Fri 6 Dec 2013 @ V&A
15.00, 17.00, 19.00 & 21.00
Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion events presented against the unique backdrop of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Featuring some of the greatest designers of our time, Fashion in Motion brings the excitement and spectacle of the high fashion catwalk to a wide audience.
You can watch the catwalk shows live on Facebook at 15.00 & 17.00 and follow the action live on Twitter andInstagram.
Sat Dec 7 – 11am @ Covent Garden Market
This madcap fancy-dress race – during which contestants attempt to keep a Crimbo pud balanced on a plate while negotiating foam slaloms and other inflatable hazards – is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK.
White Cube on Bermondsey Street, near London Art Portfolio, is currently showing the exhibitions ’Through Darkest America by Truck and Tank’ by Mark Bradford and ‘Mirage Collage and the Light Knots’ by Larry Bell. This should not be missed!
Mark Bradford is using materials found in the urban environment, such as billboard sheets, posters and newsprint to create his expansive, multi-layered collaged paintings. Bradford’s masterful manipulation of materials and techniques, contradicts the fact that the paintings are comprised entirely of paper rather than paint. Larry Bell is showing a new series of sculpture, paintings and works on paper that continues his investigations into the transmission of light through different mediums. Bell is often associated as a minimalist and draw from a range of industrial techniques and materials to achieve effects of translucence and shifts in perception in their work.
On Thursday 5th of December White Cube is housing a late night opening with refreshments and an opportunity to see the exhibition. They also offer a one night only discount on books from their shop. RSVP to email@example.com if you like to attend.
Open between 6-8pm. Exhibition runs between 16 October 2013 – 12 January 2014
The Director of London Art Portfolio, Julia Dennis, is now exhibiting her ‘Homage’ installation at the Florence Biennale IX Edition 2013 until 8th December in the historic Fortezza da Basso.
Until Sun Jan 19 2014
Exploring the history of natural pearls from the early Roman Empire to the present, this exhibition explores their associations with wealth, royalty and glamour across cultures and centuries. Jewellery on display includes a sixteenth-century salamander pendant, art nouveau pieces, a group of tiaras worn by European royalty and a pair of drop pearl earrings owned by Elizabeth Taylor. You can also expect to see robes embroidered with pearls, worn by Far Eastern rulers, and portrait paintings and photographs documenting the fashion for wearing pearls and their symbolism in East and West. The show also examines early experiments in developing cultured pearls. – Time Out
27 Nov 2013
When the robots finally kill us – and make no mistake: kill us they will – just how will they look? Like the winged drones of today? The humanoid Austrian bodybuilders of the silver screen? Or will they be cuter, cuddlier, more pernicious?
Decide for yourself at Robot Safari EU, host to 13 zoomorphic robots from across Europe, many visiting (cough, invading) our shores for the very first time. You’ll meet Amphibot 3, a Swiss machine built to mimic an eel that can outswim most humans; Robo Spyder, straight from the pits of some dystopian sci-fi hellscape (via Lithuania); Bat-Bot, a Spanish robot with wings that morph mid-flight for improved manoeuvrability and Cheetah-cub, again Swiss, the fastest sub-30kg quadruped robot in the world. None are equipped with lasers – for now.
If, like us, you think robo-geddon should be faced with a stiff drink, head to the adults-only Late on Wednesday November 27. Otherwise, book in for a timed slot over the weekend and be absolutely sure to sign up for a robot-making workshop. You’ll learn how to build shell-like armour, programme simple animal behaviours and optimise machines for speed – vital skills each and every one. Because when the attack finally comes, the only way to fight back will be with yet more robots. – Time Out
The temporary structure will have electronic screens which will include Christmas messages until January.
Created by sculptor Alfred Gilbert, Eros was erected in 1892 to commemorate Anthony Cooper, the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, whose work for the poor led to calls for a memorial in his honour.