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THE EDIT

TEN THINGS TO DO THIS AUTUMN

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OUR EDIT OF THIS AUTUMN'S ESSENTIAL ADDRESSES

 

The nights are getting longer (not always such a bad thing) and the summer sandals are back in the closet until spring. On the bright side, we can look forward to a new calendar of autumn cultural events. Here are a few of our favourite events and destinations this October and November.



REVOLUTION AT THE V&A


The Swinging Sixties is revived for the ‘You Say You Want A Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966–70’ and no cultural stone left unturned. Photography, literature, political activism, Jimi Hendrix’s guitar – trace the legacy of Post-War austerity through a unique period where music, art, fashion and film changed the landscape of British culture forever.

 

Until 26 February 2017; Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7

 

 

 

MAKERS HOUSE


For their new Makers House space , Burberry has partnered with The New Craftsmen, to showcase artists, designers and creators behind some of the best examples of British craft, materiality and process from calligraphy to silk-screen printing until 27 September.

  

1 Manette Street, W1

 

 

 

LAZARUS LIVES


David Bowie’s musical has lured Michael C Hall (titular bad boy of television’s Dexter) back to his theatrical roots with the lead role. The music star’s final production promises to follow on from its huge success in New York and sprinkle some stardust to London’s theatre scene.

 

From 25 October 2016 to 22 January 2017; Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Boulevard, N1

 

 

 

ULI REVIVED


Transplanted from the All Saints Road, Uli has a new home on Ladbroke Road, round the corner from The Laslett. Pan-Asian menu, elegant pavement terrace, and highlights including soft shell crab and a Peninsula Malay lamb curry – with all dishes made ‘honestly, simply and traditionally’.

 

5 Ladbroke Road, London W11

 

 

 

NICE FISH


Transferring to the West End after a sold-out run in New York, Mark Rylance stars in the comedy he co-wrote with Louis Jenkins. The two-man play on a frozen lake, and the dialogue is based on the peculiar works of a prose poet – their colloquy is definitely quirky.

From 15 November to 11 February; Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1

THE BARBARY

 

Modern Mediterranean flavours via Israeli savvy, served as small plates of delicious vegetables and meats cooked on coals or in a clay oven. Sister to The Palomar, pick from the snacky nishnushim menu while you wait to be seated (you can’t book), it’s worth queuing for; try 5pm for a pre-theatre feast and you’ll probably be seated straight away.

  

16 Neal’s Yard, London WC2H 9DP

 

 

 

THE SLIDE AT THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT

  

The kids are back at school, but there’s still plenty of opportunity for fun – especially since the Olympic Park is now host to the longest and tallest slide in the world! Named after the German word for ‘bedspring’, the slide sends you twisting and turning down to earth at a hair-rasing 15 miles per hour.

 

Until 31 March 2017; Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford E20

 

 

 

 

SHAKESPEARE SESSIONS

 

The Notting Hill Bookshop presents… The Shakespeare Sessions with academic and expert on the mighty Bard Robert Stagg leading group readings and discussions with special guests. Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine and a book.

 

Every Tuesday, 8pm, from 3 November 2015

 

 

 

PICASSO PORTRAITS

 

A unique insight into one of the 20th Century’s most revered artists, the National Portrait Gallery has gathered over 80 artworks from public and private collections, some on show in the UK for the first time. The show spans his whole career, and the paintings document his relationships with friends, family, lovers and strangers.

 

From 6 October 2016 to 5 February 2017; National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, WC2

 

 

 

THE DESIGN MUSEUM

 

From 24 November the former Commonwealth Institute Building is the spacious new home for this celebration of contemporary architecture, fashion, graphic and product design. The shop was opened in the summer with its Dieter Rams showcasing irresistible Darkroom, Stelton, Hay, Anglepoise and Vitra creations.

 

224–238 Kensington High Street, W8