LondonTown.com: London’s Design Museum unveils exciting programme for 2015

Bicycles and shoes are among the subjects that will be explored in wide-ranging exhibitions.

LONDON, January 07, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — London’s Design Museum, a space dedicated to the art and history of excellent design, has unveiled its exhibition schedule for 2015. This will include the first ever museum exhibition on the Spanish shoe brand Camper, a celebration of bicycle design, and an exploration of parametric architecture and design. The Design Museum is located in Bermondsey, a short walk from the blossoming London Bridge area, which has some of the most interesting shops, restaurants and hotels in London. A wide range of events and exhibitions to be found in the area can be found on LondonTown.com, London’s dedicated website for tourists in London.

Spring’s big exhibition will be Life On Foot: Camper At The Design Museum (13th May – 1st November 2015) will be the first exhibition devoted to the much-loved Spanish footwear brand Camper on the 40 th anniversary of this independent family-run business. The exhibition will take visitors from the design studios in Mallorca to high-tech mass production facilities in the Far East, and on to shop floors across the globe, charts the design and manufacturing process of Camper’s instantly-recognisable products, as well as their conceptual retail spaces and non-conformist, often humorous approach to advertising.

In the autumn, Bicycles (9th September 2015 – 28th February 2016) will explore Britain’s fascination with the bike. Cycling is the phenomenon that is changing the way we use and consider our towns and cities. It is driving a wave of creative innovation for mass market cycling, and has also resulted in a surge of craftsman bicycle makers working by hand to tailor machines to the precise specifications of their users. The results are beautiful as well as ingenious. The Design Museum will celebrate the bicycle with a major exhibition that brings together a range of the definitive bicycles of our times, explores cycling subcultures and looks at the impact the quest to achieve greater performance is having on the design of bicycles.

Finally, The New International Style: The Parametric Revolution (18th November 2015 – 30th June 2016) will explore the “International Style”, an approach to design that flourished in the 1920s in France, Germany, Switzerland and Holland, which shared a belief in modernism, and an aesthetic based on austere machine-like simplicity. Modernism is now facing a rebirth and this exhibition will explore the range, the roots, and the future of this creative and complex view of the world of design. For more on this and other exhibitions opening in 2015 at the Design Museum, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Controversial play extends London run

Play exploring life after death of Queen will now run until the end of January 2015.

LONDON, January 07, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — London theatregoers have only a few weeks left to see Mike Bartlett’s critically acclaimed new play, King Charles III directed by Rupert Goold. The play’s West End run, which began at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 2nd September 2014, was extended by nine weeks due to popular demand and ends on 31st January 2015. It’s considered to be one of the highlights of 2014 and a must see for tourists who can still snag a ticket. Visitors to London hoping to catch this and other last-minute deals – including finding a cheap hotel in London – should visit LondonTown.com, the London website that’s full of events and exhibition information in London, as well the best information for deals on theatres, restaurants, shops and hotels.

King Charles III has received glowing reviews from critics and audiences since opening at the Almeida Theatre in April 2014 and then transferring to the West End. The play has been seen by over 90,000 people and recouped its full production costs at the Wyndham’s in eight weeks. It is a piece of speculative fiction, that explores the future of the United Kingdom after the death of the Queen, with the prince who has spent a lifetime waiting for his moment of power now having to decide how he will reign.

Mike Bartlett’s play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family. Directed by the Almeida Theatre’s Artistic Director Rupert Goold, King Charles III has been designed by Tom Scutt, with music composed by Jocelyn Pook, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti. The play has been described as “Shakespearian” in its analysis of power and human weakness, and features some spellbinding performances. The Wyndham Theatre is to be found in the heart of London’s theatre district around Leicester Square, in easy reach of London landmarks as well as great shops, hotels and restaurants. For more information on things to see in London in 2015, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Innovative outsider artist celebrated in London exhibition

East London gallery holds exhibition of works of art therapy pioneer Mary Barnes.

LONDON, January 07, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — London’s quirky and adventurous art exhibition programme starts 2015 with a bang, with a fascinating display at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow looking at the work of outsider artist Mary Barnes. The Nunnery Gallery on the Bow Road is one of the city’s many innovative small spaces that feature unusual and creative exhibitions. For more on the galleries of East London, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find information on the best cheap hotels in London. The exhibition runs from 16th January to 29th March 2015.

The Mary Barnes exhibition at the Nunnery gallery is called Boo-Bah, which is the nickname Barnes gave to her therapist and friend Dr Joseph Berke. The paintings and drawings in the exhibition are largely drawn from Berke’s collection of Barnes’s work and she gave him the nickname in a love letter that scaled over a metre high, scrawled in Mary’s inimitable handwriting.

The exhibition covers works spanning her artistic career which began in the 1960s in Bow. Barnes moved to Kingsley Hall in East London in 1965 following a breakdown and diagnosis of schizophrenia. Here she joined the Philadelphia Association which was an alternative and experimental treatment community, created by the radical psychiatrist RD Laing and his colleagues. It was at the same time that Joseph Berke travelled to East London, as a recent medical graduate from New York, to work for Laing and this is where he met Mary Barnes. They developed a strong bond, dramatised in the play Mary Barnes by David Edgar which was itself based on the book Mary Barnes: Two Accounts of a Journey Through Madnes s written by Berke and Barnes. At this time, Barnes discovered her talent for art, producing vivid paintings often on religious theme. The exhibition launches the Nunnery Gallery’s season In Dialogue, a year-long exploration of partnerships, artistic inspirations and deeply involved relationships between the artist and the muse. For more information on this and other exhibitions in London in 2015, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: London gears up for exciting art fair

London Art Fair brings contemporary art, sculpture, film and photography to Islington.

LONDON, January 07, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — As 2015 gets underway, London will kick off the year with the London Art Fair, the UK’s premier fair for Modern British and contemporary art. This event will take place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, from 21-25 January 2015. Islington is one of London’s most exciting area, packed with great shops and restaurants as well as numerous London hotels for anybody attending the fair. Details of prices and availability can be found at LondonTown.com.

The London Art Fair presents a unique overview of the art world, with 128 exhibitors ranging from established UK-based Modern British and contemporary galleries to innovative emerging spaces and international gallery presentations from Milan, Paris, Toronto and New York. With an engaging programme of curated exhibitions, talks, tours, films and performances, the fair provides an inspiring and supportive environment for collectors of all levels.

Fair sponsor Lund Humphries will be celebrating the work of Eduardo Paolozzi and at the entrance to the Business Design Centre, visitors will be greeted by two unique monumental sculptures by Paolozzi presented by Bowman Sculpture. The sculptures, Kalasan (1973-4) and Trishula (1966), were originally commissioned by Terence Conran, a former student of Paolozzi, as part of a sculptural children’s playground for his Habitat store in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Contemporary highlights include The Multiple Store’s new edition by Yinka Shonibare MBE, ‘Kaleidoscope’, which playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations; while Redfern Gallery will bring a new edition of prints by American artist Linda Karshan. Contemporary designer makers include Joseph Walsh, whose exquisite woodwork is on show with Oliver Sears Gallery, Edmund de Waal’s ceramics at Crane Kalman Gallery and other leading ceramicists at Erskine, Hall & Coe. Beers Contemporary will celebrate many of the contemporary painters highlighted in their recent Thames & Hudson publication ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’, including G L Brierley and Andrew Salgado. The Reel Poster Gallery will exhibit a collection of rare original film posters including those from Scorsese, Hitchcock and one of only two surviving posters from the Marx Brothers ‘A Day At The Races’ (1937).

There will also be exhibitions celebrating film and photography and performance art, including artist duo Henry/Bragg’s exploration of the rituals of bingo through a live, interactive game courtesy of C&C Gallery, on Sunday 25 January. An extensive programme of talks, tours and critical debates takes place throughout the week. For more information about how to secure admission times and ticket prices, see LondonTown.com.

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