Things to See and Do: Friday 1st July 2016

Here’s a few tips on some of the best things to see and do this week – including a few final opportunities…

1. Botticelli Reimagined, Victoria and Albert Museumthis is the final opportunity to see this exhibition at the V&A, which closes on Sunday 3rd July. It looks at the influence of Botticelli’s work on artists throughout art history, right up until the present day. Read Love London Love Culture’s review here.

2. Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe: Ray Fearon and Tara Fitzgerald star as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Iqbal Khan’s production, which has just opened at the theatre. Critics gave it a mixed reception  – but recommended for the leading performances. (On until the 1st October).

3. David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life, Royal Academy of Artsopening from tomorrow (2nd July) until the 2nd October, this new body of work by the artist sees him embracing portraiture and offering an insight into the LA art world. Critics had mixed thoughts about it as you can find out here.

4. Faith Healer, Donmar Warehousethis revival of Brian Friel’s play opened at the theatre this week to mainly positive reviews from critics. The production stars Ron Cook, Stephen Dillane and Gina McKee and is directed by Lyndsey Turner. (Booking until the 20th August).

5. Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century, V&Alast chance to catch this exhibition at the V&A which brings together more than 200 photographs and objects from throughout his career. Remind yourself of what Love London Love Culture thought here(On display until the 3rd July).

6. Barbu, Cirque Alfonse, London Wondergroundthis is circus with a modern twist. Showcasing the talents of the performers to the full, the audience are extremely close to the action that thrills and delights from beginning to end. Read Love London Love Culture’s full thoughts here.

7. Painters’ Paintings: From Freud to Van Dyke, National Galleryever wondered what artists thought of fellow artist’s work? Then you need to get to this exhibition which concentrates on the work that artists had in their own personal and private collections, spanning across 500 years of art history. (on display until the 4th September) .

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