Arts & Culture
Something’s been happening with theatre lately. The shift started with Kevin Spacey’s direction at the Old Vic, moved on with the cult following of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, Wayne McGregor and Mark Ronson’s ballet last year blew traditionalism sky high with its avant-garde take on the classic form. Now more than ever, the stage has been gaining some street cred.
For years now we’ve been saying we need to check out Art Basel, so when we got the call that a good friend was doing an event this year, we decided that the time was nigh. What we expected: events with art. What we got: a typhoon of events (#SoBe stress), with some remarkable art that’s left a lasting impression. Here are our highlights.
When to party? What to see? Where to watch? Who to cheer? Questions, questions, and the only answer we have is to get smart and get organised. And not just with transport. If you want to make the most of London for the next two weeks, a detailed timetable is necessary – cultural offerings, sporting events, visiting the Olympic Park to see Anish Kapoor’s sculpture, AND partying. Good luck!
Jubilee here, Jubilee there, Jubilee everywhere. From Union Jack underwear and limited edition Marmite (Ma’amite, nice), to hundreds of afternoon tea parties and Fortnum Mason’s inclusion of Heinz Baked Beans on their menu, it seems like everybody’s cashing in on Queenie’s diamond anniversary. Here are UJ’s pickings for the big weekend. One more thing – corgi paraphernalia is a must.