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Ultima Vez at Sadler’s Wells – 10 and 11 Feb 2015

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The amazing debut of Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez in 1987 stunned the world of dance. Vandekeybus and composers Thierry de Mey and Peter Vermeersch received the prestigious Bessie Award in New York for this “brutal confrontation of dance and music: the dangerous, combative landscape of What the Body Does Not Remember.” 28 years later and with a new cast and live music by contemporary ensemble Ictus, the show still stands as one of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made and is once again on an unmissable world tour.

Vandekeybus’ first piece of choreography balances on the razor edge of attraction and repulsion. Dancers are driven to act and react at high speed and with split second timing, to each other, and the music. Moments of humour thread through explosions of aggression, fear and danger in this adrenaline-fuelled distinctly physical performance.

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Sadler’s Wells website here

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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance : Atomos at Sadler’s Wells – 13 and 14 Feb 2015

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Location : Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Cutting-edge contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor has now been leading his company through a radical trajectory of work for 20 years. A Resident Company of Sadler’s Wells, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance has won accolades and awards around the world.

McGregor’s latest full-length work Atomos returns to Sadler’s Wells, having enjoyed a rapturous reception at its world premiere in 2013. Atomising bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation, Atomos is performed by ten incredible dancers in McGregor’s unique style – sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful.

McGregor is accompanied by a team of sensational artists including longtime collaborators lighting designer Lucy Carter and filmmaker Ravi Deepres, along with costumes by the ground-breaking designers of wearable technologies, Studio XO. Neo-classical ambient composers A Winged Victory For The Sullen play live, providing the soaring score.

For further information or to book tickets, visit the Sadlers Wells website here

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Cirque Éloize : Cirkopolis at the Peacock Theatre – 17 to 28 Feb 2015

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Location – The Peacock Theatre Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT

A world leader in contemporary circus, Cirque Éloize returns to The Peacock with a bold new show, following the success of iD in 2013. Based on the talents of its extraordinary performers, Cirque Éloize expresses its innovative nature through theatricality and humanity, and combines circus arts with music, dance and theatre.

With an inventive stage design and accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, 12 acrobats and multidisciplinary artists rebel against monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of the factory-city. In a world where fantasy provokes reality, the veil of anonymity and solitude is lifted and replaced by bursts of colour and imagination.

Cirkopolis transports performers and spectators alike between dream and reality in a frenzied and exhilarating stream of acrobatics, music, images and drawings to delight the eye.

If you would like further information or to book tickets, visit the Show’s website here

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RHS London Botanical Art Show at the RHS Horticultural Halls – 27th to 28 February 2015

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Venue: RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2QW

A series of  beautiful paintings by some of the world’s finest botanical artists will be on display at the RHS Botanical Art Show from 27–28 February 2015.

Now in its sixth year, the show celebrates the beauty, technical artistry and scientific importance of botanical art.

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The show features work by first-time exhibitors and experienced artists from countries as far away as Thailand, Japan and Australia, all hoping to win a coveted Gold Medal. There will be works in graphite, watercolour and pencil, gouache and acrylic, with subjects ranging from trees and fruit to vegetables and wild plants. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to talk to the artists about their work and get tips and advice.

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Visitors inspired by the botanical art on display will be able to take their interest even further by browsing the ‘botanical art fair’ where there will be demonstrations by award-winning artists Julia Trickey and Susan Christopher-Coulson, giving an insight into painting processes. Print-maker Hannah McVicar will be demonstrating her craft, and will be creating a unique print for sale at the show, and the Chelsea School of Botanical Art will also be running taster sessions for those who want to have a go themselves.

There will also be the opportunity for visitors to buy a variety of art products and talk to representatives from florilegia societies and botanical art and illustration societies about their work and courses.

Special tours of the RHS Lindley Library will allow visitors to view works recently added to the impressive RHS collections and browse a special pop-up library to broaden their horticultural knowledge.

Tickets:

Non-members tickets: £5

RHS members: free (with valid membership card)

For more information or to book tickets, visit the RHS website here

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RHS Plant and Potato Fair at the RHS Horticultural Halls – 20th to 21st February 2015

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Venue: RHS Horticultural Halls ,Greycoat Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2QW

If the grey winter days are dampening your spirits, get a splash of colour and look forward to the spring with a visit to the RHS London Plant and Potato Fair. The first of this year’s RHS London Shows will offer a wide range of early spring plants, advice and inspiration.  Fresh winter colour and early-flowering plants will be exhibited by some of the UK’s best nurserymen and growers, with an abundance of bulbs and plants to buy including choice snowdrops.

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The show will also celebrate the nation’s favourite vegetable, the versatile potato. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the many different varieties and browse and purchase a number of seed potatoes and onion sets. RHS award winning nursery, Pennard Plants will also create a stunning vintage-style potato display in the RHS Lindley Hall.

Visitors will have the chance to get involved and sample potato based produce including sweet tasting potato cakes, pastries and mud pies.  A number of potato based crafts and activities will also feature including ‘seed bomb’ making with the Secret Adventurers’ Club, mash potato sculpting with Gil Whyman and potato printing with Southbank Printmakers. There is even a ‘Spud Olympics’.

A visit to the Invisible Garden Science Exhibit will enable those interested to find out more about compost, soil science and use microscopes to look at all the creatures that live beneath the ground.

RHS experts will be present to answer any gardening queries and there will be a full programme of talks covering a variety of topics including potatoes and soil and garden design and horticulture. Cookery demonstrations will also feature at the show across the two days.

Tickets:
Non-members tickets: £5

RHS members: free (with valid membership card)

For more information or to book tickets, visit the RHS website here

RHS London Plant & Potato Fair, Talks Programme

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FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY

11:00 The music of plants

Tigrilla Gardenia, Devodama
12:00 The humble potato: from plot to plate (& potato tasting)

Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
13:00 Who’s living in your soil?

Ben Raskin, Soil Association
14:00 Home baking using potatoes

Joe Brett, Brett & Bailey
14:30 Potato tasting

Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
15:00 Getting started with spuds: how to chit and plant your potatoes

Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticultural Advisor
16:00 Foraging: the radical ecosystem approach

Claudio Bincoletto

 

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY

11:00 Seeds Bombs – making gardening fun for families

Ema Felix, Secret Adventurers’ Club
12:00 The humble potato: from plot to plate (& potato tasting)

Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
13:00 Who’s living in your soil?

Ben Raskin, Soil Association
14:00 Home baking using potatoes

Joe Brett, Brett & Bailey
14:30 Potato tasting

Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
15:00 Getting started with spuds: how to chit and plant your potatoes

Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticultural Advisor
16:00 Foraging: the radical ecosystem approach

Claudio Bincoletto

 

Lawrence Hall –FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY

11:00 Bark for Winter Interest

Barry Clarke, Harold Hillier Gardens
12:00 Iris eticulate

Alan McMurtrie, Iris breeder
13:00 Growing Your Own Tea

Emily Rae, Plants4Presents
14:00 Planting Design – A designers view

Helen Elks-Smith, Garden and Landscape Designer
15:00 Ornamental Edibles

Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
16:00 Agapanthus – Cultivation and propagation

Steve Hickman, Hoyland Plants
SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY

11:00 The hard working town garden – creating winter interest

Emma Plunket, Garden and Landscape Designer
12:00 Iris reticulata

Alan McMurtrie, Iris breeder
13:00 Plants for fragrance in winter

Barry Clarke, Harold Hillier Gardens
14:00 Growing Your Own Tea

Emily Rae, Plants4Presents
15:00 Ornamental Edibles

Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
16:00 Agapanthus – Cultivation and propagation

Steve Hickman, Hoyland Plants

 

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Happy Days at the Young Vic Theatre – 13th Feb to 21st Mar 2015

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Olivier Award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Death and the Maiden) takes on of one the great roles in Samuel Beckett’s surreal masterpiece Happy Days, directed by Natalie Abrahami.

Trapped in a scorched wasteland with her detached husband, Winnie keeps despair at bay with ritual, song and her trusty lipstick. But is our buoyant, hopeful heroine in denial of her ever-diminishing world?

50 years on this powerful tale of resilience – and of a woman’s ability to survive against overwhelming odds – still shocks and amazes.

Performances

Monday – Saturday: 7:30pm

Running time: 2 hours

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Young Vic website here

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How To Hold Your Breath at the Royal Court Theatre – 4th Feb to 21st Mar 2015

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Embark on an epic journey through Europe with sisters Dana (Maxine Peake) and Jasmine as they discover the true cost of principles in this twisted exploration of how we live now.

Starting with a seemingly innocent one night stand, this darkly witty and magical thriller by Zinnie Harris dives into our recent European history.

Zinnie Harris’ credits at the Royal Court include Nightingale and Chase. Her play The Wheel for the National Theatre of Scotland, directed by Vicky Featherstone, won a Fringe First Award, jointly won an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Theatre Award and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Artistic Director of the Royal Court Vicky Featherstone directs. She previously worked with Zinnie Harris on The Wheel at National Theatre of Scotland, where she was the company’s Artistic Director. Since she started at the Royal Court, her credits have included Dennis Kelly’s The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas and Abi Morgan’s The Mistress Contract.

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Royal Court Theatre Website here

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