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3 great theatre productions to see this April

April 7, 2017

In London we are spoilt for choice when it comes to theatre. I have to admit to not being able to go as often as I would like, but right now there is plethora of fantastic plays and musical theatre that you must not miss.

Here are 3 great theatre productions to see this April

Woyzeck At The Old Vic Theatre

Woyzeck At The Old Vic Theatre

Set in 1980s Cold War Berlin at a crossroads between capitalism and communism, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars in the seminal German play, Woyzeck, as it finally comes to The Old Vic, triumphantly reimagined by multi-award winning This Is England writer Jack Thorne.

The adaptation follows Boyega – a soldier in the British Army – as he confronts societal expectations on masculinity and PTSD while trying to build a better future for his family, shining a timely light on those people war often leaves behind.

And it looks like it’s going to be really, really good.

For tickets please visit: http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2017/woyzeck/

Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

THE GOAT by Albee ;
Directed by Ian Rickson ;
Designed by Rae Smith ;
at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, UK ;
2 March 2017 ;
Credit : Johan Persson

Ian Rickson’s production features screen stars Sophie Okonedo and Damian Lewis. Damian Lewis’ character Martin is a husband and successful New York architect with everything to lose.  He must confess to his wife (Okonedo) and son that he is having an affair and face the dizzying, explosive consequences. Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo  are joined by Jason Hughes as Martin’s oldest friend Ross and newcomer Archie Madekwe as their son Billy.

For more information please visit: http://www.trh.co.uk/whatson/edward-albees-the-goat/

An American In Paris – Dominion Theatre, London

An American in paris

Following hot on the heels of it’s run in New York, ‘An American In Paris’ finds a young American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in the aftermath of war. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer, the ‘City of Light’ becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love. An oldie but a goodie this production is the most elegant, exuberant and tuneful musical in town.

For more information please visit: https://www.anamericaninparisthemusical.co.uk

Food, Things to do in london

Chang Sensory Trails is back – 29th April 2017

April 7, 2017

Chang Sensory Trails

If you love Thai food and beer then add this event to your diary.

Building on last year’s success, Chang Sensory Trails is back for a second year running, kicking off its 2017 global campaign in London, before travelling to San Francisco, Singapore and New York. This free to enter, un-ticketed event is coming to London on the 29th of April, and aims to ‘deliver the unexpected’ by introducing the world to a modern, refreshing take on Thai food, art and music. At Chang Sensory Trails, there is a story behind every bite. Curated by Chef Bo and Chef Dylan, from renowned restaurant Bo.Lan, the duo is eager to share with visitors a unique culinary journey inspired by their fondest memories. At the experience, guests can indulge in food from some of the UK’s finest Thai restaurants.

For more info, please visit: http://changbeer.com/changsensorytrails

What: Chang Sensory Trails

When: 29th April 2017

Time: 12pm- 10pm

Venue: Old Spitalfields Market, Horner Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6EW

Art

5 top Art Exhibits to see in London this April

April 7, 2017

5 top Art Exhibits to see in London this April

At the Simon Lee Gallery an exhibition by renowned Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani.

‘The works in the exhibition reflect Parmiggiani’s ongoing commitment to investigating the human condition and the footprints we leave behind, the communication between the intimate and the exterior, and themes such as memory, absence, fragmentation, silence and uncertainty. His new works exhibited over two floors at the London gallery exemplify this vision and invite us to reflect on the vitality of creativity, our quest for knowledge and legacy, in the context of an increasingly violent and unstable world’.

 Chris Levine: Who are wE +  (24 April – 19 MayPrivate View: Tuesday 25 April

Chris Levine, the artist who transformed the image of Her Majesty the Queen in 3D, will reveal a new series of portraits at The Fine Art Society. His new subjects include British supermodel Naomi Campbell, explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes and fashion designer, Paul Smith. With light at their core, the new series follows on from portraits in recent years of The Dalai Lama, Kate Moss and Her Majesty the Queen, described as one of the most iconic images of the twenty-first century.

Geraldine Swayne: Silvering (28 March – 19 April)

British artist, musician and filmmaker Geraldine Swayne, Geraldine Swayne presents a 10 year retrospective at the Fine Art Society until 19 April. Taken from diverse sources, such as personal photographs and pornographic magazines, Geraldine Swayne’s subjects are depicted on the verge of action, creating heightened drama. Her scenes are often awkward, haunting, sexy, bizarre, dark, or amusing – sometimes all at once.  There is a subtle brevity of form and lightness of touch to Swayne’s style, which aligns her with artists such as Edgar Degas, and more recently Chantal Joffe, Ron Kitaj, and Marlene Dumas.

Modern Masters at The Maddox Gallery

Modern Masters is a group exhibition featuring works by many of Maddox Gallery’s most successful roster artists, plus new recently signed talent. Among the new work on display is exciting and unseen artworks by Jason Dussault and pieces from Italian artist Simafra as well as pieces by my favourite artist Bradley Theodore.

Somerset House – The Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition

1. © Martin Parr_Magnum Photos_Rocket Gallery

The Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition features rich and fascinating photographic stories from key figures and emerging talent of the photography scene today.

Celebrating 10 years of the awards exhibition, this year’s edition includes a special exhibition of rarely seen work by British photographer Martin Parr, recipient of the awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.