In March our interns are once again casting their nets wide. Read below their recommendations on music, art and free lectures!
Eeva’s pick: LSE Festival: Shape the World
Looking for some food for thought? The LSE Shape the World festival has the table served! The festival is put together out of over thirty free lectures and events. It is a great opportunity for social scientists and social warriors to join global leaders, innovators and change makers to investigate how we can learn lessons from the past and tackle the challenges of today. My personal highlights of the programme are definitely a discussion on Propaganda and Democratic Resistance on Wed 4th March at 7:30pm and a talk on Gender Equality and the Data Revolution on Thursday March 5th at 7:30pm. All events are free to attend and open to all.
LSE Shape the World festival runs between Monday 2 and Saturday 7 March.
Full programme with event times and places here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/Search-Events?collection=lse-events-xml&query=LSE%20Festival&sort=adate&start_rank=1
Annika’s pick: The Great British Songbook – The Beatles Reimagined
The Beatles reimagined! Guildhall Studio Orchestra will perform jazzified versions of The Beatles classics like Eleanor Rigby and Yesterday. The concert is to honour Guildhall school’s alumnus, “the fifth Beatle”, Sir George Martin who had a massive role in The Beatles’ works. The concert is taking place at Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican. You might as well want to take a look at the Barbican area, which is famous for its brutalist architecture and one of the leading UK arts complexes.
The Great British Songbook: The Beatles Reimagined
25th March 2020, 7.30PM
Milton Court Concert Hall, Silk St, London EC2Y 9BH
More info and tickets: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/the-great-british-songbook-the-beatles-reimagined#venue
Sara’s pick: Return of the Spirit in Painting at Whitechapel Gallery
The other weekend I went strolling in Whitechapel Gallery while waiting for another event to start. One of the exhibitions that caught my attention the most was Return of the Spirit in Painting. The exhibition showcases London’s Royal Academy of Arts students’ 1981 exhibition A New Spirit in Painting. When the exhibition opened almost 40 years ago, its colours and richness in details made a big buzz in the art world after a decade of conceptual and minimalistic art. The collection includes loud, colourful and captivating paintings by Georg Baselitz, Bruce McLean and Julian Schnabel and archive pieces from Whitechapel Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts.
I’d recommend checking out the other exhibitions as well while you’re there!
Return of the Spirit in Painting, Now – until 23 August, free admission
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
Photo: Herry Lawford