Why are you still sitting down?

Hold on to your seats, (and then quickly get up) there are quite a few things happening this week …

LONDON

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion

6–29 July 2012 at the V&A Museum

Free admission!!! (This is what we like to hear!)

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion, led by the British Fashion Council/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation and in partnership with the Mayor of London, brings together the UK’s most prestigious fashion designers to collaborate with Britain’s leading visual artists on specially commissioned works of art as part of the London 2012 Festival. The collaborations include an audio track by Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk, a full body running suit by Giles Deacon and Jeremy Deller, and a digital work by Mary Katrantzou and Mark Titchner. ‘Life’ by Jonathan Saunders and Jess Flood-Paddock evolved over experimental sessions during which one of Saunders’s jumpers, thrown over a printmaking plate, created a variety of shapes for a series of screenprints. ‘Celestial Bonnet’ by Stephen Jones and Cerith Wyn Evans comprises five glowing rings of tiny LEDs orbiting a headband, a nod to the five Olympic rings. The work will be suspended over a low podium, enabling visitors to experience ‘wearing’ the hovering piece.

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BELFAST

Feeling foolish? Then this, our friends, is exactly for you!

Festival of Fools

TODAY! (12 Jul 2012) from 12pm

Free!!! (yes! again!)

http://www.foolsfestival.com

The Festival of Fools will be bringing some of the favourite artists from the past couple of years back into Belfast for 10 special performances over the course of an afternoon. Artists include Haggis & Charlie; Ramshacklicious; the Magilligans; Big Rory; Dansko Gida; and the Afrikan Warriors.

 As well as street theatre, 2012 will see a food market at City Hall Lawns. The shops will also be opening up for business 12-4.30pm. So join in what promises to be a fun festival in an afternoon!

More details on this event and the Sunday Treats season at www.foolsfestival.com

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DUBLIN

Catch the end of 10daysindublin which runs until 14th July.

“10 Days in Dublin is a multidisciplinary, open-format, arts festival. This means that the festival includes all types of art or performance: music, comedy, theatre, film, painting, sculpture, you name it. We’re run as a not-for-profit venture, and most of our staff work on a fully voluntary basis. We want to provide a platform for all sorts of artists to show their work in Dublin, and we want you to be a part of it.

This year’s 10 Days in Dublin features a strengthened music programme. Highlights include Bouts, Robotnik, Matthew Halpin Trio, Donal Dineen, Spilly Walker, Girl Band, The Cloud Castle Lake Orchestra, Dublin Piano Recital, Patrick Kelleher and His Cold Dead Hands, Trinity Orchestra performing Dark Side of the Moon, Niwel Tsumbu and Tujacques. Like last year, all gigs are €10 or under.”

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Event overload??? Never, ever let us hear you say you’ve nothing to do …

Obviously we can’t get to ALL of these ourselves … So will you be our handsome and pretty eyes and ears? If you get to go to any of these, let us hear all the gossip.

have fun!

handsome and pretty

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