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Category Archives: BRIEFING
This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, opening June 8th, is being designed by Sou Fujimoto, a multi-award-winning Japanese architect, considered to be one of the most important architects coming to prominence worldwide. The Serpentine’s annual Pavilion commission, now in its 13th year, offers one of the most significant international sites for architectural experimentation.
A round-up of this week’s art news | 11th May – 17th May
Hermès’ Festival des Métiers, a seven-day exhibiton showcasing 10 of their distinctive crafts, will be coming to London this month. Festival des Métiers will be held at Saatchi Gallery and will run from Tuesday 21st – Monday 27th of May 2013, following its recent success in Beijing and Shenyang, China.
Traditionally a less common culinary go-to than the City’s established West End, East London has proclaimed itself to be a thriving gastro-heartland busily reviving the imagination and skill behind unforgettable food. Here are our top five restaurants from a wave of new openings across the East.
The first annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards were held last night, Tuesday 14th May, at the world-famous department store in London’s Picadilly area. The awards have been created to celebrate the presence of food and drink within the media, mainly focusing on writing, publishing and broadcasting.
This Friday, the 17th of May, Food Revolution Day returns to an even bigger worldwide reception than it received when it debuted last year. The annual event has been designed by Jamie Oliver to increase general awareness of food education and cooking skills.
This summer, one of the finest restaurants ever to grace the Earth, elBulli, and the man who took it to such dazzling heights, will be honoured by an insightful exhibition at Somerset House. ‘elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food’ begins on Friday 5th of July and will run until Sunday 29th September.
The spring edition of the Bloomsbury Auctions’ Photographs and Photobooks auction will be held on Friday 17th May. There will be a vast selection of photographs on offer, ranging from the mid-nineteenth century up to the present day, as well as a variety of intriguing photobooks.
A round-up of this week’s art news | 4th April – 10th May
Erwin Blumenfeld, one of the most prominent photographers of the twentieth century, will be the focus of a celebration at Somerset House from 23rd May – 1st September 2013. The exhibition will examine and pay tribute to the cultural significance of Blumenfeld’s work, specifically from his years spent in New York following the Second World War.
From Thursday May 16th to Saturday May 18th, hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites across the UK will be taking part in an annual festival of after-hours events. Museums at Night, now in its fifth year, has been co-ordinated by non-profit cultural publishing organisation Culture 24. The project is core funded by Arts Council England.
From 23 May to 24 November 2013, the National Gallery’s Sunley Room will be hosting leading contemporary artist Michael Landy’s dynamic exhibition of large-scale kinetic sculptures. With grand images of saints currently in the Gallery’s collection acting as a source of inspiration, Michael Landy: Saints Alive reflects the re-inventive workings of Landy’s mind and his endeavour to whittle each depicted saint to life.