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Jackson pollock, Summertime 9A

This week: 3 – 9 September

3 September 2018 Suzanne Frost

September always marks a new beginning – a new school year, a new season, a time for new ideas, learning new skills and trying new things. So what are you going to try this week?

SicilyFEST at the Boiler House

 

PopUpMarketSicily returns to London for the fourth year with its well-known Sicilian-themed event: SicilyFEST. The Boiler House, a stunning industrial brick warehouse venue dating back to the 1830s, will be hosting this celebration of Sicilian gastronomy. A unique and exciting experience for the London foodie, SicilyFEST will give Londoners access to real and authentic “Made in Sicily” cuisine and will transform the historic Grade II listed Boiler House into a typical and traditional Sicilian street market. A showcase of all the deliciousness the sun-drenched island in the heart of the Mediterranean has to offer, enjoy a wide selection of cannoli, arancini, pizza fritta, panelle, pasta, marmalades, jams, sweet and savoury preserves, desserts, cakes, gelato, liqueurs, craft beers and wines. Every mouthful will give visitors a sense of Sicily’s intoxicating vitality. Apart from the food there will also be art exhibitions, music and live performances, show-cooking sessions, food tastings and master classes.
 
SicilyFEST will be at The Boiler House - Old Truman Brewery, 152 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU from 7 -9 September. Entry is free.
 

 
Foxfinder


Game of Thrones’s super villain Ramsay Bolton and Poldark’s Machiavellian Elisabeth together on stage? Yes please! Foxfinder opens at the Ambassadors Theatre on 6 September after a successful run at Finborough Theatre in 2011, which won playwright Dawn King the 2013 Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award and the Off West End award for Most Promising Playwright. King's show is set in a dystopic world where paranoia reigns and foxes are symbols of dissent and hatred. Only the mysterious Foxfinders can prevent the fox corruption from spreading. Bryony Hannah, Iwan Rheon and Heida Reed star in this unsettling and darkly comic drama directed by the Olivier Award winning Rachel O’Riordan.

Foxfinder opens at the Ambassador Theatre on 6 September. 
 


The Royal Academy’s Festival of Ideas 


From 7 - 16 September 2018, the RA will present the inaugural Festival of Ideas, a celebration of creativity, culture and critical thinking. The new 250-seat double-height Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, part of the Royal Academy’s transformed campus, will play host to a meeting of great minds from across the spheres of art, architecture, film, theatre, literature, design, dance and music. Building on the RA’s heritage of rigorous debate, the festival will explore creative practice and current cultural, social and political issues through a series of interviews, conversations and panel discussions around Class, Culture and Creativity, Art And Dementia, Artist Question Time, The Young Adult Novel, The Future of Museums and Galleries in the 21st Century. There will be children’s workshops such as Animal Life Drawing, Lauren Child Inspired Animation and Interactive Storytelling and confirmed speakers include author Sebastian Faulks, ballerina Tamara Rojo, artist duo Gilbert & George, choreographer Akram Khan, photographer David Bailey and child author Judith Kerr among many others.
 
The Festival of Ideas will be at the Royal Academy 7-16 September.
 

 
Tower of London Food Festival


Head to the famous fortress this September for a fabulous food and drink festival in the historic dry moat, complete with live cooking demos from top chefs, delicious food from artisan producers and activities for the little ones. The weekend is packed full of activities sure to satisfy culinary cravings, including live cooking demos with famous chefs Michel Roux Jr, Melissa Hemsley,
Michael Caines, and Nadiya Hussain, plus exclusive cookbook signings. With over one hundred food stalls and artisan food producers, it is guaranteed to whet the appetite. From oysters and sausages to sweet treats and an array of ales, there is something for everyone. There’ll also be a bandstand with live music, complete with relaxing deckchairs on hand for revellers to soak up the festival atmosphere. For little ones, there will be vintage games and fairground favourite the Helter Skelter.

Tower of London Food Festival is running from 7-9 September in the Tower’s historic dry moat. Entry to the Tower of London Food Festival is included in the Tower of London admission ticket. 
 

Staging Jackson Pollock


Jackson Pollock’s monumental masterpiece Summertime 9A is the centerpiece of this exhibition exploring the UK premiere of the revolutionary painter’s work, held at the Whitechapel Gallery 60 years ago. Displaying Pollock’s works within a radical exhibition layout, the first UK display of the American Abstract Expressionist provoked bewilderment and excitement. Staging Jackson Pollock presents Pollock’s 5-meter-wide drip painting, returning to the Whitechapel Gallery after six decades, alongside rare archival material. A new exclusive audio interview with British modernist architect Trevor Dannatt the original show’s designer, provides fresh perspective on this seminal moment in the history of exhibition-making and Pollock’s legacy.
 
Staging Jackson Pollock is at the Whitechapel Gallery 4 September 2018 – 24 March 2019 Gallery 5. Entry is free.
 

 
 
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