What’s On This Weekend: The King’s Singers 50th Birthday, T S Eliot Prize Readings & A River Is A Rock Exhibition


The King’s Singers 50th Birthday in Millbank

This year marks the 50th Birthday of The King’s Singers and to celebrate the occasion they will be putting on a musical adventure of a performance at St. John’s Smith Square in Millbank this weekend. Currently made up of six singers; Patrick Dunachie, Timothy Wayne-Wright, Julian Gregory, Christopher Bruerton, Christopher Gabbitas and Jonathan Howard, The King’s Singers will be performing a wide array of their favourite songs alongside some of their former members. To top this, they will also be holding a pre-concert talk where they will reflect on this illustrious vocal ensemble’s music, sound, history and future. If you’d like the chance to sing alongside The King’s Singers yourself, they will also be holding a choral workshop earlier on in the day where you can sing along to some of their classics.

FBA Futures 2018 Exhibition on The Mall

The Mall Galleries will be hosting their annual exhibition that showcases the outstanding art graduates of 2017 who have been selected from across the country by members of the Federation of British Arts (FBA). The FBA Futures exhibition maps the new practices from British Art Schools and invites audiences to discover emerging talent and experience exciting new work. The exhibition will consist of an exciting mix of degree show pieces and newly made painting, sculpture and original prints that all explore contemporary figuration, ideas of representation and draughtmanship. Now in the exhibition’s 7th year, FBA Futures is steadfastly becoming the go-to place to discover emerging artists early on in their careers, so if you are an art lover looking for something new to take your interest this is the show to visit. Not too far from our Westminster office, if you’re interested in looking at properties to rent or properties to buy in the area, feel free to drop in and hello to our team who would be happy to help.

The Age of Terror Exhibition in Kennington

The Age Of Terror is the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks that took place on 11th Septmber 2001. Featuring more than 40 British and international artists including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Jenny Holzer and many more, the exhibition focusses on the complex issues surrounding the globalresponse to 9/11, current modern warfare and the continuing state of emergency that we are finding ourselves in. The artists included have found ways to communicate through their art various alternative viewpoints that won’t necessarily have been portrayed through the mainstream media. Highlighting the crucial role of artists representing contemporary conflict, this poignant exhibition is well worth the visit. Only a short walk from our Kennington office, drop in and say hello if you’re keen to find out more about properties to rent or properties to buy in the surrounding area.

T S Eliot Prize Readings on Southbank

The TS Eliot Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best new poetry collection published in the UK or Ireland. It is always judged by a panel of established poets and has been described by Sir Andrew Motion as the ‘prize most poets want to win’. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Prize and as with tradition, the 2017 Shortlist Readings is a major highlight of the literary calendar. Ten shortlisted poets have been invited to take part in this opportunity for you to hear some of the best contemporary poetry from the English-speaking world. They will all be reading from their own work on the eve of the winner’s announcement, so head along to the Southbank to take in the electric atmosphere and listen to some extraordinary poetry.

A River Is A Rock Exhibition in Bermondsey

Maya Rochat is a visual artist based in Lausanne and working in the fields of photography, painting, video, performance and installation. Her captivating work has been presented is multiple famous institutions worldwide however this is her first solo exhibition at the Vitrine Gallery in Bermondsey. The A River is a Rock exhibition challenges the notion of traditional photography by playing with invented chemical processes, projections and surprising layers of photography and paint. Rochat wants to express her frustration with the accepted boundaries in art as she looks to using transitional techniques and materials in her practice as a way of breaking these boundaries down. Head a long to Bermondsey Square to marvel at her work before the exhitbition ends in February. Walking distance from our London Bridge office, if you’re interested in looking at properties to rent or properties to buy in the area, pop in and have a chat to one of our team who will be happy to help.

The Here and This and Now in Southwark

A fiendishly original play has come to the Southwark Playhouse this season that you won’t want to miss. Directed by Simon Stokes, The Here and This and Now is about the collision of science and civilization in this darkly funny play by Glenn Waldron. This play is set at an office away-day for a newly recruited sales team for a pharmaceutical company who are still learning the ropes. However is the work they are doing really making any difference? And what exactly is the drug that they are selling? It turns out they could all be asking the wrong questions and change is swiftly coming… This play was created to interrogate office workplace culture and the cataclysmic consequences of antibiotic resistance. This thought provoking play prods questions at very current issues that are bound to ruffle some feathers.

If you’re interested in finding out more about future events in Westminster, London, Kennington and the surrounding areas, feel free to drop by any of our offices – we’ll be glad to provide you with a list. We can arrange viewings of properties for sale and properties for rent within walking distance of some of these popular venues.


Photo Credit: South Bank Centre