If you weren’t already aware, my blog also has a calendar, where I (and you!) can pop up events that I think are swell… and here are some of my favourites for the month ahead – glorious October – that is full of sunshine, sensational colours and so much loveliness that I can’t seem to tear myself away from Instagram!
Maybe I’ll see you there? Unless of course Strictly is on. Or Bake Off. Or Downton. But apart from that, I’m THERE!
Moniker Art Fair
Old Truman Brewery, London
15th – 18th October
Moniker Art Fair is also back at the Old Truman Brewery, having firmly established itself as London’s premiere event for contemporary art rooted in urban culture. This year Moniker have announced an exciting venture to become the world’s first international art fair to accept Bitcoin payments. Moniker really is a progressive fair that seeks to inspire social change. All food and drink at Moniker will be overseen by Assemble London, the latest venture from the amazing Street Feast.
The Other Art Fair
Old Truman Brewery, London
15th – 18th October
October is art month in London and the UK’s leading artist fair is back at the Old Truman Brewery. The Other Art Fair has fast become one of the satellite arts destination to Frieze. This year, it will present work by 130 artists from across the globe alongside an action-packed programme of events. It’s a pioneering platform for uncovering new and emerging talents, enabling artists to launch their careers within the contemporary art world. And it’s not just art – interactive theatre collective non zero one are performing a creative new experience for those who answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Are you Curious?’.
The House of Peroni
152 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU
29th October – 25th November
The House of Peroni will open its doors in east London once again this October, bringing to the capital the most immersive and multi-sensory residency to date.
Opening its doors from 29th October – 25th November at 152 Brick Lane (E1 6RU), the month-long event will bring the heart of the Italian home to London; giving all those who are curious to discover and hungry to explore, the opportunity to experience the transformed space – to eat, drink and make themselves at home… I can’t WAIT.
Valhalla by Paul Murphy
30th September – 24th October
Theatre503, The Latchmere,
503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW
Paul Murphy’s Valhalla – the joint winner of Theatre503’s inaugural international Playwriting Award – is a tense psychological thriller set in a world in which men have become gods, but gods have become depraved. Conceived against a backdrop of bewitching Icelandic scenery, this extraordinary play asks questions about the ethics of genetic research, fertility and the endurance of human love.
The Great Gatsby, adapted by Stephen Sharkey
6th -14th October
Greenwich and Finchley
It’s the 90th anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby and to celebrate acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre have commissioned a sizzling new stage adaptation that’s touring the UK. Recreating the sights, sounds and feel of America’s Roaring Twenties, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece is a brilliant evocation of a society obsessed with wealth and status. Adapted by Stephen Sharkey, this exciting new production features fabulous live music alongside the timeless language of Fitzgerald’s ‘Great American Novel’ to create a truly fresh and inspiring theatrical experience.
Looking for Lansbury
16th – 17th October
St. James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Playing in London on Angela Lansbury’s actual 90th birthday, Looking for Lansbury strips back the covers and pays tribute to Angela. We all know her as star of stage and screen from Auntie Mame to Murder She Wrote but who is Angela Lansbury? With well-known classics from Mame, Dear World, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd, along with freshly-revived Jazz and country numbers, this is a celebration of a remarkable woman.
27th October – 14th November
Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
This is theatre like you’ve never seen it before. There’s a stage but there are no actors. Invisible Treasure is an interactive digital playspace. Through cutting-edge sound,sensor and projection technologies, players (that’s us) are immersed in the narrative and taken on an explosive journey through seven levels of unreality. Within thisvideogame-like realm, the dynamics of human relationships are key. It explores how we interact with the world around us, when so much of it is beyond our field of vision.
ICEBAR LONDON ROCKS
31-33 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BN
ICEBAR LONDON has a new theme and it’s set to be the most popular yet with a rocktastic 6ft tall Ice Skull sculpture, a bar decorated in punk rock ice studs, a carved Throne of Rock and specially created cocktails named for classic rock songs such as the November Rain, Dirty Little Secret and Back In Black. More than ever before ICEBAR LONDON are pushing boundaries of what is possible in ice art and design. Award-winning South African illustrator Joey Hi-Fi has been commissioned to design a life-sized emblematic illustration of a tattooed rock singer that has been cut into the main wall of the bar. Go and rock out at ICEBAR.
For more things to do this month, pop over to my calendar and have a peek!