English National Opera (ENO) has announced their casts for their 2018 ENO Studio Live productions, Acis and Galatea and Paul Bunyan. ENO Studio Live forms part of ENO Outside which takes ENO’s work to arts-engaged audiences that may not have considered opera before, presenting the immense power of opera in more intimate studio and theatre environments.
Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident
10 - 29 April, Omnibus Theatre
Tarun Jasani's new play is a historical re-imagining, inspired by the real-life experiences of Gauhar Jaan, one of India's most renowned singing and dancing sensations. The story, interwoven with scandal, intrigue and invention, follows the journey of engineer Fredrick Gaisberg as he makes his way across India to record her beautiful voice.
London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has announced its 2018/19 season starting on 16 September 2018 with a new British commission presented by Sir Simon Rattle from composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle under the title New Music Britain.
More details on the season include:
Collating for the first time some of the most recognisable and wearable designs of the last century, T-Shirt: Cult - Culture - Subversion provides a unique insight into the historical and cultural influence of the most ubiquitous, affordable and popular garment of the last 100 years.
Liverpool has announced the first round of cultural activity taking place in 2018 for their celebration of ten years since the city was made European Capital of Culture.
Ahead of the official launch of the first half of the programme on 11 January 2018, a number of high-profile events and four artistic seasons have been revealed. These include:
Official statistics released on 30 November 2017 reveal that the UK Creative Industries added £91.8 billion to the country's economy in 2016, around £10.5m per hour. The contribution of the sector rose by 7.6 per cent, twice the average growth across the economy by Gross Added Value, and now make up 5.3% of the UK economy.
In six years, the Creative Industries subsectors have increased their economic contribution by 44.8 per cent. The highest growth areas included:
Opening night of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be screened live into cinemas around the world on Tuesday 5 December at 7.15pm.
A firm family favourite with Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing score, a Christmas tree that magically grows, a battle between toy soldiers and an Army of Mice, and the famous role of the Sugar Plum Fairy danced by Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb with her Prince, Principal dancer Steven McRae, this event presented by Darcey Bussell is not to be missed.
A new Centre for Music will become the home of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and will be designed by the architects of New York's High Line, a park built on a repurposed rail line in the centre of Manhattan.
The Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) studio – with UK architects (Sheppard Robson) and theatre consultants (Charcoalblue), and Japanese acoustics experts (Nagata Acoustics) – will build upon the site of the Museum of London at London Wall.
The 'Tourism Vision for London' and this year’s Autumn Season were launched on the evening of 31 August 2017 by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at an event at the Natural History Museum.
The 28th Toyota Classics will see the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (RPCO) performing for charities across South East Asia on 10 October to 4 November 2017. Tour dates are now on the Culture Diary.