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Special Report: Cool Happenings in Hot London

Have you heard how hot it is
in London right now? Our friends at Black Tomato—who report Hyde Park is packed with Londoners soaking up vitamin D—have put together a little Indian summer
package
to celebrate the welcome warmth, and highlight a few
fun/interesting events going on around town the next few weeks:

Book
It Now: Frieze Art Fair

Starts October 13

Frieze
Art Fair takes place every October in Regent’s Park, London. The fair showcases
new and established artists to an international audience. A must attend!

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Phil
Maxwell Retrospective
at Bishopsgate Institute
Now – November 30, 2011

The
centrepiece of Photomonth 2011 sees Phil Maxwell celebrate forty years in
photography with a retrospective exhibition at the Bishopsgate Institute.
Maxwell's work explores class, politics and social change through the decades.

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The Off Cut Festival
Now – October 14, 2011
Riverside Studios Theatre,
Hammersmith

London’s
most unique celebration of theatre talent returns for a third year.
Twenty-eight writers, 28 directors and 75 actors come together to vie for the
coveted Audience Award. Seven new shortplays in one evening. Who wins, you
decide.

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Pipilotti
Rist Solo Show, Hayward Gallery, South Bank
Now – October 24, 2011

First
UK solo show for contemporary Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist at the Hayward
Gallery
. Expect immersive video installations and work across sculpture,
photography and wallpaper.

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Wagamama,
Artandeat

Jamie
Winstone is promoting this art-and-dining initiative. Putting the work of ten
up-and-coming artists on the walls and placentas of the Wagamama outlet on the
South Bank. Indulge in the arty and the eaty.

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John
Martin Apocalypse
, Tate Britain
Now – January 15, 2012

Spectacular
landscapes conceived by a Victorian imagination verging on madness. Here are 60
of Martins best paintings, water colours and prints.

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Devotion
By Design, National Gallery
Now – Oct 2, 2011

Instruction
at its most delightful, the works here explore the function, location and
envelopment of altarpieces in Italy during the middle ages and early
renaissance.

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Photomonth Photowalks
October 9;  November 6; November 12

Ditching the politics, these walks feature both an expert on local
history (Emily Jost or Rachel Kolsky) and a photographer (Heather McDonough) to
help you view the city through newly opened eyes.

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Emma Hack body painter at the Art
London Fair
Starting October 6, 2011

Photographs
of her latest work will be at the Rebecca Hossnak gallery.

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BFI London Film Festival

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