FeatureLet’s Do London: Art in All Its Forms

July 13, 20210

London is a hub for unique art and experiences. From immersive visual experiences to world-class performances and sculptures around the city, find an exhibition or show to explore while you’re visiting.

Performances:

Theatreland
The Lion King Musical on stage at Lyceum Theatre, London
The Serengeti bounces to life at The Lion King Musical on stage at Lyceum Theatre, London. Photo by Brinkoff and Mogenburg.

London’s West End is recognised around the world. See Mamma Mia, Lion King, Pretty Woman or Come From Away. Or, The Prince of Egypt returns with its stellar cast and award-winning score. Shows are running for a limited time so get your tickets now!

 

ROH Unlocked

Covent Garden has been transformed into a festival of dancing, singing, creative outdoor performances and installations. The Royal Opera House has taken over with a mix of free pop-up performances, live music and workshops for their summer festival, ROH Unlocked. There are some magnificent costumes and pointe shoe displays on show too. The take-over started closes 10 August.

 

Art and Museum Exhibitions:

Scenes in the Square
Rowan Atkinson Bronze Statue of Mr Bean,Sitting On A Bench, Leicester Square, London
Via Shutterstock

Meet Paddington Bear, Mr Bean and Harry Potter…or their statues at least. Relive scenes from your favourite, and some of the most iconic, movies as you stroll this free and interactive trail of statues in Leicester Square. There’s also an audio guide available.

Van Gogh Alive
Van Gogh Alive, immersive, multi-sensory exhibition featuring light, colour, sound and fragrance throughout bringing the famous artworks to life. At London's Kensington Gardens until September 26, 2021
Image courtesy of London & Partners

Experience one of the greatest painters of all time in a multi-sensory way. Walk into a world of the artist’s most famous paintings, brought to life by projections, sounds and smells. This is a world-class exhibition. A must-see before it closes on 26 September.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Alice Curiouser and Curiouser at V&A Museum, London. Installation image featuring the caterpillar from Alice In Wonderland.
Image ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fall down the rabbit hole and access Wonderland at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The immersive exhibition explores Lewis Carroll’s infamous tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Learn about the characters, from their creation to their many adaptations. Open until December 31. Tickets for the week ahead released every Tuesday at 12.00.

JR: Chronicles
French artist, JR, led the Inside Out Project. Image depicts the installation on London's Tower Bridge in June 2021.
Inside Out Project installation on Tower Bridge, London, June 2021. Image via london.gov.uk

Following the success of French artist JR’s city-wide project, Inside Out (above), Saatchi Gallery presents JR: Chronicles. His largest solo museum exhibition to date features some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years. The exhibition traces JR’s career from his early work as a teenager in Paris to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide. Open until 3 October. Tickets required and pre-booking is recommended.

 

 

Please like, share and comment below and see if we have anything else to inspire your next visit to London.

 

Mannion McGinley

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