SARA SHAKEEL’S SUPPER
Award-winning visual artist Sara Shakeel’s new exhibition is set to sparkle at the Peninsula’s NOW Gallery. The Great Supper is Shakeel’s most ambitious project to date and her first UK exhibition. Having gained notoriety for ‘breaking the internet’ multiple times on Instagram via her works, the dentist-turned-artist is renowned for conveying human emotions through striking and stylish collage works. The Great Supper will see Shakeel transform the gallery space into a three-dimensional theatrical banqueting scene saturated with glass crystals. May 15 – 23 June 23 at the Gateway Pavilions, SE10 0SQ. nowgallery.co.uk
Join in a free masterclass with some of the finest and most celebrated musicians in the world of opera working at close quarters with Trinity Laban students. Open for anyone wanting to see learning in action. The Jette Parker Young Artists of the Royal Opera House masterclass is at Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ. May 16 at 2:30pm. Admission: free, booking required.
MAKE A TOSTI
A concert featuring songs by the “Italian Schubert” and music teacher to Queen Victoria’s children Francesco Paolo Tosti. Curated by Trinity Laban professor Dominic Natoli, the evening showcases the talents of some of the school’s male student singers, supported by one of our piano quartets. May 17 at 7:30pm. Admission: £10/£5 concession.
SATIRE AND SULLIVAN
The Ferrier Operative Society is bringing Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical show Ruddigore to Eltham. A comedic take on the Victorian melodrama genre, Ruddigore or the Witch’s Curse, is a comic opera.
Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Road, SE9 5TG.
May 16-18 at 7:30pm-10:15pm and a 2:30pm matinee on May 18.
Admission: £14/£12 concession. www.ferrieroperatic.co.uk
There’s a range of free activities for over 50s throughout May. Take part in walking football, seated chair exercises, table tennis, tea and coffee. Active 50 for the local community is on the first and third Friday of the month from 10am-12 noon. Admission: free. Open to everyone in the local community at Long Lane JFC Kidbrooke Playing Fields Dursley Road, SE3 8PB.
For more information
call 020 8856 1051.