• 15-01-2018
  • Patrick Davison at 'Collect': The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

  • Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by  the Crafts Council returns to the Saatchi Gallery for its 14th edition from 22-25 February 2018.

    Collect brings together 39 galleries from four continents for a celebration of making, extraordinary in both scale and scope. Alongside the hundreds of exquisite objects on display, Collect offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy an exciting and dynamic supporting programme of events and exhibitions.

    Presenting craft in a fine art context, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind contemporary craft. Works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles and jewellery will be shown alongside makers working in non-traditional materials and using experimental techniques. At a time of unprecedented interest in craft, Collect sees the increasing passion for collecting, design and interiors come together with the energy of making.
    For more information visit http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/Collect-2018

  • 11-01-2018
  • Benjamin Tassie Guest Editor for Sound and Music

  • This month Sound and Music asked the exceptionally talented composer Benjamin Tassie to be their Guest Editor and to share his top 4 event picks from the Sampler.

    12th January, 2018
    Aurora Orchestra & Poet in the City: Memento
    The coming together of two innovative programmers, the Aurora Orchestra and Poet in the City, this interdisciplinary event promises to explore new technology through poetry and music. Composer Martin Suckling’s delicate, thoughtful music is paired with Francis Leviston’s award winning poetry, drawing inspiration from both Franz Schubert and Emily Dickinson.

    12th January, 2018
    The Riot Ensemble: Carter Double Concerto
    Elliot Carter’s Double Concerto is undoubtedly a raucous, complex and demanding masterwork. Performed in this concert by Adam Swayne and Goska Isphoring, Carter’s concerto will be presented alongside new music by American composers, Molly Joyce and Pierce Gradone.

    16th January, 2018
    Borough New Music Series 4: Islands
    Flautist Carla Rees (potentially the hardest working and most wonderful woman in music) is joined by clarinetist Ian Mitchell for this lunch-time concert. Champions of new music, Carla and Ian will present no fewer than three world-premieres including Tom Ingoldsby’s ‘The Cathedral’ (with pianist, Clare Simmonds).

    26th – 28th January, 2018
    The IKLECTIK Horse Festival
    IKLECTIK is a gem of a venue with consistently innovative programming and its own resident cat. This three-day festival of improvised music will doubtless have something for all new-music lovers with performances from multi-media ensemble, Paradise Yard, Chris Cutler, and students from Goldsmiths College.

    For more info please visit https://thesampler.org/category/guest-editor/

  • 10-01-2018
  • Simon Fujiwara at Kunsthaus Bregenz

  • HOPE HOUSE is the next exhibition by @Simon.Fujiwara and will open on January 26th at the prestigious Kunsthaus Bregenz.
    Hope House is a full scale reconstruction of the Anne Frank House, based on a model sold in the museum gift shop originally designed by Wouters Biegelaar.
    Hope House will run across all four floors of the museum and will be used as an exhibition form to present objects, artefacts and artworks found or made by the artist.

    To see a trailer for the show please go to : http://www.artsfoundation.co.uk/Artist-Name/all/190/Fujiwara-Simon

    model graphics Copyright © Anne Frank House/Wouter Biegelaar

  • 04-01-2018
  • Racheal Ofori at Camden People’s Theatre: "So Many Reasons"

  • Mon 15 January – Sun 4 February

    Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance.

    Created by Racheal Ofori, presented by Fuel and Camden People’s Theatre

    My Mum said to me
    ‘if you ever have children, don’t have girls.
    They give you too much of a headache.’

    So Many Reasons is a story about the unique influence our mothers have on us and how we understand the world, particularly on ideas around sexuality and religion. Exploring cultural and generational shifts as well as world of first time sexual experiences, this bold new show asks what happens when we realise mums don’t always know best. Written and performed by Racheal Ofori, the piece infuses poetry and endearing wit, as we follow Mel navigating the world.
    For more info visit https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/production/so-many-reasons/