What’s On This Weekend: Make Space Open Studios, Architecture Film Festival & Hamlet at The Harold Pinter Theatre
Hamlet at The Harold Pinter Theatre in Westminster
If you feel like heading to the theatre this weekend but are unsure about what you should go and see, then head to the Harold Pinter Theatre on Panton Street to watch Hamlet. This adaptation of the classic play has moved locations after a sell-out run at the Almeida Theatre. This classic story about a Danish prince who is mourning the death of his father is brought to live by the superb Andrew Scott. He will be joined by the celebrated actresses Juliet Stevenson and Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay for one of Shakespeare’s most famous masterpieces. Only a short journey from our Westminster office, drop in and say hello to our team if you’re interested in looking at properties to rent or properties to buy in the area.
Make Space Open Studios in Waterloo
Have you ever wondered what those multicoloured porter cabins were that run along the edge of the track as you arrive into Waterloo by train? These are the Make Space Studios that allow artists from all backgrounds to have their own space to work. This weekend, the Make Space Studios will be open to the public and these independent artists will be offering a rare glimpse inside their studios and offering the opportunity to buy their artwork without any commission. With over 60 studios to explore, containing painters, sculptors, fashion designers, goldsmiths, photographers and much more, this is a great day out for the whole family. There will also be live music on the day as well as a BBQ, poetry and live painting performances, a kids’ treasure hunt and a dog show!
Vintage Vauxhall at The Workshop in Vauxhall
A new large market has come to Vauxhall which opened in March and it takes place every second Sunday of the month. Based in The Workshop which was once the London Fire Brigade headquarters, this space has been turned into an eclectic market for up to 60 high-quality traders who will be selling vintage, retro, mid-century pieces and decorative antiques. Vintage Vauxhall is the new sister market to the well-known BathVA Vintage and Decorative Antiques market and will have a collective of professional UK and European dealers selling a wide range of quirky pieces as well as collector’s items. Only a very short bus ride from our Kennington office, drop if you’re keen to find out more about properties to rent or properties to buy in the area!
Ashley Bickerton at Newport Street Gallery in Lambeth
The famous Newport Street Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition called Ornamental Hysteria by Ashely Bickerton, which spans over three decades of his career and contains 51 pieces of work. The exhibition, which will be taking over all six spaces within the gallery, will also include Bickerton’s newest pieces as well as some unseen pieces. Made famous by the ‘Neo-Geometric Conceptual’ movement, Bickerton wanted to change the practice of art creation due to the mechanisms of desire in society. If you are a fan of Bickerton’s previous work or enjoy discovering modern art, this exhibition is worth making time for this weekend!
Jürgen Partenheimer: Lichtschwarm at White Cube in Bermondsey
This will be Jürgen Partenheimer's first exhibition in London and will include paintings, sculptures, unique ceramics as well as drawings on paper ranging from 1975 up to the present day. Famous for his poetic approach to his abstract works, this has allowed him to create multidimensional forms of expression in his work. In order to create different aspects of perception, he uses a combination of asymmetry and imperfection in his work. After studying fine art, art history and philosophy he eventually became well recognized due to his participation in the biennials of Paris, Sao Paulo and Venice. If you’ve not been to the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey before, go this weekend! Only a short walk along the Thames from our London Bridge office. If you’re interested in looking at properties to rent or properties to buy in the area, drop in and say hello to our team.
Architecture Film Festival at Bargehouse on Southbank
Coming to the Bargehouse in Oxo Tower Wharf this weekend is the Architecture Film Festival which launches during the London Festival of Architecture. The first festival of its kind, this five day event aims to bring together architecture and filmmaking in order to create a conversation about form, content and technique within these two creative industries. There will be a selection of documentaries, features, films made by architects as well as animation, drone footage, virtual reality and award winning pieces from an international competition. Designed as a place for creatives to connect, there will also be a café and bar, talks, music events and a pop-up bookshop.
If you’re interested in finding out more about future events in Westminster, London, Kennington and the surrounding areas, feel free to drop by and 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: Pasquale Paolo Cardo