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Meet in the Architecture Room, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us in the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room to hear from the recipients of the Turkishceramics Grand Prize for Architecture and the British Institution Award for Students.
Free with exhibition entry, no booking required.
Meet at the main reception of 6 Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people facing barriers accessing the art world to share their practice with others.
Free, no booking required.
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Over the last 20 years there has been an unprecedented expansion in the number of museums. There are now over 2,600 museums in the UK, five times as many as there were 100 years ago. But do we need so many and is it sustainable? How can they remain relevant and appeal to new diverse audiences?
£16, £10 concessions
Join Andy Stanton for an hour of joyous nonsense as he talks about the multi award-winning ‘Mr Gum’ series, as well as his new book, ‘Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity’.
£10, £5 concessions
Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre Rupert Goold and playwright James Graham come together to talk about making theatre that is inspired by real and recent events and their shared ambition to make theatre more accessible.
Asif Kapadia, Dreda Say Mitchell and Bob and Roberta Smith RA take a look at how class has shaped and influenced their creative output.
Novels targeting young adults (YA) famously tackle difficult issues and big themes including drugs, underage sex and racism. In this panel event, three leading authors examine the genre of the YA novel and its wide-ranging territory.
£12, £8 concessions
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
In conversation with broadcaster and journalist Alex Clark, Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri discusses his latest artistic collaboration with Rosemarie Clunie and reads excerpts.
Akram Khan, one of the most respected dance artists working in the UK today talks about his lifelong passion for dance, the power of storytelling and the joys and challenges of creative collaboration.
£20, £12 concessions
Thomas Heatherwick, Founder of Heatherwick Studio, will talk about a number of the studio’s past and present projects. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with RA Head of Architecture, Kate Goodwin.
Come and exchange ideas with three leading Royal Academicians, as they field questions from the audience on issues of art, culture and creativity. The panel will be chaired by the RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow.