Bang Said The Gun; Poetry for People Who Don’t Like Poetry, On Tour

Bang Said The Gun strangely, yet successfully bills itself as a ‘poetry night for people who don’t like poetry’, and after a series of sell out shows at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, it’s going on the road giving the people of Britain outside of the capital, a chance to witness its wonder.

January 9, 2017 | ArtsPerformance


Obonjan – The New Type of Curated Arts Festival

Croatia has gained momentum in the last decade as a place to go for festivals.

July 7, 2016 | ArtsPerformance


Latitude Festival – Big on Performing Arts. Chatting with Kiri Pritchard McLean and James Acaster

It sometimes feel like there is at least one festival every weekend, from the beginning of the season and the early weather riskers in June, through to the final slog to the Isle of Wight for Bestival – with the perpetually wet Glastonbury signalling the half way point has been reached in the middle.

June 22, 2016 | ArtsPerformance


Fierce Festival, Birmingham – Live art, collision, hyperlocal and supernow.

Now in its sixth year under current artistic directors Laura Mcdermott and Harun Morrison (but originally founded by Mark Ball), Fierce Festival is a contemporary art festival based across multiple venues throughout Birmingham.

October 15, 2015 | ArtsGroup ExhibitionPerformance


Jennifer Rubell: Not Alone, at Stephen Friedman Gallery

Artist Jennifer Rubell is best known for her food performances: pieces that sometimes echo Rirkrit Tiravanija’s exercises in relational aesthetics from the nineties.

September 8, 2015 | ArtsPerformancevideo


The Orchid and The Crow

Humour can be found in the darkest of places – laughter can help provide solace during times of grief, and being able to find something funny about having testicular cancer is probably a very good way to deal with the suffering associated.

August 27, 2015 | ArtsPerformanceTheatre


There Will Be Blood Live at the Southbank Centre

Talking Head’s co-founder David Byrne is curating a live music and film event at The Southbank Centre in London this August.

August 4, 2015 | ArtsPerformancevideo


Live Review: RAW by Chris O’Connell

        Last week saw the return of independent Northern theatre company troublehouse, with their third production – Chris O’Connell’s RAW.

June 11, 2015 | ArtsPerformanceReviewTheatre


La traviata at ENO

La traviata or ‘the fallen woman’ first graced the operatic stage in 1853.

February 16, 2015 | ArtsMusicPerformance


The First artFix Art Battle 3rd Feb

  Tomorrow night sees the first of a series of Art ‘Battles’ where two artist will have half an hour to create art pieces live in front of an audience.

February 2, 2015 | ArtsGroup ExhibitionPaintingPerformance


Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) at St Paul’s Cathedral

Video art pioneer Bill Viola has created a religious polyptych with a difference.

October 3, 2014 | ArtsPerformancevideo


This Month In Art – Malevich, Frieze London, Fierce Festival, Jake & Dinos Chapman

  COMING TO AN END – Malevich – Until 26 Oct The first UK retrospective of Kazimir Malevich, held at Tate Modern, is ending this month.

October 1, 2014 | ArtsGroup ExhibitionMixed MediaPaintingPerformanceSculpture


What’s Love Got to Do with It?

  What’s love got to do with it? Well, the artists exhibiting in the Hayward’s Project Space all have varying opinions on the subject.

September 8, 2014 | ArtsGroup ExhibitionMixed MediaPerformancePhotographySculpture


Interview with Florentijn Hofman

Candid sits down with Florentijn Hofman – charismatic Dutch artist and creator of the famous floating Rubber Duck sculpture – at the building site of his first ever UK commission for Totally Thames, launching on 2nd September.

September 3, 2014 | ArtsMixed MediaPerformanceSculpture


Surreal Video Art On The Horizon – Video Competition from Monarchy

  Monarchy have crafted an image for themselves through their music videos as surreal, theatrical and warped dreamers.

August 29, 2014 | ArtsMusicPerformance


Exhibitions to Explore This Month – August/September

    COMING TO AN END – Summer Screen Prints Film Poster Exhibition, Finishes on 25 August  In celebration of Film4’s summer screen at Somerset House reaching its 10th Anniversary season, 16 artists have been commissioned to reimagine the public’s favourite film posters in the medium of screen print.

August 18, 2014 | ArtsMixed MediaPaintingPerformance


A Display of Horse Power – Deux Chevaux, performance art in Albertopolis, London

One not to be missed this weekend if you’re a fan of performance art and visual puns is Deux Chevaux, a performance piece by the artist William Mackrell taking place Saturday from 11.

June 20, 2014 | ArtsPerformance