Live on Mars – A Tribute to David Bowie

LIVE ON MARS sold out in 2017 and returns again to continue its amazing journey celebrating the very best of the iconic pop hero, David Bowie who wowed fans with his music, artistry, style and showmanship.

On stage at Cadogan Hall on 23 and 24 October, enjoy shows influenced by Bowie’s legendary concert performances. LIVE ON MARS fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses,with  a stunning light show ands state of the art visuals and animation.

Electrifying vocals by lifelong fan Alex Thomas and a hand-picked world-class band, and covering the Bowie back-catalogue from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance and everything in between, this really is the definitive show that all Bowie-enthusiasts have been waiting for.

More information and tickets available here.

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Modern British Art in Chelsea Discussion

The Sloane Club has collaborated with Apollo, leading international art magazine, to host an art panel on 9 October to discuss Modern British Art in Chelsea and the impact it has had on the art world through the ages.

Book your tickets to the evening conversation which explores how the surrounding area of the Sloane Club has provided inspiration, and entertainment, to artists from the fin de siècle to the present day. Join their expert panel to find out more about the lives of artists in Chelsea and how this distinctive part of London shaped their work, from Whistler to Sargent in the  late 19 Century to Francis Bacon in ’30sa, and from the artists and designers who congregated around the King’s Road in ’60s to the contemporary artists who still have studios in the area today.

Please contact events@sloaneclub.co.uk or 020 7730 9131 to reserve your spot. Tickets cost £30pp and include a drinks and canapés reception.

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BOSS Celebrates the King of Pop

Join Hugo Boss on Sloane Square for an exclusive evening that pays tribute to the King of Pop. As sponsors of the ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ major exhibition at the National Portrait gallery, BOSS invites you on 4 October to a live Q&A with British Artist Graham Dolphin and Lucy Dahlsen, Associate Curator at the National Portrait Gallery hosted by the Style and Grooming Director at British GQ, Teo van den Broeke.

Michael Jackson’s significance is widely recognised when it comes to fashion and music, but his impact on Contemporary art is a lesser told story. However, this landmark exhibition ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ explores the influence of Michael Jackson on leading contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley and Graham Dolphin.

Book your place at this exclusive evening with Andy Dolphin, where his new work entitled ‘Thriller BOSS Black’ that was created in collaboration with Hugo Boss will be unveiled. The piece uses the 2018 edition of the iconic white BOSS suit which Michael Jackson wore on the ‘Thriller’ album cover, as a canvas to draw some of the most memorable lyrics written by Michael Jackson in the  artist’s signature style.

Guests can enjoy drinks, canapés and be in with a chance to win an art package and free entry to ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ exhibition’ up on signing up to the Hugo Boss Experience Programme. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your place, please email RSVP_uk@hugoboss.com with ‘NPG Event Sloane Square’ as well as your name and the name of your guest.

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Behind the Scenes: The Special Operations Executive in the Second World War

Join Dr Kate Vigurs and Justin Saddington to discover more about the women of the SOE, forerunners of today’s Special Forces.

The workshop on 3 October will provide a unique insight into the Special Operations Executive with a  specific focus on the extraordinary women who served in the F-Section.

The Special Operations Forces operated behind enemy lines and was instrumental in coordinating resistance networks and communicating intelligence for the Allies in the Second World War. Participants will be given access to objects used by these brave and secretive operators.

SOE expert Dr Kate Vigurs and the National Army Museum Research Curator Justin Saddington will lead this engaging and interactive evening where light refreshments will be provided.

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London Restaurant Festival

London Restaurant Festival returns this October, arriving in Chelsea with a line up of fantastic foodie events.

On 4 October, Pavilion Road showcases some of the finest artisan food in the Capital. Enjoy a gourmet journey down London’s longest mews, with tastings and talks from London Cheesemonger, Provenance Butcher, Natoora, Ice Cream Union, The Roasting Party and Bread Ahead, followed by a three course menu at Granger & Co or Wulf and Lamb. Tickets are £85 and can be purchased here.

Bill Granger is also known for his eclectic and flavoursome food, and will be hosting a special four-course dinner on 8 October at his latest Granger & Co restaurant on Pavilion Road. More information can be found here.

Saatchi Gallery at Duke of York Square are hosting a very special evening on 17 October fusing our artists, four exhibitions and four delicious courses. You will enjoy a private after-hours tour of the gallery, followed by an exclusive four-course dinner at Gallery Mess, hosted by the artists and curators of the current exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery. Tickets and information can be found here.

 

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Black Mirror

Saatchi’s latest major exhibition explores art’s role in social satire and how political uncertainty has influenced contemporary artists globally.

From 28 September to 13 January, 26 contemporary artists will display there range of media (collage, caricatures, photography and installation) to show how satire can provide both light relief as well as unsettling commentary on the political situation today.

Some of the most exciting artists will expose 21st century anxieties created by modern obsessions. These include the Turner prize nominee, Richard Billingham, whose photography series “Ray’s a laugh” confronts the reality of poverty and Aleksandra Mir who parodies newspapers by crudely drawing them with children’s tools which brings a new meaning to fake news.

This exhibition highlights the importance of art and satire in dissection power structures, questioning societal norms and visualising political unrest.

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Book Launch: Vietnam, An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975

Join Sir Max Hastings as he discusses his new book on Vietnam at the National Army Museum on 26 September.

Vietnam became the Western World’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing participants on both sides, as well as researching US and Vietnamese documents and memoirs to create a narrative of an epic struggle.

Sir Max Hastings portrays an epic struggle at Dien Bien Phu, the TET Offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam and less familiar battles such as Diedo, where a US Marine battalion was almost wiped out. He brings to life the vivid realities of a war amid jungle and paddies that killed over two million.

Enjoy his fascinating story as well as a book sale and signing afterwards.

More information and tickets available here.

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KXU’s First Birthday

The summer holidays may be over but KXU are here this September to ensure you don’t lose your fitness mojo. Join them on 22 September to celebrate their first birthday with a morning of complimentary workouts.

From 11:00-11:30 enjoy a sweaty HIIT class. This circuit based, metabolic conditioning class consists of multiple rounds of bodyweight exercises with little rest, ensuring you make every second count.

Stretch out with a yoga class from 12:00-13:00. A dynamic style of yoga fused with music that will break all boundaries as beats sync to asana. Synchronise your breath with movement as you flow through static postures and dynamic transitions. The music will help you let go and drop sweat and stress onto the yoga mat.

Each class is limited to 25 spaces. To book your complimentary class please email hello@kxu.co.uk to reserve your place.

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Poet in da Corner

This coming of age story by Debris Stevenson was inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album.

In a strict Mormon house somewhere on the outskirts of London; between East London and Essex, a girl is given Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album – Boy in da Corner.

Precisely 57 minutes and 21 seconds later, her life begins to change – from feeling muted by dyslexia to spitting the power of her words, from being conflicted about her sexuality to discovering the capability to explore and feeling alone to being given the greatest gift by her best friend.

Debris Stevenson is a young poet, lyricist and dancer who has performed her unique work everywhere from BBC Radio 3’s The Verb to the Roundhouse.

 

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Eve Shepherd: Odyssey

From 21 – 29 September, Eve Shepherd’s Odyssey exhibition will be on display as 508 Gallery and Farnon & Lake come together to present an exciting curation of world-class sculptures.

Much of her works are rooted in Greek mythology but they tend to be more of expression of psychological state where she uses the human and zoomorphic forms to illustrate the state of being human. More traditional influences come from classic literature, Homer, Milton, Coleridge and her work pays homage to the great sculptors of the past; Rodin, Giambologna, Bernini and also wave a hand to artists such as Dove, Titian, Bacon and Picasso.

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