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3. Feb, 2019

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

 

A key figure and a pioneer in the arts and crafts movement famous for bringing beautiful design to everyone.

This fabulous and beautiful collection of amazing Burne-Jones pieces was apparently inspired by a wide set of influences such as medieval art, human form, religion and even classic myths and legends.

Fawn upon this breath-taking, inspirational and spectacular creative collection of EBJ works that will have you memorised by their sheer beauty and skilful input, taking in genres such as tapestries, stained glass, paintings, drawings and even mediums such as embroidery and jewellery.

EBJs first solo show at Tate since 1933 show casing one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th century.

Simply stunning, don’t miss it, exhibition runs until 24th February 2019.

 

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain

 

 

14. Jan, 2019

5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris

 

This beautiful Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened in 2017 and goes from strength to strength, sharing some of the designer’s most prolific garments from dresses to accessories, original sketches and mesmerising photographs in this wonderful and chic exhibition space.

“Housed in a Second Empire mansion, in which the designer’s teams worked for 30 years. Highlights include the reception rooms formerly open to clients, more than 5,000 prototype dresses prototypes and the Studio, the nerve centre where all the collections were designed”.

The exhibition is easily managed and should only take an hour to navigate the two floors and the faun over the stunning haute couture creations associated with the YSL brand.

There’s even an enticing room packed to the gills with original sketches, chalk drawings, garment samples, hair decorations, broaches, buttons, private notes and stunning photos of historical fittings.

On the first floor is the studio which sets the scene and sums up the house’s history perfectly.

See the inspiration and how it grew for his iconic and popular 1970s perfume too, Opium and how he crafted and promoted it with love, around the world

Classy, romantic and dazzling all words that sum up this collection and YSL himself a master, an innovator and an Icon

See this amazing exhibition until 27th January 2019.

 

Website: https://museeyslparis.com/en/

 

 

14. Jan, 2019

Folies Bergère, 32 Rue Richer, 75009 Paris, France

 

A no brainer, and a MUST SEE whilst visiting Gay Paree! Colourful, risqué, wacky, wild, provocative, fun and very entertaining.

Is it a revue? Is it a fashion show, is it a biography? Who knows and who cares, it’s just fantastic and covers the story of the amazing French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier from a young boy to internationally recognised master of his craft and gives a nod to all those that inspired him along the way, such as Pedro Almodovar, Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Régine Chopinot, to name but a few.

This exhilarating production never lets up from start to finish and is packed full with fashion, music, dance, costume, fun and frolics, with top-end dancers, amazing circus artists and atmospheric singers bringing Jean Pauls story to life time’s one thousand!

Its passionate, cheeky, sexy and very sassy and a joy to watch and you will immediately feel like you were personally invited to the party.

Apparently with hundreds of new and exclusive outfits designed by JPG himself for the show, you will not be disappointed, its more JPG than JPG!

“From disco to funk, from pop to rock and also new wave and punk, the Fashion Freak Show is an explosive playlist of hits that have inspired the artist throughout his life”.

And as if the show wasn’t enough! you even get to experience a little bit of Parisian history by attending the show at the wonderful and Iconic Folies Bergère, amazing.

If you see nothing else this year in Paris, then see this! Just fabulous!

Please note this is on until 21st April 2019.

 

Website: https://www.foliesbergere.com/

 

 

15. Dec, 2018

Bow Street, London WC2E 9DD

 

A truly amazing adaptation of this classic and popular opera. This depiction of Carmen's story is a wonderful contemporary, edgy, all embracing and completely enthralling production that will be encaptivate you from the moment the curtain rises.

The cast, the set and the stunning costumes will win you over in a matter of seconds! With off the scale dance moves that will make you gasp & smile from, ear to ear.

A raspy recorded narrators voice tells the whole story over the top of the live performance, which is both encaptivating and very helpful in setting the scene and sharing Carmen’s own perspective and there’s even some original music that has been re-added which apparently Bizet omitted from the opera's first performances.

What can only be described as a full and glorious production that www.Ificould.co.uk would completely recommend, catch it if you can, we can assure you , you will not regret it, just stunning  from beginning to end!!

An outstanding piece of opera on until 22nd December 2018.

 

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk/

 

 

12. Nov, 2018

Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG

 

This year is the 34th edition where a prestigious prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year as determined by an expert jury.

The exhibition prides itself on selecting artist that tackle pressing issues in today’s society whittling the final shortlist down to just four finalists

This year’s contenders are, Forensic Architecture with their explorations into human rights violations, Naeem Mohaiemen investigating transnational left politics in the period after the Second World War, Charlotte Prodger exploring issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language technology and time and Luke Willis Thompson tackling traumatic histories of class, racial and social inequality, institutional violence, colonialism and forced migration.

With the winner being announced live on TV in December 2018, this amazing collection of contemporary and evocative work is on at the Tate Britain until 6th January 2019.

 

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain