Safar: The Saturday Forum
Date: 20 Sep 2014, 1pm-4pm
Location: ICA, Screen 1,The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
The Saturday Forum, comprised of three 60-minute panel discussions, is an integral part of Safar. The forum brings together some of the most significant figures in Arab cinema to publicly discuss the emergent trends and issues affecting contemporary Arab filmmaking and is moderated by Safar’s Artistic Director, Omar Kholeif. The forum is a rare opportunity to capture the pulse of Arab cinema’s future.
Further Information: https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/safar-saturday-forum
The First Tattoo Artist: Sutherland MacDonald
Date: 23 September 2014, 7pm-8pm
Location: Somerset House, Screening Room, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Art historian Matt Lodder will delve into the birth of English tattooing as an artistic profession in the 1880s, and discuss the life and work of Sutherland MacDonald, whose parlour was based above a Turkish baths on Jermyn Street in London. This illustrated talk, complementing the Time: Tattoo Art Today exhibition in the Embankment Galleries, will feature never-before-seen images of MacDonald’s remarkable work.
Further Information: http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/book-tickets/3ab779e0-38b3-4536-8eb3-b5e2a9f8daa6
Lecture: ‘When you see me you know me’: Likeness and Authenticity in the Portraits of the Tudor Dynasty
Date: 25 September 2014, 7pm
Location: National Portrait Gallery, Ondaatje Wing Theatre, St Martin’s Pl, London WC2H 0HE
Curators Tarnya Cooper and Charlotte Bolland discuss some of the most famous faces in the Collection in the light of new research undertaken as part of the Making Art in Tudor Britain project.
Further Information: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/late-shift-1/lecture-portraits-of-the-tudor-dynasty-25092014.php
Behind the Scenes at the Horniman - Tour of the Horniman Offsite Store
Date: 25 September 2014, 6.30pm - 8pm
Location: Horniman Study Collections Centre in North Greenwich
Discover what the Horniman curators and staff have been up to with our new monthly series of behind the scenes talks and tours. This week, join us for a tour of our off-site storage facility, the Study Collections Centre (SCC) which houses the majority of our collections. Approximately ninety five per cent of the Anthropology and Natural History collections are stored here, and eighty percent of the musical Instrument collections. Visitors will be taken on a tour of the stores by specialist staff who will pick out highlights from the collections and talk about the exciting day to day life of work in a museum store.
Further Information: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/behind-the-scenes-at-the-horniman-tour-of-the-horniman-offsite-store
SCI Public Evening Lecture: Professor Dame Sally Davies - Anti-microbial resistance - The Chief Medical Officer’s Role
Date: 24 September 2014, 6pm registration; the lecture starts at 6.30pm
Location: SCI, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS
Professor Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer for England and also advises the UK Government. She holds responsibility for Research and Development, and is the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health. The CMO is the independent advisor to the UK Government on all medical matters, with particular responsibilities regarding Public Health. In particular, she provides professional leadership for Directors of Public Health in England.
Further Information: https://www.soci.org/Events/Display-Event.aspx?EventCode=MAC024
V & A Late: Art Licks x V&A
Date: 26 September 2014, 6.30pm– 10pm
Location: Victoria and Albert Museum,Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Emerging artists, upcoming artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects take over the Museum for the night. Featuring the grass roots of visual culture in London, September’s Friday Late is a collaboration between the V&A and Art Licks and a preview to the Art Licks weekend (3rd–5th October). Art Licks launched in 2010 as a platform for the lesser-known and under-represented activities on the London art scene, operating through several strands of activity, including tours, events, a magazine and website. Come and celebrate with us the ever changing energy of this creative city.
Further Information: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/friday-late/
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: In Conversation
Date: 27 September 2014, 7:30pm
Location: Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
A discussion about the origins of the World Wide Web with its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. At this event, Tim joins us in a discussion about the past, present and future of the Web, explains why he is supporting the Web We Want campaign (webwewant.org), and urges ordinary Web users everywhere to play their part in shaping the Web’s destiny.
Further Information: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/sir-tim-berners-lee-in-conver-87208?dt=2014-09-27
BMW Tate Live: On Publicness
Date: 29 September 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Price: £5 for students (need ID)
Join us to discover how engagement between the public and institutions often has unexpected outcomes and effects. Speakers include curator, writer and researcher Claire Tancons, political theorist Chantal Mouffe, Spanish artist Santiago Sierra, curator, Contemporary Art and Performance at Tate, Catherine Wood; and Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary, University of London, Jen Harvie.
Further Information: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/talks-and-lectures/bmw-tate-live-on-publicness
Biotech on the Farm: Food for Thought?
Date: 30 September 2014, 6pm - 8.30pm
Location: British Library,Terrace Restaurant, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
Join us at our next TalkScience event where chair Catherine De Lange (New Scientist) is joined by Professor Helen Sang (Roslin Institute), Vicki Hird (Friends of the Earth) and Professor Richard Tiffin (University of Reading) to discuss what the future of meat production should look like.
Further Information: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event165668.html
Open House London
Your opportunity to get out and get under the skin of the amazing architecture in every London neighbourhood. On the 20th and 21st September there will be over 800 buildings, neighbourhood walks, architects’ talks, and much more - enjoy your weekend!
Further Information: http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk/
Totally Thames Festival
Taking place for the first time throughout September 2014, Totally Thames is an exciting new, month-long celebration of the river across its 42 London miles. An annual, 30-day spectacular programme of events, it will feature arts, music and community festivals; colourful regattas; thrilling river races; foreshore archaeology, exploration, environmental and educational activities; as well as river-linked activities in the 17 London riverside boroughs.
Further Information: http://totallythames.org