With World Cup Rugby at fever pitch for England fans, all eyes are on Japan for its upcoming sports and cultural events. British Council is leading on the UK in JAPAN 19–20 season, a year-long programme of cultural and education-focused events and activities in both Japan and the UK which provides opportunities for British and Japanese organisations.
Frieze London this year marks the 17th edition of the annual art fair and will truly bring the world of visual arts together in one place on 3-6 October. It welcomes more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, a record in international participation since its inception in 2003.
The annual London Design Festival sees a huge programme of design-focused exhibitions taking place at the V&A and across the capital in a variety of spaces.
Highlights in 2019 include:
Collate is a digital art exhibition celebrating contemporary illustration and typography, taking place at Business of Design Week in Hong Kong on 2–7 December 2019 in the heart of Wan Chai district.
Artists, designers and studios can now submit their work for consideration. Work can be submitted until 19 November 2019.
The criteria is:
Radar Sofia and Drama Pact are offering the chance for a theatremaker to spend time in Sofia meeting theatre operators for future partnerships and joint projects.
The open call is for playwrights, dramaturges, performers and theatremakers who are about to start work or are already working on a project that will benefit from a creative stay in Sofia, draw from its local area, involve Bulgarian theatre makers or could benefit the area / could be presented in Sofia in the future. The terms are:
Manchester International Festival will take over the city centre of one of the UK's most creative and inspiring places with a vast programme of the best in UK and international arts, collaboration and curation.
The lineup, which takes place 4-23 July, is a daring selection of diverse works, including world premieres and unique collaborations.
The Royal Exchange, with the aid of the Oglesby Charitable Trust, has developed a new pop-up theatre for Manchester residents to make and share theatre, as well as see Royal Exchange Performances in their own areas.
The Den, created by Haworth Tompkins, will visit areas of Manchester as part of the Royal Exchange's long-running community programme, Local Exchange. The theatre will be constructed and operated by residents in each community becoming its ushers, door staff, technical team and audience.
For 2019 Shubbak has commissioned a number of mobile installations for different locations across London.
Bricklab, the designers of the first Saudi pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale create a new pop-up sculpture especially for Shubbak. 22 brightly coloured units equalling in number the 22 states of the Arab League are arranged in different constellations to offer new viewpoints of geographies, nations and the power to imagine other realities. No unit can stand on its own, but has to be grafted onto others.
Following the extensive Liverpool 2018 programme, celebrating ten years since being named European Capital of Culture in 2008 and suupported by the Culture Diary and the GREAT Britain Campaign, organiser Culture Liverpool has been named the UK's top events organiser at the prestigious Global Eventex Awards.
Eventex published its All-Stars Index on 15 May 2019, featuring a ranking of 30 organisations based on their performance in crafting effective, innovative events over the past three years. Read the full index here.
The 17th annual London Design Festival takes place 14–22 September 2019 at V&A where curated collections of displays and installations and the Global Design Forum will showcase innovative, breathtaking British design. Various locations in the city will also play host to signature projects.
Design Districts, Landmark Projects, Festival Commissions and other special projects are the key attractions throught the city and this year's are: