London Open City From the Romans through to the Victorians and our eco-friendly
postmodernists, through wartime, economic fluctuation and political
reform, from roadways to the Underground and domestic spaces,
as a modern city with such an ancient heritage the story of London
is a history of change, reinvention, and the struggle for balance.
Presented by Design for London, this exhibition at Somerset House
uses models, walks, lectures and discussions to discover how we
are using our beautifully complex and organic city today, and
how we might borrow examples from around the world to help reshape
it for the future.
Opera Presented jointly by Artprojx and the Birds Eye View
series, Opera is a new cinematic collection drawing on the Tate's
current Modern Painters exhibition through the recurring themes
of the music hall and opera. Featuring work from artists including
Alice Anderson, Karen Knorr, Rut Blees Luxemburg and Susanne
Winterling, expect the unexpected, anywhere from disembodied
animations to provocative staged urban snippets, with a soundtrack
of the suitable operatic and neo-classical to bind them. And
just in case you miss it on Friday, Opera is back at the Prince
Charles on Sunday at 11am.
Onegin With its daring duels, tragic love story, and rich
exploration of the relationships between art and lit, Pushkin's
uniquely iambic tetrametered tale of the titular Russian dandy,
Eugene Onegin, has been an inspiration to the Fiennes and Tchaikovskys
of the world alike for the last two hundred years. And for the
next month, the Royal Opera House is reviving the late Steven
Pimlott's fantastically dramatic 2006 production, with Antony
McDonald's designs and a stunning cast to give full weight to
Tchaikovsky's stirring score.