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Preview : RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

One of the world’s most famous flower show returns on the 22nd – 26th May 2018. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced some of the highlights at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Show Gardens Highlights

This year 10 Show Gardens will fill Main Avenue where tradition and romance will contrast with contemporary and urban design. 

Multi-award winning designer Sarah Price returns after a five year absence for show sponsor M&G Investments with a romanticised Mediterranean haven that celebrates the expressive and sensual language of colour and texture, light and shadow. 

Debut Chelsea designer Tom Massey presents The Lemon Tree Trust Garden which emulates a garden used by a community of refugees displaced in Domiz camp, Northern Iraq, where such gardens offer a sense of normality, wellbeing and civility to broken lives.  

By 2030 the World Health Organization is predicting that 60.3% of the population will live in cities. With this in mind returning designer Hay Hwang has created a futuristic ‘Eco-City’ Garden with LG Electronics. The garden is intended for a modern city tower block where each unit has a garden, reimagining the concept of vertical forests and applying it to residential apartments. 

Other Show Garden highlights include award winning designer Jo Thompson’s The Wedgwood Garden, last year’s People’s Choice winner Chris Beardshaw unites once again with Morgan Stanley with a garden celebrating the company’s partnership with the NSPCC. First time designer Jonathan Snow is creating a garden inspired by a South African Wine Estate sponsored by Trailfinders.

New Space to Grow Highlights

Smaller gardens offering original ideas, trends and take home messages to inspire visitors to transform their outdoor spaces and feel the benefits that growing can bring.

Kate Gould will be going for her fifth gold medal with ‘The West End Secret Garden’, a modern interpretation of the gardens and architecture of London’s West End, highlighting the use of environmentally positive technology to create a contemporary pocket of green space.

‘Pearlfisher’s Garden’ by conceptual designer John Warland celebrates the beauty of the world’s largest garden found beneath our oceans and highlights the devastating impact plastic waste is having on our underwater eco systems.

The Seedlip Garden’ designed by Catherine McDonald is a celebration of the humble pea everything from the plant palette, forms, colours, patterns and multi-sensory elements are significant to Pisum sativum, the pea and the wider pea family, Fabaceae.

First timer and former RHS Young Designer Tony Woods uses sculpture, materials and plants in the environmentally conscious ‘Urban Flow’ garden. With bold features and colourful planting his garden demonstrates how best to utilise green spaces.

Artisan Garden Highlights

Continuing into their extended location on the plateau in Ranelagh Gardens, the popular Artisans aim to revitalise traditional materials and methods with new design approaches. 

Artisan favourite multi gold medal winning designer Kazuyuki Ishihara is creating a garden inspired by O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA, a Japanese concept of hospitality.  Sarah Eberle also returns designing both an Artisan Garden and the Hillier exhibit in the Great Pavilion for the third year running. This year she is working with British Council India with a garden that celebrates India’s love of cricket.

Kate Savill and Tamara Bridge join forces once again with ‘The Warner Edwards Garden’, a design that reimagines the landscape and planting of the gin distillery’s home in Northamptonshire, creating an authentic and sociable space. 

After a four year absence from the show multi-award winning designer Paul Hervey-Brookes has designed an Artisan Garden depicting the importance of wellbeing in the Nordic way of life.

Floral Highlights

The Great Pavilion, a plant lover’s paradise at the heart of RHS Chelsea will be home to over 90 exhibits from the world’s best nurseries, growers and florists. D’Arcy & Everest celebrate 25 years of exhibiting at the Show, while Hampshire Carnivorous Plants aim for their 20th Gold in 20 years, and Peter Beales Roses will mark their 50th anniversary with the launch of a new rose.

A floral feast will be served up by NAFAS with an imaginative flower and foliage display depicting the four seasons, and Floral Fundamentals’ UNITY exhibit will showcase the creative skills of Europe’s greatest floral designers in their representation of the stages of bulb production, from growth through to display.

One of the most successful exhibitors at RHS Chelsea, Hillier Nurseries will for the third year be working with multi-award winning designer Sarah Eberle with a walk through garden made up of smaller areas with take home inspiration. 

Multi-award winning speciality fern nursery Fernatix return to the Pavilion for the first time since 2007 alongside fellow fern nursery and new face Kells Bay House and Gardens. Other new nurseries include Orchideengarten, Flowers from the Farm, Grafton Nursery, Ottershaw Cact and Wack’s Wicked Plants.

New RHS Chelsea Late

The first ‘Chelsea Late’ takes place on Friday 25 May.  Following an afternoon at the show, visitors are invited into Ranelagh Gardens between 8pm and 10pm for an exclusive evening of music, entertainment, demonstrations and much more.

Tickets are now available to buy 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show (22 – 26 May 2018)

21 May             Press Day

22 – 23 May      RHS members only

24 – 26 May      RHS members and non-members 22 – 25 May 8am – 8p

26 May 8am – 5.30pm (sell off starts at 4pm)

Venue: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3 4SL

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

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London Nights at the Museum of London – 11th May 2018 to 11th November 2018

Photograph by Nick Turpin, from Through a Glass Darkly © Nick Turpin

The Museum of London explores nocturnal London in a major new photography exhibition, London Nights which opens on the 11th May 2018.

London Nights will present the ambience, activities and emotions one might encounter after dark through contemporary and historic photographs, ranging from 19th century to the present day. The exhibition will focus on both the buzzing centre of the capital and the quieter corners of suburbia and will explore the familiar and unknown of London after dark.

Leicester Square 1900-1909 from series ‘London’ © Estate of Alvin Langdon Coburn

The exhibition will highlight three themes. The first section, London Illuminated, focuses on the aesthetic of the city at night, portraying London awash with artificial light. Looking at floodlit landmarks, neon-lit venues and vistas of the skyline, this section depicts themes of night-walking and tourism and presents alternative viewpoints.

East End Underground Station Shelter, 1940. Bill Brandt Digital Image © Museum of London

The second section, Dark Matters, deals with the more sinister side to evenings. It examines how the night can evoke feelings of fear, threat and vulnerability, both perceived and real. Ranging from documentary to conceptual and depicting images from bombing during the Blitz to scenes of crime, this section deals with the emotions of the night and offers both actual and imagined scenarios. 

A group of male and female skinhead ‘Mods’ 1969. Photographer Terry Spencer © Cara Spencer

The final section, Switch On Switch Off, looks at what happens at the end of daylight. Whether that be commuting home from work, just starting work or seeking out night life, the images in this section will explore nocturnal pursuits, whether they be work, rest or play. 

From the series ‘Dark City’ by William Eckersley © William Eckersley 2011

The exhibition presents work from almost 60 photographers and lens based artists, with at least 200 photographs and some film on show. It will draw upon the Museum of London’s own extensive photography collection as well as many significant loans from other collections and active photographers. It will be an atmospheric space giving a real sense of the transition of night time in one of the biggest metropolises in the world.

Glass lantern slide of the Embankment at Chelsea, photographed at night, made by Mercie Lack © Museum of London

Some of the photographs featured in the exhibition include: Through a Glass Darkly, Nick Turpin, A group of male and female skinhead ‘Mods’, Terry Spencer, 1969, East End Underground Shelter, Bill Brandt, 1940, Dark City, William Eckersley, 2011, Glass lantern slide of the Embankment at Chelsea, Mercie Lack and Leicester Square 1900-1909 from series ‘London’, Alvin Langdon Coburn.

There will be a range of events happening in conjunction with the exhibition. The museum will be open late every Friday of the exhibition’s run, to allow visitors to engage with the photography after hours. There will be two major, curated Lates exploring themes from within the exhibition and a wide range of evening, week day and weekend workshops and events.

If you would like further information, visit the Museum of London website here

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Southbank Centre 2018 Visual Art Highlights

Lee Bul, Willing to be Vulnerable, 2015-16, Photo: Algirdas Bakas, Courtesy of Studio Lee Bul;

Highlights for 2018 for the Hayward Gallery, Hayward Gallery Touring and Arts Council Collection, include the first partnership with Art Night 2018, a new David Batchelor installation, iconic immersive work by Lee Bul and the first UK retrospective of Andreas Gursky.

Hayward Gallery Roof Lights, credit Richard Battye, FCB Studios;

David Batchelor’s new installation will illuminate Hayward Gallery’s iconic newly-refurbished roof lights from 22 November 2017

The Andreas Gursky retrospective will be the first exhibition to take place at Hayward Gallery since its two-year refurbishment, opening on 25 January 2018

A newly announced mid-career survey by acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul will open in May 2018 at Hayward Gallery spanning her iconic early work, immersive architectural installations, and new site-specific commissions.

Dj set by Alva Noto, Installation view at Village Underground. Courtesy the artist and Art Night 2017. Photo by Rama Knight

Hayward Gallery will partner with Art Night 2018 to present an ambitious 24-hour programme of art events and new commissions on 7 July 2018 at Hayward Gallery, and in other venues across London

Hayward Gallery Touring launches a new exhibition Hand Drawn, Action Packed in September 2018, featuring ten major international artists exploring the infinite narrative possibilities of drawing

In 2018, the Arts Council Collection will present three new touring exhibitions: On Paper which will celebrate the physical properties of this commonplace medium; In My Shoes, which will explore the ways UK artists have represented themselves since the 1990s; and Criminal Ornamentation curated by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE

Counting down to the reopening of Hayward Gallery in January 2018, a major new commission by artist David Batchelor will be unveiled on 22 November. Sixty Minute Spectrum (2017) will transform London’s skyline and celebrate the Gallery’s newly-restored iconic pyramid roof lights, originally designed by Sir Henry Moore, flooding them with dramatic colour that moves gradually through the visible chromatic spectrum – from red to violet – every sixty minutes.

For more information , visit the Southbank Centre website here

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Caught by the River : January and February instalments of The Social Club season

January and February 2018 will see Caught by the River bringing its main obsessions to live audiences; the year will begin with a celebration of the river Mersey and Liverpool in film, including conversations with artists involved, while February’s winter edition will include poetry and songs involving Stornoway’s Brian Briggs and Erland Cooper of The Magnetic North, as well as a tribute to writer and painter, John Berger.

Forthcoming Events

Caught by the River Mersey

 Date: Wednesday 17th January

 Venue: The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD

 Tickets: £7 (+booking fee)

featuring:

A rare screening of You’ll Never Walk Alone, (aka That French Film), the cult Liverpool-centric documentary made for French television in 1992, with appearances from Ian McCulloch, Michael and John Head of Shack, Edgar Jones and many other ‘faces’ from the city’s music scene

A screening of Passing Tides – Roisin Burns’s short film which follows Bill Ryder-Jones (ex-The Coral) around his native Birkenhead

An In-Conversation hosted by Q Magazine editor Ted Kessler, featuring Roisin Burns and Bill Ryder-Jones, as well as JD Beauvallet and Paul Fitzgerald, both of whom appear in You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Caught by the River’s John Andrews hosting, with DJs Diva and Daisy of Caught by the River/Heavenly Recordings.

Caught by the River Social Club – Winter Edition

 Venue: Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, London W12

 Date: Sunday 4th February 2018. 1-5.30pm

 Tickets: £15 (+booking fee) in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com

 The Caught by the River Social Club – Winter Edition – mixes nature, literature, music, film and found sound and runs all afternoon on Sunday 4th February. It features:

The Glass Aisle – a collaboration in poetry and song by ornithologist and front-man of Stornoway, Brian Briggs, and poet Paul Henry, inspired by a stretch of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal above Crickhowell and the village of Llangattock

Erland Cooper playing music from his forthcoming solo project (his first away from bands The Magnetic North and Erland And The Carnival) inspired by landscape, childhood memory and the birdlife of Orkney.

Bergeresque, an audio-visual performance by composer and artist Simon Fisher Turner in tribute to the late writer and painter, John Berger, featuring the voices of Berger and his friend, Tilda Swinton.

MC John Andrews, with records spun by DJ Frances Castle (Clay Pipe Music).

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Caught by the River Thames website here

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What’s happening at Historic Royal Palaces – January to March 2018

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There are a host of thrilling events, fascinating exhibitions and educational family-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone this new year across the spectacular Historic Royal Palaces.

Hampton Court Palace will host live cooking demonstrations and the return of the much-loved Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Hunt, whilst Kensington Palace will have plenty on offer for the little ones over half term. At the Tower of London hear storytellers and poets confess their innermost secrets in the atmospheric chapel of St Peter’s ad Vincula with “Confessions at The Tower of London”. This intimate performance is inspired by the anniversary of Guy Fawkes’s infamous confession at the ancient fortress. Meanwhile, the Banqueting House will be giving visitors the chance to unleash their competitive spirit with a fun-filled session of board gaming in one of the oldest gaming dens in the country.

Highlights

The Gaming Den

21 January, 14:00-17:00, 18:00-21:00

Banqueting House

Head to Banqueting House on Whitehall and enjoy a session of board gaming in one of the oldest gambling dens in the country – used by King James I himself! Grab a drink, roll a dice and unleash that competitive spirit as the on-hand gaming gurus teach the rules to both historical and modern games. With participants attempting to win favour in the royal court, the stakes are bound to be high!

Tickets: £10, suitable for persons aged 18+

Confessions at the Tower of London

31 January, 19:00-20:45

Tower of London

On the anniversary of Guy Fawkes’s infamous ‘confession’, hear live storytellers and poets confess their innermost secrets in the atmospheric chapel of St Peter’s ad Vincula. Inspired by the story of Guy Fawkes’s interrogation at the Tower, this intimate performance explores the themes of coercion and free will.

Tickets: £25.00 / £22.50 HRP members, suitable for persons aged 18+

Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Hunt

24 March – 14 April

Hampton Court Palace

The Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Hunt will return to Hampton Court Palace again for 2018. Hiding in the palace and gardens will be the Lindt Gold Bunny, with new stories to be discovered with every bunny found, before the chance to claim a delicious chocolate prize.

Included in palace admission.

Events

Life in the Medieval Palace

2 January – 9 February, 11:00-12.30 and 13.30-15:30

Tower of London

Travel back to 1299 and enter the Medieval palace of King Edward I, Hammer of the Scots, in this live performance drama. Discover a world of chivalrous knights and beautiful ladies, troublesome lords and royal prisoners. There are money problems at home, too, as the King leads his armies off to war.

Included in palace admission.

Ghost Tours

7, 14 & 21 January (Adult Ghost Tours) / 7 January (Family Ghost Tours)

Hampton Court Palace

Take in some of the palace’s most ghoulish locations on one of these exclusive out of hours Ghost Tours, complete with suitably spine-tingling commentary. A special family-friendly version is also available for children over the age of 8. . Participants will be able to hear from 500 years of chilling tales, such as the Tudor royal nurse whose spirit is said to stalk her former apartments, and the mysterious figure ‘Skeletor’ caught on CCTV in the palace in the dead of night.

Tickets: Adult Ghost Tours: £27.50, Family Ghost Tours: Adults £14 / Children £7

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Story Time

7 January, 4 February, 4 March

Hampton Court Palace

Suitable for children aged between 3-7 years, ‘Story Time’ is a great way to enjoy some of the little ones’ favourite stories within the comfort of Hampton Court Palace. Each of these special story-telling sessions includes themed toys to help bring the magic of the stories to life. Sessions are available on a drop-in basis, enquire at the Information Centre for further details.

Included in palace admission.

Twilight Tours

Selected Sundays to 2 April, 19:00-20:30

Tower of London

The Tower’s Yeoman Warders give an exclusive twilight tour of this infamous palace and fortress. Take in world-famous sights such as Traitor’s Gate, the scaffold site and the Bloody Tower, and be appalled and amazed by tales of prisoners and past residents.

Tickets: £27.50 / £25 HRP members, suitable for persons aged 12+

Nightwatchers

Selected dates in February, 18.00, 18:30, 19.00, 19.25, 19.50

Tower of London

Enter the shadowy world of state surveillance in this immersive experience at the Tower of London, where messages and phone calls lead participants around one of history’s most notorious prisons. Consider this an induction into the art of covert investigation, but in a climate of global insecurity, who watches the watchers?

Tickets: £20 / £18 HRP members

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Tiny Explorers

7, 10, 21, 24 & 28 February & 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21 & 24 March

Kensington Palace

These multi-sensory storytelling sessions for under 4’s will transport little ones into a magical world of stories. Each session involves music, movement, messy play and more, and separate sessions designed especially for different development levels are also offered to suit babies not yet walking and walkers under 4.

Tickets: £6 per child

Heavenly Hampton

10 – 18 February

Hampton Court Palace

Head to Hampton Court Palace this half term for live interpretations for all the family to enjoy. Discover the story of Katherine Parr’s secret romance and wedding to Thomas Seymour, and enjoy family participation activities running throughout the day such as learning traditional dances.

Included in palace admission.

Tiny Explorers

8, 10, 22 & 24 February, 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 & 24 March

Hampton Court Palace

These multi-sensory storytelling sessions for under 4’s will transport little ones into a magical world of stories. Each session involves music, movement, messy play and more, and separate sessions designed especially for different development levels are also offered to suit babies not yet walking and walkers under 4.

Tickets: £6 per child

Great Palace Quest

10 – 18 February

Hampton Court Palace

The Great Palace Quest is a time-travelling voyage of discovery exploring Hampton Court Palace in search of the Palace Quest code word. The quest will involve participating in puzzles, games, crafts and meeting characters from the past.

Included in palace admission.

Defend the Tower!

Daily 19 February – 31 March

Tower of London

England’s greatest medieval fortress is under attack! Relive the life and death struggles to overcome its mighty defences in this live performance drama. Join the garrison and defend the Tower against its three greatest threats.

Included in palace admission.

Funtastic Sundays

25 February & 25 March

Kensington Palace

Perfect for children aged between 0-13 years, the last Sunday of each month sees Funtastic Sundays taking place at Kensington Palace. These fun-filled activity days for families include the chance to try out the palace’s activity bags and trails, enjoy Story Time or take part in special creative workshops.

Included in palace admission.

Cooking for the Court

30 March – 2 April

Hampton Court Palace

Over the Easter weekend, visitors to Hampton Court Palace should head to the Tudor Kitchens for a chance to join the King’s Cooks and discover the truth behind Henry VIII and his legendary appetite. With the palace’s historic chefs providing live Tudor cookery demonstrations, uncover the secrets behind creating a dish fit for a king!

Included in palace admission

For more information , visit the HRP website here

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OperaVision launches new digital Opera Platform

OperaVision celebrates over 400 years of opera during 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, presenting within the initial three months the first opera still known today – Monteverdi’s Orfeo – and award-winning opera The Second Violinist by Donnacha Dennehy, first presented in 2017.

OperaVision is the free streaming platform powered by Opera Europa, with 30 partners from 18 countries and the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.

Over the coming twelve months, the online platform will offer great masterpieces of the repertory, as well as less familiar works and contemporary operas. Verdi’s Aida and La traviata, Bolcom’s Dinner At Eight, Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot, Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, Offenbach’s Blaubart and Les contes d’Hoffmann, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Gotovac’s Ero The Joker will complement the already available videos: Wagner’s Ring, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Handel’s Semele and many others.

For people just discovering the fascinating world of opera, the New to Opera section has helpful tips to navigate the vocabulary and find some general historical lines.

Children will be entertained during their winter holidays: Hänsel und Gretel goes online later in December, and soon to come are activity guides to help them find their voice.

At the same time, a growing choice of content is available in the Library with extracts and interviews offering snapshots of great moments, and Stories are there to delve into specific themes.

Watch live streams as the operas themselves unfold in the opera house. View your favourite performances, subtitled, on demand. Learn about the art form and specific productions by browsing the richly populated digital library, stories, and articles. Discover resources for young audiences and for artistic career development. In English, French, and German, thoughtfully curated, and free to browse and explore.

Coming Soon

15 December 2017 Dialogues des Carmélites

 Francis Poulenc La Monnaie De Munt Brussels

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16; 23; 30 December 2017 Götterdämmerung by act

 Richard Wagner Opera North Leeds

 

22 December 2017 Hänsel und Gretel

 Engelbert Humperdinck Hungarian State Opera

 

4 January 2018 Orfeo

 Claudio Monteverdi Madlenianum Opera & Ballet Belgrade

 

 25 January 2018 Turandot

 Giacomo Puccini Teatro Regio Torino

 

2 February 2018 The Second Violinist

 Donnacha Dennehy Irish National Opera Dublin

 

15 February 2018 Carmen

 Georges Bizet Teatro Massimo Palermo

 

14 March 2018 Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

 Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo La Monnaie De Munt Brussels

Live 

 

17 March 2018 Aida

 Giuseppe Verdi Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm

Live

 

17 March 2018 Blaubart

 Jacques Offenbach Komische Oper Berlin

Live

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

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The Birthday Party at Harold Pinter Theatre from 9th January to 12th April 2018

Following critically-acclaimed productions of Betrayal and Old Times, Ian Rickson reunites with Sonia Friedman Productions to direct a major new revival of Harold Pinter’s brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece, The Birthday Party.

Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles’ (Peter Wight) sleepy seaside boarding house. The unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) disrupts the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu (Pearl Mackie), and mundanity soon becomes menace when a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing nightmare. Truth and alliances hastily shift in Pinter’s landmark play about the absurd terrors of the everyday.

Starring in this comedy of menace are Toby Jones (The Play What I Wrote, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Sherlock, Atomic Blonde), Stephen Mangan (The Norman Conquests, Jeeves and Wooster, Episodes), Zoë Wanamaker CBE (Harlequinade, Passion Play, My Family), Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (All My Sons, Peaky Blinders, The Infiltrator) and Peter Wight (Hamlet, Electra, Atonement).

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

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