What’s On This Weekend: Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One, The Jungle & Julie
Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One Exhibition in Millbank
One of the latest exhibitions to hit Tate Britain is Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One. Marking the 100 years since the end of World War One, this exhibition takes a look at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scares left on Europe and the impact the war had on British, German and French art. From documenting its destructive impact, to the building of public memorials and as a social critique, art was used in various way during this tumultuous period. This moving exhibition displays how many artists reacted to memories of war including George Grosz and Otto Dix’s representation of the unequal treatment of disabled veterans in post-war society and Pablo Picasso’s return to tradition and classicism. Only a short walk 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 Jungle Play on Embankment
Written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, The Jungle is a universally critically acclaimed play currently on at the Play House Theatre on Embankment. After a sold-out run at the Young Vic, this extraordinary play directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin is a described as a ‘new way to experience West End Theatre’. The traditional theatre space has undergone an unprecedented transformation to house Miriam Buether’s incredible set design, which has completely reconfigured the auditorium by all recognition into a Calais refugee camp and migrant camp. Find yourself transported into this world, where a community forced together through necessity shares unimaginable stories of hope against all odds.
Cinderella: A Museum Adventure in Kennington
Head along to the Imperial War Museum this Saturday for an exciting day of performances, talks and workshops for the whole family. Matthew Bourne’s different spin on the classic story of Cinderella, is a thrilling and evocative love story set during the Second World War. Currently touring the UK, this unique retelling includes New Adventures’ dance artists who have been working with a team of local people and primary school children to create a brand new piece of dance. This will bring local heritage, histories and artefacts to life in pop-up performances in the museum. On the day there will also be conversations with eyewitnesses from WWII as well as creative dance workshops open to everyone. Only a very short bus ride from our Kennington office, drop in if you’re keen to find out more about properties to rent or properties to buy in the area.
Julie Play on South Bank
A masterpiece by August Strindberg, Miss Julie, comes to the National Theatre this summer in a new modern setting. Directed by Carrie Cracknell, this play tells the story of a late night party thrown by the wild and newly single protagonist Julie. Whilst Jean and Kristina clean up in the kitchen, Julie and Jean battle in a game of power which descends into a savage fight for survival. The cast includes Vanessa Kirby of the critically acclaimed series The Crown and Eric Kofi Abrefa of The Amen Corner. Kirby’s performance as Julie has been described as magnetic and sensational. Fuelled by social division, Polly Stenham’s new version of this story remains shocking, provocate and profound, and is fiercely relevant to the current climate. Tickets are selling fast, so book yours soon to avoid being disappointed.
The Great Get Together on Bankside
The Great Get Together is a nationwide initiative inspired by the late MP Jo Cox, which takes place on what would have been her 44th birthday. Created as an opportunity to reject divisive politics and simply bring all communities together to celebrate what unites us, this initiative is now supported by more than one hundred organisations. The Bankside open Spaces Trust invites anyone who live, work and visit this vibrant area of London to get together on Union Street and Redcross Way to enjoy a free, all-day street party. Highlights of the day will include, Feast on the Street, a Bark-Off Dog Show, Wacky Races and a Headdress Parade as well as lots of live music, theatre, comedy and dance workshops being performed across five different stages. Head down on Sunday from noon to take part in the fun. Only a short walk from our London Bridge 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.
Waterloo Festival Garden Party in Waterloo
The Waterloo Festival is an annual summer festival of arts and inspiration, held in and around St John’s Waterloo. Celebrating arts, music, ideas and new talent in a beautiful setting in the beating heart of London, this is your opportunity to discover it before it finally comes to end on Sunday. Head over to the rambling gardens of St. John’s to take part in the finale Garden Party which will include a silent disco for all ages. Just pop on a pair of headphones, choose your favourite channel and let loose! There will also be cakes and sandwiches, games, tug-of-war and a bouncy castle for you to enjoy with your family as well as lots of arts and crafts. This will then be followed by an Evensong with the choir of St. John’s at 5.30pm
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: Tasos Lekkos