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Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

London,British Library28 Apr - 29 Aug
Witness a world disrupted, shocked and changed forever From the fall of Russia’s last Tsar to the rise of the first communist state, this definitive exhibition takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution 100 years on. With rarely seen items from both sides of the conflict – from a first edition of the Communist Manifesto to anti-Bolshevik propaganda – this is a unique chance to understand the lesser-known personal stories behind the events that changed the world.
Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

London ,Tate Modern10 May - 10 Oct
Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major retrospective of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti for 20 years Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century. Through unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition…

Facebook Obsession: An Evening with Artist Florica Prevenda

London,Romanian Cultural Institute25 May - 8 Sep
Ahead of the summer season, the ‘Brâncuşi’ Gallery presents a new exhibition entitled ‘Facebook Obsession’  by Florica Prevenda, one of Romania’s most original contemporary artists. Comprising a selection of striking collage works that speak about identity and relational challenges in the context of technologically mediated communication, the exhibition will be opened by the artist herself, with a revealing journey through her work. More about Florica Prevenda and her ‘Facebook Obsession’ here. Free entry: Please confirm your attendance on Eventbrite.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

London,Victoria & Albert30 May - 18 Feb
Discover how Cristóbal Balenciaga’s exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs shaped modern fashion This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.  
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Serpentine Pavilion by Francis Kéré

London ,Serpentine Pavilion23 Jun - 8 Oct
The Goethe-Institut London is proud to be supporting the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré. The Berlin-based architect from Burkino Faso has designed a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to London. Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando, Francis Kéré has designed a responsive Pavilion that seeks to connect its visitors to nature – and each other. An expansive roof,…
Kihnu - The Isle of Women Photographs by Jérémie Jung

Kihnu – The Isle of Women

London,12 Star Gallery, Europe House19 Jul - 15 Sep
Photographs by Jérémie Jung Kihnu, an Estonian island in the Gulf of Riga, situated an hour’s ferry ride away from the coast, has thanks to its women retained a culture that has cemented its position as part of UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage since 2003. This unique European and Baltic culture is thus now officially acknowledged and protected. Whereas Kihnu’s men – for the most part sailors and fishermen – brought innovation and novelty to the island, the women,…

Us/Them, Summerhall Festival

Edinburgh,Edinburgh3 Aug - 28 Aug
Us/Them BRONKS, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan, Theatre Royal Plymouth – Venue: Main Hall – Category: Big in Belgium Theatre Young Audiences – Age Suitability: 9+ – Times: 10.00 (60 mins) In September 2004, during a school hostage drama in Beslan, the greatest of evils (terrorists) chose the greatest good (a group of children) as their victim. Us/Them is not a straightforward account of this terrible drama, but is about the entirely individual way children cope with extreme situations. With…

Fix at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh,Underbelly3 Aug - 27 Aug
Worklight Theatre presents Fix at Edinburgh Festival Fringe This a story, from us to you. With lights… and music. This is a tale about love and connection. About the bonds within brains. And the bonds between brains. And stretching them to breaking point. About taking one day at a time. And living for tomorrow. Internationally acclaimed Worklight Theatre present a brand-new ensemble show about addiction. Based on research and interviews with addicts and the people who love or work with…
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The Place at the Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh,Edinburgh4 Aug - 27 Aug
The Place presents Protein Dance’s Border Tales and R O S A L I N D by James Cousins Company at Summerhall (4-26 Aug) and Fagin’s Twist by Avant Garde Dance at Zoo Venues (20-27 Aug). The Place is committed to developing choreographic talent and pushing the boundaries of what dance can be. These three shows are by Work Place artists and represent some of the most exciting dance in Europe at the moment. The Place will be also supporting…

Vive le Fringe! 2017 Institut Français d’Écosse

Edinburgh,Edinburgh4 Aug - 28 Aug
For the past 6 years, the Institut Français d’Écosse has been hosting Vive le Fringe! a showcase of the crème de la crème of French performance arts. In 2017, Vive le Fringe! is expending over two venues for 3 shows, 2 literary encounters, and an exhibition. The Institut Français is presenting new piece of writing Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey and Poitiers-based Collectif Or Normes’ adaptation of Marguerite Duras novel, La Maladie de la mort at its historic base in…
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Czech Showcase at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Edinburgh,Zoo Southside4 Aug - 27 Aug
Since 2008, the Czech Centre has been committed to bringing the best of Czech live performance to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; this year, the Showcase is the centre of an expanded programme of work in Scotland which will include installations, exhibitions and live music through May to November in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Czech Showcase @ Fringe presents five outstanding Czech companies with three Herald Angels Awards and four Total Theatre Award Nominations offering six unforgettable shows. Czech Showcase is…

Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey

Edinburgh,Institut Français d’Ecosse4 Aug - 28 Aug
What happens in the mind of a bilingual person? Inspired by true events from the last three decades, the story follows heroine Marion through this coming of age tale that flirts with pop culture references and stereotypes while challenging our (mis-)conceptions about identity, home and communication. A hybrid piece about and beyond boundaries: performed in four languages (Occitan, French, English, and Gaelic), it playfully mixes comedy with physical theatre, storytelling with puppets and above all fantasy with reality. Accessible and…

La Maladie de la mort at Fringe Festival

Edinburgh,Institut Français d’Ecosse4 Aug - 28 Aug
Every day the same ceremony is held; a hotel room, a man, a woman. A sea between them. He pays her, she gives in. Dancer Alexandra Naudet, a member of the prestigious Compagnie Philippe Decouflé, is at the centre of this multimedia show between electro-theatrical performance and choreography under video surveillance. The play will be performed both in the original French version and a brand new English translated version. Aug 16-21, 23-28 | 6:30-7:30 pm French version on the 16,…

Membre Fantôme at Fringe Edinburgh

Edinburgh,Institut Français d’Ecosse20 Aug - 24 Aug
In their performance, Erwan Keravec and Mickaël Phelippeau question the transformation of identity – the person we used to be but who is now gone forever. This is the ‘Phantom Limb’ which gives its name to their show. The two artists – one, a bagpiper, the other a choreographer – share a reflection around that notion of identity in art. This exploration is embodied by the dancer and the bagpipes themselves, both charged with personal and traditional history, which the…

Towers of Eden at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh,Edinburgh21 Aug - 26 Aug
Outland Theatre makes their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Towers of Eden TOWERS OF EDEN, an original work written and performed by Simon Christian and Melissa Dalton. This new piece of theatre peers into the dystopian world of tomorrow and picks up challenging topics that are rarely addressed on the stage: climate change, social and ecological grievances and their devastating consequences. Info& tickets:https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/towers-of-eden

Michel Bussi & Arne Dahl at Edinburgh International Book Festival

,Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre26 Aug
MONET, MONET, MONET Black Water Lilies by bestselling French author Michel Bussi is named after a rumoured Monet masterpiece, which seems to be a magnet for murder. Sweden’s Arne Dahl, whose novels have already been translated into over 30 languages, launches a new series with Watching You, where a serial killer seems to be toying with his detective. Join them for a feast of the finest European fiction. Chaired by Jenny Brown. https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/michel-bussi-arne-dahl-10208

European Writers’ Tour presents Janne Teller at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh,,Edinburgh International Book Festival26 Aug
Janne Teller the Danish novelist and short story writer who has won numerous prizes will talk to Chilean writer and teacher Lina Meruane, as part of the festivals’ “Age of Political Earthquakes” series of events the author Her novel ‘War’, published in the UK last year, has been translated into several languages and is uniquely adapted according to the country in which it is published. As a former United Nations employee and member of the jury of the prestigious German Book Peace Prize,…

La Maladie de la mort at Fringe Festival

Edinburgh,Institut Français d’Ecosse28 Aug - 21 Sep
Every day the same ceremony is held; a hotel room, a man, a woman. A sea between them. He pays her, she gives in. Dancer Alexandra Naudet, a member of the prestigious Compagnie Philippe Decouflé, is at the centre of this multimedia show between electro-theatrical performance and choreography under video surveillance. The play will be performed both in the original French version and a brand new English translated version. Aug 16-21, 23-28 | 6:30-7:30 pm French version on the 16,…
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Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas at the Folkestone Triennial

Kent,Creative Foundation2 Sep - 5 Nov
Creative Foundation is delighted to announce details of the artists taking part in the fourth edition of Folkestone Triennial, one of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibitions. This year triennial features Lithuanian artists Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas. Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas have designed a Folk Stone Power Plant (working title) to stand behind the Town Hall in the ancient Market Place. The stone is inspired by the writings and drawings of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) the polymath founder of bio-geography, geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring,…
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Open City Documentary Festival 2017

,5 Sep - 10 Sep
Open City Documentary Festival 2017 arrives in London from September 5th – 10th . The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties. More info about the screenings here

Red Naomi by Radek Brousil

Glasgow,16 Nicholson Street8 Sep - 5 Nov
The award-winning photographer Radek Brousil creates a site-specific installation inspired by Glasgow’s botanical gardens, reflecting their history but also looking at various aspects of today´s floral export business between Africa and Europe. It is an installation and a film with an accompanying text by Francis Mckee, curated by Michal Novotný, Isabella Shields and Tine Bek Hansen. The exhibition furthers his response to previous projects and interests most recently demonstrated in the commission and major installation Black and White in Photography for Prague City Gallery in…

Markéta Othová and Aleksandra Vajd

Glasgow,Street Level Photoworks9 Sep - 5 Nov
The two critically acclaimed artists explore the medium of photography in very different but equally striking ways. Markéta’s large scale minimalist black and white images and Aleksandra’s experiments with photographic paper and colour complement each other in their first ever joint exhibition. Part of Czech Season in Scotland 2017 in colaboration with Street Level Photoworks

Joseph Conrad Bike Tour

London,Southwark Tube Station9 Sep - 30 Sep
Family fun tracking Joseph Conrad’s footsteps on bicycle An exciting opportunity to take part in a bike tour tracking Joseph Conrad’s footsteps in London! Tours will take place on four Saturdays in September (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) to mark the Conrad Year 2017 celebrations. The Polish Parliament proclaimed the year 2017 the Year of Conrad to commemorate the Heart of Darkness’ author’s 160th birthday on December 3rd. Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski A.K.A. Joseph Conrad was born in 1857 to the…

Commemorating Juan Rulfo in his Centenary

London,Anatomy Lecture Theatre14 Sep
A talk with Prof. Alberto Vital and Andrew Dempsey on Juan Rulfo, one of the most prominent authors of twentieth-century fiction in Spanish. His works, compelling in their depth and originality, occupy a foremost position within the Mexican canon. Additionally, Juan Rulfo was a gifted photographer whose pictures constitute a sensitive and inspired chronicle of the Mexico he lived in. Alberto Vital is a professor and current Humanities Coordinator at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is a specialist in the works…
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