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Alternative events in London this week

Alternative events in London this week

Arts, culture, Featured, Lifestyle
Searching for something quirky to do this week? Look no further. Voice of London has searched from East to West to collate the best alternative events in the city over the next seven days. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbsXjUeBEs0/?taken-at=216001139 Shoot The Hip @ The Camden Head Angel, N1 8DY Monday 27th November  Everyone hates Mondays. Or they did until they heard about the side-splitting stand-up comedy at The Camden Head. 'Shoot The Hip' are a London-based comedy group whose shows are completely unscripted, and free every Monday at 8pm. Audiences are advised to arrive half an hour early as spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis. Voice of London recommend spending this time productively in the pub's beer-garden. https://www.instagram.com/p/BawMONx
Tate Modern’s Adult Playground

Tate Modern’s Adult Playground

Entertainment, Featured, Theatre
Words: Claudia Jackson | Subbing: Tracey Popoola If the grey skies have got you down, perhaps you should grab a friend or two and visit the new installation at the Tate Modern. Danish artist collective SUPERFLEX created the installation, appropriately called 'One, Two, Three, Swing!' for the third annual Hyundai commission. Although it may look like a fun playground, there is a deeper meaning behind the project. The installation is split into three sections, which represent apathy, production and movement. As you walk down Turbine hall, there is a stripey carpet that covers the sloping entrance. Above there is a mammoth sized mirrored pendulum that swings back and forth. Next is the main event. 22 swings three-person swings fill the lower part of the hall. The whole thing had to be

Opera at the V&A: Passion, Power and Politics

Arts, culture
The V&A of South Kensington is a hub of creativity and culture. In collaboration with the Royal Opera House, ‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’ curates the dramatic story of a 16th century art form over the past 400 years. The opera – a piece of drama expressed through music, began as a private display of entertainment, performed only to the Italian elite. Wealthy and influential families would stage intimate shows as a symbol of power and status. Performances would occasionally be opened up to the public during the vibrant carnival season. The exhibition, held in the V&A’s new Sainsbury gallery starts off quiet and dimly lit. First steps into the gallery are then met by a soft crescendo of sound. Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘Pur ti miro’ which means, ‘I adore you’ is uplifting a
Four quirky art galleries you can visit in one morning

Four quirky art galleries you can visit in one morning

art, Arts, Entertainment
Words: Delmar Gustav Terblanche | Subbing: Demi Bailey-Paul We’ve put together a quick walk in the shadow of the National Gallery which takes you to four independent art exhibits you can check out in one morning! Everyone in London knows about the Tate Modern and the National Gallery - these enormous buildings, stocked to the brim with art both famous and obscure, get over 20,000 visitors each day. But London is flooded with smaller art galleries you’ve never heard of, with their own styles and traditions. The first stop is the Alan Cristea Gallery, which is holding an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin called “Quotidian”. Michael Craig-Martin is best known for his conceptual art (one famous piece displayed an ordinary glass of water and claimed that it had been transformed into an
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