Highlights of what’s going on this week.
Elephants after Cake Sunday Trim; photo from www.chelseafringe.com/
New This Week
Chelsea Fringe Festival 21st May – 12th June
The fifth Chelsea Fringe runs for three weeks starting on Saturday 21st May. Billing itself as ‘The Alternative Garden Festival’ it runs separately to the RHS Chelsea Festival and was set up to “[…] celebrate all the community and guerrilla gardening going on, and also to encourage links between gardens and art, literature, music, cookery, history, crafts and ecology.” The festival is held at various locations in the UK and beyond.
With nearly 500 stunning exhibitions across the county, Oxfordshire artists and crafts people have an opportunity to exhibit their work, talk about their craft and offer demonstrations. The Festival offers a wide variety of media including painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, glass, mosaics, jewellery and much more. 7th – 30th May.
Grayson Perry: All Man
Artist Greyson Perry’s documentary is exploration of masculinity.
The first of this three-part Channel Four series can be found here.
The Grinning Man
The Bristol Old Vic is the UK’s oldest working theatre, having opened in 1766. The programme to celebrate their 250th anniversary features shows from each century of the theatre’s life, including this weird and wonderful new musical based on Victor Hugo’s ‘The Man Who Laughs’.