his death in 2004
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PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU:
BOOMERANG
4 MARCH - 17 MAY
PRIVATE VIEW: 4 MARCH, 6:30-9PM
FREE
For his first solo show in London, Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou presents a diverse mix of sculptural forms that demonstrate his unique visual language and ability to combine issues of individual and national identity and global consumption
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ARTIST'S TALK
PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU IN CONVERSATION WITH N'GONÉ FALL AND JULIA GROSSE
FRIDAY 6 MARCH, 8PM
GOETHE-INSTITUT
TICKETS £5/4 AVAILABLE FROM TICKETWEB OR +44 (0)20 7402 6075
Artist Pascale Marthine Tayou discusses his work, his exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery as well as contemporary African perspectives with Contemporary And (C&) magazine editor-in-chief Julia Grosse and curator N’Goné Fall
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SATURDAY TALKS
EMMA ENDERBY ON LEON
GOLUB
14 MARCH, 3PM
SERPENTINE GALLERY
FREE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Curator Emma Enderby leads a tour of the exhibitionLeon Golub: Bite Your Tongue at the Serpentine Gallery
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REBECCA LEWIN ON PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU
21 MARCH, 3PM
SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY
FREE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Curator Rebecca Lewin leads a tour of the exhibitionPascale Marthine Tayou: Boomerang at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery
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AN EVENING ON THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH
THURSDAY 19 MARCH, 7PM
GOETHE-INSTITUT
TICKETS £5/4 AVAILABLE FROM TICKETWEB OR +44 (0)20 7402 6075
This study evening invites artists, writers, researchers and film-makers to explore global infrastructure and the movement of people, things and information. Participants include architect and writer Keller Easterling, anthropologist Alice Elliot and artist Rachel Pimm. The evening includes a screening of artist Lance Wakeling's 2011 film, A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable
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SERPENTINE CINEMA
RACHEL ROSE AND ANNA ZETT
 
THURSDAY 26 MARCH, 8:40PM
HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Meet the dinosaurs of blockbuster cinema, the ghosts of colonial history and reflect on mortality with a screening of films by artists Anna Zett and Rachel Rose. Includes the première of Zett’s modern research drama, This Unwieldy Object
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DOCUMENTARIES ON LEON GOLUB
THURSDAY 30 APRIL, 8:40PM
HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Offering unique insights into the artist's life and times, this screening features Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes by Gordon Quinn and Jerry Blumenthal of Kartemquin Films and Leon Golub: To the Dogs, the 2001 documentary by Charlie Ahearn
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FROM OUR FRIENDS
ISABELLE CORNARO:
PAYSAGE AVEC POUSSIN
UNTIL 5 APRIL
SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
FREE
The South London Gallery presents the sixth in the series of Isabelle Cornaro’s installations entitled Paysage avec poussin et témoins oculaires started in 2008
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CURATING CONTEMPORARY ART:
GRADUATE EXHIBITIONS
6-26 MARCH, 11AM-6PM DAILY
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, KENSINGTON
FREE
Graduating students on the Curating Contemporary Art MA programme present four independent exhibitions, engaging in themes of cybernetics, speculative fiction, language and globalisation
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TATE - Look through the war photographer's lens


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Tate Shots: Don McCullin
Can the camera speak for victims and casualties of war? This is the question asked by Don McCullin and war photographers across the world.

From the immediate trauma of war in the eyes of Don McCullin’s Shell-shocked US Marine to the destruction of buildings and landscapes documented by Simon Norfolk's Afghanistan: Chronotopia, explore the passing of time through over 150 years of conflict, since the invention of photography.
View the legacy of war as artists and photographers have captured it in retrospect.BOOK NOW
Give the joy of Tate this mother's day
Albert Serra: Divine Visionaries and Holy Fools

Albert Serra: Divine Visionaries and Holy Fools

Tate Modern: Film series
Wednesday 11 – Friday 20 March
The first major survey in the UK of maverick filmmaker Albert Serra, a powerful voice in contemporary cinema. His unique films mine history to create philosophical parables blending the mythical with the everyday.
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Lucy Howarth on Marlow Moss

Lucy Howarth on Marlow Moss

Tate Britain: Talks & lectures
Saturday 14 March, 15.00 – 16.15
A peer of Mondrian who settled in Cornwall, changed her name, adopted a masculine appearance and became one of Britain’s most important constructivist artists. Find out more about Marlow Moss with curator Lucy Howarth.
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Salt and Silver now open at Tate Britain
Art and Politics now

Art and Politics Now

Tate Modern: Talks & lectures
Monday 16 March, 18.30 – 20.00
How are artists engaging with the issues facing our world today, from globalisation, migration and citizenship to conflict, terrorism and social activism? Join Anthony Downey, author of Art and Politics Now, and artist Renzo Martens to rethink what we mean by the term ‘political’.
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Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process

Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process

Tate Britain: Exhibition
10 March – 17 May
View the unique collaboration between artistNick Waplington and acclaimed fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Waplington’s photographs capture the creative journey of McQueen’s final Autumn/Winter collection, Horn of Plenty, revealing a raw and unpolished side of the fashion world.
Book now

Museum of London - What's new this March?





Spend a night in the museum, analyse a crime scene, discover the remains of Roman villas or celebrate International Women's Day with stories of East London women and beyond - we've got a little of everything this month! Plus, don't miss the chance to win tickets to our author talk or to discover London's bohemian soul in our latest video.

What's new this March

Villas are often thought to be the country retreats of wealthy Romans, but is this really the case? Discover evidence of work, rest and prayer in London’s Roman boroughs on 7 & 21 Mar.

Sherlock's Night Owls sleepover
What happens in the museum once the doors are closed? Become a young Sherlock Holmes of historical London at this special after hours event for children on 21 Mar.

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International Women's Day at Docklands
Join us for stories of East London women who made an impact! Our family events on 7 Mar include storytelling about pirate queen Grace O Malley and the struggles and successes of match girls through the tale of Mary Driscoll. 

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Love crime fiction? We're giving you the chance to win tickets to Sherlock and Beyond on 27 Mar, an evening delving into the enduring fascination of crime as a literary genre with best-selling authors Ann Cleeves, Laura Wilson, and Mark Billingham.

To win a pair of tickets, email competition@museumoflondon.org.uk with the answer to the following question by 1pm, 12 Mar:

What is Mark Billingham's latest Tom Thorne thriller?

Forensics workshop 
Want to learn the tricks of the forensics trade? Join Forensic Outreach for an interactive workshop on 6 Mar where you'll discover Victorian deductive methods and modern day fingerprinting skills. 

>  Book now
Talks, debates and sleepovers
Curators discuss our current exhibition, debate the popularity of crime fiction and join our popular adult sleepover with a three course meal, workshops, talks, a movie marathon and a full English - there's loads on this month!

On Sat 14 Mar, join an afternoon of talks organised by Birkbeck, University of London, exploring the world of Sherlock Holmes with speakers from BFI National Archive, King’s College London and the Museum of London.

  
What is a bohemian? Was there ever such thing as Bohemian London and can it still be found today?

Curator Beatrice Behlen searches for Bohemia in the city, with the help of Viktor Wynd of the Last Tuesday Society