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Things to do in London: October 2018

Things to do in London: October 2018

Lead picture: Miss Azania 2019 (2015) by Athi-Patra Ruga & Whatiftheworld (photograph: Hayden Phipps) A part of Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset Home

1 Shadowman by Richard Hambleton at Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove
19 September-2 October
A serious new exhibition of work by the late New York road artist Richard Hambleton is opening in London this month. From 19 September-2 October, guests can be in a position to see a set of over 60 unique works and pictures, together with many which are uncommon or beforehand unseen on the Westbourne Grove Maddox Gallery. Introduced by Andy Valmorbida, Shadowman would be the first main exhibition of Hambleton’s work because the artist’s demise in October 2017.
112 Westbourne Grove W2 5RU; maddoxgallery.co.uk

2 City Meals Fortnight, numerous places
20 September-9 October
City Meals Fortnight connects eating places and retailers with London’s edible gardens and small producers to showcase the most effective food and drinks on supply in the town with particular menus, one-off occasions, workshops and supper golf equipment. Run by London Meals Hyperlink, the fortnight throws the highlight on the hidden delights of the capital’s good meals scene, from Tottenham made cheese to Stratford sourced fish, Enfield reared lamb and Hackney grown salad.
urbanfoodfortnight.org

Three KNOCK KNOCK at South London Gallery, Peckham
22 September-18 November
The South London Gallery is launching their new annexe in a former hearth station with an exhibition exploring humour in modern artwork titled KNOCK KNOCK. Curated by gallery director Margot Heller in collaboration with artist Ryan Gander, the exhibition might be proven throughout each the previous and new galleries and can function a number of work by greater than 30 artists together with Joyce Pensato, Lynn Hershman Leeson and Hardeep Pandhal. The brand new website, throughout the street from the unique gallery, has been renovated by 6a architects as an exhibition area, schooling space and artist’s studio.
82 Peckham Street SE15 5LQ; southlondongallery.org

Four Dance Umbrella, numerous places
26 September-21 October
Dance Umbrella, which celebrates 21st century choreography with modern dance performances at venues throughout London, returns to London this month. Highlights embrace Out of the System by CRXSS PLATFXRM, a recent perspective on dance and road tradition that includes a reside freestyle dance battle (Shoreditch City Corridor on Friday 12 October, 6pm) and Threshold by Le Patin Libre, a dancing on ice showcase that experiments with the choreographic prospects of ‘the glide’ – a state that permits the physique to journey at velocity by way of area, with out shifting (Alexandra Palace ice Rink from 18-21 October). 
danceumbrella.co.uk 

5 Erdinger Oktoberfest London, Stratford
27 September-28 October

Erdinger Oktoberfest London, hosted by German brewery ERDINGER Weißbräu, is headed for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this autumn. The three,000-person capability Erdinger Tent can be historically adorned and staffed with 40 Oktoberfest-experienced waitresses, flown in from Germany. Munich’s well-known Oktoberfest bands are additionally headed over to maintain you entertained as you feast on pork knuckle, sauerkraut and apple strudel, plus there’ll be a standard beer backyard, huts and a enjoyable truthful. There may also be a one-day-only Pink Oktoberfest, a camp, vibrant occasion by the group behind Winter Delight, with drag queens, recreation exhibits, rave karaoke, DJs and gown up (Sunday 7 October). Tickets from £15.
erdinger-oktoberfest.co.uk

6 Hogarth’s Progress at Rose Theatre in Kingston
29 September-21 October
This month the Rose Theatre in Kingston is presenting a double invoice by Nick Pricey titled Hogarth’s Progress. The imaginative and entertaining mixture of his comedies, The Artwork of Success and The Style of the City, comply with the extraordinary lives of British artist William Hogarth and his spouse Jane in the imagined state of affairs of two monumental pub crawls by way of 18th century London’s excessive society and underground debauchery. Pricey is greatest recognized in current years for his much-loved adaptation of Frankenstein on the Nationwide Theatre, which was directed by Danny Boyle.
24-26 Excessive Road, Kingston KT1 1HL; rosetheatrekingston.org

7 Royal Albert Corridor’s Pageant of Movie
29 September-2 November
The Royal Albert Corridor’s Pageant of Movie 2018 celebrates the magic of the films whereas shining a highlight on cinema’s most beautiful scores. The programme options immersive film and music experiences, together with screenings, live shows with a movie flavour, exhibitions, talks and excursions, and opens with Jurassic Park in Live performance – one of many largest movie franchises of all time projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ magnificent rating (29-30 September). Different highlights embrace Afternoon Tea with Reside Opera in Royal Albert Corridor’s elegant Verdi restaurant, that includes award-winning soprano Felicity Hayward performing operatic film favourites (27 October).
royalalberthall.com

Eight London Cocktail Week, throughout London
1-7 October
London Cocktail Week is again and larger than ever! With 300 bars signed up to the Cocktail Excursions – every serving no less than one £6 Signature Serve – a Cocktail Village unfold over three areas in the guts of Brick Lane, plus cocktail courses, events, particular menus and extra, it’s going to be one heck of every week. From Clapham to Clerkenwell and all London boroughs in between, the London Cocktail Week group has cherry picked an inventory of venues serving the easiest drinks in the capital. There’s additionally an enormous listing of particular occasions, together with The Mild Home by The London Essence Firm, an immersive journey exploring the essence of sunshine and revolutionary low-calorie cocktails in Covent Backyard; and Grand Marnier presents A Contact of Rouge, cocktails, dinner and an beautiful modern dance efficiency by The Divine Firm at Oriole Bar. A digital move is £10, which entitles you to £6 pageant cocktails in 300 bars, first-look entry to pop-ups and events and free entry to The Cocktail Village.
drinkup.london/cocktailweek

9 Notion Pageant at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham
Three-28 October
What evokes us to go towards the grain, take possibilities, make radical decisions and discover a new tribe? Discover out at Omnibus Theatre’s now annual Notion Pageant. The occasion examines what it means to step outdoors the field and discover the discomfort, uncertainty, rebel and bravado of going towards the tide, by way of the mediums of drama, music and debate. Highlights embrace the Omnibus Theatre Enjoyable Palace (7-Eight October), A Harmful Lady (11-12 October), Jesse Sebastian Flamenco (22 October), and final yr’s hit, A Cracked Plaster Sky (24-28 October).
1 Northside, Clapham Widespread SW4 0QW; omnibus-clapham.org

10 Frieze London, Regent’s Park
Four-7 October
The 16th version of Frieze London launches this month with a showcase of worldwide modern artwork. This yr marks responses to modern points with a brand new part entitled Social Work, which celebrates artists who challenged the male-dominated artwork market of the 1980s. Yearly, Frieze hosts two essential artwork festivals aspect by aspect in the Royal Park: Frieze London which showcases the perfect of up to date artwork, and Frieze Masters which specialises in artwork from the previous. Additionally don’t miss Frieze Sculpture, with work popping up in the park itself.
frieze.com

11 Wimbledon BookFest
Four-14 October
Wimbledon BookFest returns with a various programme of talks, debates and workshops showcasing literary names, politics, present affairs, sport, movie, music, youngsters’s occasions and rather more in the Huge Tent on Wimbledon Widespread. The Pageant opens with broadcaster and bestselling writer Graham Norton discussing his new novel A Keeper with Andrew O’Hagan. Different huge names embrace Sebastian Faulks, Lionel Shriver, Yotam Ottolenghi, Sophie Kinsella, Jessie Burton, Billy Bragg, Michael Rosen and Hilary Alexander. Set on Wimbledon Widespread, shut to Wimbledon Village, a specifically commissioned Massive Tent seating up to 500, and an intimate William Morris themed marquee, present the focus for the pageant.
Wimbledon Widespread SW19 5AZ; wimbledonbookfest.org

12 Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset Home
From Four October
Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions is the primary main solo UK exhibition from South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga, opening at Somerset Home this month. In it Ruga reveals a legendary world which challenges perceptions of cultural id in post-apartheid South Africa, addressing ideologies, social and state buildings, and the politics of gender inequality. The result’s an extremely vibrant and putting physique of labor that includes images, movie, sculpture and hand-crafted petit level tapestry. Born in Umtata, Ruga has been seen as a figurehead for a brand new era of artists in South Africa who’re utilizing fantasy and alternate realities as a up to date response to social points.
The Strand WC2R 1LA; somersethouse.org.uk

13 The Cake & Bake Present, ExCel
5-7 October
The Cake & Bake Present at ExCel is the UK’s largest occasion devoted to the nation’s present nice love. The present is brimming with all issues baking, adorning and sugarcraft, with superstar specialists available to present you the best way to one of the best bakes. The fabulous line-up consists of Nice British Bake Off winners Candice Brown and John Whaite, Grasp Patissier Eric Lanlard and prime chef and cookery instructor Rosemary Shrager. There may even be e-book signings, Le Cordon Bleu Demonstrations & Workshops, market stands, a youngsters zone, champagne bar, sugarcraft zone, baking theatre and adorning stage.
thecakeandbakeshow.co.uk

14 Catford Gin Pageant
5-Eight October
South London’s premier gin occasion returns to the Broadway Theatre in Catford this month. Hosted by the Forest Hill Gin Membership and Group Catford, and sponsored by Fever Tree Premium Tonic Water, the three day pageant in the primary auditorium of the theatre will showcase native distillers akin to Dulwich-based Fatty’s Natural Gin alongside these from additional afield like Colonsay Gin from the Hebrides in Scotland. Full gin and tonics will probably be out there to purchase from every stand. There’ll even be meals from Catford Meals Market merchants together with Raastawala, Renee’s Plant Powered Kitchen and Croquette Man. Tickets are £25, which will get you entry to a session, a commemorative copa balon gin glass, tote bag and tasters from every of the distillers. Periods happen Friday and Saturday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
catfordginfestival.com

15 Handmade at Kew
Four-7 October
Handmade in Britain returns to Kew Gardens for the fourth version of Handmade a Kew, a four-day worldwide modern craft occasion that gives you the prospect to make investments in lovely, distinctive merchandise and unearth the tales, inspirations and processes behind the beautiful work of a number of the world’s most gifted craftspeople. Anticipate ceramics, glass, furnishings, textiles, metalwork, wooden, sculpture and jewelry for this modern craft extravaganza. This yr there’s additionally a programme of talks on Thursday Four and Friday 5 October in the gorgeous Nash Concervatory. Tickets from £17 (youngsters £6).
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB; handmadeinbritain.co.uk

16 Herne Hill Music Pageant
Four-14 October
Herne Hill Music Pageant returns with a programme providing locals their regular vary of music from jazz, people and blues, to household and youngsters’s live shows and classical music. Highlights this yr embrace alt-classical composer-performers Bastard Assignments, enjoying at The Half Moon on Friday 5 October at 8pm, Brixton harmonica wizard Errol Linton at The Prince Regent on Saturday 6 October at 8pm, and dinner and cabaret with Sixteenfeet Theatre who will carry out musical delights from the West Finish and Broadway in addition to swing, opera and jazz at The Half Moon on Friday 12 October at 7pm.
hernehillfestival.org

17 Enjoyable Palaces, throughout London
6-7 October
Impressed by theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Worth’s concept for a ‘laboratory of fun’, Enjoyable Palaces will as soon as once more pop up everywhere in the nation. The occasion, based by author Stella Duffy, will see Enjoyable Palaces pop up in libraries, museums and venues throughout London and the UK. Highlights embrace Universe All! on the Nationwide Maritime Museum, Greenwich (anticipate sci-fi exploits, unusual new worlds and alien invaders, 6 October), a brand new underneath fives’ story time session with Arsenal in the Group and drumming enjoyable on the Lewis Carroll Youngsters’s Library in Islington, and Color, Cogs and Sound at Pimlico Library (artwork, drawing, portray, theatre, beatbox and tales from the group, 6-7 October).
Seek for your nearest occasion on-line at funpalaces.co.uk

18 Dennis of Penge at The Albany, Deptford
9-13 October
The Albany theatre in collaboration with Oval Home presents a efficiency devoted to Penge. Dennis of Penge is written by Annie Siddons with unique music by Asaf Zohar and is a component gig, half poetry and half theatre efficiency. It has been loosely impressed by Euripides’ The Bacchae and is a narrative all about poverty, habit, friendship, hen outlets, love and SE20.
Douglas Method, Deptford SE8 4AG; thealbany.org.uk

19 BFI London Movie Pageant
10-21 October
The 62nd BFI London Movie Pageant shall be serving up gala screenings of Widows by Steve McQueen, Stan & Ollie by Jon S Baird, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs by the Coen brothers and far more. Particular occasions embrace talks with the likes of Keira Knightley, Alfonso Cuarón and David Hare, in addition to shock screenings and awards for one of the best movies, documentaries and options.
bfi.org.uk/lff

20 One other England at NOW Gallery, Greenwich Peninsula
10 October-11 November
The third version of NOW Gallery’s annual images exhibition, Human Tales, opens this month with One other England. The present has been developed in partnership with Historic England, to showcase a collection of archive pictures and analysis drawn from their work to map the previous 100 years of the nation’s historical past from a Black and Asian perspective. The has been curated by Kaia Charles and Tamsin Silvey to look at the influence of issues like migration, faith and residential, in addition to unpicking embedded racism in modern society.
The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Sq. SE10 0SQ; nowgallery.co.uk

21 What Stays by Ambrosine Allen at bo.lee gallery, Peckham
12 October-Three November
bo.lee gallery is internet hosting a solo exhibition of Ambrosine Allen’s work, showcasing her increasing collection of intricate collages, meticulously created utilizing layer upon layer of tiny paper cuttings. The themes are landscapes, typically epic in scope, however with an in depth aesthetic that references 17th and 18th century engravings of a geographical nature. Every of her spectacular items on show typically takes a number of months to full earlier than they are often seen.
222 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4NL; bo-lee.co.uk

22 Cabbages and Frocks’ Canine Day Afternoon
13 October
Pitter patter down to the Cabbages and Frocks Market in Marylebone village for an additional particular Canine Day Afternoon. One of many spotlight of the day would be the superb canine shows led by Dima of the Good Boy Canine Faculty, as seen on Britain’s Acquired Expertise, at 12midday and 2pm. Enter the free doggy competitions, from 2.30pm, with classes like Greatest in Present, A Little bit of Ruff (for combined breeds), Waggy Tail, Miniatures & Toy Breeds. There may also be canine couture and doggy equipment and classic clothes for two-legged beings. 11am-5pm.
St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone Excessive Road W1U 5BA; cabbagesandfrocks.co.uk

23 Wildlife Photographer of the Yr on the Pure Historical past Museum
From 19 October
Now in its 54th fourth yr, the Wildlife Photographer of the Yr exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking variety of life on earth. Discover the world’s greatest nature images, chosen from over 45,000 entries by professional judges and exhibited on 100 mild panels. The pictures have been awarded for his or her creativity, originality and technical excellence. Expertise the altering face of nature and uncover the shocking, and typically difficult, tales behind the images.
nhm.ac.uk

24 MADE LONDON, Marylebone
18-21 October 
MADE LONDON, one of many prime promoting occasions for designer-makers in Europe, returns to One Marylebone this month to showcase the most effective and most unique modern craft and design. Uncover a vary of labor from makers throughout all media, together with ceramics, glass, wooden, valuable metals and textiles, from established designers alongside rising expertise. Ekta Kaul will probably be internet hosting embroidery workshops in the course of the craft truthful, the place you’ll be able to embroider a map of London and study embroidery from an award-winning textile artist. Open 10.30am-5pm. Earlybird tickets £5 (obtainable until finish of September), in any other case £10 on the door.
1 Marylebone Street NW1 4AQ; madelondon-marylebone.co.uk

25 The Reasonably priced Artwork Truthful, Battersea
18-21 October
The Reasonably priced Artwork Truthful returns to Battersea providing an opportunity to see artists and gallerists throughout the globe and to purchase works starting from £100-£6,000. There can be a number of skilled talks exploring every little thing you want to find out about how to begin or develop an artwork assortment, plus a collection of hands-on workshops. Tickets £Eight-£25.
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park SW11 4NJ; affordableartfair.com

26 Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Pageant
25-28 October
This month Battersea Park might be transported to the Alps as soon as once more for the 45th annual Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Pageant. This yr’s occasion might be a celebration of all issues winter sports activities with après themed road meals and bar areas, reside music and leisure, all the newest attire and technical gear and showcases from the world’s greatest ski resorts. Whereas this yr may even see the introduction of some intriguing new additions, together with canine sledding, favourites together with the ice rink and the ‘Mount Battersea’ slope will all be again as properly.
Battersea Park SW11 4NJ; skiandsnowboard.co.uk

27 Within the Metropolis at Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich
Till 26 October
Exploring how greater than half of the world’s inhabitants now lives in cities, Within the Metropolis showcases totally different inventive views on these ever-changing city environments on international scale. The gathering of labor by 9 modern artists, together with Trevor Burgess, Jock McFadyen and Marguerite Horner, explores city area in places around the globe, from the UK to Myanmar, utilizing totally different sources akin to pictures and newspapers. Painter Matthew Krishanu explores the reminiscence of his childhood in Bangladesh via his work.
10 Stockwell Road, Greenwich SE10 9BD; greenwichunigalleries.co.uk

28 Astronomy Photographer of the Yr 2018, Nationwide Maritime Museum
From 24 October
Perception Funding Astronomy Photographer of the Yr exhibition celebrates 10 years of excellent photographs shot by astrophotographers around the globe. The 31 spellbinding profitable pictures of the cosmos from this yr’s competitors will probably be on show alongside a number of 69 of the perfect pictures from earlier years, in a particular exhibition hosted on the Nationwide Maritime Museum. From distant galaxies to our very personal Milky Means and neighbouring planets, the entries mirror our enduring fascination with the night time sky. Photographs on show embrace the winners from the 9 most important classes, in addition to two particular prize winners. Tickets £10.
rmg.co.uk/astrophoto

29 Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmith’s Centre for Modern Artwork Opens, New Cross
Till Four November
Disused Victorian baths and water tanks have been renovated to create a brand new modern artwork gallery, the Goldsmith’s Centre for Modern Artwork Opens, which opened on Eight September. The primary present is a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg, who is understood for her potential to spotlight themes such because the inequality and the fragility of the human physique, spun via a lens of humour and absurdity. Two new works have been commissioned for the exhibition: Untitled (Ceiling Projection) and Research#Four, which look at the human physique’s bodily and psychological potential and limitations.
St James’, New Cross SE14 6NW; goldsmithscca.artwork

30 Particular Forces: Within the Shadows on the Nationwide Military Museum, Chelsea
Till 18 November
Excessive coaching. Secret missions. Complete dedication. Discover the hidden world of the Particular Forces. This main exhibition presents concepts of safety and secrecy by means of the lens of the Particular Forces. Uncover who these troopers are, the talents they want, and the operations they’ve undertaken at residence and overseas. The exhibition seems to be on the work of those models in addition to the talents and dedication wanted to make the reduce. Tickets are £Eight.
Royal Hospital Street, Chelsea SW3 4HT; nam.ac.uk 

31 Yamal: The Stream of Life at The Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
Till 6 January 2019
The Horniman Museum is internet hosting Yamal: The Stream of Life in their newly unveiled World Gallery this month. Showcasing lovely pictures from life in the Yamal area of north west Siberia, captured by esteemed British photographer Bryan Alexander, the works seize elements of conventional life, and the way it has been affected by the modifications happening in the area socially, culturally and environmentally. Highlights embrace this picture of residents Neseynya Serotetto and Tyurko Puyko taking a selfie whereas dressed in conventional Nenets reindeer pores and skin clothes. The exhibition coincides with a bigger programme of occasions on the museum, together with an set up of life-size crochet animal sculptures on show.
100 London Street, Forest Hill SE23 3PQ; horniman.ac.uk

32 Anthony & Cleopatra at Nationwide Theatre
Till 19 January 2019
This month Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo tackle the roles of Anthony and Cleopatra in one among Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Common Mark Antony guidelines in the wake of the dying of Caesar and his assassins. Having reached the heights of energy, he has additionally fallen painfully in love with Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt. The play explores the tear between love and obligation because the pair hurtle in the direction of their future. Directed by Simon Godwin, the previews start on 18 September.
Higher Floor SE1 9PX; nationaltheatre.org.uk