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Claude Monet, Lady in the Garden, 1867 © Portland Art Museum/Vladimir Terebenin

This Week 7th - 13th March

7 March 2016 Lydia Cooper

This week, you can spend your weekend browsing a free art market in south London or at the RA’s magical Garden Late. Hardcore connoisseurs of Ballardian literature are in luck, as the British Library are running an all-day symposium this week. It also marks the first week of Florian Zeller’s critically-acclaimed play The Truth. For something a bit different, head to Egg London’s deep house night with Lost Frequencies.

D.I.Y. Art Market in Peckham

This art market is a celebration of all self-published and independent work, which champions emerging artists, unique and original work, and independent publishers. It will showcase a curated selection of over 50 artists, and items will include art prints, zines and other publications, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, photography, comics, custom tees and screen prints. The fair is free to enter, and it’s a great chance to snap up some indie bargains. It will run from 11am - 6pm on Saturday 12 March at Copeland Park.

Find out more information via their Facebook event.

 

RA Lates: The Garden at Night

If you haven’t had a chance to see Painting the Modern Garden yet, this is it.  Tickets are £22 and include entry to the exhibition and a Sipsmith and Fever-Tree Garden gin and tonic. The dress code is ‘floral explosion’, with prizes for the best dressed. The nocturnal garden theme will explore a darker side to the vibrant paintings in the exhibition.

The Garden at Night is at the RA from 7-11.45pm on Saturday 12 March.

 

J. G. Ballard Symposium at the British Library

This all-day symposium will explore J. G. Ballard’s writing in the early seventies. It will begin with coffee and a panel discussion (including Ballard’s daughters and experts on his work).  At 12.15 there will be a screening of Crash! (1971), featuring Ballard in the lead role, introduced by the film’s director, and then a discussion of the Crash archive at the British Library, which includes unique drafts and manuscripts. In the afternoon, there will be a discussion on brutalist architecture followed by a special preview of High-Rise (a new film starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller), which will be introduced by the cast. Finally, there will be a post-screening Q&A about High-Rise. The entire day is a must-see for lovers of dystopian and postmodern literature. To find out more about High-Rise, you could read our exclusive interview with Tom Hiddleston. The full price for the day at the British Library is £40, with generous concession rates (£28), and we also have two free tickets to give away.

The symposium is from 10.30am - 6.30pm on Sunday 13 March and tickets are available from the British Library.

 

Egg Presents: Lost Frequencies and Friends

On Friday 11 March Lost Frequencies and other acts will do a set at Egg in King’s Cross. The night is 18+ and runs from 11pm - 7am (last entry 5am). Lost Frequencies is a Belgian DJ (best-known for his remix of the hit single ‘Are You With Me’ last year).  More acts will be announced this week.  Egg London is a warehouse-style club with a 24 hour licence for house and dance music.

The night is this Friday 11 March. Find out more about Egg London and tickets.

 

The Truth at Menier Chocolate Factory

Florian Zeller’s play The Truth opens on Thursday 10 March at the Menier Chocolate Factory: it focuses on two couples and the consequences of a four-way extramarital affair, exploring friendship, suspicion and deceit.

Zeller’s work is hugely popular in England at the moment: The Mother ends its run this week at the Tricycle, and The Father has transferred to the Duke of York until 26 March, after a successful run last year. The French playwright has won a Molière Award (the equivalent of an Olivier) for his work. The Truth is sure to be an unmissable event.

The Truth is on at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 7 May 2016.

 

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