It's that time of year where the streets are suddenly filled throughout the day with young people, released from their studies until September. Make the most of the family-friendly events available, including constructive, creative workshops, as well as a bit of fun (Olympic Park Duck Race, anyone?)
If you are otherwise trapped in the office, wishing it was you with endless summer days, make sure you make the most of evening events coming up, and breakfast talks if you can negotiate a late start.
This week's Friday night Late at IF_DO's pavilion pavilion at Dulwich Picture House is all about wanderlust. Inspired by works by Sargent, currently on display, there will be immersive drawing rooms, roaming story-tellers, and plenty of travel-provoking wonders to bring out the travel-bug in all.
Set-design is one of the more enviable branches of alternative architectural paths, and on this three-day youth workshop, students will be able to work at 1:1 scale, whilst learning their craft. Blending spatial creative design and potential narratives, this is a wonderful way to show not only the creativity 'behind-the-scenes' but to show the alternative applications of spatial and architectural thought.
This week, there is a breakfast talk from Grimshaw's Andrew Whalley and journalist Pamela Buxton, which explores 'instuction-based art' within the architectural world. Reflecting on the practice's submission in the RA Summer Show, this talk (and indeed their contribution) focuses on showing the 'backstage' areas of architecture through x-ray visualisation.
Grayson Perry is credited with being "one of the most astute commentators on contemporary society and culture", and this exhibition intends to prove this. Many may remember the documentary from last year (Grayson Perry: Divided Britain, Channel 4) which used ideas contributed via social media to create a piece which commented on the Brexit results. This piece, along with many others, forms part of this multi-media showcase.
This weekend, the V&A Museum of Childhood hold their annual Summer Festival. This day of festivity and showcase is an opportunity to get adults and children alike involved in the museum's work. From dance and music performances to face paints and food, this has enough to keep even the most inquisitive roaming mind occupied, and to interactively learn about the history of design and childhood.
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