October Events in London – a month of arty inspiration!
There is always so much to do and see in London, and through the Ecora blog we want to keep you updated on the events that are getting us off our seat and in the midst of the madness! This month we have two particular events that we are really looking forward to.
Firstly, we love the fun idea of The Big Draw, the world's biggest drawing festival. Taking place nationwide throughout the month of October, museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, schools and parks all play host to a variety of events encouraging people of all ages to discover how drawing can connect them with their surroundings and communities.
London institutions like the British Museum, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wellcome Collection, the British Library and Discover children's centre are all hosting events, so take your pick from these great London locations and get your Van Gogh on!
Over 1,000 organisations take part in the UK, with another 15 countries participating too. Hosted by the Campaign for Drawing charity, they aim to eradicate the mindset "I can't draw" – which we love! Embrace your personal talent we say!
And if that event ignites your artistic side, this month also sees a major new exhibition from living legend Tracey Emin, one of the most colourful, controversial and well-known of the YBAs (Young British Artists) of the 1990s.
From 8 October – 16 November , Tracey Emin presents 'The Last Great Adventure is You', at White Cube Bermondsey, and in a break from previous provocative work, this exhibition is expected to be largely reflective and a somewhat pensive collection.
Including bronze sculptures, gouaches, paintings, large-scale embroideries and neon works, the exhibition is a culmination of a number of years gradual development – with some paintings being layered continually over several years. "The work is about rites of passage, of time and age, and the simple realisation that we are always alone," Tracey Emin said in July 2014.
We for one wouldn’t miss it for the world!