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Bob Marley: Messenger
Mezzanine Gallery, 24 July – 24 October 2012
Following a successful run at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where it was on display for over three months, the exhibit will now be available to audiences from Britain and around Europe. Visitors will witness Bob Marley as a private, spiritual man, as a powerful performer who used his lyrics to give a voice to the disenfranchised and as a legend who has inspired legions of fans in the years since his death.
Dickens and the Artists
Watts Gallery, 19 June – 28 October 2012
Dickens and the Artists will explore the significant connection between Charles Dickens and visual art. Dickens was interested in both contemporary artists and the art of the old masters which he viewed and commented on in his tours of Europe.
Bob Hope: A World of Laughter
Greenwich Heritage Centre, 13 July – 28 October 2012
The Heritage Centre will be the third institution to host the touring Bob Hope exhibition which has been produced by the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum with the support of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.
Tino Sehgal to create Turbine Hall commission for London 2012 Festival
Tate Modern, 17 July – 28 October 2012
Tino Sehgal has been commissioned to create a work for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall as part of London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. The artist’s new work is one of two projects which are part of the Cultural Olympiad, the other being the Tate Movie Project, supported by the Legacy Trust UK, BP and CBBC, the nation-wide film animation project for children which will culminate in the production of a fully animated film. The Tino Sehgal 2012 commission is part of The Unilever Series.
Summer at the National Theatre
National Theatre, June – October 2012
The National theatre is presenting two very special performances. Timon of Athens, as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, directed by Nicholas Hytner with Simon Russell Beale in the title role, will run from July to October; and The Last of the Haussmans, a new play by Stephen Beresford, directed by Howard Davies, will play at the Lyttelton Theatre from June to September.
Designed to Win
Design Museum, 25 July – 18 November 2012
This exhibition celebrates the ways in which design and sport are combined, pushing the limits of human endeavour to achieve victories of increasing significance and wonder. From the design of F1 cars to running shoes, racing bikes to carbon fibre javelins, the quest for enhanced performance and function is endless. By examining celebrated sporting moments and the sense of shared celebration and spectacle, the exhibition will look at, not just how design can influence sport, but also how sport has influenced design, art and culture.
Designers in Residence & This is Design
Design Museum, 29 August 2012 – 27 January 2013
The programme includes a series of events, offering designers the opportunity to interact and engage with the public, whilst using this platform as a test-bed for ideas, designs and innovations. Using key items from the collection, the display will also be supplemented with high-profile loans and new acquisitions.
David Nash at Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens, 9 June 2012 – 14 April 2013
David Nash, one of the UK’s most prolific sculptors, will produce and exhibit his work across the Gardens. The exhibition will open to members of the public, with sculptures, installations, drawings and films in place throughout the Gardens, glasshouses, and exhibition spaces. Nash will work at Kew on a ‘wood quarry’—the first he will have done in ten years, creating new pieces for the exhibition using trees from the Gardens that have come to the end of their natural life.