Thanks again for reading my newsletter. This month’s issue is jam packed with the best art and culture I’ve experienced in London, Brighton and online.
There wasn’t an October issue because I was well and truly involved with performing a work in progress of my theatre show Head Set. It was the first time putting it in front of a live audience. It’s been in the making for years and like everyone else in my industry the live shows had been rescheduled and rescheduled and rescheduled. Well I’m pleased (and relieved) to say it went down well. One person even said it was my best show yet, so that bodes well. Keep in touch if you want to know about its future life.
Comedian Whitney Cummings said “for art to imitate life you’ve got to have a life” art will just imitate art if all you do is work. It’s true. So, Mitch and I took two weeks off work. I couldn’t be bothered with the faff of going away so we stayed here and took it in turns to choose what we did each day. My days were full of art, friends, art. Mitch’s days were pub, walk, pub. I’m going to share with you the best and worst art things we did. I will save the pubs and walks for another time.
Ocean at the End of the Lane at the National Theatre, on until 14th May 22. I’m a huge fan Neil Gaiman’s incredible University of the Arts acceptance speech.
The posh galleries on Cork Street and the streets surrounding it. It’s free entry and you get to glimpse into this exclusive world of high art, incredible buildings and top of the range hand sanitiser. If you can only go to one thing on my list go and see Ron Mueck at Ropec on until 27th November.
Helen Levitt’s street photography is on at The Photographers Gallery – it’s free to go on Friday evenings and it’s quiet. It’s on until 13th February.
Yoko Ono’s Mend Piece is on until 2nd January
LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art is a brilliant digital art exhibition but watch out its full of annoying twats only there to use the digital art as an Instagram backdrop. It ruined the experience for me. It’s on until 18th December at 180 The Strand. Whilst you are there see if you can get into Wes Anderson’s French Dispatch exhibition but be quick it ends on 17th November.
Avoid the utter bollocks Van Goch Immersive Experience, it’s terrible, crap photocopies, a projector and a VR experience that you have to pay extra for. Save your £25 and watch this film that is made completely from oil painting.
Catch comedian’s Esther Manito’s “Not all Men” when it goes on tour. My prediction is she’s about to get big.
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Thanks for reading. Vic xx
Top image sculpture by Ron Mueck. Bottom image photograph by Helen Levitt
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