Highlights of 2015 in London

There have been plenty of great shows, exhibitions, films and albums released in the last year. Here are a few of Love London Love Culture’s favourite things that have happened this year: 

The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern:  this fantastic exhibition explores pop art on a more international scale, revealing how different countries and cultures responded to the movement during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Bold and colourful it will definitely take your breath away. On until the 24th January 2016. Read Love London Love Culture’s review here.

Close to You: Burt Bacharach Reimagined, Criterion Theatre : bringing together 30 classic Bacharach songs, this production is filled with joy and some brilliant new interpretations of some of his best known songs. Now booking until the 14th February 2016. Read Love London Love Culture’s thoughts here.

Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum: dazzling from the second you step into the exhibition, this display of jewels is not only a chance to see these fantastic treasures up close but also discover how jewellery fits into Indian society and culture. On display until the 28th March 2016. Read what Love London Love Culture thought here.

Hamlet, The Barbican : this was the theatre production of the year and it certainly delivered with Benedict Cumberbatch leading the cast in a chilling production of Shakespeare’s play. It may have received mixed reviews but Love London Love Culture thought it was brilliant.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Idol, National Portrait Gallery: this concise display of rarely seen Audrey Hepburn photographs showed the actress in a different light as well as highlighting the beautiful work of the photographers she worked with. It was a hugely popular exhibition, showing the enduring popularity of Hepburn. Read the full review here.

Through the Mill, London Theatre Workshop: looking at the life of Judy Garland at three different points in her life – beautiful, poignant and interesting – this deserves to be seen by a much wider audience and featured three very memorable performances. Read the review here.

Alice in Wonderland, British Library: celebrating 150 years since the book was originally published, the British Library examines how it is still influencing artists today. Featuring a wide range of objects, it gives a real insight into the story behind the book and its author as well as the range of ideas it has given artists. Read Love London Love Culture’s thoughts here.

That is just a brief glimpse of some of the fabulous sights and productions that have been seen in London over the last few months and with 2016 promising to be just as exciting, it seems that London is still the place to visit if you love your cultural experiences.


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