Art in London
One of the three big London art fairs in the capital during Frieze Week, Moniker Art Fair shows the international scope of street art and beyond. For its 10th edition Moniker takes up residence in the Old Truman Brewery, a 30,000 square foot space which makes it the largest contemporary art fair with its roots in urban culture. There's room for 40 gallery stands from the likes of Stolen Space, RISE and Jealous Gallery here in the UK as well as international galleries like Thinkspace Gallery from California, Station16 Gallery from Montreal and Gallery Itinerrance from France. While Frieze showcases established names, Moniker champions emerging talent.
Thursday (private view) 5:00p.m.- 9:00p.m., Friday 12noon-9:00p.m., Saturday 11:00a.m.-7:00p.m., Sunday 11:00a.m.- 6:00p.m.
Celebrating London as the gateway to international design, the 16th London Design Festival takes in sectors as diverse as fashion, architecture, retail, typography, photography and textiles in an ambitious city-wide project. With participation by the V&A, Somerset House and the Design Museum, the city is divided into eight design districts - there are hubs in Brompton, Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Islington, Queens Park and Shoreditch. Events vary from product launches in tiny boutiques to massive trade shows including design junction and 100% Design.
Exploring themes of voyaging, place-making and encounter, Oceania marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, founded in 1768, the same year Captain James Cook set sail on his first expedition from Plymouth on the Endeavour. The first major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the United Kingdom, this ambitious exhibition celebrates the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, encompassing the vast South Pacific region from New Guinea to Easter Island, Hawaii to New Zealand and bringing together exceptional works from the ancient past through to the present day.
Saturday - Thursday 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.; Friday 10:00a.m. – 10:00p.m.
Superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In this exhibition Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives, the Science Museum reveals humanity's response to the threat of antibiotic resistance at the microscopic, human and global levels. You'll see twelve real bacteria colonies, including one of the earliest superbugs, as well as Penicillium mould recently grown from original samples used by Alexander Fleming in the discovery of penicillin. A display of 14,000 pills illustrates the two-year treatment needed to combat superbug TB while Komodo dragon blood, Icelandic fjords and Brazilian leafcutter ants could provide alternative solutions to the superbug.
10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. | Late opening 6:45p.m. -10:00p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month
For marathoners in the city during this period; don’t forget to pack your running shoes along. But first, don’t forget to sign up for The Royal Parks Half Marathon. The event sees 16,000 runners passing through four of central London's best loved parks, an iconic stretch of the Thames and some of the capital's most famous landmarks. It’s a manageable run at 13.1 miles, starting and finishing in a wonderfully autumnal Hyde Park.