Anyone for some shoe drooling at the Design Museum?
- 30 April 2012
- by Alex Zagalsky
The best events in London this week, from shoe drooling at the
Design Museum to side-splitting comedy courtesy of
It's art but not as you know it (though you will want to snatch an exhibit!), Christian Louboutin's retrospective at the Design Museum promises to be a red-soled paradise with designs spanning his twenty year career from killer stilettos to lace-up boots. You may just have to hit his Mount Street store when you leave! From May 1- July 9. Design Museum
Not to be confused with Tate Britain's current exhibition which looks at Picasso's influence on British artists, this show focuses solely on the Vollard Suite, 100 prints and etchings produced between 1930 and 1937 and which reflect the artist's interest in classical sculpture and mythology. The suite is named after the avant-garde Paris art dealer for whom Picasso produced the etchings. Lots of Minotaurs and incredible creature await! From May 3 - September 2. British Museum. www.britishmuseum.org
Bauhaus: Art as Life
The biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK for over 40 years and held in London's very own utopian inspired building, the Barbican. Works by all of the most famous followers of the movement will feature including Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer and of course, founder of the Bauhaus school, Walter Gropius. You'll be amazed at how much modern design owes to this movement which championed functionality, simplicity and bold colour. From May 3- August 12 www.barbican.org.uk
Picture credits © Erich Consemüller, Lis Beyer or Ise Gropius sitting on the B3 club chair by Marcel Breuer and wearing a mask by Oskar Schlemmer and dress fabric by Beyer, c.1927. Herzogenrath, Berlin. © Estate Erich Consemüller
Carol Ann Duffy: Jubilee Lines
The Poet Laureate publishes a book to mark the
Diamond Jubilee, featuring 60 contemporary poets writing about each of the 60 years of Her Majesty's reign. There are personal accounts as well as political in this truly unique portrayal of the country and times in which we have lived since 1953.
Faber and Faber, released May 3.
Beauty and the Beast in 3D
Watch this 1991 Disney animation in its new revamped format. We can't believe it's over 20 years old! Nationwide from May 4.
The Sunshine Boys
It's not everyday that you get to see Danny DeVito on the London stage, but he is here for a short time only in this classic comedy about showbiz and friendship. He and his co-star, British acting legend, Richard Griffiths, play two ageing comedians who haven't spoken in years but are reunited again for one last show. It's bound to be a funny night out with plenty of dry wit, but book asap as tickets are bound to sell out fast for this short run. Until July 28 at the Vaudeville Theatre. www.sunshineboystheplay.com