What’s on Friday 6th April, 2012 – Events in London

National Gallery

Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude

14th Mar – 5th June 2012  •  National Gallery, LondonJ W Turner was a huge admirer of the Italian artist Claude's landscapes. Two of Turner's most famous paintings were even left to the gallery on the proviso that they were hung between two of his pictures. This exhibition …more
Sweeney Todd at Adelphi Theatre

Pick“Sweeney Todd” — with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton

10th Mar – 22nd Sept 2012  •  Adelphi Theatre, LondonMichael Ball and Imelda Staunton will be starring in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd", which tells the tale of Sweeney Todd's return to London after years of imprisonment. His quest for retribution takes in the …more
National Gallery

FreeTitian’s “Diana and Callisto”

1st Mar – 1st July 2012  •  National Gallery, LondonThis special exhibition celebrates the National Gallery's acquisition of Titian's "Diana and Callisto". Its companion painting "Diana and Actaeon" was purchased in 2009, and the pair have now been reunited in Room 1. …more
Tate Modern

Alighiero Boetti exhibition — Tate Modern

28th Feb – 27th May 2012  •  Tate Modern, LondonAlighiero Boetti was one of the most influential Italian artists of the 20th-century. As a key member of the Arte Povera group he sought radical new ways to use simple materials like stamps, pens and magazine covers. Later …more
Hayward Gallery

Jeremy Deller: Joy In People

22nd Feb – 13th May 2012  •  Hayward Gallery, LondonAs a former Turner Prize winner, Jeremy Deller has become hugely influential in the world of contemporary art. This exhibition will survey the breadth of his career, and provide an overview of his work so far. It will …more
All New People at Duke of York’s Theatre

All New People

22nd Feb – 28th April 2012  •  Duke of York’s Theatre, London"All New People" tells the story of Charlie, who has retreated to Long Beach Island for the winter. With his life in a rut, his little hideaway escape plan is ruined a motley parade of misfits who turn up and darken the …more
Courtauld Gallery

CheapMondrian || Nicholson: In Parallel

16th Feb – 20th May 2012  •  Courtauld Gallery, LondonThe Courtauld Gallery is putting on a special exhibition which follows the friendship that developed between Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson -- two of the leading forces of abstract art. Using major paintings and reliefs …more
Tate Britain

Pick“Picasso and Britain” exhibition

15th Feb – 15th July 2012  •  Tate Britain, London"Picasso and Britain" will explore the artist's lifelong connections with this country. The exhibition will consist of 150 works charting Picasso's rise in Britain, tracing the ways in which his work was exhibited and …more
Hay Fever at Noël Coward Theatre

Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever”

9th Feb – 2nd June 2012  •  Noël Coward Theatre, London"Hay Fever" is set in the country house of Judith Bliss - a recently retired star of the London stage. When members of the Bliss family start inviting a guest to stay the weekend, none of them tell the others that they're …more
National Portrait Gallery

PickLucian Freud’s Portraits

9th Feb – 27th May 2012  •  National Portrait Gallery, LondonThis major new exhibition will focus on Lucian Freud's portraits -- a central theme throughout his career. It will be divided into broad themes from particular periods. For example, paintings of Freud's lovers, close …more
Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama exhibition

9th Feb – 5th June 2012  •  Tate Modern, LondonYayoi Kusama is probably best-known for her repeating dot patterns. Since 1977 this intriguing artist has spent much of her life living in a psychiatric institution, and her work has been touched by obsession and a desire …more
Recruiting Officer at Donmar Warehouse

“The Recruiting Officer” — Donmar Warehouse

9th Feb – 14th April 2012  •  Donmar Warehouse, London"The Recruiting Officer" is an exploration of love, lustiness and victory -- in battle and in the bedroom. Captain Plume is given the job of recuiting men for the King's army, and tempts them with the promise of money, …more
 

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