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Just around the corner Five more artists will be supported to develop and make new work, using dedicated space and facilities at Four Corners. The gallery opens from 10am until 6pm, Monday to Saturday. see below Ice cool Canary Wharf ice rink will be open until February 28, 2015. see below Out & About News in brief Fathom exhibition A ROMAN Road film and photography centre is set to open an exhibition featuring work produced by its artists in residence. Four Corners hosts Fathom 14 from Friday, November 21. New works by Gayle Chong Kwan, Laura Napier, Will Jennings, Tessa Power and Anna Sherbany all feature. FATHOM 14, at Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, E2, runs until January 31 next year. The gallery opens from 10am until 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Coogan film Q&A A SPECIAL Q and A screening featuring Steve Coogan, Hugh Grant and Rich Peppiatt is set to take place at Genesis cinema next month. The event will follow a screening of the recently released film One Rogue Reporter, which centres on modern journalism in the aftermath of the phone hacking scandal. One Rogue Reporter shows at Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel on Thursday, December 11. Tickets are £7. For more information about the film see www.oncerogue reporter.com. Park Christmas FESTIVE fun for the whole family is being laid on during a weekend of activities next month at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Taking place on December 13 and 14, it includes atmospheric performances of Fairytales After Dark by Skewbald Theatre company. Other attractions include Christmas choirs, Yule Tide Yoga and Christmas Capoeira. A programme is also being developed at ArcelorMittal Orbit. It will include drinks after dark, while Santa and some live reindeer will offer plenty of picture opportunities for children. For more information about the park, see www.queen elizabetholympicpark.co.uk or call 0800 072 2110. Lifting the lid on Hamlet Acclaimed Tom Stoppard play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at The Space theatre BY JAMES MARTIN A UNIQUE t a ke o n Hamlet, William Shakespeare’s most famous work, is being brought to the stage on the Isle of Dogs next month. Sir Tom Stoppard’s acclaimed work Rosenc rant z a n d Guildenstern are Dead is being adapted by The Space theatre for a short run, opening on December 3. The absurdist tragicomedy – which was first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966 – gives a behind the curtain view into the world of Hamlet. In the story, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are employed by King Claudius to attempt to talk sense into his troubled nephew. As the Bard’s tale goes on, the pair are sucked into a world of blood, death and rhetoric as events start to spiral out of control. The play won its writer instant fame on the theatre circuit after its publication, before Performers rehearsing for their short run at The Space going on to become an Englishsyllabus stalwart. Stoppard, 77, who was knighted in 1997 also co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love and in 2013 took the PEN/Pinter Prize. Workspace Productions are behind this adaptation at The Space, a theatre that counts Sir Ian McKellen among its patrons. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead runs at The Space, 269 Westferry Road, from December 4-6. The play starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10/£8 – E14 residents can get half-price entry. To find out more, email info@space.org.uk CANARY Wharf’s ice rink once again opened for the winter – and played host to a new world record at the same time. The rink, in Canada Square Park, features London’s only skate path – a passage which snakes through fairy-lit trees and around Big Blue, a sculpture by British designer Ron Arad. A restaurant and pop up bar, Q on Ice, also feature at the centre. It will be open until February 28 next year. During the launch night – Thursday, November 6 – entertainers Snake Fervor and Chivaree Circus blazed a record-breaking trail, while performing the Human Fire Torch routine. The group broke the record for the most lit fire torches attached to a performer simultaneously, with 50. Tickets for the ice rink can be purchased at icerinkcanarywharf.com Exhibition at the library A SHOWCASE of artwork created in response to the heritage collections at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives is going on display before touring the borough’s Idea Stores. Local disabled-led arts groups have helped to create Out of the Box, an exhibition launching on December 3 at the library at 277 Bancroft Road, E1. The launch date coincides with the United Nations’ International Day of Disabled People. Participants have been inspired to create works ranging from sculptures and cushions, to drawings and poems. Out of the Box runs from Wednesday, December 3 until January 29. In February, it goes to Cubitt Town and Bethnal Green Libraries. For more details visit www.outoftheboxproject.org Prize painting or the work of a child? Take a punt at anonymous sale CAN you tell the difference between the doodle of a prize-winning artist and the work of a child? Anyone who thinks they can is invited to put their money where their mouth is at an exhibition and sale of artwork by famous artists, celebrities and schoolchildren. The anonymous sale is being hosted by community arts charity Stitches in Time, to raise money for its training programme, Fabricworks, which teaches unemployed women tailoring skills and helps them find employment. Visitors can browse the artwork and purchase anything that takes their fancy, including paintings and drawings by local people as well as works by professional artists. It takes place at Winter Makers market at Old Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, on November 28, 29 and 30. Only after the exhibition ends will those who have bought artwork be told the identity of its creator. Stitches in Time project manager Katie Adkins said: “Will you invest in the valuable work of a Turner Prize winner, or that of an amateur?” For further information visit www.stichesintime. org.uk or call 7987 6164. 17 – 23 NOVEMBER 2014 N E W S F R O M T O WER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 21


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