Celebrating the Unique Architecture of the City
The City’s architecture is being celebrated in style this month with a number of exciting programs and events as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Aimed to spark anyone’s interest, this year’s theme of ‘In Common’ aims to bring the community together in recognising and learning more about the world class engineering in the City.
Rarely Seen Barbican Model
Discover more at the Barbican Centre with its ‘Concrete and Clay’ exhibit on the communal and architectural history of the Barbican. Among the displays is the seldom seen 1:22-scale model of the Barbican Centre and the Estate. The Barbican Archive Team has work with Google Arts and Culture to digitalise thousands of architecture documents, drawing, photos and more for visitors to learn and explore.
Historic Records of Life and Death Exhibit at St Bartholomew’s Hospital
For those interested in learning about ancient records, maps, art and medieval curiosities there is no better place to look this month than Life and Death in the Archives exhibit across the City of London. Discover St Bartholomew’s Hospital 900-year story from famed hospital to forgotten, the lives of Londoners over the past nine centuries and the many hurdles it had to cross to remain the longest remaining hospital in the same location in the UK.
Golden Freddo Going for £100?
Not many of would pay £100 for a Freddo but British artist Imbue just might entice you with his real gold Freddo bar. Located just outside the Bank of England this tempting treat is part of his latest exhibit ‘Death + Taxes’, which aims to bring together a number of current topics such as currency, banking and the cost of living crisis in a unique and interesting way.
Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
They’re going fast so grab a spot while you can. The Tower of London is allowing a small group of curious visitors to witness the historic Ceremony of the Keys. This ancient ceremony has been going on unbroken for 700 years where the Tower of London is locked up for the night.
Life or Art, What’s More Important?
Art enthusiasts won’t want to miss this exhibit at the Whitechapel gallery. Their new exhibit Life is More Important than Art aims to explore the critical role that art plays in how it reflects our experiences and opens new possibilities for thought and feeling. As part of the exhibit there will be a number of live performance events, thankfully, there is still time to get it in the calendar before it all kicks off.
20th Anniversary of José González debut Album Veneer
On the hunt for a world class musical performance? The platinum album Veneer is being celebrated at the Barbican with two exclusive solo shows by José González. The album reached Britain’s Top 10 and sold over a million copies worldwide on it’s release, a big win for something produced in a Gothenburg flat with basic equipment.
A Night to Remember with Opera at the Guildhall
Its time to listen to some haunting and compelling opera this month with the Guildhall production of Holst’s Sāvitri and Judith Weir’s Blond Eckbert. Be immersed in the story telling of these operatic performances, one that deals with facing Death and the other a mysterious tale of a couple in the woods and how a stranger brings a disturbing past to light.