April 2015 Events + Exhibitions at October Gallery, London

Kenji Yoshida, La Vie, 2008. Metals and oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm

October Gallery, London.

KENJI YOSHIDA: INFINITE LIGHT
2nd April – 9th May 2015

For further information, October Gallery presents: Kenji Yoshida


Forthcoming Exhibition:

Wang Huangsheng, Moving Visions Series No.83, 2012. Ink on paper, 70 x 70 cm. Image courtesy the artist.
Wang Huangsheng, Moving Visions Series No.83, 2012. Ink on paper, 70 x 70 cm. Image courtesy the artist.

Wang Huangsheng: Unbroken Line
14th May – 20th June 2015

For further information, please visit:

October Gallery presents: Wang Huangsheng


 

October Gallery Events

TO COINCIDE WITH LONDON BOOK & SCREEN WEEK, OCTOBER GALLERY PRESENTS:

'The World as Seen by Him'.
‘The World as Seen by Him’.

Talk: A HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY THROUGH MAPS
With Tim Bryars and Tom Harper
Thursday 16th April 2015
Arrive at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start
9.30 pm close
Admission £7.00 / £5.00 concession
£10.00 on the door

Refreshments available
October Gallery Club Room
From the Beatles to the Bomb, from top-secret documents to mass propaganda, maps tell many stories.

Authors of recently published British Library bestseller A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps, Tim Bryars & Tom Harper, reveal how maps permeated almost every aspect of daily life in the last century.

Tickets available via Eventbrite:
A History of the 20th Century Though Maps


Photo by Chris Dixon

Film Screening & Q+A:
SANCHO – AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
With Paterson Joseph and Ben Park
Friday 17th April 2015
Arrive at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start
9.30 pm close
Admission £7.00 / £5.00 concession
£10.00 on the door

Refreshments available
October Gallery Theatre
Paterson Joseph (Peep Show. Babylon.), presents ‘SANCHO – An Act Of Remembrance’, a film about the life of Ignatius Sancho.

Written and performed by Paterson Joseph, this entertaining and informative film will explore Sancho’s unique place in history and his role in the abolition of slavery. The screening will be followed by Q+A with Paterson and contributing composer Ben Park.

Tickets available via Eventbrite:
Sancho – An Act of Rembrance

 

LBSW

Running from 13-19th April 2015, London Book & Screen Week is a new seven day, citywide, landmark event that brings storytelling and the written word to life, uniting the capital’s avid readers, writers, game, film and TV fans with a whole host of events taking place right across literary London.

For more information, please see
London Book & Screen Week 2015

Elan Sicroff
Elan Sicroff

Lecture and Recital:
THOMAS DE HARTMANN, COMPOSER: UNCOVERING A MASTER
With Elan Sicroff, pianist and
Nina Lejderman, soprano
Friday 1st May
and Saturday 2nd May 2015
Advance tickets £10.00/ £7.50 concession
£15.00 on the door (each night)

Refreshments available
October Gallery Theatre

Over the course of two evenings, Sicroff will explore the life and music of de Hartmann and his legacy as one of the 20th Century’s major composers.

Friday 1st May 2015
LECTURE & RECITAL WITH ELAN SICROFF, PIANIST Doors at 6.30 pm for at 7.00 pm start
Tickets available via Eventbrite:
Lecture & Recital with Elan Sicroff

Saturday 2nd May 2015
RECITAL WITH NINA LEJDERMAN AND ELAN SICROFF
Doors at 6.30 pm for at 7.00 pm start
Tickets available via Eventbrite:
Recital with Nina Lejderman & Elan Sicroff


Bang Bang

Performance:
BANG BANG, I HIT THE GROUND –
NIGHT OF CABARET
Saturday 6th June and
Sunday 7th June 2015
Advance tickets: £10.00 online
£10.00 on the door (each night)

Refreshments available
October Gallery Theatre
A night of passion, intrigue and suspense set to the backdrop of songs.

Follow a group of characters absorbed in the age old themes of lust, greed, jealousy and secrets. But as the story unravels, the lines between role-play and reality become increasingly blurred.

Performances will run as follows, advance tickets available via Eventbrite;

Saturday 6th June 2015
Arrive at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start.
9 pm close

Saturday 6th June 2015
Arrive at 8.30 pm for a 9 pm start
10.30 pm close

Sunday 7th June 2015
Arrive at 8.30 pm for a 9 pm start
9 pm close


October Gallery Recommends

Centre of African Studies

Centre of African Studies presents:
STARTING FROM (W)HERE? UNDERSTANDING THE INTERNATIONAL ART MARKET FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE.
With Liz Lydiate, Salimata Diop, Melanie Gerlis, Chris Spring, Elisabeth Lalouschek
& others
Saturday 25th April and
Sunday 26th April 2015
9.00 am – 6.00 pm (each day)
Admission: £95.00 (includes refreshments)
Brunei Gallery, Room B111

This training course marks the launch of The Africa Centre’s African Creative Business Programme (‘ACBP’) initiative, starting with the two day intensive and interactive course designed for professional practice help and guidance for creative people. The course runs throughout Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April.

For more information and tickets, please visit
Centre of African Studies – Starting From (W)here?


Tim Read

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness salon presents:
EVARIETIES OF ARCHETYPAL EXPERIENCE
by Dr Tim Read
Tuesday 28th April 2015
Arrive at 6.00 pm for at 6.30 pm start
9.00 pm close
Entry £7.00 /£5.00 concessions
(on the door only)

Refreshments available
October Gallery Theatre

What exactly are archetypes and how can we understand the extraordinary range and variety of archetypal experience?
How indeed can we harness their power to promote our human potential?

For more information and to RSVP on Facebook:
Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series


CENTRE OF AFRICAN STUDIES 50TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE:
YINKA SHONIBARE MBE RA
Wednesday 13th May 2015
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Admission: £FREE
Brunei Gallery,
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre and Suite

The Centre of African Studies is honoured to welcome the renowned artist Yinka Shonibare MBE RA to deliver our annual lecture, marking the 50th anniversary of the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa.

For more information and ticketing, please visit
Centre of African Studies 50th Anniversary Lecture: Yinka Shonibare MBE RA


Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 35 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde – the trans-cultural avant-garde.

Our Cafe serving delicious hot Persian-inspired lunches, is now open Tuesdays – Fridays 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm.

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