BEST Events In London Today
The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in London. Select your date above then scroll down to check out what events are going on this week...
Heather PhillipsonTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
Every year Tate Britain invites an artist to create an exciting new commission for the grand spaces of the Duveen Galleries at the heart of the building. In 2020 the commission will be by British artist Heather Phillipson.
Previous artists have included Mark Wallinger, Martin Creed, Fiona Banner, Simon Starling, Phyllida Barlow, Pablo Bronstein, Cerith Wyn Evans, Anthea Hamilton and Mike Nelson.
Liverpool Biennial 2020Tate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
Visit free exhibitions and events taking place across Liverpool's public spaces, galleries, museums and online from 11 July to 25 October 2020.
Liverpool Biennial is renowned for commissioning leading international artists to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.
Everybody Razzle DazzleRoyal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool, L3 4BB
Liverpool Biennial, 14–18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool have co-commissioned one of the major figures of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, to ‘dazzle’ a Mersey Ferry in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool (Merseyside Maritime Museum).
Everybody Razzle Dazzle will see Peter Blake transform Snowdrop – an active Mersey Ferry – with one of his iconic, colourful designs into a fully working Dazzle Ferry.
Step aboard a moving artwork! Travelling on Snowdrop you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the history of dazzle – a painting technique employed to camouflage British ships – and the role that Liverpool’s much loved Mersey Ferries took in the First World War in a special on-board display.
In the 1960s and 70s, the Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz worked with woven sisal fibre to create towering hanging pieces that radically expanded the field of sculpture – she called them the Abakans.
Rarely exhibited together, the most significant Abakans will be brought together to occupy the open 64-metre-long gallery space of the Blavatnik Building at Tate Modern.
This exhibition will explore the relationships between the Abakans and a number of other key works, including War Games – wood and iron sculptures incorporating the trunks of felled trees. A selection of early textile pieces and her little-known drawings will also be shown.
Magdalena Abakanowicz was born in 1930 in Poland and came of age during the Second World War. Despite the restrictions of living in Poland under the Communist regime, she established a career as an international artist and her work is included in many public and private collections around the world.
The Prince of Egypt268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 7AQ
A new stage musical based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture The Prince of Egypt is set to open in the West End at the Dominion Theatre from 5th February.
The musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who write the songs of Wicked, with a book by the film's writer Philip LaZebnik, and will be directed by Scott Schwartz.
Featuring songs such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey's hit , plus "Deliver Us", "All I Ever Wanted" and "Through Heaven's Eyes", The Prince of Egypt is based on the book of Exodus and tells the story of Moses, who was born a child of Israel, and brought up in Egypt after he was found by Pharoah's wife in a wicker basket floating on the Nile.