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Events in Art and Archaeology

<EM>Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds</EM>
Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds
Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds
LONDON  •  British Museum  •  19 May - 27 November 2016
 

Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Named after the Greek hero Heracles, Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world and, with Canopus, was a major centre for the worship of the Egyptian gods. Their amazing discovery is transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.

Preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years, the stunning objects in the exhibition range from magnificent colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery. Sacred offerings and ritual objects reveal the cult of Osiris – the god of the underworld who held the promise of eternal life. They tell stories of political power and popular belief, myth and migration, gods and kings. Journey through centuries of encounters between two celebrated cultures, meeting iconic historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Hadrian and Antinous on the way.

Over the last 20 years, world-renowned archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team have excavated spectacular underwater discoveries using the latest technologies.



British Museum Website


Contact:

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom

 


Tel: (44) 20 7323 82 99

Bhupen Khakhar:&nbsp;<EM>You Can’t&nbsp; Please All</EM> 1981© Bhupen Khakhar
Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't  Please All 1981
© Bhupen Khakhar
Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't Please All
LONDON  •  Tate Modern  •  1 June - 6 November 2016
 
 

Renowned for his unique figurative style and incisive observations of class and sexuality, Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003) played a central role in modern Indian art and was a key international figure in 20th century painting. This landmark exhibition showcases vivid works on canvas, luminous watercolour paintings and experimental ceramics. 

An accountant-turned-artist, Bhupen Khakhar demonstrated a commitment to representing his world with unflinching honesty. High and low merged in narrative paintings with influences ranging from devotional aesthetics and street culture to European painting and pop art. He confronted provocative themes, particularly his homosexuality.  

This show brings together Khakhar’s work from across five decades and collections around the world for the first time since his death from cancer.



Tate Modern Website


Contact: Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Tel: 44 (0)20 7887 8888

Events in Classical Music

Igor Levit
Igor Levit
Igor Levit, piano
LONDON  •  Wigmore Hall  •  9 October 2016
 

Beethoven

Igor Levit, piano



Wigmore Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
Tel: (44) 20 7935 2141

Igor Levit, piano
LONDON  •  Wigmore Hall  •  28 September 2016
 
Beethoven

Igor Levit, piano

Wigmore Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
Tel: (44) 20 7935 2141

Nathalie Stutzmann
Nathalie Stutzmann
Nathalie Stutzmann: director, contralto; Orfeo 55
LONDON  •  Wigmore Hall  •  2 October 2016
 

This programme, entitled ‘Handel: Heroes from the Shadows’ makes stars of the unfairly overlooked roles as one explorez the arias performed by Arsamene to Zenobia and Cornelia to Ottone.

Nathalie Stutzmann: director, contralto
Orfeo 55



Wigmore Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
Tel: (44) 20 7935 2141

Events in Dance

Carlos Acosta
LONDON  •  Royal Albert Hall  •  3 October 2016
 
For this very special programme, Carlos Acosta performs extensively throughout the evening in some of his favourites from the classical ballet repertoire including Kenneth MacMillan's Winter Dreams, Mayerling and Requiem, George Balanchine's Apollo, Marius Petipa's Don Quixote and Memoria by Rambert's Miguel Altunaga.


Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AP
Tel: (44) 020 7863 80 00

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

The Alchemist: By Ben Jonson
LONDON  •  Barbican Theatre  •  2 September - 1 October 2016
 

Ben Jonson: The Alchemist

Royal Shakespeare Company

Written by one of Shakespeare’s finest contemporaries, Jonson’s savage satire revels in just how vain we humans can be.

When London is hit by plague, Lovewit flees to the country, leaving his townhouse in the hands of his trusted butler Jeremy. But no sooner has he left than Jeremy turns the house into a den of criminal activity, recruiting the conman Subtle and prostitute Doll Common to help him rip off half of the city.

Now every knock at the front door is another unwitting victim begging to be relieved of their cash. Things could not be going better for the gleeful trio until they receive a very unwelcome visitor.

Polly Findlay directs.



Barbican Centre Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:15 pm

Contact: Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Tel: (44) 20 76 38 88 91

Punk 1976-78
LONDON  •  British Library  •  13 May - 2 October 2016
 
 

The British Library’s punk exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of this musical phenomenon.

Starting with the impact of the Sex Pistols in 1976, it explores punk’s early days in the capital and reveals how its remarkable influence spread across music, fashion, print and graphic styles nationwide. Showcasing a range of fanzines, flyers, recordings and record sleeves from the British Library’s collections alongside rare material from the archives held at Liverpool John Moores University, including items from England's Dreaming: The Jon Savage Archive, the exhibition celebrates the enduring influence of punk as a radical musical, artistic and political movement.



British Library Website


Contact: The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: 44 (0)1937 546546



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