What’s On This Weekend: Soldier On, The Poppies Tour & Mirabel


Edward Burne-Jones Exhibition in Millbank

Edward Burne-Jones, one of the last Pre-Raphaelite artists, brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries. This exhibition – the first solo show at Tate since 1933 – charts his rise from an outsider with little formal art training to one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th Century. Highlights include some of his best loved works, such as his huge paintings telling the dreamlike fairytale of Sleeping Beauty, wall-filling tapestries and his remarkable drawings. 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 say hello to our team who would be happy to help.

Soldier On Play in Victoria

Soldier On – the current play on at The Other Palace Theatre in Victoria – is inspired by the stories writer/director Jonathan Lewis workshopped with British servicemen and women and their families over a five year period. Following a sold out national tour to commemorate the end of the First World War, the play returns to London. This play lifts the lid on the vastness and complexity of Britains often overlooked and incredibly broad military community, the wives, partners, mothers, children and, of course, the servicemen and women themselves, and how they cope with the emotional, mental and physical effects and stresses of modern military service and its after effects. On until 24th November, this play has been put together by a Community Interest Company supporting serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families. 

The Poppies Tour in Kennington

Weeping Window is a cascade of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high location to the ground below. Wave, is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. Both sculptures by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation at the Tower of London in 2014. 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War has been presenting these iconic sculptures at selected locations around the UK and the Imperial War Museum is the final location for them. 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.

Mirabel Play in Oval

Eight year old Mirabel wakes up after the end of the world to find herself alone, except for her old faithgul Bear. They both set out on a journey across the new desert to find an adult to take care of everything. On the way, they acquire a gang of fellow travelers including an injured pilot who insists he’s not the adult they are looking for. A sad, strange fairytale, Mirabel is a story of what happens when you refuse to accept that you’re lost. The new solo from the creator of the much-loved The Adventures of Wound Man And Shirley and the award-winning Men in the Cities. On at the Oval Playhouse until the 18th November this play by Chris Goode may its worth watching. 

Doris Salcedo Exhibition in Bermondsey 

White Cube Gallery on Bermondsey Street are presenting a major exhibition of work by Colombian born artist Doris Salcedo. Featuring the large-scale installation Palimpsest (2013-17) and a new series of sculptures entitled Tabula Rasa, the exhibition reflected Salcedo’s continued focus on the experience of mourning and the connection between violence, anonymity and public space. In her work, Salcedo questions and exposes trauma by exploring its capacity to reveal and connect with grief, carving out a space for mourning that is both poignant and insistent. Not too far 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.

Fashion Chronicles with Amber Butchart in London Bridge

This Friday evening the Fashion And Textile Museum will be hosting a talk to celebrate the release of Amber Butchart’s latest book The Fashion Chronicles; the style stories of history’s best dressed. Amber Butchart is a BBC television and radio presenter, and an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion. Her series A Stich in Time aired recently on BBC 4, exploring the stories behind the clothes worn by some of the most fascinating figures in history. This book crosses continents and over 5000 years to show the importance of communication through clothing, featuring 100 people from Sappho to Tutankhamun, Karl Marx and Michelle Obama. Across cultures and throughout history, people have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to up or dismantle regimes. 

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: Ian Livesey