Bêka & Partners Film Residency Project

As part of its season on architecture, the Barbican has invited Louise Lemoine and Ila Bêka to undertake a residency in July, during which they will create a film portrait of the Barbican and work on an architectural photography exhibition.

Thu 25 Sep - Sun 11 Jan

The Barbican Centre

Visual Arts


Book of the Month : Parfums by Philippe Claudel

From the sizzling sharpness of freshly cut garlic to the cool tang of a father’s aftershave; the heady intoxication of a fumbled first kiss to the anodyne void of disinfectant and death, this is a decadently original olfactory memoir.

Mon 13 Oct - Tue 13 Jan




MIRRORCITY: London artists on fiction and reality

MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, The exhibition includes a piece by the winner of last year’s Turner Prize, Laure Prouvost.

Tue 14 Oct - Sun 4 Jan

Hayward Gallery

Visual Arts


Rembrandt: The Late Works

Rembrandt’s later years were turbulent and marked by controversy, but they also produced some of his most soulful, deeply moving and strikingly modern works.

Wed 15 Oct - Sun 18 Jan

National Gallery

Visual Arts


Paula Rego/Honoré Daumier: Scandal, Gossip and Other Stories

This is the first exhibition to present Rego and Daumier’s work in dialogue, and although more than a century separates these two artists, their works reveal a wide range of common concerns and approaches.

Fri 14 Nov - Sun 22 Mar

The House of Illustration

Books, Visual Arts


Julio Le Parc

For his first major solo exhibition in the UK, Le Parc will create a kaleidoscopic exhibition that will dramatically change the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, actively involving spectators in labyrinthine playful works and through immersive light-experiences.

Tue 25 Nov - Sun 15 Feb

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Visual Arts


Women Fashion Power

Designed by the world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, this exhibition offers an unprecedented look at how princesses, models, CEOs, Dames and designers have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world.

Sat 29 Nov - Sun 26 Apr

Design Museum

Visual Arts


Book of the month : “The Intervals of Cinema” by Jacques Rancière

Cinema, like language, can be said to exist as a system of differences. In his latest book, acclaimed philosopher Jacques Rancière looks at cinematic art in comparison to its corollary forms in literature and theatre.

Mon 1 - Wed 31 Dec




Of Hearts and Minds: The Films of Eric Rohmer

The pursuit of happiness, according to a true original of the modern cinema. Don’t miss the BFI’s reassessment of one of film’s most consistently rewarding artists.

Fri 2 Jan - Tue 31 Mar




London International Mime Festival

Don’t miss the amazing French companies programmed at the internationally renowned London Mime Festival: Compagnie 111 / Aurélien Bory, Oktobre, Lonely Circus, Theatre Re. The best of French touch, the whole world envies!

Thu 8 - Sat 31 Jan

Southbank Centre & Sadler's Wells

Performing Arts


Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Russian-born pianist Polina Leschenko play sonatas by Mozart and Enescu. This concert is part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime concert series.

Mon 12 Jan

Wigmore Hall

Classical Music


Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015

The exhibition will re-stage Daniel Buren and Fernand Léger’s work – examining geometric abstraction around the world since the early 20th century – to ask how the universal visual language of geometric abstraction has been inflected by different societies.

Thu 15 Jan - Mon 6 Apr

Whitechapel Gallery, London

Visual Arts


Blind Man’s Song – Theatre Re

As part of the MIME Festival 2015, this tale inspired by Magritte and Beckett depicts a blind man’s rage against a world of darkness. Using theatre, mime, sound and original live music, this story will enchant every one of us.

Wed 21 - Thu 22 Jan

Jacksons Lane - 269a Archway Road - London N6 5AA

Performing Arts


Tenderpixel – M/OTHER TONGUE

The French artist Olivier Castel has been commissioned to produce a new project drawing on his ongoing research on Bunraku theatre and ventriloquism. His work in the galleries of Tenderpixel will be activated through a live performance once a week.

Thu 22 Jan - Sat 28 Feb

Cecil Court, London

Visual Arts


Isabelle Cornaro

Isabelle Cornaro presents new work that explores the extent to which representation and vision are historically and culturally biased. This exhibition is presented both in London and in Bristol, with curators Alice Motard and Anna Gritz.

Fri 23 Jan - Mon 23 Mar

Spike Island (Bristol) & South London Gallery (London)

Visual Arts


Alice Russell

A powerful, versatile singer-songwriter, Russell is as comfortable with jazz and funk as she is with more contemporary electronic sounds. She has worked with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim and her own most recent album ‘To Dust’ is a soulful tour de force.

Fri 30 - Sat 31 Jan

Jazz Cafe

Contemporary Music


Le Temps Scellé – Nacera Belaza (In Between Time Festival 2015)

The Belaza sisters weave a dance of weather. The breeze rises, small turbines turn and the wind whips. Together these acclaimed French Algerian dancers create a trancelike tale of light and shade, shaped by traditional and holy rituals.

Thu 12 Feb

Arnolfini Centre, Bristol

Performing Arts


Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector

This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. It provides insight into their inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions. Featuring Bresson, Arman, or Gautier d’Agoty.

Thu 12 Feb - Mon 25 May

Barbican Art Gallery, London

Visual Arts


(M)imosa / Twenty Looks or Paris is burning at the Judson Church (M)

Inspired by the 1960′s New York, this choreographic collaboration between Cecilia Bengolea, Francois Chaignaud, Marlene Freitas and Trajal Harrell oscillates between minimalism and flamboyance to challenge the divisions of race, class and wealth.

Fri 13 Feb

Arnolfini Centre, Bristol

Performing Arts


Gaia: Global Circus, presented by The UCL Department of Anthropology.

The French philosopher, anthropologist, and sociologist Bruno Latour presents Gaia Global Circus, an impossible scenario that takes place in the gap between the high stakes of global climate crisis and humanity’s lack of emotional engagement.

Sat 14 Feb

UCL Bloomsbury Theatre

Performing Arts

Philippe Graffin-ViolinPhoto: Marco Borggreve always credit

Philippe Graffin performs Peter Fribbins’ Violin Concerto

World Premiere conducted by J.J Kantorow, with the English Chamber Orchestra. Fribbins’ Violin Concerto is the fruit of almost two years’ labour and sees a further maturation and consolidation of his unique style. Programme includes Mozart, Ravel, Saint Saens.

Tue 17 Feb

Cadogan Hall, London

Classical Music


Roland Barthes at 100

Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Roland Barthes, this two day symposium offers to tackle the work and legacy of the French mythmaker. The conference will be hosted by the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University.

Mon 30 - Tue 31 Mar

School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University