Ok so I was wondernig if anyone would like to join me this sunday for a few events, the more the merrier!
Firstly, there are two exhibitions at Somerset House in central london which have been receiving amazing reviews:
Henri Cartier Breeson: A Question of Colour, featuring photos from the seminal french photograper pitted alongside more recent photography
Also at Somerset House is Tim Walker: Story Teller
Time Out on Tim walker: story teller 'A major exhibition of photographer Tim Walker's work. The show presents Walker's strange world of dream-turned-reality, with prints of his most famous works, his short films (shown via tiny camera view-finders), and his most jawdropping props - some of which are more nightmarish than dreamlike. Be warned'
Then its a short but scenic walk across Waterloo Bridge to the South Bank Centre for more photography (as well as a free afternoon jazz gig if your interested). The exhibition is the World Press Photo award exhibition http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/hayward-gallery-and-visual-arts/tickets/world-press-photo-2012-1000339
I have seen this annual exhibition on previous occasions and it is endlessly fascinating and usually pretty powerful and moving too, as the official blurb goes it 'brings together award-winning photographs from around the world which capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.'
[after this I'm sticking around for the jazz gig which is right beside the exhibition and starts at 2pm, and is part of the London Jazz Festival. http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/music/gigs-contemporary/tickets/jazz-in-the-round-69678
You're very welcome to join me!
The gig features a few groups and it is being recorded by Radio 3 for later broadcast which is a pretty good seal of quality.
It takes place in the Clore Ballroom at the South Bank Centre, which is a lovely spot for music, and is situated right next the venue's swanky bar, although we would have to arrive there in good time to get a good spot (ie seats)as I'm sure it will be a busy event
Amongst others on the lineup it features french piano sensation Yaron Herman, here is playing a jazz version of Britney Spear's Toxic, which has to be seen to believed!- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0stxivilXeI ]
If anyone wants to join me for any of this click on attend and i'll post up meeting arrangements closer to the time!
And yes, you did read correctly in the activity title above, this is all completely and totally FREE - all three of the exhibitions and the gig, London can be good like that