Every month I get Boris Johnson’s Cultural newsletter into my email inbox. Obviously, unless you are a resident, you probably don’t care what the Mayor of London has to say is happening around town, but if you are organising a London theatre break then maybe this might be useful. I hope you find it so.
If you are heading to London soon check out the Fourth Plinth – a new artwork by artists Elmgreen and Dragset will be unveiled on the Plinth next month!
The Russian festival Maslenitsa Festival comes to London on 26 February – it is a popular festival bringing the capital the very best of Russian folk and pop culture based in Trafalgar Square.
CULTURE AND 2012 OPPORTUNITIES
If you are not coming to London over the summer you may still be interested in All the Bells – they need you to make music by ringing all the bells in the UK on the first day of the 2012 Olympic Games. Not a campanologist? There is still time to learn.
This is a daft one – but might be of interest if you catch a bus in London (check out the Number 15 Routemaster!) Bus-Tops are now live across London. What is it? Art on the top of bus stops! YES REALLY!
Surely no trip to London at the moment can be complete without taking a nose around the Olympic Park – What’s happening this month?
‘RUN’ installation, by artist Monica Boncivini, is made up of three nine-metre-tall letters with each weighing ten tonnes! The artwork will be the largest standalone sculpture on the Park.
PRC Mapping the Park, by artists Ackroyd and Harvey, is a collection of ten trees – each supporting large metal rings – will be planted across the Park. The inside of the rings will be engraved with hidden histories.
Diamond Jubilee Exciting plans for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are revealed including a seven-mile long flotilla of 1000 boats. The event to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years as monarch will take place on Sunday, June 3, between Putney and Tower Bridge.
Dickens 2012 is an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens (7 February). Join us in commemorating his life, work and influence. Institutions and organisations from all over the world are partners of Dickens 2012 and work together to deliver a programme of events and activities to commemorate this very special anniversary.
International Fashion Showcase 2012 will see 19 of London’s embassies and national cultural centres present the work of emerging fashion talents from their countries throughout February. Led by the British Council and British Fashion Council.
Visit theatrebreaks.co.uk for more information and handy tips about London transport, The Olympic games 2012 and Theatre Breaks in London.