London-based American composer Ebe Oke is crowdfunding his next EP, the product of years of research and recording. The record is a study of the ways in which different animals communicate, with a particular focus on the musicality of birds and insects. Through this microcosm, Oke’s work interrogates the urban experience, gender, sexuality, and what it is to be human.
WHAT IS THE UNIVERSITY OF THE UNDERGROUND?
With the aim of teaching students how to engineer situations, to design experiences and events, to best support social dreaming, social actions and power shifts within institutions, companies and governments; the University of the Underground promotes unconventional collages of references, interdisciplinary practices and experimentations at the start of any creative processes.
Gallery B, the first new gallery space created at the National Gallery in 26 years, is due to open on the 22nd of March with a display dedicated to the 17th-century Old Masters, Rembrandt and Rubens. The new 200 sq. m space was designed by the UK-based architects Purcell.
The inaugural show includes nine works by Rubens and 11 paintings by Rembrand. All of the works are drawn from the permanent collection.
Mass rituals have been performed in the US as witches and opponents of Donald Trump cast a spell of magic resistance in a bid to remove the President from office.
A Facebook group devoted to the ritual has attracted over 10,500 likes, coining the hashtag #magicresistance, and an online document stating how the ritual is carried out has been widely shared online.
Submissions for Pride in London Festival 2017 are now open! The Festival, now in its third year, showcases inspiring talent, hosts fully inclusive and accessible events and celebrates diversity within London’s sparkling LGBT+ community.
The Festival will host theatre, dance, talks, conferences, sporting events, LGBT+ tours, art exhibitions, screenings and much more held in venues across London during the 2-week Festival.
Splice Festival, London’s audiovisual performing arts festival taking place 25–28 May, is accepting submissions from artists.
The Open Call welcomes artists working with image and sound, from AV performances to VJ sets. In the past, they have hosted performances from Plaid, Cassetteboy and Sculpture – this is a fantastic opportunity to perform at a forward-thinking artistic showcase.
For more info on how to apply, take a look at their website.
Unite for Europe
National march to Parliament
March 25th 2017 11am
Park Lane / Hyde Park
• What's the message?
We want to remain in the European Union!
We value the peace, friendships, relationships, rights, business & academic collaborations, economic prosperity and outward-looking attitude that European Union membership delivers; it's best for the UK.
This guide from the Green Party's Sian Berry is for all Londoners, including local renters’ groups, who want to take action to improve renting in our city. It will help you better understand the current rules for letting agents, including the Mayor’s own London Rental Standard, and help you do a ‘secret shopping’ exercise to find out if letting agents in your area are doing their jobs properly.