6th May, 2004
Exhibitions and Other Events at the
National (Summer 2004)
Stage by Stage, a permanent exhibition on the National's history
is in the Olivier Circle, plus a changing programme throughout the year.
Mysteries: Paintings by Ewa Gargulinska
Ends 10th July
Polish artist Ewa Gargulinska interchanges the abstract and figurative
in unpredictable, yet powerful, combinations.
2nd June-17th July
Ianthe Ruthven's photographs of the Atlantic Wall bring together two
of the techniques she has developed over the course of her career:
architectural interiors and multiple images of landscape. To commemorate
the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings, these striking images
of German military installations reveal how time and nature have transformed
the menacing structures of the Thousand Year Reich into objects of
The Rolling Stones: An Unseen Diary
19th July-21st August
Photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes provide an intimate record
of what was, at the time, the largest rock and roll tour ever mounted:
the infamous 1975 'Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas'. Presented
in association with the Getty Images Gallery.
100 Years - 100 Puppets
26th July-28th August
A travelling exhibition from the Puppet Collection of the Hungarian
Theatre Museum. It includes examples of 19th century puppets from
the Hincz family, as well as rare cubist marionettes by Sándor
A Tóth. Presented in London as part of Magyar Magic - Hungary
in Focus 2004.
Ralph Koltai: Designer for the Stage
2nd September-2nd October
A retrospective of the theatre designer's distinguished career. This
exhibition has been seen around the world, and for this showing, Koltai,
in his 80th year, also looks forward, with a selection of collage
sculptures inspired by the interpretation of landscape.
Watch This Space
18th June - 21st August
The National's annual free outdoor summer fiesta of the finest street
theatre, music and entertainment. Music every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Saturday at 6.15pm; international street theatre every Thursday
and Friday at 1.15pm and 6.15pm and on Saturdays at 1.15pm and 5.00pm;
and late night spectaculars or cinema projections on Saturday evenings.
Highlights include New Zealand group WAI (21 July), Ghanaian high-life
musician Abdul Raheem (26 June) and the return of Polish troupe Teatr
Biuro Podrózy (10th July) with their critically acclaimed show
Carmen Funebre - a powerful evocation of the horror of war.
Events are free and unticketed.
Watch This Space is sponsored by Bloomberg for the fourth year
Free Live Music
Catch the best in jazz, folk, world music and more in the Djanogly
Concert Pitch in the main foyer, before evening performances and Saturday
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