October 04, 2011

Have you heard how hot it isin 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 summerpackage to celebrate the welcome warmth, and highlight a fewfun/interesting events going on around town the next few weeks:

BookIt Now: Frieze Art Fair
Starts October 13

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

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PhilMaxwell Retrospective at Bishopsgate Institute
Now – November 30, 2011

Thecentrepiece of Photomonth 2011 sees Phil Maxwell celebrate forty years inphotography 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’smost unique celebration of theatre talent returns for a third year.Twenty-eight writers, 28 directors and 75 actors come together to vie for thecoveted Audience Award. Seven new shortplays in one evening. Who wins, youdecide.

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

FirstUK solo show for contemporary Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist at the HaywardGallery. Expect immersive video installations and work across sculpture,photography and wallpaper.

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Wagamama,Artandeat

JamieWinstone is promoting this art-and-dining initiative. Putting the work of tenup-and-coming artists on the walls and placentas of the Wagamama outlet on theSouth Bank. Indulge in the arty and the eaty.

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JohnMartin Apocalypse, Tate Britain
Now – January 15, 2012

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

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DevotionBy Design, National Gallery
Now – Oct 2, 2011

Instructionat its most delightful, the works here explore the function, location andenvelopment of altarpieces in Italy during the middle ages and earlyrenaissance.

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Photomonth Photowalks
October 9;  November 6; November 12

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

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

Photographsof her latest work will be at the Rebecca Hossnak gallery.

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BFI London Film Festival

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