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Edinburgh Art Festival and 14-18 NOW unveil the first Dazzle Ship
in Scotland

The first Dazzle Ship in Scotland has been unveiled on Leith Dock by Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) and

14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, to mark 100 years since the Battle of Jutland.


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Jerusalem Quartet Rosenblatt Recitals

Rosenblatt Recitals announces a packed season of performances

London’s only international opera recital series — announces its 2016/17 season, demonstrating the breadth and wealth of talent the series is renowned for. As in previous seasons, recitalists include both up-and-coming talent and star artists.

Jerusalem Quartet

For the first concert in its 20th Anniversary series at Wigmore Hall, the Jerusalem Quartet is joined by Sharon Kam in Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet, a work famed for its autumnal warmth and tonal beauty. The concert’s first half comprises Beethoven’s Op. 18 No. 6, a potent blend of classicism and romanticism, and Bartók’s third string quartet, judged by early critics as a model of classical perfection in chamber music.

InTRANSIT

A festival of arts in unexpected places

Each summer, InTRANSIT provides exciting avenues for people of all ages to explore and enjoy innovative experimentation and new artistic collaborations in places and spaces across Kensington and Chelsea. Now in its tenth year, the festival celebrates the changing urban landscape, making use of public and private spaces throughout the borough.

Cutting-Edge Art in Historic London

This July, London will host The Art Conference (TAC), bringing together a programme of international keynote speakers from the worlds of technology, art and culture. TAC is founded by contemporary art curator Tina Ziegler in partnership with The IWSC Group. Bermondsey’s The Ugly Duck, a three-storey 19th century warehouse, will be filled with film screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions and digital art installations.

The exhibition hall will be transformed into a maze of mini-solo exhibitions, virtual reality experiences and digital art installations from both local and international artists. World renowned light artist and poet Robert Montgomery displays his much-loved light installations. Colin McMaster shows a collection of original acrylic and hand-cut wood paintings while artist Jordan Seiler exhibits his Public Ad Campaign work where visitors can test how the artworks transform when viewed through an iPhone. Jose Montemayor presents Virtual Awakening, an immersive, life-after-death virtual reality experience.

The Art Conference medici.tv

Wigmore Hall celebrates its 115th anniversary with three concerts and worldwide webcasts on medici.tv

Devised specially by Chief Executive and Artistic Director, John Gilhooly, the three-concert series represents the breadth, depth and diversity of Wigmore Hall’s celebrated programming as well as the strength of its artistic partnerships with leading international artists.

 

Theatre503

Following a successful launch in 2015, Block Universe returns for its second edition with a week-long celebration of performance art by local and international artists across major institutions. With new commissions and presentations taking place at venues such as the British Museum, DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation), ICA, Royal Academy of Arts, Sadler’s Wells and Somerset House, as well as unique off-site locations, Block Universe presents work by some of the most exciting UK-based and international performance artists practicing today.

With the theme of The Future Perfect, performances will explore relationality in a mediated society, the construction of identity alongside body enhancement, aging and immortality. Using the motifs of shared experience, relationality, individualism and anonymity as experienced through technology to locate the virtual in physical time and space, artists will focus on historical and future representations of the self as embodied in the present.

This year’s edition of Block Universe will be accompanied by a public programme consisting of talks, film screenings and workshops.


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Lisa Spirling the newTheatre503 Artistic Director

Theatre503 is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Spirling as their new Artistic Director. Lisa is currently the Artistic Coordinator of the JMK Trust’s Regional Directors Program and was previously programming director at Theatre503. She will take up the post in August 2016.