Have an exciting family-time and experience Art Night in four key locations on this summer evening!
After an afternoon in St James’s Park, head over to the Duke of York Steps near the ICA at 6.30pm where you can catch artist and choreographer Linder’s contemporary fairy tale. Let your little ones join in the fun as ballroom and tap dancers respond to music from The Fourth Choir and The Raj Academy.
From the Mall you can easily walk to Covent Garden, simply cross Trafalgar Square, head along The Strand and turn left up Southhampton Street.
In the East Piazza you can find a video installation by dance artist
Cecilia Bengolea. Projected onto the Market’s mirrored facade Bengolea’s work marries Jamaican dancehall with classical ballet.
After checking out the projections head around to the the front of the Market where Bengolea will be holding a dance workshop between 8 and 9pm.
Inside the Apple Market you can take part in Jennifer West’s latest film project. By writing and drawing your memories onto reels of 70mm film you will be contributing to a communal artwork!
Whilst you’re at Covent Garden you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafes to have a meal or pick up something to eat.
Leave Covent Garden by taking Russell Street and a right onto Wellington Street, you’ll find yourself back at The Strand. First, take a left and continue along to St Mary le Strand, a small baroque church nestled on a traffic island, where Jennifer West’s Film Title Poem is screening.
Next, across the road you will be in time to catch the last performance of Xu Zhen’s Physique of Consciousness produced by MadeIn Company, a sensational action-performance bringing hundreds of participants together to act in unison, repeating movements derived from dance, gymnastics, exercise and spiritual rituals.
Afterwards, getting home is easy.You can hop on the tube from Temple (District and Circle), head back up to Covent Garden (Piccadilly), or along The Strand to Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern), or go North to Holborn (Central). For National Rail, Charing Cross and Blackfriars are also within walking distance.
Enjoy a late night stroll through Central London and discover the events of Art Night after dark.
Start the night on The Mall by witnessing Linder’s latest performance, a live theatrical tableau drawing influence from architects Alison and Peter Smithson’s House of the Future, and Jacques Demy’s iconic 1970s film Donkey Skin.
From the Mall you can easily walk to Covent Garden, simply cross Trafalgar Square, head along The Strand and turn left up Southampton Street.
In the East Piazza you can find a video installation by dance artist Cecilia Bengolea. Projected onto the Market’s mirrored facade Bengolea’s work marries Jamaican dancehall with classical ballet.
Inside the Apple Market you can take part in Jennifer West’s latest film project. By writing and drawing your memories onto reels of 70mm film you will contribute to a communal artwork.
Next, head along The Strand to Somerset House. Here you can check out the final performance of Xu Zhen’s Physique of Consciousness produced by MadeIn Company, a mass performance bringing one-hundred participants together to act in unison. If you are wearing comfortable clothing you can even take part by registering as a performer in the East Wing.
Afterwards enjoy a drink on the River Terrace.
Discover the baroque splendor of St Mary le Strand, a church located on the traffic island opposite King’s College London. It features a screening of a new work by Jennifer West Film Title Poem. Lasting 15 minutes the montage of hand-painted 16mm film presents a personal history of the artist’s relationship with cinema.
Head East along the Strand to no.180, an iconic brutalist building overlooking the Thames. Inside you will find Celia Hempton’s theatrical installation of abstracted bodies and landscapes.
Next door at no.190 Nina Beier intervenes in a luxury show-flat with Anti-ageing, a living still-life performance.
The Northbank area of London offers multiple choices for visitors to relax, eat and grab a drink. Please visit thenorthbank.london for more information!