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This Week 26th September - 2nd October
Image Credit: Backdrop,1990 © David Salle/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Courtesy of the artist and Skarste and Untitled #216,1989 © Cindy Sherman

This Week 26th September - 2nd October

26 September 2016 Stephanie Brandhuber

The leaves have begun to change and there’s a bit of chill in the air already. Celebrate the return of sweater weather with these fantastic events happening around London this week. From Jack the Ripper talks to National Champagne Week celebrations, London’s got you and your need for fun covered.

Cindy Sherman and David Salle
A joint exhibit of famous American photographer/director Cindy Sherman and American painter David Salle is inaugurating the new London Gallery on Bennet Street by Green Park. Sherman’s History Portraits (1988 – 1990) will be on display, taking their inspiration from art from the renaissance, baroque, rococo, and neo-classical periods. David Salle’s Tapestry Paintings (1989 – 1991) are a pastiche on sixteenth and seventeenth century Italian and Dutch genre styles incorporating elements from contemporary advertisements. Both of these collections are considered to be these artists’ most accomplished bodies of work and will provide visitors with a renewed perspective on how their work has influenced subsequent generations of painters and photographers.


Image Credit: David Salle, Backdrop,1990. David Salle/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Courtesy of the artist and Skarsted

Cindy Sherman and David Salle: History Portraits and Tapestry Paintings will run from October 1st – November 26th at at Skarstedt, 8 Bennet Street, London SW1A 1RP.
 
Peckham Salvage Yard
Located within Copland Park, Peckham Salvage Yard will be South London's largest indoor/outdoor weekend vintage market, and South London's go-to destination for vintage treasures, oddities, salvaged home decor, and bargains. Hosting an awesome selection of over 50 hand-picked stall holders from around the country, this amazing market will be selling an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items. This treasure-trove market is a haven for vintage-lovers and bargain hunters alike.


 
Peckham Salvage Yard will take place on October 1st and 2nd at Copeland Gallery, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN. Open 11am-6pm. Free entry.
 
Jack the Ripper: Man, myth, or misogyny?
The East End is practically a Jack the Ripper theme park. Countless barbers, pubs, and shops are named after this infamous Londoner and his murderous legacy. But what does this fascination with Jack the Ripper tell us about the society we’re living in? What does the Ripper industry say about the women who were killed? Who, or indeed what, is Jack the Ripper? Man, myth, or misogyny? Oxford House, an East End arts, community, and heritage centre, has worked with a broad range of people involved in historical research to discuss what Jack the Ripper means to them, to London, and to Londoners as a community.


 
Jack the Ripper: Man, myth, or misogyny? will take place on September 28th at 7:30pm at Oxford House Theatre, Derbyshire St, London E2 6HG. Tickets are £7 and can be booked online.
 
 
Funny Women Stage Awards
The Funny Women Awards are back in association with Benefit cosmetics and are once more providing a platform for talented comedians, writers, and short-film makers. Now in its thirteenth year, the Funny Women Awards shine a light on fresh new talent, while also providing these newcomers with inspirational former winners as mentors including Zoe Lyons, Tiffany Stephenson, Shazia Mirza, Sara Pascoe, Ellie Taylor, and Jan Ravens. The six finalists will appear at the final on September 28th at KOKO.


 
The Funny Women Final will happen on 28th September at 7pm at KOKO, 1A Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE. Tickets are £18 (including booking fee) and can be booked online.
 
National Champagne Week
Pop open the bubbly because it’s the best week of the year! Yes ladies and gents, this weekend marks the start of National Champagne Week. Searcys is hosting a number of fun and immersive events to celebrate the occasion, including a champagne on the rocks masterclass, a “rarest and finest” champagne tasting, a champagne supper club, and an opening party at St. Pancras Grand, Europe’s longest champagne bar. To top it all off, there will be fun giveaways happening during the week, including a Golden Cork treasure hunt happening throughout the capital.


 
National Champagne Week will take place from 1st – 7th October at various locations around London. For a full list of events, visit them online.

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