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Arts Exhibitions & Events – Artist and Empire

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Round up this week of the ‘must do’ arts, exhibitions and events.

AFTERHOURS: An Evening With Inua Ellams
26 November 2015, 20:00pm – 21:30pm
Free event but booking essential

Accompanied by Ghanaian-born multi-instrumentalist, composer and teacher TJ Owusu, Inua Ellams reads new verses inspired by the poetry of his childhood. He discusses the historical and cultural differences he discovered as he wrote, and celebrates the end of childhood.
To book specialedition
Southbank Centre – The Poetry LibrarySouthbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7960 4200
25 November 2015 – 10 April 2016
Tate Britain: Exhibition

In 21st century Britain, ‘empire’ is highly provocative. Its histories of war, conquest and slavery are difficult and painful to address but its legacy is everywhere and affects us all. The show raises questions about ownership, authorship and how the value and meanings of these diverse objects have changed through history, it also asks what they still mean to us today.

Adult £14.50 with donation £16.00
Concession £12.70 with donation £14.00
No booking fee for this exhibition
Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian)
Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12-18 years)
To book TateTickets

Yabba Yabba: An Evening With Judith Jacobs and Guests
29 November 2015 @ 7.30pm
The Dugdale Centre

Join actress Judith Jacob (Eastenders, Real McKoy) and friends for a good old chin wag! Special guests: Garth Crooks,  Vivian ‘Sugarlove’ Jones

Tickets £13.50
Call 0208-807 6680
The Dugdale Centre
39 London Road EN2 6DS

Visit Jimi Hendrix’s Mayfair Home
Handel & Hendrix in London
10 February 2016 Advanced booking available

The flat at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair is to open as a permanent museum for the public to visit from 10 February 2016.  The Mayfair apartment has undergone a £2.4m restoration with the help of money from the Heritage Lottery Fund and private donors.  Hendrix bought the third-floor flat in 1968 at a time when he was considering the next phase of his career and that summer he released his Electric Ladyland LP.

Tickets Adults £7.50 Children £3.00
To book Handel and Hendrix House  
0871 220 0260
Handel & Hendrix in London
25 Brook Street
Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7495 1685

West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song
The British Library
Fri 16 Oct 2015 – Tue 16 Feb 2016

An exhibition of literature and music – from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. It is a unique insight into a profound and engaging literary culture with centuries-old written heritage existing alongside ancient oral traditions.

Fascinating stories from the region’s 17 nations show how West Africans have harnessed the power of words to build societies, drive political movements, sustain religious belief and fight injustice.

Tickets £10.00
group discount available for groups of 6 or more buying full price tickets.
Inquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546

PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Opening times and visitor information

Charlie Phillips Exhibited at Simon Schama’s Face of Britain
16 September 2015 – 04 January 2016
National Portrait Gallery
NB: Evening with Charlie Phillips on 03 Decemeber 2015 6:30pm

The exhibition is a cross-period exploration of the history of Britain through portraiture. It focuses on the themes of Power, Love, Fame, Self and People.

Entry Free
Open daily 10:00-18:00
Thursday-Friday until 21:00
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
+44 (0) 20 7306 0055

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