Top 5 Theatre Show & Art Exhibition Picks

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Here are our top 5 picks of the best Theatres and Galleries currently open.

Drop Shadows

Katherine Jones RA Blinkers, 2023 Oil and acrylic on panel 23 x 30.5 x 2cm

An exhibition bringing together new work by Katherine Jones RA and Temsuyanger Longkumer

Sims Reed Gallery and Oliver Projects are delighted to present Drop Shadows — a unique exhibition bringing together, for the first time, two contemporary artists - Katherine Jones RA and Temsuyanger Longkumer. The exhibition will be a fusion of artistic visions the delicate and often deceptive minutia of the natural world, through painting, sculpture and printmaking.

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Elysian Arcs

Elysian Arcs - Leadenhall Building

Giant 20 ft-high immersive, rainbow-coloured Elysian Arcs premiere in the City of London

Spectacular collection of rainbow-coloured arcs, over 20ft high will premiere at The Leadenhall Building in the City of London, bringing joy to some of the darker months of the year. Elysian Arcs is a free outdoor immersive light and sound installation created by award-winning design studio, Atelier Sisu. The Arcs have been commissioned by the Eastern City Business Improvement District (EC BID) and produced by FESTIVAL.ORG to help support the mental, physical and environmental wellbeing of workers in the City and across London, as part of the BID’s year-long RECHARGE 2024 campaign. 

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CABLE STREET

Revolutionary new British musical, a timeless story as powerful today as it was in 1936

Written by composer and lyricist Tim Gilvin and playwright Alex Kanefsky, Cable Street is a topical and electrifying reimagining of one of London’s most momentous days.....

It’s October 1936 in the heart of London’s East End. Sammy (Ginsberg), Mairead (Dessi) and Ron (Colligan) are carving out their own futures on Cable Street when Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists (Blackshirts) start to march on East London. Half a million Jews, Irish workers, trade unions, the labour and communist parties, women and children unite to blockade the road they all call home. As the people raise their voices and take a united stand against hatred declaring “They Shall Not Pass", the lives of the streets’ residents are changed forever.

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Cirque du Soleil - Alegria: In A New Light

Not long left to experience this magical production before it ends on Sunday 3 March!

Step into the light with Cirque du Soleil’s most iconic production Alegría – In A New Light.  The critically-acclaimed revival production of the 1994 Cirque du Soleil classic Alegría, will be leaving London on Sunday 3 March after playing at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. With not long left tickets for remaining performances are available online via the Cirque du Soleil website.

Celebrating 30 years of Alegria, the show opened on 11 January at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where Cirque du Soleil have performed annually since 1996. Opening to rave reviews, audiences have been transported to the extraordinary world of Alegria. With its unforgettable soundtrack, jaw-dropping acrobatics, surreal costumes, vibrant sets and playful humour - It will whisk audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance!

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Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence

Major V&A Exhibition to Explore Architectural Style of Tropical Modernism in West Africa and India

In the late 1940s, British architects Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry developed the tools of Tropical Modernism in West Africa, adapting a Modernist aesthetic that valued function over ornament to the hot, humid conditions of the region. Britain’s unique contribution to International Modernism was a colonial architecture, developed against the background of anti-colonial struggle.

Drew and Fry worked primarily in Ghana and India. Following independence, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Ghanaian prime minister Kwame Nkrumah commissioned major new projects in this style, using Tropical Modernism as a tool for nation-building and as a symbol of their internationalism and progressiveness.

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