6 exciting ways to spend your February
As it’s a leap year you have a whole extra day to enjoy February this year, giving you even more reason to get lots of interesting dates in your diary. Here’s a selection to inspire you.
Painting by the Thames: Swan Upping at Cookham
Don’t miss the chance to see Swan Upping at Cookham while it’s back home. On loan from the Tate, Stanley Spencer’s masterpiece is the focal point of this nostalgic exhibition, which is a vivid celebration of the 100th anniversary of the painting’s completion. It’s showcased alongside other works inspired by the Thames, including one rarely seen in public.
Stanley Spencer Gallery, High St, Cookham, SL6 9SJ
+44 (0)1628 531 092
Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Uncle Vanya promises to be another smash hit from the team behind Jerusalem and The River. Anton Chekhov’s stunning story of thwarted passion and frustrated ambition is directed by Ian Rickson and stars British legend Toby Jones in the titular role and Richard Armitage as the brooding doctor Astrov.
Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN
+44 (0)844 871 7615
Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again
I Will Greet the Sun Again is the largest exhibition of Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s prolific career to date. Through hundreds of works, visitors are immersed in Neshat’s poetic worlds and their themes of identity and exile. Contemplate more than 230 photographs, eight video installations, and four galleries of works never before seen in the US.
The Broad, 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 213 232 6200
Acclaimed Israeli conductor Eliahu Inbal is taking to the stage of La Scala for three hotly anticipated performances as part of the theatre’s symphonic season. The internationally renowned conductor leads the Filarmonica della Scala in a rendition of Anton Bruckner’s work of soaring ambition and immeasurable emotion, Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major.
Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan
+39 02 7200 3744
Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World
Architect, artist, visionary, pioneer of 20th century design: Charlotte Perriand was all those things and more, and this exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton aims to showcase and celebrate all her facets. Marking the 20th anniversary of her passing, Inventing a New World is both a tribute to the artist and a call to look to the future through her eyes.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 69 96 00
Bacon, Freud and the School of London
The Chiostro del Bramante is hosting a sweeping exhibition dedicated to Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and some of the biggest names to emerge from the British capital, including artists Kossoff, Auerbach and Rego. Over 70 years of works exploring the human condition are on display in this star-studded show, on loan from the Tate.
Chiostro del Bramante, Arco della Pace 5, 00186 Rome
+39 06 6880 9035
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