Things to do in London this week
What to do and see in London this week, 24th September to 1st October 2014: the coolest cultural current events from Lindsay Lohan to new menswear
1. A-LIST ALERT: Speed the Plow
Lindsay Lohan stars in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow (she forgot her lines in preview, fingers crossed for official opening night….).
2. FILM FESTIVAL: BFI London
The annual movie shindig kicks off on 3rd October, offering treats including The Imitation Game, Mr Turner and Godard’s Adieu au Langage.
3. AUTHORS TALK: Caitlin Moran, Kate Mosse, Clare Balding
The best-selling writers are in conversation at Cadogan Hall to launch Tesco’s e-book service Blinkbox.
4. CLASSICAL HIGHLIGHT: Rachmaninoff: Inside Out
Jurowski, the Philharmonic Orchestra and virtuoso Alexander Ghindin take on Rachmaninoff.
5. FASHION Private White VC
Brand new women’s and menswear flagship store for the fashion house helmed by Nick Ashley (son of Laura).
6. POP UP: House of Peroni
Italian food, drink, architecture, design and culture in general in a Georgian house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
7. THEATRE FESTIVAL: Fun Palaces
Inspired by Joan Littlewood’s fusing of arts and science, audience and actors, fun palaces are a nationwide movement organizors are calling ‘laboratories of fun’ and ‘universities of the streets’.
8. CONTEMPORARY ART: Tracey Emin
White Cube hosts Emin’s first new show in five years, a cross-media exhibition drawn, characteristically, from her own life.
9. POP: Karen O
Indie rock legend Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is set to bring her dazzling live show to London’s Bush Hall.
10. DANCE: Shadows of War
The Birmingham Royal Ballet end their stint at Sadler's Wells with a triple bill dwelling on the nature of war, featuring choreographers who have shaped the face of British ballet.