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Seven projects focusing on improving the accessibility of theatres have been awarded a total of more than £100,000 by the Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme, in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation.
The brand new Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, the first new theatre in Brent for 39 years and set to open summer 2019, has announced the return of the National Theatre's War Horse to London from 18 October – 23 November 2019.
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a new, fully flexible 1,000–2,000 seat theatre being built inside the former X-Factor studios at Fountain Studios by award-winning Troubadour Theatres and will open with a summer 2019 programme to be announced soon.
Designs for the new 2,000-seat Centre for Music concert hall conceived by the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and London Symphony Orchestra have been revealed in a new video from architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Watch the video below.
SPARE PARTS, from 28 February to 12 May, is the second exhibition season from the new Science Gallery London at King’s College London in London Bridge. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration.
Business of Design Week (BODW) will be held in Hong Kong in late 2019 as a collaboration of Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and the Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom (DITUK).
BODW, Hong Kong Design Centre’s flagship programme is a world-class annual event celebrating design, innovation and brands. The 2019 event will see the return of the UK as the official partner country, after their initial and successful collaboration back in 2006.
Work has begun to develop an ambitious cultural and community programme as part of the massive Royal Docks regeneration scheme in east London.
The Royal Docks Enterprise Zone is a joint project between the Mayor of London, the London Borough of Newham, led by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). It has the potential to deliver 35,000 jobs, 4,000 new homes and more than £5 billion of inward investment by 2037/38.
An interactive sculpture providing an immersive experience of Disobedient AI and experimental knitwear featuring sensor-embedded yarns are some of the academic-artist collaborations on display as part of a new exhibition, King’s Artists – new thinking, new making, at King’s College London this October.
In three weeks in September 2018, the UK capital came alive with design and fashion as the London Design Biennale, Design and Fashion Week all showcased a wide variety of creative and commercial work.
British artist Es Devlin OBE will design the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, expected to be visited by 25 million people in 6 months from October 2020 to April 2021. Es Devlin was announced the winner on 27 September 2018.