Running from Thursday 29th Sept – Thursday 6th October, classical yoga brings a peaceful yet invigorating style of yoga to Southbank. The session will feature inspiring classical music handpicked by BBC Radio 3 that will help you connect mind and body before the busy day begins. Book free tickets here.
Louis Theroux documentary screening & post screening discussion
Renowned documenter Louie Theroux discusses taking on the world of Scientology at this special film screening. This will be his first theatrical documentary film and sees Theroux delve into one of the world’s most mysterious and powerful religions, in what he regards as ‘the Holy Grail of stories’. My Scientology Movie will be screened at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 10th October.
Start your week with some improv comedy from one of the UK’s leading groups, DNAYS, inspired by Ted-style talks from experts, enthusiasts and inspiring speakers . Neither the audience nor performers have seen the talks before, making for a unique evening of discovery and laughter. Book your tickets for Monday 17th October here.
Complaints Department operated by the Guerilla Girls
The Guerrilla Girls will be operating a Complaints Department in Tate Exchange throughout October. These cathartic sessions will invite individuals and organisations to come and conspire with the Girls, and post thoughts about art, culture, politics, the environment, or any other issue they care about.
The Time Machine
Listen as three actors read HG Wells’ early science fiction classic to open London Literature Festival. Acclaimed actors Christopher Eccleston, Emma Hamilton and Nikki Amuka-Bird perform at this reading of The Time Machine. A complex commentary on late-Victorian England, HG Wells’ novel offers apt time-traversing insights into our own times of growing inequality and unsustainable exploitation of our environment. Book your tickets for Wednesday 5th October here.
Make, Do & Mend: Pumpkin carving
This free workshop from We Are Waterloo allows you to drop in for half an hour and make your perfect pumpkin. The event takes place from 12-3pm on Thursday 27th October, so get there quick to grab a pumpkin as it’s a first-come-first served basis.
Bowie Big Sing
Are you a Bowie fan? Then head to Southbank on Friday 7th October to celebrate the life of this legendary musician and cultural icon. Join in this Big Sing of his classic hits. Just before this, a panel of experts and authors will celebrate and explore Bowie’s life and legacy; considering the many varied accomplishments of superstar artist David Bowie.
A Letter in Mind
Following huge success of The National Brain Appeal’s previous two art exhibitions, created on envelopes and sold anonymously, ‘A Letter in Mind’ returns to gallery@oxo for a third time. This year’s theme is ‘A View on Nature’ which will comprise of 230 envelope artworks. The event will take place from 6th – 9th October and raises vital funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the UK’s leading centre of excellence for treating diseases of the brain, spine and nervous system.
Tate Modern – Turbine Hall
The Turbine Hall has been transformed for this special installation AnyWhen. It will offer an immersive experience that will challenge your perception of time and space. The French avant-garde artist Philippe Parreno has created a spectacular choreography of acoustics, lighting, flying objects and film, each connected to the other and playing their part in a far bigger score. The Hyundai-commission installation is open from 4th October – 2 April 2017.
Head to the Oxo Tower from 19th October – 23rd October to witness the work of Connie Lim, Frida Wannerberger, Poppy Waddilove and Velwyn Yossy. The showcase conveys their own personal take on contemporary women within fashion illustration. Together, they offer an insight into the evolution of fashion illustration and art. The exhibition will include paintings, detailed drawings, framed original artworks, digital prints, postcards and meet & greets with the artists. A collaborative piece will be auctioned, with 10% of the profit supporting the work of Womankind Worldwide, a charity transforming the lives of women and girls in Asia, Africa and Latin America.