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Wilton’s Music Hall: Britten In Brooklyn

SEEN is a devotee of Shadwell’s excellent Wilton’s Music Hall; a slice of Victorian entertainment history. So it is with keen anticipation that we look forward to Zoe Lewis’ Britten in Brooklyn.

It’s 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, and the bohemian lifestyle of Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee starts to unravel as the turmoil of World War II becomes all too real. Britten in Brooklyn follows the story of exiled national disgrace Britten as he grapples with the community’s uncertain future and his conflicted political ideals, which is hard when the constant parties, sordid affairs and a mysterious stranger named John Dunne keep getting in the way.

Based on true events and starring the peerless Sadie Frost, this is the world premiere of passionate and thought-provoking play, in the uniquely atmospheric setting of Wilton’s Music Hall for a limited season of 21 performances.

31st Aug – 17th Sept 2016
Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley
E1 8JB
T: 020 7702 2789

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.