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LCC recommends: Things to do in London in August

Site and Subject
Site and Subject
Image: James Campion, Time for You, 2017. oil and copper leaf on canvas
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07 August 2018

Every month we ask our community of staff and students to suggest events, exhibitions and more going on in Elephant & Castle and beyond.

From a photography exhibition at the Barbican recommended by our Programme Director for Photography to a community garden event at the nearby Elephant Park, find out the recommended things to do in London this August…

Exhibitions to visit:


Site and Subject

Camberwell Space  – until 17 August 2018

A group exhibition displaying new and recent work by four alumni of Camberwell College of Arts; James Campion, Giorgia Castiglioni, Marcus Dobbs and Kate Howard. This exhibition includes work in a range of media including painting, photography, moving image, sculpture and digital.

Find out more about Site and Subject

Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship: A Photography Double Bill

Art Gallery, Barbican Centre

A double bill of exhibitions featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship. “The brilliant Dorothea Lange’s Depression era photographs including those she shot for the Farm Security Administration in the 1930’s, including a whole room devoted to her iconic Migrant Mother portrait. And a long overdue solo show of the British documentary photographer Vanessa Winship – one of the most important contemporary documentary photographers working at the moment.”  recommends Christopher Stewart, Programme Director Photography.

Find out more about Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship: A Photography Double Bill

Think and Pray for Me

Camberwell Space – 28 August until 7 September 2018

A solo exhibition of new works by Rosie Grace Ward, the culmination of a year-long residency at Vanguard Court Studios. “Think And Pray For Me draws from a phrase used by politicians and public figures to offer condolences after public loss of life.

Find out more about Think and Pray for Me

Events to visit:


Letterheads 2018: London Calling

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf

This summer, signwriters and lettering professionals from five continents will congregate behind the OXO Tower for London’s first ever Letterheads ‘meet’. The event is open to everyone, with a feast of visual treats in the free public areas.

Find out more about Letterheads 2018: London Calling

Little Elephant Grow & Cook

Elephant Park

Ever wondered when and how our everyday plants become our everyday meals? Join Walworth Garden and Jusplay teams for an info-packed, hands-on workshop to learn about growing and cooking fresh seasonal produce – free and open to all.

Find out more about Little Elephant Grow & Cook

Things to watch:




Australian comic Hannah Gadsby reshapes standard stand-up by pairing punchlines with personal revelations on gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil – “everyone should see Nanette, ideally without reading anything about it beforehand” recommends LCC Senior Marketing Coordinator, James Carey.

Find out more about Nanette

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