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Cultural Highlights This August

This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand.


August marks the beginning of the end of summer. Yet, there’s still plenty of fun to be had out and about the city. Explore the art, tunes and acts worth seeing in London this month. 

Exhibitions: 

American Colourist
Milton Avery 
Available until 16 October 2022

View the first, comprehensive exhibition of Milton Avery's work on display at the Royal Academy. A colourist admired by the likes of Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman, Avery explored rich, soothing and harmonious forms. A mindful master, enjoy a renewed sense of calm as you absorb 70 of his most revered paintings. 

Retrospective 
Walter Sickert 
Available until 18 September 2022

One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Walter Sickert’s work is on display at the Tate. Known for his somewhat rebellious approach, Sickert explored a variety of methods which would later become commonplace in the art world, from sketching off of media such as newspapers and photography, as well as staging performative sets for his paintings. 

Music:

The South African Jazz Songbook 
28 August 2022  

Listen to the vibrant and diverse sounds of South Africa as Marcus Wyatt leads the Metropole Orkest at the BBC Proms. A renowned trumpeter and conductor, Wyatt is a SAMA award winner and will be showcasing the lively music from Hugh Masekela, Abdulla Ibrahim and Dudu Pukwana, amongst many others. 

Glass Animals Live at Village Underground
25 August 2022

Head to Shoreditch to celebrate the release of Glass Animals’ vinyl version of Dreamland: Real Life Edition. The event is hosted in partnership with Rough Trade. 

glass animals

Theater: 

The Tempest 
Available until 22 October 2022

Escape with Shakespeare’s The Tempest live at The Globe. A refreshing, contemporary staging of the tale, we forecast a riotous evening of laughter, madcap action and even some musical scores. 

Food & Drink: 

Cocktails in the City 
9-10 September 2022

Enjoy refreshing elixirs and a lively atmosphere at Bedford Square Gardens. With an unmatched mix of cocktails and conversation, this event is supported by live music, a silent disco and games to play in the garden. Although the August edition is fully booked, this event returns the first week of September, so we urge you to book ahead to secure a spot!

 

 

 

Written by:
Katelijne Kotze

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