This display will showcase the world’s largest pieces of cloth made from spider silk. It will include a brocaded shawl made from the silk of more than one million female golden orb-weaver spiders collected in the highlands of Madagascar, as well as a cape on public display for the first time. The display will also feature background material and a short film revealing the process.
The bank holiday may be almost over but there’s still a generous helping of the capital’s culture to keep you occupied. This week there’s a luxurious craft fair, Sherlock Holmes-inspired puzzles and one of the world’s most notorious cartoonists to see.
In the age of autotune and Siri, the human voice has taken on more shapes, functions and sources than ever before. In their latest major exhibition, The Wellcome Collection investigates and celebrates the voice and how we use it.
London plays host to a range of wonderful photography exhibitions, but few have the range of Sony’s World Photography Awards. This year’s winners and finalists fill Somerset House, presenting a stunning portrait of life, landscape and art through a lens.
Now that spring has certifiably sprung, there are more reasons than ever to get out and explore the near-limitless possibilities of London’s scene. For this week and the bank holiday weekend we look at music and cabaret, flea markets and a mystical portal to another world.