aMAZEme Project will be showcased at Southbank Centre Clore Ballroom, London, from 31 July to 26 August. This free event is perfect for a family day out where you will be amazed by the artistic creation on display.
aMAZEme is an exciting art project that unties literature, performance, installation, image and cinema. The visual creations will stimulate and captivate an audience unexpectedly drawing them into the books installation.
The public will help to construct a large sculpture made of books to form a labyrinth. This will be filmed by video cameras and sent to aMAZEme as well as to social media sites. Touch screens will be installed to look up information and to screen content, which will also be shown in monitors throughout the installation. You can also attend daily performances from literary figures.
There will be various projects running from 1-4 August, starting with ‘Sand Walk with Me’ which encourages you to remove your shoes and feel the ground move around beneath your feet as you walk.
Make your West End debut!
Celebrating its 15th year, Kids Week is taking place throughout August. This exciting free event allows kids to enjoy the ultimate West End theatre experience with various shows.
Coming up this week is the popular award winning picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr, taking place at the Lyric Theatre. This fantastic family show will be full of sing-along songs and magical moments. The Tiger Who Came to Tea is perfect for developing literacy and listening skills, and audience participation is highly encouraged.
And not only will kids be excited by the spectacular shows but adults too. Live out your dream and take part in Mamma Mia at the Prince of Wales Theatre to enjoy ABBA’s greatest hits once again.
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Rio carnival comes to London for free three day party
The Finale Festival showcases the best of Rio Occupation, a 30-day celebration of the best of Brazilian culture. The group of artists, which hails from Rio de Janeiro, has been collaborating with British artists on the stages, streets and squares of London as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Rio Occupation kicked off on 3 July to showcase the work of Brazilian artists and will come to a spectacular close during the event between 1-3 August. Visitors can enjoy the multi-installation exhibition for free at V22, the Biscuit Factory, a newly refurbished studio and exhibition space in Bermondsey, London.
This fun finale brings together new and existing work as well as Brazilian music to really turn up the heat.
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Edinburgh Festival lifts curtain on Fringe 2012
The largest arts festival in the world kicks off this week in Scotland. Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a major partner of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and attended by millions each year.
The event brings thousands of performers together for a world-renowned cultural event, taking place across hundreds of venues. And there’s something for everyone at the event, from comedy, dance, exhibitions, music and theatre, with unknown performers and big names.
The festival has been celebrating the best of arts and performance for more than 50 years, becoming a fixture on the cultural calendar between 3-27 August. Not to be missed.