From March 11th till August 11th in 2019 there will be a fantastic exhibition in Tate Britain focusing on Vincent van Gogh and how he was influenced and inspired by Britain, and how he influenced British artists.
If you visit this exhibition in Tate Britain, you will be able to see more than 40 Vincent van Gogh works on display. Some of the works to be portrayed are Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhône andL’Arlésienne. There will also be two pictures on display that he made while being a patient at the Saint-Paul Asylum (At Eternity’s Gate and Prisoners Exercising).
Did you know that Van Gogh lived in England for several years? He enjoyed reading the novels of Charles Dickens.
The picture above is one of the Van Gogh paintings you can see if you visit this temporary exhibition in Tate Britain.
From October 18th until January 27th (2019), you can see some spectacular photos on display in the National Portrait Gallery in London. They are part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, a leading international competition celebrating the best of portrait photography from around the world.
The pictures on display are all taking part in the competition, and here you can see pictures made by professional photographers, but also photos made by amateurs. Some are prepared a long time beforehand, while other pictures are more impulsive pictures made to catch the moment.
More than 75 pictures will be on display, and among the pictures, you can find the winner picture which was awarded 15,000 GBP. Some of the pictures have never been displayed publicly before, while other pictures have been seen here and there. Not only can you see the pictures, but you can also get to know the stories behind the works.
If you are a fan of photography and extraordinary photos, this is an exhibition for you!
The entrance fee to the exhibition is 5 GBP, and it is well worth it.
The National Gallery in London is one of the best art galleries in the world. Another fantastic gallery is the Courtauld Gallery in London, but it is closed for renovation work at the moment. So, what better to do with some of the pictures from the Courtauld Gallery in this period, than to let them be on display in the National Gallery in London?
Since the start of September 2018, the exhibition “Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne” has been on display in the National Gallery. It will be there until January 19th in 2019, so you still have some months left to visit the exhibition if it sounds interesting.
It is the first time since 1948 that the National Gallery will portray important Impressionist paintings from the Courtauld Gallery, and who knows when it will happen again. If you visit the exhibition you will discover more than 40 works from Daumier to Bonnard.
Visitors will also get more knowledge about Samuel Courtauld, and get an understanding of his vision, taste, and motivation for selecting the images he selected.
Cézanne’s Card Players and Man with a Pipe
Some of the most famous paintings that will be on display from the Courtauld Gallery are Cézanne’s Card Players and Man with a Pipe, Toulouse-Lautrec’s Jane Avril in the Entrance to the Moulin Rouge, Renoir’s La Loge, Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and Seurat’s Young Woman Powdering Herself.
There will be pictures from the National Gallery displayed next to the pictures from the Courtauld Gallery.
Since this is a temporary exhibition an entrance fee of 7,5 GBP has to be paid. Most parts of the National Gallery is free to visit, but temporary exhibitions such as this one are not free to visit.
London is an amazing city all year around, but if you come to London in December, make sure to check out some of the Christmas markets!
Christmas market tourism is booming, and there are millions of people traveling late November and throughout December every year to visit such markets all across Europe. Some of the most popular cities to visit in this period are Prague, Strasbourg, Krakow, Copenhagen, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, and lots of others. But, one should not forget about London as you plan your Christmas market trip in 2018.
London is a giant city, so it cannot compete with the Christmas feeling in for example Vienna. But, there are some amazing Christmas markets and areas that you definitely should visit as you come to London in the Christmas market period.
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
The most famous of all the Christmas markets in London is located in Hyde Park. This is called Winter Wonderland, and it truly is a wonderland in this period. Here you can find lots of programs for kids and adults, and brand new in 2018 are programs like Peter Pan on Ice, Teletubbies Christmas Show, Ice Sculpting Workshops, The Enchanted Forest in The Magical Ice Kingdom and also something called The Comedy Club. These are only the newcomers in the area. Following the success of earlier years you can enjoy the fantastic ice rink in the area, a circus, a giant Ferris Wheel and, of course, shopping possibilities for those hungry, thirsty or looking for a nice souvenir.
Winder Wonderland 2018 dates: November 23rd, 2018 – January 6th, 2019
Would you like to visit a more traditional Christmas market instead? Check out this one.
Christmas market at Southbank Centre
There is a more traditional Christmas market located at Southbank Centre. This is a place where you can buy souvenirs, eat, and drink, and it is much easier to visit than the Winter Wonderland. Why? It has no entrance fee. The Winter Wonderland is an expensive experience as all the activities you do there cost money. So, if you would rather just walk around at a traditional market and spend money when you actually buy something, then the Southbank Centre Christmas market in London might be what you are looking for.
Southbank Centre 2018 Christmas market dates: December 8th, 2018 – January 9th, 2019
There will be even more Christmas markets in London besides these. We will update the article later when we get more information about other markets and their dates. If you read this article on Steemit, make sure to check the original article linked to, as the article cannot be updated one week after it has been published.