Marketing the Arts
V & A Membership
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum Info: “Become a Member of the V&A and enjoy a wealth of benefits, including unlimited free entry to all V&A exhibitions, Members-only previews, exciting events and the use of the V&A Members’ Room. In addition, you will be supporting the vital work of the V&A.” For more info click here
Get married at the Big Wedding Weekend!
Big wedding weekend with Southbank Centre Festival of Love When: Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 August Info: “All couples, gay or straight, young or old, are invited to marry or renew their vows on the stage of the iconic Royal Festival Hall, with its world famous organ, followed by bubbly, all day dance and entertainment, an [...]
Hayward Gallery – The Human Factor
When: Tue 17 Jun 2014–Sun 7 Sep 2014 Where: Hayward Gallery Info: “The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture brings together major works by 25 leading international artists who have fashioned new ways of using the human form.” For more info click here
Bush Theatre – Perseverance Drive
When: Fri 4 Jul – Sat 16 Aug, 2014 Where: Bush Theatre Info: “Exploring the joys and frustrations of loving our loved ones, Perseverance Drivetells an epic family story that stretches from the sunny shores of Barbados to the grey skies of Leytonstone.” For more info click here
Southbank Centre – Poetry International Launch 2014
When: 17th July 2014 Where: Purcell Room Info: “Join world-renowned poets Robert Hass, Ana Blandiana, Carolyn Forché, Kutti Revathi, Nikola Madzirov, Anne Michaels and Egyptian hip-hop artist Mohamed El Deeb.” For more info click here
Southbank Centre – Rape of Lucrece
When: Wed 9 Jul 2014–Sat 12 Jul 2014 Where: Southbank Centre Info: “A Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Rape of Lucreceperformed and sung by Camille O’Sullivan” For more info click here
Royal Festival Hall – Love Motown
When: Saturday 19 July 2014 Where: Royal Festival Hall Info: Celebrate the great love songs of the Motown back catalogue. For more info click here
National Theatre – Medea
When: 14 July – 4 Sept 2014 Where: Olivier Theatre Info: “Helen McCrory returns to the National to take the title role inEuripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Powerwith music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.” For more info click here
Southbank Centre – New Music Biennial
When: Friday 4 July 2014 – Sunday 6 July 2014 Where: Southbank Centre Info: “Over the course of one festival weekend enjoy all 20 commissions. New Music Biennial includes a  work featuring 20 pianos from around the world and a piece for community choirs inspired by African heritage.” For more info click here
The Place – Fringe
When: July 2014 Where: The Place Info: “Fringe at The Place offers a little snapshot, a soupçon, un petit amuse-bouche of that Fringe experience: that world where dance meets with music, words, ideas and fun; where artists meet with audiences and find themselves changing places, where art pops-up in unexpected spaces, where the polished and professional [...]
JAM – Mousai Singers sings…
When: 16th July 2014 Where: St Bride’s London  Info: “Handel’s Coronation Anthems, including the iconic Zadok the Priest, surround two wonderful JAM commissions: John McCabe’s Songs of the Garden and Giles Swayne’s The Yonghy Bonghy Bo.” For more info click here
Southbank Centre – How do I love thee, let me count the ways
When: Sat 28 Jun 2014–Sun 29 Jun 2014 Where: Foyer Spaces Info: “Get involved in free love-themed activities for all ages.” For more info click here
National Theatre – King Lear – ends 2 July 2014!
When: Final performances now on sale. Ends 2 July 2014. Good availability this week. Where: Olivier Theatre Info: “Simon Russell Beale, whose recent appearances at the National include Timon of Athens and Collaborators, takes the title role in Shakespeare’s tragedy.” For more info click here
Queen Elizabeth Hall – Clouds
When: Sat 26 Jul 2014–Wed 30 Jul 2014 Where: Queen Elizabeth Hall Info: “A magical, visually spectacular show for families filled with swirling clouds, miniature houses and enchanting music.” For more info click here
BFI – China Season
When: Jun – Oct 2014 Where: BFI Info: “The BFI celebrates Chinese cinema with a five-month season that is rich, eclectic and at times eccentric.” For more info click here
WC – An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition
When: 24 June to 12 October 2014 Where: Wellcome Collection Info: “From Acts of Faith to Zoonoses, Wellcome Collection presents a unique and idiosyncratic A to Z of the human condition, mediated through strange and wonderful objects drawn from Henry Wellcome’s extraordinary collection and the holdings of the museum.” For more info click here
ICA – Artists’ Film Biennial 2014
When: 3 Jul 2014 – 6 Jul 2014 Where: ICA Info: “The Artists’ Film Biennial is a four day celebration of artist film and moving image, consisting of screenings, new performance commissions, talks and panel discussions.” For more info click here
RAA – Summer Exhibition 2014
When: 09 June — 17 August 2014 Where: Royal Academy of Art Info: “This is the world’s largest open entry exhibition and we’ve been holding it for nearly 250 years…” For more info click here
Southbank Centre – Poetry International 14′
When: Thursday 17 July 2014 – Monday 21 July 2014 Where: Southbank Centre venues Info: “Poetry International is a bold and inspiring festival of poetry, film and spoken word as part of our summer Festival of Love. For, after all, ‘at the touch of love everyone becomes a poet’ (Plato).” For more info click here
The Place – Deborah Light HIDE
When: 13th June 2014 Where: The Place Info: “HIDE delves under the skin of its creators and audiences. Ranging from the subtle to the extreme, it uses layers of movement, image, sound and text to question ideas of appearance and identity.” For more info click here