Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.
When: Sat 8th Sep 2018 to
Sun 24th Feb 2019
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Times: Daily: 10:00 – 17:45 Friday: 10:00 – 22:00
Admission: See official website
About the event:
There is a renaissance happening in videogames. A new wave of designers, players and critics are pushing the boundaries of the medium in radical new ways. This V&A show is the first to fully consider the complexity of videogames as one of the most important design fields of our time, investigating ground-breaking contemporary design work, creative and rebellious player communities and the political conversations that define this movement.
This exhibition explores the design and culture of the medium since the mid-2000s, when major technological advancements increased access to the internet, social media and new means of making which had a profound impact on the way videogames are designed, discussed and played.
Large-scale immersive multimedia installations and hands-on interactive experiences will feature alongside object-based displays providing rare glimpses of design materials from the leading studios whose work defines this new wave.
Official Link: https://www.vam.ac.uk/
Orchids: Celebrate the Colour of Colombia
When: Sat 9th Feb 2019 to
Sun 10th Mar 2019
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE
Times: 10:00 - 15:30
Admission: Adults: from £12.50
Child (4-16yrs): from £3.50
Under 4yrs: free
About the event:
Escape the dreary winter with Kew's annual festival of orchids.
This year, we are celebrating Colombia, the world's most biodiverse country, through a spectacular ensemble of orchid-laden displays along a curated route.
Our flagship display is a carnival of animals, depicting a toucan in flight, a hanging sloth and a swimming turtle.
We will bring to life the breath-taking rainbow river Caño Cristales and Colombia's incredible forests - complete with life-sized jaguar!
A surprise around every corner, you'll spot hundreds of colourful butterflies suspended from the glass ceiling and a floating golden-yellow display to honour the legend of El Dorado.
Colombia has 4,270 species of orchids alone. Together with its sprawling landscape of tropical beaches to snow-capped mountains, Colombia is the perfect inspiration for our vibrant festival.
Official Link: https://www.kew.org
When: 4 November 2018 — 3 February 2019
Where: The Royal Academy of Arts
Daily 10am – 6pm
Admission: £18 (without donation £16). Concessions available. Under-16s go free with a fee-paying adult. Free for Friends of the RA. To ensure the best possible experience, Friends are required to book a free timed ticket for both themselves and their guest.
Friday 10am – 10pm
About the event:
Klimt / Schiele: Drawings is a unique opportunity to see extraordinary drawings produced by both artists, considered to be some of the 20th century’s most important works on paper. Among them are Klimt’s sketches for his seminal Beethoven Frieze, and unflinching self-portraits by Schiele, which due to their delicacy will not see the light of day again for many years. In around 100 portraits, allegories, landscapes and erotic nudes, prepare to encounter these two icons of early Modernism at their most raw and revealing.
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