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.
Design and architecture
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.
The Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Rona Fairhead CBE, joined Sir John Sorrell CBE and Professor Eric Yim at the London Design Biennale to launch the UK's partnership with Hong Kong's Business of Design Week 2019 (BODW). Baroness Fairhead spoke at the event on 18 September during the London Design Biennale 2018 at Somerset House.
The GREAT Britain Campaign is supporting Hay Festival in Segovia – the biggest literature event in Spain – which takes place 20–23 September 2018. It will highlight the two country's shared love of literature and promote partnerships between British and Spanish creative industries.
The activity is part of a wider campaign across Europe which aims to shine a light on the UK’s strengths and partnerships to European audiences.
British authors and artists taking part in the festival programme include:
Theatres Trust Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive will take place on Tuesday 16 October at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, exploring how changing artistic, business and operating models in the theatre sector are impacting on how we build, adapt and run theatres.
Through a mixture of inspiring plenaries and lively breakout sessions, the conference will look at how we can ensure our theatres remain viable in challenging economic times and how we can continue to invest in renewal of our theatre infrastructure.
Stephenson's Rocket, long stationed at London's Science Museum and part of its collection, will now remain in the North of England after its display as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.
The iconic feat of locomotive engineering was bult in Newcastle in 1829, and its homecoming for the Great Exhibition of the North earlier this year – the first time in 150 years – was seen as a huge highlight of the programme. It has helped increase visitors to the Discover Museum in Newcastle by over 100% on 2017.
Serpentine Galleries has published a video interview with Frida Escobedo, the designer of the Serpentine Pavilion 2018.
The Mexican architect and designer describes the Pavilion and the thoughts behind the design choices, influences and artistic ambition.
You can enjoy the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 until the 7 October 2018. The Serpentine's first Pavilion outside of the UK was opened on 30 May in the WF Central development in Beijing and can be seen until 31 October 2018.
The panel deciding the winning design for the UK Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai has been announced, with the 11 experts in their fields looking for a design concept that will create the most original, inspiring and memorable visitor experience possible. The winner will be announced later in 2018.