New theatrical readings of deliciously gruesome tales. Based on the book by Philip Pullman. Directed by Justin Audibert, Rachel Bagshaw, Polly Findlay, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, Ola Ince and Bijan Sheibani Enter a perilous world of murderous step-mothers, devious Kings and fearless children… Adapted by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), Unicorn are thrilled to present a deliciously gruesome selection of six theatrical readings from Grimm Tales, re-told for the whole family by an extraordinary cast. These classic fairy tales, distilled from centuries of storytelling, are timeworn but honed for the next generation to discover anew. Unicorn’s selection includes classic favourites with new discoveries, and takes us to the very heart of imagination and speaks of the things it finds there – fear, courage, compassion and wonder. 5 October – 21 February 2021. Find out more
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A new theatrical reading of the story. Directed by Ned Bennett Imagine the worst people you can think of, can you do that? Good. Then you’re just about ready to meet Mr and Mrs Twit, the nastiest couple you could ever hope (not) to meet. Unicorn are overjoyed to be able to share their theatrical reading of one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved books about a most despicable couple, The Twits, the clever Muggle-Wump and the magnificent Roly-Poly Bird. This unabridged reading, filmed in the Unicorn theatre, is gleeful, gunge-filled digital storytelling aimed at children aged 6 – 12. 25 December – 5 January. Find out more.
From July 2nd to July 14th, Festibowl will be rolling towards the river for the ultimate British summer experience. 5 mins walk from London Bridge station, head to Potters Field Park for your first ever bowl or to tune your existing skills. It’ll be an event you’ll never forget! Freshly cut grass beneath your feet, lawn bowl in one hand, an ice-cold drink in the other. Blue skies abound, it’s a breezy summer’s day and you’re surrounded by your friends and colleagues as classic tunes echo around Potters Field Park. THIS IS FESTIBOWL An outdoor lawn bowls pop up event in the heart of the city. The perfect way to team build, network and entertain clients this summer. Delicious street food, a wide range of drinks, immersive lawn bowls for all, open air music and entertainment available.
The annual Valentine’s Day horror screening returns to the Old Operating Theatre. “Completely horrible” – Time Magazine. The British Board of Film Classification originally intended to ban ‘Mad Love’ (1935); a deranged inspection of Grand Guignol villainy. An accomplished but lustful surgeon (Peter Lorre in arguably his greatest performance) is driven to psychotic behaviour over his perverse obsession with an actress. A hugely successful example of 1930’s horror at its most unhinged and portentously Germanic, this tale of madness, murder, dismemberment and forced love is also a wicked, penetrative chunk of psychological study. The film will be preceded by an introduction by Gareth Miles. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Tickets: £12.00
Science Gallery London have announced their second exhibition: SPARE PARTS: RETHINKING HUMAN REPAIR, opening on 28 February. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. Exhibition highlights include: experimental incubators hosting cellular life from Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr auditory prosthetics from sculptor Tabatha Andrews immersive experience ‘The Gut’ body parts crafted from fabrics created by textile designer Amy Congdon. Find out more
The Unicorn Theatre introduces their first production of 2019; Icarus. “WHERE THE WATER ENDS AND THE SKY BEGINS, THAT’S WHERE I’LL FLY.” By Katrin Lange Translated by Purni Morell Directed by Cressida Brown His family is falling apart and he feels powerless to help. His father is far away across the sea, forced to work for the tyrannical King Minos, and is unable to return. Icarus makes a decision: it’s time to take control of their fate. But what can one boy do against injustice? Can he save his family or will he crash and burn? With epic storytelling and spectacular stagecraft, Icarus is a modern, fun and adventure-filled retelling of the ancient myth. Tickets
Kick off your weekend with a swing and join the Fashion and Textile Museum for this very special Friday evening late night opening of Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs. Revel in 1930s style while sipping on a glass of fizz while viewing this glamorous exhibition As a decade of design, the Thirties saw off the excess of the Jazz Age and ushered in the utilitarianism of World War II. As the flapper grew up, so too did her fashions. The new silhouettes of the 1930s played with the hard-edged chic seen in the Art Deco and Moderne styles, the unexpected as seen in the surrealists and the sensuality of silver screen sirens. The exhibition will explore the day and evening styles of the decade, complemented by photographs of the stars who championed them. With fashion as the lens, Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs will traverse the great period of social change that was the 1930s. Price: £12. All tickets include exhibition entry and a glass of fizz. Book online
Tacos and honey beer…a match made in heaven. Neighbours Tortilleria El Pastor and Hiver Beers are celebrating this inspired combination with a street party. Make your way down to the end of Maltby Street Market for a late summer evening of Mexican food, music, honey beer and bunting! Your ticket price includes: Taco of your choice from Tortilleria El Pastor Award-winning honey beer on arrival from Hiver 5pm- 10pm, Stanworth Street, London, SE1 3NY Nearsest station: London Bridge Book tickets
HOOKED – now extended until 27 January – is Science Gallery London’s debut exhibition at their new permanent home in London Bridge. The exhibition and events programme will delve into the complex world of addiction and recovery. From gambling to gaming and smartphones to social media, HOOKED questions what makes us as humans vulnerable to addiction and interrogate the underlying factors and routes to recovery. Science Gallery London invites you to challenge the stigmas associated with addiction, consider addiction as a health issue we are all susceptible to, and explore how recovery takes many forms. How and why do we become addicted? What are the processes of individual and societal recovery? How can we protect ourselves and people living with addiction from harm? And does our consumerist society have a hand in feeding addiction? Developed in association with people who have a lived experience of addiction HOOKED features established and up-and-coming artists and photographers from across the globe, including Rachel Maclean’s Feed Me. The dynamic events programme will continue the conversations sparked by the artworks on display in the exhibition. Full events programme and full list of artworks here Image: Feed Me (2013)-5 © Rachel Maclean.jpg
This August The View from The Shard are quite literally taking music to new heights with their first ever Summer of Music, 800ft above the city! Throughout the month an array of artists will be performing at the top of the iconic structure, with the goal of raising the roof in London’s highest riser. Catch performances from the likes of the Hoosiers, Artful Dodger and DJ Pied Piper. Check out the full line up *Over 18s ONLY, proof of age may be required. Tickets are subject to availability. All attendees are subject to be screened and searched, as part of the building policy.