Arts & Culture Events in London for August 2022

Ugo Arinzeh

July 21, 2022
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Top Arts & Culture Events

London is filled with incredible things to do each and every month, so here is my guide to what you can get up to as the summer comes to an end this August. In this list, I share some of the top Arts & Culture events you can attend in London this June.

Top London Arts & Culture Events in London – August 2022

1. Enjoy an immersive experience at the “Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience” in Canada Water. The exhibition shows the life and work of these incredible Mexican artists. It will project over 300 paintings and portraits for you to view during the 1.5 hour visit. Open from 21st July – 27th September.

2. Visit the National Gallery in Trafalgar square to view the “Picasso Ingres: Face to Face” free exhibition. While it only features two paintings, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ 1856 masterpiece ‘Madame Moitessier’, and Pablo Picasso’s 1932 riff on it, ‘Woman With a Book’, this mini-exhibition is well worth a visit as a part of your tour of the gallery. Until 9th October.

3. Discover what the future could look like at the “Our Time on Earth” exhibition at The Curve at The Barbican Centre. It looks at the changing conversations and ideas around the climate crisis through an immersive, interactive and digital collection, exploring different ways of living in harmony with our planet. Until 29 August

4. Be an integral part of the changing collections at the Museum of the Home’s “Re:Collect” exhibition. The curators at this unique museum in London area asking for your help to peek behind the museum curtain, and for the chance to have your voice heard in this innovative project. You can view and take part in Re:Collect for free, at the end of the Rooms Through Time, until 31st August 2022

5. Discover black artists who mash together folklore, myth, science fiction and spiritual traditions at the Hayward Gallery’s “In the Black Fantastic” exhibition. Expect immersive film installations, scupltures, paintings and photos by artists include Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Chris Ofili and Kara Walker, all using fantasy to twist historical ideas into powerful, politically charged new shapes. Until 18th September.

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