Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th February

Missed anything on Love London Love Culture this week? Here’s what has been proving popular on LLLC…  Review of A Beautiful Noise at the Lyric Theatre: this week saw Love London Love Culture catching the first West End performance of the show dedicated to the music of Neil Diamond. Including songs such as ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’, it is a “Designed to be a crowdpleaser”. Review Round Up of Edward II at the Shakespeare’s Globe: this week saw the opening of Edward II and Love… Read More

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PREVIEW: Craft & Graft, Francis Crick Institute

On display from the 1st March, this new exhibition focuses  on the roles of the people to carry out important scientific research.  Craft & Graft will take visitors behind the scenes to explore to roles of  technicians, engineers and specialists supporting science at the institute. Each of the technical teams help to prepare process, make, mend, analyse and innovate. From fixing faults in complex cutting-edge technology to feeding fruit flies and operating robots, they are… Read More

Review Round Up: Don McCullin, Tate Britain

Tate Britain’s latest exhibition showcases some of the  photographer’s impactful images from the last sixty years.  The Guardian: ***** “There is a visceral quality to McCullin’s photographs, in their analogue tonalities, the depth of their blacks and greys, the clarities and dimming of their whites, their strong and weak light, their focus, their attendance on the unconscionable. Evening Standard: ***** “For a man who has been so often under… Read More

Review Round Up: Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears, White Cube Bermondsey

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Tracey  Emin’s latest exhibition… Time Out: ***** “Throughout this show, Emin brilliantly takes the misery we all experience from time to time and condenses it into little atomic bombs of aesthetic urgency. It’s overwrought, over-intense, and over the top, but that’s why it’s so good.” The Guardian: **** ” Her work remains a riposte to the weird constipated… Read More

REVIEW: Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper, British Museum

This free display at the museum is worth catching and  shows potential for a full scale exhibition devoted to the artist’s work  on paper.  Marking the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death, the British Museum’s neat and compact exhibition focusing on the rarely seen prints and drawings offers a surprisingly detailed look at Rembrandt’s style and approach to many different topics. Comprised of sixty five prints and drawings, Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper is an intimate look… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th February

Here’s a few things that have been proving popular on LLLC  this week… Review of Ghost the Musical at the New Victoria Theatre: this week saw LLLC’s Emma Clarendon paying a visit to catch the new UK tour of Ghost – does it live up to expectations? Interview with Raphael Akuwudike: this week we chatted to Raphael about his role in The Jumper Factory at the… Read More

NEWS: Queen Victoria’s Saphire and Diamond Cornet to be Displayed at the V&A

The coronet will be one of eighty pieces joining the jewellery display  at the museum from the 11th April.  From the 11th April, visitors to the Victoria and Albert Museum will get a chance to see Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet on permanent display as the centrepiece of its William and Judith Bollinger Gallery. The coronet was purchased by the V&A in 2017 through the generosity of William & Judith, and… Read More

REVIEW: Mandela: The Official Exhibition, 26 Leake Street Gallery

This new exhibition is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy as  much as it offers an insight into Apartheid.   There are many different labels associated with Nelson Mandela and his extraordinary life – not least a revolutionary, a political prisoner and of course a world leader. With this exhibition (the first official to be created in collaboration with The Royal House of Mandela), all of these different parts of Mandela’s life… Read More

PREVIEW: Queer Spaces: London, 1980’s – Today, Whitechapel Gallery

On display from the 2nd April, this free exhibition will examine how  the changing landscape of London has affected theLGBTQ community. Combining rarely-seen archival material with original work by artists concerned with the vibrancy and importance of LGBTQ+ cultural life, Queer Spaces will consider how market-led redevelopment of spaces around London is rapidly transforming the capital’s queer scenes from the 1980’s to the present day. Between 2006-2016, more than half of venues for the… Read More

PREVIEW: Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper, British Museum

The British Museum presents a new display of Rembrandt’s work to  mark the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death.  On display from the 7th February, this new exhibition will highlight a selection of drawings and prints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) that provide an insight into the Dutch artist’s development an experimentation. Bringing together over sixty works, Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper will showcase the way in which Rembrandt worked purely on paper.… Read More