The Alternative Guide to the Universe

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 26TH AUGUST 2013

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Dates:
11th June 2013 until 26th August 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
From Jun 11, Mon 12noon-6pm, Tue, Wed, Sun 10am-6pm, Thu-Sat 10am-9pm, ends Aug 26
 
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£11
 

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The Alternative Guide to the UniverseThe Hayward Gallery gives visitors an insight into 'outsiders' this summer with an exhibition of contemporary works in a variety of media created by artists who map cities of the future, inventors of new languages and architects who design imaginary technologies. The Alternative Guide to the Universe promises to prompt us to re-examine social and cultural conventions through art works which present a departure from traditional thinking. Prepare to enter a parallel universe.

 

About The Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council, is also responsible for National Touring exhibitions and for the Arts Council Collection, which it manages on behalf of the Arts Council of England. More about The Hayward Gallery

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The Alternative Guide to the Universe  Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space  

   
The Alternative Guide to the Universe - Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space

The Alternative Guide to the Universe Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space 

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Underground Stations

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £165  33% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
A simply unbeatable location for anyone who loves to keep themselves busy. London's County Hall is at the heart of the South Bank, surrounded by theatres, ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  32% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
The Savoy London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £251  40% off
Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
After one of the most ambitious restoration programmes in Britain, The Savoy was officially reopened in autumn 2010 by Prince Charles. Pierre Yves Rochon's three-year, £220-million ... More
 
 
 
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Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Last year saw London stage four revivals of Anton Checkov's Uncle Vanya and now 2014 welcomes another. Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky transfers his ...More
 
 
 
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Three Sisters
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Running concurrently with Uncle Vanya, Andrei Konchalovsky transfers his second Checkov adaptation to the Wyndham's Theatre. Highlighting the similarities between Checkov's two most celebrated plays, this ...More
 
 
 
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The Weir
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th January to 19th April 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Conor McPherson's drama transfers to London's West End in January 2014 following a hugely successful run at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. McPherson's The Weir ...More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
 
 
 
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The menu at Canteen reads like a comforting childhood reminiscence with some sophisticated bunting thrown on top. Devilled kidneys on toast, followed by an excellent slow-roast ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 16 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 18 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 

The Hayward Gallery events

 
Martin CreedMartin CreedMartin CreedHe got all the bells ringing in the country at the same time to launch the cultural Olympic celebration in 2012, and in 2014 the Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed is the subject of a major exhibition occupying both floors and the outdoor terraces of the Hayward Gallery. Some of Creed's earliest works from the 1990s are shown for the first ti17th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
The Hayward Gallery,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XZ
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Ongoing
Martin Creed
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES  29th January to 27th April 2014
VENUE  The Hayward Gallery 
He got all the bells ringing in the country at the same time to launch the cultural Olympic celebration in 2012, and in 2014 the Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed is the subject of a major exhibition occupying both floors and the outdoor terraces of the Hayward Gallery. Some of Creed's earliest works from the 1990s are shown for the first ti... More about this event
 
 

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Martin Creed
Martin Creed
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

The Hayward Gallery

He got all the bells ringing in the country at the same time to launch the cultural Olympic celebration in ...More

 
Tony Law: Nonsense Overdrive
Comedy | Until 19th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

"Imagine if Harry Potter was a Canadian non-wizard who writes very funny jokes with his big hands, that's Tony Law," ...More

Political Animal
Comedy | On 17th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

Political and topical humour from guest stand-ups Mark Steel, Jeremy Hardy, Joe Wells and MC Andy Zaltzman....More

Pull Out All The Stops - An Organ Celebration
Pull Out All The Stops - An Organ Celebration
Concerts | Until 7th June 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

Celebrating the complete restoration and return of the Royal Festival Hall's organ, the Southbank Centre is hosting Pull Out All ...More

 
Christy Moore With Declan Sinnott
Christy Moore With Declan Sinnott
Concerts | Until 18th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

Following sell-out performances in 2009, 2010 and 2012, Irish folk singer Christy Moore returns to the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival ...More

 
Jananne Al-Ani: Excavations
Exhibitions | Until 20th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

Photographs, films and videos by the London-based, Iraqi-born artist, exploring the landscape, archaeology and visual representation of the Middle East ...More

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles And Headdresses
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

A display featuring photographs by the Nigerian photographer, showcasing different styles and the meanings behind the hairstyles worn by his ...More

Candida Powell-Williams: Coade's Elixir: An Occupation
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

Sculptural installations and performances inspired by the history, mythology and physicality of the Southbank Centre's site, and the life of ...More

Friday Night Freakshow
Theatre | Until 27th June 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

EastEnd Cabaret's deviant diva Bernadette Byrne and half-moustachioed musician Victor Victoria host a dark and twisted night of burlesque and ...More

Rubbish: Theatre-Rites (Over 5s)
Theatre | Until 21st April 2014 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

Four inquisitive excavators explore the unexpected value of discarded objects....More

 
 
 
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