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Events in Art and Archaeology

Bill Viola: Martyrs
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  St Paul's Cathedral  •  6 May - 31 December 2014
St Paul's Cathedralihosts Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), the first of two large-scale permanent video installations created by artist Bill Viola.

Created by Bill Viola and Kira Perov and opened in May 2014, Martyrs shows four individuals, across four colour vertical plasma screens, being martyred by the four classical elements.

As the work opens, four individuals are shown in stasis, a pause from their suffering. Gradually there is movement in each scene as an element of nature begins to disturb their stillness. Flames rain down, winds begin to lash, water cascades, and earth flies up. As the elements rage, each martyr’s resolve remains unchanged. In their most violent assault, the elements represent the darkest hour of the martyr’s passage through death into the light.

The work has no sound. It lasts for seven minutes.

Martyrs will be joined in 2015 by a second piece entitled Mary, which the artist has conceived as a companion work. The installations have been gifted to Tate, and are on long-term loan to St Paul’s Cathedral.

St Paul's Cathedral Website

Contact: St Paul's Cathedral
Tel: (44) 020 7246 8348

Events in Classical Music

Lise de la Salle, piano
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Wigmore Hall  •  21 December 2014

Bach/Busoni, Bach/Liszt and Liszt

Lise de la Salle, piano

Wigmore Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
11:30 am

Contact: Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
Tel: (44) 20 7935 2141

John Mark Ainsley tenor: Malcolm Martineau piano
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Wigmore Hall  •  18 December 2014

Beethoven, Schubert

John Mark Ainsley, tenor
Malcolm Martineau, piano


Wigmore Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
Tel: (44) 20 7935 2141

Events in Dance

Richard Winsor as Edward ScissorhandsPhoto: Bill CooperPhoto courtesy of Sadler’s Wells.
Richard Winsor as Edward Scissorhands
Photo: Bill Cooper
Photo courtesy of Sadler's Wells.
Edward Scissorhands
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Sadler's Wells  •  2 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

This witty gothic fairytale tells the story of a boy created by an eccentric inventor who dies leaving him alone and unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange new suburban world where the well meaning community struggle to see past his strange appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.

Known for bending the conventions of theater—from his all-male swan corps in Swan Lake to the dance-drama Play Without Words to his edgy choreography for Mary Poppins on Broadway—Matthew Bourne brings his re-imagining of Tim Burton's film, Edward Scissorhands (20th Century Fox) back to London.

Sadler's Wells Theatre Website

Detailed schedule information:
Detailed schedule information:
Tue - Sat at 7.30pm
(excluding 24 & 25 Dec)
Sat & Sun at 2.30pm

Contact: Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue, London
Tel: (44) 0870 737 77 37

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

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Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme
in Assassins


Assassins: by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Menier Chocolate Factory  •  21 November 2014 - 7 March 2015

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman: Assassins
Directed by Jamie Lloyd

In this musical, thirteen people have tried to kill the president of the United States. Four have succeeded. These murderers and would-be murderers are generally dismissed as maniacs and misfits who have little in common with each other, and nothing in common with the rest of us.

Assassins suggests otherwise...


Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme
Stewart Clarke as Giuseppe Zangara
Simon Lipkin as The Proprietor
Mike McShane as Samuel Byck
Harry Morrison as John Hinckley
Andy Nyman as Charles Guiteau
Jamie Parker as the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald
David Roberts as Czolgosz
Melle Stewart as Emma Goldman
Catherine Tate as Sara Jane Moore
Aaron Tveit as John Wilkes Booth,
Marc Akinfolarin , Adam Bayjou , Greg Miller Burns and Aoife Nally as Bystanders

Menier Chocolate Factory Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm


Menier Chocolate Factory
53 Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Tel: (44) 20 7378 1713

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