Friday, 17 December 2010

London 2011 - look forward to..


Art + design
+Will Alsop- Proper behaviour in the Park at the RA
+Gordon Matta-Clark, Laurie Anderson and Trisha Brown show at the Barbican Art gallery
+ Mirรณ at Tate Modern(and if you happen to be lucky enough for a Cornwall Tate St Ives visit see Simon Starling: Recent History: Design Research Unit 1942 – 1972)
+Projects by Olivia and Alison
+Pick me Up graphic art fair at Somerset House
+Southbank Centre's 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain (wallpaper a wall in celebration?!)

Books
+Purchasing Natasha Solomons' The Novel in the Viola in hardback (signed copy please Tash)
+Nicole Krauss' Great House
+Craig Raine's How Snow Falls (already in print but let's include it in this listing!)

Theatre
+Richard III at the Old Vic directed by Sam Mendes
+The Children's Hour at the Comedy Theatre with Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men's Peggy Olson)
+ Almeida's Spring season: Penelope Wilton in A delicate balance and David Eldridge's first play since his Festen adaptation, The Knot of the Heart
+ Peter Hall's Twelfth Night at the National
+Toneelgroep Amsterdam Antonioni Project at Barbican

Gigs
+Deerhoof electro-pop at Alexandra Palace
+Remembering how good The Decemberists are
+Rufus Wainwright at the Royal Opera House
+Beach House supporting Portishead at the Palace

Comedy
+Jerry Seinfeld's first UK gig in over a decade (why the O2? Could we not have had a 40 night run at Soho Theatre?!)

Film
+Architecture on Film: Dark Days
+Black Swan (Charlie Rose interviews)
+The King's Speech
+Miranda July's The Future
+Wim Wenders Pina Bausch documentary (release date tbc)

Food
+Breakfast at Bill's in Covent Garden (the Brighton branch made me happy)
+Tom Dixon's recently expanded Dock Kitchen

(image by Mama Borchard who always reminds me how lucky we are to live in London!)

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