• 12-08-2013
  • Simon Fujiwara has first solo show in NYC

  • Showing at the Andrea Rosen Gallery Fujiwara's new show ‘Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)’ has created an effective drama of rococo intricacy and intrigue. Much of the show is woven around an enigmatic narrative conveyed largely through the artists who is haunted by a 1960s photograph of his mother being carried in the arms of a Lebanese boyfriend on a beach near Beirut and tries to recreate it with interesting outcomes.

  • 12-08-2013
  • Asif Kapadia to direct new film starring Swedish star Alicia Vikander

  • A new film "Ali & Nino" based on Kurban Said's 1937 novel about the romance between a Georgian princess and a Muslim prince is the latest project to be confirmed by Arts Foundation fellow Asif. It is written by Christopher Hampton ("Dangerous Liaisons") and shooting is intended to get underway next year.

  • 11-08-2013
  • Iris Garrelfs to play at Barbican

  • Iris is playing a free concert at the Barbican Club Stage this Thursday 15/8/2013 and I'm sure she would be delighted if you could come. Gig starts at 7pm....Also playing are Blanca Regina and Leafcutter John with Steve Beresford
    / “Sawbones 13.2” by raxil4, King Sara and P23 / Sharon Gal / cassiel / Darkroom and it's a Music Hackspace Performances@HacktheBarbican event curated by Blanca Regina. For more information go to http://musichackspace.org/musichackspace-performanceshackthebarbican-15t...

  • 10-07-2013
  • Composer of Oliver! makes possible new theatre award for the Arts Foundation

  • The Arts Foundation are delighted to announce a new fellowship for theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation. The recipient of the first annual award will be announced in January 2013 in the artform 'Composition for Musicals'. Lionel Bart set up a charitable foundation under his Estate, the objects of which were to give scholarships and awards to, and provide education for, people coming into the world of theatre. The Foundation currently funds an education scheme for composers, lyricists and bookwriters through Mercury Musical Foundation, and gives awards to aspiring drama students. It is delighted to award this new fellowship for the next five years." Lionel Bart was brought up in London's working class East End and had no formal musical education. He gained a scholarship to St Martin's School of Art at age 16 and started work as a set painter in the theatre but when he saw a notice asking for song writers it was to change his life. He wrote his first musical in 1958, Wally Pone of Soho but it was the songs he wrote for the early British rock'n'rollers Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard which brought Lionel his first taste of success. By the end of 1959 his musicals "Fings Ain't Wot They Used and "Lock Up Your Daughters" were running successfully in London's West End and one year later he opened "Oliver!" which had advanced sales of 30,000 in the first week. He died in 1999.