From the best new exhibitions landing in London this month to the immersive dream-like experience you won’t want to miss, FIENA has created a guide to the best cultural events not to miss this month.
Les Lalanne: Makers of Dreams, On display until 29th July
On display at Ben Brown Fine Arts is the extensive collection of work titled ‘Les Lalanne: Makers of Dreams’, a body of work from the late French artistic duo, Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne.
Over 100 works will be on display at the Mayfair site and Claridge’s new ArtSpace. It’s been choreographed by Italian designer, Manfredi della Gherardesca and showcases several sculptures, many of which ‘float’ above like clouds, as well as a never-seen-before work from Claude, titled ‘Lit Hibou et 2 Tables de Chevet’, a bespoke bed and two side tables commissioned by a collector.
Grace Jones’ Meltdown at the Southbank Centre, 10th - 19th June
Renowned worldwide for her creativity, music and fashion, Grace Jones will be curating this year’s Meltdown. Now in it’s 27th year and proudly the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival, this year’s season is packed out with a brilliant line-up.
Taking over the Southbank Centre this June, the festival will feature the likes of Travis Alabanza’s poetic audio installation; DJ sets from No Signal radio; an opening club night with Honey Dijon; solo performances from Cut Hands; and a special intimate performance from Grace Jones herself.
A Doll’s House, Part II, 10th June - 6th August
Donmar Warehouse welcomes an exciting production of Isben’s legendary ‘A Doll’s House Part II’.
Noma Dumezwei stars as the leading protagonist, Nora Helmer. The play begins 15 years after the original narrative of A Doll’s House finishes. We’ll see Nora, a woman who decides to go against the grain, leaving her husband and children for an independent life, as she returns home after years. She’s forced to come face to face with the life she left behind and the consequences that erupt.
Favour, 24th June - 6th August
From the writer of ‘Diary of a Hounslow Girl’ comes a brand new play that follows the story of a working-class Muslim family.
Unlike anything seen on the stage before, Ambreen Razia’s striking new production charts the life of Leila, who is happily living with her loving traditional grandmother Noor. It’s when her mother, Allena, returns from prison that the cracks in the floorboards begin to surface, as she decides to change the way the family lives, from sugar rushes to endless TV. Family problems begin to resurface and Leila is left trying to write a future she thought she wouldn’t have to.
Dreamachine, Until 24th July
Fancy taking your dreaming to the next level? Dreamachine is a brand new immersive experience that’ll see you journeying to a world led by your imagination. Experienced through music and light, you’ll be invited to close your eyes and let the magic appear in your mind.
It’s been created Collective Art, in collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artists Assemble, Grammy and Mercury nominated composer Jon Hopkins, and a team of technologists, scientists and philosophers. Every experience is unique to each user, some maybe see shapes and objects, while others will be fuelled by colour.