MONOPOLES: an exhibition about art and physics

Space and time bend. Intuition falters. What do we really know? Monopoles is a weekend of exhibitions, talks and performances featuring cutting edge physics alongside award-winning art, film, poetry and music. Monopoles brings the search for the magnetic monopole at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN) into a Bermondsey art space. The weekend will open with […]

Space Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall

A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond, with lights, lasers and fireworks. Including works by Holst, Strauss and John Williams – perhaps the greatest film composer of all time and winner of over 40 prestigious awards, including 5 Oscars. Over the decades their music has accompanied us on epic […]

Why Music? ‘Round up

With the help of the audience, presenters Tom Service and Sarah Walker and ‘Why Music?’ resident experts Victoria Williamson and Philip Ball look back over the weekend and discuss its highlights and discoveries. Speakers and performers Tom Service, broadcaster and author Sarah Walker, musician, writer and broadcaster Victoria Williamson, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow for Music at the […]

Why Music? The Descent of Language

According to Darwin, the origins of verbal communication lie in a musical ‘protolanguage’, in which speech and song were one. The Descent of Language is a playful exploration of this ancestry and the unexpected ways it is revealed in everyday experience. Performed by vocal ensemble The Clerks and including audience participation, the programme features new […]