As you indulge in our annual dosing of British culture at the 2008 installment of the British Television Advertising Awards (There are still some tickets available, but they are going FAST!), it seems a propos to mention yet another British invasion that will be gracing our doorsteps in the coming months.
The Walker launches a four-part series UK Performance Now! bringing the latest in British talent live to the Twin Cities. UK Performance Now! includes Tim Crouch (art gallery tour with a heart) January 22-24, Ray Lee (original music and sound environment) February 19-21, Gary Stevens (British comedy with very few words) March 18&20-21, and Hoipolloi Theatre (play/lessons on life and death) May 28-30. Be sure to catch these performances in the British Television Advertising Awards off-months to fill the void left until next December when the British (Television) invasion returns.
Also of note is the Elizabeth Peyton exhibition opening in February. She may be an american, but many of her works focus on figures from British Pop Culture. She’s painted portraits of everyone from Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) to Liam Gallagher (Oasis.) The preview party for the exhibition on February 13th should be smashing!