The season of autumn has arrived, and it brings with it many new activities for you to take part in. The Wellcome Collection is hosting a free exhibition called Replacing Medicine Now which starts on the 5th of September and ends in autumn next year. This exhibition takes a fresh approach to health, science, art, medicine and explores what it means to be human. It draws on different perspectives and personal stories from artists, activists, clinicians and researchers to challenge how we think about ourselves, each other and the world around us. The event is organised thematically, and exhibits vary from a DNA sequencer smaller than an iPhone to a Friendship Bench which takes counselling outside the clinic. How would you like to see our medical services evolve?
For those of you who are looking to take a break from your healthy eating regime and want something exciting to tantalise your taste buds, then head straight to the London Wing Fest. This festival is a celebration of the chicken wing and is inspired by the National Buffalo Wing Festival that’s held annually in New York. It takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 7th and 8th of September and brings together 35 of the capital’s best poultry purveyors in an attempt to find the best buffalo wing. Visitors will be able to sample the various varieties of wings and vote for their favourite. There will be games which include ‘chilli beer pong’ and foosball, along with BBQ demonstrations. Is your mouth watering just thinking about chicken wings?
Ballet lovers are in for a treat this month as the Astana Ballet group are putting on an eclectic performance at the Linbury Theatre on the 12th, 13th and 14th. This group is part of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s leading ballet company and will perform four one-act ballets. Lover Fear Loss is inspired by the life and music of French singer Edith Piaf, Salome is a biblical story based on Oscar Wilde’s play, A Fuego Lento describes the anxiety and emotion felt in the first flush of love and The Heritage of the Great Steppe is the company’s signature piece featuring female dancers in traditional costume and Kazakh folk dance choreography. This charming show will have you swooning in your seats!