Illuminations Series Returns To London With A Bag Full Of Treats
Looking forward to the chilly Autumnal nights of late October – early November, dear readers? Come on, just imagine pulling on that woolly hat and winter coat – look out of your window at the blazing sun and imagine putting on all those extra layers and… breaking out in a sweat yet at the thought? Well soon enough, as summers are wont to do, this will all come to a crashing end and we'll all be cold again. So what can we look forward to in the autumn?
Well certainly the Illuminations Series of Explorations in Music, Film and Arts is one thing. This is the fifth time the event will be visiting London, following three sell-out runs and previously hosting performances from world-renowned artists Chromatics, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, James Holden, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sebastian Tellier, Shabazz Palaces, Fabio Frizzi, John Wizards, Mø, Liars and How To Dress Well.
Events will be taking place in several venues all over the city including the British Library, Village Underground, the Prince Charles Cinema and the Oval Space, and will be including film screenings and art instillations as well as musical performances.
Highlights will include:
Daniel Lopatin promoting his new album on Warp records with an A/V set at Village Underground on November 8th.
Zola Jesus with her industrial, gothic pop at Islington Assembly Hall on November 7th.
Brooklyn based transcendental black metal band Liturgy casting Halloween vibes over the Dome on October 30th alongside British noiserockers Three Trapped Tigers.
The Prince Charles Cinema showing Orion – an award-winning film about the life of an entertainer thought to be the spirit of Elvis, followed by a Q&A with the director and a very special Elvis impersonator performance (um, wow!)
There will also be a New Jersey progressive punk band called Titus Andronicus on Bonfire night at Village Underground (5th November), playing a unique show featuring songs from their forthcoming album – the 29-track rock opera 'The Most Lamentable Tragedy'.