The 24 Hour Plays

The 24 Hour Plays

The 24 Hour Plays nurtures theatrical talent by putting a select group of young theatre-makers together to create vibrant new work that challenges their creativity.

Animated Encounters, Film Festival Review, Bristol

Animated Encounters, Film Festival Review, Bristol

Animated Encounters 2012, Bristol, has once again provided a welcome platform from which to fully appreciate the electrifying potential of animation. The festival ran from 18 until 23 September.

Interview: Artistic Director of SACRED: Francis Alexander, Chelsea Theatre, London

Interview: Artistic Director of SACRED: Francis Alexander, Chelsea Theatre, London

SACRED, Chelsea Theatre’s exploration of live art and contemporary performance launches in October for an exciting new season. SACRED will run throughout the year until July 2013.

The Nour Festival of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African Arts and Culture, London

The Nour Festival of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African Arts and Culture, London

The Nour Festival will be celebrating contemporary arts and culture from across the Middle East and North Africa, from 1 October. It will be a borough-wide event based in Kensington and Chelsea.

Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Unexpected Guest

Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Unexpected Guest

Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Unexpected Guest, is opens tomorrow, 15 September and will run until 25 November. Curated by Sally Tallant, it is the largest contemporary festival in the UK.

Lindsay Seers: Nowhere Less Now, London

Lindsay Seers: Nowhere Less Now, London

Conceived specially for an arresting 19th century corrugated iron chapel in Kilburn, known as The Tin Tabernacle, Nowhere Less Now is British artist Lindsay Seers’ ambitious new installation.

Alice Anderson: From Dance To Sculpture, Riflemaker, Frieze Art Fair

Alice Anderson: From Dance To Sculpture, Riflemaker, Frieze Art Fair

Alice Anderson returns to Riflemaker after two years for a special Frieze show: From Dance to Sculpture, a geometric room installation that will transform the entire space into a labyrinth of metal rods.

Festival Materiais Diversos 2012: Portugal In Brazil, Brazil In Portugal

Festival Materiais Diversos 2012: Portugal In Brazil, Brazil In Portugal

IFestival Materiais Diversos makes its first stopover in Brazil. 13 Portuguese artists and nine Brazilian artists bring body, movement, dramaturgy and music to Alcanena, Minde and Torres Novas.

Aesthetica Art Prize: One Week Left

Aesthetica Art Prize: One Week Left

Over the past five years, Aesthetica has consistently supported and championed artists working in all mediums. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories. Entries close 31 August.

Benedict Andrews’ New Production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters

Benedict Andrews’ New Production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters

From 8th September to 13th October, the Young Vic presents Benedict Andrews’ new production of Chekhov’s masterpiece of disaster, deception, self-sacrifice and heartbreak Three Sisters.

London Is The Place For Me, Tricycle Theatre, London

London Is The Place For Me, Tricycle Theatre, London

To celebrate 50 years of political independence for Trinidad and Tobago, literature producer Melanie Abrahams and composer Dominique Le Gendre have teamed up to stage a free festival.

Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT at Serpentine Gallery, London

Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT at Serpentine Gallery, London

John Lennon once described Yoko Ono as “the worlds most famous unknown artist”. 40 years later, her work is undoubtedly more familiar to the world but for some there still remains an air of detachment.

Edinburgh Art Festival Picks

Edinburgh Art Festival Picks

The ninth Edinburgh Art Festival launches today with major exhibitions by leading international artists. Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest annual festival dedicated to visual art.

Unrestricted Movement

Unrestricted Movement

A new exhibition demonstrates Merce Cunningham’s concept of movement in space and explores his relationship with art and other artists.

Tino Sehgal: These Associations, Tate

Tino Sehgal: These Associations, Tate

Many of the works produced for the Tate’s Turbine Hall commission, The Unilever Series, have considered and contributed to this setting, not least Olafur Eliasson’s famous The Weather Project.

The Tanks: Art in Action at Tate Modern, London

The Tanks: Art in Action at Tate Modern, London

Upon descending the grey, scarred slope of the Turbine Hall, a new and unfamiliar opening in the wall reveals itself to the right. This is the entrance to a previously hidden set of underground chambers.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Installation & Performance Showcase

Aesthetica Art Prize: Installation & Performance Showcase

We celebrate the visual arts in all forms and that’s why the Aesthetica Art Prize welcomes entries from artists working in all mediums. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories.

Preview of The 18th Biennale Of Sydney: Opens Tomorrow

Preview of The 18th Biennale Of Sydney: Opens Tomorrow

The Biennale of Sydney plays a central role in the visual arts in Australia and connecting artists from around the world. It’s 18th edition opens tomorrow, unveiling the work of 100 artists.

Interview with Nigel Walker, Curator of Creation Fine Arts, Beverley

Interview with Nigel Walker, Curator of Creation Fine Arts, Beverley

Creation Fine Arts is a brand new art gallery in Beverley, East Yorkshire, showcasing the work of talented artists from the local area and around the globe. Aesthetica spoke to Curator, Nigel Walker.

Obsession at Louis Vuitton Maison, New Bond Street

Obsession at Louis Vuitton Maison, New Bond Street

Collaborations between fashion houses and the art world are nothing new. Unlike some of the commercial tie-ins we witness today, everyone is a winner when these spheres work creatively together.

We Face Forward: Contemporary Art and Music from West Africa

We Face Forward: Contemporary Art and Music from West Africa

We Face Forward is a season of art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester’s galleries, museums, music venues and public spaces, as part of London 2012 Festival.

HowTheLightGetsIn, The Philosophy and Music Festival at Hay

HowTheLightGetsIn, The Philosophy and Music Festival at Hay

HowTheLightGetsIn, the philosophy and music festival, offers an intellectually rigorous programme of innovative and inspirational debate, alongside live performances from world-class musicians.

Coney: House of Cards

Coney: House of Cards

Tassos Stevens, co-director of London-based theatre organisation Coney, discusses their latest project, House of Cards, and the transformative nature of theatre for today’s audience.

The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne Festival 2012

The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne Festival 2012

Glyndebourne Opera Festival, held in the grounds of the Sussex country house that gives it its name, is steeped in tradition. It was founded by Sir John Christie and his wife, Audrey Mildmay.

Interview with Dancer and Choreographer Noé Soulier

Interview with Dancer and Choreographer Noé Soulier

Noé Soulier’s credentials are impressive and he seems to have a knack for doing two things time. Soulier won first prize at the Danse Élargie with Little Perceptions whilst studying for his BA in Philosophy.

Daniel Linehan: Zombie Aporia, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells

Daniel Linehan: Zombie Aporia, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells

Zombie means living and dead. Aporia means logical contraction. The title of choreographer and performer Daniel Linehan’s work is a hybrid of two words that have never been joined together.

Simplicity & Nonsense

Simplicity & Nonsense

Acclaimed visual artist, David Shrigley, brings his popular characters to life in Pass the Spoon, a collaboration with Nicholas Bone and David Fennessy.

A Return to Childhood

A Return to Childhood

Puppet theatre is often associated with children’s theatre but can the dark honesty offered by inanimate objects connect with an adult audience?

Expression through Dance

Expression through Dance

The Pompidou Centre stages a new exhibition detailing the place of dance in art history and its influence on visual arts.

Crunch: The Art and Music Festival, Hay-on-Wye

Crunch: The Art and Music Festival, Hay-on-Wye

The 4th edition of Crunch: the Art and Music Festival at Hay promises to be an extravaganza of contemporary art, talks and debates, new music, comedy and cabaret. Entitled Awake in the Universe.

onedotzero presents adventures in motion festival, BFI Southbank

onedotzero presents adventures in motion festival, BFI Southbank

onedotzero isn’t just one of the leading authorities in digital arts, they are one of our favourites, so when we heard that their adventures in motion festival was to return to BFI, we were more than excited.

Unidentified Discontent

Unidentified Discontent

In October 2011, Edward Bond’s seminal play Saved returned to London for the first time since 1984, provoking questions about the nature of violence in our society.

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts presents Re-Triptych as part of the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival, bringing the sentiments of Asia to the West.

Relinquishing Control

Relinquishing Control

Acclaimed American director, Robert Wilson, presents The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic in a new interpretation of the artist’s life and work.

The Crucible: York Theatre Royal, Finishes Saturday 28 May – Don’t Miss It

The Crucible: York Theatre Royal, Finishes Saturday 28 May – Don’t Miss It

Review by Grace Henderson Exposed, enclosed, surrounded – in Arthur Miller’s classic but timelessly terrifying drama The Crucible, no protagonist escapes these feelings. Set in…

The Interaction between Classical Music, Theatre and Film: Michel van der Aa, Barbican, London

Review by Nathan Breeze Touring six major European culture halls, Liebestod was a cross-genre performance by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta exploring the interaction between Classical Music…

An Intimate Performance

An Intimate Performance

Battersea Arts Centre brings people closer to theatre with the One-on-One Festival, exploring the relationships between audience and performer.

Improvised Theatre

Improvised Theatre

Improvisational theatre and performance has experienced widespread popularity on TV and radio, but to what extent do props and visuals inform performance?

Inconvenient Spoof

Inconvenient Spoof

A new theatre company challenges the idea of a cultural hierarchy and aspires to make work that is intelligent and provocative without being exclusive.

The Thrill of It All

The Thrill of It All

Forced Entertainment’s reconciles the conflict between performer and performance, using movement and sound to reveal the rusted mechanics of theatre.