The weekend is finally upon us and while many will be glued to the tv screen following the olympic action, there is still plently not to miss outside of the sports arena. Here's our pick of the best events over the coming days, whether it's great art of great food you're after, we've got something for everyone.
Another London, Tate Britain, London
With all eyes on London, why not explore another side of the capital. Bringing together 180 classic photographs shot between 1930 and 1980, Another London presents a view of the capital as a foreign city. Through this compelling collection of images, the complexity and diversity of this vast city is exposed, shedding light on the life beneath the surface of this buzzing metropolis. With the chance to see the work of Bill Brandt and Irving Penn, among others, Tate Britain's latest offering comes highly recommnded by us here at Rise Art.
Liz Lock: Hard Drive, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Liz Lock is a photographic artist living and working in Manchester. Over the years she has collected thousands of pictures. Some she has taken herself with a camera, others were found in family or strangers’ archives. Black and white photographs of zoo animals are interspersed with glamour model shots, and lapdancing-bar interiors are displayed alongside a desert scene. Head to the bar at Manchester's Cornerhouse to see her latest works.
For further details see the Rise Art events page.
Flat Iron, Upstairs at Owl and Pussycat, London
Taking it's name from the only dish on the menu, Flat Iron is the new pop up steak join housed above the Shoreditch watering hole Owl and Pussycat. Dedicated to 'new craft butchery, remarkable steak and cocktails' Flat Iron offers up simple quality fare such as dripping cooked chips and market greens, and the cocktails, courtesy of the London Cocktail Club go down pretty easily too. Flat Iron is only running until 28th August, so head down soon to avoid disappointment. It's also worth noting that they run a strictly no booking policy, so expect a bit of a wait on a Friday and Saturday night.
Celebration of Sport, Outside the White Cube, London
In support of the homeless charity CRISIS, celebration of sport is the first annual Outside the White Cube Exhibition. Featuring work from both established and emerging artists, this years selection of work includes Rise Art's very own Chris Shaw Hughes, whose monochrome cityscapes are a firm favourite among our members and curators. Olympic Stadium (Berlin 1936) is the work that impressed the judges enough to see Chris make the final selection.
Edinburgh Festival Finge, Various Locations, Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events.