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Frieze London 2019

Frieze London, Regent’s Park, 3–6 October 2019 Frieze Sculpture will also be on display in the English Gardens, from 3 July to 6 October 2019, featuring more 23 international artists. Frieze London returns to Regent’s Park from 3-6 October to present the best of international contemporary art by emerging and established artists, alongside a dynamic programme of newly [...]

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Agrippina at the Royal Opera House

Agrippina 23 September—11 October 2019 Royal Opera House Joyce DiDonato as the ultimate political operator, Agrippina, heads a specialist cast in Handel’s early operatic success. Agrippina is the ultimate political operator – outrageous and blatant in her pursuit of power. In the title role, Joyce DiDonato heads a specialist cast in Handel’s early operatic success, a [...]

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Long Yu make their First Appearance at the BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall - Prom 57: Mozart, Rachmaninov & Qigang Chen. (Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 6 September) The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Long Yu make their first appearance at the Proms. They are joined by Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with [...]

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Robert Carsen’s Rinaldo at Glyndebourne

Rinaldo - Robert Carsen’s witty and irreverent production comes roaring back to the stage with a brand new cast. A magical battle of wits and wills ensues between Rinaldo’s Crusaders and the Saracen army, as the fate not just of two lovers but two nations hangs in the balance. Carsen’s exuberant schoolroom staging is well on [...]

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s 140th Anniversary Year

The Year of 2019 has marked the beginning of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s 140th Anniversary Year. The last 140 Years has been a legend that keeps spinning for more than three centuries, a story of Orchestra’s integration with the city of Shanghai, a story that has taken roots and blossomed in China. For the past [...]

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Two of South Africa’s Leading Art Institutions to host Largest William Kentridge Exhibition in Africa

The largest exhibition to be held in Africa in over a decade by internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge is set to open in Cape Town in August. The major exhibition of his work will be hosted simultaneously in two parts by the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) and Norval Foundation, opening 24 [...]

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Tate Modern presents the first major retrospective of visual activist Zanele Muholi in the UK

Tate Modern presents the first major retrospective of visual activist Zanele Muholi in the UK Born in South Africa, Muholi came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that sought to envision black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives beyond deviance or victimhood. Muholi’s work challenges hetero-patriarchal ideologies and representations, presenting the [...]

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Karl Lagerfeld’s “Karl For Ever” Memorial in Paris

During the Paris leg of Men’s fashion month, industry insiders and celebrities alike came together to honor the memory of Karl Lagerfeld, the late legendary designer best known for heading up creative direction at the fashion houses of Chanel and Fendi. Lagerfeld passed away in February at the age of 85. The “Karl For Ever” memorial [...]

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Gateways’ released on Deutsche Grammophon on 28 June Long Yu | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra | Maxim Vengerov

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra may be China’s oldest, but it is marking its 140th anniversary with a thrilling new beginning. Recently signed to Deutsche Grammophon, the SSO and Music Director Long Yu are launching a series of albums featuring works by major Chinese composers. Gateways, the first album, will be released on 28 June 2019 [...]

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China’s Premier Classical Ensemble at Edinburgh International Festival

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is China’s premier classical ensemble – and an orchestra of global stature. Now in its 140th anniversary year, it has toured the world extensively, praised universally for its immense energy, colour and focus. The Orchestra’s Music Director Long Yu is a major force in Chinese music – as founder and director […]

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The Light in the Piazza comes to London

This summer the six-time Tony Award winning musical The Light In The Piazza comes to Royal Festival Hall. Set in Florence during the summer of 1953, this heart-wrenching love story invites us into the world of Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara, played by four-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Renée Fleming and film and [...]

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WISH Africa Expo, a Showcase of Pan-Africanism

Olympia London is delighted to welcome WISH Africa Expo, a showcase of Pan-Africanism. The two day, multi-industry conference showcasing the best of Africa in Architecture, Technology, Art, Fashion, Food and Drink as well as Travel. Discover educational cultural installations, commercial sales spaces showcasing premium African goods; plus panel discussions by renowned industry experts. WISH Africa is a [...]

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The 58th Venice Biennale

The 58th Venice Biennale opens to the public on May 11th and runs until November 24, 2019. Taking over the city with its cacophony of installations and exhibitions that play with space and the senses, and ponder curator Ralph Rugoff’s title, ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’.

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Glyndebourne Announces 2019 Programme

Highlights over the next year include our first production of Berlioz’s thrilling ‘dramatic legend’ La damnation de Faust, an exciting new staging of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Glyndebourne’s first production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Spring of 2019 sees the world premiere of Agreed on Glyndebourne’s stage. Written by Howard Moody and directed by Simon Iorio it tells a story [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation is proud to continue its support of the 2019 International Opera Awards and announces its sponsorship of the award for New Production of the Year

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to continue its support of the 2019 International Opera Awards and announces its sponsorship of the award for New Production of the Year. The International Opera Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in opera around the world. The aims of the Awards are to raise the profile of […]

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KT Wong Foundation announces sponsorship for the award for New Production of the Year at the 2019 International Opera Awards.

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to continue its support of the 2019 International Opera Awards and announces its sponsorship of the award for New Production of the Year. The International Opera Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in opera around the world. The aims of the Awards are to raise the profile of [...]

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William Kentridge: Let Us Try For Once

Marian Goodman Gallery New York is delighted to present William Kentridge’s Let Us Try for Once opening March 1st, an exhibition of new film, drawings and sculpture related to three major performance projects from the past two years. These include the epic The Head & the Load, a theatrical tour de force co-composed by Philip [...]

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Lady Linda Wong Davies delighted to receive the HURUN REPORT Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK CHINA Cultural Relations 2019

Lady Linda Wong Davies delighted to receive the HURUN REPORT Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK CHINA Cultural Relations 2019. Established in 1999 by Rupert Hoogewerf, the ‘godfather’ of the China Rich List, today Hurun Report is widely recognised as the foremost authority in tracking the rapid changes amongst China’s high net worth individuals.  Some of [...]

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Akhnaten returns to ENO

Phelim McDermott‘s Olivier Award-winning production of Philip Glass‘s Akhnaten returns to ENO for its first revival, following its sell-out run in 2016. Akhnaten is a mesmerising work whose text draws on ancient hymns, prayers and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian. The opera’s unique mood will transport you to the ancient world through music [...]

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Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Lady Linda Wong Davies’ personal highlights of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair! Positioned as the leading art fair in Africa, ICTAF 2019 includes the foremost galleries from South Africa, the African continent, and abroad. Investec Cape Town Art Fair is the largest art fair on the African continent, showing cutting edge contemporary art. The […]

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